It has now been several weeks since the premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. While organizing the Decked Out for Deathly Hallows Swap on Craftster, I decided to make a few mini-packages as thank you presents for my co-organizers, Pinkleo & Grace. Somehow I have lost the picture of the goodies I sent to pinkleo, who is a fellow Gryffindor, but I do have a shot of the items I sent to Grace, the brainy Ravenclaw. (Should have thought to ask Pinkleo to take a picture for me when her package arrived!)
Grace's package included a tissue pack for all those sad death scenes, an Excellence bracelet and earrings, Luna's Patronus Charm earrings, a button from the Harry Potter Alliance, a Ravenclaw bottle cap pendant, Deathly Hallows bottle cap magnet, and a Mad-Eye Moody leather bracelet. Everything was hand made, with the exception of the HPA buttonwhich was purchased on their website, and the Moody bracelet, which was purchased on Ebay.
While I was at it, I also made a mini-package for a wonderful craftster by the name of PirateColey, who defintely exemplifies the qualities of Hufflepuff house. She is constantly willing to go above and beyond in each swap to make sure her fellow swappers have an excellent experience. In this swap she even offered to drive to Canada to "smuggle" swap packages into the US during the Canada Post strike! Her package included a tissue pack, Badger bracelet and earrings, HPA button, Deathly Hallows bottlecap magnet, Hufflepuff House ring (a cute cake topper I found), and a Mad Eye Moody bracelet.