On Wednesday, I talked about Ravelry swaps in general.
Today, I want to share my most recent swap package!
This was a package for a Reducio swap. It’s a group where everyone makes miniature Harry Potter… things. The only requirements are that you send a miniature sock (in honor of Dobby), a miniature…something else, and the whole package has to fit in a small mailing envelope.
The ladies (and the few gents) of the Reducio group are all super sweet, kind and thoughtful (as well as giant nerds), which makes this swap a joy to participate in. You know your package will be well-received by your swapee (as well as the whole group when the pictures are posted).
This month’s swap theme was Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes! Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes is a fabulous joke shop in the Harry Potter Universe. So, I included a bunch of teeny versions of their merchandise:
A micro Pigmy-Puff (he’s about a half-inch long):
A “Patented Daydream Charm” (It’s actually a tiny paper diorama in an inch-wide tin):
And, of course, a miniature sock (it fits nicely on my pinky finger). I actually used my “Socks by the Numbers” pattern for this sock, but I used US0 needles and a Sock Number of 16!I loaded these little guys up with a few other tiny Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes projects into a little box (it’s about 4″ square and 1″ deep),Printed out an invoice,
And sent it on its way!
I’m tickled pink by all the little projects in my package- It makes me feel like a little kid making props for playing make-believe (except that Ive got better crafting skills than I did as a kid!).
Have you ever made silly stuff like this for a swap? What did you make?