While we are all waiting for the new illustrated HP (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), I got the British edition of Fantastic Beasts illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill. Olivia’s graphic style is very different from Jim Kay, but I think that can be attributed to the merits of the book. The edition turned out very atmospheric and even vintage. I really love it! And of course, I made the bookmark for it!
This time I chose the image of a small cute dragon:
Not sure that it can be classified. Newt Scamander would have accurately determined that guy, but for me it will quite come for the Antipodean Opaleye or even the Swedish Short-Snout.
It seems that the book now has a special Ravenclaw mood, but I don’t mind at all.
Recently I received my copy of the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and as always I’m thrilled with the beauty of Jim Kay’s work. This is my favorite book from the whole HP series and to have it in such a glorious format is a real magical happiness. I like a different vision of the characters by the artist, his attention to detail and stunning ingenuity.
And of course, I made a new thematic bookmark! I thought for a long time on what to stop. Or not, actually, I chose between a ginger cat and a black dog. I really-really like Hermione’s Crookshanks! 🙂 But eventually, I stopped at the Animagus form of Sirius Black. This guy is one of my favorite characters, and the Grim-like dog is a very symbolic for the Book 3 in general.
It is best to use felt to make a bookmark and ‘for Geminio’ you can use the following pattern:
That’s what I got as a result
And as always, let’s look inside the book!
The title of Style Icon undoubtedly goes to Professor Trelawney!
Yeah, it is an excellent illustrated edition like all the previous ones!
The other bookmarks you can find here and here. And here is a great recipe for yummy pumpkin juice!
Do you like ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ and its retellings as I do? This fairy tale was collected and recorded by the Norwegian folklorists, Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe. They published it around 1845 in one of their first collections of tales. ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ had been previously popular in Scandinavian countries and then gained popularity in the United Kingdom and United States after the first English translation. It was also included by Andrew Lang in ‘The Blue Fairy Book’ (1889).Today ‘East of the Sun and West of the Moon’ has so many adaptations, I can’t even count, but few of them I really like because of illustrations (‘East o ‘the Sun and West o’ the Moon’ by P.J. Lynch), or narrative (‘East’ by Edith Pattou), or singularity and design (‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’ by Jackie Morris). So I decided to make a fairy bookmark for these books.
Of course, I was inspired by a necklace from Jackie Morris’ book, and made it with blue lace and beads.
For Polar Bear I took white felt and used this pattern:
So, twenty minutes of time and a bookmark is ready! And yes, if you really want, it could be a necklace too. 🙂
I made my bookmark from felt. You can use this pattern for yellow base and then sew the red (it is hard to find maroon felt) stripes on it.
Gryffindor Sock Pattern
Now let’s look inside of this beautiful illustrated edition. The images in the second book are much darker than the first. But since the story is significantly darker, it makes perfect sense. The artwork is incredible! I love it and now just have to impatiently wait a year for Prisoner of Azkaban!
A few months ago I’ve got this beautiful illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. And I wanted so much to add even little more magic to this adorable and well crafted book. So I decided to make an owl bookmark. Well, maybe not the snowy owl (like Harry’s Hedwig), more likely the barn owl. Still cute and the style observed, you know what I mean. 🙂
I chose for my owl is very soft fleece. But felt will be also nice.
Use the following pattern to sew your owl bookmark
Sew one by one the right parts. Use the embroidery threads to make eyes, beak and feathers
Be sure to leave a hole on the top of the owl head to sew it to the ribbon bookmark