Dragon Bookmark

DSC_0071While 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:DSC_0106

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.DSC_0109

It seems that the book now has a special Ravenclaw mood, but I don’t mind at all.DSC_0103

Here is the Dragon pattern:IMG

And a few more pages from the book:DSC_0110DSC_0112DSC_0116DSC_0114

The other bookmarks you can find herehere and here.

P.S.: Did you see the new covers of Harry Potter 20th anniversary editions designed by Brian Selznick? They will be gorgeous!


Black Dog (or Grim) Bookmark. HP book 3

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!

Felt Christmas Ornaments with Cinnamon

dsc_0098December is the best time for Christmas music, tea with cinnamon and warm felt ornaments. Why not use cinnamon for them? 🙂

These tiny sweet ornaments will be a great addition to your Christmas tree decoration or a wonderful gift for your friends.dsc_0076dsc_0079

To make them you’ll need:

  • Red, white and green sheets of felt

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Cute buttons and beads

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Tiny ribbons for hanging

Use these patterns to make your Christmas ornaments134135

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the felt. Cut the details out of fabric.dsc_0061dsc_0066

Sew small details on the base: roof, windows and buttons – on the house and the tiny decorations – on the Christmas treedsc_0065dsc_0067

Sew base peaces together with a tiny stitches and don’t forget about cinnamon sticks and ribbons for hanging.dsc_0074dsc_0108

So beautiful. So delightful. And a little bit spicy…dsc_0100

Gryffindor Sock Bookmark. HP book 2

I am so happy that the second illustrated HP book is out! Yes, it’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and, of course, I made a new bookmark for it!

As you can remember, I made a little owl bookmark for the first book, but this time I decided to choose a Gryffindor Sock just like the one that gave freedom to Dobby.

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

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!

Lily Crown Hairpin

DSC_0015What girl doesn’t love a crown? Even if it’s a big girl. I made this crown hairpin for my very sweet friend ukrainian writer Oksana. She called it ‘lily crown’ because it seems like water lily (truly romantic, right?).


Paper Princess from one of Oksana’s book. Illustration by Svitlana Balukh

To make it quick and easy. And yes, I made a pattern that you can use not only for fabric.crown_pattern

For lily crown hairpin you will need:

  • Two sheets of fabric (one felt)

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • 5 beads

  • 1-2 hairpins (or clips)

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabricDSC_0052

Cut the details out of fabricDSC_0053

Sew peaces together. I prefer to make felt base and bottomDSC_0055

Don’t forget to decorate the crown with some beadsDSC_0001

Sew the front and underside of the crown togetherDSC_0002DSC_0006

Sew the hairpins (or clips) to the bottomDSC_0007

That’s it. Cute lily crown is ready for the little princess. Or for the big one! 🙂DSC_0020DSC_0022

Little Red Riding Hood and other Finger Puppets

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who… really liked the story about Little Red Riding Hood so I decided to make few finger puppets from this story for her.

I needed colored pieces of felt, thread and several hours of time to make these tiny guys.

Here is the parts of all the puppets:

Little Red Riding Hood

With her basket

The Wolf


The Grandmother’s hat

The Huntsman

With the finger puppets listening to favorite tale about Little Red Riding Hood even more fun!

Mr. Plumster

Say hello to Mr. Plumster. This is little toy monster that I had made for my friend’s son Timur. You can sew a toy any color but I chose purple and so called my monster after a plum.

You need to have:

  • Felt – a large piece of base color and a small piece of white for teeth

  • Filler

  • Threads

  • 2 buttons

You need to do:

Cut out the details same shape as in the picture. You should have two identical sides of body and head

Sew small teeth  and button eyes on one side of head

Sew parts of the body together

The head should be sewn like this

Leave the hole you’ll put filling

Then sew up the hole.

And the monster, funny and cute Mr. Plumster is done!