Hold on. Spell books and potion bottles? In JUNE?!
Don’t adjust your clocks, I haven’t suddenly time-warped 4 months and missed the summer – I bloody hope not! But I must confess, I HAVE already made a start on some bits for Halloween.
It’s a sickness, I know.
But hey. I’m not the only one coming over all magical. This week’s launch of JK Rowling’s exciting new West End Play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child got me thinking about my gorgeous Potter-inspired Keepsake Box and I just couldn’t wait until October to bring you some of the things I made to go in it!
First up, the Witch’s bible.
A Book of Shadows contains the secrets of a witch or wizard’s craft and I’ve crafted one with spells of such power, it must be kept in a very special place.
You know. Like a treasure box.
This book also hides a secret.
A vial of one of the world’s most sought after potions.
My book of spells is entirely handmade from card and paper, and decorated with a range of different crafting techniques. It contains spells which appeared as if by magic from curious corners of my imagination – some real, others plucked from the pages of one of my favourite films – Practical Magic.
I’m rather pleased with the way this has turned out. At just 11.5cm x 7.5cm x 2cm, it may be small… but it packs a punch. Not exactly standard, I know, but it needed to fit in the Keepsake Box!
It’s also the perfect size for Albus Severus Potter to sneak into class in his cloak. You know, just in case he needs to swot up in his Defence Against the Dark Arts class.
What do you think? Fit for a Wizard? As always, I’d love to hear what you think, so drop a comment below to let me know.
I’ll be back soon with more Suzy Homemaker magic.