When I started my Etsy business in February, I never dreamed that I would someday spend all of my time making . . . “Harry Potter” scarves! And let me say this: I love every minute of it. I sold my first two scarves — in Gryffindor colors — to a customer for a movie premiere in July, and I couldn’t even begin to recreate the Supreme Dance Of Joy I did when that order came through. Especially since I was just about to throw myself an epic pity party and begin whining about how things just don’t seem to work out for me (which is patently untrue, but sometimes it feels true — trust me).
Since that fateful day, I’ve made more than twenty “Harry Potter” scarves for Halloween costumes, birthday gifts and just-for-me presents for people all over the U.S. and in Canada (!). Each has been in the classic burgundy-and-gold color scheme of the Gryffindor House at Hogwarts, the boarding school which teaches witchcraft and wizardry to its magically-inclined student body — which includes one Harry Potter himself.
I’m a huge fan of the series and originally created my first Gryffindor scarf to be worn by yours truly! I was still working at the bookstore when Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows was released, and I got the great idea that I would dress as a Hogwarts student . . . until I was named mistress of ceremonies for our store-wide event. Because I’m awesome. (And, well, because no one else was willing to speak publicly and lead themed games for more than a thousand people in a very confined space. But let’s just go with I’m awesome.)
So the Gryffindor scarves have been a hit, and I’m very thankful — having projects to complete each night adds a totally new dimension of productivity to my evenings! And getting emails from folks who opened my work and are thrilled to death with the final product warms my wizard-loving heart. But this past weekend? I decided it was time to expand my product line. I have other scarves for sale, sure, but nothing else in the HP line. Allow me to present . . .
Will evil now triumph over good? I’ll keep you informed . . .
12 thoughts on “Slytherin scarves now join the ranks”
Oh beautiful. This reminds of the hot Tom Felton! Kyaaa~
And and of course, the Snape Severus with the voice of god and greasy black hair.
Good luck with these! I’ll share this with the feltbeats community 🙂
Thanks Lex, I appreciate it! 🙂
My sister goes to the University of Minnesota, so I made her a maroon and gold scarf for Christmas a few years ago (those are the school colors). She also wore it for a Harry Potter costume, which was exciting. I’ve never seen a Slytherin scarf before — it’s cool! I think I like those colors better anyway 🙂
I love, love, love these scarves! Though, I haven’t read the books, I can’t wait for the latest movie to come out on DVD -December 8th – YAY!
I almost want to say that I like this one better, but the Gryffindor inside me just can’t make it official!! I’ve added you as a favorite to my etsy account and keep hinting at my husband. So far, I don’t think I’m very successful, but there is still some time left!! 🙂
I love it!
I need to pass by your shop again.
I love the pouch I bought.
I’m giving it to my sister in law for Christmas with some money for her upcoming baby shower inside.
So do you take scarf color requests?
I do indeed! Drop me an email and I’ll definitely see what I can do! 🙂
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I cannot believe you are making those colors now! *LOL* Looks soft and great job Meg! I think that I need to order a Gryffindor one for my daughter, how much?
I didn’t know your daughter was a “Harry Potter” fan, Sara — that’s awesome! They’re $14 🙂 I list them over at my shop, though I don’t have any made at the moment. If you’re interested, email me and I’ll set up a custom listing for you!
Very cool! I still haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books. I know, I know. Just haven’t quite gotten around to them yet. Out of curiosity, do you knit or crochet these scarves? I learned how to knit a few years ago, but I haven’t picked up any needles in a while.
I crochet — I couldn’t knit to save my life! 🙂 Well, to be fair, I’ve never tried… but I have a feeling I wouldn’t be a knitting star 🙂
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