And who doesn't love a little niffler?
Technically he does not belong in Hogwarts,
I am taking an artistic license...
But let's check out that suitcase,
doesn't it look just perfect?
Once again, one more artistic licence
as it is a suitcase and not a trunk,
but it is perfect to play pretend
and go on sleepover with other 8 year old Hogwarts fans!
This inspiration for this suitcase comes from the Nicole Michelle Blog.
There are also other cool Potter stuff in that blog if you are interested.
I started with this little Christmas suitcase:
and my niece K initial, just because!
Then I sewed a little drawstring pouch with a paper pieced star
to store candies and other treats.
In it, I put some more Harry Potter stuff: gummies, beans and chocolates,
I found all of them at Lolli and Pops,
it is bit expensive, but it makes the gift!
Finally I added a cool t-shirt (from Target), some butterbeer,
some Harry Potter/magical beasts Lego
and Hermione's chocolate wand!
I could not help myself and printed out a train ticket:
And she totally loved it, which is the best!
In February, we went to Orlando Universal to enjoy
Hogwarts and the warm sun of Florida
(after a long cold winter here in the DC area!)
Miss C. loved it!
It was her Christmas present
(and the last surprise from her advent calendar!)