Monday, September 5, 2011

Continuing our short series featuring the winners of the recently concluded "Farewell Harry Potter Giveaway", say hello to...

Delana G. 
with her chosen prize,The Harry Potter Book Chain Mail Key Chain
featuring The Order of the Phoenix.

When did you start reading the Harry Potter series?
I started reading the series in 2001.

Describe what you like about the prize you chose/received?

The quality is fantastic! It's adorable and OOTP is my favorite Harry Potter book.

If money was no object, what item from Just Charming would you really like to have (for your birthday, for Christmas or any special occasion)?
Definitely the Jane Austen Book Charm Bracelet with Chain Mail & Pearls:

Besides the main characters, Harry, Ron & Hermione, who do you like (next) best? Why?
SEVERUS SNAPE is my very favorite.

If Snape is a half-blood, why is he head of Slytherin? If Slytherin left Hogwarts, why did they keep his house open?
Snape is head of Slytherin because he was a Slytherin to his core. Salazar Slytherin doesn't have a say anymore, I would think. He left. The hat chooses from the individual's personality and that's it.

As for why they still kept Slytherin even after he decided to leave, I think because of loyalty to the students and their former friendship. It wasn't the students fault that he left. From what I remember the only two that had a major problem with each other were Gryffindor and Slytherin. Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff probably talked it over with Gryffindor and they all decided to keep it. At one point they were all best friends. They may have kept it because of tradition as well.

Also, it would seem unbalanced without all four.

Do you have an ETSY (or any online craft) store? What do you make and are any items Harry Potter inspired?
Yes. The store is is called Grayovercast

I crochet and knit amigurumi, scarves, hats, and accessories. So far I only included two items that were HP related, but I may do more in the future.

One of my favorites is this scarf below:

Is this a hobby or are you hoping to someday make a career of it?
Right now it's a hobby, but I wouldn't be opposed to making it a career on day.

What do you do to promote your shop/website?
I use Twitter (Overcast) and Facebook (Gray Overcast Creations). I also have a Deviant Art page (Grayovercast), but I rarely use it anymore. My shop is closed at the moment, but once it's back open I plan to use Tumblr (I'll Tumblr 4 Ya!) as well.

I had the privilege of meeting Delana at Leaky Con 2011. She was the craft fair liaison & helped answer questions for the many Harry Potter artisans at the Con. Thanks for sharing your insights with us, Delana. Congratulations once again! You can visit Delana at any of her links above.


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