Monday, August 31, 2009

An OWL Flew in Through the Window!

Yay My Owl Arrived! And he looked tired carrying the weight of this box all the way from Canada!! Thank you Megaera Black aka Chelle & Faye!
I was so excited! I just had a feeling my box would arrive today. And I was right! And the Owl came at a perfect time, I just got back home from an appointment and in flew the burdened Owl! Below is a photo of all the goodies.
And here is a close up of the beautiful hand painted yarn! The yarn is by Dream in Color, and I love the colors.
And I was lucky enough not to get one bag, but two bags! How cute is that. And Megaera just knows how much I love birds too!
Here is the pretty decorated binder with the pattern carefuly preserved inside. Sorry the flash on this darn muggle camera made a glare right in the middle of the photo.
And look at the cute Baby Dragon Amigurumi I will soon be making. It is soo adorable!
And of course there were Bertie Botts Beans which I opened and started munching before I even finished unpacking the rest of the box. The bright glare is a glow in the dark froggie cross stitch, very cute. I got a Hogwarts journal for all my crafting notes! There was some yummy mint chocolate lip balm (the tin has an owl on it!) and as if that was not enough a $15 itunes gift card. And of course beans to fill my Baby know how hungry baby dragons get! Just ask Hagrid! Oh and I forgot to put it in the photo but there is a very cute card that came with the package of a Hogwart's student complete with owl on her shoulder!

Megaera if I was anywhere near Canada I would run and give you a big bear hug! I love this package, you spoiled me!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I received this wonderful WWW at a time when I really needed it. Ending my Summer Camp with minor surgery (I'm a big baby though and any surgery makes me NERVOUS!!), and one sick dog after another, well I needed a laugh...and then my WWW arrived!
I'm only sorry that I did not scan and take these photos sooner, Quietus Snape.
Here is the wonderful card that I got. I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights and I love looking at photos of them.
And here is the note that I got. Apparently they are all out of kneazles!
So I got a Basilisk! Ahhhhhhh!!! Run Away!

And of course, not included with the pictures is a wonderful pattern of the 10th Doctor! Haha I love David Tennant so I'm really looking forward to making this pattern.

Thank you Quietus Snape for my WWW!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Neither heat, nor heat, sick pet nor surgery can hold me back...SPOILING!

YES! EVERYTHING is finally done. I just need to figure out of this box will work. I might go get a flat rate box at post office. Don't want to bend the patterns!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Natural dying

I've been watching videos on the dying process. Looks pretty interesting. Sort of getting the bug to try it out. Saw one video using Tumeric to dye things yellow and onion skins to give a reddish brown to silk and a beige (?) to cotton. So many things in the kitchen to try this out with.

I wonder if beets would give a really pretty red or if it would be more pink.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Game 6: Potions

Potion 1: Draught of Peace
Potion 2: Mandrake Draught
Potion 3: Babbling Beverage
Potion 4: Murtlap Essence

Potion 5-7:
Felix Felicis, Polyjuice Potion, Amortentia