Friday, April 30, 2010


Well it is my birthday today! So far all is going as planned. I slept in (possibly the most important plan on my list!) The rest of the day I plan on crocheting and gardening. I really want to work more on the shawl I'm making. And I really want to work in my garden. My parents brought me a picnic table and two benches last night. I need to find a pretty place to put them.

I was out at the Natural Gardener earlier this week. I bought probably too many plants and now I need to finish putting them in the ground. I already planted one thai basil, a pumpkin, 2 butternut squash, 2 acorn squash and 2 okra that I bought there. I have bean seeds planted now around my corn as well.

Today I want to add more soil to 6 other okra that are growing and to a couple of peppers that I have growing in a container. I also need to turn up some soil and get 9 more tomatoes in the ground. I will have a ring of 6 tomatoes and then another ring with 3 cucumber and 3 tomatoes. I would also like to buy a nice trellis and plant an apple gourd near it. Once I know where I'll put that I'll probably plant my watermelon and asian melon nearby. That will take care of the veggies that I bought.

I also have more basil to plant, some mint, marigolds and moss rosses, an autumn fern and many many other things. See, I did buy too many plants haha!

Ok off to get my fingers dirty!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Well I was eliminated this week. I was just not fast enough. I have managed to finish the sole and top of both booties. I'm now doing the top rim and tongue. I will try to get a photo up tomorrow if possible.

I hope I can knit and crochet a little faster tomorrow for the Quidditch match against the Hufflepuffs. I'll be playing Keeper. The match starts at 11am. I have so many errands to run before the match. Hope I can finish them all.

The good news for the day (since I the bad was that I lost my duel), I got my new glasses and the Trooper was finally repaired! Yay I have mobility again. The glasses have to go back to the shop because the right eye is still blurry. I guess the lab got the prescription wrong. The Trooper is going in the morning to finally get inspected. We drove it last night about 65 miles so it would run all the computerized tests. It should pass this time. Yay!

Alright off to get ready for bed, it is very late and I need to be well rested for Quidditch tomorrow!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Care of Magical Creatures Homework & House Elf Homework

Part 1: Care of Magical Creatures Homework

This is my originality marker: A cute little magical Dragonkey! Part dragon and part donkey!

1) Earplugs for when handling Mandrake Root
(I know herbology but homework description said poisonous plants so figured it would work)

2) Harmonica for when you need to put the three headed dog, Fluffy, to sleep.

3) Magic wand for calling up Patronus when Dementors are nearby.

4) Gloves for Handling of Blast Ended Skrewts

5) This is an Invisible Harness for the invisible Thestrals.

House Elf Homework

1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
Small Humanoids. 2-3 feet tall. Spindly arms and legs.
2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
The Black Family
3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?
Elf sized clothes. Hats etc.
4. How do you free a house elf?
Give them clothes.
5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

Part Three: Bonus/Extra Credit:
S.P.E.W Preemie Baby Booties

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Transfiguration Homework

So this week we had lots to do for transfiguration. I'll be updating periodically as I complete more of the assignment.

First up I must post my originality marker. I found a baby Dementor who actually volunteered to help without sucking my happiness away. Isn't he just so precious! He is carrying a scythe around because I think he believes he is Death.

For my first transfiguration I will turn this into a bowtruckle:

Sproutus Arborandum!

For my next Transfiguration, I will turn this into a rememberall!

Memoria Returnum!

For my next transfiguration, I will turn this into a golden snitch!

Helios Avionus!

For my next transfiguration, I will turn this into Hagrid's Rock Cakes. He promises they will turn out almost like every flavor beans only better (yeah right!)

Fruity Bakeum Cakeo

Hmmm....something happened. They didn't rise properly, maybe the oven was opened while they were baking.

For my next transfiguration assignment, I will turn this into a Decoy Detonator!
Fred and George Weasley aren't the only ones who know how to have fun!

Deceptus Implodus!

For my next transfiguration assignment, I will turn this into a nose-biting teacup

Breweus Tea Biteum

For my next transfiguration assignment, I will turn this into Spectrespecs.

Abilios Verium Spectre

I am not clear on what the creature in the center does. Since you obviously cannot see while viewing Spectres with these Specs, I believe he might whisper directions to you so you do not stumble and fall. Although, that might not be what he does. Use at your own risk.

For my next transfiguration assignment, I will turn this into a Time Turner.

Tempus Weavum Vortex

Friday, April 9, 2010


Well it was a crazy dueling day! I managed to win my round of the crochet duels! Yay I get to crochet duel next weekend too.

Dragonsinger and Loverofallemo finished before me. They were paired up against each other. Last term Loverofallemo shuntbumped me out of the competition. I'm hoping I don't get paired to Dragonsinger next weekend!

Here is my cute dueling baby beret in Lime Berry spring color!

I know I'm almost late with my homework for the week! I promise to get it in even if it is scraping by at the last possible moment!

Friday, April 2, 2010

HSKS 10 Begins!

I'm excited for this session at Hogwarts. I want to try out for Chaser on the Quidditch team. I only hope I'm good enough.

for my first assignment, I would like to state why I picked the three characters I picked.

1) Sirius Black. He is my favorite HP character of all. Everyone seems to be against him, but he keeps going and not even dementors and Azkaban can hold him. Of course it helps that he is an animagus and that I really love animals. Who can resist a big fluffy dog?! Not me, that is for certain.

2) Remus Lupin. What can I say? Another misunderstood character. Not all werewolves are bad, and Remus Lupin really has a big heart imo. He turns down what is good for him because he doesn't feel he is good enough. And again, even though werewolves are typically not nice cuddly pets, I find it hard to resist any type of canine!

3) Nymphadora Tonks. Her character seems so full of life. She is careful and smart, but to me she always seemed to have more energy than any of the others in the Order. I felt bad for her when she was rejected by Remus Lupin, and then I felt gratified that he finally married her.

All three of these characters were killed, and I didn't feel it was right or necessary. Surely they could have survived somehow!