Skiving Snackboxes

Lol, so I ended up taking a few sweets from one of my skiving snackboxes this week. There is no way that you are going to find this muddle-head doing essays when she can be doing things like reading and knitting! What can I say Fred and George are my heros!  See my brand new OMFG it is huge and awesome Kindle DX.  Ahh I’m in love.  Also it accompanies some of my other favourite things like Alice in Wonderland and sock knitting 🙂  It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada and I want to say I’m thankful for my family, Faye (uber cute guide doggie) and technology (especially assistive technology that makes my life easier!)  Have a great weekend!

Oh I should also mention that Miss Wisty’s package is coming along swimmingly.  🙂

Two favourite things - Knitting and reading

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Ginger is almost ready to take off!

I’m so excited Intarsia’s kit is all ready to go off tomorrow with my awesome owl Ginger. I had lots of fun getting this together. A few things fell through, but overall I think it will be a great package based on…..haha it’s a secret!

Here’s a little spoiler for you Ms. Bindoff 😉
sneak peak!

There’s always a little bad to make things awesome

So I found out some sad news, once again I’ve been dropped as a HSKS pal.  It worries me that this is becoming a common thing that my upstream pal drops out of the swap in HSKS.  That’s okay I get another awesome fantastic angel package, it will be worth the extra wait since somebody’s house elves have to work overtime to make the handmade item for me.

I’ve been hiding out since I haven’t been feeling that great lately.  Things hopefully will look up and I promise to bounce back and be seen around Hogwarts more than I have been for the last few weeks.  I decided to make another little something for Intarsia’s package as a little pick-me for myself 🙂  Cheerful colours can help a lot! 😉  Also I have a little potions experiment that might make it into Intarsia’s package.  I should make the early deadline despite all the extra things I’ve decided to put in.

I love Arithmancy and was happy to see that this week’s homework was Sudoku!  Yay what fun.  I’m all done.

Puzzle 1  – Dobby

Puzzle 2 – Harry Potter

Puzzle 3 – Hog[‘}s head

Monster Mash

So I am going to be missing the Quidditch match this weekend 😦 Good luck Slytherin, let’s kick some quaffle.

I’ve been feeling pretty ill lately, probably due to the stress of N.E.W.T.S. that are coming up. I’ve been giving the weekend off and we are going to head down to Seattle for some fun and much needed perk up.

What’s on my needles. Well these cute little monsters .  Meet Charlotte (mommy monster) and Chloe.  They are almost done, they just need to be stuffed, their arms sew on and I need to get fabric glue to glue on their teeths!  I can’t wait till they are done, because I’m going to cast on for another set for Mini-me, Charlotte and Chloe are bound to Ontario to meet their new friend baby S.

Potions, happy, happy, joy, joy

Homework in progress…..

Part 1:

Daisy — roots are used in Shrinking Potion

Ginger root — used in Wit-Sharpening Potion

Peppermint — leaves used in the Elixir to Induce Euphoria

Anise — is one of the ingredients in Beautifying Potion, it give it a wonderful flavour

Ivy — a main ingredient in Forgetfulness Potion, beware if not sparingly it can be toxic

Part 2:
Answer the following potions questions:

1. Sneezewort, scurvy grass, and lovage are used to make what?
A: Allergen Solution
B:Confusing Draught
C: Babbling Befuddlement
D: Wandering Agent

2. Porcupine quills are to be added when to a Boil Cure Potion?
A: It is the second ingredient you add
B: Before it is removed from the fire
C: You don’t add them, they aren’t part of the potion
D: After it is removed from the fire

3. What potion, if brewed correctly, should change color numerous times throughout brewing including deep purple, lilac, and finishing clear?
A: The Draught of Living Death
B: Amortentia
C: Calming Draft
D: Elixir to Induce Euphoria

4. This ingredient in the Draught of Peace, would likely bring you permanent peace since it is poisonous, what is it?
A: Murlap
B: Belladonna
C: Mugwort
D: Hellebore

5. Chopped daisy roots, skinned shrivel-fig, sliced caterpillar, one rat spleen, dash of leech juice are all ingredients to what?
A: Swelling Solution
B: Deflating Draught
C: Shrinking Solution
D: Sleeping Draught

Part 3:

My potion is Brighter Side of Life Potion.  It causes anyone to drink it to pep up and be jolly for an hour or so.  The more gin the brighter life will be 😉

Ingredients are gin (to taste), ice and mango puree juice.  Yummy.  Add ice to a glass, pour in gin (the more the merrier I use Daresbury’s Quintessential) and top of with lots of mango puree.  You can add a strawberry or two as garish!

Care of Magical Creatures Assignment

Part One:  Please Describe and Explain 5 items that you would use for the care of Magical Creatures.  ie: mittens for handling of poisonous plants, goggles etc.  There are no wrong answers as long as they can describe how the object is used.  You will received 5 points for each described item and 5 points if you post an original photo of everyday items found around your home to represent each item.  (originality marker rules applies for photos)

  1. Ukelule – This musical instrument is used in Care of Magical Creatures to calm and aid sleep in three=headed dogs and other grumpy beasties.
  2. Wire cutters and tweezers – These tools are used to help trim and harvest unicorn hairs  When using these instruments you can assure that you are not hurting the unicorn, it aids in using gently removing hairs without harming these beautiful creatures.
  3. Beaded Counter – This counter is handy in counting your magical creatures as well as attracting Niffers with the shininess.  Not to worry though there is a charm when a bead isrubbed it  cloaks the shininess so once close the niffers will not bite the counter of your wrist.
  4. Double bristle brush – This brush is an excellent tool in combing many magical creatures like unicorns, crups and Kneazles
  5. Black Pepper – Pepper is used to keep Salamanders alive when not in a fire.  These fire dwelling lizards can be fed pepper to keep them alive for up to six hours.  You must be careful though if not feed frequently or are out of fire for six hours salamanders will die since they feed on flame.

Part Two:  Complete the following quiz about House Elves. 5 points for each correct answer.

1.  Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.  House elves are small human-like creatures that have huge eyes and bat-like ears.  They have spindly arms and legs and have over-sized heads despite  their small stature.  It is hard to determine the sex of house elves if you are not familar with them.  You can sex your house elf by listening to their voice, the female house elf has a higher pitched voice.    House elves normally do not wear clothing (unless freed by receiving clothing from their owners and most house elves who are freed are shamed and are insulted for being let go) , but wrap themselves with tea cozies, tea towels, hand towels and pillowcases.

2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family? The Noble House of Black
3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?  hats and socks
4. How do you free a house elf? The owner has to give their house elf an article of clothing.  For example: Dobby was freed when Harry Potter tricked Mr. Malfoy into handing Dobby a sock that he put into a book Harry  handed to that Mr. Malfoy who threw it at Dobby to deal with.
5.  What does S.P.E.W. stand for?  The Society for Promotion of Elvish Welfare

Part 3!

Transfiguration homework with Charms extra credit!

Boy was this tough, but I used my cunning and sneaky smarts to complete my Transfiguration assignment with the Charms extra credit yay!

My marker!  Grrr, green Domo toy.  Gooooooo Slytherin!

Decoy Detonator

distinguo verto (items pipecleaner and domo toy!)

Rememberall

oblivio redintegro (items: clear ball, red yarn and white tissue paper)

Golden Snitch


citatus aurum verto (item: kindersurprise toy container, white tissue, scissors and glue)



Hagrid’s Rock Cakes

silicis laganum nomnomus (items: chocolate vegan cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes take over the world [ingredients and recipe can be found here], vegan fluffy buttercream icing : mod – added cocoa powder and put in less icing sugar [from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (link to book info), ingredients and recipe can be found here], cupcake liners, bowls, mixing spoons, fork, muffin tin, oven, measure cups and spoon, and chocolate chips (I used non-dairy carob chips)


Nose-Biting Teacup


vas michina morsus (items: glue, tea cup with saucer, paper, marker and scissors)


Spectrespecs


animadverto occultus res (items: printed out template from this tutorial, free 3d glasses, glue, coloured markers (purple and blue) and scissors)


Time Turner


watchus averto vicis (items: white cord, two yellow pipecleaners, and pentogram necklace charm)


Bowtrunkle

nemus vir verto (items: sticks, glue, paper, marker, and pipecleaner and a mini-me to help model 😉


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