Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My kit has been dropped off in the Owlery!

I just got message that my partner just mailed off my kit!!  So excited, time for a happy dance!  I know I am a dork, but it is like waiting for Christmas morning!   I just know the kit will be amazing!  Off to move chair by door so I have a better view of the sky!!  Fly owl, fly!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Eggsperiment with Easter Dye

Here is what I did with my left over Easter egg dye.  It dye seemed to saturate the yarn fairly well!

They are done!

With Easter weekend, two RAoKs, one HSKS kit, and one thank you kit sent out, I finally had time to finish my pj bottoms.  Here they are!  Super long, with an extra fold of fabric in the hem in case they shrink!  I cannot wait to go to sleep tonight!!!

Here is a pic of the Best Fabric Ever!!  Yep, this is the pj fabric.  I did not have a lot of time this weekend, but I did manage to have time to adjust the pattern and get it cut.  Tomorrow will be crotch day, yes the day I will sew the crotch (get your minds out of the gutter) and hopefully the side seams and legs also!  I also have leftovers so I should be able to make a few bags and maybe a pillow or a little skirt for Lizzie!  Seriously, have you ever seen such wonderful fabric (I think they used my Lizzie as a model, what do you think?)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Round Three

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak 

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blog, blog, blog!

Looks like it is time to blog again!  So blog, blog, blog, blog!!

Take that Crucio!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Great Pattern for sewing Sock Bags!

I found a great tutorial on sewing sock bags!  It is super simple and the bags turn out great!  I have been playing with different sizes and changes to where the drawstings come out.  I am planning on making these bags to hold the Harry Potter goodies for when the next movie comes out.  I found some great material, I will try to post a pic of it when I finish one.  Here is the basic shape of the bag, the picture is taking from the tutorial:

On a different note, I am a little scared to go to work today being it is the April Fools Day.  Hopefully, it will be a quiet day at Azkaban!  Wish me luck! 

EDIT:  I totally spaced puttng the link to the tutorial, so here it is: