Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Noxika
for the BEST swap package EVER! This is my first swap, and as they say, the bar has been set high
We agreed to spoil each other, hence the ginormous package I received
Sorry this post is giant, but it totally needs it! Each item came with a personalised message from a character...I've kept all the little tags Noxika
addressed practically every thing I mentioned in my questionnaire, and then also gave me some surprises from my Pinterest.
To start with, I opened my giant box to this exciting sight...
There was much squeeeing and squealing throughout the 45 minutes it took me to open and treasure each precious thing Noxika
made for me.
My favourite part of DH pt 2 was the story of the Deathly Hallows, and look what the first thing I opened was...
But wait, there's so much more!!!
The inside contains the whole story of the Deathly Hallows! I can't wait to read this to my kids one day
This is my husbands favourite item of the swap as the DH animation is his favourite part of the series.
The next thing I opened was from my fave teacher Remus Lupin...
The Grindylow that sat in the corner of his office when Harry first went in there
On the top it says "MoM Classification XX" So much attention to detail and thought has gone into everything.
Next was my awesome SNITCH necklace (just what I asked for
) from Harry. It opens up so I can put some secrets inside
I'm wearing it right now
Then from Xenophelius Lovegood something to identify me to other believers...
A Deathly Hallows Ring! How unique
And from Professor Slughorn, a vial of felix felicis as a charm so I can carry it around with me everywhere
From Dumbledore I received the most BEAUTIFUL hand made journal. It is so soft to touch! I LOVE it!
And on the inside my favourite quote...
From Hagrid, so I'll never lose my way...
an awesome wood-burned sign for The Leaky Cauldron! It's already hanging on my kitchen wall
From Ron to keep me occupied on the Hogwarts Express, an AMAZING bag of treats
The bag alone is super! Yet alone the yummy smells that came out of it when I opened it
I got Ton-Tongue Toffee, A Chocolate Cauldron, Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans, Drooble's Best Blowing Gum and Blood Flavoured Lollipops. Check out the labels! Aren't they spectacular
This next thing I think I actually shrieked when I opened it. Something from my Pinterest! You know how you put things on your Pinterest and think that no-one could ever make that for you, but it's nice to look at.....well look what I got!
From Professor McGonagall an ABC's of Harry Potter tote! (It's black in real life, the photo is a bit off). Doesn't it ROCK!
And for mine (and apparently Neville's too) favourite magical creature...
A baby Mandrake! This thing is so tiny and petite! The bottom of the base is about 1.5 inches!
From Hermione, a GIANT wish granted, a BEAUTIFUL Gryffindor Scarf! It's so perfect and the Best! I'm wearing it today (gotta love that it's winter in Australia). It's so long! Put's my crochet scarf for Noxika to shame
Well, you know how I squeeed and squealed for everything....this next item made me speechless....Let me show you, my very own WAND!!!
It's from Ollivanders, coz that's where the best wands come from... It's Rosewood, 11.25 inches, Mandrake Root Core. This wand is springy, willing and practical. It exceeds in protective spells.
Last but not least, in fact, last but BEST!!!!
Her fingers move so she can hold her wand and her very own copy of Hogwarts: A History!
Look at her beautiful face
She is actually really big! I give her gentle cuddles and I get the biggest smile on my face when I see her
I haven't had a doll since I was a girl and I have to tell you, I don't remember loving a doll so much.
And coz I have to....here is a pic of me wearing my scarf (so you can see how long it is!) and holding my wand! (My wand!)
This was like Christmas and my Birthday all at once! THANK YOU SO MUCH Noxika
You are such an amazing, talented and sweet Craftster! I'm so glad I had you as a partner and that now we are friends