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on: July 05, 2011 05:39:28 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by AugustBell
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I received the most fantastic package today from rorriM_esoR!!! I am so extremely lucky to have had such a wonderful talented partner.  I love everything you made me so very much!! You are so awesome!

First is a group shot...it's not that great...the flash on my phone messed it up a bit.

She made me a beautiful music box, owl crayons, a Ravenclaw Quidditch magnet and patch from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a house unity necklace with owl pendant, three pairs of earrings, loaded Ravenclaw charm bracelet, Italian wafer cookies, and lots of chocolate frogs!

First up, the awesome magnet, patch, and owl crayons! The magnet is already in it's rightful place on the fridge. My husband is super impressed with the owl crayons and has demanded that I do not use them and "ruin" them.

Now on the the amazing edibles! She made me some Butter Beer Pizzelles which are Italian cookies that she drizzled with melted butterscotch and they are so yummy! She made three large chocolate frogs and several mini ones. They are a mixture of milk and dark chocolate and have POP ROCKS mixed in. So amazing!

rorriM_esoR made me som absolutely stunning jewelry. I can't pick my favorite. First up the three sets of earrings: A pair of cute little owls, Ravenclaw Quidditch snitch earrings, and Ravenclaw pride knowledge earrings. Fabulous!!

She also made me a Ravenclaw charm bracelet that is out of this world! It's two layers, one is strictly charms and the other is blue and bronze only. It's so wonderful I can't even say how much I love it! I adore all the charms, but my favorites are the wand, rabbit, owl, and mirror!

This necklace is simply stunning. It's a subtle house unity theme with an owl/watch pendant. I absolutely adore this necklace!!!

Action shot:

And finally the Mirror of Erised music box. I love this so much!!! It has three compartments. The center one holds the music component which plays......the Harry Potter theme song!!!!! I couldn't believe it when I heard those first few notes! I am so in love with this box! It is going on my dresser straight away. The two faces represent Dumbledore's saying that men and women have wasted away in front of the mirror. LOVE!!!

I can't say thank you enough for this amazing package! I love everything so much.  I can't wait to wear my necklace to work tomorrow and show off all my great stuff to my other Harry Potter fan friends!

Oh and PS - when I came in the door my cat Neville was all up on the box and all in it when I was taking everything out. He KNEW your kitty had been on there Smiley
on: July 06, 2011 07:47:14 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by Mistress Jennie
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My dear partner amor_fati asked me to post pictures of the package I sent her, so here goes...

amor is a vegetarian and prefers store bought foods, so I sent some of Honeyduke's very best Vegan certified chocolate, and some Puking Pastilles from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes (Panda brand vegan licorice bites).

amor really wanted a charm bracelet that represented each of the characters who have died throughout the series.  I thought that if I was making a memorial to them, that I'd prefer it to be serious, but not sad, so I went with black, silver, white and clear beads, with tiny touches of red, yellow, blue and green for each of the Houses, since all of them lost members in the Battle of Hogwarts.  I also tried to have the charms commemorate the best and happiest parts of each of the characters we lost.

The charms include: a full moon for Lupin, wolf for Tonks' patronus, the Hallows symbol, owl for Hedwig, vial of Snape's memories, Hogwarts castle, wizard for Dumbledore (how Harry always saw him, venerable and old in magical robes), courageous token for the trio's journey, socks for Dobby, cemetery gates for  Godric's Hollow, glass eye for Mad Eye Moody, stag for James and a doe for Lilly, Claddagh (symbol of Love, Loyalty & Friendship) for favorite Hufflepuff Cederic, motorcycle for Sirius, and a mischief managed charm for Fred.

To go with the bracelet, a pair of Phoenix Tears earrings:

And to hold her jewelry, a woodburned Order of the Phoenix box:

The pattern was transferred with clear markers, then wood burned.  Stained it in birch and brilliant cherry with wood stain markers, and sealed it with poly.


For the accessory, amor requested a messenger bag to take with her when she goes out bringing her jewelry to shops and boutiques.  She has a very steampunk vibe, so I wanted the bag to represent that, but also look like something that could have fallen out of the Potterverse.  She mostly wears black and brown, so I used black canvas duck for the body, and brown faux-leather for the flap.  It's lined in an antiqued gold, and has burgundy zippers.  The findings are antiqued gold, including the snap on the side cell phone pocket.  All the zippers have charms or tokens attached to the pulls, and the front has a clockwork owl on it, made from various metal bits and bobs.
Front of the bag:

6 pockets on the front of the body:

Detail on zipper pulls, including a Courageous token and a brass lion.

Detail of the clockwork owl:

And since everyone needs a bit of sparkle on their accessories, this is a little piece of purse jewelry to hang off her bag.  Again with a steampunk meets Harry Potter vibe, clock, owl and key charms, red freshwater pearl, red glass heart, and a gear:

Somehow I forgot to get pictures of the tissue holder I made to go with the bag, the Quick-Quotes Quill, and set of HP Puzzels to do at the theatre, or the Hallows bottle cap magnet & Wrock the Vote pin from the HPA.  But I did send similar items to Pinkleo as a thank you for being a wonderful co-organizer, so perhaps she could snap a picture of the Quill and magnet for me.  Wink

If anyone wants copies of the the puzzles I can post them.  I turned them into a PDF and uploaded them to Google Docs, so they are free on the web.  There are word searches, cross words and a sudoku puzzle in there.
on: July 11, 2011 10:15:19 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by ashley053091
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Look what just came! My package from ecstasia!!

Let me first say...I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!

Here is a group shot of what I got

The wearables

boy was I spoiled!! I love the stag patronus necklace and doe patronus earrings!  The lightning bolt was made out of polymer clay and it was her first time working with it...I would not have been able to tell by how it looked! She did a great job!

A close up of the snitch earrings. I'm wearing these now!

Nosebleed Nougats

I wish you could smell the wonderful smell that came out of these when I open them! They are delicious!!

The Snackbox

and the inside!

I can't wait to sneak all my candy into the theater!  Grin

And last but certainly not least...A Harry Potter cookbook!

I can't wait to try out this recipe!

Thank you so much! I love it all!!
on: July 12, 2011 08:20:59 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by sdelnegro514
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I finally think I've got the pictures to work so I can post the awesome stuff I received from

A ton of candy: homemade Ice Mice and Peppermint Toads, along with wrapped candy/snacks
(more Peppermint Toads, Chocolate Frogs, Leprachaun's Gold, and Skiving Snackboxes).

A super cool Monster Book of Monsters (filled with even more candy and snacks: Bertie Botts
Every Flavor Beans, a box of Lemonheads, and Dried Gillyweed (a seaweed snack)), and Lrigrem
was kind enough to provide some bandaids incase of any bites from the book.

A set of Golden Snitch earrings & necklace, and a Hallows symbol necklace.  I wore the earrings
and Hallows necklace to the NY premiere/movie screening last night.

Also, Lrigrem sent gummy spiders, gummy penguins (I love penguins!), and a container of glow

Thanks again soooo much Lrigrem!  I love everything!!
on: July 14, 2011 10:54:35 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by wickedfae
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Never fear, schutlebunny, the treats are safe and sound! the package got here earlier this morning and I got pictures and put everything in the fridge for later tonight Smiley and talk about getting spoiled! the cast of HP Glee (whom I will be sharing these goodies with) thanks you very much, schutlebunny!

group shot, before unwrapping (and I love the tissue paper it was all wrapped in ):

the edibles:
chocolate frogs

fudge flies

pumpkin juice mix

edible dark mark mints

ice mice

Dumbledore's lemon drops

schuttlebunny crocheted me a PYGMY PUFF!!!! I have named this cute little ball of green fluff Emerson

Wearable- crocheted fingerless mitts!

right now I am wearing the mitts and drinking some chilled pumpkin juice! it's soo yummy and the mitts are so warm! they fit perfectly! thank you so much schuttlebunny!

I've also got some action shots of the mitts (and Emerson) in my FB album here if you all want to check it out
on: July 15, 2011 11:37:08 PM 
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I received an amazing swap package from Whats_Her_Name  today.  And let me tell you! Anyone who gets her for a partner in future swaps is super lucky! Shes got skillz!
Sorry for the pic overload.

A lovely Pair of S.P.E.W. socks. Though I'm not so sure I'd free a house elf. With small children in the house they are needed lol. (noticed the sticker after I took the pic)
These will be getting lots of use when I sit at my desk because I have an a/c vent next to my feet. Also on trips home to Alaska.

An AMAZING! purse to help me blend in with the Muggles while on the run. That was brilliant because my current dragon hide bag is a dead give away for a Witch. I promptly put everything I normally carry with me inside and it all fits nicely. So no worries about not being able to add an extension charm.

and the inside

Next up was a stationary set. I don't know if I can bring myself to write on these lol. They are awesome!
Note cards (with envelopes)

Notebook with my real name on it Smiley  I forgot to take pics of the inside, but the paper is lined with a faded image that matches the cover.

And some lovely Chocolate Frogs. Made by Elves with only the best Chocolate lol. I adored these and shared with a friend of mine this evening while watching the movie in 3D. They came in handy because I'm pretty sure we were surrounded by Dementors since we were feeling pretty sad with all the deaths.

All together now...

Thanks for the awesome swap!
on: July 16, 2011 05:54:58 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by Abbeeroad
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Yay Ruby Copperhead!!!  GREAT PIC!!!!

AAAAAANNNNNDDDD....I RECEIVED from Ruby Copperhead!!  YAY!!!  The package actually made it in plenty of time for the premiere, but I was away all week.  I just got back today...so NO, I have not seen the movie yet, hopefully going TONIGHT!!  Thanks for all the spoiler alerts!  Grin

OK, so prepare for some awesomeness!!!!

First off, here is the handsomely decorated box:

Some action shots of the hat she made my son (LOVE!!!!):

How cute is this!?!?!?!

Not one but TWO scarves!!!!  A Ravenclaw House Scarf (I've wanted one forever!) and a Luna scarf which is just too pretty!!!!

Some Weasley's products.  Love buttons from Lavender Brown (these are HOT!! but delicious!) and Ravenclaw Candies from Malfoy:

Also some cool eyeball looking candies that my son was interested in:

Action shot of him tasting it:

And last but not least a Ravenclaw pride banner!!!  I love this!  I think I'm going to display it at work:

Thank you SOOOOOOO much, Ruby!!!  I love it all!!!  You have killer yarn skills!!!!  This was an awesome swap and I'm lucky to have had such an amazing partner!!

Thanks to all for making this swap ROCK!   Grin Grin
on: July 18, 2011 05:36:03 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by INDIE.CHILD
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I recieved my package from Saylo, and it is AMAZING! Be jealous!

In primus, the package with a note:

Then, SUGAR!!:

Licorice snacks!

Butterbeer Fudge/taffy that tastes excellent!:

Followed by:

radish earings!  These aren't leaving my ears for a week!

And last but not least:

Hand-dyed Ravenclaw gloves!  I love them!

Saylo rocks!!
on: July 25, 2011 10:41:14 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by Interrobam
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I received my package from eeyore_witch a few days ago, and let me tell you, I was crazy spoiled. First of all, when I opened my package my cat flipped out, got on top of it, and sniffed it for ten solid minutes.

Eeyore_witch had told me she sent some extra snacks, but I was not imagining the number of snacks I ended up getting. Like an “I’m never going to be hungry again” amount of snacks. Some of them were a bit melty, but I popped them in the freezer and all was well.

She made me a ton of wearables. First of all, a Hufflepuff Quiddich hoodie. I’ve wanted one of these forever!

(It’s a little hard to see, but one arm says ‘Collins’ and the other says ‘Beater’)

She made me a scarf. It’s really long and wide, which I love. (too bad it’s way too hot to wear it)

She also made me a Hufflepuff shirt. I’m really amazed by how well she did the front. It’s a freezer paper stencil, but it looks like it was silkscreened.

She also made me a wand and included an extra Hufflepuff patch and a Time-Turner sticker kit.

on: July 02, 2011 12:22:21 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by MizzKodak
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I got my awesome package from my partner 7DAYTRIAL beware it is pic chubby, Im a slytherin and she made me so happy with my goodies

a Slytherin tissue holder! how brilliant, she knows I will be bawling because we all know what happens to my dear Severus

on: July 05, 2011 02:16:05 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by ntrebleagain
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Alright class, prepare your wisting/pinning buttons!  Cheesy

I received from padfoot this afternoon! She has spoiled me rotten. Multiple squees ahead. (You have been warned.)

First are some prezzies from Hermione. She sent a replica of her wand, a Whomping Willow pendant, Alohomora bracelet, and Wingardium Leviosa feather earrings. They along with my presents from Luna (below) were all in a cute Monster Book of Monsters tin. He had bands holding him together, so I risked possibly having my fingers chomped on to get the goodies.  Wink Cheesy

Next are my gifts from Luna. She has included a Hallows necklace and matching earrings, a Butterbeer cork necklace and raddish earrings! I am starting to have trouble deciding which earrings I am going to be wearing on opening night!

From Gred and Forge I was gifted my very own Pygmy Puff! I almost didn't want to take him/her out of the package, it was just too cute! I am taking suggestions for names...  Wink Grin

From Harry I was given a baby Hedwig (from my Wist!  Grin), a crocheted snitch and a cinch bag in my house colors. To my geeky pleasure I found that my dice fit in it, too!  Cheesy

Hagrid had sent me a bag with the Hallows on it. I must admit, knowing who sent it I was a little cautious to open it! What if it had been a blast ended skrewt?!?! Lucky for me it was a Common Welsh Green Dragon.

Last, but most certainly not the least, I was given Butterbeer candies from Ron and some Lemon Drops from Dumbledore! Dumbledore has also sent a baby Fawkes that I am continuing to squee over!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU padfoot for the awesome package. I am ever so grateful for the time and efforts you have put into all my goodies. They will be cherished for many years to come!  Smiley
on: July 05, 2011 03:57:57 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by kelesaii
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I have received my package, and it is awesome!
It came with a letter from Headmaster Snape, explaining everything I would need for my last year at Hogwarts.

First, some wonderful treats!
Edible Peruvian instant darkness powder, butterbeer cookies, and acid pops(they only need a freezing charm before eating)
The cookies smell wonderful, but i may need the recipe. There won't be any left by movie night!

Next, a bag to carry all my goodies in! My favorite spell on one side, my owl patronus on the other.
And in my favorite colors of purple and green too! (That green matches the green on my studio walls! Grin)

A frame in Ravenclaw colors. I'll have to get a picture taken with my friend at the movie and put it in here.

But wait! There's more! Ivory wasn't kidding when she said the box was packed tight.
A monster book of monsters!

And on the inside...

Sour Licorice Wands, A set of potions (all carefully labeled), Muggle Studies puzzles, "Magical Photography" coloring pages with color "quills"
Divination prediction sheets, History of Magic quiz, Marauder's map, owl parchment sheets, extra quills, quick reference books
and I hope I haven't missed anything!

And a group shot!

I Love Everything, Ivory. Thank you so much!
on: July 05, 2011 07:12:15 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by SapphireGypsy
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I came home from a rather long day to find my lovely package, which I wasn't expecting until tomorrow. Thank you KraftyKT for everything and I'm thrilled that you liked your package. Cheesy

Sorry for the less than stellar photos, we're in the middle of moving so lots of things are everywhere and the only place I can get internet to post is the old house... ugh I hate moving.

I hate that I flipped these around on photobucket but they apparently flipped back. *sigh*

on: July 07, 2011 09:35:04 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by Quinndustrious P.
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I received from Skookum on Tuesday--check out the awesome package she sent me!
It started out with a really sweet note addressed to Molly Weasley, who I'm going to the movies dressed up as!
Check out what was in the package--

Lots of edibles!

They contain yummy theater candies, like cookie dough snacks and Jolly Ranchers, disguised in really cute packaging--No-melt ice cream, a Skiving Snackbox, and owl food for this adorable owl charm that I seem to have misplaced my picture of. Oh, and Red Vines--what the hell can't they do?!? (a AVPM joke)
The Chocolate Frogs (chocolate + pretzels) and Chocolate Owl Pellets (chocolate + coconut) were handmade treats! Unfortunately they both got pretty melted in transit, but I stuck them right in the fridge, and I think they're definitely salvageable! Also, I am not above eating melted chocolate with a spoon, hahaha  Wink

Check out the great packaging on the Skiving Snackboxes from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes!

Next up, a glittery DA badge, with interchangeable pictures!  I can't decide which one to wear to the movies, they're all great!

For the game portion of the swap, she provided Horcruxes for me to hide around the house for a scavenger hunt!!
Check 'em out!

I gotta say my favorite of the Horcruxes she sent me was Tom Riddle's diary--Skookum aged it really well, and even carved his name into it!

Next up, a wand that just amazed me! I can't even tell how she made it, it's amazing! Can't wait to bring it to the movies!

And last, but most DEFINITELY not least (In fact, this might just be my favorite thing in the package) is a "Weasely is our King" shirt!
It fits like a glove, and the crown and words are done in this awesome rainbow metallic stuff! IT's got a great little Snitch detail on the shoulder, too. Love it!

Thanks for Everything, Skookum, I loved this awesome package! Can't wait to bring all this crafty goodness to the premiere!
on: July 09, 2011 08:51:39 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie, Message by Ruby Copperhead
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I got my package from Abbeeroad.
I thought I had an idea what would be in it, because I helped with the translation of some game cards.
I knew nothing.
Imagine my shock when I saw this:

Oh, I thought, I'm getting a Marauder's map bag, how insanely cool! I love this map!

But then I opened it and turned it inside out, and it was the map of the game! It's impossible to describe all the texture, fabrics and details it has, and the pictures don't do it justice. The whole family is in love with this game! We've played it three times already!
Sorry, but I need to post a lot of pics.

Start: Privet Drive.
Note: Button details!
Also: Hogwarts Express!

Next: Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Quidditch pitch, Forbidden Forest
Note: Button details! Starry sky!
Also: little snitch, and animals hiding in the forest (it took me longer than a day to discover the little dragon...)

Next: the lake, the Burrow, Hogsmeade
Note: stitch details, the garden


cards and pins for the game, and house crests for my kids' hogwarts costumes

and a great cookie mix

Thank you so much, Abbeeroad! This package is much much loved, and the map of the game is up on our wall when we don't play it!

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