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« Reply #300 on: October 13, 2011 08:20:38 AM »

Awesome package - all the details really make it special! 

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« Reply #301 on: October 13, 2011 08:26:35 AM »

Okay, I've received from billiemarie!  Now it's time for me to show off the charming package I got and for all of you to be jealous Cheesy

Flourish and Blotts sent me this exclusive set of the Secret Book of Secrets and a self-inking quill.  I love the ragged edges of the handmade book and the little charm woven into the quill's wrapping.



Now all I need are a few good charms to steal the noses off of anyone that tries to steal the Secret Book of Secrets' secrets!

For my favorite class, Potions, I was sent a few super important bottles!  I've got a little bottle of Bezoars for my potions use and anti-poisons emergencies.  They're actually little Horehound candies!  I'd never actually had a horehound candy before, so this was all brand new to me.  They're a little strange, but quite good!  I love hard candies.  The twine winding around the bottle's neck and its label make it look super real.


Accompanying the Bezoars was this little bottle of Skelegro!  Billiemarie knew that I work in a hospital, and gave me this super-helpful potion accordingly!  I think this is my favorite piece.  It's even got the little skeleton on it!  I love it so much.


For my Ravenclaw house loyalties, I got this handy dandy bag.  It's painted with "Ravenclaw" on one side and "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure" on the other side.  I'm pretty sure it's made out of a cuddly t-shirt, because the fabric is so soft!  Clever Ravenclaw, billiemarie.  She suggested I use it for books and groceries, which I think is a perfect plan; the silvery tape lining looks like it would insulate my groceries very well!


I also got this pair of Ravenclaw earrings with little glass beads and vegan pearls.  I am such an earring addict.


And finally, a little braided bookmark with a Hippogriff charm, for my favorite magical creature!  As fellow Ravenclaws, she knows that I'll be reading half of my life away, anyway.  Wink


Quite a lovely package!  Thank you, billiemarie!  It's totally awesome.  I'm planning places to use/put/wear them now!

(BTW, if you can't find your camera, I took pictures of what I sent you before I sent; just let me know if you need them.)

« Reply #302 on: October 13, 2011 08:52:26 AM »

Hi everybody!
   I got my package from the_essence today!!!! So super excited she did such a fantastic job and this was her first swap!

There were 2 of these notes. One from Professor Flitwick and the other from Mr. & Mrs. Flood of Honeydukes. They are Awesome!

The note with the bracelet reads (in a nutshell):
Official Hogwarts House Merchandise
Official Ravenclaw Charm Bracelet with:
 Star: to represent the stars found on the ceiling of the Ravenclaw common room. Wand: key to life at Hogwarts. Teapot: Because not only are Ravenclaws sophisticated, but at Hogwarts, you do not wake up in the morning with coffee, but with tea. Diadem: to represent the diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw. Destiny: it is an individual's destiny to be chosen by a certain house. Portrait: a portrait of Rowena Ravenlcaw. Butterfly: everyone knows that ravenclaws are smart, but many forget, until they meet Luna Lovegood, that Ravenclaws are also some of the most unique students at Hogwarts. Book: to represent the emphasis on school and how the password to the ravenclaw common room is a riddle. Silver Chalice: for use in potions, also mentioned in the tales of Beedle the Bard. O: for Outstanding, because Ravenclaw students can often be found at the top of their class!

These 2 paintings are really gorgeous! The pictures were "taken" by Collin Creevy for the Hogwarts Yearbook. The picture was taken at an evening practice session of charms. They both have a silver metallic sheen to them!

These are totally hysterical. Theses and the 2 paintings are going to find homes in my craft room where I can look at them tons and tons!

I forgot to put the earrings in the pic with the bracelet but I think you can see them better here. These candle holders are adorable LOVE them!

Last but certainly not least my Honeydukes coffee/tea cozie... it says Accio Brain. Funny this is just how I see coffee.It brings me back my brain in the morning! Did you see the adorable lollies and candies around the bottom and I think she made the button from clay to look like a huge lollie.

the_essence Thank you so much you are a wonderful crafter. I had a ball in this swap and I love my stuff so much. hopefully you will get yours soon. USPS says that you should have it!  Great job with your first swap!


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« Reply #303 on: October 13, 2011 08:53:43 AM »

Too much awesome sauce.

« Reply #304 on: October 13, 2011 10:13:34 AM »

I love the tea cozie... Exactly how I feel in the mornings (mainly because I am getting off work and on my way to school  Wink)
« Reply #305 on: October 13, 2011 10:42:11 AM »

Glad you liked everything, Sirael! and I finally found my camera, so on to the lovely things I got!

First we have a wonderful book safe painted to look like a copy of Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean from Flourish and Blotts.I've already put in some sea shells and gull feathers I collected on the beach this summer Smiley

From Ravenclaw house is a wonderfully soft t-shirt, which I put on as soon as I got it

and from Ancient Runes we've got...

my very own set of Elder Futhark runes! the cover of the box is wood-burned with the image of a tree and the word "yggdrasil", which is the name for the Norse Tree of Life
and the runes inside:

it's so wonderful, and the wood-burning is amazing! I can't wait to use it Smiley

for some extra's, Sirael made me this gorgeous key necklace (I love keys! haven't taken this one off yet)

and an embroidered Thestral! it's hard to see because of the reflection on the glass, but the wings are stitched with silver thread. unfortunately, the glass over it broke in shipping, but that's an easy fix and everything else is just fine!

thanks Sirael for the awesome swap! everything is perfect!

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« Reply #306 on: October 13, 2011 10:52:20 AM »

WOW!! Love that package and the thestral is awesome.

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« Reply #307 on: October 13, 2011 10:54:07 AM »

Great stuff everyone! I'm gonna be going on a massive wisting spree later Cheesy

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« Reply #308 on: October 13, 2011 11:10:36 AM »

Oh wow, those are some awesome packages! Love the thestral!!

Willing to swap/trade/pay for Harry Potter fabric to make a quilt for my daughter, just send a PM Smiley

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« Reply #309 on: October 13, 2011 12:14:36 PM »

Oh, no!  I'm so sorry the glass broke!  Hopefully it's not too much trouble to fix.  I'm glad you enjoyed everything, though!  You were an awesome partner.  Cheesy

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