Monday, March 31, 2008


Yeah, so, canvas. Canvas would seem to be good stuff... nice and sturdy. Its care tag says "Dry Clean Only" but I always figure thats more of a guideline than a rule... surely nothing bad will happen if I toss it in the wash, right? I mean, I did pink it first, to keep it from fraying...


Canvas apparently frays like the nerves of a mom with 1 hours sleep and two-year-old twins... even when pinked. I lost 4 inches off the total width I bought due to fraying, which I hadn't counted on. On the plus side, at least the fabric has a really nice hand now... I'll just have to buy more (which, of course, is not in the budget =P) and wash it again, taking into account how much I might lose.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Winding Down

Blarg. I missed posting last week. I hope no one minds; it was Spring Break and I didn't get on the PC much at all.
I received my package in the mail from my lovely and generous swap partner. I've borrowed a portable light box from a friend so I can take nice photos of the package, and I will post them as soon as I find the camera and get them taken.
My own package for sending out continues apace. As always, I've decided to be ambitious with the bag portion, to really push my sewing skills. Wish me luck so that I don't fall on my face!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quidditch Round 3

1. When Rita Skeeter prints a bad articles about Hagrid in the Daily Prophet, which Professor teaches Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class while he is away?
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
b. Viktor Krum

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedric have to face in the first task?
b. A Swedish Short-Snout

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
b. Troy and Quigley

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gift of a carriage clock?
b. A basilisk egg

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes
b. No
Both, according to
In chapter twenty-five of the Goblet of Fire, when Harry gets stuck in the stairs and Snape and Moody come along, Moody makes some statement. I forgot what it was, but it was something pertaining to the Dark Mark on Snape's arm. Snape suddenly grabs his right arm; therefore the mark should be on that arm. But later, he shows Fudge the mark on his left arm...

Picture Scavenger Hunt
A Basilisk
Mundungus Fletcher
Amos Diggory

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

House Quiz 5

Experimental Magic Theory Homework

1. Do my homework for me. Exercio Expletious
2. Tidy up my bedroom. Purgo Cubiculum
3. Make a delicious chocolate cake. Coceri Torten
4. Make my professor stay in bed today. Quiesco Insegnante
5. I would like breakfast in bed, please. Deporto Ientaculum
6. Stick all my Quidditch opponents' feet to the floor. Pedi Radix
7. Give everyone the giggles. Adfero Hahota
8. Dye some yarn in my favorite color. Imbuo Atra
9. Unravel the mess I've made with my yarn. Extrico Fonal
10. Knit my Prefect the perfect bag! Plesti Crumens

A some Latin, a little bit Romanian, a little bit Hungarian, a tiny bit Serbian... (yay for InterTran)