Friday, June 11, 2010

Persephone Has Arrived from Italy!!!

I heard this chirruping noise and a light pecking on our glass/screen door. When I opened it I saw a wonderful, but extremely tired owl, her little chest what moving quite fast from her journey. I am amazed that Persephone lugged the large (and heavy)  box all the way from Italy to Illinois. Needless to say, she is thrilled to be inside and out of the heat as well as munching on some owl treats. Once the owl was situated, I tended to the wondrous box from Hermione.

This is what greeted me upon opening the box!
Once unpacked I had quite the spread on the couch!
The card that I was to open first was absolutely lovely! You totally rock the handmade cards Hermione:D

Since I have OCD tendencies and love order (to an extent). I sorted the packages by the store's they came from.
I decided to start off with Flourish & Blotts.
How awesome! Always good to be able to defend yourself from others. This book contained several sock patterns from my queue and favorites. Such as the Seduction Sock seen below.
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Also enclosed from Flourish & Blotts was an adorable journal and some bookmarks. I love bookmarks!!! I read so much I tend to never have enough bookmarks :)
I really doubt that she found this at Flourish, but however she did manage to get her hands on it... I am thoroughly grateful to have Snape's copy of Advanced Potion Making (including the notes in the margins). This book contains so many wonderful potions (recipes) to brew!!! I cannot wait to start making some.
A wonderful and aged page from the Potions book!!! This is too awesome for words! :D
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From Flourish & Blotts I moved onto the packages from Olivander.
I received a 32" size US2 (my fav size for socks) circ to learn magic loop on. Now I only need to find a teacher ^_^  She also sent me a wand with the Death Eater symbol on it made by Meladia Starseeker. I love the wand so very much!
Here is a better picture of the beautiful wand!!! It is so very perfect. I can't wait to start casting with it!
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Next I opened the packages that came from Gladrags Wizard Wear
I received a lovely green and super soft cowl for the cooler months, and some lovely fingerless mittens out of the same plush yarn. Hermione also sent some fantastic flip flops that are super comfy with the covered straps. 
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Hermione also went shopping at the apothecary in Diagon Alley. 
During her travels she picked up some flavored Extravirgin Olive Oil in truffle, mushroom, basil, lemon, and chili pepper flavors. I cannot wait to try these with some bread.
I got some wonderful cotton fingering weight yarn in a lovely green and a rich black. I am sure that the colors were something Snape wore on a regular basis. I can't wait to get knitting with them.
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Next I opened the items that came from Wonder Witch that she picked up from WWW. 
So many adorable items! A pouch filled with pins and stickers. The pins are of the Slytherin emblem, Snape, a death eater, my ref jersey, my ravatar, and my facebook "pic".  The death eater stickers are way too cute! Included was also a pair of bat earrings for Snape. I also received a beautiful Venetian glass snake pendant necklace that she also picked up on her travels. It is absolutely lovely, in fact I have it on right now :)
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The final grouping was from Borgin and Burke's. Hard to believe that a Ravenclaw managed to end up in Knockturn Alley, let alone at that store. 
A yummy pumpkin spice candle, one of my all time favorite scents no matter the time of year. I also got two "cup socks" for my caffeine fixes. The stitch markers are so lovely! Gorgeous beads and Dark Mark charms. I love them!!! I love stitch markers and they will be put to use. :)

Last but certainly not least is this too beautiful for words Venetian mask. I will be wearing this during masquerades! I love it so very much! It really will go so well with my ball gowns and the detail is absolutely exquisite!!! I really am looking forward to wearing it! :D
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Upon opening the letter that contained details of the items I received, one more thing was waiting for me... death eater tattoos!!! I can not wait to put one on! lol They are so groovy! You really thought of everything, didn't you?
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Thank you so very very very (insert infinitive very) much Hermione! I am absolutely astounded by this Severus Snape kit. Everything is wonderful and completely, absolutely amazing!!! The Potions book alone must have taken forever to compile. I am so looking forward to using/ wearing/ making everything that you have sent in my kit. You rock!!! You rock so very hard!!! :D


  1. Holy Moly! If that isn't a Snape kit, I don't know WHAT is! Gorgeous! Simply wonderful!

  2. No kidding, right!!!! She rocks my socks!!! :D My family could not believe everything that was unpacked from that box. I don't know how she managed to get it all in there.

  3. OMG! This kit is totally fabulous! Hermione has done an amazing job theming this all around Snape. The various shop wrappings are brilliant too. And I love the Advanced Potion Making book. You lucky, lucky, lucky witch Clara!

  4. Dont' you know I'm adept at undetectable extention charms? ;) Heeheeheehee! I really and truly had sooooooooo much fun putting this together! I think I pondered for a full 30 seconds on your characters before my brain was overrun with ideas! That potions book is the Potter project I'm most proud of making in my whole history of Potter-projects! :D I'm so glad you like it as much as I do! ;)

  5. what a totally fantastic Snape kit! The presentation was just as good as the goodies contained in the kit. Very well done!! Love the potions book!

  6. Awesome! You have been spoiled rotten (and you deserve it)!