Thursday, July 31, 2008


Ok, so thanks to Lav she reminded me that I didn't actually miss my post last week. Woohoo! Also, I got this!


This was a fun swap! Maybe I can do it again next summer!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I can't believe I didn't post last week! Things have been so crazy I've been losing track of time. I have a friend visiting me at Hogwarts this week and I guess with all the fun we've had I don't know what day it is! Sorry guys. I guess my first one being so late in the game isn't SO bad...but still.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


So, I get a call from my Mom the day before I fly home from my amazing vacation in LA saying that a little Owl had been there!! This was SO great because it gave me something to look forward to once I got home because I knew I would be super depressed about leaving my friends. And I was!! But my spirits were brightened when I saw this on the table!

Sam watched as everything was unloaded out of the box with much interest...until I pulled out the camera. He was apparently not up for a photo op as you can see him jumping away.

Here's another shot minus Sam.

A cute little Owl came with everything bearing a message:

This bag is so cute. I love shoes. I love bags. It was full of win! "omg shoes!"

I was stoked to get this great bag with a cute heart zipper tag in such a nice black and white print and was surprised to see that when I opened it there were little goodies inside!! Exploding Bonbons and chocolate GOLD! Like the bag wasn't enough! Plus, and I don't know how she knew this, but also included was a bag of my favovorite old fashioned candy! Totally salivating right now...Mm....

This was a total surprise. A recipe for Treacle Tarts! I'm going to make these ASAP. Seriously.

Knitting accessories in abundance! A set of DPNs, circular needle, knitting gauge (always been meaning to get one but never did so yay!) a set of GORGEOUS stitch markers which are on a super cute bracelet!

Close up on just the markers. Because I'm pretty sure everything was hand made it totally deserved it's own picture! <3

Super close up on the bracelet clasp. IT'S THE CAT'S TAIL!!!! LOVE IT!

And in the tiniest package came these hand made earrings! I just got my left ear re-pierced while I was in LA so I can actually wear these now!!

Super cute tiny socks! I hate to say I'm not 100% sure what they're used for, but I've been thinking like a bookmark, or decoration, or whatever! Either way, cute and awesome!

A sock pattern and a really beautiful hand painted yarn, plus black and yellow! <3 Brigid is totally observing this picture.

And what else?! Could there possibly be MORE?!?!!? YES! YES THERE CAN!!! A book on how to knit socks on 2 circular needles!! Who's been wanting to learn that for like forever? Me!

Oh, and how can I forget THIS amazing creation? A bag so big and beautiful that it can hold ALL the stuff I got plus MORE!? I love the quilted fabric, the flannel HP lining, the decorative yellow stitching, the pocket on the outside, the big cute button...*GASP!* It's so amazing, I've been truly spoiled out of my mind!

Thank you SO MUCH Penelope of Flitwick!! You went above and beyond and everything is very appreciated. Plus I forgot to post saying that in addition she sent me Goat Milk Soap and Body Lotion earlier in the month! They smell so delicious and I've already put a good dent in them lol. <3 So yes, thank you thank you thank you! You've been so sweet through this whole thing with every email and I hope we can keep in contact even after this swap has ended!

Quidditch ~ Round Three

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?
d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?
b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?
a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?
b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
d. Hufflepuff (woot woot!)

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?
c. Yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.
b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?
d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Padma Patil

Hannah Abott


Dumbledore's Army

Cedric Diggory

(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Puff Quiz #6

Sorry I'm so late getting to this!!!

1) What is a Chimaera?
A very dangerous creature with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail.

2) Name 3 of the 4 breeds of Winged Horses.
Thestral, Abraxan, Aethonan, thestral and Granian,

3) What are Yeti afraid of?

4) How does a wizard rid a farm of a Nogtail?
Chase it off with a pure white dog.

5) Why are Fwoopers sold with a silencing charm?
Because their Fwooper's singign will drive the listener insane.

6) Where are Erklings found?

7) Name the only spell known to repel a Lethifold.
The always effective Patronus Charm.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oh my! What a crazy week it's been. I've been visiting my friends who have graduated from hogwarts and now in the magical workforce out here in LA. I've been having a great time but haven't had much access to a computer which is a little worrying! I hope I don't miss homework.

Which, btw, could someone email me if we are assigned homework and I can try to get internet access again? Thank you!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

This is me blogging for blogging sake!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

More quizzes!


you know what?' ron murmured, looking over at the bar with enthusiasm. 'we could order anything we liked in here. i bet that bloke would sell us anything, he wouldn't care. i've always wanted to try firewhisky


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oh well

We didn't get the bonus snitch and I feel bad that I wasn't able to help the hunt AGAIN! But I have to take work when I can get it so sorry guys!

Saturday, June 21, 2008


It feels weird not to have anything to work on for HSKS anymore! It was so much fun though! I hope Cat likes everything!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quidditch ~ Round Two!

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?
b. Professor Umbridge

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?
c. Magnolia Crescent

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?
c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?
d. The Vanishing Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?
Answer: Dobby

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?
c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.
a. Yes

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?
d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?
Answer: 16

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?
b. 8

Picture Scavenger

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks

Remus Lupin

Friday, June 13, 2008

Oh my!

I'm almost done with my package and will be ready to send it out this coming week! It's been really fun and a great learning experience! Hope everyone else is doing well on their projects!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Quiz: Create Spell!


OK here goes!

Ophidiophobia Explodia!!!

Though I feel bad because my spoilee is a Slytherin! >_<;

Plus here's a fun little someting!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Poor Sam!

Today wasn't fun for him! First he had to go to the vet for his yearly checkup and shot. Then I had to give him a bath and my Sam HATES WATER!!! But he needed it, especially after being at the vet's, even though it's a really clean place. I'm just weird like that I guess!

But now he's nice and dry again and in a much better mood. Sorry to anyone who might have tried to approach him to give him some love if he turned tail and ran quite rudely and out of character!!


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Quiz #3!

Well this is a good opportunity to share a story from my childhood with everyone! What a fun quiz!

Ok, so before I got into my teen years my parents would throw these great kid themed birthday parties for me and my 3 older brothers. Sure, we had all the typical things, cake, food, gift giving, lots of friends being over...but everyone's favorite part of our parties were, of course, catch the Diricawl! The plump, flightless bird escapes danger by vanishing in a burst of feathers.

See, the point of the game was to sneak up and catch on one of the Diricawls that my parents would release without it noticing you or scaring it. Of course, we all knew if you didn't manage to do it successfully...POOF!! There'd be so many feather all over you it'd be impossible to hide!

My parents and the other adults would just watch us from above on the deck. We have great video footage of kids running around and explosions of feathers happening in every direction!

Well, after a few minutes of us TRYING to be somewhat stealthy us kids would just get antsy and run at the Diricawls to scare them on purpose just to see how could get covered in the MOST feathers! Oh wow...good times. It always upset my oldest twin brothers would actually wanted to try to catch them without being 'feathered'. BOYS!

Anyway, that's my story! Hope everyone enjoyed it who might be reading all this!!

- Daisy

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Got my new sewing machine tonight! FINALLY!! Now I can finally finish up my spoilee's gift and now having it being SO CLOSE TO DONE and just hanging over me. Whew!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Quiz 'bout me!

1. What was I doing 10 years ago…
I was 12. I don't really remember what I was doing other than school.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?
Drink Margarita, eat amazing dinner by mom <3, let out the bunny I'm pet sitting for, see Indiana Jones, SLEEP!

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Seriously? Almost everything. Chips, popcorn <3, Pirate Booty, ice cream, cookies...yeah I love snacks it's pretty horrible. I prefer salty snacks over sweet usually. OH! And CANDY! I used to work at a candy store that's how bad I <3 candy.

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:
Eat then get liposuction because why workout? It'd buy a huge house so I could rescue lots of shelter cats and I'd knit and sew and have awesome gadgets and tech toys, pay off all my family's houses/depts, buy a Jeep! I could go on.

5. Places I’ve lived:
Saratoga Springs NY, Bainbridge OH, Sarasota FL, Kent OH

6. Jobs I’ve had:
Babysitter since I was 11, PakMail (kinda like a UPS store), CYO: A Confectionery Boutique, Custom costume maker.

7. People I want to know more about:
I think I may be the last person to do this, lol.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quidditch Round One!!


1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?
a. Tibbles

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?
a. Ignatius

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?
d. 23

4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes?
b. Neville Longbottom

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?
a. Angelina Johnson

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?
b. A hydrangea bush

7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore's Army) meeting in the Hog's Head pub?
b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.

8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot's in Hogsmeade, what is it decorated with for Valentine's Day?
c. Golden cherubs and pink confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?
a. 38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?
a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Fred and George Weasley (Together)

Hog’s Head Pub

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

Draco Malfoy

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A post about 'firsts'

So after seeing about Emma's little contest it really got me thinking about my knitting firsts.

Even though I started knitting last summer I only started to really get into it during the winter break. Then Spring break led to a lot of firsts while doing little Easter projects, but really HSKS has pushed me more than anything.

While making the bag for my spoilee I've learned TONS of new things! Here's my list of firsts:
- 1st time making an icord (I linked the pictures so my spoilee doesn't happen upon them if she doesn't want to see!)
- 1st time using circular needles
You can see the needles a little at the top
- 1st time picking up stitches
- 1st time felting
Now Felted!!!
- 1st time lining a knit bag.
- 1st time using Noro yarn! すごいですね! (that means 'awesome!' in Japanese)
Pre-Felted Bag

Yup so this project's really helped me grow as a knitter. I'm anxious to finish the icord so I can felt everything!!


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I made it back from the magical world of Disney! I'm a bit sore...and burned...and totally exhausted BUT it was good fun. Expedition Everest was...amazing! But it was HOT. Very. Very. Hot. And if I get my phone and camera working right again (my portable electronics are going on strike it seems) I'll have pictures posted here too of the trip.

Anyway! Thanks to Eleanor for watching Sam and Lavender for taking notes for me. It was very nice of you guys and I appreciate it a lot!

Oh, and what did I come back to? A comment saying I won the first quiz's drawing! I'm very appreciative. <3

And just one more thing, sorry for my bad spelling in the last quiz! Who knew orchid had an 'h' in it? Not me apparently! But thanks to those who helped me out with that.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Playing hooky!

This morning my parents took me from horwarts to have an overnight trip at a different magical place. Where? Disney world! We're going to meet up with my brother and his wife who are visiting there too so it should be fun!

We're going to the animal kingdom and its my first time so that's even more exciting since its the only park I haven't been to. Yay!

I'll take lots of fun picture to share with everyone when I get back!

Have fun in classes! Maybe someone could be nice and take notes for me? :)


Monday, May 19, 2008

Quiz 2

Potions Ingredients
1. Chamomile

2. Echinacea

3. Lovage

4. Anise

5. Witch Hazel

6. Lavender

7. Pennyroyal

8. Periwinkle

9. Kava Kava

10. Marsh Mallow

11. Ginseng

12. Mugwort

13. What is your favorite thing to do besides knit and crochet?

14. Do you collect anything? (yes and no are invalid answers)

15. What is your favorite flower?
dohric (fixed now!)

BAM! I did that WAY faster than I thought!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ready Set Go!

I got some free time to meet up with Cat and really got to know some of her interests. We both share a love of Starbucks and as anyone who shares our love would know it makes you feel closer to a person when you learn they're a fellow addict!

Anyway, now I feel like I can really start on her package and have the items I pick out and make be perfect for her! I can't wait for her to get it!!

Oh, and I haven't introduced my cat to everyone yet. He's only just gotten used to so many people being around and feeling comfortable enough to venture out of my bed.

Meet Sam. My baby!

As you can see he's pretty much claimed that rocking chair in the common room. So don't sit on him please!! Oh, and he's nice so you can feel free to pet him. He's not really into being held though, and he's a little skittish but very sweet! <3

Friday, May 16, 2008

Quick Knit

I got a new 'Mobile Owl' and wanted to make a cute case for it. I bought a skein of discounted but very pretty pink yarn for only $2.50 (originally $8.00!) and used a bit of it to knit this new awesome 'sock' as the patterned called it.

Doesn't it look cozy??


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Quiz! (done now!)

1. Is from a muggle family and the first to attend Hogwarts?
Penelope Willow

2. When knitting socks you use dpn's, 2 circ, 1 circ 1 sock, 1 circ 2 socks?
I've never knit socks before! But I'd love to dry the i circ 2 socks!

3. Their owls name is Owlbert?
Eleanor Wigworthy

4. Beat Agatey Mirrofold in a contest?
Lily Clearwater

5. Your favorite non 'puff color?

6. They learned to knit for a school play?
Emma Kettleburn

7. They got engaged last week?
Selena Starfire

8. One sentence/statement you would use to describe your stash?
Very beginner and thus small!

9. Their best class is Divination?
Me! Daisy Chang!

10. Last term everyone thought you were your sibling?
Antonio dela Weasley

11. When not going to Hogwarts your favorite thing to do is?
Spend time with family.

12. You have read the books, watched the movie or both?
Both! But I got into it when the first movie came out.

13. Your family includes?
Mom, Dad, 3 older brothers, and my cat Sam.

14. They have frogs in their room?
Clidonia Acromantula

15. Has a dog named Kluane?
Ursula Longbottom

16. My favorite thing to knit is.
Accessories. ie leg warmers, shurgs, bags, ipod/blackberry covers etc.

And my fav. HP character is....

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Because it's true!


I'm hanging it from my bedpost!!

Got my Spoilee!

I'm VERY excited to get to know her and start customizing an amazing package!



Friday, May 9, 2008

My very first wand!

What Harry Potter Wand Are You?
Your Result: 12.5" Yew, Dragon Heartstring

Your wand is longer than average, with a flexible and long-lasting wood. Dragon Heartstring is a common Ollivander core. Your wand is ideal for jinxes and hexes.

11" Mahogany, Unicorn Hair
14" Holly, Veela Hair
8.5" Mahogany, Dragon Heartstring
9" Willow, Phoenix Feather
10.5" Ash, Phoenix Feather
11" Ash, Hippogriff Talon
11.5" Yew, Unicorn Hair
What Harry Potter Wand Are You?
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I love that it's a little bit longer than normal. I can't say why exactly, it just feels safe.

<3 Daisy

My Patronus

Your Patronus is the Wolf! The wolf is a symbol of wisdom, loyalty and independence. He is one of history's more revered (and feared) characters.
That your Patronus is a wolf says that you are very wise as a person. You tend to be loyal to your friends, even when they screw up, but you are also independent. Finding that balance is key; finding it will ensure that you will be a wonderful witch or wizard!

My Best Class!

Which Class at Hogwarts Would You Excel at?

You excel at Divination. The future eludes and excites you thats why you can't wait and see for yourself, you need to know NOW. Looks like a lot of people are dying soon...
Take this quiz!

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I do feel I'm this way most of the time. Very impatient to get to the future, I want to know what will happen to me now!