November 18, 2010
As we were sitting in our car outside of Pizza Hut/Taco Bell last night, waiting for them to cook Adam’s pizza, I checked my phone and saw that I had a convo. It seems a pair of my fingerless mittens have been featured in a Gryffindor themed treasury! I didn’t realize it before, but those mittens do come close to the Gryffindor house colors.
Any of you out there looking forward to the new HP movie??
October 29, 2010
Halloween is a mere two days away, but the trick-or-treaters around here are headed out tomorrow night. If you haven’t even begun to think about Halloween festivities, no worries! Here’s a little last minute Halloween Party roundup to give you a hand.
Pumpkin Pasties – I found this recipe over at britta.com, a website dedicated to throwing a most awesome Harry Potter party. I made these pasties last Halloween, and everyone loved them! They’re really quick and easy, and are a great finger food alternative to making a whole pumpkin pie. While you’re over there, check out the other recipes that are listed. Those treacle tarts just might have to be made in my kitchen this year…
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (because at Halloween, you can never have too much pumpkin) – This recipe is brought to you courtesy of Lindsay who blogs over at PACountryCrafts. While I haven’t tried out this recipe yet, rumor has it that Lindsay is a whiz with pumpkin. Don’t believe me? Check out her posts on How To Cook A Pumpkin, and Pumpkin Muffins.
Owl Cupcakes – Here’s looking at you, kid. I Am Momma Hear Me Roar is one of my favorite blogs! It’s always full of wonderfully creative ideas for cooking, crafting… you name it. Many thanks to Cheri for sharing some of her last minute treat ideas. While you’re there, check out the “Crow’s Feet” too. Oh, my tummy is grumbling just looking at all that goodness!
Spooky Glowing Eyes – This first decoration idea is thanks Sister Dianne, who heads up another one of my favorite blogs, CraftyPod. Trust me, you don’t need to have a crafty bone in your body to pull off this quick and easy decoration idea. Click on the link to watch her short tutorial video.
Needle Felted Eyeballs – Yes, more creepy, eerie eyes. This decoration idea is brought to you via Michelle from Etsy and Nguyen Le from KnitKnit. If you’ve got a little extra fiber laying around, I’ll bet you could churn out a few new sets of peepers in no time.
3D Blood Spatter Effect – Think your home could be the setting for a new episode of CSI? This decoration idea is for you! This is a Halloween how-to that Etsy put out last year, with the help of Meg Allan Cole from Threadbanger, and I thought it was so cool, I wanted to share it with you this year. I like their idea of using it as a photo-op area.
These are just a very few last minute ideas. I hope they help get your creative juices going!
June 28, 2010
We are having a great time hanging out with family and seeing the sights this week! On Sunday, we fought the crowd and made it to the new Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios. It was so neat!
Not only did we have a great time exploring, and just being in that “world”, but what did I manage to spot when I was browsing in Honeydukes sweets shop? Treacle Fudge!
February 19, 2010
Hop on your broomstick and get ready for a magical ride with this week’s Featured Friday!
Store Name: Celestefrittata
First Name: Chiara
Tag Line: Celestefrittata Bottega Online
Physical Location: Bari, Italy
Inventory: paper goods, hand bound books, Harry Potter themed items
This past weekend, my hubby and I happened upon a Movie Gallery that was going out of business and selling their DVDs at deep discounts. Among our purchases that day, we snagged a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the only one we were missing up until now. That got me thinking about today’s featured shop.
We went home to spend this past Christmas with my family. Now, this makes Christmas shopping a little tricky since I really need to buy everything online and have it shipped ahead of us to avoid having to check more bags and get slapped with those ridiculous baggage fees. In my search for the perfect gift for one of my dear cousins, who is a huge Harry Potter fan, I was very pleased to discover Celestefrittata.
This shop is a must see for Potter fans. She has the most awesome collection of hand bound notebooks that look like textbooks that came right out of the shelves at Flourish & Blotts. Astronomy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, she has it all. I purchased a spiral bound Daily Prophet Journal and a set of Owl Post stationary that came complete with stamps in various denominations or wizard currency – and the shipping from Italy was much less expensive than checking another piece of luggage at the airport! Here are a few pictures to tempt your inner witch or wizard.