Oct 12, 2014

Harry Potter Swap on Craftster Part I

Two years ago I participated in my first Craft Swap on Craftster with the theme The Walking Dead. You can check out what I made here and what I received here.
More than a year later I felt like doing another swap, so I checked out the Swapping Board and found the Back to Hogwarts Swap. I signed up and got partnered with a fellow crafter from Belgium. And here's what he sent me:

The first item I checked out was this amazing suitcase filled with goodies that I would carry around with me when I would go on Terrortours adventures! Terrortours is a shop in Diagon Alley that offers adventure holidays for witches and wizards.

There was a silver dagger against Werewolves, a cross and stake against Vampires and some vegan chocolate against the terrors of Dementors.

Then a candle to scare off creatures, some Doxy Poison Antidote, a Seeing mirror to look around corners (Do not use to look for Basilisks!) and a jar full of Bezoars in case someone gets poisoned.

There was also a pouch with Tibetian Shimmering stones light the darkness and some Stoned Phoenix Tears to heal minor injuries. The booklet was the Terrortours Survival Kit Handbook: They do not take responsibility for accidents, but early deaths will get refunds!

The next item was this awesome Ravenclaw bag:
I can always use more bags and this one is pretty cool. The husband said that it also reminded him of the House Arryn from Game of Thrones, but the Prefect badge makes it pretty clear that it's Harry Potter related to the ones in the know. I'm pretty sure that I would never have been a Prefect at Hogwarts, but I will have lots of fun pretending to be one.

Then I looked inside of the bag and at first I thought it was just some cardboard to make it stand up straight, but no! It's a labyrinth boardgame!

This is actually one of my favorite boardgames from my childhood and now I own the Harry Potter version! So cool! Can't wait to play a round with my fellow Ravenclaws in the common room.

Last, but not least, I got a jar of Polyjuice Potion.
Just kidding, the real stuff is way dangerous and only for Advanced Potion Makers! It's a candy jar!

And there we have it. The creativity of my fellow Craftsters never ceases to amaze me. Couldn't have asked for a better partnership and I can't wait till he gets my package. I really hope he likes the stuff I made and I will share with you as soon as the Muggle post delivers.

And here's the scary bit; I made an unboxing video... If you watch it all the play please tell me what you're thinking! Never again or get a better camera you chump or meh, could be worse. It's really weird talking into a camera by yourself and if noone cares about it I'd rather leave it be. Gah, alright, here goes nothing:

Oct 6, 2014

Picturesque Month ~ 06'14

June is my favorite month of the whole year. Mostly because it is the month of my birthday, which is also the first day of summer and summer is great! This year it was also the month of our wedding and will the our anniversary month from now on. So here's what happened:
June was also a month of fitness, I ate very healthy and did a lot of sports. I was really into sweet potatoes this month and also tried out monomeals, where you eat only one fruit or vegetable as a meal. My favorite monomeal was a big half of a watermelon.

Of course this month was also full of last minute wedding crafts, like these caketoppers I made at a workshop in the Dawanda Snuggery and Ken's cufflings which show off his love of Pokemon and our wedding colour theme.
I also enjoyed to spend some time on our balcony, look how much Ryan grew!
Of course there was music as well:
- The fantastic Arcade Fire at the Wuhlheide. 5/5 bazooka points for awesomeness.
- The not so much fantastic any more Mando Diao.. they got really weird! 2/5 bazooka points for not rocking it like the good ol' times anymore.
- There was no third concert this month, so here's a picture of me sporting my first wedding gift; Zombie slippers (How awesome are those?) and watching Adventure Time on DVD, which I got for my birthday!

I also got some awesome T-Shirts from my present time husband which feature Tina, my favorite character from Bob's Burgers and Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure time. Also season 1-3 of Bob's Burgers and Adventure time! LSP pillow looks mighty jelly. As a tradition Ken made me a giant Birthday card with a silly pun (the front had a huge piece of cheese on it).What a Sweety!
Since my birthday was a week before our wedding I decided to throw a Polter-Birthday. The german tradition of the Polterabend (which means as much as evening of bangs...) is mainly shattering china and dishes to scare away the evil spirits before the wedding day.
Then the next day instead of a bachelor/bachelorette evening we went on a super fun rafting trip on a lake in Brandenburg with a group of our closest friends. It was so much fun and the weather was perfect! Spent the whole day out on the water with our two rafts, had a picnic and great adventure!

And then it was time to get married! Ken's best friend and his brother came all the way from the US to watch us tie the knot and of course to spend some quality time with their buddy.
The second two pictures are from the day of our "official" wedding at the registry office. "Real" wedding photos coming up soon!

Pre-Wedding Shoot with Mateja Müller

A couple of months before the wedding we met up with our wonderful wedding photographer Mateja Müller to have a quick shoot to get to know each other. Some might call this an engagement shoot, but since we got enganged 2 years ago it was quite a late one. Enjoy!

(Do you see that jerk tickling me to make me laugh even more? We had a lot of fun during the shoot and were laughing all the way through!)

So much fun! I was actually surprised that there were so many good photos of us since we were goofing off the whole time and laughing. Mateja really captured us and I'm so glad we chose her to be our wedding photographer!

Location: Körnerpark, Neukölln
Dress: C&A

PS: All of the photos in this post belong to Mateja Müller Photography.
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