Friday, 18 November 2016

Potions 101, part two

Hello fellow crafters and genuinely lovely people! A few weeks ago I made some Harry Potter potion labels. You can read about it here:

I said in that post I had two more potions to make, but was waiting to find the right bottles.

Well, the bottles have been found!

Thanks especially to our friends the Haboobys who generously dug up bottles half submerged in mud near a stream on their property and then brought them to me. I could not have made these two potions without your help. Thanks for giving me your rubbish!

So here is the first one:

This one is made from an old bottle of rum. Fifteen men on a dead man's chest. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum and all that cliche rot. 

Here is the second one: 

 Floo powder! Made from ....real flue powder! Here is where I got our other friends involved. Our friends Kathryn and Peter have a wood burning stove and so i asked them if they could please bring me a small bag of ash.

Many hilarious texts were passed back and forth about me getting coals and switches in my Christmas stocking since I was so keen on getting a bag of ash.

Now, let me just say Kat and Pete are the classic definition of a wind-up merchant. What is a wind-up merchant, I hear you cry? Well, my fellow American peeps (excuse me, I mean my fellow "Canadian" peeps)  A Wind-up merchant is someone who enjoys winding others up in the sense of making fun of them or playing practical jokes. You know the sort of people I am referring to, don't you?

Anyway, they kindly delivered my bag of ashes along with a note that read:

My grandmother was very keen on art too, and she would be very pleased to know her ashes were a part of an art project. She also liked water, so if there are any of her ashes left, please can you scatter them in the river Towy. 

I was also told she was a tiny woman which is why there there was only a small bit in the bag.

See what I mean?

We have such mad friends...which mean we fit right in. (ha ha)

Anyway, now my Harry Potter collection is complete!

This is a fun project to do that is relatively cheap, especially if someone else gives you all their old bottles and a bag of ash.

Thanks friends!

Diolch ffrindiau!

Merci amies!

1 comment:

  1. So pleased our rubbish has been put to good use! You have quite a talent there, they look "grreat"!! xxx