Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Angel Package Has Arrived!

I posted a thank you on my blog but wanted to draw everyone's attention to the wonderful angel package I received from Wisteria!

Thank you again Wisty!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Finally posted about my kit!

Sorry it's so late! I finally posted about my kit! You can read about it here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yayness!!! My Kit!!!:D

okie so now that the dorms internet is working, here is my awesome Kit!! thanks Phelicia!!!!:)

Friday, September 4, 2009

HSKS 9 - Delayed

Hey, everyone!
We're going to delay HSKS 9 sign ups until October 5th. More information will be posted in the coming weeks.

My Kit is Here!

I received a wonderful kit in the mail yesterday from Lavender Ollivander. Come to my blog to check it out!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Thank you to everyone who voted! Thank you to every wonderful spoilee who took such great photos of their kits. And, even more important, thank you to all of the wonderful spoilers for sending so many wonderful kits! And, without further ado... our winner for the Best Kit of HSKS8 Summer Camp '09 is......

Congrats to Emma Wigworthy!!!

Small housekeeping note. You all had VERY different opinions on who sent the best kit in your cabin. So much so, that I didn't get ANY kind of consensus, so there will not be any Best Kit cabin winners. You are ALL winners though. Everyone loved everything... I can tell! Congrats to you all! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank you Madam Ferula

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another Kit Received

I received my kit from Mantacora Crimson! Come on over to my blog and check it out...

My kit arrived from Rowena

I was travleing last week and did not get home until Friday, when I found this lovely and thoughtful kit from Rowena. Thanks so much. I already opened the nuts, drank a cup of coffee and fondled the yarn!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pigs can fly!

Can you guess what my kit theme is...
Check out all the goodness Fiera sent me!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My kit's arrived, too!

And it's excellent. Perenelle T. is a great spoilee!Check it out at for more pics and descriptions!

I've got my kit

I had to go and pick my kit from Dan'Azraella Deamonova up from the post office today, otherwise I would've had it on Tuesday. BUT now it's mine and there are pictures! :) Thank you Dan'Azraella!

To find out what's inside the cute kitty bag see my blog.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Package from Astrid

I got the most amazing Care of Magical Creatures package from Astrid yesterday! My girls were present, so the Cotton Candy Bubble gum and the Blood Pops did not last too long. The piece that amazed me most? The Student Planner! I had been at a meeting with a new principal and was wishing that I had a calendar to write down upcoming events as we discussed them. That same day I get the package with the exact thing that I needed! I put that to use today as I scheduled the first fundraiser of the year for my kid's school.

I also received the much, coveted by me, Gurumi Family kit from Knit Picks, a beautiful journal (can never have too many of those!), a harmony circular size 3, beautiful stitch markers, a cute little bag to put all the little essentials in, and an HP Snitch cloth in Huffle colors. Oh! And I can't forget the delicious tasting Twilight Sweethearts candies! I'm popping the last of those in my mouth as I type :) Thank you, Astrid, for a great summer care package!

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's Here!!

Click on the pic for more photos of all the goodies

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Voting has begun!

Attention fellow campers! Voting has now begun for the Best Kit of HSKS 8 Summer Camp! Go to the Best Kit site and vote for your favorite kit. Those with a star next to their name are eligible to win. Remember, you cannot vote for your own kit or the kit you received. Also, send me the name of the favorite kit from your cabin (if available). You can send your votes to me either via PM on Ravelry (I'm dramaqt99) or email them to me at ashley dot cavell dot com. Voting will close Thursday, August 27 at 6 PM EST. If you have any questions or I have not marked your name, please let me know ASAP!


I recieved a wonderful package yesterday from Cassie Grubbly-Plank, take a look.
Thanks Cassie!!!!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yarn in Training

Birthday Girl Rowena!!!

Lookie what we found you for your birthday...

Yarn in Training!

We hope today is wonderful--- full of cake and laughter and hugs and kisses and calorie-less candy and, of course, love!!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Hope you have a great birthday! You deserve it.

HSKS 9 - Quidditch Throughout the World

Hello, Campers!!

I hope that you've all enjoyed Summer Camp this year. I know things have gotten busy for some, and I know that I did not anticipate a change in schedule on my part, but over all I hope that you've all had a good time. This was our first HSKS Summer Camp and a lot of good things have come out of it that we'll continue on into HSKS 9. That leaves me with my main announcement here :)


Sign Ups
September 14th - September 18th

Swap Duration
September 21st - November 21st

Quidditch Teams
The teams are still yet to be decided. You will be able to choose a team that you'd like to join. Kits will be themed after the teams. There will be no House colors or identities. More than likely we'll go back to House colors during the first term of '10.

Looking for Team Captains
There will be four captains chosen. Please be watching the Rav board for application information.

Be watching the Rav board for more announcements!!

Please note!
Summer Camp ends August 29th!!
Get your kits in the mail before then!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Clara Clovenhoof is the best!

Without a doubt, Clara Clovenhoff deserves the prize for Best Kit! She spoiled me rotten (which is more than I can say for Cousin Thistle)! Check it out here !

It's here, it's here!

I got the bestest kit EVER! Go over to my blog to check it out. Prendolyn the Weird is the BEST! She SO should get Best Kit! :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Best Kits Voting

Information on voting for the Best Kit is up. Go to the site now and check it out. If you have any questions, let me know. PM me on Ravelry (dramaqt99) or email me at ashley dot cavell at gmail dot com. Good luck everyone!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Game 7 badges!

The detailed results of Game 7, Follow the Patronus, can be found on the Rav thread here.




Congratulations to all the winners and all the participants!

Kit received

I got a great kit from Helga Ze Horrid, read more about it on my blog

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Owl Post!

When I opened my front door this morning I had this on my porch! Thank you Calypso!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thank you, Wisty!

I received my package from Wisty today! It's a Potions package full of love!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Keavy has delivered!!

Check out my package from Bevin Rae Mooney, it's awesome!!! Thank you so much Bevin!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Check out the wonderful kit Cassandra Grubbly-Plank's owl just dropped on my doorstep!!


I got my kit from Fleur Dolohov last week and finally got the pictures posted! Check out my blog to see.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Week 6 Game Results

The List

1. Draught of Peace
2. Mandrake Potion
3. Murlap Essence
4. Mrs. Scower's Magical Mess Remover
5. Forgetfulness Potion
6. Wit-Sharpening Essence
7. Mrs. Scower's Magical Mess Remover

Each potion is worth 5 points, so the total amount of points that may be earned is 35 for this game.

And the winner's are . . . .

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HSKS8 Besk Kits Competition


Are you all having a great time at camp? It's hard to believe that there's less than a month left! Even harder to believe is the fact that August 15 is the end of the Early Bird sending period AND the end of the qualifying time for the Best Kits competition. Only a bit more than two weeks away! So, I hope that you're all taking a few pictures of your kits before sending them off! Feel free to send them to me (Cassie C. in the Hinkypunks Cabin) so I can enter you into the competition. You can ask your Counselor for the address!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll see you around the campfire!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Camp Game #5 Winners

What a creative bunch of campers we have at Hogwarts Summer Camp! I am proud to announce the winners of Camp Game #5!

Third Place goes to BILLYWIGS with 100 points!

Second place goes to MANTICORES with 110 points!

First place goes to........drum roll................

ERUMPENTS with 120 points!

And congratulations to all campers! Every cabin has campers participating. Kudos to all.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Follow the portkey to see the fun goodies that found their way to my house!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Camp Game #5

It's time! Summer Camp Game #5 is open for participation! Let's see how creative everyone can be!

Summer Game #4 Winners....

...likely no surprise! LOL Great searching, everyone! Here are the badges for the top three cabins:
Thestrals (with 90 points)

Manticores (with 135 points)

Billywigs (with 180 points!)

Congratulations to all the winners, and congratulations to everyone that found an egg (whether it was before or after it was already reported found)!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fleur Sweeting's having a birthday!

Everyone join me in wishing Fleur a Happy Birthday!!!

Prendolyn the Wierd's having a Special Day!

Happy Birthday Pren! Hope your day is filled with cake, happy wishes, and lots and lots of yarn!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kit Pictures

I can't believe that we are already in the midst of the early send period! How is that so much time at camp has gone by?! As you near the time to send your owls out, please remember to take a few photos of your kits. This is in case your spoilee has camera problems and can't post a picture of your wonderful gifts. So take those pictures... we all LOVE to see the goodies! You can find my contact information on the Best Kits Site.

I look forward to getting all of your great pics!

Summer Game #3 Winners!

It was certainly a challenge, and everyone had a chance to face and overcome their fears. The cabins with the most participation and best performance of the Riddikulus spell have earned these badges!

In a 4-way tie for 3rd place!
Ashwinders & Billywigs & Thestrals & Cornish Pixies



Congratulations everyone!

And someone else who's lucky gets this egg!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Cabin Counselor

In honor of Fleur Sweeting's hard work in the Cornish Pixies cabin she has been henceforth bestowed the title of Co-Cabin Counselor! Here, here!! She was previously a Counselor-In-Training.

T-Shirt Sale @ CafePress

There is a t-shirt sale going on for just a couple of days over at Cafe Press. Not sure if that would include the HSKS shirts, but it's always worth a look. If you don't see anything you like be sure to head over to the HSKS Gear store for more magical options!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dumbledore wants YOU!!!!

The Tri-Wizard Tournament has officially begun! How many golden eggs can you find for the the glory of your cabin?!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Happiest Birthday to our most Wonderful Wisteria Lovegood!!

Strawberry Cake will be served in the Great Lodge with Daquiris, Butterbeer, Firewhisky and Cherry Sodas!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Meet Our DADA Counselor

I suppose it is time that I introduced our "new" DADA counselor,, that's Lucius Whitmarsh. Those of you who were at Hogwarts for Term 6 will recognize our dear professor.

Professor Whitmarsh left Hogwarts abruptly, without explanation, at the end of Term 6. I thought we had been very good friends, so when he left I was disappointed. I have since learned that vicious rumors had cost Professor Whitmarsh his reputation, position and status in the Wizarding community. His fall from grace came with a final blow to his ego when Professor of Bloodlust, Golemn Gollonas, was awarded the prized Novation Quantum Analysis doctorate grant to study and present his findings on 7th Sactum Terrorism at this year's Wizarding World Defense Against the Dark Arts Council.

Professor Whitmarsh decided that he wanted to return to HSKS and see if he could regain his status. He applied under a pseudoname in order to be judged on his qualifications, rather than reputation. I, for one, am glad he has returned and look forward to rekindling our friendship.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Game #3 is up

Please head on over to our Ravelry forum to play a little game of casting the "Riddikulus" spell!

Game 3 ends Saturday!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Did you find one?!

HSKS8 Best Kits Site

Evening fellow campers! I hope you're all having as much fun as I am! If you haven't already, check out the Best Kits Site! There are some hints and tips on how to create some great kits. Feel free to add any ideas, suggestions and/or tips of your own as well!

Also, keep this in mind before you send off your kit. Please take some photos of it and send them to me. That way, you'll be sure to have some in case your spoilee has problems posting photos. My email address is ashley dot cavell at gmail dot com. Also, feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Happy spoiling!

Cassie C.

Summer Camp Game #2 Winners

Once again we all found ourselves challenged by the Camp Games. This time, the Games Committee doled out some word-scrambling action AND some code-breaking. We hope you had fun! Just in case you were wondering, the correct answer was Ron Weasley!

We saw a lot of good effort out there from every cabin, but these 3 scored the highest.




Don't forget to sport your well-earned badges on your blog! And if you haven't gotten a badge encouraged: there are still 5 more games coming!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Camp Game #1 Winners

All cabins put in an awesome effort in the first week of camp to be a part of the Summer Camp Games! The Games Committee would like to recognize those cabins who scored the highest on Game #1 through their combined efforts....

Erumpents & Billywigs & Manticores!
That's right, folks, a three-way tie for third!!!



Congratulations everyone on a superb team effort!

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