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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Here is a Magical Herb Sneak Peek

Greetings everyone,

I am so excited to share with you some of the magical herbs that will be added to my Etsy Shop this week. I'll be selling a variety of magical herbs/spices/botanicals by the ounce. Right now I have the following 6 almost ready to list:

Fenugreek Seed - Ritual Power: Money

Cut Ginger Root - Ritual Powers: Love, Money, Success and Power

Poppy Seed - Ritual Powers: Love, Fertility, Money, Luck, Sleep and Invisibility

RoseHips - Ritual Powers: Love, Relationships, Companionship and Peace

Star Anise - Ritual Powers: Psychic Powers and Luck

St. John's Wort - Ritual Powers: Health, Protection, Strength, Love, 
Divination and Happiness

I anticipate that they will be live in the shop tonight. These are part of the wonderful selection of herbs, spices and botanicals that I purchased on my trip to San Francisco this month. Right now my studio smells amazing though it is currently the poster child for chaos! 

Once I finalize these listings I'll be working on the next batch which includes catnip, wormwood, pennyroyale, whitewillow bark, calendula, lavender, hibiscus flowers and rosepetals/buds. 

My kitty has been hanging out near the cat nip bag, she keeps waiting for me to put some in a toy for her. She is 16 and turns into a kitten when I give her catnip filled toys, so that is on the agenda as well and soon! 

This is a cross post with my Beneath The Witch's Moon Etsy Shop blog.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Zombies in the Nursery - a Handmade Zombie Doll Swap Hosted by Yarnigras Swapper Spot

I just joined the Zombies in the Nursery swap being hosted by Val over at Yarnigras Swapper Spot. I am so excited to be participating in this swap. Val's swaps always challenge me artistically and are so much fun. If you have never participated in one of her swaps you really should check out her site.

Here are the Hatter in Zombieland and Zombie Red Riding Hood which I made for previous Zombie doll swaps hosted by Val. I can't wait to get started.

Hope to see you there!!

I'm Back!

San Francisco as seen from Treasure Island

The View from outside Cliff House, San Francisco

Above are a couple of pictures from my weekend trip to San Francisco - more to come soon. My wonderful guy and I went there to celebrate my birthday and for a fabulous botanical buying trip! I got to visit the beach and while it wasn't the Atlantic of my youth it was lovely all the same.

After 3 weeks on the mend and a much needed weekend away I am happy to say that I am finally feeling better and will be back to my regularly scheduled posts beginning in May - why May - well, here is what I have discovered - April is the busiest month of the year at both my day job (I'll be traveling to Las Vegas for work this weekend) and at home (My birthday plus numerous Friends and Relatives Birthdays and this year my baby got his driver's license!) and as much as I want to post I just can't do it properly. So rather than trying to rush posts and run the risk of them being sloppy, I am choosing to take a breather and wait until the dust settles to begin my regular posts again.

Soon I will be posting about my recent herb/botanical buying expedition to San Francisco. I am so excited about these new items which I'll be stocking in my Etsy shop beginning in May!!! I can't wait to share all the fun I'm having with them. With the addition of all the great herbs/spices and botanicals in my studio I had to make a beautiful batch of bath salts - which I'll be sharing the how to's for on an upcoming Witchy Green Wednesday. These bath salts are quick and easy to make, smell wonderful, leave your skin soft and they are so pretty to look at.

Coming the first week of May I'll be posting an easy Wire Wrapped Pendant technique on Artsy Monday and I'll be updating you with some of the progress I've made on some of my works in progress that I've had laying aroung the studio. I have so much I want to share and soon I'll have the time to do it!

I miss you all and will be posting soon! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On the Mend

I am slowly healing!

Thanks to everyone who has sent me healthy thought and prayers. I am on the mend after a week of ICK! I am almost over the spring cold I came down with last week (probably caught it while sitting in the DR.'s waiting room LOL) and my leg is still achy but much better than it was. I've been resting it (no working out!!!) and taking the prescription that I was given.

If it is still hurting after I complete the medicine I will find a new doctor before I have it checked out, one whose philosophies are more inline with my own. I don't want to be given medication to treat a problem without knowing the cause of the problem! today I am hopeful that I am on the mend.

I will begin to look for a new physician immediately so that next time I have a problem I have someone to go to.

I should be back to posting this weekend!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Prayers and Healthy Thoughts Please

Greetings my friends,

I wasn’t going to say anything but then I realized that the more people who are thinking good, healthy thoughts for me the better, so , this afternoon I am heading in to the Dr. to find out what is going on with my leg. I have a small lump and my leg is aching. I am an active person and recognize what a pulled muscle feels like and this ain’t that! So, I would appreciate all prayers and healthy thoughts you can offer!

While I am generally a “Glass is Half Full” kind of girl, when it comes to my health I tend to freak out over the tiniest things. So, since I have an ache that won’t go away and a lump I, of course, automatically think the worst :0)

I will update with the results as soon as I know. Hopefully I will be telling you all that I was an idiot and that it is nothing – fingers crossed! Once I find out, regardless of the diagnosis, I will be back here and posting again.

So please think healthy thoughts for me and if you pray I would really appreciate a prayer or two!



Monday, March 24, 2014

Artsy Monday Post Delayed!

Due to unforeseen events the Artsy Monday post on Tea Lite cakes will be delayed! Darn it! Check back soon,

Thank you


Saturday, March 22, 2014

What I've Been Working On Lately

Mendhika Medallion Tarot Bag

I've been busy embroidering things for my Etsy shop this weekend. This is one of the silk, hand beaded, zippered, Tarot bags that I just added to the shop. These are so much fun to make and so pretty. This one can be used for all sorts of things but a standard Tarot deck fits beautifully in it.

Purple Tarot Bag

I've got a couple of different zippered bags listed right now. I've had such fun making these that I just had to share!!

In April, I am heading to San Francisco for my birthday and while there I'll be picking up a selection of herbs and other magical supply items to add to my Etsy shop. I can't wait!

This week on Artsy Monday I'll be showing you how to make an adorable tea light cake. These little light-up treats are easy to make and super cute and best of all - NO CALORIES! :0)