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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Samhain! Happy Halloween!

Happy Samhain! Happy Halloween!
I want to Welcome all you to my Witchy Halloween Party Post.
Enjoy all the wonderful party goes this Samhain.

I welcome you through a trip of our Halloween (or at least the beginning of it!) We have plenty more planned for this evening! My Mother, Dear Friend, and I are having a circle.   My Father and Fiancee are taking my Daughter Morrigan Princess Peach... a Halloween Kids Fall Party and Possible Trick-or-Treating!

We have our Pumpkins out and ready to welcome you all!
We have...
An Easter Island Head, By my Fiancee Alex

Jack Skellington, By my Sister Amy

Maleficent, by My Mum Teresa

Kitty, by Me
And The SpongeBob Pumpkin that Morrigan Princess Peach and her Grandpa carved/drew!  

And a special bunch of pumpkins that adorn our wall...
Created by Morrigan, Amy, My Mum, Me

We hope everyone has a Magical Samhain and a Wonderfully Scary Halloween!

A Candle to Light your way to bother Blog Party Posts.

Friday, October 29, 2010

My beautiful gift recieved!

Yesterday we stayed with my mother since I had no power in my house. So when my fiancee went home to check the mail he called me to tell me....My package arrived! He brought it over for me to open.

Opening the box I was bouncing with excitement. Inside was ...

The perfect witch hat for my Alter!! I just LOVE it! It reminds me of Scarecrow from The Wizzard Of Oz! I absolutely love the little flower on it. It is so cute and fits perfect on my statue of Bast. So now her kitty form has an adorable witch hat to wear!

Also inside was a fortune telling miracle fish! I haven't seen one of these since I was younger. And I never had one of my own! I adore the little fish! I always love a good way to get my fortune told every morning! It was also fun to go to everyone in my Mum and Dad's house and make them hold the fish!

So I want to thank Kat over at Kat in the Hat Lady for such a great Halloween Gift! I can't express how much I love it!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Windy Day

It was a windy day today. The aftermath of yesterday's "storm." Morrigan and I spent today listening to the wind blow outside the door. Watching leaves make mini tornado's around the patio. We ended up discussing why the wind blows (which isn't easy when the 3 year old wants to constantly just asks "why" LOL) we decided the wind was blowing because the rest of the leaves needed to come down.

After she got to bored of Momma and the wind she ended up watching Dora the Explorer. After that it was Pony time. In which I get bombarded by tons of My Little Ponys trying to ask me questions and tickle me. Morrigan has a love of ponies and making them "get" me.

She also had to read me her Halloween Book. Which included her looking at the pictures and telling me each one was a "monster" and tickle me for it! It was funny.

Since today started off with a nice (not) head ache I didn't accomplish much in crocheting. I did however start to set up a Craftster account and a Wist list. I am new to both but figure it couldn't hurt to check out all these websites I hear about but have never joined.

I am currently exploring Craftster, Ravelry, and Wist. If anyone has any advice about these sites, I wouldn't mind knowing. Being new to all this stuff is kinda fun, but also kinda annoying when I read about it, but can't figure it out lol!

Ooo and on a side note while at the store tonight (which I didn't realize it was trick or treat night and Morrigan wasn't dressed up {she got cookies anyway}) I got the three soft yarns for the young girls Yule (Christmas) gifts from me. I had an issue picking colors. Luckily they are close in age, all between 1-3. I ended up with a brighter teal color, a pearly bright pink, and a pearly purple. 

Now the question is...What am I going to make 3 of for their gifts? I bought safety eyes so the toys will be kid safe. Just gotta figure out what to make them...

Soon I will be posting pictures of the gift I made for someone. But I haven't heard if they have opened the gift yet. So in case I ruin the surprise for that someone I haven't posted pictures. When I hear from them, I will post pictures. I think it turned out awesome!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stormy day turned into...nothing?!

Everyone prepared for a huge storm front heading towards us this afternoon, my daughter and I were no exception. We got blankets in the living room, movies for her to watch, and a pile of My Little Ponys and their castle (for her) in case power went out. I had my new shows on the computer ready to watch, crocheting ready to be worked on, and candles and books (for me) in case the power went out. We waiting and watched the sky turn that angry gray color.

The wind picked up and as every leaf blew past the window, Phoebe our cat, smacked her face into the sliding door trying to catch it (LOL) Soon the rain came and ...

That was it. The rain continued and with wind was up a little. But now the sun is out and it's nice.

So while we snuggled and played (waiting for the storm haha) I crocheted a bunch more of my hat and sat it aside to start the turtle that was ordered. So far he has a head! HAHA I think once he gets all his parts he will be a cute little turtle! Morrigan spent most the day playing ponies (watching Goofy Movie) and somewhere along the day she stole my DS and ended up playing pokemon!

After all today turned out to be pretty nice and no disasters!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Back Home and Blogging!

Last weekend was my cousin's wedding up in Onaway, MI. It was a very nice and she looked Beautiful! I am so happy for Amanda and Josh. I have plenty of pictures to post, just got to get off my butt and edit and clean them all up before posting them! of course I am delaying the inevitable because there are 100s!

The weather though....Oi.... Gotta love Michigan...I guess! It went from nicer weather where I live to cold and rainy all weekend up north. When we got back down state yesterday it was warm and windy! Really? Does one state have to have such different weather same day of 4 hours apart? Now with all the weather change I have no voice. So taking care of my three year old is exciting. I can't talk loud enough to even get her attention. If I repeat her name she will eventually look at me! HAHA

On crocheting matters, I am working on my first ever attempt at a hat. Hoping it turns out well!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Black Cat, Nero...Done! Why am I irregularly blogging?

I have recently been busy in real life and all over the place mentally and physically! Yet I have completed the Black cat (After having waiting for a shipment of Cat Eyes) And getting some last minute help from my mum!
Here is his page...He turned out great, he is a brushed crocheted cat.

Now that the cat is finished I have to get my butt ready for my cousins wedding this weekend.
I will be starting the turtle this weekend!

In my "irregular blogging" this past week I have recently been creating a petition on a forum website I have played on for years. I have been spending much time fighting this issue out. I would like your opinions (leave me a comment.)

They created an item to place on your avatar, it portrays slices and scars on the arms and wrists of your character. They call it "Scar of Coward". Personally with my life and my friends/family that have committed, attempted, or feel suicidal I feel this item is completely distasteful and disrespectful. People are not "cowardly" for cutting, they need help, they are in pain.

It also seems to me by creating an item that shows this, doesn't it seem like they are promoting it? A lot of kids/teens are easily swayed by media and the internet. If it's cool to have them on here, does that make it cool in real life?

Since I have been spending much time debating this on the other site, what are your opinions? What are your feelings? Am I doing right by asking them to "Remove/Rename" such an item?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Long weekend of fun!

This past weekend has been extremely fun....and busy!

We started with a trip to visit family and ended with a Circle at my Mums house last night! For the circle we made my Broccoli Cheese Soup for dinner and delicious Moon Cookies for desert.

We worked as a healing and meditation circle last night and had such fun doing it! I love a good chance to get all witchy and visit the gang. We consist of my Mother, my Sister, my Great Aunt, my Mothers Best Friend (my mom #2), my Dearest Friend, my Daughter, and Myself. The circle we did was for a cousin of mine to write a paper for her college religions class. I think she enjoyed herself and really had fun! I know I did!

In terms of my crafts, I am still waiting on my delivery to finish the black cat and then do the turtle and then create some more things to put on Etsy. I have the cat about 90% done. It looks so adorable!

I am off to crochet and take some time to catch up on some shows!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Crystal Treasures finds

Yesterday I went to Crystal Treasures to find a pentacle to wear until my Moldavite one returns to me. They always have the most amazing things there. And I always end up spending a fortune and getting something for everyone there!

I found the perfect Angel for my mother. A wonderful book for my little sister (hoping it will be good for her.) My father needed a new chain for his Saint Christopher, so we got a nice snake chain there for him. My fiancee found a Garnet chunk to wear. I found for myself a Moldavite ring, and an amazing pentacle, that is inside the center of a star! I love the fact that it goes perfect with my bone moon necklace!

I am hoping to get the supplies to finish the two orders I am currently working on. I am still waiting on them to be delivered. I was hoping to get them before we leave for out of town this weekend, that way I can work while we are at my fiancee's parents house. If not I will have to finish early next week on the cat and begin the turtle order. Seeing as I have a wedding to be at next weekend.

Such a busy busy month! But I love October either way!

Tonight I am going over to my mums again to visit her and a friend of ours for dinner. Then we are heading home to pack for the weekend trip! I won't blog again until probably Monday, so I wish everyone a GREAT weekend!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Irregular Blogging! Oh No!

Due to real life being busy with doctors and kids and well life, I have been irregularly blogging these past few days. But I am hoping to get back on the right schedule and get this done daily!

Currently the black cat is done except the supplies coming in the mail, then after I finish he will be perfect!
The gift that I can't disclose is done by the crocheting part but I have got to finish the other parts.

Tonight my Fiancee and I have to go birthday shopping and I have to see if I can find a new pentacle...Mine seems to have run away since about a month back. After searching high and low, and having my mother help me and scrying for it...nothing. It is a beautiful Celtic one with a teardrop of Moldavite on the bottom.
But since it is on the run, I am going to "Crystal Treasures" (drool, the most amazing Witchy store around here!) to get a present for someone, and possible get a pentacle that calls to me (I hope one does!)

So today is a day where I am hoping to visit my Mum again, work more with our stones, and then shopping. (while shopping is not my favorite thing to do, Crystal Treasures IS my favorite store to go to!)

Hopefully I will have a nice picture or two to share tonight!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

One present done! And found all my stones!

Today has been very productive and good on my part. I finished one crocheted gift (sorry can't post pictures until this one is delivered.) It turned out better than I hoped!

I also (with help from my fiancee) found my missing stones! Much like my mother I am an avid stone collector, and one missing set of stones was driving me CRAZY. But now that almost all my stones are together I feel a little more complete!

Although now my pentacle is missing :( It's a beautiful sterling silver Celtic design with a Moldavite pear shaped stone. I want to find it before Samhain, but I cannot find it. My mum and I are hunting around for it. I have high hopes of finding it! LOL
Good news I still know where my Alexandrite ring is...I just can't wear it anymore I lost to much weight and it falls off! HAHA

Anyway, tomorrow after doctors I plan to visit my mum and work with stones, so probably no new pictures of my creations yet (sorry!) But I will take some pretty pictures of my stones!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Late post...Fun weekend...Apple Orchard!!

**Side note I have just now realized that I won Kat in the hat lady's blog party post! I am so excited! I can not wait to get my hat! I am so excited! I know right where it's going to go! Thank you Kat for the great giveaway and I can't believe I won something! haha!**

We went to the apple orchard yesterday. Had a great time!

I also gave my friend her birthday present. I made her a crocheted Owl "necklace" (I have come to accept I CANNOT make birds! haha). He is better as a rear view mirror hanger in a car, at least I think. (Oi, really he isn't as cute as I had hoped lol)

I have ordered some eyes and supplies for the newest items I recently had ordered. I hope everything turns out as well as I have it pictured in my head!

So far the brushed crocheted Cat I had ordered is almost done, should be done by the end of the week. I have to start the turtle that was ordered next and one gift I have to have done for another friend. I like actually having stuff to do! Keeps my brain working and my hands busy!

Soon I am hoping to get our new dresser all organized and I am going to set up my alter on top of it, so it's usable and out where it can be seen (right now its crowded and up so high no one can see/use it.) But I have my "portable" version for when I am doing my spells and such. I just would like to have it out all the time, just so hard in a small apartment (and with a 3 year old! lol)

This month is so busy I am sorry for the late updates, but it seems this October is jam-packed! lol
Forgive my slow and late pictures and updates!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Filling orders, Visiting friends, and Finding Books!

I worked on the black cat some more today. Lots of crocheting...and seems like I spent more time pulling it out! lol. Gotta love designing patterns and trying to get them just right. (yeah right, lol)

I called it quits early on crocheting today, got to visit a friend I haven't seen in about a year and a half! It was so nice to get to see her! You never realize how much you miss someone until you see them for a few and have to leave again.

After the nice visit we ran to the store to grab some stuff we needed at home, and I still can't believe it but I found some of my favorite books there at an amazing price! They had the "Sweep" novels in larger volumes, three books in one. So I bought the first two and realized I can finish my other book now without fear of having nothing to read! If you have never read the Sweep series, it is a fictional young-adult (but trust me All ages can love it) Wicca series. It is very fast paced reading. It is one of the series once you start one, you just keep going until you know how it all ends. There are 15 novels in all.

And tomorrow I plan to crochet and get that darn Cat body right (haha) and help my daughter with her Halloween foam greetings so she can give them out to the family. She keeps telling me it's her "School" for tomorrow.

And I will hopefully have pictures after Sunday of the apple orchard. We are going to try hard to have a big family trip there Sunday! The weather here is suppose to so nice and warm this weekend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Etsy store open, on to the next creation.

I put two items for sale in my Etsy store. The Halloween Globe and Narcy the Baby Morg Bunnyz. So my store is official open.

I began working on designing the black cat that was ordered. I am trying the new technique of brushing the yarn to give it a "fur-like" look and feel. I also got a small gift done for someone. Didn't turn out like I wanted (lol) but I will post pictures of it once it is delivered as a gift. HAHA Gosh I am hoping that the person who gets it will like it.

Current Orders to Fill:
1) Black Cat
2) Turtle

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Globe Finished

I finished off the globe and I love it. I will have it up for sale soon on Etsy, along with "Narcy" the Baby Morg Bunnyz.

The globe will come with a small crocheted black cat, tombstone and mini pumpkin inside. Everything has been tacked down with hot glue to ensure it will not move during shipping.
It will also come with the option of one battery operated candle. The buyer has choice of the color of candle. There is Purple, Black and Orange.

Candle Color Choices

What is inside the globe.

 The finished project.

I am off to finish my next crochet creation!

Halloween Kitty done

I finished my black cat last night and got the pictures ready to post today. Not I have to figure out how to finish the globe. I want it done so I can get it up for sale and shipped before Halloween!
So without further ado, here is my mini Halloween Kitty

She has two pointed ears, and a curly tail. She fits into the globe and I am seeing how I can make her fit with the tombstone and pumpkin.
I will take some finished pictures of that too!

Morrigan is asking for lunch now, so I will post pictures of everything later this evening (as long as tonight goes easier than last night.)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mini Tombstone and Mini pumpkin

So far inside that glass bowl I posted earlier I have created a little tombstone and a mini pumpkin. Now before I retire to bed I am going to post an updated picture.

Honestly I don't know what to make next to finish this little thing off tomorrow, I am hoping it will come to me tonight!

Ideas that have been given to me (by mostly Onee-Chan and my Mum thanks girls <3 you)
Black Cat, Witch, Cauldron, Bats, Spider, Headless Horseman, Scarecrow, and much more.

I will see tomorrow what I have come up with! I will post pictures of the finished jar before putting up for sale!

Hope everyone has a wonderful night!

Halloween Crazy

I have been crocheting all morning and watching the trees outside our sliding door. The leaves are changing into such beautiful colors, I love fall!!! We now have pumpkin lights across both living room walls and I am just going Halloween crazy! I have to finish the last witch hat, I have to get a few more of my Morg Bunnyz done, but I have been doing so many different things at one time that I have to pick one and finish!

Last night I didn't get on here due to a fun family movie evening! Which we watched "Monster House" and my daughter loved it. While we watch I was trying to come up with an idea.

See I have a small round open glass container on feet (my mother gave it to me) and I just kept thinking "I need to crochet a Halloween theme inside that."

Well with much thought and comments from my mom, I have finally decided what I am going to do with it. It is definitely going to be a one of a kind item, and I plan to get it done between today and tomorrow and get it up for sale in time for Halloween.

Now fingers crossed it comes out perfect!

Here is a picture of that glass bowl my mother gave me (keep in mind I have to clean it and fill it with little crocheted things and decorate it up. This is just how I received it.)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Meet Narcy, the first Baby Morg Bunnyz!

Narcy is a 100% wool, hand dyed, hand felted, Baby Morg Bunnyz.

As with most baby animals, Morg Bunnyz are born adorable! No bodily issues! Except for the fact they are born without limbs (don't worry they grow in and get altered with stitches when they reach their teenage years!) And they are born with extra long ears, they wrap themselves in their ears for warmth, since they lack limbs to hug themselves, and tails. Baby Morg Bunnyz are born with little tiny tails to help them keep their balance.

This little Morg Bunnyz has her eyes shut. The name Narcy is from narcolepsy, since everyone knows babies sleep all the time! Her little shut eyes are sewed with shimmer yarn, so you can see some sparkles in her shut eyes.

I hand felted her to give her a fuzzy feel and appearance. Due to her felting she is tinier than when she was originally hand crocheted. She is much tinier than the older Morg Bunnyz. And just waiting to be loved!
This was little Narcy before she was hand felted...

And this is the little Bunny after her felting...

You can see here how tiny she is to the other Morg Bunnyz. The pictures don't show quite how fuzzy she got after her felting. Since she is so tiny and her ears so long, they actually started to bend during felting, I think the look is adorable and helps her stand on her own!

Narcy will be going up for sale in my Etsy store soon. I am hoping to get a few more ready for inventory before putting them out there. If anyone is interested in buying her ahead of time, contact me and I will give you her price information, and we can set up a private Etsy sale! Thanks!