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I 'm wife, a mother , a daughter, a sister,a friend,a crazy faerie loving, art creating, born in England living in the states, blond hair blue eyed, tea drinking, mixed media, atc swapper, digital artist, blogger ,Facebook, reader, writer, old movie watcher, paper addicted, high heel lover, dog owner,cupcake eater, creatively eccentric.. party hat wearer. Welcome to my blog. Where I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Hugs Wendy

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Friday, September 30, 2011

WHAT?



I love this image, I wonder what she was thinking. I bet she didn't think that in years to come some artist would turn her in to a witch.... would she had taken it as a offence or would she though it fun.

Let's face it if she had been called a witch only a few hundred years ago she would have been burned or hanged.

And what is a witch? they are so many different ideas .. she is a old woman, bent with age.. living alone in the woods just trying to live on the herbs and roots

or it she a tall green faced woman who flies on a broom stick with pet flying monkeys.

Is she a icy queen bent on ruling

or a beautiful witch ready to help a young girl lost in a far of land. 

or a young mother trying not to use her magic.

or a teenage girl helping her friends out

Do you think if a call you a witch that I'm calling you a bad person? I hope not I hope you know me well enough to know.It's just fun. 

You are probably wondering what this post is all about. It is that I may have caused offence by calling my Halloween Tin swappers Good witches. If you were offended I'm sorry but as in all my swaps.

I think a fun name for all the swappers taking part adds a touch of whimsy and interest... I hope you will understand and bear with me..



















Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween tin from my lit sis Julie

Apart for swap with Lynn in the Halloween tin swap I also swapped with my younger sister Julie and today I had mail...

My family still live in England so get some from any mail from them is a treat and this was a big one because not only did she sent her tin ... which is brill. See it has a hangers inside with her own designs on. Thank you Julie I love it. I'm hanging it for all to see...   








but also Julie is a very talented graphic designer and is launching her new line of card deigns, embellishments and she sent me some to look at...

If you are interested in seeing more her work and commenting  here's her blog address http://pippinsnest.blogspot.com....I think she need to get her  designs online and to one of the card company's... I may be a bit bias but I think they are so darn cute...

Also I think she needs to sell these birds, just look at the eyes...  a cute pippin bird.

Monday, September 26, 2011

PRACTICAL MAGIC SPELL BOX..... HOW TO

 Thank you to everyone who flew over to my practical magic post..it was lovely to met you....   here is the LINK and thank you for all the wonderful  comments. To add some extra magic to my post I made a spell box.  An old, worn spell box that maybe the Aunties took to every coven meeting, just in case. You know what it's like you are in the middle of a meeting and someone needs a love spell or a curse removal.


So as a added post to my practical magic blog party I thought I would give you the spell to make your own handy, dandy spell box Just in case you need to take off a curse or mix up a love spell.

You will need:
A wooden or paper mache box... I found this one at hobby lobby I liked it because it came with the handles and looks like suitcase. I turned it on its side to look more like a steamer truck.



Acrylic paint  for the out side and in ..I used Nutmeg brown on the outside and Aqua inside
distressing ink
flowers stamps
images of flowers
scrap booking papers
lace
Balsa wood
stickers
black ink


 first paint both the inside and outside of your box... don't worry to much about the handles and latches, a bit of paint adds to the worn , used look... let dry overnight.


Distress the corners and sides of the boxes  to add worn feel to the whole box . You want it to look as if generations of witches have used it. Cut and paste images of flowers... I picked to make my copies black and white so they looked  hand drawn . You could freehand them too. I added quotes from the movie and some stickers. Lastly stamp more flower images in black ink

Now for the inside....... measure the inside of your box... and cut your balsa wood to fit. ( it can be cut very easily with a craft knife).

I selected to have two shelves and a partition between the bottom shelf.
 Glue in place and then paint or cover with pattern paper. Glue patterned paper to the inside of the lid... I add some  old photos, stickers  and two plastic hooks painted gold...
Finally hot glue lace to the shelves to finish.
Just add  glass jars , a spell book , a spare pair of gloves for Aunt Frances and you are ready for the next coven meeting.

Hugs Wendy

Friday, September 23, 2011

THE PRACTICAL MAGIC BLOG PARTY

It's that time again, the evenings are drawing in; the leaves are turning and the my thoughts drift on scented winds to the Practical magic blog party.




 The Auntie have set up in the attic; it's time to light candles. pick the herbs and open the spell book.
 Penny royal, mudwart, lavender and belladonna in glass jars waiting to be taken to the coven meeting.
Atropa belladonna

Atropa belladonna or Atropa bella-donna, commonly known as Belladonna, Devil's Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly Nightshade, is a perennial herbaceous plant   The foliage and berries are extremely toxic containing tropane alkaloids. These toxins include scopolamine  and  hyoscyaminewhich cause a bizarre delirium  and  hallucinations
It has a long history of use as a medicine, cosmetic, and poison. Before the Middle ages, it was used as an anesthetic for surgery; the ancient Romans used it as a poison (the wife of Emperor Augustus and the wife of Claudius both used it to murder contemporaries); and predating this, it was used to make poison tipped arrows. The genus name "atropa" comes from Atropos  one of the three Fates in Greek mythology, and the name "bella donna" is derived from Italian and means "beautiful woman".

Don't forget to pack the spell book
"And I don't want them dancing naked under the full moon!"
"No, of course."


"The nudity is entirely optional. As you well remember!"


In the Aunties traveling spell case...It has everything they will need.  spare white gloves, taro cards,candles and talismans.  



  Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”   

 A caged bird for a love spell ..... be careful what you wish for


Love spells can be very powerful

It's all about keeping the balance between good and bad


 The best spell of all


Eye of newt and toe of frog,
 wool of bat and tongue of dog.


Adder's fork and blindworm's sting,


Barbados lime is just the thing.



Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble!


Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!
Marvellous
Midnight Margarita's







 Amas Veritas  

Summoning up a true love spell called Amas Veritas. He can

 flip pancakes in the air. He'll be marvelously kind. And his

favorite shape will be a star. And he'll have one green eye and one blue.




There is a little witch in every woman



That's so true!





Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an


 emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted


my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean.


 The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble


not far behind. I have this dream of being whole.


Of not going to sleep each night, wanting.


But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets


 sing...


I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for.


I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen.


I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to


believe it but, there is no man,

Gilly. Only that moon




This spell book needs a new home... would you like to have it? Then  please leave an comment with your contact details... The Auntie's will put a name on 1st of October


Please pop back to see the rest of the practical magic parties... This LINK will take you to Anna




Practical magic  film images  are courtesy of Warner Bros and Victoria magazine













Thursday, September 22, 2011

HALLOWEEN TIN SWAP

Tis time for me to show thee the Halloween tin I sent to my dear sister Lynn... Here be a howling among the trees, where dark things lurk. Thy best beware and hide in thy bed...

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