Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prayers, two


I don't say prayers , per se, I make magic. So here is a prayer/magic doll for a friend.

The doll was made for health, healing, happiness, and protection.

I chose the colors that correspond blue (healing) light blue (health), white (protection) silver (moon power), yellow (joy), and on the back I threw in green (growth) and orange (zest/energy).

I chose appropriate stones...Tiger's eye and citrine for the solar plexus chakra, amber to neutralize the state of mind and protect her aura, rose quartz to stimulate self love, and inside her is an amethyst and quartz for power.

I etched symbols on the back of her moon face for ordered thoughts, comfort, healing, and love.

I filled her with lavender ..happiness, rosemary, rose, lemon balm, and mint...healing, barley, basil, clove, cotton,, gardenia..peace. And added sweatpea and patchouli oils for happiness and protection.

I beaded her with thought and care. At times, I chanted a mantra, others, I just thought of what I wanted.


I hope the doll does her magic, it was especially cool that I delivered her on a full moon. I also hope the recipient knows these are my prayers for her because I think she is beautiful and wonderful.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013


I slept for three days because I was sick and now my mind is catapulting creative ideas across my head. I obviously can't start all the ideas because I become scattered.

Here is how it worked: I finished painting a statue picture I had started. Then worked on an elephant hanger. Then I thought "I should make an Elephant zentangle for Charleston." " or an elephant and Charleston zentangle." " I like Ganesha". " i should see what symbolism goes with Ganesha" "I should draw a picture of Ganesha" "I should look in my symbolism book to add more to my picture" " oh look, a sigil" "I used to do that with my name in high school"


Something like that: kathryn

"I should make a sigil for what I am working on"


The book says to write a sentence. Sentences are, at times, cumbersome. So I wrote what I need : career, home, stability, self. Innately, this holds retirement, savings, my future garden and kitten, development of a homestead, ownership of my self and desicions.

Then decrease it so the letters only occur once: fcarehomstbily and I added a K for me.

I put them in alphabetical order because it felt like the thing to do, then tooled around with how to fit them all. They can be backward, upside down etc....I wanted it a bit flowy and balanced.


Yes, all the letters are there....




Can be used in or as a magical working.


Now back to elephants.


Friday, February 15, 2013

What I did this week

Besides work, that is. I made some awesome gifts.


I started with fabric, felt, and hot wheels.


I cut the felt a little more than the width of a car, and an appropriate length to hang around the shoulder and across the body of the birthday boy. Not being a good guesser, I probably made it too long.

Then I cut material wide enough to go around the felt and placed the seam in the back. It probably would be easier to make a tube, but I hate turning those things right side out.

I zig zagged the seam. In my mind, the zig zagged seam was going in the back, but I messed up. Oh well. I drew lines on the fabric a car length plus a bit apart. One side fit five cars.

I made a pocket, 3/4 the length of the car, and the width of the felt. I ironed in one side, and sewed the top. The other side I left alone so that I could fold it in the proper width.


I sewed the bottom onto the felt belt. The key is to place the edge of the bottom on the ink line, and sew, then when you fold up the piece, it hides your line. I messed up, but will remember it for next time! See how I folded the unironed edge in? It now fits the width of the felt belt. I will show you in the next picture, but I picked the middle of the belt, and faced 5 going that way -> and 5 <- this way. Well, the bottoms were facing that way and this way.


Oh blurry. See the middle? Then five one one side flapping towards the end of the felt belt, then five on the other flapping in opposite direction? Why? Oh! These are pockets and need to face upward.


See? I folded them over, the bottom seam is sewed to the felt belt, now I pin them so I can sew up the sides.

Sides sewn, I added elastic, but I think they are too long anyway. We shall see.


Lolli offered to model it. She is shocked at my creativity, or my mistakes, she won't say which. See how the pockets face upward in the front, each holding a car? They face upward in the back, too, for more cars.


Next I want to paint these. ( I found the pic on pinterest). Wouldn't they be cute in their own little pockets?


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Things that make me happy

I eyebombed a bathroom at a local school last week, and when I came back, not only were the eyes there, but someone added an adorable nose.

They also left my note on the mirror

And a lovely seventh grade girl wisely told me that I "look like an earth mother". Exactly the look I am going for :)