I’m at that point in my day where I’m either going to go home and curl up under blankets and disappear for a while, or I’m going to straight up murder someone.
Was trying to take a photo of our new 2D Christmas tree when my kitty decided to jump in and become the star
Here you are, students: the official Finishing School song. Listen or download at your whim and fancy.
I for one have already added it to my “Light Tumbling in Petticoats” playlist and “Songs for Shooting Down Sky Pirates”.
This is lovely ♥
Approaching Storm, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
photo via elizabeth
I love a good dash synch.
Source. Your. Fucking. Photos.
Do you realize that people post photos of their artwork and crafts to promote their businesses, and that by taking their photos and posting them on your own blogs without credit, you are not only being an inconsiderate ass, you are robbing them…
I spend a lot of time trying to find the sources for photos. And it really sucks when I come up unsuccessful. It’s mostly because the original is buried under a shit ton of tumblr reblogs and every single one shows up on the reverse search.
I will admit that sometimes I post unsourced photos. I’m not going to try to justify that. Art work is actually a little easier to find so I always try to find the original source.
I’ve been pretty lucky using a google image search using the picture itself as the search “word” (using the “search by image” button). The algorithms they use bring up the most likely source and list all the posts of posts of posts under it. Sometimes it takes a little digging, but it doesn’t take nearly as long as it took the person to take the photo, edit it, etc. Source your photos!
The image is from something else, but it gave me a really cool idea for a protection/blessing/whatever-you-want herb wreath.
Step 1: Either sew or make a long fabric tube.You could use a leg of new tights, possibly doubled up with the other leg in the event you’re using sharp/pokey herbs.
Step 2: procure a large brass hoop/ring that they sell in the craft section of most stores or a foam wreath base. Cut it in one spot so you can slip your fabric tube over it. This is to keep your wreath circular. If you’re more into yonic symbols and are cool with an oval wreath, feel free to skip this step.
Step 3: Tie or sew one end shut (or use the toe end of your tights tube) so your herbs won’t fall out when you start to fill your wreath. Use whatever herbs suit your purposes for protection, blessing, warding, etc. I’m going to assume most people seeing this aren’t newbies, but if you don’t have books or a mentor or google, some kind-hearted bloggers who might help you can be found here and here and here (or go here). I make no promises on the blogger front, because while they’re awesome people, they do get swamped with questions. You could also put corresponding crystals and stones in your wreath. Go nuts. This is a highly customizable thing we are doing here. Chopped up cinnamon sticks, cloves, and dried orange peel would make a fragrant and super easy protection/blessing wreath.
Step 4: Fill and tie your herb sections like the picture above as you’re filling them. Going back and doing it after the fact can make for a very lumpy and uneven wreath. If you’re using a foam wreath base, you may have to get a little creative with your tying or use pins to secure your fabric.
Step 5: Now that you have a suitable base, decorate it however you please. Wrap it in ribbon/foliage/vines/etc, moss (real or craft moss), decorate with flowers, put a bird on it, whatever. It’s your wreath and you can make it look however you want. You could match color correspondences to your herbs/stones, or match it to your decor. Depending on your living situation, out-of-the-broom-closet status, and/or housemate decor preferences, you could easily make a pentacle with ribbon in the circle of the wreath (if it’s a symbol you use. Heck if I know — it’s your wreath). If you’re looking to be more discreet, match it to seasonal decor. If you’re low on ideas, check out the pre-made wreath section of the craft store when you go to buy your wreath base.
Take pictures because after a while craft store wreaths all look the same and you forget the details.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I try to tag everything in my queue so that if I die unexpectedly my friends won’t wonder why I’m blogging cat gifs from beyond the grave.