Blending Spices ( Part Two )

If you missed yesterday’s post, my gifts this year are a six pack of homemade spice blends. They are freshly made and therefore usually a little more intense, can be adjusted to suit people’s taste and contain no preservatives or fillers. I made 4.5 cups of each blend but the recipes below have been modified […]

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Blending Spices ( Part One )

As the season of presents draws ever closer, so the to do list grows more intense. Running around the shopping malls holds no appeal to me so I usually turn to things I can create at home. The bonus I have in my life is that many of my friends and associates are very happy […]

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Christmas Bath Bombs

I taught a bath bomb class last week. We were scheduled for 13 people and 20 showed up. It got a little crazy on my end but everyone seemed to have a good time. I wanted to share some of what was created as examples of easy to make, won’t break the bank Christmas gifts […]

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Decorating Baby Boos

Baby Boos are those small albino pumpkins that are all the rage. The larger white pumpkins are known as Ghost pumpkins, Snowballs, Luminas or Caspers (as in the friendly ghost) and the other day, while at a market,  I was given five of the little ones. Having posted a video a few weeks ago about […]

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Corn Husk Kitchen Witch “Dolly”

A kitchen witch is a poppet, traditional to northern European countries, usually made from left over bits of material, in the form of a hag riding her broomstick. They hung in kitchen windows and were said to bring blessings and good food. Corn dollys or corn mothers are a form of straw work with a […]

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Temperature and Candlemaking

This is a post about temperature in candlemaking. In the past I have shared candlemaking options as it related to rolled beeswax and melt and pour type waxes. The next few minutes were put together to show you why sometimes, the finished candle does not come out of the mould as anticipated. You can skip […]

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Garlic Braiding

There are so many things to say about garlic that I will easily be drawn off topic, which is braiding. Garlic is known to be a part of horticulture for at least 5000 years and most likely longer than our recorded history. It was grown by the ancient Egyptians, Indians, Chinese and Babylonians. There is […]

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Litha Beeswax Tapers

The Wheel of the Year is all about our relationship with the sun, so a respected and tended fire is always a perfect addition to any solstice celebration. Because we are outside more at this time of the year, that can also be a campfire, a small bonfire on the beach or even some burning […]

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Fun with Wild Flower Seeds

Earth Day will be here April 22nd and I wanted to do this post now so that if there is time this Easter weekend for family projects, this one could be added to the possibilities. Seed bombs or Seedles are a mixture of dirt, compost and wild flowers seeds, combined and dried and then offered […]

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Mini Beeswax Tulip Candles

Beacon hills are networks of bonfires, optical telegraphs, often used to signal the next village that invaders were coming and to man the defenses. They were placed on high points (hills) in the landscape so they could be seen as far away as possible. In England, the Michael leyline, an earth energy line, runs from […]

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