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NEW BAGS ADDED TO THE ETSY SHOP!!

with the help of @witchy-woman and @witchy-wife i actually got some stuff done with this weekend (which is pretty amazing considering how much time we spent outside)

anyway! go check them out there are some really nice ones, along with all the crystals i put up yesterday!!

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Make Personal Messages Memorable On Valentine’s Day!

How do you make something personal & cute, but not mushy & commercial? One sweet way, is to up the ante on the notes you give. What to do:

  1. Write out the messages. Add personal touches to them, because these will probably be saved for later. 
  2. Fold the envelopes out. Or use store bought ones. Insert the messages into the envelopes.
  3. Place the envelopes on your sheet & mark the places of the envelopes. 
  4. Write your headline on the post its & place it on the sheet. The one in the pictures is: 14 Reasons Why You Are Adorable!
  5. Paste the envelopes in their spots.
  6. Add borders and details with the markers.
  7. Put the sheet somewhere accessible and you’re done!

In case, it’s inconvenient to put envelopes, you can use post its! I think it looks pretty cute :)

So, try this out this Valentine’s Day. Or any other day, when you want to show someone, that you know them and love them for who they are! 

PS: Sorry about the really long post!

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THREE NEW BAGS IN MY SHOP

I’ve added a few new items to my shop! bringing bag the exploding nebula bag and introducing Pretty in Paris (the picture does nothing for how PINK this bag is) and the Cut Crystals.

For those that dont have an interest in in cleansing bags, the cut crystals bag DOES NOT contain the cleansing blend, and the cheaper price reflects that so please go check these out! 

Any items purchased by midnight on thursday will be shipped on friday!

okay i know it’s not Christmas anymore but-

Just LOOK

HOW CUTE

THIS IS

I SQUEALED WHEN I RECEIVED THIS! I LOVE PEEPERS AND THE WATCHDOGS SO MUCH
This lovely detailed WoY Christmas card was made by my sweetie friend @trustnooneyoucant as a gift for me <333 (It came with other things, but I want to keep them private) And I just HAD to show this beautiful handmade card njebnfkr (she allowed me to post it ;3; )
@trustnooneyoucant is a cutie pie and she is very very sweet and she deserves big hugs
Now this card stands proudly on my desk (with the tiny owl plush <3 )
She spent so much time on this omg 
<33333 again thank you so much my dear!

The Weaver

*continues to throw things at you because Reasons, mostly to do with the fact that this is awesome*

There was once a girl at Elsewhere who spoke to spiders.

She would study their webs, snapping pictures with her cheap instant camera and, later, studiously recreate them with graphite and ink. For the first eight weeks of freshman year her roommate hated spiders, then one evening she opened the door to see ‘him’ feeding the tarantula that had taken up residence in one corner. She never mentioned the odd teeth or the hollowness of his back, and quietly moved all the iron out of the room, bit by bit (except for the bracelet she wore and the old washers she hid in her pillows).

That was when she started weaving.

As a child she had been the one who came home with muddy shoes and dirt smeared on her face and clothes, only willing to take a bath when her father (single, divorced, but still won sole custody - a rarity in 1960’s America) demanded it of her. She grew into the girl in the oversized sweaters that were as comfortable as they were ugly, the sleeves stained with food, ink, and occasionally blood, and never paid attention to what anyone else said - mostly because she never heard. The bloodstains might have been from picked pimples and accidental nicks from the whittling knife she kept hidden in her shoe, but nobody else knew that, and she was a tall girl - six feet even - with the broad shoulders of a swimmer whose father taught her how to punch and kick and scream. So when she went to Elsewhere, the textile industry was the last thing on her mind. She wanted to be an artist, to carve stories and emotion out of wood blocks.

But then, on her first day, she found a large, hairy, potentially deadly spider sitting on her not-yet-made bed when she came out of the bathroom. She shrieked, of course - the spider was nearly the size of her pillow - and grabbed for the plunger next to the toilet (school plumbing was always going to be shit, no matter what school it was). She did not, however, try and hit the spider - don’t hurt the animals, even the bugs was one of the first things the told you at Elsewhere, right after wear your iron and keep salt in your pockets.

So instead, she took a nervous step forward. “Do you need help?” she whispered.

The spider didn’t nod - couldn’t - but the feeling brushed past her face like faint tendrils of web. Yes.

She swallowed nervously. “What do you need?”

The feeling brushed past her face again. Take me.

Her face blanched as certain meanings of the phrase came to mind as she immediately tried to scrub the images away because oh sweet Jesus NO. “Where…where do you need to go?”

Under the hill.

She swore (in Latin) - but the spider rode her yellow rubber plunger to the entrance under the hill, and when she woke up the next day she found a shawl folded neatly at the foot of her bed, made of a strange, silvery material - soft as a daydream and impossible to damage.

She switched her major to textile production that afternoon, and if you needed something stitched or mended, she was always willing - for a price. When she left, she moved back home and started up her own business, taking in customers both humanly and inhumanly strange, accepting payment in oddities as well as in the swipe of a credit card. Everything is handmade on a wooden loom, and everything has its place.

Everything has a story.

[x]

blue hawaiian: 5x7" handmade collage greeting card. (For sale in my shop):
https://www.etsy.com/shop/argyleplaids

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These bags are all still currently available in my shop! I’d really like to get them out! Trying to get some money together for my birthday trip in a couple weeks :) you can purchase one over on etsy

Www.etsy.com/shop/stonesandsigils