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Encouragement

Hello lovely,

I want to offer you some encouragement. Sometimes, you might get busy with your mundane life, and feel like you’re ignoring your practice/witchy skills/deities etc. I just want you to know that literally everyone goes through this, sometimes for months at a time. And if you’re conscious that you’re not practicing/honouring as much as you’d like to be, that’s not ignoring. You’re thinking about it, and that’s great!

All people go through times when they don’t practice a skill or work on a hobby, or even worship their God(s)/deities. I didn’t pick up my crochet project for two months, haven’t touched a paint brush in a year or so, It’s been a few weeks since I worked with tarot, and I’m sure you’ve noticed I haven’t been active on here for a while.. but that doesn’t make me any less of a crochet geek/artist/witch/witchy blogger. 

Instead of focusing on what you /haven’t/ been doing, try to see what other things you’ve been doing, improving on or focusing on in that time. I may not have read any cards, but I have studies more herbal medicine. I may not have touched a crochet hook, but I have started cleaning a bit more often. I may not have touched a paint brush, but I have taken quiet time to myself and started planting and garden planning.

And even if you can’t possibly see any good things you’ve done while not practicing your craft, skill or hobby… if it feels like you’ve done absolutely nothing productive.. That’s okay too.  I know it’s not fun, and it’s easy to get so frustrated with yourself that you shut down..just know that you’re not alone and if you need a boost in the right direction, there’s a whole lovely community of us to help you out. If you don’t have the energy to do much of anything, ask a fellow witch to perform a motivational spell for you, or ask their cards what you can do to get you moving. 

I’m always here to listen, and help in any way I can. 

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This little Ood dude is completely red eye free. Got to love the Ood!

This Ood is approximately 5 and half inches tall and 3 inches fat. He’s perfect to adorn a cubicle or desk. This Ood was crocheted with acrylic yarn and filled with non-allergenic polyester fiberfill and poly pellets (so he won’t topple over).

Available in my shop!
Don’t forget that I’m offering free shipping until the end of the month using coupon code CROCHET15 :D

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A customer suggested this creation and I couldn’t be happier with the results!

This little cucco won’t help you fly places, but he makes a great companion. This cucco is crocheted from an original pattern with acrylic yarn. He is approximately 8" tall and 8" from beak to tail feathers.

Available in my shop~
Don’t forget that every order comes with a free heart piece (amigurumi heart) :D

The March Challenge for #craftchallenges was geek knits and I wanted to continue adding some characters from The Walking Dead to my group.  I started with Tyreese and knew I’d have to make baby Judith to go with him (there’s also a harness so she can be carried on his back!)  Then I started Michonne and just knew I’d have to make Mike and Terry, her walkers.  All of these were made using the Amigurume book.

Koop-dubious---Tempest

This is the story of a 23 year old who stays at home when she works. She’s an awkward nerd named Mystery Cooper; and she moved to the big city to earn a living as an entrepreneur. Mystery was an magician and on her alone time, she became the crochet geek of the century. Making hats, scarfs, blankets, you name it and she made it. 

But on this particular day of her life, her magic wasn’t doing her too good. A man had come and spoiled her tricks by revealing what she was really doing. Thats when it went down hill. Though Mystery is a ‘little Geek’ as she calls herself, if you rub her the wrong way, her temper shows. And this man was pushing her buttons. As hard as she tried, she managed to keep her cool as he downed her and told her to leave and never come back. 

With that being said, she spoke, “Fine, I’ll leave.. right after this!” Then she punched the man right in face. Walking back, she shook her hand, mouthing, “ow!” Others laughed and the man left as well. Mystery let out a defensive snort and sighed heavily. The raccoon woman went to pick up her things and the man that she thought had left came back and kicked her in the stomach. Mystery fell on her side as her glasses fell off and she clutched her stomach. The man continued to kick, punch, and beat Mystery senseless. 

When he was done and content with what he had accomplished, he left after taking all of her money. The people around her could care less what had just happened. It was such a part of living in the big city, she guessed. Mystery looked around for her glasses, feeling pain everywhere, even her eyes. She had earned a black eye, 2 broken ribs and bruises everywhere. This usually didn’t happen. When a mean talker came, she let them be and ignored such rude words. But this was just plain abuse. 

Mystery couldn’t find her glasses and she went crawling on the ground looking for them like a lost puppy searching for her chew toy. When she found them, she reached for them, but a pair of red hands beat her to it. Looking up at the blurry figure, she could make out the silhouette of a red colored male with wings and white eyes. 

“Sir… You have my glasses..” She spoke, “May i have them back please?” She asked. Though the glasses were broken.

Craft Challenges March Challenge:  Geek Knits

The name of this challenge says it all.  For March’s challenge, participants are to work on projects that let their geek flag fly – either literally (Doctor scarves! Jayne hats! Spock ears!) or figuratively (knitting or crocheting anything you happen to be extremely passionate about [socks with self-striping yarn, in my case]).  Anything you want to make can be submitted for this challenge, so long as it is, and/or relates to something that channels your inner fangirl/boy.   

You may begin your Geek Knits March Challenge project anytime you like but we will not begin posting photos for the March Challenge until March 1, 2015.  To have your project photos displayed on this blog either submit them to us or post them on your own blog, being certain to tag “craftchallenges” so I can find them.

Good luck, and happy crafting!

(Wondering what the February Challenge is?  Find out more right here.)