friday craft

Grimoire Challenge - Week 1


Monday: Preparing your grimoire

  • Include your name and the date
  • Create a dedication to put into your grimoire. Dedicate it to whatever or whomever you praise.
  • Write it out and put it into your grimoire. Make sure to ask for protection as well.
  • Create a color magick chart. Correspond ink colors with your intention when writing in your grimoire.
  • Draw sigils that bring protection to your grimoire and wards off unwanted eyes. 
  • Chart out or make a timeline of your witchcraft so far, make it easy to expand and add onto. Include any events that helped shape your path.

Tuesday: Start of the year journal prompts

  • Define your path.
  • When did you begin your path?
  • How has it changed over time (more specifically how has it changed since last year?)
  • What makes witchcraft YOUR path?
  • What does being a witch mean to you?
  • What do you hope to achieve and and learn through witchcraft?
  • How has time affected your beliefs?
  • How did you come across witchcraft?
  • What made you want to practise witchcraft?
  • What do you hope to achieve by doing the 2017 grimoire challenge?
  • Is there anything you fear while following this path?
  • What type of entities do you believe in?
  • Who are your patron Gods and Goddesses, if any?
  • In what ways do you hope to grow?

Wednesday: Goal Setting

  • Set a goal you want to complete by the end of the month.
  • Set five goals you want to complete by the end of the year.
  • What are your witchcraft related life goals?

Thursday: Chosen tools of your craft

  • What is the one tool you use immensely in your craft that you could not practice without? Why? What are its correspondences, properties, uses?
  • List the main tools used in your practice.
  • Do you work with crystals? Bones? Herbs? How do you use them? Why do you use them? What kind or role do they play in your craft? 

Friday: Types of Witches

  • Are you a solitary practitioner or do you practice with a coven? Why do you choose the solitary path or vice versa?
  • Do you use a label?
  • If so, what kind of witch do you label yourself as?
  • If not, what are your reasons for not using a label?
  • Do you agree with the use of labels? Are they used too freely, with not enough thought put into them?
  • Is there a certain witchcraft path that you may not agree with? What is it that you do not agree with?
  • Do some research on it, gather enough knowledge for you to understand their practise. Once you gather enough of an understanding do an entry on it. Make sure to include your opinions before and after you did your research.

Saturday: Full Moon

  • There is a full moon on Saturday, February 11th.
  • Do you have anything planned for the full moon?
  • What is your favorite activity to do during the full moon?
  • Do you perform rituals? Cleanse crystals? Cast spells?
  • Do you have any full moon traditions?
  • Create a correspondence between full moon and the months. Does a certain month influence the moon’s magick?
  • Create a list of 2017′s full moons.

Sunday: February Magick Calendar

  • Draw out the February calendar in your grimoire. Include any important magickal dates such as the full moons, sabbats, retrogrades, eclipses, and any other important magickal workings. Use this to organize when you want to practice magick or meet with your coven.

If you post your progress make sure to use the tag  #moonlight grimoire challenge so I can reblog it here. Good Luck!

Moonlight Grimoire Challenge

Summer Mood Board as H+L Fics

Making this mood board fic inspiration was fun, so in honor of @hlsummerexchange2017, I made a Summer Mood Board as different types of fics:

Top Left: Famous/Famous AU
Harry has just bought his dream house after years of toiling away trying to make it as an actor. And, well, it would be his dream house if not for the minor detail of having to share a pool with the neighbor. The real estate agent assured him it wouldn’t be a problem, but the real estate agent didn’t mention that said neighbor happened to be Louis Tomlinson – Oscar-nominated actor and star of Harry’s more explicit dreams for most of his adult life. Harry tries to avoid the pool as much as he can, but Louis seems disinclined to do the same. Harry is forced to watch as his celebrity crush flaunts his body every day, laying around the pool in tiny swim trunks. When Harry finally works up the courage to go out there (how can he avoid it anymore? It’s a thousand degrees outside!), Louis smirks and says “I was wondering when you were going to stop watching and start joining me, Curly.” 

Top Middle: Farmer’s Market AU
Harry spends every Friday night meticulously hand crafting homemade popsicles – carrot ginger, raspberry tart, mint julep – in order to sell them on Saturday mornings at the local farmer’s market. Louis runs the stall next to him, and can’t help but mercilessly tease Harry every single time he sees them. Many arguments about ‘hipster bullshit’ erupt between them, until one day Louis shows up claiming he can do just as well as Harry, and begins to sell his own popsicles. Harry gets incredibly flustered, because he spends hours lovingly handcrafting homemade treats, and Louis is peddling Bomb Pops for a dollar a piece. This turns into a competition of who can sell the most mundane items to unsuspecting ‘hipster’ patrons, and they both can’t help but fall a little in love with each other. 

Keep reading

westernpaintmare  asked:

How do I write my own spells

Hey there, love!

Wrote an article a while back on that! It can be found here!

Don’t forget that you can always look stuff up in the search bar on my blog’s page! Most articles are also separated by heading (Domestic Garden Witch, Practical Magic, Foodie Friday, Tools of the Craft, et cetera) to help make it easier to find information on there!

Hope this helps!
Blessed Be! )O(

DIY Gornaments

You Will Need:

  • Variety of sizes of paintbrushes
  • White, Gray, Black and Red acrylic paint
  • Cup of water
  • Paper plate
  • Two blank ornaments
  • Paper towels

Jason ornament:

  1. Pour gray paint onto plate
  2. Remove ornament tops and set aside
  3. Take large brush and paint top to bottom
  4. Cover entire ornament
  5. Set aside until dry
  6. Add second coat of gray paint
  7. Set aside until dry
  8. Using smaller brush, paint a large white circle on ornament
  9. Fill in circle completely
  10. Set aside until dry
  11. Paint second coat of white
  12. Paint small black buckles on the top, right and left sides.  
  13. Paint two small ovals for eyes
  14. Use end of brush to add black “hockey mask” holes.
  15. Add one white dot to each buckle
  16. Paint two red lines across cheeks
  17. Paint small red triangle above eyes
  18. Jason is done!

Ghostface ornament:

  1. Pour white paint onto plate
  2. Paint top to bottom, covering completely
  3. Set aside until dry
  4. Touch up any spots
  5. Pour black paint onto plate
  6. Paint two small ovals for nose
  7. Paint large rounded mouth, shrinking at bottom.
  8. Paint two large curved eyes
  9. Ghostface is done!

Craftversations is back and my first guest of 2017 is none other than Joe Walker! We of course talk about StarKid, Spies Are Forever, and even get a little Star Wars discussion in there too. Enjoy, and stay tuned for part two coming Friday!


And one last wrap up post for this FFXV Friday at Crafted With Zeal on Etsy. Here are all the newly released FFXV shirts for today -

And remember thre is an Early Bird Sale going on - All shirts are $5 off this weekend (8/26 to 8/28)!

See this and more FFXV fan merch over at Crafted With Zeal on Etsy!

I haven’t had a laptop or computer in months… it has turned me into a very friendly, crafty grandma. I spend most of my free time making horrible crafts and getting myself psyched over knitting patterns. I am also getting very familiar with the best antique shops in town. BOY DO I LOVE A GOOD BARGAIN.

Movies For Each Sign

Aries: White Men Can’t Jump
Taurus: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Gemini: RocknRolla
Cancer: P. S. I Love You
Leo: Jennifer’s Body
Virgo: Election
Libra: Life-Size
Scorpio: The Craft
Sagittarius: Friday
Capricorn: Disney’s The Kid
Aquarius: Shutter Island
Pisces: Walk the Line

Stone Ruination 2.0 (8.5% abv)

Stone’s original Ruination was, rather fittingly, my first experience with a bottle of imported American double IPA, and ‘twas lurve at first slurp of its relentlessly dankalicious insides. So can this big budget sequel recapture the magic of the sublime original hop bomb. Y'bet y'r prized dangly bits it can! 

Punchy tropical fruits and various green stuff flavours batter my taste buds, with pineapple, mango, gwaaarva, tangerine, grapefruit, spruce, and lush windswept grass the most aggressive, sweet caramel malts get a look in towards the middle, with mildly spiced pine and grapefruit returning for the big bitter finish. The seductively soft and smooth mouthfeel is a delight, the booze unnoticeable. 

For my particularly peculiar set of taste buds this bottle of wonder juice absolutely lived up to expectations, a dank, resinous, hop attack of the most beguiling kind, and a fine way to see off a Friday. Cheers m'dears!