1) Have a tea party with them. 2) Have a plushie Beauty Pageant. 3) Play doctor and take care of your plushies 4) Play school with them. 5) Play circus with them. 6) Make a tent with a sheet and pretend to be camping. 7) Reenact a favorite TV show or movie scene with your plushie. 8) Throw a party for your plushie, complete with gifts and human and/or plushie guests. 9) Play pirate and have plushies as your crew. 10) Go on a vacation and take pics of your plushies at famous landmarks. 11) Make a disguise kit for you and your plush and then pretend to be spies. (In your kit you can both use wigs, costumes, fake glasses, etc., and maybe even use funny accents when talking.) 12) Use a Magic 8 Ball and have your plushie predict your future. 13) Have a dance contest between your plushies and give a prize to the winner. 14) Watch a marathon of your favorite TV show with your plush. 15) Teach your plush your favorite dance moves or make up one with them. 16) Make a Time Capsule with your plushie and bury or hide it together. 17) Make a house out of a box for your plush, complete with a bed to sleep in and toys to play with while you’re gone. 18) Help your plush create and maintain their own webpage or blog, maybe even their own art page at Deviant Art. (www.deviantart.com) 19) Use your plush as a model and draw their picture. 20) Read to your plush. 21) Watch cartoons with your plush. 22) Make clothes and accessories for your plushies. How about friendship bracelets for each of you? Can you sew? How about a cute quilt to keep your plush warm? 23) Tell your plush your deepest, darkest secrets; or maybe even your fears, worries or about your secret crush. You know they’ll never tell. :) 24) Tell your plushies how crappy your day was and cry and cuddle with them until you feel better. 25) Tell your plushies how great your day was and cuddle with them because you’re so happy. 26) Color with your plush. 27) Play a board game together. 28) Play your plush’s favorite music for them, or better still, make them a cd of their favorite songs as a gift. 29) Bounce with your plushies on a trampoline. 30) Cuddle with them for no reason but merely for the fact that it’s nice. 31) Dance with them in your arms. 32) Take pics of them and with them. 33) Pretend your plush is an acrobat and have them do flips in the air. 34) Pretend to be super heroes! Your plush can be your sidekick or vice versa. Maybe your plush could even be the villain! 35) Play house with your plushies. 36) Pretend you and your plush are super models. 37) Web surf together. Perhaps even watch funny cat videos. 38) Make a pillow fort with your plushies and then defend it from attacking plushies. 39) Make a book together or make a book about them. 40) Make a shelter from a sheet and pretend to be stranded on a deserted island.
have an excellent easter long weekend everyone. i know i’m gonna :D
i am going down to the rowany festival camp thing to wear pretty dresses and get absolutely trashed and make friends and maybe make ‘friends’ but idk that depends and to get my yearly dose of undiluted nature. happy easter everyone. hope my tent doesn’t leak or flood or break or whatever. i’ll be on occasionally and I’ve increased my queue rate but maybe ignore me because the internet is pretty bad with all the lack of civilisation and stuff. be back by tuesday.
Sometimes I take for granted the things I was raised to do, or learn from experience. New witches, or ones that have never thought about it may benefit from this.
- Any vessel you use to prepare, store or serve for human or animal consumption needs to be food safe. Many older, decorative vessels contain heavy metals from the glass making process which can taint solutions stored over time. Some imported vessels may also contain heavy metals so try to put food in containers intended for food.
-decorative cauldrons may not be solid iron and may contain alloy that releases harmful chemicals under heat or solution. Buy a reputable cauldron, so it doesn’t become brittle or break under heat. Camping and reenactment supplies will hook you up for a pretty reasonable price and much better quality than Pier One at Halloween.
-Collected water should not be used for consumption unless you know what you’re doing. Spring water from your own cistern? Different than rainwater from the city. Don’t EVER drink water that came out of a still water, or water you don’t know the source of. You can use camping filters or tablets, boil the water or disinfect the water to make the water safe enough for consumption. If you are immunocompromised or someone in your house is, nope nope nope. Your spells will understand mortal heath has to come first.
- don’t be that asshole that harvests from wild property you don’t own or have permission to access. If everyone does it, there’s an impact. Personally, this goes for grave dirt too unless it’s a plot you own claim to. Don’t pee in other people’s cornflakes to get what you want. Grow a windowbox, patronize independent supplies or live with what you can get your paws on honestly.
-know your materials. Seriously. Some stones or metals react under fire and heat . Herbs might be toxic or react with metals, light, or your perception medications. Oils go rancid. Nothing lasts forever and rashes, asthma attacks, or stomach cramps aren’t worth it.
-know if your materials can harm your animals and plan accordingly. Things that don’t hurt humans can hurt small animals and cats and dogs who’s livers work differently than ours. Mind birds and fumes, they’re very sensitive.
-mind hot things. Sugar keeps burning a long ass time, reductions can explode, superheated solutions can explode. Don’t ever walk away from a hot cauldron or candles with kids or animals around.
-use your cauldron on the stove top. Seriously. It works if you don’t want to use an oil burner, alcohol burner or those little food service gel thingies. Plus, the hood removes any fumes or smells.
The Chesterwick Encampment at Swordcraft Spring Quest, 2016.
A few quick photos I took of our camp. We put immense effort into making our camp historically inspired and vibrant, and I feel that it paid off. In an event of 500+ people it can be difficult to stand out. I’m happy to say that all of the work was worth it, we had dozens of characters hanging out at our camp, passing on secrets, and generally just being delightful in our presence in exchange for mulled cider and a hot fire in an immersive environment.