Enchanting Your Wand

You may feel as though you don’t have to do this. From my own opinion and experience I only have had to do this with a few of my wands but if you are a beginner or just want to do this I have written below how I do.

You will need:

Your wand

Salt( in a bowl)

Water (in a bowl)

A incense stick

A candle

Place this all on your altar and follow out the rules -

Set the Incense on the east side , the Candle on the South side, the bowl of water on the west side, the salt on the north side. A compass is a handy tool for a magician to have!

Hold your wand in both hands, close to your chest and say “My wand, I intend you to be an instrument of my will”
Hold it in the smoke of the incense for a moment, and say “Spirit of Air, breath power into my wand”
(If you are using a paper fan, wave the fan to blow a breeze over your wand. If you have a flower or bottle of perfume, pass the wand throught the sweet smell that comes from the flower or bottle.)
Pass it over the flame- don’t let it catch fire, do it quickly- and say “Spirit of Fire, give my wand joy”
(If you are using a flashlight or lamp, wave the wand through the beam of light. If you have an orange, you must use your imagination. The orange fruit is a symbol of the Sun itself- the biggest fire in our world. So when you pass your wand over the fruit, you imagine that it is really the sun,magically made small for your ceremony for a minute.)

Dip the tip quickly into the water and say “Spirit of Water, clean my wand of any evil or anger”

Touch the Salt with the tip as well, and say “Spirit of Earth, Give my wand Wisdom”

Lastly hold it up over your head and say “Great Spirit, This wand is now my wand”

Scale Measurements for an Oversized Prop

Tutorial Tuesday
Ex. Final Fantasy 7: Cloud’s Buster Sword

Since the remake of FF7 has been announced, I imagine there will be a resurgence of cosplayers for the series. It tends to happen. With large-sized props, like the rather famous Buster Sword, getting things to scale, without them being too wide or too long, can be tricky for people to approach without some sort of guidance. That’s what this is going to be. It can be applied to any large-sized prop, I actually used this technique to get my Guild Sunderer sized properly, but the Buster Sword is going to be my reference point in this.

Things that will make your life easier:

  • A ruler or yard/meter stick
  • A calculator
  • Photo/art reference images printed out so you can scribble on them
  • Some sort of photo-editing software. I use Photoshop.

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Elderberry Syrup

*for colds and flus

**Note: I’m not a licensed herbalist, I always advise seeing a doctor first and foremost if possible.


2 c Water

½ c dried Elderberries (can be found at most natural markets)

1 Cinnamon Stick

A 1 in piece of fresh Ginger Root, peeled

1 tsp Whole Cloves

1 c Honey


1. Combine water, berries, and spices into a medium sized pan and bring to a boil.

2. Reduce to low heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or long enough for the liquid to reduce by half.

3. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. In an empty bottle, add the honey.

5. Strain your syrup (press the berries to get as much out as possible) and add to the bottle.

The syrup can be used for up to 6 or so months max. The dosage for adults is 1-2 tsp daily. For children, only ½ tsp is used daily. Do not give to infants under 12 months.


Pairing: Matt Murdock/Daredevil x Reader

Time: Post 1x07: Stick

A/N: I’ve only watched the first ten episodes but I just felt like writing this so I did. (The title is for the song by Josh Record, but as always, this is not a songfic.)


“He killed someone ___, a boy- no more than ten. I thought I had saved him and then he told me that he had finished the job. That I didn’t understand what the boy was capable of.”

“Oh, Matt, I’m so sorry.” You drop his hands to draw him into an embrace and he tugs you into his lap, arms encircling your waist. He buries his head in the crook of your neck for a few moments, as if gathering his strength and then he presses a kiss to your jawline, and begins to tell you about everything that has happened in the time you were away.

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Lediga dagar. Så skönt! Jag har fått ta över min mors stickning eftersom jag saknade eget garn och hon ändå inte arbetade på den. En halsduk ska det bli. Den går i ganska många färgskalor, mest åt det rödlila hållet, och kommer nog bli fin. Jag är bara orolig över att garnet inte kommer räcka. Vi får se.

Det ska också födelsedagspresentshoppas idag. Vad, vad, vad ska man köpa tro? Det är så svårt att veta vad man ska köpa. Jag vet inte om det är jag som är fantasilös eller om det är andra vars intressen är diffusa och svåra att definiera. Kanske en blandning av båda. Förhoppningsvis bjuder affärerna på något intressant.