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1681  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Roun 34 - Ostara Traditions GALLERY on: March 27, 2012 03:17:51 PM
Quasior, I stupidly confused dugongs and manatees when I said I was surprised you had them in Australia. They're both lovely creatures. And I just saw a picture of a blue-ringed octopus for the first time yesterday as a matter of fact; I didn't know they were poisonous. Beautiful!

Are there ever kids' swaps on Craftster? It's a great idea but I don't remember ever seeing one.

And thanks for posting the photo of the Ostara picture - it's quite brilliant!

Wulf
1682  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Roun 34 - Ostara Traditions GALLERY on: March 26, 2012 04:24:52 PM
Okay you two, you have to tell us the story of the dugong. Do you even have dugongs on your side of the planet, Quasior? Your son is right, SSW, he is awesome.

It's sad that your package had to be opened and fondled by US Customs. I wonder how many days that added to the delivery time. But at least it made it through in spite of the inadequate repacking. Really it's a wonder it doesn't happen more often.

Quasior, do you have a better picture of that painting? It looks really interesting.

Wulf
1683  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Roun 34 - Ostara Traditions GALLERY on: March 22, 2012 06:45:33 PM
Oops! Thanks everyone for keeping an eye on it. I just realized I'd forgotten to update my own status too!

There are still several people who have received but not posted photos here in the gallery. Can you do so very soon, please? We're all eager to see!

Wulf
1684  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011-2012 on: March 21, 2012 03:35:43 PM
You don't have to wait til the computer is on the scrap heap. There's all that unused space in there just going to waste even while it's in use. Make a wee house out of it: http://acidcow.com/pics/4715-casemod-living-room-inside-a-pc-4-pics.html

Wulf
1685  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Roun 34 - Ostara Traditions GALLERY on: March 21, 2012 03:31:56 PM
Eggshell candles is a really brilliant thing. It's too late for Ostara, but maybe I'll do some for Easter. I like the way they glow when the candle burns down. And the bracelet looks very interesting; I always like wave-washed shells. At a local Pagan festival a few years ago there was a man selling lovely jewelry made from fragments of china (19th century, from the look of it) that he'd picked up on the shore of one of the lakes. There's something very calming about anything that's withstood a century of constant abuse by wind and wave and still keeps its essential self intact.

Wulf
1686  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Round 34 - Ostara Traditions - Sign up 02/04-02/12 - Send out 03/12/2012 on: March 19, 2012 04:18:27 PM
Well, the next swap would be for Beltane, which is always a favourite with everyone, so it probably shouldn't be a small one. But somebody with no swaps on the go (hint hint) could always do a One Tiny Elemental Thing swap in the meantime. (Or maybe it should be four tiny elemental things...)

Wulf
1687  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Roun 34 - Ostara Traditions GALLERY on: March 19, 2012 04:15:24 PM
I can't believe I missed the altar cloth, Maman. It's beautiful, and quite huge! Did you know how big to make it, Witchhippie, or was it just a lucky guess?

In other news, Holistic Knitter reports that she has received my package, but has a downed computer and can't post photos yet.

Wulf
1688  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Roun 34 - Ostara Traditions GALLERY on: March 18, 2012 07:22:54 PM
Love the acorn fairies! That's just about the best thing I've seen all month - I hope I can remember this when it's acorn season again!

I love the idea of eggs containing little gifts and prizes. Not just Kindereggs (which are wonderful in their own way) but reusable hard egg containers.  I remember that the best part of Easter egg hunts was the hunting - once you found the hard-boiled eggs they lost their appeal!

Wulf
1689  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Round 34 - Ostara Traditions - Sign up 02/04-02/12 - Send out 03/12/2012 on: March 18, 2012 06:01:52 PM
Oh, that really is terrible about your home being sold from under you. I think it may be time to start workin' some magic to keep you on your magical little island. There's a traditional Hoodoo spell to "nail down" your property to keep it from being taken away. That won't work forever, of course, but it could help to keep it at the one-year time frame, rather than four months. That would at least buy you some time to do magic to guide your family to a home you will love as much as this one or more.

At the very least, spellwork gives you something positive to focus on, and keeps you from feeling helpless. (The fact that it can also help achieve real results is useful too!) A good place to start might be to just light a candle on Tuesday (Ostara, the Spring Equinox) and make a prayer that your family will be settled in your new home by the time the wheel of the year turns around again. If you could do this down at the beach you love it would be even better, and you could write your petition on a little piece of paper and set it alight in the flame. If the tide is going out, toss the ashes into the sea and let the waves carry them away.

If you're comfortable doing magic with saints, St. Martha the Dominator might be the one to help protect your home and guide you to a new one. Starr Casas has a nice St. Martha spell at her Old Style Conjure site. Mama Starr's prayers are unambiguously Christian, but the form of the spell is easily adaptable. Coincidentally  Wink Tuesday is St. Martha's day, and spells to petition her aid are often done on nine consecutive Tuesdays.

You might want to make your magical petitions to include all eight families displaced by this, rather than for your family alone. Strength in numbers, perhaps, or maybe just generosity, but it seems like a good thing to do.

Wulf
1690  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Roun 34 - Ostara Traditions GALLERY on: March 18, 2012 04:09:42 PM
Love the Goddess face! And the eggs are a great idea - there are so many great printed tissue papers out there that could be used. I was recently introduced to printed cocktail napkins too - even more designs to choose from, and the paper is so thin and soft (use only the top layer) that it'll form to any shape.

I hope there'll be a flurry of photo postings shortly - lots of people have received in the past few days.

Wulf
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