style="margin-top:40px;" The White Witches cottage: July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WOYWW (what's on your Workdesk Wednesday)

Hello friends,  This is my first post on WOYWW (what's on your Workdesk Wednesday). I'm hoping this is going to post right. Any way this is what  on mine.. my new large art journal that I got a killer price for of 5.00! I was just doing some prep work on a few sheets a few days ago.  I think its  I got busy and just haven't been able to get back to it.
This book is huge and I already love it. Just what to do with it I'm not sure as of yet.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Aromatherapy Modeling Dough

Aromatherapy Modeling Dough
***I would recommend you do not give this dough to small children as they have a tendency to think everything is edible, or at least should be, and if its not it will fit into the DVD or Blue ray player and CD player you just got.***

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2tsp. cream of tartar

1tsp. cooking oil
1/4 cup salt
Essential oils of choice (One should obviously stay away from oils that could cause a serious problem to the skin, etc). If color is desired food coloring or Kool-Aid powder work well. Kool-Aid also comes in a nice color variety:)

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until smooth. Remove dough from the pan and knead until blended smooth. If you want colors, add food coloring or a pinch of Kool-Aid now until the desired color is made. Let cool. Now to make it aromatic, I roll the dough into a ball and push a hole in it with my thumb. I then add a few drops of an essential oil (usually 1-3 to start) and knead the dough thoroughly. Sniff. Keep doing this until you get the aroma you are looking for.

Some single EO's and color ideas:

Brown--Benzoin, Patchouly, or Cedarwood
Orange--Orange or Bergamot
Yellow--Lemon or Lemongrass
Green--Pine or Clary Sage
Red--Palmarosa or Geranium
Purple--Lavender or Ylang-Ylang
Light Blue--Rosemary or Eucalyptus
Dark Blue--Sandalwood or Lavender
Pink--Ylang Ylang or Grapefruit
White--Peppermint or Sweet Birch.


Witches Calendar

Quote of the day

I need to catch up on my books.  Would a book review be of any interest to any one?  I have 2 full book shelves I could show .  Let me know. 
Bright Blessing and love and light to all.

Glue types

Melody I hope this works on here, it dosnt  seem to want to load all the way on my facebook.  Don't laugh at my talking its the first time to do this and I didn't mean to say hint... had a daa moment.  Im not a film person.  lol

Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 Witches Almanac

New Kitty

Well here is a photo of the new kitty... So hoping to find her a home.  She is litter trained :-)  and I just got done getting her vet defleaed med. So she is good to go.  And she is a total love bug!!! as you can see.

New Kitty Cat

Well Im back home, went with my Hubby for a short 2 day week at work.   Came home to find  a kitten on the porch..  kids say it was there all day and my youngest even took photo just to show me just incase it was gone when we got in.   Lord another cat!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Super Moon.

The July 2013 full Moon falls on Monday, July 22, 2013. This month’s full Moon falls one day after July’s lunar perigee, which is the Moon’s closest point to Earth for this monthly orbit. Astronomers will call this full Moon a perigee full Moon, but everyone else will call it a Super Moon.

New hang tags to send out with an order.

I'm not sure if I like the large one, any thoughts ?
This is just a few of the things Im sending out with an order.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saved this little one.

Ok no laughing, I found it in a bucket that I was catching water in.  I thought it was dead till I scooped it out and there was movement. I wish I still had the first vido and the pic he looked so bad. But any way he got better fast and was happy to be set free I think.. at least I hope. enjoy the clip.

Scrapbook page or journaling page

trying to catch up on so much stuff and not sure if  I'm
 getting any place....spinning my wheels.  I have not worked in my book to give my mom for a bit..its so hot upstairs in the very small craft room :-(  
Besides I have not been home a lot either but I miss ding it.  Here is another photo of one of the pages in her book.
This page my Daughter helped with, she loves the gears and browns.
I will have to put her bog on here she has great work!

Scrapbook page or journaling page.

This is one of the pages I did in my book for my Mom.  I'm leaving this one bank so she can fill it in or write something in this space.  I love how simple it is and the way the colors came together. I hope she likes it.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Lemon balm and catnip

I also harvested some more lemon balm and some cat nip for Sam(kitty).  This will make a nice treat this winter. I have it all tied up and hanging in the hall steps going down to the basement- not hot not cold and nice and dark.


Pulled up another batch of onions today.  Little smaller than I wanted to see. But at least they are not rotten with all this rain we have had.  My count 13 days  11 days of rain. And its raining now again. But my sage must love it will post that too here in a min.Wont these be great in a pot of soup  :-)