• Arts and Crafts,  How To...,  Paper Crafts,  Recycle

    How to make a Doll Bookshelf

    I had forgotten that sometimes magick seems very distant. The times when life gets…well…life-y. The times when it seems hardest to find a bit of magick in everyday life. For me, the problem at the moment is that my grandmother is dying of cancer all the way over in America, and I can`t go see her. When I left America last August, I left with the throat lodging premonition that there would be people I would never see again. My nana died a few months ago. And now my grandmother is close to… Well. Sorry for getting so off track. Anyway, I`ve been trying to find the magick again. I…

  • Arts and Crafts,  Crochet,  Knit,  Recycle

    Plastic Yarn 

    Another recycling craft! Something I`ve heard a lot about recently is “Plarn” aka Plastic Yarn. As I`m always up for recycling crafts, I decided to give it a try. Making the plastic bags into plastic yarn was easy enough. First, fold the bag over neatly, making sure it stays flat. Cut off the bottom edge, and the handles. Then cut into strips. All the tutorials I saw said one inch strips, but I`m bad at cutting exactly straight (especially on something like a plastic bag that moves as you cut it) so I estimated. Carefully unfold, and then attach together with the same kind of knot you use to attach…

  • Arts and Crafts,  Recycle

    Recycling Receipts

    I know, I know, I`ve been promising this post for a while. This is the current recycling craft I`m working on, and it mainly¬†uses old receipts. I always feel bad tossing receipts–what a waste of paper! But really, what can you do with them after the month`s over? Between searching for ideas online, and my own imagination, I came up with a plan. Do you remember how, maybe when you were a kid, you took gum wrappers and folded them into chains? Long pointless chains that sometimes you could make into bracelets? That`s what I`m doing. I read that I could make a purse out of them that way, and…

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    This blog

    I was so bound and determined that this blog would be solely about magick. I mean, according to my title, that`s what you`d expect, coming to visit, right? But looking back and seeing that I only have two posts so far, despite having started about a month ago, I realized that might not be very realistic. After all, my life (unfortunately) is not 24/7 magick. Well, it is, and that`s the whole point of this blog, but if I only focus on the moments I know are magick, I think that defeats the purpose of trying to find magick where I can`t currently see it. So let me go over…