Thursday, 29 October 2009

Monday, 26 October 2009

Poor Gingey

My poor Ginge hasn't been well.

He had a MASSIVE abscess on his cheek. It looked like someone cut a tennis ball in half & stuck it on his face, I couldn't help but nickname him The Elephant Cat for a few days!
Anyway the first day I realised he had the abscess I took him to the vets (thanks to my fella for the lift) & after having his cheek pierced, started to develop a huge scab.
I on the other hand developed an even smaller bank account!!! (Is it just me or do you feel vets take the piss with their fees too?)

A few days alter, some antibiotics & a lot of sleeping (even for Ginge) later came the yucky bit,....the abscess emptying....ERGH!!!!! :S
It was NOT a pretty sight or fun to clean, but at least it's out so it can heal. It was really painful for him too, as he was hissing at me whenever I tried to clean him. & every time he tried to clean himself over the abscess he would meow & shake his head.

He has had problems keeping his food down too, probably because of the amount of gunk he cleaned off himself!

The scab came off today.....poor little fella looks like he's been in the wars! It looks SO raw :( But he's a lot happier. No more scratching every five minutes (the scab must of itched) & he's not sleeping so much, back to the usual 22 hours a day :P

He's also on my lap all the time again & chatty as before (ie not shutting up & annoying me like hell) so he's obviously over the worst. YEY!!! :D He may drive me nuts at times, but I love him to bits!!! Ginge not chatting away just isn't Ginge!
So pretty much everything else has gone on the back burner while I've been keeping an eye on him, except for uni work of course....I've just been researching on the web so I can stay at home for him.
I now need to clean the sofa cover where he was sleeping when the abscess leaked a little (ewww) & his cushion covers.

Jeez I spoil that cat!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

"Rememberance"

I've been slowly changing my alter for upcoming Samhain (Halloween) & decided to make it a mix between a Samhain alter & an ancestor shrine.

I remembered I have a copy of an old wedding photo of my grandparents with their parents & thought it would be perfect. But of course this is me, so I had to have a bit of a play with it.



It's a shame I don't have any photos of my family on my mothers side. I must try & remember to ask about any next time I go & visit the family back in Scotland.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Samhain Chants

Samhain Chant
Lyrics by: Doreen Valiente
Source: "Witchcraft For Tomorrow"

Fire red, summer's dead
Yet it shall return.
Clear and bright, in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!

Chorus:
Dance the ring, luck to bring,
When the year's a-turning.
Chant the rhyme at Hallows-time,
When the fire's burning.

Fire glow, vision show
Of the heart's desire,
When the spell's chanted well
Of the witching fire.

Fire spark, when nights are dark
Makes our winter's mirth.
Red leaves fall, earth takes all,
Brings them to rebirth.

Fire fair, earth and air,
And the heaven's rain,
All blessed be, and so may we,
at Hallows-tide again.


Untitled - Anon
From far beyond this mortal plane
Mothers and fathers of old
We bid that you return again
Mothers and fathers of old
To share with us the mysteries and secrets long untold
Of the ancient ways we seek to regain
Mothers and fathers of old.




Samhain Chant for the Dead
by Wesley Lowe
Sunday, May 12, 2002

Magic of Samhain dreams,
Spirits of mystical north,
O’ guardian of earth, heed our prayers
Throughout this rite, come forth.
As the stars crown your brow,
This song of wicca ye hear,
Open the gates that our loved ones may pass
And our words draw them near.

Magic of Samhain dreams,
Spirits of mystical east,
O’ guardian of air, heed our prayers
At behest of wiccan priest.
As on wings of warding ye soar
This song of wicca ye hear,
Open the gates that our loved ones may pass
And our words draw them near.

Magic of Samhain dreams,
Spirits of mystical south,
O’ guardian of flame, heed our prayers
And spare us lengths of drouth.
As your touch warms our souls
This song of wicca ye hear,
Open the gates that our loved ones may pass
And our words draw them near.

Magic of Samhain dreams,
Spirits of mystical west,
O’ guardian of water, heed our prayers
And deem we sisters blessed.
As your rushing rivers flow
This song of wicca ye hear
Open the gates that our loved ones may pass
And our words draw them near.


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Spooky Sewing

I came across the most awesome embroidery transfers at Q is for Quilter.



That's one sexy witch! Reminds me of Samantha from the series Bewitched.





This ADORABLE little fella I found at Bad Birds



These super cute bunnies are found at Craft Blog


& my fave of the bunch ...

which can be found at the always groovy Urban Threads.

I'm definitely going to be getting my needle & thread out!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Halloween Crafts

Crawling through the web looking for interesting tit bits I came across these & thought they were AWESOME!!!
Perfect for spooky Halloween!
These fantastic paper crafts can be printed out FREE at Ravens Blight. Check is site out as there's LOTS of groovy things to make. Just remember to buy some extra printer ink!

These I think are stunning & are made from maple leaves, yes....leaves! Awesome or what!
The instructions can be found HERE.