Where the Crafty come to meet

Where the Crafty come to meet! Come on in & take a look around. I think you will like what you see & I know you will be inspired by something in here. So take a look see & don't forget to hit the follow button! Blessed Be.

The Witch's New Year- Oct. 31st.

April 12, 2015

MISTS OVER APPOMATTOX & Happy Birthday to the author Ceane O'Hanlon Lincoln!

Hello Blogland!  Yes, I know I have been missing in action once again. Some things one can't seem to avoid. Like having acute bronchitis & sinusitis for over two months. Then I had my Family Reunion over Easter weekend. Busy me but that's not why I have "poofed" my way back to the interwebz today. I am here to wish a dear friend a most wickedly awesome Birthday & to announce the release of another wonderful Audio-book by the Birthday Lady.

Mists Over Appomattox 

 You can contact her on her Facebook page to order this. I have included the link below. 

This Audio-book is a must have for anyone. The history buffs you know will thank you for a gift such as this. Students will be sure to get magickally good grades when listening to this while studying the history of our great nation in school.

Mists over Appomattox was produced by Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh just as her first Audio-book, A Sentimental Journey was.

Ceane has been referred to as a "State of the Heart" writer. Hear the story of the surrender at Appomattox that ended a war that nearly tore our nation apart in our early history. That happened 150 years ago this month! 

This rag doll was the silent witness to the surrender parley that took place in the home of the McLean family. She also comes to life in Ceane's Sleuth Sisters Mysteries! 

I highly recommend every book this talented Lady has written.

I devoured the fourth book of her Sleuth Sisters Mysteries in no time. Her writing is that hard to put down & walk away from!

I just love this photo of Ceane & her dear friend Shirley Jones.  Both Pennsylvania natives are such talented ladies indeed.

Here is the link below to Ceane's Amazon page with most of her works on it. You owe it to yourself to get her books to read. From fiction to historical collections, I promise you will thank yourself for this.

A note to my friend:

Ceane, I hope you have the happiest birthday to date.  You are a wonderful, caring person with the most extraordinary aura I have ever seen. I have been greatly blessed by having your friendship. I look forward to many more years of this amazing friendship. Our discussions on your books & giving you my take on things has been quite enjoyable & eye opening for me. Love & hugs to you my cherished friend. Oh & hurry up with the fifth book in your Sleuth Sisters Mysteries please! I can't wait to discuss things with you as you write & to read the finished product.

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October 11, 2014

Samhain Reading At It's Best!

Blessed Saturday to all my lovelies out in Blogland.

The chill is in the air & it's time to curl up with some wickedly awesome reads! It's not too late to poof on over to Amazon & get these magickal books you will not want to put down.

 The Sleuth Sisters Mysteries & Autumn Song by the most wondrous lady around,

Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln!

Follow this magick link to the most magickal reading material you will find.

You won't have to thank me for showing you the way to an awesome reading experience that will leave you wanting more.

You don't have to, but........okay if you want to, you can thank me!

Grab a comfy pillow, a warm cozy throw, a nice Hot Toddy & let Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln sweep you into a magickal world you will not want to leave. Make new best friends with Raine, Maggie & Aisling. 

Believe me, these reads are the best treat & no tricking involved!

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September 28, 2014

Confessions of Crafty Witches on Facebook

Morning Blogland! 

Today I want to take you on a magickal journey to meet the creators of one of my favorite Facebook pages;

This epic page is chocked full of recipes, gardening tips, costume ideas,decorations, crochet & knitting patterns & oh so much more!

Daw, his fiance Vadora & their friend Frisky run the page. It's such an awesome place to get lost for an hour or so. (or more, like I have numerous times!)

The wickedly awesome things they share most times leave me drooling.

Here, in Daw's words is his description of the page:

Good morning
my name is Daw 
I created this page along with Vadora my Fiance and my best friend Frisky who helps me run the page

We created this page as a place that Everyone no matter what religion or non religion person could come to enjoy and have fun
whether  is Crafts or Recipes or learn about holidays and traditions
from other cultures and Educate people while having fun 
and a place we could talk about Paganism/ Wiccan religions in a non preachy kinda way..  

We also share a number of artists from the Artist community
 to help promote their work to better help the community 
as you may or may not be aware Facebook  limits the organic feed 
on small business and Artists unless they pay facebook a Fee

so we help artists and small business for Free
all we ask is a Share for a share in return

It’s not just about cooking and promoting art, but about improving the quality of life and living in harmony with world around us.

Ahhh! How nice to have such wonderful people sharing & helping others. We need much more of this kind of thing in the world today.

Below is a photo from their album titled "Healthy Noms & Drinks"

Each photo has a link to the recipe if it is not already with  the photo.

Here are just a few wickedly adorable ideas from their "Crochet/Knitting Patterns" album.

Awwww! Look it's me & my familiar Ramses!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Toothless from How To Train A Dragon
(so cute)

And a Batman mask!

From the "BBQ & Camping" album we have these:

Camping stool painted with glow in the dark paint! How wickedly crafty is that?

Onion Bombs! Such a tasty way to cook your campfire meat loaf. You can make these bad boys up & have them in your cooler all set to go in the fire.

S'mores campfire cupcakes. What a  great idea for any time!

Campfire cinnamon rolls. Okay, now I have made myself really hungry.

From the album "Re-purposed & Upcycled"

Kittehs being comfy!

This makes me want to go find some doors right now!

Play kitchen small

Play kitchen not so small

Next time you are on Facebook, poof on over to Confessions of Crafty Witches
& take a look around. Like the page & share some of your favorite ideas you see there with your friends!  They will thank you for it I am sure.

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September 13, 2014

What's Cooking in the Cauldron-Fresh Green Beans *Touched by Elsa

Hello Blogland! Hope your weekend is starting out magickal.

Today, in the Cauldron, I have cooked up some wickedly delicious fresh green beans given to me by one of the employees at my store. As luck would have it, the Hubs put them in the fridge in the exact spot that for some unknown reason, things freeze.

I say they are touched by Elsa.

In the photo below the dark green beans are the frozen ones. We have turned the fridge down but things still continue to freeze in that spot on the second shelf. I could see maybe the top shelf, but the second shelf?  

But this did not foil my creative efforts for a yummy pot of beans for the Hubs to consume.

First I cut up some bacon. Now I prefer to cut the bacon when it is frozen. This bacon was in the freezer & not the second shelf of the fridge!

I cut off an end of the bacon while frozen & then make slices.

The bacon is so much easier to deal with this way  in my opinion.  No extra cutting is required. I toss these in the pan & the bite size pieces separate as they thaw & start to cook.

Add half of a medium sized onion chopped.

Cook them together in the pan.

While that magick is happening, I snap the beans & wash them.

Once the bacon & onion have cooked enough for the onion to become transparent & the bacon a bit crisp, add the beans.

I like to have them cook with the bacon & onion for just a bit before adding liquid.

My secret ingredient is chicken flavoring. I use a teaspoon for every cup of water. You don't want the flavoring to over power the beans, just add that special something to make the eater think, "Hmmmm....what is this I taste"?

Next I add a couple of shakes of crushed red pepper for that extra added kick!

Once they start to simmer, put the lid on but leave a bit open for the steam to escape. 

Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes & if your family is like my Hubs, the will be gone in a flash. Way before you get the chance to take a picture of them on a plate!

One day maybe we will get rid of that "Elsa" spot in the fridge.

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I Heart Naptime

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September 9, 2014

My Broom Over Blogland & Killer Allergies

Morning Blogland! Well, I haven't taken the Broom out too much lately. He was starting to lose some bristles & that makes navigation a bit tricky. 
(He is not the young thing he used to be)

So, we have been working on getting his bristles thicker (kinda like a hair weave for brooms) We took a small test run this morning to see how well the process is going. He was eager to fly around & see the sites. Here is where we went:

By Stephanie Lynn

Thanks for having us over to visit. We had a wickedly good time, as always!

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September 8, 2014

My Glass Easel

Hey Blogland!

I was brushing up on some of my painting techniques yesterday & I wanted to share with you my Glass Easel.

I have a glass topped coffee table in my living room that I use to practice on.

Okay, I know that sounds odd at first but it's kinda cool actually.

 In these photos, you can see the reflections of the paint bottles & the fact that I was really getting rusty since I haven't painted for a while.

What is so nifty about this is that just a little water on a paper towel cleans the glass after I have practiced. So once again it becomes just a glass topped table.

I am trying to get the chance to redo a table I purchased mega cheap at a yard sale a month or so ago & want to add single stroke petal flowers to it once the table is stripped & redone.

I need to spend a bit more time with my practice as it's been well over a year since I last did any painting.

If you have a glass topped table of any kind, give this a whirl! If I wanted to I could have left the design on &flipped the glass over. I might start doing this for the holidays! I am sure the grandchildren will get a kick out of it.

Let me know if you try this yourself!

Oh look!  A funky pumpkin. lol

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The Idea Room

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