Tuesday, 26 January 2016

I have a cunning plan

What to do in the event of the 'suckies' 

Have a shower. Feeling clean and shiny is a good way to perk oneself back up! Even if you do have to share the shower with two little people 

Have a smoothie. I've had mango, banana, and blueberry smoothies every day this past week and they are DELISH. 

Clean something. Decluttering makes me feel better. I'd really like to tackle the kitchen cupboards this week! Hold me to that one...

MUSIC! Either the loud doof-doof kind or my calm and gentle meditation music, I'll just go with what I feel! 

Dance around to aforementioned music! Maybe do the Macarena? 

Declare a 'NOPE' day when nothing works, and everything is beyond solving which, let's face it, does sometimes happen. It's better to let those days go than try and force your way against the current. 

Phone a friend! For $200, Bill! 

Repeat a mantra. I'm not sure which one will be my 'go to' this week, I thought I'd wait until tomorrow morning's oracle card and use that. 

Go outside. It's humid and blegh, but the fresh air and vitamin D will do you good, my dear. 

Remember that you are CAPABLE. That's my word of the year for a reason! 

This is how I plan to get through the first week of hubby being back at work. I need to get back into the swing of being alone with the two boys again; I know I'll settle back into the routine of it all but for the first few days it can be a bit sucky. So I have written down and framed what to do in the event of those moments when I feel like exploding or shrivelling into a ball and popped it on the loungeroom bookcase. I'd love to have been able to add yoga, meditation, or a bath to the list but maybe I'll keep those one for when my partner in crime is home and can give me a few moments peace. 

I am capable and I've been doing this for two years so there is no reason to start feeling nervous about it now :-) 

Monday, 25 January 2016

I wish I may, I wish I might

Transform under a full moon
and become the witch I know I am tonight. 

Somewhere deep within my heart,
where my darkest secrets lie, 
There is a wish kept locked away
Yearning, aching, burning 
as bright as the stars in the sky,

I feed this wish with passion, 
with fervor and with desire, 
all that remains to be done 
is to strike the flint and start the fire. 

To embrace all magick that I know to be true
to feel it hot within my blood, 
to reconnect with earth and sky, 
to sink my toes into the mud. 

To stand upon the precipice,
to feel the wind blow through my hair,
to hear the waves crash against the shore,
to taste salt in the warm sea air. 

To light a cleansing fire 
and in it throw my fears,
to dance around the forest floor,
feet bare, spirit free,
to let the flames dry up my tears. 

To give my thanks to mother moon, 
to goddess, maiden, crone, 
to love every living creature, 
to explore the great unknown. 

To invoke protection and the blessings 
that were lost from long ago,
To take back what it is to be woman, 
To trust in universal flow. 

There lies deep within us all this yearning to be released, 
and where centuries have passed and taught us instead to tame the beast, 
we will rise and stand again in strength, returning to the call,
for the choice to find our inner witch lies waiting within us all. 

A little poem ~ by Tash. 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Homemade Bath Bombs

Number 76 on my 100 Things in 2016 list: Learn to make bath bombs 

I now have a jar of lovely smelling bath bombs stocked up and ready to use. The green and red ones were made using the CSIRO recipe which can be found HERE and the yellow ones are a Youtube recipe which I've included below. The CSIRO recipe uses fewer ingredients and make more of a fizz, the yellow ones give a more luxurious feel to the bath water. Give them both a try and see which you prefer :-) I scented mine with cucumber and green apple, wildberry, and tangerine and vanilla. They were a little messy to make but that's part of the fun!

Tips from Tash:
Add the oil component VERY slowly. Pretend you're making aioli. I think my ingredients started to activate because I added the liquid too fast during the mixing stage. This just meant they started to puff a little whilst drying but they still worked in the water.

I made mine using a silicone mold instead of making one big one but that's really up to you. They came out of the mold easily. Pack the powder in TIGHT like a tiger.

Less is more when it comes to colouring! And no, it won't stain your bathtub if you only add a couple of drops. I'm excited to try multicoloured ones next time!

Latex gloves, guys! Big kitchen rubber gloves were too clumsy when trying to pack the mixture into the mold. Use thin latex gloves and it'll make your life easier.

Master L taste tested the mixture thinking it was edible. He doesn't recommend that.

I'm not sure why I waited so long to do this, but I have now, and it's going to become a regular practice from now on. They smell great, moisturise your skin, and the epsom salts and bi carb have great natural health properties. Go for it! Do iiiiit. 

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Two of Cups

Today's 'Create-a-Card'

I'm feeling quite emotional today; call it lack of sleep, illness, the full moon. So following on from yesterday's card I decided to make another one this time one of the cups suit. This one is all about love, unification, togetherness, all the things I feel have slipped out of reach today. It's a calm, cool, and welcoming card made up with digital scrap elements by Hroselli Medsea. Makes you want to dive into it, doesn't it? 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Make a tarot card

One of my week 5 exercises in the Little Red Tarot Alternative Tarot Course by Beth is to make my own tarot card based on one of my favourites. Well, I like the three of wands, so using various digital elements I created this! In hindsight I should have only used three flowers in one corner instead of both but aesthetically it worked so I rolled with it. I don't actually have anything else to say tonight apart from I went to the dr again today (I should have just set up a tent in the corner of the waiting room I've been in there so many times this month!!) and it seems the worst of my whatever-the-fuck-it-was sickness from hell is over. I finished my final dose of antibiotics this morning but will continue with the ventolin for a few more weeks until the cough and ball-bearings-in-my-chest rattle is gone. Oh yeah, and you can look forward to a crafty adventure post over the weekend. I'm making bath bombs, baby! I have a) never made a bath bomb and b) never had a bath with a bath bomb. It's on my 100 Things in 2016 list and now is as good a time as any, right? No time like the present! Wish me luck my dearies!

Tash Xx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Happy happy joy joy!

Why keep things in your home that you don't need or don't like looking at? What's the point of that exactly? I asked myself that this afternoon as I wandered up and down our hallway looking at the clutter. Sometimes I look at something and think 'that thing makes me angry'. We all have things like that, or locations in our houses, you know, *that* corner where paperwork goes to die. The pile of stuff under the bed because hey, out of sight out of mind right? But WHY? We don't acquire stuff for it to annoy us. I have some objects that I've held on to for years and years and not liking them has become a habit, so I don't think to change my thinking. Today I challenged my thinking and had a look around with a fresh squidgy pair of eyeballs (don't worry, I gave them back when I was done) and I threw out three garbage bags worth of crap, and filled two boxes to donate. One of those bags was just the unused and old decrepit contents of a bathroom cupboard! Why I had multiple tubes of moisturising lotion when I don't use it is beyond me. I threw out crummy emery boards, a rather fossilised pumice stone, a rusty pair of nail clippers, stretched-open-to-the-point-of-no-return bobby pins (and found where all my others had been hiding, having a luau behind the shampoo). I got rid of some soaps I'd been given ages ago that I kept thinking I'd put out for guests on a special occasion. I also got rid of the notion that guests need special soap put out for special occasions. I have NO IDEA where I picked that up. I riffled through and got rid of all my unrealistically tiny (for me) size 10 dresses that would probably now go around one thigh and maybe an elbow if I tried really hard; they'd been taking up space for no reason and only added to my anguish every time I opened my cupboard looking for something to wear. I'd see them there and automatically start down the 'I have nothing to wear, I'm fat and ugly' road. That wasn't helping anyone! Now when I go to my cupboard I know everything in it will fit. I don't necessarily like it all, but that's a task for another day. It's on my list! Dress to suit my personality. Easier said than done when the fashion options perpetually suck, I may have to break out the sewing machine! 

I started sorting out the stuff in one of the hallway cupboards that had been hastily unpacked there after our last move. Most of it was craft supplies that I've had with me for years and years. It didn't necessarily need tossing out, but it did need sorting. I'm partway through it and am actually looking forward to getting the rest of it done tomorrow. You see hubby goes back to work next week, and I've been sick for the entire duration of his holidays so I'm feeling like things are out of control right now. I'm scared. I was scared thinking of it before, and now I'm scared thinking of it and worried to death that I won't be well enough to cope with the kids again on my own. I thought that if I tackled some of the tricky stuff it might help me feel better later. I'm struggling to breathe, I'm coughing up a lung, I'm exhausted, I'm terrified, but I'm determined. After all my word for 2016 is CAPABLE and so I shall be. It's 19 days into the new year and I'm amazed at just how many things I've accomplished already. Don't get me wrong, I am excited about the year to come! I was more excited before I got sick though, and definitely felt more equipped to handle it before I got sick. I'm doing my best to remain positive. Nothing, not even life, is set in stone and everything is subject to the ebb and flow of the universe. I want myself to let go of the metaphorical rock when I see the big scary wave come and just allow myself to be carried along trusting in the knowledge that any direction is a good direction when you've been stranded in one spot for so long. The first step of letting some clutter go is me starting to loosen my grip. My environment is changing in more ways than one and I need to be surrounded by more things that bring me joy, so that I can continue to create joy in my life. In the words of Stimpy: 
Image found via Google

Monday, 18 January 2016

My Week in Pictures

From top left: My beautiful green paint water that warranted its own photo, journalling from my Little Red Tarot course, the scarf I finished for my penpal, getting to know the court cards, progress on my big bobbly bath mat, the wire circlet I made, a tarot card pouch in progress waiting to be lined with silk, my Animisms tarot deck from a self-published Canadian, and my oh-so-vital Leonie Dawson planner helping keep my shit together. Not pictured: Me having pneumonia. You don't want to see that, trust me.  It's amazing what you can do when you're sick and have a husband at home to help with the kids. I imagine once he goes back to work in a week's time my 'week in photos' will in fact be one photo of me lying in a fetal position on the floor surrounded by multiple empty coffee jars. 

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Oracle Card Sunday

Your cards this week, my dearies! I'm sorry it's so late, the bathrooms needed a clean and the kids were finally in bed for me to do them. Fun stuff! I did just discover the miracle of mixing white vinegar and dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle for shower soap scum!! Fucking AMAZING! No scrubbing required! Yup. Domestic goddess right here. *wink* 

(Not really, I only do housework if it's absolutely necessary. Who has time for housework?!)

If your card sang to you today, pay careful attention to what it is saying. When setting your intentions for the week think about what it is you want for yourself and how you can add in the wisdom of your oracle card. 

Card One
'Inner Truths' 
Crystal: Girasol Quartz
If you've been introspective lately, you'll probably have noticed that there is more depth to your feelings and the way you perceive the world than you initially expected. This is great! You've started on your way to unlocking those inner secrets and discovering what makes you tick. The next stage of your journey is about to reveal itself to you so it's important you keep yourself open to new opportunities as they arise. You have the wisdom and intuition inside you, waiting to guide you. Do the work necessary in finding your deepest desires and let them lead you on. Girasol Quartz helps with calming and relaxation, and brings a balance to your emotions to increase your control over impulsive decisions. It can also amplify your ability to be thoughtful and truly focus on your life. The perfect pair, yes?  

Card Two 
'Open Your Heart' 
Crystal: Smokey Quartz 
All you need is love! *da da da da da* All you need is love, love. Love is all you need! 
A love that does not place any expectations, makes no demands, and does not pace limits or conditions on us. You must allow this deepest type of love to flow to your heart, so work on releasing those blockages dear one! This kind of eternal love is what gets us through the hard times, and is what lifts us up to that level of complete happiness. Smokey Quartz is very protective and grounding. It should help you feel steady and rooted to the Earth. The excellent thing about this particular stone is that helps release all the nasties like jealousy, fear, and anger. Carry some to feel connected to the Earth, and to help wash away those roadblocks stopping that loving feeling from rushing in. 

Card Three
'Let Love Be Your Beacon' 
Rainbow Moon Stone 
Another one focused on love this week! What's love got to do, got to do with it? Sorry... earworms are all over the place tonight ;) 
Entering a new situation soon? A new work place? A tense situation perhaps? If you find yourself feeling stuck, anxious, nervous, try visualising the whole space filling with bright beautiful love-filled light. See it engulfing everybody, yourself included. Breathe this light in and it will radiate forth from you, giving you a new perspective and offering new approaches to you. You may need to see things with new eyes to learn something new, or to accept what is going on around you. 
Rainbow Moon Stone is a truly feminine stone. A 'goddess' stone. It can bring about joyful coincidence and serendipity, It will help you recognise and embrace your inner power. 

There... did that help? :) I hope so!
Tonight I'm actually working on a really thick, super bobbly bath mat with all my 'meh' yarn that doesn't make me feel buoyant or indeed any joy at all. I don't even know why I have it, but I can't just throw it out and we DO need a nice big family sized bathmat. See a need, fill a need, right? This week also brings the last week of my husband's holidays before work starts again. I've been sick literally this whole time and we've done hardly anything, and now with only a week to go we are going to try and cram it all in!! As you do! And as you must. 

I'm going to get back to hookin' because I really want these yarn scraps out of my hair. 

Tash Xx

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Elfie Selfies!

I totally made myself a wire Elvish circlet!! I have ALWAYS wanted one because, secretly, I want to be Arwen. This is my first attempt, I made it in a couple of hours with some jewellry wire I had in my beading kit. Now that I know the basics I'm ready to buy some thicker gauge wire and try again. But for now, and without further ado, I bring you.... Elfie Selfies! Unashamed, and happy to flaunt my handiwork. Do you like it?

Monday, 11 January 2016

Releasing 2015

I'm very new to the whole moon phase and what it means when it's where in the sky thing but it's got me totally hooked and I'm learning along the way. Anyway, today is the day of the dark, or new moon. I did a bit of research (and by research I mean reading what the knowledgeable folk I follow on Instagram were posting about this particular time) and read about creating an altar for manifesting and to give thanks to the moon. Although new to the specifics I am very aware of the moon's influence in my life and I certainly feel the effects of planetary movements, such as the ever-dreaded Mercury Retrograde. Epic communication issues and I ALWAYS experience some kind of electronic failure. Right now for example I am typing this up on Notepad because my internet is down again for the millionth time since Merc Retro hit. Every. Freaking. Time. But it could be much worse, so let's just touch wood to be on the safe side. (Obviously if you're reading this the Internet Gods have decided to grant me connection again. All hail internet Gods!)

Back to the point: I have been reading about how now is a nice time to let shit go. A time all about releasing what needs releasing, reconnecting with yourself and the way you operate, re-envisioning where you are in life and on your spiritual journey, and basically a whole lot of other things beginning with 're'. So, tonight, I am setting up a little moon altar, taking out some clear quartz, blue lace agate, girasol, and moon stone, as well as a white candle and incense and burn, baby, burning some evil little feelings and events of the past year. I would also like to honour the new moon in Capricorn and set my good intentions to study this coming month, what with my Moondaughter's Metaphysical Practitioner Course starting soon. I hear tell (again, Instagram...thanks guys!) that the moon in Capricorn is all about seeing the fun side in things but working steadily toward a goal, and not taking life too seriously. We should never take life too seriously anyway, none of us are getting out of it alive! Ha. As it turns out I also have Capricorn in my natal chart; Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Apparently having Saturn in Capricorn makes me logical and able to carry things out through to the end... I hope that's a good sign when it comes to my upcoming qualification because I'm actually not very good at that at all!

Oh! Internet popped back... hang on, swapping to blogger...

Hoorah! Here I am.

Ok. So here's where the crafty part comes into play. I found some discounted silver, the moon likes silver, glittery ex-Christmas candles that I'm going to re-purpose (another 're' word, see?) into Moon Candles. I did try to find some black pillar candles for the dark moon phase but had no luck, I'm sure Miss. Moon won't mind too much. I also picked up some stick on pearls, some pieces of shell that had been turned into beads, some little Moon tarot card pendants, and a little jewellery wire. I have an image in my head of what I'd like to create, let's see if I can make it a reality!

So I'll meander off the interwebs and take my crafty spoils up to my zen room and see what I can come up with. For Sparta! And for glory!

*dramatic end theme overture*

P.s I've recently started watching Poldark... in the first episode, Great Granny used a REALLY beautiful 1700's tarot deck to forecast the outcome of a marriage. Total fist pump moment when she laid them out and my interpretation was much the same as hers. Whoop!

Ok, I'm out.
Tash Xx

P.p.s ARRRRRG, now the net has dropped out again and I can't publish my darn post. Grumble, grumble.

P.p.p.s Now it's back... hitting 'publish' FAST!

P.p.p.p.s By the time I got internet back again I'd already my releasing ceremony so I'm going to share my candle with you and let you know that my meditation under the stars was magical in every possible way! As if I didn't feel the amazing vibes enough as it was, just as my candle blew out in the wind, I saw a beautiful shooting star in the very spot I was watching in the inky dark sky. I honestly have never felt so light of spirit as I do right now.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Balancing the Elements

Today I'm blogging the Elemental Spread I pulled for myself. The spread itself is by Beth of Little Red Tarot. I pulled this spread because the Mercury Retrograde has got me feeling out of whack with myself, then there's the New Moon in Capricorn coming into play and I'm generally feeling out of sorts. I needed to see what elements are in need of balancing within myself right now so that I may clear my head and focus on the changes with the right intentions under the new moon. I want to start this moon phase off on the right foot, and now is the perfect time for clearing out the old and releasing. I'm looking forward to writing down all the bollocks of last year and burning them under a dark moon tonight. Good riddance!

In the central place of myself right now, my situation, I have drawn Temperance. I see this as a calming and reassuring card right away, my elements are indeed out of whack! Temperance is a careful balance of the elements fire and water to work together in peaceful harmony. Typically fire and water extinguish one another so the alchemy of making them work together is a fine art. The two forces can be so equally destructive; the importance of bringing these two mighty forces together to work toward one purpose is needed here. The other cards in this spread will help me to understand how to do this.
In the place of 'Earth' I have drawn the Eight of Wands. I see the wands suit to be quite earthy even
though it is the element of fire. The wands are depicted as branches and wooden staffs which had to have been grown from the Earth. These elements together provide fuel for one another and also stability. My Earth element is missing that ambition to make the change. Fire is necessary in nature to clear away the old in order for the new to grow. I know now to set the Earthly intention of bettering my own physical body, and my worldly surrounds, and my goals will be sent out into the wind to seek reward. It takes the first spark of an idea to set the wheels in motion. Now is the time to set that idea alight and take root. Just in time for the New Moon! A time of intention setting and working steadily toward our goals. It probably wouldn't hurt to go stick my feet in the dirt outside for a while, either.

In the place of 'Water' I have drawn another wand card. More Fire. Perhaps my emotional side is being outweighed by my ambitions right now. The careful alchemy is what is out of whack after all. The Four of Wands is a card of such high energy, perhaps I have been too much 'go, go, go' and not paying enough heed to my emotional care. Bringing in a little water to cool my heels would do me good! You know what, I have been trying to do too much lately. It's only Day 10 of the new year and whilst I have been making good progress into my goals, I've been feeling very much like I have to do them all at once and get them all done NOW. This in turn has been taking its toll on me emotionally, I'm starting to feel strung out and out of touch with myself and my little world.

In the place of 'Air' I have drawn the Five of Pentacles. Hmm. Interesting. Air is the element of
mentality...our thoughtful beings. The elements are very much overlapping here. The Five of Pentacles has always seemed more of an emotional card to me, but then it's not only in the heart that we feel emotion. Our mind must play a part too. I've been neglecting my body, and so my head is being affected. Yup. I feel that completely!! I know this. This card tells me that I know this. But I'm stopping myself in some way from shaking off the dust and doing what my body is screaming out needs to be done. A.k.a: get off butt, do healthy shit.

Lastly, in the place of the 'Fire' element I have drawn a major arcana card: The Hermit. My desire to learn has taken me to a new level of understanding. I believe it was the fire in me that led me to this place of knowledge. This element of me is at a place of peaceful tranquility at the moment. I may have too much fire in other areas of my being, but my inspiration, creative drive, my ambitions, have served me well in finding what I set out to seek. That sounds like a win to me!

I do like this spread, I can see myself using it further in the future. We as human beings will never be in perfect balance with ourselves, but it is human to try and seek that level of peace. It is not about reaching the top of the mountain, but the journey we take to get there.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Too hot for socks

Funkilicious Yoga Sock Pattern

Why do you need a crocheted yoga sock? Um... because you just do!!! That's why. They look really cute and can be made in many fabulous and exciting colours, plus they become part of the yoga ritual. So for those hooking addicts looking for something to pimp your feet during your yoga or tai chi, this is for you! Or you know, just make them to wear around the house. I will be; they're the perfect Darwin sock.

To fit my size 8-9 size foot.
 For a smaller or larger foot size, go up or down a hook size. They do stretch a bit so play around and see what you like. These would probably fit a smaller sized foot without being too loose, or you can drop down to a 5mm hook. For larger sizes though use a 6mm, and you may want to add an extra shell row at round 3, and a couple of extra sc rows to round 6.

5.5 hook and 8ply yarn
I am using Bendigo Woollen Mills 'Bloom' in the colourway 'Rainbow'

sl st - slip stitch
hdc - half double crochet
fhdc - foundation half double crochet
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
ch - chain
sk - skip

Note: Beginning chain 2 counts as a st unless otherwise stated

Row One: Fhdc (foundation half double crochet) 30 OR make a chain and simply hdc across to begin.
Click here for a video on how to do the foundation half double crochet
Row Two: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same st as chaining *Skip 2 sts, sc in next, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next * Repeat until you final 5 sts remaining, sk 2, sc in next, sk 1, 3 dc in last st (this will be the top of the very first stitch) (4 shells and two half shells. 31 sts)
Your piece after row two
Row Three: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same stitch as chaining. *Skip 2, 5 dc in next st (this will be into the sc from previous row), skip 2, sc in next * Repeat across row until you reach the final 6 sts. Sk 2, 5 dc in next, sk 2, sc in top of beginning ch 2.
(5 shells, 31 sts)
Working row three 
Repeats rows two and three two more times for a total of six shell rows.
Six rows of shells plus initial row of hdc
Fold the piece right sides facing, and do 10 sl sts down the side to close. Then ch 2, hdc in next st and in each stitch around (the work will remain inside out from here until final trim is added at the end) Join to top of ch 2. (31 sts)

Ch 2, turn. Hdc in following 19 sts leaving the remaining sts unworked.

Ch 2, turn. Hdc across (19 sts)

Ch 2, turn. Hdc 19, ch 12 and being very careful not to twist the chain sl st to join to other side. Sc in same st as joining, and in each st around. Do not join, but instead place st marker and continue to work in rounds. (31 sts)
After joining ch 12
Round Two-Six: sc in each st around to marker. (31 sts)

Round Seven: Hdc around (31 sts) Sl st to next st to join and finish off. Turn sock right way out.

Final Row: Attach yarn to same space you just sl stitched to finish on previous row. Ch 1 (does not count as st) Sc in same space, sk 2, *5 dc in next, sk 2, sc in next, sk 2* around (5 shells) Sl st to join to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. Place your funkilicious yoga socks on your dancing feet and STRUT!

This pattern is now listed at All Free Crochet! 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Moonbeam Catcher

Things to do this year #46: Make a dreamcatcher.

Except in honour of the upcoming new moon, and the goddess being in her maiden phase, I've made a 'moonbeam' catcher to catch up all those wonderful new and waxing moon energies and use them to help invoke the new year. Waxing moons are the perfect time to bring about positive changes in our lives; it's a time of new beginnings, and a time to make magic happen! Given the things we have coming at the end of this month I will need all the help I can get!

I'd never made a dream catcher before so it's something I put down on my 100 Things To Do in 2016 list et voila! Definitely making more :-)

Tash xx

Monday, 4 January 2016

Hi, my name is Tash and I'm addicted to stationery

Sorry in advance for the language, I've been watching too many Sam and Mickey Barbie parodies. And I'm tired. Always tired. *sigh*

How did that get there??
A big pile of stationery just appeared on my desk....whoops! It's not a problem, it's really really not... you see technically it's necessary school supplies! No, they are! I start a new video class tomorrow and I have my metaphysical practitioner course starting this month as well so it was all absolutely positively necessary. It was all half price anyway so no big deal *big grin* I NEEDED new Sharpies. And pretty coloured patterned notebooks, well, I had to have those. And aren't sticky notes and bluetack just part of daily life like underpants?
It's very exciting! I have a new tarot class starting tomorrow and my copy of the deck arrived today in the nick of time. It's so beautiful, I'm looking forward to learning more about it from its creator Eric Soto.

So what am I up today I hear you (not) ask.... Well since you (didn't) ask I'll tell you! I am making a pair of crocheted yoga socks because CROCHETED YOGA SOCKS!! I found a pin on Pinterest (amazing, right?) but that pattern was doing my head in so I thought fuck it, I'll make my own damn socks. I'm hoping that by making myself yoga socks I might actually start doing yoga, which has been my intention for, oh, 3 years now. It's not that hard, Tash. Get off butt, turn on Youtube yoga video... DO YOGA. Sheesh, self. Really?

There is a pattern in the making for these, but give me time. You know what I'm like, and I will be having them tested first so they make sense to other people besides myself. YOGA SOCKS.

Freaking yoga socks. I can make a pair for every day of the week.... oh my goddess... sorry that's all the blogging I have time for. I must go make YOGA SOCKS.

Sorry. Bit over excited ;-)

Tash X
My pretty bouquet of fake flowers in the corner of my zen room. Occasionally I see a stem in a colour I like, or my favourite flower and I add it to the vase. I can't kill these! Muwahaha! 
I drew up this month's moon phase chart to stick on the wall (see! Needed the blue tack to replace the tape). I start my metaphysical course on the 9th of January, the beginning three days of the new moon. This will serve as a quick reference for when to let things go, and when to bring things in to my life. 

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