I thought about making this a Wordless Wednesday, but the story was far too amusing...
So Loiosh is really, really fond of eating grass. This isn't terribly unusual among cats, I know. And he gets to eat grass pretty often, since he gets to gos outside with me pretty often.
Only he really hasn't been, much, because the weather has been kinda crappy. Even Mr. It's All Good… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 8, 2011 at 10:57am —
So I talked about finding the right place to feature your work
last week; this week I talk about the really fun part, which is actually convincing them your stuff is so awesome
they've got to post about it.
Getting a feature in one of the big blogs will rake in the views, too.… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 7, 2011 at 11:12am —
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on February 5, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Added by Kate Jones on February 2, 2011 at 11:12am —
Imbolc (also Imbolg or Oimelc), or St Brigid’s Day (Scots Gaelic Là Fhèill Brìghde, Irish Lá Fhéile Bríde, the feast day of St. Brigid), is an Irish festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is celebrated on February 1 or 2 (or February 12, according to the Old Calendar), which falls halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the northern… Continue
Added by Denise Morgan (Helping Hand) on February 1, 2011 at 4:12pm —
Imbolc Traditions and History
Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Irish calendar, celebrated either at the beginning of February or at the first local signs of Spring. Originally… Continue
Added by Denise Morgan (Helping Hand) on February 1, 2011 at 4:00pm —
I talked about this series a little last week
, and I'm still not entirely sure where it's going. But in the meantime, I figured I'd talk about how I find people willing to feature or review my work.
You've seen me post about being featured here before. Sometimes these features show up out of the blue -- I've gotten requests from nowhere (always a yay!). But usually you have to work for them. You have to go out and show off your… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 31, 2011 at 2:52pm —
I met Julie of Creations with Heart
through the On Fire for Handmade
network -- a place for crafters like me to hang out, and a group of good folks.
Julie's one of those good folks. She makes some beautiful jewelry, to be sure, and she spends a lot of time on… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 28, 2011 at 12:33pm —
This was going to be part XCVII.2 or so of my Promoting Tips & Tricks
series. It's turned into a bunch of somewhat raw, not-entirely-complete thoughts about who I am vs. who I thought I was. Which might still be useful for promoting your small, online craft business, but this post wound up a little bigger than that.
Earlier this week, I dug up a draft of the next post in the above series. It's been… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 27, 2011 at 12:16pm —
Added by Kate Jones on January 26, 2011 at 3:11pm —
Some might tell you to find a sacred place but all places are sacred.
Some might tell you, you need to be in the forest, or by the sea, or on a mountain, but any place will do.
Some might tell you, you need tools, candles, athame, wand, a representation of The Lord and Lady, a bit of salt and maybe a bell or incense.
You need none of these things. For you have everything you need within yourself, the greatest tool of all, your mind.
You can lie down if… Continue
Added by Hedgewitch on January 25, 2011 at 10:47am —
If you ask a Hedgewitch to explain her path each one would give you a different explanation of exactly it means to them to be one. Like all paths this path is not a narrow path. For me my path is very much like the explanation I will be posting below. The explanation was written by Sally Morningstar. What makes me stand out from most Hedgewitches is I do not do a lot with herbs. Yes I grow them, Yes I have extensive gardens, and yes my connection is more with… Continue
Added by Hedgewitch on January 25, 2011 at 10:45am —
The lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in classical antiquity and later. The word comes from the Greek "λύρα" (lyra) and the earliest reference to the word is the Mycenaean Greek ru-ra-ta-e, meaning "lyrists", written in Linear B syllabic script. The earliest picture of a lyre with seven strings appears in the famous sarcophagus of Hagia Triada (a… Continue
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on January 24, 2011 at 5:33pm —
The Harp and where it came from-
The harp is a multi-stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. Note that our friend, the Hammer Dulcimer, is a multi-stringed instrument whose strings are parallel to the soundboard and are struck not plucked. Therefore placing it in a separate family. All harps have a neck, resonator, and strings. Some, known as frame harps, also have a forepillar; those lacking the forepillar are referred to as… Continue
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on January 20, 2011 at 4:30pm —
I'm not sure how I keep forgetting this, but when one is fighting depression, it can be pretty damn useful to focus on the things in your life you're grateful for.
Actually, it's useful all the time, but that's beside the point.
I started Tweeting about things I was grateful for, oh, I don't know, maybe a couple months ago. I thought about calling it 'Daily Gratitude' but realized… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 20, 2011 at 1:33pm —
Tell me about medieval music, the ancient musical instruments that have survived through to today. Tell me about the artists that bring song to life at Reenactment events and Renaissance Fairs.
I'd be happy to! We'll start off slow, these things can be overwhelming you know!
What is a Hammer Dulcimer?
The hammered dulcimer was extensively used during the Middle Ages in England, France, Italy, Germany, Holland and Spain. The dulcimer's origin is… Continue
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on January 19, 2011 at 2:57pm —
IN the next few days i will have my small to medium dog sweaters up for sale.
Loom Knitted many colors.
$30.00 for small and medium sweaters - name a color or two.
shipping 4.90 priority
Added by claudia gildenmeister on January 18, 2011 at 8:50pm —
Welcome to the second (and hopefully last) installment of me spewing my thoughts and feelings about 2010 onto the screen in clear, frequently obscene words!
Okay, I didn't actually use as many cuss words as I'd thought. But I think I was still pretty clear on the COMPLETE CRAPTASTICNESS of my year.…
Added by Kate Jones on January 17, 2011 at 3:18pm —
Another on my list of 'I don't even know who this is or how they wound up on my list', but it seemed a natural followup to last week's woodwork
, and the work is just as beautiful. But on a totally different scale -- Janadebra's Etsy shop
specializes in wooden hair ornaments.
Since I haven't got a lot to say about Janadebra I figure I'll go right to the… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 14, 2011 at 2:05pm —
I've been redesigning a lot of my labels (you'll start seeing the new ones soon, once I start taking new photographs of everything I sell...but more on that later...) and took a moment to consider the slogan I've been using on my labels, "100% Natural Ingredients, Always"
...I kinda hate it.
It's accurate, sure. And it's entirely content-free. And bland. And… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on January 13, 2011 at 2:06pm —