"If the sun and moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.." ~William Blake

November 2, 2012


Alright, so as the weather changes so does out outdoor wear! and cloaks are one of my favourite things to wear outdoors!! I Love cloaks and I truly mean this!! I personally have made 4 cloaks 2 of which are mine!! I have 5 patterns and endless ideas! I have some from movies, some from patterns and some of my own designs!

Here is one from Gladiator! I love the fur!

It's the concept, looks weird but still cool!

I like this one for its simplicity and "gothic" feel!  Makes me want to wear vampire teeth and go out and play in the night!!

Of course one needs a ridding cloak!! This will defiantly be my next project!! Maybe in a nice plum-ish colour!
 A nod to my heritage and the love of tartan!
 A white one that for some reason I feel should be worn to yoga!

a nod to little red ridding hood

October 31, 2012

Practical Magic

So its halloween and lots have been going, nothing I want to talk about so I will fix this post and continue on!  So there are few movies I have found that I can watch into 50's and above.  Practical Magic is one of these movies!  I love this movie soo much, Sandra Bullock is amazing and I love the plot.

The house is by far my favourite though! I mean how can you not love this house??

Enjoy your night and have fun out there everyone!! <3

October 8, 2012


I love movies, and books, and the costumes that come with that!  Yes I'm crafty and I LOVE sewing and pattern drafting!  So all the better for me.  I thought you all would enjoy seeing some of the costumes I would absolutely love to make but sadly do not have the time of funds to realize! So here they are my top 5 costumes!! (not that they are in any order per say!)

Arwen's Chase Outfit from Lord of the Rings


Susan's acrhery dress from Narnia

Amelia's arrival dress from Underworld

I would LOVE a hybrid of these two dresses!!

Marcus' kilt from Underworld

I know it's not a great picture of it but it is the best one! :S

And of course a little something from star wars! ;D

Love this cloak and it will defiantly show up again!

July 1, 2012

Critters and Creatures ~ part 6

Outside at Night

From wailing Banshees and gloomy Gargoyles to tricky Phookas and Will-o’-the-Wisps that lead the unwary astray, these Creatures make it obvious why Humans have grown afraid of the dark.

Banshees (Family: Circulifestidae?)

Like Brownies, Banshees are loyal to their households, but rather than help with chores, these eerie and gloomy beings wander the grounds of estates, keening and washing the grave-clothes of those about to die.
Although Banshees are described by some as beautiful and by others as hideous, all agree that there is something terrifying about the sight of one. There are even reports that a few unlucky people who have looked into the face of Banshee died of fright. The song of a Banshee is similarly lovely and unsettling.
Some believe that preventing a Banshee from mourning or refusing to listen to its song will delay death, but this seems unlikely as, in most cases, a Banshee is not the cause of death but merely its herald.

Gargoyles (Family: Bestialapidae)

Possibly a species of pygmy domesticated Dragon, Gargoyles actually cannot fly but are extremely agile and able to leap great distances, which may give them the illusion of flight. In fact, their movement is very similar to a Monkey swinging through a jungle canopy. While not aquatic in makeup, they are efficient and excellent swimmers.
Only active at night, the Gargoyle has adapted itself to remaining still for long periods of time so as to better guard the buildings on which it perches. With a stony skin that mimics brick and plaster, Gargoyles are not affixed to building tops, but grip hold of them with incredible strength. Even though there may appear to be many Gargoyles on a rooftop, only one will be a living Creature.
They always look for the highest roots possible, usually on cathedrals, skyscrapers or other tall buildings.

Phookas (Family: Praestigiatoridae)

This mischievous and roguish trickster can appear in the form of a Horse, Rabbit, Goat, Dog or sometimes even a Human. But no matter what form the Phooka takes, its fur is almost always dark.
In a Horse form, a Phooka will lure Humans to ride on its back. Unlike the Kelpie, however, the Phooka will not do the rider any real harm but will take the unfortunate person on a wild and terrifying ride.
On occasion the Phooka can be persuaded to advice and has been known to shepherd people away from great danger. For those reasons, despite the Phooka's delight in confounding and terrifying Humans, it is considered more benevolent than malevolent.
It is the Phooka who spoils the Blackberries after the first of November. Anyone who eats one after that date is stealing from the Phooka and likely to be on the receiving end of this Faerie's displeasure or devious sense of humor.

Will-o'-the-Wisps (Family: Falsilucidae)

The luminous Will-o’-the-Wisps are spotted deep in forests, swamps and other desolate places and appear as glowing orbs that move slowly over the landscape. These phantom lights are called by many different names and are even sometimes thought to be a prank of some malicious Faerie. Elves particularly delight in using Will-o’-the-Wisps as a source of illumination and decoration for their revels.
Lost travelers spotting Wisps often believe they are seeing an artificial light and head toward it, causing them to become even more lost. Many have died, lost and alone or fallen prey to some more dangerous Faerie. As with Stray Sod, it is unlikely that the Wisps know that they cause so much havoc for mortals. Even if they did, however, there is little reason to think that they would change.

June 20, 2012

Critters and Creatures ~ part 5

In the Sky

From poisonous Dragons to fierce Griffins and the glorious Phoenix, the fantastical Creatures of the sky soar through a realm barely glimpsed by humankind.

Dragons (Family: Draconidae)

Formidable predators, Dragons (also known as Wyrms and Drakes) are missive in size with fearsome teeth, deadly breath, vicious claws and hides like stone. Dragons generally make their home in caves and mountains, far from humankind, but they come close to people, their huge appetite is generally a source of conflict.
Dragons are fond of penned livestock; in particular they love to scrape the udders of female Cattle and drink the milk. Milk accelerates the rate of a Dragon's growth to an alarming degree. Their diet also includes large Mammals and even big Fish such as Sharks. Occasionally, if driven by hunger, they will eat Humans as well and have been known to lay siege to whole villages.
The last recorded Dragon slaying was in the eighteenth century by the knight Sir Garrot. At that time, there were particular incubators that people used to determine if Dragons were in the vicinity. These signs are useful to keep in mind.
They include a thick, poisonous vapor in the air and water that stings the throats of those who drink it or burns the skin of those who bathe with it. Dragons exude poison and this poison seeps into everything they touch.
Like a Snake, the Dragon reproduces through laying vast quantities of eggs few of which will hatch. Even fewer offspring live to adulthood. Dragons are solitary Creatures and it is unusual to encounter more than two adults together. Baby Dragons can be small enough to sit in the palm of a Human hand.
Dragons spend a great deal of their lives sleeping. Like great Cats, they can appear lazy when not hunting. When moving with a purpose, however, Dragons are swift, both on the ground and in the air.
Common the world over but especially throughout Asia and Europe, some Dragons are known for their great wisdom, but reports of their guile are far more common.

Griffins (Family: Mixtidae)

The regal Griffin (also spelled Gryphon) is thought to be the offspring of an Eagle (king of the air) and a Lion (king of all Beasts). Its plumage ranges from cream to deep brown, yet some specimens have feathers with a deep, dark bluish sheen.
While man Griffins migrated to Europe from the Middle East in the 13th century, most remain desert-dwelling. They roost in high places and are only likely to be spotted when they fly in search of food. Their bones are more commonly discovered, although they are often mistaken for the bones of Dinosaurs.
The adult Griffin is about the size of a Lion but far stronger. Despite their formidable natural advantages, Griffins are very rare. Unlike less fantastical hybrids like Mules, however, they can reproduce. Their eggs are said to be made of agate.
Griffins are resistant to the poison of Dragons and very hostile to Horses. For this reason, the offspring of a Griffin and a Horse (the Hippogriff) is considered to be a symbol of the enduring power of love.

Phoenixes (Family: Vetustidae)

The Phoenix, sometimes called a Fenix or Firebird, is a majestic, glorious Bird with purple and gold plumage. Custom says that there is only one Phoenix alive at a given time, but the Fowl is so rare that no one has been able to corroborate this notion. They do not require food to sustain themselves, though they have known to eat the gum of a Frankincense tree (Boswellia thurifera).
A Phoenix will live for centuries (500 years, according to one source), whereupon it will build a nest of Cinnamon, Myrrh and Spikenard. There it incinerates itself by reflecting the sun off its plumage to spark fire and fanning the flames with its wings. Nine days later, another phoenix hatches from those same ashes.

June 12, 2012

Russia the mother land

Zdravstvuj my friends and welcome to my post of all things Russia! Russia just happens to be one of my many loves, including wolves, horses, costumes, and crafts!  You get the picture! I love a lot of things!!
So lets continue on with Russia! The land, the people the clothing!! costume and not, the animals and the Language!!

The Land
     Russia is a large diverse land.  It ranges from low lands and meadows to high mountains and marshes.  

     The people of Russia are almost as diverse! There are the Mongolians, native Russians and a list of immigrants.  

The Clothing


This hat is WAY to pretty to have been worn by a man! *nod*

Russian Girl with Bread

These are costumes from central Russia…
This is north Russia….
These are of south Russia…

      The Animals range so widely it can be hard to fathom them all coming from the same country!

Siberian musk deer

polar bears

Yellow-throated marten

     The Language in Russia consists of some 100 languages spoken among its people.  The top 3 languages are Russian, followed by Tatar and Ukrainian.  They written from of Russian is Cyrillic, and it looks like this:

Das vi danya friends!  And remember learning and loving Russia is easy!