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Practical Magic Blog Party Post (Movie!)

Posted in Art, entertainment on September 13, 2010 by Pendant & Ring

This image was inspired by the murder, resurrection and zombie murder of Gillian’s Bulgarian boyfriend, James Angelvo. Please right click and view image to see full size.   Hope you like it!


A blog party!

Posted in Art on September 10, 2010 by Pendant & Ring

Who knew!  I ran across this the other day and decided to join in on the fun!

I will be posting more  over on my new blog:

But to stay in the spirit, since this blog landed on the party site as well, I will make a picture post here.  🙂

Multiply your pleasure by checking all the awesome blogs listed here: where the fun begins!

Accordian book

Posted in Art, bookmaking, books on May 31, 2010 by Pendant & Ring

Made this today.  It’s pocket sized, roughly 3″x4″, and could hold lots of cheat sheets … or whatever… 🙂

Made of patterened and colored scrapbooking cardstock. One tag sticker with hole pre-punched and yarn bow.

Four accordian packets affixed to the colored cardstock.

The accordian sections have six folds which show as thirteen sides and one side attached to the green.

Shrunken Heads (continued)

Posted in Art, entertainment, kids, useless knowledge with tags , , , on March 30, 2010 by Pendant & Ring


It didn’t work out like we had expected.  We had two that shrunk up and two that got all mushy.  lol.  We’ll try again as Halloween approaches.

Victorian Themes

Posted in Art with tags , , , , on March 29, 2010 by Pendant & Ring

I made these.  So frilly.  Usually not my style but this theme is so Victorian and classically romantic.  The key to my heart.  *sighs* 

Shrunken Head Project

Posted in Art, entertainment, Homeschooling, kids, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 3, 2010 by Pendant & Ring

Shrunken Heads. Big hits here after the Harry Potter shrunken bus driver head. Our shrunken heads were previously apples.  The photo below show two heads 24 hours after carving. They get delightfully hideous as days past.

We decided to wait on the lemon juice treatment until the coloring was natural. “Real” shriveled heads are not the same color as a juicy head after all!   When first carved they aren’t so gruesome.

After some time, as yet undecided, we’ll dunk them in lemon juice to halt the browning and insert cloves for eyes and cat gut (aka brown embroidery floss) sewn to the tops for hair.  All the sites I’ve checked say approx. two weeks drying time.  I’ll post pictures of the finished product then.

Read some history and pop history of the shrunken head, here.  Have fun but don’t lose your head!

“Stained Glass” Valentine’s hearts

Posted in Art, kids with tags , , , , on February 16, 2010 by Pendant & Ring

So easy.  Draw and color a variety of hearts on tracing paper.  Hang in window.  TA-DA!