כ״א בתשרי תשע"א
My oldest son is having spinal surgery tomorrow. I ask all my friends and readers to please say a prayer or healing spell for Jeremy - that the surgery go well without complication and that full healing comes to Jeremy, completely and speedily.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
כ״א בתשרי תשע"א
כ״א בתשרי תשע"א
WITCHCRAFTS by Liorah Lleucu is being promoted in a Samhain Giveaway at Love of the Goddess. I've donated one of my DARK HARVEST Samhain Ritual Oils. Check out the link and read Tara's interview of me as the owner of WITCHCRAFTS for the Samhain giveaway-promotion.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
כ״ח באלול תש"ע
Well, I've lost more weight since I last weighed myself - over 10 pounds more! Yay!
I've altogether lost 50 post-depression pounds and can get into this gothic witch skirt now. Success! I've achieved my goal ... now I have a new goal.
This is definitely a good way to start the New Year!
Posted by Lori at 12:47 PM
Saturday, September 04, 2010
כ״ו באלול תש"ע
Well, I think I've finally got a good ratio of black dye to use in my handcrafted SALEM black soy candles (soon to be available at WITCHCRAFTS by Liorah Lleucu). Let me tell ya, soy does not take color as readily as paraffin.
I also think I've got a good fragrance ratio for the blend of Dragon's Blood oil I'm using to scent it - it was actually a bit tricky to make the fragrance I wanted. I'll know for sure in a few days when I do the burn test (after the completed candle has cured for 48 hours) if I'll have a good scent throw using this blend and amount. Did you know soy has memory? I do now.
I'm still working on an optimum wick for my smallest size SALEM black pillar (2" x 3"). After the burn test, a judgment will be made as to if I've found the right one to complement all the ingredients I'm using in this candle.
Captain's log note - I've mastered the art of pouring! Yay!
I feel like I've turned my bedroom into a scientific laboratory with all these experimental notes I'm putting into my Book of Shadows. Yes, I've set up my candle making paraphernalia right in my own room with a little table and all. This way I can work on it any time I want to.
A good black soy candle is pretty hard to find commercially - one scented perfectly with Dragon's Blood is impossible to find. The end result of my experiments will definitely be worth it.
Next up, I may start my experiments with hand dipped tapers.
Do you know how much fun candle making is? This is great! I'm going to be a real chandler.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
כ״ג באלול תש"ע
Ooooh! Ahhh! Look what I found at the second hand store! One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!
My magic candlesticks (with hand dipped red spell candles in them).
These vintage candlesticks are so ugly, they're beautiful - it was love at first sight! I'm smitten and adore them so much. I paid next to nothing for them too - isn't that extra great?! These magic candlesticks were made for this witch, for sure, for sure. These are just the best!
The light reflects through the faceted red glass spheres like there is fire inside them! Oh my, oh my - I'm in witch heaven! Oooh! Ahhh!
By the way, I will soon be selling hand dipped spell and shabbat candles (made with kosher wax) on my Etsy shoppe - WITCHCRAFTS by LiorahLleucu - check it out in a week or two!