I’ve just finished restocking nine of my Tarot/rune drawstring bag designs, with more on the way soon–so if you’ve checked the shop recently and didn’t see what you were looking for, it may be there now! Plus, I will be adding some new styles of bags in the near future.
Also, I’ve added a brand new product: super-comfy, lightweight fabric bracelet cuffs, embellished with hand embroidery! Trimmed with ribbon or lace, these fun little bracelets fasten with a simple, adjustable elastic and button, and will fit average sized wrists from 6.25 to 7.5 inches.
In case you’ve noticed my magical oils are missing from the shop…they are temporarily out of stock, while I wait for a new shipment of bottles to come in! They should be back in stock within the next week, I just didn’t want anyone placing an order I couldn’t fill right away.
What have I been up to lately? Well, thanks for asking! I honestly haven’t felt like I have much to contribute in the sphere of pagan discussion, so I’ve been quiet on that front. (But of course, I will continue to share on the blog as I have things to say.) I’ve been doing a lot of sewing, a fair number of Tarot readings (2019 Year Ahead Readings will be available in the shop by December, if you’ve been waiting for those, and you can even let me know if you’d prefer a more targeted focus on business, spiritual life, career, relationships, etc.), and a decent amount of embroidery. Meanwhile, I’ve taken to listening to podcasts while I work, especially My Favorite Murder (which is a new discovery to no one other than me). Apparently, I am addicted to stories of true crime, suddenly; who knew? Although it helps that the comedic mood of this particular podcast also makes it a lot of fun, and the banter reminds me a lot of how Jo and I sound when we’re just hanging out and chatting.
With the weather getting colder, I’m finding that I consistently want to nest, work on textile crafts, snuggle with Molly, and consume content way, way more than I actually want to write anything. Also, colder temps bring more fibro-related pain, so I’m perfectly happy being less “out there” than usual, and am having lots of thinky thoughts (not quite ready to share yet) about what direction I want to go with my creative and blogging endeavors going forward.
In TV watching news, I’m increasingly disappointed with series 11 of Doctor Who (it isn’t the new female lead, Jodie Whittaker, I object to, it’s the writing by Chris Chibnall and his staff, which is just not anywhere close to the Doctor Who standards I’ve come to expect). When Chibnall said this season would feel like an entirely different show, he wasn’t kidding–but not, in my opinion, in a good way. Despite all the hype and the fancy new cinematography, the show I fell in love with (which was New Who, to be fair) is pretty much gone, and I’m incredibly sad about that. Meanwhile though, I was utterly delighted with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (on Netflix) and am so excited there’s going to be a Christmas special. (Michelle Gomez, of Doctor Who fame, is amazing as a super-badass witch in this show, and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t already!)
In Patreon news, we’re almost at the end of the year, which means the end of my Lunar Notes–yay! Although I’m glad I’ve stuck with this ambitious endeavor, I’ll admit it’s been a struggle and there have been many times I’ve wanted to quit. Committing to producing this kind of content 2-3 times per month for a whole year definitely amounted to biting off more than I could (comfortably) chew, and–although I was tempted to launch into a whole new ambitious Thing for next year, on second thought I’m noping out of that. At some point in December, I will let everyone know what to expect from my Patreon in 2019–but in the meantime, I will be finishing out my year of lunar stuff, because I’m just hardcore that way.
And that’s all my news for now! Thanksgiving is next week, and I’m super-thankful for so many things in my life: my wife Jolene, Molly, the cats, my daughter (who is getting married next year), the little uptick in random sales the shop has enjoyed since I introduced sewn items, all of YOU for continuing to support me–whether that’s just by reading this blog, or whether it also extends to purchasing from the shop or pledging on Patreon, which helps pay our rent each month, thus giving me the gift of time to develop my sewing skills and grow my business–and so much more! Our household will be having a very casual and humble Thanksgiving (chicken, homemade cranberry sauce because it’s easy and so much better than canned, potatoes, stuffing made from sourdough bread–because it doesn’t contain wheat fructans, and thus my IBS can tolerate it–Franzia box wine, some kind of dessert probably), which may even be delayed by a day or two depending on how our finances play out. What will you all be doing?