bogwitch: (Scattypaws)
2016-08-01 10:39 pm

Another in the occasional weird things I have found for sale series

Who would buy a power station snowglobe with simulated pollution (nuclear fallout?).

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If it was cheaper, it might have been me.

ETA: There are only 5 left. Get your order in now!
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2016-06-24 08:25 am

The EU Referendum

Appalled and disgusted sum up my feelings this morning.

Unfortunately I am not the slightest bit surprised. It was never going to be possible to have a rational debate and clearheaded vote on the topic after years and years of media lies about the EU.

Well done, Britain. You have given the racists, the far right, the SNP and Rupert Murdoch exactly what they want.
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2016-04-25 08:59 pm
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Whatever next!

WTF?



This weirdness has to be some sort of fetish thing right? Let's all inject jelly into foam bums together!

I have to say the general confusion in the comments made me die laughing.
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2016-03-29 10:21 pm

I should know better

Ugh. I stink.

I got a free sample of the Nicki Minaj perfume The Pinkprint today whether I wanted it or not (thanks Superdrug, for nothing) and foolishly I thought would try it out as it didn't smell that bad on the card, but it's developed into something cloying and horrible on my skin and now I can't get rid of it no matter how many times I scrub.

Make the pink, sweet vileness go away!
bogwitch: (Scattypaws)
2016-03-08 09:28 pm

Adventures in Semi-Successful Jewellery Making

I seem to have missed all the friending fun as in the last couple of weeks I have been incredibly busy with preparations for a friend at work's wedding. Thankfully, that is now over and I can make a post too.

I want to get back to making more useless stuff and I have done a couple of things. I have always tinkered with jewllery, necklaces particularly as I don't have my ears pierced after the one I did get pierced went horribly crusty and bleugh, remaking them into new things as they fall apart. I can't resist a charity shop with a broken jewellery lucky dip! (I have a lot of beads for someone who doesn't like bead jewellery). My tastes tend towards the gothic, obvs.

The first things I made recently was a 1980s Siouxsie Sioux bracelet. It goes more or less from one end of the decade to the other:

Piccy )

It keeps breaking as the moon charm on the end is a bit too heavy, but its there to keep the bracelet on top of the wrist. I should probably replace it with a Star of David really, but as I am not Jewish that felt a bit inappropriate.

Why a Siouxsie bracelet? Well, why not! I was originally going to make a classic movie monsters bracelet, but then I decided there wasn't enough women, so I thought scream queens! But those are too much like victims. The next thought was Barbara Steele in Black Sunday, which then made me think of Sioux and then it was obvious what I was making. I have one more kit like this. I have no idea what to put in it yet. Barbara Steele might yet have her day.

Then on Sunday, I started on a bat necklace of ginormous proportions (9"/23cm)! it is based on this tutorial here, with some tweaks.
Pics of the monstrosity under the cut )

I really don't know where I would ever wear it or what with. I don't even think it would survive if I did. It is made of polymer clay and although it is quite thick it is still a bit bendy after an hour in the oven. I think its destiny is as a decoration.

Next up is a raven necklace like this but there won't be any pink on my bird. I will try to make it a reasonable size this time. I like these tutorials, they are very do-able by the sort of competent (unlike this amazing piece).
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2016-01-15 09:35 pm

Halloween Advent Update

I have being meaning to post this for awhile, but when I remember to actually do it, the time is a bit late and I have to go to bed.

Anyway, the Halloween Advent Calendar now as a roof! And is black (and grey).

Piccys! )

In other news, I have a Mr Scattybones bag and you don't! :) (this will be meaningless for anyone not following [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends. This is a ghostly cat of my own design)

Pic under the cut again )
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2015-12-25 11:13 pm
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Happy Christmas!

I hope everyone had a very Happy Christmas.

Mine was good, despite the arguements with my mother and the boredom.
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2015-11-29 09:58 pm
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A Halloween Advent Calendar

So YouTube is the devil. You knew that.

If you need proof, in the last year or so, I have become a bit addicted to YouTube craft tutorials and stemming from this, I have a number of aborted half-finished projects to my name that I thought were a good idea at the time.

The latest then is a wooden Halloween Advent Calendar which I didn’t realise was missing from my life until I saw this (when it was on Etsy and I too gulped at the price). No worries, I thought seemingly like many others, I can just make my own! Though not as fancy, obviously.

So I got a wooden advent calendar from Hobbycraft and told my dad what I was doing in the hope he would suggest a way of adding another six boxes to take it from 25 to 31 for October. He volunteered to make some… and then to extend the roof. And then he got really into it and dreamt up a sloping roof and a bell tower… no, a clock tower… no, a clock tower with a steeple (he made all these versions, usually without telling me first) and then fitted a board for a background and lights (we are yet to choose the constellation). He’s even ordered a dollhouse weathervane (which is going to have a witch on it). Whose project was this again?

Pics under cut )
bogwitch: (Meg and Mog - Yay!)
2015-10-23 09:52 pm

Halloween Challenge at [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends

[livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends has launched it's annual Halloween Challenge and this one is a really exciting game that is a sort of sequel to our Witches Brew challenge from a couple of years back.

Those who are Spuffily inclined - Come and Trick or Treat!

TRICK OR TREAT - an SB Fag Ends Halloween Challenge
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2015-10-21 09:33 pm

OMG

No! No! No! I just laughed at Keith Lemon! The horror.

I want to die.
bogwitch: (Meg and Mog - Mog [new])
2015-09-20 10:57 pm
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Back from WriterconUK

All home and very tired right now - lugging a ton of stuff up the stairs didn't help.

I think my cat actually  missed me...!

bogwitch: (Meg and Mog - Mog [new])
2015-09-01 08:40 pm
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Fic: The Real Thing (BtVS, Spike/Buffy)

What is this?

I wrote a fic last week for the [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends' Fifth Anniversary Comment Party!

The Real Thingby Bogwitch
Word Count: 2282
Rating: 12A
Pairing: Spike/Buffy
Spoilers: BtVS, Season 6 Post-As You Were, but casually ignores canon
Summary: Spike is about to give Buffy the shock of her life, but why isn't he talking?
Authors Note: Prompt: Vampire Robot. That’s just going to have to be Spike, isn’t it?





The Real Thing )

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bogwitch: (Meg and Mog - Mog [new])
2015-08-16 03:55 pm

Nom Nom er Meme

Thanks to whomever it was that nominated Sucker for the SunnyD and Wicked awards. Someone appreciates a little tentacle tickle.

I have also committed memery:

You Are a Creative

Like everyone else, you have a to-do list... but you don't always prioritize getting around to it.
You are productive as your spirit moves you to be. Sometimes this means crossing off a lot of items on your list, but other times it means doing something else entirely.

You do best when inspiration strikes, and it's hard to predict when that will be. You thrive with flexibility.
Interruptions tend to distract you, but sometimes they are a welcome distraction. You do best when you focus on short term goals.





Ha ha ha ha ha. That is so true.
bogwitch: (Meg and Mog - Mog [new])
2015-08-12 08:26 pm
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2015-08-09 10:00 pm
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That house meme

It may not seem like it, but I am still here!

I am sheep. Hear me bleat. )
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2015-05-20 09:37 pm

Oh no!

My cat has been vamped!

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It explains a lot.
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2015-04-14 10:29 pm

The Ultimate Unloved CD Review Project, Part 2

More CD reviews of CD in my collection that I haven't listened to properly.

The Horrors/Urusei Yatsura )
bogwitch: (Meg and Mog - Mog [new])
2015-03-30 09:29 pm

The Ultimate Unloved CD Review Project (an occassional series)

To amuse myself (and to have something to post, even though I doubt anyone besides [livejournal.com profile] quinara will actually be interested and even then) I have decided to try and get more value out of my CD collection by listening to and reviewing all those CDs I have that are just languishing there unplayed and unloved; who knows there may be some hidden gems just waiting for me to be bothered to find them! After all Spotify managed to get me to engage with a couple of Echo & the Bunnymen albums I didn’t get into the first time round (I missed out on some great songs, what was I doing????), so it could work!

Some words of caution. As my collection leans heavily into Rock/Alternative/Indie these reviews will obviously cover these genres, but there may still be some tentative forays into others. There might also be some embarrassing surprises that will erode my cool a bit (though not as many as there would have been if I had been reviewing my vinyl...). :)

I will try and review a fairly well known* album (er…when I can) and one less so each time. I am not going to review albums I like/liked and know well, nor will I include soundtracks, compilations, greatest hits and live albums (not that I am much of a fan of those). I will also horrifically date myself.

* 'Well known' is a relative term, of course.

Here we go.

KT Tunstall/Verve )