Daily Card (1st November 2020)

Today’s card was drawn from the Moonology Oracle deck.

You may have found yourself agreeing to do something for someone and wishing you didn’t or maybe you’ve signed up to something or joined something and you’re having second thoughts. There is a reason you’re in two minds about it, you need to look at the bigger picture and determine if it is worth it for you. You need to figure out if you benefit from this or whether it might end up being detrimental to your wellbeing.

Daily Card (31st October 2020)

Since there’s going to be a blue moon tonight, I thought it best to draw today’s card from the Moonology deck again.

When I drew this card for Halloween, I had high hopes that it’d be a relevant moon. I was obviously hoping it’d be a full moon card, in fact the ‘Full Moon in Taurus’ card would have been great or the ‘Blue Moon’ card.

Of course what really matters is the message, it may not be the ideal moon on the card (although it is a full moon) but the message couldn’t be more ironic. On a day when most people pretend to be someone else, I draw a card that encourages showing the world the real you. I don’t think this is trying to tell us that we should not dress up this year, especially since in many areas there are plenty of other restrictions due to the current pandemic. If anything I think this is a sign for us all to let out the side of us which we would normally keep hidden. Halloween is the perfect opportunity to do whatever you enjoy doing without anyone judging you, everyone is crazy on Halloween and that’s why it’s great!

Alternatively you could think of it like this; if you go ghost hunting or engage in divination practices on a regular basis, people tend to judge you (believe me I know) but it’s perfectly acceptable to do that sort of thing on Halloween. Think of the song ‘Halloween’ by the Dead Kennedys, specifically the line ‘Why not everyday, are you so afraid, what will people say?’ maybe this is a message to live unconventionally and live everyday as though it were Halloween. Let your true self out and don’t hide it because you think you have to.

Daily Card (7th October 2020)

Today’s card was again taken from the Tarot Familiar deck. The picture of course features some lovely Halloween decor! 😁

You may find yourself having to make an important decision in the near future. It’s imperative that you consider every outcome before making that decision. The King Of Swords is letting you know that you have it in you to make choices based on pure logic without letting your emotions cloud your judgement. Some decisions require you to use your instinct and your feelings to achieve the best outcome but this upcoming decision is very different. You need to think about every option carefully and with a clear mind. Don’t get distracted by you emotions or your empathy for others. This is all about you! and the King Of Swords says you’ll make the right choice with his guidance.

Daily Card (4th October 2020)

I like cheesy Halloween stuff that you find in cheap shops so my daily card pictures are gonna be a little silly for the Halloween season but who cares, I love it! 😁

You need to tap into your full potential today and understand that you may have some hidden talents or abilities that you were unaware of. You may have felt a surge of positive energy recently and it is this force which will enable you to realise just how amazing you really are. It’s a good time to start a new project or make a change. The universe is giving you a big yes!

Halloween Bags

I love Halloween! I mean I really love Halloween! Even the tacky side of Halloween with fake plastic spiders and cheesy costumes is magical to me. I like the other side of it too, the exciting history and its links to both paganism and Christianity as well as the fact it takes place in autumn when the leaves turn orange and drop to the ground creating crunchy walking places.

This is the first October to come around since I started my blog. I started this website in February this year so I’ve never blogged during the Halloween season, be prepared to see more Halloween themed posts!

Recently I’ve been making lots of Halloween themed decorations and objects because it’s incredibly fun to do. My latest creations are these tote bags.

I had some excess black felt so it seemed only natural to do something Halloweeny with it. I guess they could be used as trick or treat bags to collect candy but I don’t have any children and I’m not selling the bags. They’re just for me! Hehe.. And my friends who have asked me to make custom ones.

I plan on using my bag like a handbag because believe it or not, I don’t have a handbag. I’ve always found handbags to be annoying and cumbersome so I’ve always kept the stuff I need in my coat pockets. This bag is light and airy though so I might transfer my pocket stuff to the pumpkin bag.

As for the other bag, you may be thinking, why the cute owl? It’s not even scary or Halloween themed. I agree, it’s not very scary but it’s for my partner who is obsessed with owls. He’s not all that into Halloween and although the owl looks more cute than scary, I still associate owls with Halloween.

Before you say it, I noticed too that the pumpkin looks a bit like an orange, I might put some more stitching on it at some point to create the curvy bits and make it look more like a pumpkin.

You may wonder why I’m not selling these, well it’s because trick or treating bags and Halloween bags in general are all over the place at this time of year. You can find them in most shops and online. They are often mass produced because they’re easy to make and there’s a demand for them. My bags are hand stitched and actually take me two hours to complete (I don’t own a sewing machine). If I tried to sell these, I’d have to charge for my time, so let’s say £15 a bag. No one would buy a bag for that price when you can find similar mass produced bags for £2.99.

There is a demand for handmade items but when it comes to trick or treating bags and tote bags, I don’t think anyone is specifically looking for them to be handmade. In short they’re not marketable.

Everything I sell in my shop is a niche so I’m not expecting to make tons of money from the things I sell. I like to make sure that most of the things in my shop can’t be found anywhere else and that’s why I find it fun 😁🙂

If you are interested in purchasing some cool trick or treating bags that are good value for money then click here. Just to let you know, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase this Amazon item. I have not been asked to promote these bags, I have chosen to share them with you because I think they look cool and they’re good value for money.

If you are feeling curious and would like to know what’s going on in my shop then please click here.

P.s One of my friend’s wanted a butterfly on her bag so I incorporated some beads and put some stuffing behind it to make it stand out. I’m fairly pleased with it but I think it needs more beads! The antennae in particular need more added to them. Let me know what you think.