Saturday, September 29, 2012

Main Website Upgrades

Hello everyone, we have been busy for over a week on our store website. What started out as a small fix has now become a 2 week major over haul. We are currently upgrading our service and site. It will be down for a while longer. We are not sure for how much longer.
We hope to have New Features, and a great system for everyone to use.
Just a few new features we will be trying to add:
  • Quote request- This will allow you to send us an questioner about a price on Custom Made items.
  • Social Sharing- Such as Facebook, Google Plus, Stumble upon, Pintreast and twitter. These features will allow you to share your favorite item with one click.
  • Color and Sizing Drop Down boxes.
  • Guest Check Out
  • Shipping options- Better then before with a better quote tool.
Those are just some of what we plan on adding. We also will have an auto update feed that will go to our twitter and Facebook FanPage. As we add new items it will auto post them. We will try not to spam and we will make sure it does not flood these places. We were hoping to have been back up in business by Friday the 28th of September, but it is looking close to October 5th.

You can still buy from us by E-mailing us directly We will gladly answer all your questions and help you get what you need.
Thank you all for being so patient and we hope to have everything going full blast very soon!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Custom Order: Wheel Of Hecate Altar Cloth

The following is an Altar Cloth that I was asked to make for a customer. In the center is The Wheel of Hecate and in the corners is Skeleton Keys.

The Wheel and keys were made by using a method called screen painting. What we did was create the screens with the images. We then pushed paint through to get the image on the fabric. 

Then outlined the keys with silver paint.
Once it was all dry and heat set we then put a layer of muslin and another of the red fabric together. Making the cloth three layers.

 We then quilted silver thread around the wheel design. This helps to keep the layers together while it is washed and dry. It will prevent bunching and other issues that might happen if we didn't quilt it together. The silver can be seen on the back better then the front. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dragon Scale Gauntlets

As Promised I would talk more about our newest creations.
The Dragon Scale Gauntlets are actually a hand crochet fingerless gloves that come to a V point on the back of the hand. We use a stitch called Crocidile. They look like scales.  And this is why we are calling them Dragon Scales.
This stich is very time consuming and to make one pair it takes about 3-4 days. We have been taking many orders for a few weeks now. We now have many examples to show you and we now have in our online shop a custom order listing.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Elder Scrolls Recipe: Moon Sugar

Yes another recipe inspired by The Elder Scroll Games.  This recipe has many applications but is really sweet and good.

If you have ever played any of the games your character always comes across an alchemy ingredient called Moon Sugar.  From the lands where the Khajiit resides, an addictive item.

Well onto what is needed
Equipment: Sauce Pot, Jelly Roll Pan or Cookie Sheet, Ziplock Bag, Foil
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • Zest and Juice of 2 lemons
  • Veg Oil or Flavorless Oil for pan/ jelly roll pan
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Powder Sugar
  1. In a sauce pot add in sugar and corn syrup, Lemon Zest and Juice
  2. Heat to boil, turn heat down to simmer for 5-6 minutes until slightly golden brown on edges.
  3. Pour into prepared jelly roll or cookie sheet.
  4. Let harden and cool, this might take about an hour or two.
  5. Once cold and hard start breaking into pices.
  6. Place sugar pices in a ziplock bag add powder sugar and shake.
  7. Put in a bowl and enjoy. 
Tips: After 30 minutes to help speed up cooling place pan in fridge.

Instead of Corn Syrup you can replace it with 3/4 cup water.
Other items you can add into your sugar syrup instead of Lemons and the juice: Liquid flavors such as vanilla, Butter Rum, Almond. I suggest just a teaspoon and poor it in after you get mixture off the heat.
What to add into the pot while simmering: Cardamon, Lavender, Culinary Sumac.
Experiment and find what you like.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Recipe: Skyrim Honey Nut Treats

We love playing games when we have the time to, most of our work is inspired by Games as well as Pagan Cultures. I spent a few hours the other day trying to find a good recipe based of the Skyrim game for Honey Nut Treats. To my sad results I didn't find anything remotely close. Many used marshmallows or strictly rice crispy.
I decided to start from scratch. I wanted  something that would be made from the colder climates. So I used one of my Granola recipes with added twists. We had fun making them as much as devouring them. These are highly adaptive to add or subtract ingredients.
Tip: Mixture is really loose let sit for an hour in room temp or 30 minutes in fridge before forming into balls. We used grape seed oil on our hands to avoid the sticky mixture staying on our hands. You can use an cookie scoop for more uniform sizes. We used our hands and the kids loved getting in there to make them.
What you Need:
  • Big mixing bowl
  • Sauce Pan
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Apple skewers or bamboo skewers 
  1. 1/4 cup Butter
  2. 1/4 cup Honey
  3. 1/3 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  4. 2 cups Quick Oats
  5. 1 Cup Rice Crispy Cereal 
  6. 1 cup chopped toasted nuts( I put my coffee grinder on Coarse setting and grind ours)
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  8. 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon 
In a large bowl add Oats, Cereal, Nuts and cinnamon.
Melt butter, Honey Brown sugar in sauce pan on med high heat until it starts to bubble, turn heat down cook for 2 min.
Take off heat mix in vanilla.
Pour over mix in bowl, stir until coated. Chill for 30 minutes in fridge.
Line pans with parchment or wax paper.
Coat hands with oil, form mix into balls.
Place pans in fridge and let them set up for an hour.
Use apple skewers or bamboo skewers and place 3 balls onto each stick.
Depending on size of treats will determine how many sticks you get. We got 6 treat sticks ours were quite big.
Once on the sticks let sit in a cool place. Once room temp, they might stay hard  some of ours came apart if this happens re form and place in fridge. We wrapped ours in plastic wrap.