When I was younger, my mother taught me to sew. My first project was a small pillow. I decorated it to look like the Earth. At least, that’s how I conceived of it in my six-year-old mind. I still have that pillow. It is a treasured reminder of how I’ve grown with the gift myContinue reading “Plant Spirit Ally Challenge: Day 22 – Make a Spirit Doll”
I’m very excited to announce that I’m taking part in the upcoming Plant Spirit Ally Challenge hosted by Hagstone Publishing. You can read all about it here so that you, too, can participate! Specifically, I’m co-hosting days 2 and 22. After much thought, and many hints over the last few weeks, I will be workingContinue reading “The Plant Spirit Ally Challenge is Coming Soon!”
It’s a very snowy day, so I relaxed indoors and worked on her all morning and afternoon. I made her for my daughter so she can decorate her little altar for Imbolc.
I sometimes fret that I’m not as prolific as I used to be. My Druid studies have slowed down, for sure, but my crafting has as well! I often lament how I don’t get to flex my artisan muscles the way I used to now that I’m so often occupied with a little one. IContinue reading “Crafting For My Grovies”
Although I don’t have much time to craft these days, I gleefully signed up for the ADF Artisan Guild Imbolc exchange. The group decided that everyone should make something small, and we decided on the amount of time it should take and the general cost. I was excited enough to participate and do a littleContinue reading “Art Between Friends”
Upstate New York is known for its delicious apples. Each autumn, orchards roll out their red, yellow, and green goodness, cider presses offer their ambrosial best, and folks everywhere delight at the numerous confections produced in kitchens across the land. When fresh apples appear in mounds at farmers’ markets and grocery stores, when the cider pressesContinue reading “Autumn in Upstate NY Means Apples”
It’s been awhile, but the fires of inspiration have started to glow strongly in my head. I’m very excited to start making dolls again! Slowly yet surely, one body part at a time…
With spring right right around the corner, I thought it was time to make Bee another gnome! I decided to make a tutorial so you could make your own gnomes for the little ones in your life. Follow along or get creative and follow your own whimsy! Materials: Grey Catsidhe’s gnome pattern felt in theContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Spring Gnome Tutorial”
My time is limited and, as a result, I haven’t felt pulled to make the very detailed, large dolls I made prior to pregnancy. Those will come again, but I’ve recently found myself returning to my roots and making dolls with very simple shapes. Some may view that as backwards, but something Phillip Carr-Gomm saidContinue reading “A New Brighid Doll”
Brainstorming a new Brighid doll for my altar.