Autumn Equinox with Muin Mound Grove, 2012

Before traveling to Syracuse, we stopped at the Burrville Cider Mill for some  locally made cider and donuts.  They were our potluck contribution.  I mulled the cider and it was fantastic.  Visiting the mill was a wonderful way to ring in the new season.  Autumn pleases all of the senses! A pouch I made toContinue reading “Autumn Equinox with Muin Mound Grove, 2012”

Lughnasadh 2012 at Muin Mound Grove

“Balor Archery Target” painted and photographed by Weretoad, 2012 We spent Saturday with my grove mates to celebrate Lughnasadh.  It was wonderful to see them after staying with my family for the Summer Solstice.  We held our traditional Lughnasadh games!  They were more low-key and less structured this year. We had other activities planned thisContinue reading “Lughnasadh 2012 at Muin Mound Grove”

A New Doll Comes Into Being

A grovie commissioned me to make a small Persephone doll.  I wanted to share some of my process.  Every doll I make starts with an idea.  They are usually inspired by mythology, nature, or a combination.  I sometimes translate them into concept drawings but not always. Next comes fabric selection.  As I’m still working withContinue reading “A New Doll Comes Into Being”

Dolls to Hang Above Your Indoor Altars

Despite how busy college has kept me, I’ve been stealing time here and there to work on art projects.  I’m working on two commissions: a large Blodeuwedd doll and a small Persephone doll.  I’ve also started to make a doll to enter into the Wellspring Artisan Competition in May.  And, of course, little things here and thereContinue reading “Dolls to Hang Above Your Indoor Altars”

Ditzy Druid Doings: Playing with Felt!

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any of my sewing projects.  I’ve been busily working in preparation for some upcoming craft shows, including a Renaissance faire in Northern NY.  Because I’ve been so busy with college and illness, I’ve spent a lot of time relaxing on the couch.  I’ve never been able to simply sitContinue reading “Ditzy Druid Doings: Playing with Felt!”

The Morrigan Doll

From Arts and Crafts This is the most recent doll I finished – a commissioned, OoaK fabric art doll of The Morrigan.  My grove mate wanted a representation for her altar but didn’t want anything too large.  This was a challenge for me because it needed to be small but detailed.  I went through severalContinue reading “The Morrigan Doll”

Ditzy Druid Doings – Healing, Sewing, and Gardening

I’m still healing from my recent oral surgery.  I feel as if I might have some temporary (I hope) nerve damage in half of my face.  The right side of my lips and chin are very numb.  I also can’t open my mouth very far.  I attempted to eat some more solid food today butContinue reading “Ditzy Druid Doings – Healing, Sewing, and Gardening”