Monday, July 21, 2014

"Smudge" ~ a little witch bear


...made by me from sparse soot-hued mohair
that has been plucked & distressed even more…

antique German blown-glass eyes in a beautiful amber color ~

pumpkin colored velvet crone's cap with vintage ribbon and rusty pin/bell.

measures approx. 11 inches from tip of hat to point of toe.
arms & legs are string/button jointed for slight pose-ability ~

~ black thread nose has been waxed ~

stuffed with old cotton batting for an early feel…

antique clock-key on a tiny checkered ribbon hangs from Smudge's neck…
{sits well, can be propped to stand}
$138.00 w/ free shipping 
~ to a good home only.
SOLD thank you kindly
**one only, one of a kind, not intended for children...but for the child in us all** 

email me at to adopt
Blessed be!

Needles and Pins and household chores ~

Needles and Pins
Needles and Pins….
When a Witch marries
...her Trouble Begins ~

Being a farm witch is no easy task ~
everyday there are many chores to do…
"I'm gathering fallen twigs to make our brooms,
then sweeping the dust & cobwebs from my farmhouse"

Making sure to talk to our trees ~
and listening to what they have to say in return…

"…so I said…"she has GOT to be kidding,
...going out in public with her petticoat showing like that…"

 Gathering cobwebs from the barn 
to use in our spinning, weaving & lacemaking…

"left over right, under and over, right over left & back again ~"

 Foraging & Gathering for our food ~

"…would you prefer toadstool tartlets or fungi fricassee for supper tonight dearie?…"

and of course, it's no easy task keeping the home-fires burning
... to cook a stew or dye some linen & wool ~ 

boil bubble toil & trouble...

The most important thing for a farm witch to remember, is to take time out for herself ~
all work and no play makes us very terse and irritable:
so remember to PLAY!!!!

{all photos courtesy of Pinterest ~ except that last one ~ yeah, that is me….}

Brightest Blessings ~

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I'll Fly Away ~

where is my broom...anyway?
...never is it where I left it.
Witch's broom
it has a mind of it's own...
Midnight run at Halloween by *LadyCarnal
has someone else borrowed it?
vintage halloween24
is she a Good Witch like me?
Autumn kitties on witch's broom
or have the kittens found it again...
Vintage witch
"hold still and let me on!"
All Hallow's Evening����(looks like my farmhouse)
"ahhhh....that's better ~"
nothing like the feel of Autumn air in my hair
and the smell of woodsmoke ~
off we go then!
above the farmhouse & woods...
...through the moon's glow and 'round again ~
soaring high & dipping low!!
up above the mustard & crimson maple trees...
tiny Blackbirds ~
follow me!
{{{Pictures courtesy of Pinterest}}}
Blessed be!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Lughnasadh Blessings to YOU!

Happy August!
and a Blessed Lughnasadh to you!
Blessed be!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

~ Portals to AUTUMN ~

stepping through
 any of these magnificently decorated doorways...

and being transported to a Land of Perpetual Autumn ~
would you enter?

...would you leave?

would you find yourself there
as a child again?
running through leaves
bobbing for apples
walking the streets at night
with pillowcase in hand
and wearing a burnt-cork beard
and loosely fitting overalls?
would your days be filled with
pumpkins & gourds
things that go bump
distant fires burning brightly on hilltops?
If it were true...
that I could open any one of these doors
and waiting for me on the other side would be the Autumns from my childhood ~
I would not step lighty in....
I would run full-force
with broad smile and open arms
Hoping for Autumn to catch me
and keep me

...would you
take my hand
and join me?

all pictures courtesy of Pinterest ~
click here to visit my Harvest Tyme board there!!
Blessed be!