Monday, July 21, 2014

"Smudge" ~ a little witch bear


"Smudge"



...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 not4got@aol.com to adopt
Blessed be!
Lori

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…
like:
Cleaning
"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….}
...cackle!!!


Brightest Blessings ~
Lori

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 ~
 
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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!
 
WELCOME Autumn!
 
{{{Pictures courtesy of Pinterest}}}
 
Blessed be!
Lori

Friday, August 2, 2013

Lughnasadh Blessings to YOU!

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

Thursday, July 11, 2013

~ Portals to AUTUMN ~

 
Imagine
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
woodsmoke
bittersweet
crows
&
cornstalks?
 
 
 
or
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
forever...
 
 


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

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