Enjoying a little Crochet

After so many months I’m finally painfree and able to crochet again. I’m taking things slowly and starting with nice easy projects that aren’t too brain or wrist taxing. My first completed project is this African Flower motif baby blanket for a friend at work.

This motif is lovely to work and can be found as a free pattern on pinterest and Ravelry.

For this blanket I chose to add an extra round to each motif using a join as you go method to connect each motif and create the blanket.  I finished with a simple unfussy boarder. I used New fashion DK yarn and a 4.5mm hook.

Hecatine x

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Mabon Celebrations

My solitary Mabon celebration was simple, peaceful and just what I needed to enter the quiet half of the year. I started by smudging my whole witch room (which I had thoroughly dusted and hoovered the night before) with white sage and rosemary from my garden, then (after resetting the smoke alarm) I set out the items I would need for my rite along with a large glass of wine and some shortbread biscuits.

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Not a very good witches cat!

This boy thinks he would make a good witches cat! I beg to differ!!!

1 . He’s clumsy AF!

-he knocks things over and has broken countless pretty things with his clumping great leaps to catch flies and other items he assures me are for my nasty collections but then proceeds to eat them!

2. He has no respect for magickal items

– feathers, seed pods, drying herbs are all toys in his eyes, just this morning I found all my beautiful parrot feather cast around the house in a half chewed half played with manner.

3. He regularly burns his tail

  • the smell of singed hair is a constant in my witch room from where he has caught himself on candles and incense sticks because he’s somewhere he shouldn’t be.

4. He licks his bum on my altar!!!!!

-enough said!!!!!

5. He knocks over my crystal grids.

-see no respect whatsoever!

6. He pushes offerings to the Goddess onto the floor for my dogs to eat. 

-not sure whether this is a bad thing or not 😉

7. My Book of Spells is NOT a cat bed!!!!!

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My cat is a git! But I adore him with my whole Heart!!!!
He will however sadly never make a good witches cat!

Hecataine x

 

Sabbat Crafts – Summer Memories Jar

For the past three summers I have collected small items to reflect where I go and what I get up to during the summer. I start this process during my Beltaine ritual with cleansing and blessing a little storage jar and placing three wishes for the coming months inside it. Then at the end of summer during my Mabon ritual I will add all the items I have collected to a “gratitude spell jar” make an offering to the Goddess to thank her for a wonderful summer filled with perfect memories (hopefully) then seal the jar and place it on my altar for safe keeping.

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Sabbat Crafts – Affirmation Eggs

– Affirmation Eggs –

One of my most favourite sabbat activities is affirmation eggs (my take on a fortune cookie). The first time I made them was for a coven ritual I wrote back in 2012, those eggs were no where near as pretty as these ones they were just simply dyed with food colouring in a single colour. Even then though the reaction from my then coven members was surprise at what I asked them to do with the egg that they had chosen.

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