Brigid’s Cross

February 2nd has many different names; it goes by Groundhog day, Candlemas, Brigid’s day and Imbolc. It’s a day that falls between winter and spring and marks the beginnings of that change. The days are becoming noticeably longer, some animals are returning and cold loving flowers break through the ice. This is a day that celebrates and acknowledges the first […]

Birds Nest Ornament

What belongs in a tree more than a bird’s nest? While I called this nest an ornament it’s really just a nest, it doesn’t hang or sparkle or light up it just sits close to the top of the tree on a branch like a nest would. It’s simple and blends in but it is also a pleasant little suprise […]

Yule Goats

View fullsize I made some goats. I have been wanting to do this for years. Not only do I like making things myself in general, you also can’t find these where I live. Yule goats are a Scandinavian tradition linking back to the Norse god Thor and his goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr. Today they are used as Christmas ornaments, made […]

Corn Husk Witch

Here is a craft with deep history in several parts of the world. Something that feels magical and sacred. You see, here in North America we have a kind of mixing of histories and the corn husk doll is a traditional craft of eastern native Americans. It’s also a traditional craft from several parts of Europe, celebrating the harvest season. […]