english crafts


Hi there little flowers! I hope you’ll like this lil guide I made :)

Thank you so much @inkanddestroy for this post (where you can find other ways to draw sigils and how you can activate them) you baiscally taught me how to draw them.

I love you guys.

Friendly reminder that POC are very much present in Celtic mythology and shouldn’t be erased from our studies and our heritage 🤗

anonymous asked:

Hello!! First, happy new year!!! May 2017 bring lots of knitting and joy to you. Second, you mentioned in a post Tolkien inspired lace shawls. You were most likely joking when you said you could do a whole post about them, but could you? That sounds so cool!!

Hi Anon! Happy New Year to you, as well!!

As requested, here is your post (if anyone knows of any other Tolkien inspired lace shawls or other patterns, please add them when you reblog).

Ennyn Shawl ($6.00) by Abigail Phelps

Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf ($8.00)

Lady of Rohan Shawl by Becky Herrick ($6.00)

An Unexpected Journey by Altarlace ($7.00)

Galadriel’s Mirror by Earthfaire ($8.00)

Arwen’s Shawl by Morben Designs (free)

This last one isn’t a shawl, but I couldn’t resist because it’s such a cool idea!

Mithril Vest by Susan Pandorf ($10.00)


(via Stoneywell Cottage | peterob | Flickr)

Ostara’s lucky eggs

Hey witches! Tori here! I hope you are doing fine! 

Ostara is right here so I’ve spent my Saturday making those lucky eggs to celebrate! I liked making them so much and people think they are very pretty so I decided I’d share a few tips with you!

They are really nice to decorate an altar or to give as an offering, or you can keep them with you for luck. Eggs are one of the main symbols of Ostara, as they symbolise birth, creation, fertility, and in a larger way, spring. The colors used can serve a certain intent through correspondence and you can paint sigils for a particular wish or will you need help with.

To make them, you will need

  • Eggs (obviously)
  • Paper towels or any similar kind of paper
  • Paint (if you’re going to bury the eggs as offerings, you want to make sure it’s eco-friendly)
  • Two brushes, a large one and a thinner one
  • Water
  • Herbs according to your intent (optional)
  • A small treat, like chocolate or candy (optional)

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The Craft by Ian Gedge
Via Flickr:
Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk

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I’m a college student studying psychology! I love pop-punk bands like Man Overboard, The Story So Far, Bayside, and even Mayday Parade. I have 20+ tattoos and many piercings. I absolutely adore animals, blogging, volunteering, and crafting. I work in a craft store. Please get my contact info if you’d like to be my penpal!!

Preferences: I do prefer a 16+ year old penpal! I do ask that you have similar hobbies and that we have some things in common. I’m okay with people learning English as a second language as well and you don’t have to live in the States to be my penpal! I’d love to be your penpal through physical mail or e-mail only.

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Occult Films

Above - Artwork from Ninth Gate

For those of you who love watching films like me, here’s a post of one of my favourite occult related films. My documentary posts (which are more educational) can be found here

  • The Prophecy (1995) - Archangel Gabriel within this film is portrayed as a malevolent character who is angry because God has allowed humans into heaven. He descends to Earth to capture the most evil human soul he can find, planning to use it to defeat his enemies. I love this film because it’s stylistically beautiful (particularly the opening scene) and has lots of symbolism within it, as well as great actors. There are some mentions to the Qabbalah and other esoteric texts.
  • The Ninth Gate (1999) - Dean Corso, a rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a legendary demonic text deemed to be written by Satan himself, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. This one’s perfect if you love mystery films or Roman Polanski’s work. 
  • Dracula (1992) - In my opinion, the most faithful on-screen adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, despite a slight tweaking in the storyline. Dracula is determined to reunite with his lost love, as he journeys to London and causes a reign of terror. This is my favourite film of all time. The soundtrack is breathtakingly beautiful, the costumes and set design is absolutely stunning and Gary Oldman does Dracula the most justice and is legitimately frightening (i’ve seen every Dracula film possible). Bram Stoker was very much influenced by the tarot deck when coming up with his characters - and these archetypes are clearly present within the film. 
  • The Witch (2015) - Believing that a witch has cursed their family, pilgrims homesteading on the edge of a primeval New England forest become increasingly paranoid after the sudden disappearance of a newborn baby. The atmosphere within this film is unbelievably foreboding and the cinematography is amazing. Be warned that the dialogue is written in an older form of English. 
  • The Craft (1996) - A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them. This one’s slightly lighter than the others. 
  • The Illusionist (2006) - In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. Eisenheim within the film is known for his brilliant stage illusions but as he delves increasingly into the occult and summons spirits of the dead, he attracts a growing cult whose members believe he is a miracle worker and harbinger of a “spiritual republic.”
  • The Holy Mountain (1973) - In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. This film is extremely unique so definitely worth a watch if you love creative films. 
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Age: 21
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Hello! My name is Elizabeth, but you can call me Liz or Lizzy :) A bit about me: I love adventures and travelling, crafting, going to coffee shops, going to the beach, binge watching movies and TV shows, music, photography, baking, reading, and all things nature. I know English, Spanish, and currently learning German :) I’m looking for long term penpals who are interested in snail mailing as I think it’s so much fun and really special to send and receive hand written letters! If I sparked your interest, don’t be shy and send me an email, I’d love to hear from you! I’d prefer penpals from the UK, Europe, Australia, and anywhere within the US, but I am open to anyone from any part of the world :)

Preferences: Male or Female ages 18-30 are welcome :)