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🌛IMPORTANT WITCH TIP🌜

In old recipes and spells, strange ingredients are often called for such as “Eye of Dog” or “Bone of a Dead man.” Through research (of Cunnigham and my Grandma) I found out what’s REALLY being requested.😊 .

Examples:

Eyes: Eyebright or Daisy
Blood: Sap
Fingers: Cinquefoil
Hair: Maidenhair Fern
Skin of a Man: Fern
Piss: Dandelion
Bloody Fingers: Foxglove
Unicorn Horn: Unicorn Root

So when these animals are asked for, use this herb instead:

Sheep: Dandelion
Dog: Couchgrass
Lamb: Lamb’s Lettuce
Cat: Catnip
Rat: Valerian
Weasel: Rue
Nightingale: Hop
Cuckoo: Plantain
Hawk: Hawkweed
Linnets: Eyebright
Woodpeckers: Peony
Snake: Fennel or Bistort
Frog: Cinquefoil
Toad: Sage
Lizard: Calamint.

FUN FACT: When a sacrifice is called for, it means you should bury an egg, NEVER does it mean to kill any living thing!!!

HERBAL CODE:
The part called for in a recipe means the part of the herb to be used, as follows;

Head: the flower
Paw, foot, leg, scale: leaf
Tooth: leaf, seed pod
Guts: root or stalk
Tail: stem
Tongue: petal
Privates: seeds
Hair: the dried version of the herb
Eye: the inner blossom
The heart: the bud or a big seed.

A lot of plants like Crowfoot or Cat’s Tail are usually found in old recipes, do not mistake them for actual animal parts! Practice safely and have a Blessed Evening! 🌛🌝🌜

Basic Witchcraft Masterpost

Here are some tags/topics I’ve compiled to help out beginners(:

Quartz
Crystals
Stones
Rocks
Gems
Spells
Charms
Self Care
Anxiety
Depression
Trans
Grounding
Earthing
Divination
Tarot
God (male)
Goddess (female)
Deity (either gender)
Deities (either gender)
Samhain/Autumn Equinox/Autumn/Halloween
Holidays
Cleansing
Banishing/Banishment
Protection
Beginner
PDF
Herbs
Candle/Candles
Incense
Essential Oils
Sigil/Sigils
Ritual/Rituals
Teas/Brew/baking
Offerings
Tips
Moon (phases, spells, etc.)
Sleep
Healing/remedy/remedies
Everyday (how to incorporate magic everyday)
Star signs/Astrology
Schedule (routines)
Pendulums
Purification
Energy
Baths

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Baba and Best from Twitch Plays Pokemon

This one is for my sister @origamihoshi! She wanted her beloved fish child in doll form. As always, I tried a lot of new things here. Never given these dolls a hat before, much less one of Magikarp! Thanks ot her noodle limbs, she’s pretty top heavy because of that hat. But she turned out cute and that’s all that matters! And you can’t have Baba without Best, so I tried my hand at another pokemon.

Want a plush of your own? Contact me for info! I’m willing to make just about anything with a decent reference.

A note to all witches:
  • Don’t bash witches who aren’t of the same path as you
  • Don’t bash witches who follow gods/goddesses/deities
  • Don’t bash witches who don’t gods/goddesses/deities
  • Don’t bash witches who don’t really have a specific path
  • Don’t bash witches who combine two paths together (ex: Hellenic Wicca)
  • Don’t bash witches who don’t preform curses,hexes etc.
  • Don’t bash witches who do preform curses, hexes etc.
  • Don’t bash witches who follow “dark” magick
I feel like witchy people can sense each other

Oddly enough, they all come to my work too (except the barista at Barnes).

This one guy was wearing a Mjolnir necklace, and I complimented it. He thanked me and told me it meant a lot, because it’s a symbol for his religion. Then he followed that statement with “but I feel you already knew that.”

A young lady was in my shop today and was asking about tea, and talking about lavender and aromatherapy, and I noticed her moon tattoo on her left forearm. I told her it was lovely, and she thanked me and told me that she loves the moon. She leaned across the counter and whispered “She gives me strength.” I told her I felt the same way, and she got all happy and said “So you know!” and I really feel like we just had this connection about it without having to come out and say (in front of the other guests in my shop) that we’re witches, or we study the occult, or any of the like.

At Barnes, the young man at the cafe had a beautiful Amethyst necklace, which (you guessed it) I complimented and asked if it was Amethyst. He was quite surprised and happy that I knew, so he told me all about the shop in town where he got it, and a few other hole-in-the-wall places between Naples and Fort Myers that sell things like crystals and herbs and incense. Places that don’t have websites and aren’t on yellow pages or the like. 

I have had so many experiences where one of us compliments the other on our jewelry, or a tattoo, or a piece of clothing and it launches us into a conversation about the occult, or witchy things, or even just Paganism, but neither one directly says that it’s what it is. We help each other out, give each other little tips and tricks (and sometimes I will tell people which teas I use for spells and incense and baths) and we go our separate ways. I like to think that they think of our exchange at least a little, because these exchanges give me a type of energy that I quite enjoy, and they make my weeks more fun and full of color. 

It’s good to know that we are everywhere.

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Moonstone

Recently got myself a beautiful Moonstone pendant, which i’ve actually just had to take off because it feels so strong. I took her in the ocean the other day and then lay in bright sunlight so i feel she’s overcharged and needs some peace for awhile. A shame, because she looks so beautiful but you have to listen to your stones.

🌙 The stone of new beginnings. Can be beneficial for adjusting to a difficult change or invoking a different path in life if you feel stuck in a rut.

🌙 Can calm and soothe hot headed, fiery or anxious people, especially passive aggressive or quietly threatening people, with its passive feminine energy. 

🌙 Invokes intuition, and encourages spontaneity.

🌙 Opens the wearer to the energies of others, giving a heightened ability to read and understand situations and the feelings of others. 

🌙 Encourages lucid dreaming and clairvoyant/psychic abilities (in the way that you may be able to tune in to more subtle energies and vibrations around you, giving you a better understanding of the space and the beings in it). 

So overall, Moonstone drastically boost perception, intuition and spirituality, and allows you to understand and perceive  deeper understandings of the things around you, which is generally why it is known as the Psychics Stone. 

This is why i needed to take it off: i was analysing everyone and everything around me to the point that my head god chaotic. I felt and understood too much, and got too deep into my own head. 

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Sorey and Mikleo from Tales of Zestiria

This time in my larger size! It let me add a lot more detail than the last set, and these eyes really helped pull the whole look together. Which also meant they took even longer than last time. The hair alone took ages. so much hair… I honestly lost count of the layers I did to pull that off.

Want a plush of your own? Contact me for info! I’m willing to make just about anything with a decent reference.

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As a bona fide crazy cat lady it was only so long until I was compelled to make a cute kitty of some kind. I’ve previously made Luna and Artemis dolls in the Pokemon style, but wanted to do something with a bit more of an animal shape. I had a custom order last year for a cat character that gave me the perfect oppurtunity!

Meet Ser Pounce-a-Lot! The original custom order had tiny little armour as well, but this is just the plain ol’ cat version, since it’s a little less time consuming. I also remade Luna and Artemis using the same style, and am thinking about trying out a Jiji next!

This pattern is super simple, though sometimes creating the small tube-like legs and tail can be a bit of a pain. Find the pattern below the cut!

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