Wednesday, 14 April 2021

The Witch of Berkeley


The witch of Berkeley 

The Witch of Berkeley is a medieval English legend describing a Berkeley woman who sold her soul to the Devil for wealth. After being alerted to her encroaching demise by an omen from her pet jackdaw, she leaves instructions with her children on how to safeguard her spirit after death. From Wikipedia

Please visit Anna Bridgland's youtube to hear the tale. 

The Witch of Berkeley

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Friday, 2 April 2021

Happy Easter, happy Ostara

 

 
 HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE! 
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Thursday, 25 March 2021

The White Hart in the enchanted wood by Kat Hazelton.

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The White Hart in the enchanted wood! 

My new blog article as guest designer for Calico Craft Parts. 

 


Learn how I made this Enchanted scene at Calico Craft Parts blog page.  Please visit this blog link. 

https://calicocraftparts.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-white-hart-in-enchanted-wood-by-kat-Hazelton

Also check out my other tutorial 'Time for Tea' 
https://calicocraftparts.blogspot.com/2021/03/time-for-tea-by-kat-hazelton

Please leave nice comments as they may ask me to contribute again in the future! Fingers crossed! 
I want to also say thank you again to Calico Craft parts for asking me to feature as guest designer for March it  was a great honour and I really enjoyed doing it. 
 



As for further 'Kat' tutorials don't worry I have some smashing Witchy poo projects coming up which I will be featuring here on my own blog soon. Plus thanks to possible lockdowns easing off more adventures around the UK on my witchy and folklore history tales. 
Also please do find me on Instagram under kat.hazelton for my mini tutorials and general chatter. 


Example of my instagram min craft tutorials 


Friday, 19 March 2021

πŸ‘€Sneaky peep!πŸ‘€

 πŸ‘€Sneaky peep!πŸ‘€





I have been busy working on my second mixed media creation for guest designer spot for Calico Craft Parts blog! I hope you all like it?!πŸ˜‰ Not long to go! 25th of March all will be revealed! 😊


Please visit Calico Craft Parts blog 

https://calicocraftparts.blogspot.com


Just want to take this opportunity to thank Calico Craft Parts for asking me to guest design this month and for everyone who has sent great feedback thank you. Much appreciated! Really does mean a lot to get encouragement and kind words are always welcome! πŸ˜‰XxX

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

The Magic of Yarrow


I am creating a small wild flower bed in my garden to help the bees and butterflies. Whilst I was planting them I noticed in the packet of seeds that it contained Yarrow. This is a plant I regularly used to see growing along country roads as a child. Sometimes if I am lucky I still do see it on my walks though sadly not as abundant. 
 Yarrow is mentioned a lot in folklore and is especially connected with witches and Witchcraft being often known as 'Devils plaything' amongst other interesting names. Often used in rituals involving love, courage or healing.

I found some really interesting websites about Yarrow which delve into more details. Please visit them to see more on this interesting often overlooked plant. 






 

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Guest designer for Calico Craft Parts! Yes it's me!

Well this posting is little departure from the normal Witchy things I normally post on my blog but I know a lot of you also follow my crafting and might be interested in knowing that this month I am featuring on Calico craft parts as guest designer! I am both delighted and honoured to have been asked. 

So please visit their blog as I shall be featuring on the 11th and the 25th March 2021. And even though the subjects are not Witchy they do have my usual Kat twist!!!!! 🀣 

My first posting is how I created this mixed media Alice in Wonderland tea pot! 

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http://calicocraftparts.blogspot.com


Wednesday, 3 March 2021

How to make a simple Pentagram pendant.

 

Simple Magical Pentagram Pendant.

To make this pendant I painted a flat mdf bauble black. I used Culture Hustle Black 3. 0 The world's blackest black acrylic paint! Once dry I painted on sparkily glitter glue and again left it to dry. I cut the pentagram shape from black foam using a die cutter. I glued the pentagram onto the bauble with a little tacky glue. Then to finish off I added a little sparkling gem.

Now you can either add ribbon, string to hang it up or add a split ring and wear it on a chain.😊

Mdf bauble came from Calico Craft Parts, glitter glue from Hobbycraft. Die cut came from Ebay.


http://www.calicocraftparts.co.uk/

https://culturehustle.com

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Pancake Day witchy blues.


From the fabulous children's *book 'Old Black Witch' by Wende and Harry Devlin.

*children of all ages including those in her 40's!! Lol! 



Monday, 15 February 2021

Select Cases of Conscience touching Witches and Witchcraft by John Gaule

Whilst doing a bit of research on line came across this fab digital copy of the select Cases of Conscience Touching Witches and Witchcraft by John Gaule. 

Though John Gaule was not, in modern terms, a fan of witches and Witchcraft he was publicly very sceptical of 'The Witchfinder General' Matthew Hopkins. Especially and his methods of swimming witches!  John Gaule's book and public speaking helped to turn the tide against Matthew Hopkins and the dreadful persecution of witches. 


Please visit the website link below to see the full book. πŸ“–









https://archive.org/details/JohnGauleSermonOnWitches/page/n228/mode/2up 

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Valentine's Day love spells

It's Valentine's Day today, love and Romance is in the air and of course for thousand of years people have gone to witches and magical mystics for help in all love matters. So just for fun here are some love potions and links to interesting articles on witchcraft and love! I cannot guarantee they will work but it's fun to try! And remember you don't need to have a husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend to celebrate today. Valentine's day is about love, being in love and showing kindness and love to others.

Please note websites may not be suitable reading material for children. Please visit and inform your own opinion and judgement first. 






https://www.goodwitchkitchen.net/self-love-potion/


https://www.mediamatic.net/en/page/232619/love-spell-magic-bottle-and-ballistic-firepower


Monday, 1 February 2021

Brigid’s Cross

Imbolc or Imbolg is also known as Brigid's Day. A Gaelic festival marking the beginning of Springtime. On the first of February it is about halfway between Winter Solstice and Equinox. 

One traditions for on the 1st of February is to make a Brigid’s Cross. These were made from rushes and hung in homes and stables to protect families and their livestock.

    Brigid’s Cross by Jane Haselden

If you fancy having a go at making your own Brigid’s Cross please visit Jane Haselden blog for a fabulous step by step tutorial. Jane a craft maker in The Orkney's makes a lot of different handcrafted creations using locally grown plants and using historical crafting techniques. Please check out her shop for special handcrafted items

https://fiveinthenest.com/blog/

Interested in the history of Brigid’s Cross then please visit these links. 

https://www.celticstudio.com/

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/symbolism-of-brigids-cross/amp/

May day Beltane blessings to you all