Thursday, 7 April 2016

More for the Market

A few more pictures of what we are taking to the Calgary New Age Market on Saturday.

Felted Cauldron and little Succulent (photo by Angelamermaid)

More Tarot Card Decks

Rune Bag

Sage blessing our creativity
Candle holder
Essential Oils Difuser

Sage and sand burning kit

Felted Vintage Sweaters Tarot Bags
Felted Blue Kitty and Felted Goddess Doll


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Seeds and Cards to the market

Ginger is bringing a basket of gardening potential to the Calgary New Age Market from her organic garden in south west Calgary.  These seeds are carefully harvested and kept ready to plant in the spring.    Calendula, Kale, Red Spinach, Marigold, Bee Balm, and Echinacea,

Organic Garden Seeds from Ginger's Garden


I have been sending some of Angelamermaid's postcards for a few years now through PostCrossing.com ,  Here are some that she is bringing to the market.

Angelamermaid postcard

Angelamermaid postcard

Angelamermaid postcard

The Market is this Saturday.  There is just time now for finishing details.  (of which there seem to be many)

Blessings of the Season
~Feather

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Rayne's Emporium: Going to the market

Wooden Ganesha


Here are more items destined for the Calgary New Age Market this weekend.    Rayne has been busy sewing and bundling all kinds of goodies up for our table at the sale.  



Sleeping bags for My Little Ponies (work in progress pic)

Faerie Sleeping Bag (work in progress)

Pamper yourself packs - Dead Sea Salt, Essential Oil, and candle

Wooden Owl Whistle
Meditation Pillow
Frame Drum
Square Meditation Pillow
Handmade Tarot Bag
Faerie Dust and Rayne's special handmade Faerie stepping stones.
Sage and Feathers
Pamper yourself
Medicine Bags
Magic Rune Bags
Essential Oil Diffusers
Dead Sea Salt

There was more but you will have to come to the market to see!


Getting ready for the market

Crescent Moon Collective will have a table in the Calgary New Age Market, April 9th in the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre.   This is a monthly market, and a group of my friends are all putting 'things' onto the table for sale.

We will have such a variety, which will change every month.   

For this month there are postcards, local gardening seeds, (both of which I do not have pictures yet)

I have  focused on wool, knitting and felting.   Here are some initial pictures, to start the ball rolling.   The next few posts will show more.

Goddess Dolls, felted wool dryer balls, Felted Cauldrons with Succulents, Druid bags all hand made by Feather (me)

Knit and felted wool wise owl

Close up of a felted cauldron

A wave from a Goddess Doll


Wool Dryer Balls


Felted Bangles

I have also made tarot bags out of the felted wool sweaters...   more pictures to come.
~ Feather

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Handmade Woven Tapestry

I took a Beginners Tapesrtry 3 day workshop this month, and for the last 2 weeks have been madly trying to finish my sampler.  It is now finished, and temporarily on the wall. I want to find a more suited stick but couldn't wait to share this picture.


The next weaving project is already forming itself in my mind.

Another new thing for us at Crescent Moon Collective is the New Age Market!   Starting next month we will have a table at the Calgary New Age Market.  I will share more information soon on what we will have and where to find us!

That's all for now,
Bright Spring Blessings to all!
~ Feather


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Sometimes a Wild God

Sometimes a Wild God: The book of the poem by Tom Hirons, with illustrations by Rima Staines. Second printing. Lithograph-printed for high quality on 100% recycled paper



I innocently followed a link and read this poem, "Sometimes a Wild Gold" by Tom Hirons, and am really amazed at how easily it moved me to tears. Not sad tears, but something else,  something alive.  Something good.      I am posting the link here to remind me to read it again and again,  and when I can,  to purchase the book.



I hope you enjoy it too.



Feather.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Moonlit Oak Cowl - Yarn and Pattern Promotion with Morning Bright Yarn

I am happy to tell you about a promotion put together by Becky Robbins of Morning Bright Yarn  and myself to get a free copy of the Moonlit Oak Cowl Pattern when you purchase the yarn required to knit it.

Becky is the talented dyer who creates my favourite hand dyed yarn.  I asked her if she could come up with colourways to go with my idea for the Moonlit Oak Cowl.  Of course she dyed up the most amazing, super soft and beautiful yarn.



If you want to make your own Moonlit Oak Cowl, using my favourite yarn order some of the hand dyed  Holistic Merino DK from the Morning Bright Etsy shop , you will even get a  Ravelry Coupon Code for a free copy of the pattern - just mention it in the order notes when you purchase 2 skeins of the Holistic Merino DK.  

Happy Knitting (and shopping)

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Thinking about donations...

The knit-a-thon is coming up soon,  at the end of the month, and here is a post I made about it and my idea of exchanging knitting lessons for $10 donations....  What do you think?



Thinking about donations...




Sunday, 13 December 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015

Knit-A-Thon

Here is something fun to do and a good cause,  actually a couple of good causes.    I have signed up for a knitting event held January 31, 2016.   The timing is good, as the end of January is usually pretty bleak.   It is about the time when I really am tired of winter, and yet there is a lot more winter to come.



The Knit-A-Thon Raises money for a yoga program for kids,  sick kids,  and then the knitted hats, mitts and scarves are donated to street kids.  You can read more about it by following my link below.



Knit-A-Thon - Susan McDonald



I will be looking for donations, and for knitting buddies.   Are you in?



Winter Blessings,

~Feather~

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Narly Knit


Aloha, Hola, Good day, Howdy


-25 C this morning.  Time for the woolies




Simple pattern but I had to backtrack lots.  October had lots to knit together I guess. Good nuff.

Then I moved on to these and they were a blast to create after I hit my groove! 







Not sure if that is a blurry picture or its just my eyes.

Off to shovel the drive



Blessed Be
Beadorh

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Moonlit Oak Cowl Knitting Pattern

Finally, I have come in from the summer forest and settled back down to winter work.  Knitting is so much more fun when it is cold outside.
I have finished editing the Moonlit Oak Cowl pattern and published it on Ravelry.


Moonlit Oak Cowl






I am just finishing a pair of socks for a friend,.. the knitting is finished, just have to weave in the ends!  This is actually becoming a favourite task, as it means everything is finished!   I will post pictures of them next.
Also, I have been studying the tarot!  It is so interesting, with many many facets to examine.

Last week I took a 1 day stained glass class.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.... and   before that, I just finished an 8 week pottery class.    Yep,  have been crafting....

I hope everyone is well, and of course,  HAPPY KNITTING!

~ Feather ~

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Getting my ducks in a row?


For some strange reason a pair of Mallard Ducks have moved into my front yard.   My house is about two blocks from a small neighbourhood lake and it seems this couple of ducks likes to hang out away from the crowd.

They fly away when people walk past on the sidewalk but return later.  I put seeds in the bird feeder but have not noticed the ducks under it. Sparrows, finches, chickadees, blackbirds, woodpeckers, magpies, crows, and pigeons all help themselves to the seeds.

Mallard duck couple in my front yard.

Here is a video filmed through my front window!  


video

It will be interesting to see if the happy quacky couple hang around all summer!

Blessings!
~ Feather ~

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Milkweed and Monarchs

I am sure you have heard that the monarch butterflies need some help. They need milkweed plants. You can read it at http://www.monarchwatch.org/milkweed/ 

Today my milkweed seed kit from Monarch Watch arrived 

Milkweed in seeds from Monarch Watch
Three varieties should hopefully mean success. There is Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed aka Rose Milkweed, and Butterfly Milkweed.  Other varieties are shown here:  Milkweed Index
These perennial  seeds do best if they are cold-stratified for 6 weeks before planting. There are so many different suggested ways of ensuring the seeds germinate. After some  online research  I have decided to "plant" my seeds in between moist paper towels and keep them in the fridge until I can plant them outdoors 
Swamp Milkweed Seeds
So far so good!

Common Milkweed Seeds on moist paper towel


Butterfly Milkweed Seeds

I folded the damp paper towels up with the seeds inside and put them in plastic sandwich bags and then into the fridge.  I will check on the every week. This is supposed to mimic a winter environment.  Maybe I should put them into the freezer!  When 
Ready to go into the fridge for 6 weeks

And until the plants and then hopefully the butterflies arrive I will have to be content with the flying pig!  I will keep you updated over the summer!

Flying Pig
Butterfly Blessings
~ Feather ~