Lucky Black Cat Free Pattern


by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2018

blackcatintro2Dreaming Animal Series — Lucky Black Cat

My favorite time of year is on the horizon, and I’ve been filling my WhisperMagick store with all sorts of handcrafted Halloween/Samhain items!  Each day I celebrate the amazing energy of creativity, writing, stitching, designing poppets, spirit animals, and other magickal projects.  I thought you might like to join me by jumping into summer’s end with this easy to make Lucky Black Cat that can be used as a bookmark, hanging sachet talisman, or added as a decoration to a homemade Halloween wreath.  I’m sure you will come up with numerous ideas on how to use this cute little cat! 

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If you are having problems copying my pattern you can visit my store at https://www.whispermagick.com where for fifty cents, you can download the pattern.  I will also make previous patterns offered available there as well.

To make my dreaming animals and birds you will need:

A good pair of sharp scissors
Felt or Fabric
Perle Embroidery Thread (which is a little thicker than standard floss)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue (if you choose to make this a quick project out of felt).
Objects to put in the belly of the cat (good fortune petition, sigil, crystal, herbs, etc.)
A tiny bit of polystuffing (optional)

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I normally affix all pieces on the front of the cat along with any extra embellishments before I glue or stitch the front of the cat to the back.  I make the iris of the eyes by sewing several strands of perle embroidery thread across the felt eyeball.  This pattern is great for kids and they adore creating paper petitions of love and healing to put inside the kitty’s belly so that their feline friend carries good thoughts.  Don’t want your cat to be black?  No worries make a pink or purple one, or add stripes, and polka-dots!  It is your magick cat after all!

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You can choose to cut body and tail as one piece, or you can cut them separately.  The photo above shows the one piece option.  I used quick stitching to delineate the body from the tail.

You can design your own Lucky Black Cat herbal formula or use our pre-made mix available in my WhisperMagick store.

luckyblackcatWe currently have 15 different herbal blends for your enchanting project needs, including SpiritNight (for Halloween/Samhain), Spiritual Cleansing, Prosperity, Protection and more!  These mixes are hand blended and blessed over our outdoor ritual fire.   If you would like to create your own formula — here is a great recipe for good fortune, taking risks, and embracing success!

Lucky Black Cat Formula
Chamomile
Bay Leaves
Patchouli
Sesame Seeds
Allspice
Nutmeg
Ginger
Honey (melt 9 drops of honey in 1/4 warm water, allow to cool, spray sweet water on herbal blend).

Once the blend is dry, use a small amount inside the cat, in sachets, dream pillows, etc.  You can also grind the blend into a magickal powder.

Like this formula?  You can find additional recipes in my recent book — The Witching Hour — also available in my store, at your favorite magickal shop, bookstore, or Amazon.

artfulbookpicI hope you enjoyed this month’s Spirit Animal project!  May love and joy surround you always!
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace within!
So be it!

Silver

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How to make Abundance Piggy Free Pattern


by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2018

cornpiggiesCelebrate Harvest Fun with this adorable, easy to make abundance Piggy! I used the same body pattern as with the crow, then added a nose, ears, and hooves to create these whimsical piggies, perfect for harvest decoration (or anyone who simply adores cute pigs!).  In Celtic tradition, the pig symbolizes bravery, fertility, heroism, courage, and valor.   Other associations include luck, financial gain, good fortune, abundance, successful harvest and more.

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Basic supplies for this project include:

3 color variations of pink felt
White and Pink Perle Embroidery Thread (Optional)
Black Felt
Dowel rod (12 inches) bamboo skewer
Glue (I used a glue gun)
Pink pipe cleaner for tail
Scissors
Embellishments (ribbon, yarn, tulle, pieces of flower from the Dollar Store, faux gems)

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Instructions

Cut out all the pieces from your felt.  Feel free to make adjustments to give your pig its unique character.  Lengthen or shorten the nose, switch up the eyes, or adjust the size of the hooves.  I  decorate the front of the pig with the eyes, nose pieces, and hooves before gluing the body together.  I add stitching to the ears and nose for a more finished look.  The mouth can be a half circle or triangle shape with one stitch.  To make the pig look neat from the back, I glue the ears together and affix them to the front piece of the body before gluing the back piece to the front.  I also glue the stick and the tail onto the inside back piece before laying the front on top.

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The trick to both the pig and the crow (see the previous post)  is to take your time, gluing slowly from the top of the pig down toward the stick.  I don’t use a lot of stuffing, just enough to keep the stick from showing through the front of the pig.  You don’t have to add the stick if you don’t want to.  I just found it a unique way to display my magickal felt creatures.  Complete your piggy by adding an abundance petition, a small gemstone,  and herbs of your choice to enhance the good fortune energy of your work before gluing completely closed.

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My formula for the Abundance Piggy:  Cinquefoil, Poppy, Chamomile, Clove, Holy Basil, Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger, and Safflower Petals  

enchantedappleYou can mix your own herbals, or choose from several blends in my WhisperMagick store.  To empower and activate my piggies, I used my new Enchanted Apple Soy Tea Candles.  Choose whatever type of candle and fragrance that speaks to your desires.

BabypiggysmallOnce my piggies are together, I finish the decorating process with embellishments, such as ribbon, yarn, faux gems, glitter tulle, spanish moss, and artificial flowers.  Use your imagination to design your unique piggy!

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Don’t have time to make your own piggy?  I have several available in my WhisperMagick store.  This offering comes with the Abundance Herbal Mix, four soy Enchanted Apple Tea Candles, cotton conjuring bag, and a rough quartz crystal

I hope you enjoy creating your Abundance Piggy!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace within!
Silver RavenWolf