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

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Baby Crow Free Pattern Find Your Muse


by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2018

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Baby Crow can be made easily from felt in a very short time, making this project a super fun activity for children!  I structured a simple, versatile design so that you can create baby crows for quilting applique, primitive cloth (add ¼ inch seam allowance) stuffed animal/ornie, felt, or paper crafts.  The Baby Crow (Marmalade she calls herself) shown in these instructions was created out of felt.

Supplies for Felt Project–
Black Felt
Yellow Felt
White Felt
Black Pipe Cleaner (optional)
Wooden Skewer (found in the grocery store)
Raffia (optional)
Orange Perle Embroidery Thread (optional)
Polyester or Natural Cotton stuffing (you can even use cotton balls)
Embellishments (you choose – optional)

Tools for Felt Project-
Scissors
Glue Gun
Tweezers or Clamps (optional)

Magickal Formula
Rosemary Herb
Lemongrass Herb
Ginkgo Biloba
Gotu Kola
Peppermint
Ashwagandha
3 Pumpkin Seeds
3 copper pieces or pennies

babycrowsmallStep One:  Re-size pattern to your liking.  You may like to have a BIG baby crow, or a little one.  You choose!  Cut out pattern from paper.  Place pieces on felt and cut out all parts of the bird.  The pattern tell you how many you will need of each piece.

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Step Two:  Glue eyes and beak onto front bird body.  Glue stick (if you will be using one) and pipe cleaner to inside of second piece.  Gluing these items now saves hassle later.

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Step Three:  Gather the magickal supplies you will use to include in the body of the bird.  You may wish to add a special crystal, a lock of your hair, or dirt from a prosperous place that supports your creative gifts.  The formula given here is only a suggestion — you may wish to choose a different blend entirely.  For example, your baby bird can represent good fortune, healing… whatever you desire.  I also stitched around the beak with orange thread to give the bird a bit more personality.

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The formula shown here was specifically designed for calling in the powers of your muse!

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Step Four — I gathered together all my magickal ingredients and placed them in a small muslin pouch.  I also added a paper sigil for awakening the muse within, or you may simply like to write a blessing on a small piece of paper and insert your heartfelt words into the baby crow.

Step Five — Begin gluing the front to the back of the bird, about an inch at a time, adding the poly stuffing in small bits as you go.  The intent is to have enough padding under the face of the bird so that the stick doesn’t show and give the bird a bit of a dimensional feel.  Once the bird has cooled, simply fold the wings and affix with glue to either side.  If you want the wings to stick out a bit, just glue the top portion of the wings to the body, wrapping the wings from back to front.

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Step Six:  Finish the bird by adding your own unique embellishments!  If you don’t want to use the stick for display purposes, you can glue or stitch dangling legs made of beads, or black cord with small blocks tied to the bottom for feet.  Use your imagination to make the coolest Baby Crow ever!

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I hope you enjoy making Baby Crow.  Be sure to visit my shop https://www.whispermagick.com for a great selection on soy candles.  You can also fine me on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter!