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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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Bluebird of Happiness Free Pattern by Silver RavenWolf


bluebirdofhappiness2Bluebird of Happiness – Dreaming Bird Series

By Silver RavenWolf

Happiness, pleasure, delight — these amazing birds of super blue carry the spirit of grace and joy where ever they go!  Prosperity, good health, personal fulfillment and the gift of beauty and appreciation are all a part of the Bluebird’s spiritual pattern.  To see or dream of this bird in any form indicates that all these wonderful energies are on their way to you!  Placing the Bluebird image in your home in the East window at dawn on a waxing moon sets the stage to bring good fortune and happiness your way and encourages those energies to continuously flow into the family unit.  Give your Bluebird of Happiness an offering of birdseed and water on the first day of each month to encourage you to remember to be appreciative of nature’s beauty!

February’s Dreaming Bird embellishment choices draw in the joy and whimsy of creation!

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Feel free to add brightly colored feathers, glittery sequins, and shiny beads to your Bluebird of Happiness!

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Construction Supplies

For this month’s project I used the following supplies:

Various colors of blue felt
Perle Embroidery Thread
Needles – one for embroidery and one for beading
Sequins
Glass Beads
Colored Feathers
Sharp Scissors
Freezer Paper – to transfer your pattern easily to the felt – trace the pattern on the non-wax side of the paper.  Cut out the pattern from the freezer paper.  Use a warm iron to lightly affix the wax side of the pattern to the felt.  Cut your shape out of the felt with sharp scissors.
Glue Gun
A small amount of polyester or all cotton stuffing
Bamboo skewer – if you want to add your dreaming bird to a potted plant
Pipe cleaner – wrapped around the bamboo skewer to make the leg

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Magickal Items to Stuff Inside the Bird – I chose gemstones and herbs that have a general correspondence to family happiness, wishes, and good fortune for the household.

Blue Lace Agate gemstones – for laughter and happiness
A shiny penny (for good fortune)

Herbal Mix Includes:
Blue Lotus Petals
Basil
Buckthorn
Hawthorne
Linden
Chamomile
Orange Peels
Sunflower Seeds
Dandelion Root
Your Good Fortune Petition – I drew mine on a small, circular piece of paper that I stuffed inside the bird.

You can put this herbal mix together yourself or you can purchase the BlueBird of Happiness Herbal offering in my store at http://www.whispermagick.com.  Your herbs are sold with colorful cardstock label, a cotton conjuring bag and 4 BlueBird of Happiness soy candles.

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Would you like a different magickal formula?  You might enjoy my new book, The Witching Hour! available at Llewellyn World Wide, Amazon, or your favorite magickal shoppe!

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Here is the pattern for BlueBird of Happiness!

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Remember to cut two of each bird pattern piece.  If you don’t want the beak separate, just extend your pattern.

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I stitched the lines on the tail first to hold the two tail pieces together, then glued the tail as one piece onto the inside of one of the body pieces.  When I put dolls and spirit animals together I always contemplate the easiest way to put all the pieces together — sort of like a 3-D puzzle!

To keep the wings aligned on both sides of the bird I cut the wing out of the body pattern.  This way, I just pin the wing over the hole and remove the pattern.

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BlueBird of Happiness will make a great Valentine’s Day gift in itself, or use as an embellishment on a present for a special loved one.

I hope you enjoyed February’s Dreaming Bird!  Next month?  Crow/Raven!

In service

Silver