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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

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I Conjure Thee — The Witching Hour


mynewbookI Conjure Thee …The Witching Hour
by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2017

I stood staring at my altar in my dining room.  The first lacy fingers of autumn encircling me with Her cool touch.  The trees beyond the window whispered like the feathery sound of your palms when you rub them gently together to raise energy for a spell.  I took a deep breath.
Pleasant.
Fragrant.

I sighed.

High noon; but, the house was cloaked in inner twilight. Summer’s end in the woods, where chilly, dark shadows are punctuated with brilliant pools of just-warm-sunlight.  Not a bad thing.

I stared at my familiar tools.  My rattle.  My bell.  Sweet-apple incense smoke tickled the stillness.

I had no idea what to say.

I  watched the flame of my celebratory, golden beeswax candle spit and sparkle as I passed a bit of Crown of Success powder over its vacillating tongue.

I gazed at my newest book, propped between my Lord and Lady candles.  My first copy arrived today.  Eight years it took to write.  Eight years of research.  Eight years of life.  Eight years of experience – Success, Failure, Learning, Death, Knowledge, Birth, Courage, Heartbreak and Joy.

Complete.

For now.

Eight – a number signifying mastery and accomplishment.

But, only the beginning.

I thought of all the people who supported me through those eight years.  From their love now springs help for others.  You will never know them.  Not see them.  But, they are ghosts – happy spirits that haunt every page – that said, “Never give up.  Never give in.  You can do this.”

And I did.

I thought of all the people who would read the book.  I asked that each individual that opened the cover be given what they need.  That the Web of the Wyrrd provides love, good fortune, and success for those who accepted that energy.  I watched in my mind as silver strings of light shot out from my altar and into the universe…

I found my voice.

“If the people fear,” I said, “may they receive courage.  If the reader encounters illness, may they embrace healing.  If they are lonely, may they see the full realization that we are only lost to ourselves – that we are never truly alone.  If they are in danger, may they be given protection.  As I breathe and speak the words of power may each soul experience the love and compassion they need.  May the Web of the Wyrrd be turned in accordance with my wish and my will!”

So be it.

Silver’s newest book can be purchased through Llewellyn World Wide, Amazon.com or your favorite magickal book retailer/occult shoppe.  For handcrafted items and downloadable information from Silver…

visit http://www.whispermagick.com