Monday, 16 May 2011

Hasfest 2011

Had a brill time at Hasfest, Labyrinth, Burning Man, workshops the lot.  Wish I'd made more Chalices and Smoking Incense Bottles though and things with hares on, I love hares as well don't know why I didn't do more! Knees are a bit achey from too much dancing round the fire though.

Now looking forward to Derbyshire Pagans Lammas Camp.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Wedding Favor Glasses

I was asked to engrave some glasses as Wedding Gifts for six Bridesmaids and the Best Man recently by the Bride To Be, with name, date and choice of animal on, and thank you for being my bridesmaid/bestman. They were all very happy with the glasses and I got lots of 'thank yous' and brilliants, the Bride sent me a message to say 'I cannot actually say how fantastic everything is' which made me feel great, it's lovely when you get compliments about your work even if it makes you blush a bit. If you would like something similar please contact me either by a comment on here or via my web site contact-me

She also asked me to make an Ivy and Oak Headress, alice band style, similar to the one I did for a Handfasting, she was carrying a bouquet with lots of ivy in it and they both went together really well.

The cake they had was fab, it had lots of flowers, toadstools and Mr & Mrs Owl on the top, Mr Owl had a beard to match the Groom's.  The cake was nothing to do with me I just thought it looked great.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Shamanism, Paganism, Rock and Roll or in other words Hasfest 2011

Well it's very close to that time of year again when we drum, dance, shake our stuff and make merry.  Hasfest this year looks to be even better, we've had two years practice now;0)  The first year was a bit ad hoc with 'shall we, yes why not?' thrown together quite quickly and was thoroughly enjoyed.  This year there has more time to worry, no I'm sure it will be great fun, there will be the burning man, fire, drumming, workshops and of course things to buy.  I'll be having a stall there and there promises to be lots of others there too, so if you want things a bit more unusual come down.  Entry is free so why not come and see (see a bit of rhyming). If you want some more info please visit or searching for hasfest on facebook should bring it up too I think.  It takes place at the New Inn, Mansfield Road, Hasland, Chesterfield S41 0JJ mainly on Saturday 14th May, but there is to be some drumming and such like the evening before.

This is some of us a few weeks ago having a tie dye party, getting fabric ready to hang in the marque to make it look less white and boring! It was a fantastic day and my first time at tie dying anything, who'd have thought it, being as how I am and at my age too :0P