Auntie Arwen, known in the “real world” as Jane T. Sibley, has been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) ever since the first Pennsic held at Coopers’ Lake. Actually, she joined right after Pennsic 5, which was in 1975. She started out selling tag sale items at Pennsic, and then graduated to crystals, tumble stones, crystal balls, and suchlike at science fiction cons as well as at SCA events. This was successful for many years, but when the crystal fad began to die out, she switched over to spice blends. Beginning with twelve blends, over the years the variety has increased to today’s over 300 blends, as well as salts, peppercorns, and more. Arwen’s spices come in glass jars that were chosen for their exceptional sealing capability. Our jars keep blends for well over 1yr, whole spices for grinding last easily 2yrs (and that is just what they say about spices in the plastic jars.)
Yes, this is the
same Jane Sibley who started Changing Times Changing Worlds (with
Tchipakkan and friends) nine years ago. She will be back this year, at
the conference is often found at Hospitality, if not teaching or
attending classes! (It’s SO good to have passed the chair on!) But don’t
worry- Colleen will be holding the fort in the dealers room! Remember
to bring back your spice jars for a discount on your next bottle!
An expert on Runes and Norse magic and folklore, she will be running a Norseworking Healing Circle again this year. And you may be able to find her books in the vendors. When the current book has been finished and the manuscript sent off to the publisher, she will start on the next one, and after
that, yet another one. In between writing books she plans on getting back to another love that has been a part of her family history; painting. Auntie is not bored.
Her on-line store is here since you can’t wait until November:
Auntie Arwen’s Spices
Hey witches- this is where to get long striped stockings! (Ever since the Wizard of Oz movie, “everyone” seems to know that witches wear striped stockings!)
We also have a lovely selection of affordable (fair trade) silver jewelry, as well as hand made necklaces with semi-precious stones. We have hand painted silks, from handkerchief to belly dancing sizes.
Tchipakkan makes ceramic figurines suitable for altars and shrines, votifs and cookie stamps (where else are you going to find a pentagram, an awen, or an irmunsil to stamp on your cookies?), and has cookbooks with recipes for pagan cookies.
There are other incidental items, you never can tell what we’ll have…
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Magic Cat Designs features a mix of hand-made treasures, ranging from jewelry to to hair accessories to sewn items, in styles from quirky to classic. Most will be one-of-a-kind, while others may be few-of-a-kind. Whatever it is, it will have been made with joy in the Magic of creating something special and beautiful.
How did the name come about?
For several years, Lois wrote articles and sold items under the name of Sew Magical. (She still uses that name at conferences and conventions) When she joined forces with a friend who made beautiful aprons and pieced lap quilts, they wanted to have a new name reflecting both halves of the business. Since her friend’s nickname was Kat, Magic Cat was the obvious result. Although Kat is no longer part of the business, the name remains the same.
What makes Magic Cat special?
Everything sold is hand-made by the owner. Nothing is mass-produced. Each item is created individually, with care and concern for quality.
What about unusual things?
Yup, those too. Items made in the past have included braided wire and bead circlets, folding coronets (for SCA or cosplay ) and minister’s stoles, customized for differing religious/spiritual paths.
You can find Magic Cat Designs online at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/magiccatdesigns. or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Back again this year- Luna Hacker will be reading Tarot (as well as teaching workshops).
Luna Jean runs Heathermoon Enchantments, and as well as doing Tarot & Bone Readings, will bring a sampling of items from her shop including tarot cards, Incense, Smudge, hand-crafted jewelry etc.
Heathermoon Enchantments is a home-based Witchcraft and Conjure Service business. She’s been a practicing Witch for over 20 years, and resides in the picturesque Hudson Valley, NY.
Heathermoon Enchantments offers
Authentic Magickal Wares include such items as hand-crafted Conjure
Oils, Candles, Mojos, Amulets, Smudge Kits, Magickal & Reiki
charged Bath Salts and Ritual Waters; as well as high quality Herbs
& Curios, to name just a few.
Luna Makes Enchanted Jewelry such as Earrings & Bracelets that make great gifts. All these items created by Luna are made during the correct moon phase and
are charged in love and light in Sacred Ritual Space.
Check out her website and call to make sure that she’ll be bringing the stuff you are hoping to see! www.heathermoonenchantments.com
Looking for other services or have special needs? Just ask!
You don’t have to wait until November! Luna is a gifted professional psychic who offers Intuitive and Spiritual Psychic readings over the phone, Skype, and in person. She has regular clients from all walks of life who reside all over the world. All readings are kept confidential.
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