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Happy Imbolc everyone! This post focuses on a fabulous inexpensive holiday to warm and relax the soul.

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All my Imbolk goodies.

I am on my way to celebrate with some friends, but before I go I wanted to share some simple crafts and cheap recipes for the holiday.  First my Brigid Dolls.

Small Brigid Dolls

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Materials

  • 3 Eucalyptus branches
  • 3 Rosemary branches
  • 25 Sprigs Lavender
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 6 Pieces of White Cloth 12″ by 6″
  • 6 lengths of red cord
  • 6 lengths of black cord

Directions

  1. Make a small pile in the middle of each cloth of salt and torn off Eucalyptus leaves. Then tie it around the wad like this:dolly step 1
  2. Next shove long sprigs of rosemary into the head so the leaves point down:
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  3. Place  sprigs of lavender Crosswise at the knot tie a red cord underneath.
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  4. Float your tiny doll in a bath tub and come out smelling fabulous, or do like I did and give them to friends who could not make it to the large event.

    Large Brigid Doll

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    Materials

    • 3 Eucalyptus branches
    • 3 Rosemary branches
    • 25 Sprigs Lavender
    • An old white sheet
    • 2 scarves for decoration
    • 2 star Anise

    Directions

    1.  Cut a third of your sheet off Set the large piece aside. Wrap all herbs except anise in it like a burrito. Tie tightly in the middle.

    2. Pick the side that is larger and rounder. This is the head.

    3. Fold the large part of the sheet into a triangle. Tie it to the head to make a body.

    4. Decorate with Scarves. Sew on Anise for eyes.  Enjoy the best smelling doll ever. Just like the small dolls she can be used to make a bath smell amazing.

    Now that the crafts are done who would like some soup?

    Impossibly Easy Cream of Potato Soup

    Recipe from a victory cookbook

    (I know I usually do vegan, but the holiday is pretty heavily focused on milk. Try an unsweetened soy, it will likely work.)

    Ingredients

    • 6 potatoes, scrubbed and chopped
    • 1 can evaporated milk
    • 2 tbsp salt
    • 2 tablespoon pepper
    • 1 onion
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • Any other random leftovers/wilting vegetables you have/need to get rid of.
    • 2 quarts tap water

    Directions

    1.  Boil potatoes in two quarts water until soft. Drain half of water

    2. Add all other ingredients. Simmer until everything cooked.

    3. Mash with potato masher until even in consistency.

    4. Serve or freeze.

    Finally before our nice bath how about some tea?

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    Ingredients

    • Raspberry Leaf
    • Green tea
    • Jasmine flower
    • Lavender
    • Chamomile

    Directions

    I chose these ingredients to symbolize specific aspects of the triple goddess as well as honor the spirit of the holiday. Jasmine for the maiden, Raspberry leaf for the Mother and green tea for the Crone. Lavender for purity and Chamomile for calming.

    Symbolism aside this is a tasty tea blend. Mix to taste. Pop into a french press and savor small cups piping hot.

    Other Pictures

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    Love the colors in this

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    So what is this holiday?

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    The whitest alter

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    A basket of goodies for grandmother moon

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    God and Goddess cups for the holiday.

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