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Samhain 2019 – New Year, New Beginnings

Samhain 2019 – New Year, New Beginnings

Happy Halloween! Or Samhain as it's known in my world. Pronounced Sow-en, Samhain is Gaelic for “Summer’s End” and marks a full turn on The Wheel of the Year. If you're looking for a simple ritual to celebrate, head on over to this post. While I get excited for...

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Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin

Victorian Gothic Glam Pumpkin

As you’ll no doubt be painfully aware by now, my style is somewhat eclectic. But if I was to lean towards one particular aesthetic, especially for Halloween, it would have to be moody Gothic. And what better way to celebrate the season than with a Victorian Gothic...

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Beltane, Walpurgisnacht and the Second Halloween

Beltane, Walpurgisnacht and the Second Halloween

It’s Bank Holiday season, yay! And hot on the heels of Easter and its unusually glorious weather is Beltane. Also known as May Day, Beltane is a Celtic Fire Festival that falls on 1st May. It heralds the beginning of summer and honours the joining of the Goddess and...

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Mixed Media Eggs for Easter and Beyond

Mixed Media Eggs for Easter and Beyond

The skies are blue and the sun is shining. Surely it can’t possibly be a Bank Holiday? And yet, here it is. Easter has arrived and to celebrate, I’ve made a couple of Mixed Media Eggs to add to my growing collection. Why is Easter late this year? Making it to the...

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Mother’s Day Mixed Media Canvas

Mother’s Day Mixed Media Canvas

In many countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May but here in the UK, Mother’s Day falls in March which this year, is next weekend. However, like many extraneous seasonal events, I won’t be celebrating. Although this time, it’s not because I...

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Sowing Seeds for Ostara

Sowing Seeds for Ostara

Next week sees one of the most exciting times of the year. Spring! The arrival of the Spring Equinox on 20 March sees night and day equal once more and the air alive with all the promise of the year to come.  Apologies to my friends in the Southern Hemisphere who are...

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My Gothic Valentine

My Gothic Valentine

I’m so busy having fun with new projects at the moment, I doubt I’ll find time to create a Valentine mantel this year. But I have made a couple of LOVEly new pieces to inspire you to decorate for the annual day of lurve and beyond. And I’ve gone a bit Gothic. To look...

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DIY Chinese New Year Decorations with FREE downloads

DIY Chinese New Year Decorations with FREE downloads

As you may have gathered by now, I‘m rather partial to a seasonal event. Halloween may be my number 1 (even if the rest of the UK is still playing catch-up!), but whether it’s balls for Burns or dragon eggs for St George, I just love me a national celebration. Any...

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New Year, New Makes

New Year, New Makes

Hooroo! And Happy New Year!  OK, we may already be well into 2019, but with Imbolc just around the corner, it feels like newness is still in the air. All that promise of new beginnings has me excited about this year in a way I haven’t felt in a very long time and...

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Hallowmas AKA Halloween meets Christmas 2018

Hallowmas AKA Halloween meets Christmas 2018

Putting away Halloween this year was an epic task. Not for me, you understand, but Beloved was aching for a week after rearranging the attic to accommodate all those boxes and then lugging them into the loft. It’s also worth mentioning that he packed every single one...

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DIY Jewelled Skull Baubles and a Simple Festive Skull Wreath

DIY Jewelled Skull Baubles and a Simple Festive Skull Wreath

I was a bit late getting my festive shit together this year, but I couldn’t let Yuletide pass by without a little make or seven and I’m really pleased with the way these Skull Christmas decorations turned out. Here at OneandSeventy, Skulls really are for life and with...

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Blingtastic Bauble: DIY Jewelled Christmas Ornament

Blingtastic Bauble: DIY Jewelled Christmas Ornament

Halloween may be my Christmas but for what seems like the rest of the world, Christmas is… well, at Christmas. And if you can’t have a bit of bling at Christmas, when can you? This jewelled Christmas ornament is most definitely blingtastic and I think it adds just the...

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Simple DIY Yule Log

Simple DIY Yule Log

Silly Season has arrived (how did that happen?!) and all around us, the frantic race to the C-word is in full swing. But if you’re looking for a rather more gentle way to celebrate, then a simple DIY Yule Log might be right up your alley. You don’t have to be a witch...

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The Witch at OneandSeventy’s Halloween Home 2018

The Witch at OneandSeventy’s Halloween Home 2018

***UPDATE*** There's now a 2018 Home Tour Video on YouTube. Scroll down to the end for the link. This is it. The Big One! The moment I get to take you on a tour of The Witch at OneandSeventy’s Halloween Home 2018. After 12 months of plotting and planning, countless...

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Mabon and a Halloween Harvest

Mabon and a Halloween Harvest

Well, Hello autumn! And didn’t you blow in like a couple of angry banshees on broomsticks? After this year’s record-breaking dry spell, it seems Ali and Bronagh (pronounced Bro-Na, as in mow-na) sure are keen to ensure we get ALL the rain we missed during the long hot...

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Lammas Pumpkin Toast and Bat Butter

Lammas Pumpkin Toast and Bat Butter

Can you believe it’s August on Wednesday? This year is whizzing past faster than a witch on her broomstick! As we greet the last month of summer (sad, but true), we also celebrate the next turn of The Wheel. When I was thinking about crafty ways to celebrate...

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It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus

Source Beloved and I aren’t the only ones celebrating a silver anniversary this year. On July 16th, Hocus Pocus will be 25 years old. Can you believe that? OK, it’s not quite the 300th anniversary (325th if we’re being picky) of the Sanderson Sisters' demise and...

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All change for Summer Solstice

All change for Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice! Today marks the mid-point of 2018. Can you believe we’re halfway through the year already? Just as today’s turn of the yearly wheel brings change to our world, I’m making a few directional changes of my own. If you’re an email subscriber, you...

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