Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Swedish Easter Witch and Glad Pask

Thanks to my Aunt and ancestry.com I found out that my Great Great Great Grandfather is Swedish. I'm always interested in family traditions and folklore so I thought I check out Swedish Easter traditions.Well looky what I found! Easter Witches!
According to Swedish folklore during the Witch trials of the 1600's it is said that on the Thursday before Easter Witches would fly to the Blue Mountain(Blakulla) and dance with the Devil.
They would fly back on Easter Sunday. Children/girls then started dressing up as Witches and wishing Glad Pask(Happy Easter). They would go door to door and get rewards such as treats and money.
Here are some wonderful vintage postcards featuring Easter Witches.
I am looking forward to exploring more about my Swedish heritage.
Wishing you all a Glad Pask/ Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blame it on Pinterest and Chalk Paint

Hi all! I admit it I am addicted to pinterest! Some of you may also have this affliction.
I have taken my problem to the next level and I am trying some of these projects I have found.

Here's one I love! Chalk paint! Took 1/2 cup plaster of paris, 1/2 cup hot water and 1 1/2 cups opps paint.
Easy to work with doesn't drip and no pre sanding or stripping required. Very easy to distress. I used gel stain to finish.
So I haven't been creating much but I did finish these pumpkins. I posted them on Facebook but not here.
So I blame my lack of posting on Pinterest but in a good way! Back soon unless I drown in chalk paint!