2nd October Fest Blog Hop: Remember the Old

This hop is being hosted by Toltec Jewels of Jewel School Friends. Once again, this blog hop is a chance for me to share some of my favorite non jewelry related things about Autumn. This is the main time of year that I bake and I wanted to make something traditional to the Season, so I found a lovely recipe for Remembrance cookies to celebrate Samhain from Ye Old Witches Brew Magazine. Rosemary is for remembrance and the idea is that you eat these cookies and think about your ancestors. This recipe got great feedback so I will definitely make these again. Feel free to decorate with icing if you like. There is also no reason why you can’t use lavender, sage, or any other herb you like when eating these year round.


Cookie Cutters

Finished Cookies

My friend and I were also supposed to make corn dollies last weekend, but it got postponed until today, so I will post pictures later if people are interested. We’re going to use the instructions published on Michelle’s blog, Muffin Tin Mom. It’s actually amazing what you can make with cereal grains. I found a fascinating website that shows some work of the Guild of Straw Craftsmen that explains what a corn dolly really is. I can promise you, my creation will not look like this! Wow.

1853 corn dolly

In the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The final thing I’d like to share is one of my favorite songs about the Season:

Thank you for stopping by; please visit the other participants.

Toltec Jewels (Rita, Hostess)  www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Caroline                                       http:// Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick-Zenith                     http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Dolores Raml                               http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com/
Karla Morgan                               http://TexasPepperJams.blogspot.com
Susie Harris                                 http://jewelleryjunkie.blogspot.com/
Susan                                          http://libellulajewelry.com
Mischelle                                      http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Billi                                               http://billi-rs-rothove.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson                           http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Jean Yates                                  http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/
Kelly Hosford Patterson               http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer                           http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com
Liz E                                            http://beadcontagion.blogspot.com
Jasvanti Patel                              http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Christie Murrow                           www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Jodie Marshall                             http://marshalljodie.blogspot.com/
Andrea Trank                              http://heavenlanecreations.com/
Dini Bruinsma                              http://angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
Elsie Deliz Fonseca                     http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Pepita                                         www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan                              http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Kathleen                                     http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/
Vera Lynn                                   http://veradesigns.blogspot.com/
Rana Wilson                               http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/
Catherine King                           http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com/
Lily Vincent                                 http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/
Janice Hidey (Janimar)               http://drawingthelinesomewhere.com/
Cory Tompkins                           http://TealwaterDesigns.blogspot.com
Candida Castleberry                  www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
Cynthia Kent Machata                http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache                         http://www.allprettythings.ca
Linda Anderson                          http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Leah Curtis                                 http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)              http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Robin Reed                                 http://willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Tanty Sri Hartanti                        www.tjewellicious.blogspot.com
Lisa Lodge                                  http://gratefulartist.blogspot.com/
Ingrid A.                                      http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/
Judy Turner                                www.silver-rains.blogspot.com
Gina Hockett                               http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com/
Nelly May                                    www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
Tanya McGuire                           http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/
Ahowin                                        http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Sonya Stille                                 http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Pam                                            http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Carol D.                                      http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/
Asri Wahyuningsih                      http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/
Ginger Bishop                             http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Janine                                         http://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
Shaiha Williams                          http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

About windbent

I try to reclaim, reuse and re-love items from our past and make them modern again. I see my jewelry as a fusion of old and new, cross cultural, and spanning time periods. Because I use vintage items within my jewelry, there may be age related signs of love that make them special. Each piece will be unique or made in small batches that are similar, but still different. If I find an item I love and it doesn't want to become jewelry, I give it a new home in another art format.
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8 Responses to 2nd October Fest Blog Hop: Remember the Old

  1. Jen Reno says:

    You’re making me hungry!

  2. Alicia@AllPrettyThings says:

    Beautiful! Love your idea of celebrating with cookies (I never thought to add lavender to cookie dough 🙂 ) ~ I can’t wait to see your husk dolls, I might have to give it a try next year too 🙂

  3. those cookies look yummy …. and rosemary sounds so interesting – I bet they are delicious

  4. Ginger B. says:

    I really like the idea of remembrance cookies. Good luck with your doll. We made corn husk dolls with my son’s class for thanksgiving one year. It took his hands and at least one parent’s for most parts so bring your octopus arms.

  5. Solange says:

    I like corn dollies and I have always wanted to make one, this one is so pretty. Thank you so much I could eat all these cookies so yummy.

  6. craftyd says:

    Your remembrance cookies sound very interesting. Love how your corn husk dolls turned out. I’ve been crafting for a long time but have never tried anything like that. They may be on my TO-Do list.

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