Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day 2013

Once again I had the honor of attending the Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day Celebration which was held on September 29.  I always share a booth with my Mom, Sharon of Touch of the Goddess.  This year’s theme was Harvest Fae and the organizers encourage vendors to dress in costume and decorate their booths.  We decided this year to completely change the look of our booth and I’m so glad that we did.  We started shopping and gathering supplies in May!  We wanted the booth to look like a faery-gypsy caravan.  I’m so pleased with the way every thing came together.  Take a look!

All set up and ready to go!

I always do a “test run” of my table to make sure that I have everything and also to save time during the day of the event.  So these close up shots were taken a few days before the event. 

My table cloth started with purple shimmery fabric from JoAnns followed by a velvet throw with fringe that I had purchased several years ago from Hobby Lobby.  The picture frames, collector’s box, and chalk board I found at hobby lobby as well.  {Thank goodness for sales and coupons!!}

I filled the collector’s box with all the wonderful things I thought a faery would collect during their worldly travels…keys, citrine stones, sea shells, sparkly bits, tobacco {for blessings…this is a pagan event}, feathers, moss, little birds, old photos, and rose quartz.  I found the cute little chalkboard signs at an antique store and the fortune teller card I purchased from A Fanciful Twist.  And of course I couldn’t forget to add my business cards from

I just love the cute door knob card holder I made.  I started with a glass door knob from Hobby Lobby and added brass wire and a bit of glitter.  The spools of velvet ribbon and the metal crown came from an antique store.

I upholstered 12×12 picture frames to use as my pendulum displays.  Just remove the glass and add a little batting and fabric.

Now on to my costume!!  I decided that I didn’t want to go as a faery, I wanted to go as a faun.

The oxblood jacket is vintage velvet.  {I plan to wear this jacket all fall…I just love it!}  The scarf I found at World Market and the vest on ebay.  I purchased the faun horns from Voodoo Soap and Beads.  Everything else I had in my closet.  I made my Pendulum Maker badge with resin paper and other ephemera. 

{Couldn’t resist adding a photo of me “mugging” my dog, Logan…}

I had such a wonderful time at this event…talking with friends, meeting new people, and sharing a wonderful autumn day with our pagan community.  Can’t wait for next year!

Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day

Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day Celebration on September 30th!  
Come check out our newest creations!
 This year’s theme is Harvest Fantasy.  Join us as we celebrate Autumn!
Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day
September 30, 2012
9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Bataan Park
(Lomas & Carlisle)
More info HERE
We had such a great time at last years event.  
Hope to see you there!
Pagan Pride Day 2011
 ~ Jessica


A few weekends ago the Mr. and I attended the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair.  We couldn’t go with out an entourage so my Mom and my friend Kate joined us.  My poor hubby was stuck with three loud, opinionated women…oy vey!  He coped by eating something from every food vendor there!  While he was busy eating we were watching…
…Belly dancers from Pomegranate Studios
…Roark Barron perform on his Electric Harp
…and enjoying the scenery at El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Me and Kate (I’m on the left.)
 …Oh and did I mention we like to attend properly attired.
We had a great time and can’t wait for next year!  Well maybe the Mr. can! 

Absinthe Faery

Ah summer!  The smell of fresh cut grass, the sound of cicadas in the trees and the start of Faire Season.  If you have never been to a renaissance faire or feary festival you are missing out on some wonderful summer fun.  These events are even better if you attend in costume.  Not sure where to start…here is some inspiration!

{Absinthe Faery}
sandals { Sorala }

Now get out there and have some summer fun!!

Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

This weekend was the annual Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival.  My friend Kate has two Scotty dogs that were part of the Celtic Dog Exhibit, which got us both in for FREE!  We had a great time talking with everyone, untangling dog leashes, and getting rather sunburnt!

Celtic Festival 2011
The Pipe Bands play “Amazing Grace”

Who can resist bagpipes…get’s my Irish blood stirring!!

Celtic Festival 2011
Coleman Academy of Irish Step Dance
And the step dancing had my toes tapping!  Maybe I will take a lesson.
Celtic Festival 2011
This is one of Kate’s Scotties. His name is Kegan and he is a total goofball. Ula was too camera shy.

Celtic Festival 2011
New Celtic Ring
I got a fantastic deal on this Blue Topaz Celtic Ring. Kate bought an Amethyst Celtic Ring which is very similar. I call them our “Wonder Twins Rings”.  (Can you tell I live in the desert.  I had just put on hand lotion before taking this photo.  I guess it didn’t last.  YIKES!)
As you can see we had great time.  What did you do this weekend?