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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Kitchen Witch is a different kind of witch!

So what is the perfect gifts for Halloween than to have a kitchen witch. Where did I get my pattern, http://www.crochetsal.com , add "/kitchenwitch.html" to it and it will take you directly to the page. I don't know how long will 0the pattern be there, maybe is for a short time on the website.

This one is for my great niece, but I am seriously thinking on making two or three more for gifts. Copying from Wikipedia.org .

Kitchen witch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A kitchen witch is a practitioner of magic who uses the tools at hand to work his or her spells and create their rituals. For example, the kitchen witch might use a kitchen carving knife for an athame or a cast iron pot for a cauldron. Common kitchen herbs frequently have magical uses as well.

Some kitchens have a kitchen witch doll, which is said to prevent burnt pots, keep meals hot and flavorful, and to weave the family together. The kitchen witch doll is often placed over the stove, near the kitchen entrance, or sometimes over a seating area in the kitchen.

Superstition had it that when milk curdled or food burned, it was the fault of witches. The kitchen witch was meant to counter that with good magic and help out in the kitchen so that food never tasted too salty, water always boiled and food didn't burn. The superstition may be Norwegian. The craft of making kitchen witches had a revival in the 60's and 70's as part of the huge craft movement sweeping the country at the time. It is an appropriate gift to give newlyweds, as they need all the help in the kitchen they can get.

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Calypso said...

That is too cute, Andrito. How long did it take to make it?

Andy's Crafts said...

Very fast to make, I guess it depends if you don't know which colors to use.