Brighid Corn Dollies

brighid2For Imbolc 2009 we decided to make Brighid corn dollies and Brighid’s Crosses just before the rite to honor Her and bring some of her blessings into our lives.

brighidcross2We used corn husks usually used for tamales and even the “crafting challenged” in the Grove were able to make a doll for their altar or shrine. To clothe Her we used ribbons and bits and bobs generously donated by a friend of the Grove who attended the rite with us. We then placed them on the Imbolc altar and asked Brighid to bless them for us, which She did 🙂

Some of us also made the Brighid’s Crosses which are said to protect against home fires.