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Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Crafted with obvious love”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Wonderful aroma, beautifully crafted”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Such a great line”


Hello! I’m Kate, the one-witch show behind HWB. I believe there is something both inherently satisfying and quietly revolutionary in becoming learned in the practical arts, and in using something lovingly crafted by another person. Learn more about my commitment to radical self-care.

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    Though I received such heartening messages in response to my last post (thanks, friends!), I wanted to lighten things up a bit today with another entry in The Folklore Files. Initially conceived as a series of small features on the …
  • Witch, Please: Responding to Christian Harassment
    This weekend I had interaction I had with a woman who visited my shop and, identifying herself as Christian, felt entitled to question my beliefs in a rather abrasive manner. After, I shared a TikTok mocking the experience, captioned “When …
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