March 18 & 19 Plant and Seed Swap

Almost time for Mystic Grove CUUPs 3rd Saturday fellowship/craft circle!

This month we are planning a seed and plant swap.

Saturday, March 18, 2023
11 AM – 1 PM
Assembly Room

Drop off your plant and seed donations for us to break up or stick around to help out!

Seasonal kid crafts available while parents volunteer. This month we have a leprechaun kit.

You can also leave donated seed packets in Gore Hall Kitchen basket ahead of time.


Sunday, March 19, 2023
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Gore Hall

Get ready for Spring gardening and browse this year’s offerings before the congregational meeting!

3rd Saturday Craft and Fellowship

It’s almost 3rd Saturday! Join Mystic Grove CUUPs for crafts and fellowship in the Assembly Room of the Enrichment Center at First Unitarian Church of Orlando.

This month we decorate the Yule Log and make paper holiday wreaths! Bring your cotton fabrics ribbons and cords to help decorate the log. Red, white, or green are especially good. You can also bring a donation to the food bank bucket.

$5 donation welcome to replenish art supplies. Nobody turned away while supplies last.

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Email for more info.

Cloaks & Robes Weekend Workshop

lady j cloakJoin us for this special weekend sewing workshop and learn how to create your own cotton garments for pagan ritual, Halloween, or just for fun!


Non-sewers and experienced sewers are both welcome.

We have a limited number of loaner sewing machines. BYO machine and extension cords if you can.


3 Seam Cloak Class
T-Robe Tunic Class
Sleeved and Hooded Robe
(Simplicity 5840)
# of Spots and Brief Description Non-sewer, or beginner interested in making a simple hooded cloak from a sheet.

10+ spots

Already did Class 1, beginner, or intermediate sewer.

Learn how to make a simple T-robe with no hood.

8 spots

Already did Class 1 or 2 or a sewer ready to learn to work from a store pattern.

Make a hooded, sleeved cloak. We are using Simplicity 5840. (provided)

6 spots

Supplies Needed.

Please wash and dry all fabrics before class.

66″ x 96″ twin sheet
(for small kids)81″ x 96″full sheet
(for big kids/ adults)

1 spool of 1/2” to 1” wide ribbon to match your cloak

2 ½ or 3 yards (if you are very tall) of 54 to 60 inch fabric, any type. Just make sure that 54 or 60 inches goes around the hips and tummy.

Fabric shopping with teacher is on Sunday Sept 11 after Coffee Hour. Meet at 12:30 in Gore Hall stage area of First Unitarian.

7 and 7/8” yards of 45” wide cotton OR a King Size sheet.
Friday Sept 16
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
in Gore Hall

Garment Construction.

(Most will be done today)


Garment Preparation.

Begin Construction.


Cut pattern and fabric out

Sept 17
10 AM – 3 PM
in Gore Hall
(BYO Lunch)
Extra time for those who need more time to finish. Garment Construction continues. Garment Construction.


All classes are $10 for the weekend.

Early bird registration is in person on Aug 28 at the Opportunity Fiesta.

Regular registration begins Aug 29, 2016  by email until all spots are filled. There are roughly 24 spots. While space allows, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

To register or for more info email




Rose Orange Potpourri


Happy Spring Equinox! We made this at Imbolc and shared at Ostara. In case you wanted to make some rose-orange potpourri of your own… This makes about 10 sachets with about ½ cup mix in each.

  • 1 qt. dried rose
  • 1 cup dried orange or clementine peels
  • 1/2 c. dried lavender
  • 2 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean (cut or broken into small pieces)
  • 2 sticks cinnamon (crushed)
  • 1 oz. dried orris root (NOT powder)
  • 20 drops orange essential oil

Mix everything dry together in a large bowl. Add the 20 drops of orange. Mix it again. Store in a 2 qt glass jar for 6 weeks for scents to blend. Shake periodically. Spoon into sachet bags when ready.