Sunday, November 27, 2011

Enjoying the Season!

Usually this time of year is when I am a blogging fool.
But, this year i will be slowing down to enjoy and soak up all the fun & cheer the season brings with my family.
My art will be slowing down as well ( It already has, lol..). Instead, I will be focusing on creating Christmas presents.
I will have a few items for my Etsy, and a few for ebay within the week, but that will be the last until the new year.

Almost all of our gifts will be handmade or purchased second hand with a little re-do finesse.
Except, for the toy Play Kitchen. I just didn't think I would have time for it, so we saw one in the Black Friday adds and thought we would fight the crowd.
My hubby and I got a late start on the Black Friday sale and by the time we got there the play kitchen we wanted for our granddaughter was gone.. I was a bit disappointed, but thought no biggie we will go with our original plan and make her one.. all we needed was an old second hand microwave cart, which I have been looking for over the past couple of months. They seem to be few and far between, but never the less we would keep looking.
Off to the second hand store we went for one more gander. What we found was so much better. We found a Little tykes play kitchen in prestine condition for only $5.00 . I latched on to it and was not letting go. Alan went up and paid for it, then had it wheeled to the back for pick up. A little bit of dish soap and Wallahhh!!! A Brand me new play kitchen from Santa ;

Enjoy your Holiday Season :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wahoo! I have STUFF for Sale.

Hello friends,
I hope you have had a fun filled weekend.

I've been catching up on a few neglected items from my work table.. that have been begging me to get em' done......

Finally, completed and for sale.

This little fella is a Snowman who knows how to multi task.
He is a candy container, a chalkboard for counting down those days until Christmas, and an all around cute as the dickens Snowman, sure to evoke a smile!
He is currently for sale over on Ebay!

And just look at this lil' guy... He is one of ten candy containers I have just listed in my Etsy shop. only $ 4.99 WOW!!
if you would like to take a gander and get a start on your Christmas list, simply click here.

Thanks so much for visiting :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hi, I've missed you!

Well Good mornin'!!!!

I've missed you all so much.

I'd like to thank you all for your kind comments. You all brighten my day. I am so sorry I have been so slow to email you back :)

I have had very little play time on the computer .You see, we recently got guardianship of our 2 year old granddaughter.

My other two grandchildren and my daughter already are staying with us, so with two, 2 year olds and 4 year old, I am sneaking my " ME" time in the early AM. or if I'm not too tired in the PM.

Truth is... I forgot what it was like to have little ones running about, I really don't think i have to worry about exercise, as I'm getting plenty of cardiovascular exercise right here at home.

My hats go off to all MOMMY'S especially those mommy's who are organized..because this grandma is a scattered mess, lol...

Which brings me to this!!!

Some of you may have seen this banner on my sidebar. At the time this was a sure go, but with the new and recent changes in my home life, I will have to cancel the sale as I have no idea if I will have a second to post that day.

Instead, I will be opening my Etsy shop tomorrow and adding new items as often as I can.

I will be offering darling candy containers and other items. They will ALL be under $ 4.99

I will add a Etsy gadget to my blog so you can see when I get them listed:)

Oakie doak, I have to go run.......

Have a most wonderful weekend!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Art Day Saturday!

Happy Saturday!

Well by golly I was up early, early!
I have been so excited to do a project with my mom and my niece.
We moved art day Saturday over to my Mama's house, as my house is now full of the pidder padders of tiny feet and hands that like to get into everything.
Can you just imagine? Lol...

I am sure most of you have seen these fabulous coffee filter wreaths around blogland..
This gal has a great tutorial if you want to make one too. Oh, and she has other fun things to do and make for the home, on her blog.. you can visit her here.

And that is what we are making today at my Mama's house.

I procrastinated though, on my homework until the last minute, so at 3 am. I'm coffee dying coffee filters.. And guess who comes popping upstairs one by one at 3 am? Yes, the grankiddos..

Usually i greet the little stinkers with a big warm smile, this time I was like, SCREAM!!! What in the world are you doing up??? it's the middle of the night...They looked at me all puzzled, as I warmed each of them up some milk.. and scuffled them back downstairs..Thank heavens for DVD's .

What I love about these Wreaths is they are a year round wreath.
Each season you can add what I call "a little Finesse", and you have instant Holiday festiveness!!
Don't you just love what Lucy added to her wreath for the Autumn season?

Sure hope you will join us, and have a fantastic time making a coffee filter wreath today!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Good Grief Santa?

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery."
Samuel Smiles

What have I been up to?

I love creating Santa's...

I have been working on a commissioned piece for a gal, and this charming fellow is how she wants him to look.
Well by golly, my first attempt looked like Edgar Allan Poe .... hmmmm??? I had to scrap him.

My second attempt ??? SCRAP!!!!!

Good Grief Santa, Why are you giving me so much trouble???

As my deadline is getting so very near, I pulled myself outta bed at 1:30 am to try, try again before the kiddos wake up.

Hah, the saying "third time is a charm"... I think they are right ! ;)
I'll reveal this charming fellow when I list my next auction pieces, in a day or two ;)

Do you ever have trouble with commission pieces, especially when a customer would like it to look "just like" a picture of something?

Well. I have to say.. though i scrapped my first two attempts, I did thoroughly enjoy sculpting the Santa's and Edgar , lol...

Have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

a clean studio, what?

Okay, okay, I know this has nothing to do with a clean studio and maybe not the nicest thing to post??? But when I saw this on Pinterest, I laughed and laughed, until I fell off my chair..
Similar words my SIL has teased me about over the years during coffee, referring to my ex from many, many years eons ago.

On a serious note.. I CLEANED my studio! It was LONG overdue for a REAL deep cleaning.
I have been working on it in small time frames. Instead of my art time in the studio, I've been organizing, throwing stuff out and washing walls..
I was so scared of what might lurk in the corners or the closet???? I lucked out, I only had to let out 2 blood curdling screams & smoosh 2 creepy long 8 legged creatures....Ahhhh, now it's a clean & spider free space.

Now, I'd better get creating before the 3 little kiddos wake up!!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I Won!

Good Morning friends,

Forgive me, as I am so behind on my posts

My wonderful and most talented friend Alicia was asked to do a book review on the New magazine " Mingle" from Stampington.
Alicia decided after reading Mingle, she would then have a giveaway for the Magazine.
I was SO excited when she emailed me to say I had won!!!

( Please forgive my blurry pics. I haven't mastered pic taking while running after (2) Two year olds).

I was so excited when the mail came with a package from Alicia...
I was going 90 miles an hour that day, but I took a few minutes to open the package.
My gosh!!! Not only did Alicia send the "Mingle" magazine, but she also sent other goodies as well.

First, I'll tell you about the Magazine.
Mingle is all about entertaining.. From small & casual entertaining to the big fancy shin digs ..
The pics and ideas in this magazine are out of this world spectacular.. a feast for the eyes and definitely gets your creative mind a cranking...
I would say, " Mingle " is a must have magazine.

Now, about my talented friend Alicia.
I found Alicia's art awhile back on Etsy. I absolutely fell in love with her work.
Alicia is not only a wonderful artist, but a wonderful person as
I LOVE to visit her blog as she is always uplifting .

The above pic " One Of A Kind" is a print from one of Alicia's Originals that she included as a gift, along with the Mingle Magazine.
I nearly fell over when i saw the print, as this is one of my favorites of her work.

Thanks so much Alicia :)
You can see her work here.

I know you will enjoy visiting Alicia..

Wishes for a sensational Sunday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just a quick note: To those anxious souls, who are waiting for the Queens Bootique to update??
Well, the Queens are just too much for ol' blogger to handle, lol...
So needless to say, the head Queen is in the midst of getting us a new site for the Bootique.
The Bootique will be back in February with some good Halloween ART!
Good Morning to all :)

I have a few Candy Containers/pill boxes up for sale! They make darn cute gifts filled with Candies or little trinkets.
When the candy is gone, they make for a nice container to carry in your purse or car for pills,mini first aid, sewing kits, etc.

These three guys are available on Ebay now. $15.97 Free Ship on a buy it now!
They are my new update for November for the Halloween Queens Castle Bootique.

However, the Bootique is having a few technical burps, so in the meantime while those burps get worked out, I thought I would show you all of my offerings.

If you see something you would like to purchase, feel free to email me.

Each container is made of a sturdy washable, food safe plastic.
the rectangle container measures; : The rectangle box measures: 2 1/2" long, 2" wide, 1 1/2" deep.
and the round measures; 3" across, 1 1/2" deep.

Details; I have sculpted various OOAK designs onto the lids of each container. Some of the containers have a character from one of my own molds, of my original sculpts.
The clay I used to sculpt the lids is a new Wonderful Epoxy clay called Amazing Sculpt!
The clay and name speaks for itself. LOVE IT!!!

Each container is $ 4.99 + $ 2.00 shipping.
Shipping is FREE when you purchase 3 or more containers.

Snowman #3 is Sold! :)
The lids fit nice and snug, no worries of opening and spilling out into your purse.

Snowman #2 is Sold! :)
They would make a nice gift for some lucky soul on your list :)

Snowman #1 is Sold! :)
I'd like to thank ya, for stopping by to see these little characters.

Please check back in on the Bootique.. I'm sure it should be up and running soon..
Thanks for your patience :)

Have a splendid day &
Take care:)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Did you Survive?

After nearly 10 cookies and a few raids from the candy bowl.... My belly barely survived!

I've been running around all morning trying to burn off the mega calories I consumed last night..

Our night was fun as like every Halloween.. Surprisingly, we had a lot of trick or treater's
visit the ol' homestead..
They were all sportin' some pretty cool costumes.
There was one little tyke that was so dang cute..he was dressed like a Lion. It was his first Halloween and he was about 1 years old.. His mom was teaching him how to trick or treat.. he bent down over the candy bowl, and with one hand at a time he dug his hand into the bowl and grabbed a handful.. then the other hand.. his tiny little hands must have had 3 bite size bars in each hand.. This little tyke has it down pat! Lol...

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and it is a spectacular kick off to the Holiday season...

I'd like to wish you all a Happy November 1st.