Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Rainbow of Violets and the Butterflies that need them

Photos of the Butterflies are by Jaret C. Daniels
The Top Butterfly is the Great Spangled Fritillary and the second one is the Silver-bordered Fritillary. Both of these beautiful Butterflies use violets as their larval host plants!
So plant some violets or just dig them out of the lawn and plant them back in the garden like I do. The butterflies will thank you!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Halloween Ornaments and a Witchy Treasury

I've now listed the Black Cats on Etsy too for those of you who asked. Now I've got to finish the Candy Corns and Spiders. I've been making some fun Treasuries on Etsy this one is wicked! Please take a look at these fantastic artists!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I'm a little Acorn small and brown

Laying on the cold, cold ground. Everybody walks on me that is why I'm cracked you see. I'm a nut. I'm a nut. I'm a nut. I taught preschool and this song will forever be ingrained in my head. These nutty guys are now in my Etsy shop.
Oh and if love Pumpkins check out this Etsy Treasury

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Some Candy Corn and other Wips

It's not easy to get things finished. I have so much going on at one time. I'm finishing up the Black Cats and Acorns and now Candy Corns. The little Halloween faces are for some new ornaments I'm working on. My youngest has some sort of high fever flu bug and he just wants me. Maybe this weekend I can finish. So I'm off to take care of my little one. I sure would love a nap today we had a rough night. More coffee please!

Here's an Magical Holiday Artists Etsy Treasury check out these fun picks!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Oh Deer!

A herd of 13 is the reason I plant so many radishes in my garden. Nope we don't have a Deer fence yet I hope soon. As the trees leaf out the Deer disappear.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pumpkin Ornaments

I'm finally getting these done. This set is now listed in my Etsy. Now back to finishing the black cats and owls!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I need a larger Spooky Tree

I finally found a couple of my spooky trees to hang the ornaments I'm trying to finish. I would love to find a giant spooky tree maybe I'll have to make one! My boys and the nice weather have kept me from getting things done. I hope to have all the Halloween ornaments sets listed soon. Until then I'm going to play in the yard before it turns cold again. Wishing everyone a really wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Few Autumnal Wips

Here's a few fellows I'm working on now : pumpkins, acorns, magic mushrooms. I haven't forgotten about Summer.I'm thinking about Uncle Sam and maybe some Stars. For now though I'm all about Autumn. I will slowly be adding Halloween ornaments to my Etsy shop this week. I haven't forgot about those of you who asked. :) Have a fantastic week everyone!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Black Cats

I'm busy doing sets of my favorite Halloween characters. Black cats love them and not just for Halloween! I'm a cat person and once had 7 of them. How did the Black Cat become associated with Halloween? According to folklore every Witch had one or could shape shift into one. Black cats crossing your path is supposed to bring bad luck. Here where I live I know that some older farm houses used to bury a black cat under the front porch for good luck. For me they have always brought good luck and we still have them showing up at our door.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's All In My Head!

Well it's all in their heads! I finished up this set of three Skull Ornaments. The one with the missing eye ball has a Zombie in his head took his eye! I just hate when that happens don't you!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter & Signs Of Spring!

A very Happy Easter! I hope the Easter Bunny left you some fun treats in your baskets! Spring has really arrived here! The tree frog that lives on our deck is back. A couple of nesting wood ducks have returned to our pond! Ahh Spring!