Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wishes for the New Year

May you find Magic and dance by the light of the Moon!

May you have Good Luck and lots of bacon! Oh only if you like bacon.
May you have Love and yummy treats!
May you find silly and humor!
Wishing you all A very Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Best Gifts Are Handmade! Boy am I lucky!

I'm super lucky! I won all these amazing handmade treats from my friend Cyndi aka Holiday Sparkle!
I adore the Santa ornament he is my new favorite he is beautiful! Pictures don't really express his magic! For all you fellow Halloweenies I think many know of Cyndi's vintage style Halloween shakers. I have wanted one of these for a while and now I have two! Thank you Cyndi! I could cry but I will compose myself. If you are not familiar with Cyndi's art you should be she is one of my very favorite Folk Artists. She captures that vintage magic in all her creations! Click on the Holiday Sparkle link above to be transported to her blog!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi Friends may all your Christmas Wishes come true! I already got my gift this year and it isn't something that can be bought. It is the joy, love and excitement that fills children at this time of year. That is the best gift! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Welcome Winter & Giveaway Winners

Hi friends Happy Winter! I was thrilled to see that it finally snowed. I think by the end of the day we will have a few inches.

The boys took their Santa hats to school today. So I used a little toddler hat to pick the giveaway winners. Thank you to all who entered and check back soon I'll have another one! The frozen pumpkin ornament winners are Justine and Pam! Email me your shipping info and I will ship them out to you.
Wishing you all a wonderful, warm and safe Winter!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Love and Light

I want to start by saying my heart is broken for all the families in Newtown Connecticut. I can only imagine the pain and loss they are experiencing. I send you love and light from my heart to yours! I know that these words aren't really enough. I am at a loss.
Many of you know I am a mom to three amazing boys. Two of them are in elementary school and one is the same age as those little ones lost. I look at my sons and think this is not supposed to happen. Every time I hear about senseless loss of life my heart aches. I hope that this tragedy will bring change.
Tomorrow I send my boys off for their last week of school before vacation. I do not want to send them, but I know that isn't going to change what has happened.

Picking a winner for my giveaway seems silly to me right now. So give me a few more days I just can't pull out the Santa hat at this time.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Frozen Pumpkin Ornaments Giveaway!

Hi friends you still have time to enter my Giveaway! And here they are 2 frozen glittered pumpkin ornaments I'm giving away! I tried to get 3 done but it's hard this time of year. So all you have to do to enter is follow my blog and let me know what you love about the Holidays! I will pick the lucky winners on the 15th. If you share on fb or twitter I'll throw your name in the Santa hat twice just let me know! Becca :)  

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Huge Snowball Man and a Surprise Giveaway!

Hi friends I hope you are all feeling festive! I love the excitement this time of year! I wanted to share this hugmongo snowball ornament with you. I just finished him and I think he looks very happy on my tree!
I also want to thank all my wonderful blog friends and those amazing folks who buy my folk art! I really can't thank you enough. For the last few years my sales have helped me help Santa. On Christmas morning a smile on my boys faces is my greatest gift and really priceless!
So on to the Surprise Giveaway!
Just leave me a comment on your favorite Holiday anything, follow my blog and that's it!
If you would like to share on fb, twitter I'll throw your name in twice just let me know.
Don't forget to leave a way for me to find ya by email if you aren't a regular blog folk.
I will then send you a Surprise and I'm not telling because it's more fun that way!
I will throw all your names in the Santas hat and one of my boys will pick the winner!
I'll pick the winner on the 12th so check back then and Good Luck plus warm fuzzy Holiday Wishes!
Ok it won't be the 12th I need a little more time so how about the 15th! Still time to enter folks so please do!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I found it...the root of the problem

My son found this odd little root. It has been hanging out for a while. I thought it needed a little head. I think he feels much better now!
And now on to these fellows. I guess they are a little odd too! I keep making them trying to use up all the chenille I have. I think the little skunk is my favorite. All off these guys are in my Etsy shop if you'd like a closer peek. Wishing you all a great week!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Chenille Feather Tree Ornaments

Hi friends! I just wanted to share a few little chenille ornaments I whipped up. I like the Sourpuss Grinch the best. You know the type they want to ruin the holidays. Always stirring up trouble stealing all the fun. This one got a hold of the tree. Naughty Sourpuss!
For those of you wondering I am not sure about the fate of my blog. I have had some issue here in blogland. If you are like me and you have a blog you want followers and friends to visit you. I think of my blog as my website. I enjoy posting my newest creations and a blogging in general. For now I will continue here. When I know more I will share with you. Wishing you all a wonderful and creative week!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gobble Gobble and Etsy Sale

Happy day after Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with family and friends.
Did you eat too much? I did! I think the best part is the pumpkin pie and wine.
I also wanted to let you know I'm having a sale in my etsy shop. If you would rather shop online that fight those crowds. Use coupon code GOBBLE20 for 20% OFF 11-23 thru 11-26. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and if you are brave Happy shopping!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Krampus the Christmas Devil

Yes folks it is approaching that time of year again. December 6th is known as Krampus Day/night. When St. Nick has a horrible side kick Krampus. This magical Christmas Devil does not give out treats or gifts. He carries branches to spank the bad. Not only children but adults also. If you are really bad he will carry you off and throw you in the pit of Hell. Such offenders like abusers, back stabbers, cheaters, liars will be roasted in Hell. I'm sure we all know people who need a good whack or perhaps a worse fate. I know I do!
My newest Krampus is pictured above and I just finished him. He is vintage inspired and if you'd like a closer look he's in my etsy shop. He's larger than the one I made last year. Wishing you all a great week and don't be naughty!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yeti Love and other odd folks

Hi Friends! I just wanted to share these little chenille Yeti's and Bigfoot with you. I had a request to make a few and then I got carried away and now I have a tribe. Which is fine because I like them I always have liked odd things. Speaking of odd I also made a little Magic Mushroom. I'm glad I found a way to use up all the chenille pipe cleaners. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Winter Wonderland Forest

Hi friends! Thank you to everyone for the well wishes for my foot! It is on the mend and that is a good thing. I'm hobbling around and happy about that.
I just wanted to share the rest of the Winter Tree's I've finished up. They are all a little odd but I think the Holidays shouldn't be taken so seriously!  I've got about 19 little chenille bodies that need heads. For those of you that asked me to make some little Yeti's I'm working on those now.
Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Some Tinsel Tree Ornaments

I had a lot of left over chenille and tinsel pipecleaners. I used to use them in my clothespin and other ornaments. So I whipped up these little fellows. Their heads are paper clay. I like the Bigfoot the best. I have yet to make some Yeti's. My foot is taking longer than I thought to heal. I can't get it into shoes so yep I am a leave the house in slippers person!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I've Fallen and I can't get up...and snowmen

Hi Friends! For those of you that were hit by Sandy my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The news is so horrible. I hope the recovery effort is swift! It is so heartbreaking. 
On another note I took a large tumble this week and I'm using my son's old crutch to hobble about. Which is not fun I can't drive. I am still sore and it's been a couple of days. I really do not have time for this at all. It also makes one think who in my life I can really count on. I have to say not many. Which is sad but that is reality.
So I have been making snowmen and working. I am not the creative type that sits. I have to get up a lot which is hard. I feel trapped. I should make some caged snowmen! Ok on the bright side I still have my sense of humor! I hope you are all well and had a wonderful Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Wishing you all a day and night filled with more treats than tricks!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Guts of it all

Aren't they just lovely! I love everything about carving pumpkins including the guts! This year I helped my boys carve two. My oldest he carved his own. We roast some seeds and save some for planting next year. I used to hide poems and pumpkin seeds in my folk art. I should again I haven't in a while! Now I'm off to do some roasting. Wishing you all a spooky Sunday! And to those of you in the perfect storm be safe friends!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Creepy Creeps

Every year I gather my minions and we creep through various local woods. They are creepy aren't they!
Wishing you all a spooky Saturday!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Honeycombs

I remember we had these! Late 70's early 80's.
Cool Spider 60's or 70's

Hi Halloween friends! Are you all ready for Halloween?  I just wanted to share these wonderful vintage Halloween honeycombs with you. I still have some pumpkins like these but they have been taped and aren't in great shape. I really wish I still had that fist set pictured above! Love the Witch and Skeleton!

Monday, October 22, 2012

You know what ... starting Christmas designs is scary

I just finished this snowball fighting Winter Sycamore Tree! I know it's not Halloween yet but I need to start think about snow and elves at this time. I thought I'd share him with you all. If you'd like a closer look he's in my etsy shop. Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Bumper Crop

Type: Howden's Field
Types: Blue Australian/Jarrahdale and Butternut
Type: Scallop/Patty Pans
Types: Orange Mammoth and White Lumina
We had a wonderful time at the Pumpkin Farm! Each of my sons picked their own pumpkin. Although Michigan had a bad drought this year one crop loved it! We asked the farmer and he said they watered directly from their river and it shows! After we got our pumpkins we went to our favorite family run Cider and Donut place. They didn't have  a lot of apples or cider this year. It was not a good year for apples. It was a fine year for yummy donuts though. I guess it's always a good year for those!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Remember These ...Vintage Halloween Stickers

Vintage Hallmark

Vintage Eureka
Vintage Puffy Stickers

Maybe Dennison or Eureka
Hi Friends Happy Friday! Do you remember these? They are from the 1980's, 70's and 60's. You can find many childhood memories on ebay and etsy.