Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Etsy Treats for Me!

Not only do I sell on Etsy I also shop! Lately I have had a bug to expand my Artist made Spun Cotton Ornaments and bought some great little creations from C. Phelps Designs and  they are even better in person!
Slushy here  this Halloween so plan on watching some 'Walking Dead' tonight while munching on Cranberry bread made with fresh Wisconsin cranberries..Will share some more treats and a few tricks, that the mailman brought in the next posting.. to all a good spooky night , Have a Safe & Happy Halloween..

Friday, October 19, 2012

Joined Golden Glow of Christmas Past..

Just  a quick post while sitting here and having a coffee break.. Been feeling 100% better than I have been these past few months so the old creative juices are back..
 I will have some more Halloween items on Etsy as pieces are finished...
I joined , well re joined the GOLDEN GLOW OF CHRISTMAS PAST had belonged many years ago but was so bummed that could never get to the conventions!
 But they will be in Mich. next year2013,  and now my daughter is interested  in collecting and history.. so looking forward to  attending the Lansing Convention!
Over the years I have managed to collect alittle of everything ..which amazes me considering I don't drive and live in a rural place, but thanks to the few times I have been lucky hitting sales, flea markets,shops, antique shows and the internet I have accumulated a good collection.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Home Decor

Well I didn't decorate as much this year as we are adding on a new deck and screened porch to the kitchen and was hoping to spend Halloween at my daughters new home..
 I did take out all my old favorites and adding some new pieces from Ghoultide Gathering ..and working on some custom oreders plus finishing up leftover projects so will have more items added to Etsy by Wed. or Thurs.

The cutest ever pug and kitty  spun cotton ornaments!

  Fiber optic tree with a Kristen Beason spider ornament and the tiny star with pumpkin is Alan Cunningham..

  Jerry and Darla Arnold delightful fairy and kitty with a big pumpkin and carrot mama..
 more Kristen Beason Designs..

Purple cobwebs just to be different..

Some cute finger puppet bats resting on my fall flowers

 He-Be-Je-Bes veggie man..

A chalkware doll I redid and even decorated one of the aquariums.

Anyways heres a peek at my treasures.. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Back Home from Ghoultide!

Been ages since I blogged..  A frenzy of work before 'Ghoultide Gathering'.. Had some problems with camera,but did manage a few pictures ..didn't get to take pictures of my booth or the Show so you will just have to look on site Ghoultide Gathering to see if anyone else posted..
I was very happy with new location..liked that all the artist are togehter..will have to step up my game for next year, now we can have room to get fancy!

 A sweet customer bought this pumpkin shadowbox and even had a gift for me a rhinestone spider{love it!} Thank you again, Thomas !

  This little Bat Boy I think was my favorite piece, I just loved how his face turned out..

  and here was my second favorite piece and was the first sale Friday evening ' Goblin Boy Takes a Ride'

  Old witch was on my top 5 list and to my amazement..the little witch with the yellow dress was my daughters favorite, in fact it was a piece she asked to keep and was so happy she did..

  Wish I could have had a better picture of these doll,sort of my first time playing with altered collage type dolls, old tin doll eyes, mohair and tin jello mold for skirts..really happy with them and went home with a favorite customer!
 Did alot of little witches this year.. the pumpkin girl and Miss Spider were cuties..
  Here were my Ghoultide Pumpkin Ghouls..

 Witches,kitties,veggies,pumpkin kids, some Halloween bugs, fairies and owls and a few devils thrown in populated my table this year..
 Chelsea is a  delightful town..ate at a couple of delish restaurants, 'Common Grill ' for dinner and every morning went to a place on main street, that my daughter found, 'Back to the Roots' had a fantastic creme brulee with our breakfast and then a tiramisu the next day..very good morning spot.. got to spend time with my daughter, make some money and see what all the other artist have been doing..Did some shopping and even hit a  had a farmers market in the morning..

Lucky me , my daughter just bought a house , 40 minutes from Chelsea, so will be back again in Nov.. Had a nice 'surprise' of seeing my reproductions for the first time ever in a store.. the store was awesome ... 'The Potting Shed" vintage and contemporary treasures..I was honored to do some signing of my reproductions for the shop..and got a few treats..of coarse!
Well got started late on my projects  for the alot of things were left on the worktable... will be working on those over the weekend and posting on Etsy next week.. added some of my pieces left from show late last night and did really well at Show so not much was left to pack up..Many of my customers mentioned that my style had changed ..guess something clicked as had a break over the summer and didn't work at all...anyways I did mange to get a few photos of my table and will share some of the goodies I bought at Ghoultide in another thats it from here..

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Ontonagon, Michigan, United States
Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!