Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lots of Knitting and a New Job

I am not loving the economy right now but who really is.  I was laid off from my job in 2009 and it has been a heck of a year trying to find work.  Yesterday I became the newest Wal Mart employee.  While it may seem mundane and not really glamourous, I look forward to getting back out into the workforce. 

It has turned cold here in the last day or so and I have been knitting and knitting and knitting.  I try to squeeze in some time for ornaments which I am working on but hats have been selling in my Etsy like hotcakes.

Luckily I am a fast knitter.  : )  So that brings us to what I have been working on lately.

This doesn't include the three I sent out the other R2D2 hat I made for my hubby and the mohawk hat I have on the needles right now.  I love that I am getting busy again.  Have a great day everyone!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Update on my costume or What I have been working on

We went to the local Monster March and I got to test my costume for the first time!  I think it turned out awesome!  I give you Marie Antoinette!

Happy Haunting!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

wow! been a while

well as I sit here enjoying my glass of Chardonnay I realized I have not been on here for a while.  Believe me there are good reasons.    Halloween is such a big holiday in our house and we have been busy getting ready for our annual Halloween party.  Trying to get my adorable hubby to find a costume that is "just right"  was  a trick that we have finally accomplished.  YAY!  My costume is still laying in pieces waiting patiently to be assembled.  I am going as Marie Antionette after the beheading!  So daily I have sought out the perfect dress for the ensemble and finally caved and realized I just have to sew one.     Staring at the pieces today made me realize this is going to be one amazing costume!  Or was it when I was standing in my living room with my top half wrapped in duct tape?  Nothing kinky here I was making a torso for my headless costume!    So to all my friends out here in blog land that is what I have been working so hard on lately!  I hope to have more stuff up soon for you to enjoy! 

Happy Haunting!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas Bulb Boys

I have to attach the hangers and paint the top nub black but these guys are really coming along nicely!  The green and blue ornaments are 4" tall by 2" wide and the big angry pink guy is 4.75" tall by 2.5" wide.

 I also wanted to experiment with layering clay over old christmas bulbs and came up with this little red guy.  This one is 3" tall by 1.5" wide.  You can see the size difference here and I will add the sealant to this one most likely tomorrow.

 Hope you all enjoy these as much as I have been.  :  )


Ah the joys of overuse!

So I bought some air dry clay and I have been playing with it non-stop. Yesterday I realize my thumb has been super achey on my right hand.  My dominant hand!  Then I noticed that I have some acute swelling in my right forearm!  Awesome!  I thought I would wait it out and see if it goes away but today still there.  So now I have been ordered by my hubby to take a break from clay for a few days and see if that helps the overuse injury!  Ah the things we do for our craft!  So that is where I am right now.  No painting, or sculpting :( for a few days to maybe get this injury healed.  Oh well at least I can spend some time with my attention starved doggie Reeses.

Anyone else ever expierience anything like this? 

Have a good day


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some new stuff and a finished Hagatha

Well gang she is done.  I tried to sculpt her hat and it just looked well rediculous so I decided to sew one.  She is indeed happy with the results.

Alos I am currently working on some figurines for my kids of them in their Halloween costumes.  They are in all stages of sculpting right now and I am attempting to use air dry clay for the first time ever! 

I hope you enjoy them and thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas Ornaments

My favorite characters from that movie definately are Lock, Shock, and Barrel.  As I sat watching this movie this evening I decided I wanted to capture them in clay.  This is my tribute to Tim Burton who's art inspires me everyday!  My 10 year old is an expert in all things Tim Burton and these come with her seal of approval.  "Mommy, these are AWESOME!"  Thanks Kiwi!  Love ya!

Enjoy!  They will be on Etsy tomorrow, the whole set will be listed at $30.00. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Meet Pierce

Pierce used to be such a sweet baby pumpkin.  Well all that has changed!  He no longer even calls himself a pumpkin.  He now uses the term "PUNKIN".  It all started the first time he hear Marilyn Manson being blared from the speakers of a passing car.  Soon he was wearing guy liner, black lipstick, and wearing one white contact.  Then came the nose piercing and the eyebrow... then he cut his stem into a Mohawk!  Oh Pierce what ever will we do with you?  Oh but I didn't tell you the worst thing he's done.  He came home the other day after some early Halloween shenanigans with a tattoo.  That's right a TATTOO!  on his backside! 

What are we to do with such a rebel punkin?  I know I will offer him up for adoption in the hopes that he will find a family he can relate to.  Thanks for checking out Pierce he was listed on Etsy this morning.



I am giving away set of my spider Halloween ornaments!  That is 3 beaded spiders!  Ok here is the way to win!  Leave a comment about you favorite Halloween.  Oh and  be sure to tell all your friends about the contest and then on Friday OCt. 15th 2010. I will draw a name to win the spider ornaments.

 But wait there's more!  I will also be drawing a name to win a pair of my spider earrings!
The winner gets to specify color!

Have fun leave comments, enter to win!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cart Before the Horse Skelly Giveaway OCT 15th

Go check out the works of theses amazing artists and enter for a chance to win one of their amazing skellies!!!


The One My Hubby Won't Let Go

Most of the stuff I make gets an awesome rating from my super supportive husband but every once in a while I make something that he decides to keep.  That is what happened with the latest Make-Do I have been working on.  He creeps up behind me and stares in amazment while I work and when I turn around he kind of acts like a kid getting caught doing something wrong.  I love him what can I say. 

Here is the one he won't let go!  and of course my wonderful hubby!

Have a great day everyone! 


Monday, October 4, 2010

Hagatha and the Pumpkin Patch

First off nothing says autumn like a chilly day at the pumpkin patch.  My sister and her boyfriend and my nephew and niece all went yesterday.  It was fun watching them pick pumpkins for the first time and we even won a free pumpkin for getting all the clues in the 9 MILE LONG corn maze!  It was a good day and I know the kids had fun.

Also Miss Hagatha has been coming out of her shell and getting closer and closer to completion.  Here she is as of today.  She reminds me of an escapee from a mental institution!    Enjoy


Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Journey of a Halloween Witch ( what do you think?)

I thought I would share with you all today the journey of my newest sculpt.  She is still in the middle stages and drying is becoming unbearable.  I just want to see her complete!!  I will show you the progress so far and be sure to let me know what you think.  She is going to be a lovely addition to a very lucky persons collection!  Enjoy!!! Till next time!


Joy Studio Giveaway

Who wouldn't want the chance to win such amazing Halloween fabric.  Hop on over and check it out.


Friday, October 1, 2010

My WIP Bust and a new pumpkin

Been super busy lately it seems.   I never feel like I have enough time in the day.    Here is my new WIP and she is going to be a beauty when she's done.  I can't wait.  She was one of my many head I posted a week ago or so.   She is drying more now but I am in love already!    Mr.  Bonejangles has arms and hands and is getting his sand on today and then look out paint here he come.  I am really excited about this guy.  He has been a brain racker since inception on notebook paper with crayon. 

Also got a new little pumpkin done.  He was ever so patient and after he is sealed he will be ready to go to a new home when someone adopts him.

Till then I leave you with pics and a Have A GREAT Friday!


Artistic Halloween Queens Giveaway

31 prizes in 31 days!  Check them out to participate.!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I got a little off track yesterday.  I didn't get my stitch markers done.  :(  I ended up making a mosaic lawn tile with my 2 year old niece.  (seen here)  This is the aftermath of her 2nd birthday!  Chocolate cake war paint.  I think this is still my favorite pic from that party.

Anywho, Gabby and I spent an exciting day making this awesome mosaic garden stone and making hand print bats and at the flea market.  Did I ever tell you how much I love the flea market.  I go sometimes twice a week just to walk around and check everything out.  Well yesterday was my lucky day.  I have owls in my kitchen.  I collect them I love them they are amazing and fun.  Well as I was walking through the flea market this old glass bank catches my eye.  It was an owl and it was a buck!  I thought wow what a great find.  So I kept walking around and then stumbled upon this gold mine!!!! $ 10 bucks for two boxes of assorted owls!  (and a ceramic shoe)   A quick cleaning and then these vintage beauties will soon be gracing my shelves!!  My hubby thinks I'm strange that most of our rooms have themes.  We have owls in the kitchen, circus freaks in the bathroom and Halloween in the upstairs bathroom all year round.  A friend of mine said she once went to the bathroom in a house that had clocks from floor to ceiling.  She said it was so freaky because they were everywhere, all sizes and all different times.  ha ha

So that includes my day yesterday but it wouldn't be complete without a picture of Gabby's garden stone.  I think she did great for being two.: )  Enjoy your Wednesday ladies and gents I am off to get some work done!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Good Morning

Wow!  Getting up at 530 am was never my favorite thing to do.    Oh well that means more time to work on my stuff!  Dr. visit this morning for my check up and then it's off to make mosaic patio stones with my 2 year old niece and 7 year old nephew.  Now that will be interesting.   Also I am participating in an Ed Hardy swap on Raverly so I am going to be making some stitch markers this morning.  Little skulls and roses and tattoo style hearts.  Should be fun and I get to play in clay so it will be a good morning.

Well we have a winner of the ornament giveaway.  Miss Cindy Anderson won the little Candy Corn Witch!  Congrats Cindy and thanks to everyone who took part.  I plan on having more giveaways in the future. 

I am going to get sanding shortly and I did make some progress yesterday I started painting the little Joker head and I got some more sanding done. 

Well everyone enjoy your Tuesday and I will be back to check in later to show you my stitch markers.  : )


Monday, September 27, 2010

What I'm working on

I still have Mr. Bonejangles in the works he is getting arms today.  Along with that I am working on a Lil' Devil trick or treater, a FrankenCandy ornie, a new pumpkinhead fellow and a Dark Knight Joker for my new brother in law to be.    Oh and I almost forgot a good sized Witch bust as well I have yet to name her but I know she is going to be gorgeous! 

Well that's what I am working on right now.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.