Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, my pretties!!!
Be safe, have fun, and may magic fill your lives.
I just wanted to share with you what I won.
I am over the moon. These are gorgeous.
2 beautiful Halloween wooden ornaments from Leah Humberston.
Scroll down on her blog to read everything.
Her Etsy id is Leahsartmagic
Her Ebay id is the same
The detail is fabulous and even the eye hooks are painted black.
  I love the little finishing touches that people put in to their work!
I even got this lovely signed and dated ATC (bottom right side) from her too!!
Check her out, her work is wonderful and very well finished too.
Thank you Leah!!
Have a great night.
I am off to go trick or treating.
Love and hugs.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

7th giveaway-it is dead WINNER!!

I am so nervous and Gramma takes her time on these.

She counts all of the comments.
And then she counts all of the extra comments.
She subtracts the extra comments from the total comments to make sure she is correct.
She writes all the names on papers.
She counts those again to make sure the total is right.

She folds all the little papers in half and then folds them in half again and one more time for good measure.
By the time she does this they are all mixed up
She stirs them all up and then counts them again.

Then after that she picks one!!

you are the winner and gramma says the follow place is on the right,
 she moved it up so you could see it!!

Chris get gramma your address.
Her e-mail is on her profile page.
I hope you all have a safe and great Halloween if I don't talk to you before that!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

7th Giveaway- It is Dead!

The next give away is going to be this pair of Day of the Dead earrings.
They have Sterling silver wires hand formed by me.
Two flowers in pink, orange, green, and complimentary shades made from Cernit phthalate Polymer Clay. Each of the colors are layed in to the pattern you see, they are not painted.
This topped off by a skull sculpted by me also.
The flowers are about 1 1/4" across at the widest point and the earring from the top of the silver wire to the bottom of the flower is about 1 1/2" long.
If you  do not follow, then follow, and leave a comment in the words of wisdom comment area.
I am closing this one on the 27th at 6 pm pdt.
Good luck and thank you!
I will ship world wide.

Why we are doing this for a year!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Madi here- tell everyone you know

I got something to tell you!!!!
My Auntie Renee is having a giveaway.
Her page is here:
I get so excited when Gramma lets me tell you what is up.
This is one of the best giveaways Gramma has ever seen. Me too!
Auntie Renee has posted 500 times and is giving away art work from a wonderful and talented artist named Tessa Edwards.
This is the link that will tell you the whole story about the giveaway. Hurry.
You only have to the 27th of October too.

Tessa's page is here:
Her art work is not expensive and she uses lots of beautiful colors.
Aunite Renee said "My dear friend Tessa has been selling her prints and donating 100% of the proceeds to help save the lives of children in Swaziland."

and this is a picture that my Auntie Ces drew of Tessa
you can read the story at Auntie Ces' blog here:

She looks like a beautiful lady doesn't she? She is though, inside and out, if she is helping kids.
Kids with out parents and grandparents.
I can not imagine what it would be like to be with out my mom and my Gramma and Papa.

All of this, no matter how you do it, benifits my gramma's friend, Dr. Maithri, who helps kids like me in another country far away!
Auntie Renee said this:
"His name is Maithri (My3) Goonetilleke and he has a dream. He has a dream that I believe in. His dream is for the people of Swaziland to have running water and food to eat; a dream where children can actually survive childhood.

Maithri is instrumental in the group ‘Possible Dreams International’ and their website is

Maithri’s blog is ‘The Soaring Impulse’ and his website is .
If you have not visited him yet, you really are missing out on an important young man."

Gramma says "it takes a village to raise children"
and I say "It takes the world to help them"
Madi out! I love you guys!
See you soon.
Oh ya, tell everyone you know!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The winner of the 6th Giveaway-Witchy-poo, BC, and Boo

I could not have really planned this,
even if I kind of wanted to.
I could hardly believe it was happening
and that it was really true.
The fates have chosen this winner,
with a small rotation of the spinner.
It is the 6th giveaway and for the frightful Witchy-POO.
It was just so perfect.
I am sure you will agree
that the prize should indeed
rest in the hands of the delightful and giving
MRS. B!!!!
When the # 2 came up,
I got the chills,
even in my sweater.
I laughed out loud and chuckled in to the night.
 and I thought,
this is definitely the best choice,
I could not have picked it better.

Congratulations Mrs. B,
you are now one with the Poo!!
Be sure and get back to me
with your address. ;-D
Little joke there.
I am thrilled she is going to live with you!!

The 31 days of Halloween are still about. Drop by Mrs. B's and check it out!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

5th Giveaway- Two new winners

I am so sorry to the two people that did not get their winnings. When I give something away, it is so important that I be able to get in touch with you. If you have a blogger profile and you can put your email on it, do it. If you have a blog and it is private, guess what, I can not talk to you. Or put it in the comment.
I go to some trouble to search out the winners, even posting to the blogs they follow. When that does not work I give them a week to get back in touch with me.
So now that I have had my little moment on my soap box, on to the new winners.

Kind Clay aka Jenny
LD Watkins

Friday, October 16, 2009

Here is a sneak peek-tomorrow on Mrs.B's

You should really check out Mrs. B's tomorrow!

Mrs. B is crazy to take on this monumental task, don't tell her. I, being organizing deficient, can just imagine what her life is like right now.
Tell her that she is so awesome, and what nice things to do for all of us, please, tell her.

It will be the 17th day of Halloween; again I am playing in this one. I am having so much fun.

Don't blame me if you find your life in runes if you miss it. I warned you.

Welcome to all my new pretties, welcome aboard.

And thank you!!!
Oh, and don't forget to enter in the giveaway here

Remember that I use comment moderation. I will post it as soon as I can.
So leave your "words of wisdom".

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

6th Giveaway- In honor of Mrs. B and the 31 days of Halloween

I am going to have a giveaway today too. This will be the 6th giveaway for Howard and I on this blog and our year of paying it forward and backwards. You can read about why we started this here:

 I thought it was time to do something Halloweeny for the season. This Giveaway is in honor of Mrs. B and her 31 days of halloween and all the work she has done for this.
Mrs. B you can enter this one!
And for my blog pretties, remember to go over to Mrs. B's if you want a chance at the little copper wand in the last post.

Follow this blog (facebook or google, scroll down on the right hand side) and reply on this post for a chance to win this spooktacular witch and her friends, BC and BOO.
I am only going to have this run till October 18th and then I will pick a winner. The contest will close at 6pm PDT.

This is a brooch; all of it is made by me, even the wire work and components except for the Hematite star and moons on her hat. I always put love, hugs, and good intentions in to everything I make.

Witchy poo is 4 1/4" from the tip of her hat to the bottom of her wire body. She is 2 1/2" wide at her widest point which are her upraised arms. The wire used is copper Artistic Wire and is color coated in a green color. I used a 16 gauge and 24 gauge.
The clay I used is Cernit. It is signed on the back. This is a one of a kind piece.
If you come from Mrs. B's and can name her gray and white cat, I will give you another entry. Just post again with the name of the cat. Thank you for visiting me and my little space on the internet. Boos and kisses.
I use comment moderation and will post your entries as soon as I get on the computer.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On Mrs.B's

Mrs.B at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom is having a month long celebration of Halloween, called the 31 days of Halloween. It has been a blast so far and I am excited to say that tomorrow, the 14th of October, I am going to be part of this giveaway extravaganza!!

There are usually 5 things given away. I am one of those. This little hand wand is only about 6" long, has handmade Cernit embellishments on both ends, a quartz crystal point, made with 14 gauge copper wire and wrapped with 24 gauge copper wire with glass beads of all kinds added to that.

It has a little sign in the middle that says magick made out of Cernit and it is packed with love and good intentions for the user.
It comes in a beautiful chocolate colored bag.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

List of winners for the 5th giveaway!

I want to ship these out all at the same time. So if you can please wait, I will get them out to you all as soon as all of the rest of the winners reply.
Thank you so much all of you, for playing along with me!!!
I am looking forward to seeing what you all make with your kits!!
Terry's Treasures (too late, no response)

Anonymous Tina G
Sharon P
Bygone Productions (too late, no response)
Creager Studios
SandiLee James

I have waited until today 10/18/09 (I think that is more than fair) to see if the winners that had not contacted me would reply and they haven't so I am going to pick two more people. I will get back to you with the new winners.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thank you so much for the Kreativ Blogger award

Pattee at Odd-dolls gave me this wonderful award
Pattee has also started her own Ning

She is a new blog friend that I am becoming very attached to. She is a talented artist and a very good person.
Right now she is revelling in the season and if you love witches, she makes some outstanding ones.
Too bad I can not give it back to Pattee, because I love reading her blog!
Check her blog out.

Here are the award rules:

1) Thank the person who gave you this award. Thank you Pattee!!!

2) Copy the logo and place it on your blog. Done!
3) Link the person who nominated you. Done!
4) Name 7 things about yourself that no one would know. I could tell you but then I would have to kill you!
5) Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers" OK
6) Post links to the seven blogs... OK
7) Comment on each of these blogs that you've nominated. Soon! Done

7 Things you probably don't know about me:
I am borrowing from Pattee for ideas, it is saturday, no thinking on saturdays.;-D

1) I used to work in a power plant and not in the the office there.
2) I majored in Ceramics
3) My husband worked at the power plant
4) I have always wanted to be a witch and some people would say I have mastered that.
5) I have tattoos and my nose is pierced. Yay! Pattee
6) I quit smoking 2 years ago, when Howard got cancer
7) I am finally getting comfortable in my own skin~

My nominations are:
SoFiA at Smiling at every Sunrise
Michelle at the Thruth as I know it
Theresa at Sycamore Moon Studios
Chris at Prism Trail                
PWally at Mostly True Stories
Pattee at Odd-dolls                 I can do what I want!!! mwahhhhhhhaa 
Gretchen at Wooden Nickel  

Check out and enjoy these blogs, they have a lot to offer.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Listen up!!

Yo yo peeps, listen up!

How you all doin? This is your gurl Madi here, relaying the message from my Grams. She is so excited.
I love it when Grams is excited, she is so fun!! We laugh a lot!!
I gots two teef. Check it.
Jacquard Products/Rupert, Gibbon, and Spider is so nice to donate all 12 Cernit kits to the winners. Check out their stuff, it is amazing, and my Pops sells it all in his store  He could use the money, otherwise how is he going to buy me all my bling? Speakin on da bling, did you know Pearl-ex Powders comes in 1/4 pound and 1 pound containers?
Pimp your pad, mix it in a clear glaze and paint it on your walls.

Now here goes and the winners are:

LD Watkins

Anonymous Tina G

Sharon P

Kind Clay aka Jenny







Creager Studios

SandiLee James
All you peeps need to get together with my Grams if you want your kits. Her email is on her profile page.
She needs your addresses and your names to mail these out.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Belfry alert- another gone batty!

It seems it is too late, another is completely batty! This is not really a bad thing; in some places it might even be considered a good thing. It is just batastic to see these bat pendants, it means that someone is reading. Thank you!

A la fangs!!! Cute, cute, and cuter with the babies!!
The fangs are a very nice touch Robin! Very nice.

Robin Milne is definitely batty!!! She is on a roll.
Robin has all kinds of great pieces on her Flickr site, you can see them here

How she finds time to go batty I will never know. She is the president of the New Jersey Polymer Clay Guild and Vice President of the Bead Society of New Jersey.

Is this a murder of Bats?

Robin also has a wonderful Etsy Store, Claying Around, with some beautiful pieces. You can visit her store here at this link!
Thank you Robin for taking a batty time out in your busy life, it means the world to me.

Batty original post here:
Marie's Batty 2nd post here:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Art Now for Autism

I am so proud to be able to be part of this charity, Art Now for Autism.
Art Now for Autism is an annual online fine arts and crafts exhibition and fund raiser benefiting autism awareness and research. This year's event will benefit Autism Speaks with 100% of art sales going directly to them through their National Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The reverse auction begins October 5th at 9am.
 I have 3 pieces in the auction as one lot, the one above, which is a day of the dead pendant on decorative cording.

 This necklace, which is millefiori pieces collaged on to a filigree piece strung with glass and millefiori beads, signed with a millefiori bead. The images you see are not painted, but layered colored clays that build the image and then cross sections are cut and drilled to make these beads.

And the matching bracelet!

There are tons of other artists and their work.
There are also 3 pages of work by artists with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

October 5 & 6
Reverse Auction Opens AT 9AM EST.
All Art is $90

October 7 & 8
Unsold art drops to $60 at 9AM EST on Oct. 7.

October 9 & 10
Last two days.
Final price starts at 9AM EST on Oct. 9.

Any remaining art is $30.
This year's exhibit includes the work of 90 artists from around the USA, Canada, France, Italy, Australia, Brazil, and the Netherlands. Included in this amazing list of artists are a number of artists with autism spectrum disorders. Over 160 pieces of fine art and craft are included in the exhibit. There is something for everyone!

Please help us spread the word about Art Now for Autism by forwarding, tweeting, posting, blogging, and talking about Art Now for Autism!

100% of art sales will go to Autism Speaks through their National Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.

We appreciate your support! Any questions? Please email Claudine Intner, the organizer of Art Now for Autism at