An October Monday

Wood Crafts, Primitives & other Fanciful Stuff ♥


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Oh Monday, Monday…

Merry Monday WoodSprites!

Just a quick post today, have lots to do.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 

Last week was very emotional for us.  We gathered with family (which was long overdue) to honor Robert’s sister Becky.  It was bittersweet to come together with family to say goodbye to someone we all love so dearly.  It made me realize we need to cherish all those we love everyday, we never know who much time we have with them.

Our wee clan made it home Friday evening and we spent a lovely night gathered around our kitchen table sharing stories of life and all the things we love.  Evie had some wish paper and her daddy and her wrote messages to Becky and sent them to the heavens… It was a beautiful moment shared between the two of them.

Saturday night Robert an I went to our first local event, the Earth Warriors Spring Bash.  We were able to just let the daily grind of life go away for a few hours.  We met a few wonderful folks and got to listen to a great band Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters.  We had a great night and it was very much needed.

Robert and I were able to put together a few items for the event’ silent auction to help raise money for the Earth Warriors Festival coming up in September.  Here’s a peek at what we donated.

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A Stag Altar & two Kitchen Magic Baskets.

 

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Cernunnos on each side

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Stag Altar

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Playful Pan, Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wand

 

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Front side

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Front side of Maiden Moonlight Mixer

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Maiden Moonlight Mixer

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Re-Purposed Bottle for holding magical tinctures and such!

 

We had a more masculine bottle made for the Pan basket but for some reason I must have not snapped a picture.  Each basket also had a rustic little wooden star candle holder and candle.  I wish I would have had more time to put into the baskets but there is always next year 😉

This week I am working on a few new wood-crafts!   I am hoping to have them done by Wednesday and of course I will share pictures here!  I will also be adding more items at An October Monday Zazzle Shop!  I have a Viking tee shirt design I created for my oldest son!  So if you’re looking for some unique tee’s for the summer festivals head on over and check our shop!  And as always you can find all our wood-crafts at An October Monday Etsy Shop!  

Well time to fly, have much to do on the magical Monday, may magic fill your day too!

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop ~ Home of our handcrafted wood items.

An October Monday Zazzle Shop ~ home of our Tee’s, Totes and more!

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures 😉


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Another Magical Monday

Merry Monday WoodSprites!

Well the start of spring has brought a lot of happenings our way.  Some good and some bittersweet.  First, I want to say thank you for the kinds words I received about my sister-in-law on her passing.  We will be gathering this week with family to honor her life and to start the healing process.  She was very loved and will be missed by all her knew her.

Also, we are honored to be donating a few of our crafty items to Earth Warriors, “Luck of the Irish – EWF Spring Bash 2014“. I am working on a very handsome Celtic Stag design for a personal altar/table, a couple of Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wands and beautiful bottles for keeping herbal waters and such. These items will be part of a raffle or silent auction, along with many other great items!  We are super excited to be plugging into our local community events and groups!  What a blessing for us.

If you are in the central Ohio area and want more information please click the link to visit the Earth Warriors website. 

Now for all you non-wood magical minded folk, An October Monday has a brand new line of tee’s and bags (and more to come!) in our new An October Monday Zazzle Shop!  So if you are looking for one of a kind tee’s for the summer please hop on over and check them out! Here’s a peek at what you’ll find:

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Moonlight Meditation Womens Tee Perfect for the yoga loving witch!

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Witchstock Mens Tee Great for everyday casual wear!

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Witch ~ The Original TreeHugger Tote. Great for shopping, heading to beach or to festivals!

We will be adding many more items over the next few weeks so please do come back and visit.  And as always, I will post when new items are up in either our Etsy Shop or Zazzle Shop here on the blog and our Facebook Page. 

Remember you can also connect with An October Monday on our Facebook Page… So if you haven’t what are you waiting for?  

Well time to fly, I have a lot of things to do this week.  I hope to hop on here again before the week is up but if not I will return next Monday!

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop ~ Home of our handcrafted wood items.

An October Monday Zazzle Shop ~ home of our Tee’s, Totes and more!

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures 😉

 


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In Loving Memory…

This week has been bittersweet… This month has been a balance of good and bad and as a student of life I will try to see the lessons there for me to learn. 

For those who know me and my family you know we have waited to learn if my husband Robert had lung cancer.  It was a long wait one no one ever wants to go through.  I cannot imagine my life without my husband of 20 years, my best friend and my soul mate by my side, so you can imagine the great relief and happiness on March 17, 2014 when we learned he was cancer free!

We celebrated as a family, it was one of the best days of my life, and I was so grateful and incredibly blessed.  Sadly our celebrating would be short lived when Robert’s younger sister Becky was called home to heaven.

We take for granted those in our life, our loved ones and friends.  I know I am dealing with my own feelings, my own regrets that I didn’t make more time in my life for my beautiful sister-in-law.  I spoke briefly with her last week on her birthday.  We talked about going camping, taking the kids to Cedar Point and heading out to our sister Heather’s to just hang out.

It is my promise to do all those things we spoke of… They will be my way to celebrate her and her life with my children and her brother.

I know she is home, she is with her Mom, her Grandmothers, her Grandfathers and so many who love her. I hope she meets my sister Angie and my best friend Frankie, the stories they can share! I do hope that she will, from time to time, grace us here in this life with her love, may we feel it on a summer breeze, in each sunset, soft rays of sunshine to warm our hearts.

We love you Becky, and we will honor your memory always in our home.  Thank you for always accepting me, for being my sister and I know your brother may not have said it enough but He Loves You so much.

 We look forward to the day we will be with you again…

All our Love.

~ For You Becky  ~

Life so fragile

In a blink of an eye

You were gone

Yet your memory remains

It fills our hearts

Reminds us to love

Tears fall

Emotions swirl

Life so young

Life so fragile

With a warriors heart

You lived bravely

You showed courage

You embodied love

Life so beautiful

Life so fragile

May hearts heal

May you be there

Whispering to our souls

May we honor you

And all you believed in

Life so fragile…

And yet your love is so strong.

We Love You Becky…

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Hump Day & Happy Dance!

Hello all you beautiful magical creatures!  Hope you are surviving the week and feel a sense of relief that you have made it halfway through it.  Yes, the weekend is almost here!  But that’s not why I’m doing a happy dance…

Why am I doing a happy dance you ask?

Because I don’t have to change my name for the new shop!!!  It was very odd, as if by magic 😉 I tried An October Monday one more time and presto it worked!  I am so excited and now can get back on track to open my new shop with all kinds of groovy things.

I will also be doing some small tweaks here on the blog and you may have noticed that the Facebook Page and Etsy Shop have new banners with my new logo.  If you haven’t visited the other sites here’s a peek at the new logo.

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Remember her, she was my original witch for An October Monday… She has been with me for a year now and I felt she deserves to stick around!   

Also, I have a few items up in the Etsy Shop, please pop over and take a look.  If you haven’t liked us on Facebook hop on over and show us a little love… We’ll love ya back ♥

Boy how time flies, so I must be off, I have lots of things to get done!

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop

An October Monday Facebook Page

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest

And another link Coming Soon!!!


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What’s In A Name?

Happy Monday!  I know I was going to do a Friggen Friday blog post but I was off licking my name wounds… Hence the title “What’s In A Name?”

For me a lot went into my name, An October Monday is very personal to me so imagine my surprise when I went to register my name at my (spoiler alert) new shop for my new tee shirt designs… I was so sad!  Looks like last October, early November, someone opened a shop with October Monday, so my name was not available for me to use.  That really put me in a funk.

But what’s a girl to do?  So I have been spending the weekend much like Winnie the Pooh…

 

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I talked with my husband and we decided maybe my new shop and designs deserve a new name?  But this is a lot of work… Should I change my name at my Etsy Shop as well?  What about my blog? Another Winnie the Pooh moment…

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I must admit I’m no strange to change, and like a little tree I try to bend… I mean I did have my old Blog GraveOlogy before An October Monday… So do I change yet again?  Maybe if I look at An October Monday as my chrysalis and now it’s time to emerge from my sweet safe cocoon and trust in change, then all will be well? 

We tossed around a few name ideas, one was Wytchology… Kind of my thing, yes?  But I always love feedback, so maybe a few of you out there (taps on computer screen), you are out there… Right? Maybe you can lend a hand and tell me what you think?  New name? Wytchology?  Or maybe you have a name idea…  I’d love to hear it!

So for the moment, until I figure out the name game, I am at a stand still with some really cool things.  But one way or another I will make a decision by the end of the week, or as soon as I get the hunny pot of my head!  O_o

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop

An October Monday Facebook Page

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest

And another link Coming Soon!!!


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An October Monday Etsy Shop is Open!

Just a quick post to say, An October Monday Etsy Shop is open once more…

There are only few items available, some old, some new but all magical!  

All the new designs will be available very soon and some other exciting things!  So I hope you’ll keep checking back ♥

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An October Monday Tarot Card Tray Available in our Etsy Shop!

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop

An October Monday Facebook Page

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest

And another link Coming Soon!!!

 


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What’s Been Brewing at My Crafty Home…

Happy Tuesday WoodSprites!

I know, I normally blog on Monday’s but I have been busy battling a terrible cold over the past few days.  Today the sun was shining and I was feeling much better.  I’m hoping you all had a much better weekend than me.

I won’t be terribly long here today because I plan on being back here to blog… Oh if all goes well Friday!  Yes, a Friggen Friday blog day!  I am hoping to have the Etsy Shop up and going tomorrow.  I won’t have much in it as I am still working on all the new designs and I need my very handsome husband to cut out my plaques for all the signs.  I am hoping to have the wood cut this weekend!

So what’s been brewing other than a cold?

A lot!

I have a bunch of brand new Kitchen Witch Primitives.

A brand new line I call Hippie Witch 😉

Some new An October Monday Apothecary stuff!

Brand new (totally awesome) Typography Witch Art!

Bringing back the Vintage Gypsy inspired art!

And very soon I will be offering Be ~ Witching Apparel and much more!

I am so excited with all the changes and creative energy that 2014 has brought my way.  I am planning on going to as many festivals this summer as I can.  Sadly I won’t be selling at them; I will be going to see how things go being a vendor (yes, I’m a festival vendor newb).  Of course this could change if things go really, really well with the online shops!  And I wouldn’t complain a bit if I can sell at some festivals this year.  Who knows maybe I can sneak one or two in this fall?

So how about a little sneak peek of what’s been brewing here in my crafty home?

Tarot Tray

Be Witched

AOM Tee  `Tarot Box

And there’s more!  But I don’t want to show everything just yet 😉

 I get so excited thinking about all the new things coming!  I hope you do too…

Well WoodSprites time to getting cooking in the kitchen, I have my wee clan to feed.

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

Visit Us At

An October Monday Etsy Shop

An October Monday Facebook Page

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest

And another link Coming Soon!!!