An October Monday

Wood Crafts, Primitives & other Fanciful Stuff ♥


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Custom Creations

Good morning again Wood Sprites!

The one thing we are doing as part of our business is creating custom signs for, well, just about everything!  I wanted to take a moment and show you some of the recent custom projects that we have completed and just how you can go about getting your own custom creation.

As some of you may know, we often enjoy the company of our friend Heather Killen.  Owner of the shop here in Newark, OH named Violet Flame Gifts.  She had requested a few multipurpose signs for either shop or festival use.  These signs pictured below were very special order and can be used in a number of ways.  As you can see, they come with a base to stand on a product shelf or they are capable of being hung.  They can also be laid down if need be.  These signs only cost $10.00 a piece and if ordering 5 or more the price does go down.

Custom Signs

Click to view larger size. Available at http://www.anoctobermonday.com

Additionally, the same customer ordered a very specific sign for her kitchen.  This sign had a phrase of the customers choice, and is pictured below.  Custom signs of this size start at $24.95 and vary by size and artwork.

There are consequences

Click to view larger size. Available at http://www.anoctobermonday.com

As with all of our signs, they are organically stained with an earth friendly, home made vinegar stain, and are either sealed with a non toxic water based poly, or our own homemade wood polish.

All of our creations are available at An October Monday website or at our Etsy Store.

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures  😉
#AnOctoberMondaySignsForWitches


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A Whole Lot of Craftiness Going On…

Happy Hump Day WoodSprites and Witches!

Today is a busy day in the wood studio… new orders to fill and new designs underway. A whole lot of craftiness happening around here!  If you haven’t heard we are now offering 4×5 in. table top signs (great for shops, vendors, weddings and more!) at An October Monday and they will soon be available in our Etsy Shop as well. 

We have also been busy creating new travel size altars!  These will be coming very soon so be on the look out for them…

Also, time is ticking on our 13 Days Till Halloween Giveaway make sure to enter, no purchase necessary, all you have to do is visit our Giveaway page at An October Monday Shop.  We’ll be giving away our beautiful word art design Be Witched to one lucky winner!  No purchase necessary, all you need is an email 😉

Well time to fly have lots of things brewing!

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures  😉
#AnOctoberMondaySignsForWitches


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13 Days Till Halloween Giveaway

Merry Saturday WoodSprites!

Things have been busy around here… Lot’s of new crafty creations underway!  Things like custom table top signs, great for vendors, weddings, shops and more.  We will soon be offering travel size altars with several designs to choose from!  So keep your eye’s open for our new crafty creations.

Also, An October Monday would like to give one lucky winner a Halloween treat, so we are offering a chance to win Be Witched A.O.M’s word art sign.

To enter please visit: www.anoctobermonday.com

To enter please visit: http://www.anoctobermonday.com

 

To enter please visit our shop An October Monday and click on the Giveaway tab. One winner will be randomly selected on All Hallow’s Eve!

Good Luck and Happy Haunting!

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures  😉

#AnOctoberMondaySignsForWitches 


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Witching Hour Savings

Fly on over to An October Monday or An October Monday Etsy Shop and receive 10% off ANY ITEM with coupon code: TGIF1014!  This sale ends at 5:30 am… Treat yourself to something magickal!

Coupon Expires 5:30 am October 18, 2014

Coupon Expires 5:30 am October 18, 2014


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AOM ♥’s AHS and We’re Not Clowning Around!

American Horror Story… What can I say except I friggen LOVE it!

Last night was the second episode of the season and I am not going to give any spoilers so don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet.  I just wanted to show A.H.S a little love from A.O.M after the attack of the killer clowns from C.A.I (Clowns of American International)…  New story here.  They are even planning a clown protest… Egads!

Now I have been a fan of A.H.S from season 1 but this years they have hit my fear nerve right on the money… FRIGGEN CLOWNS!  I don’t see why the C.A.I (unless they are hopping on the A.H.S fame train) is making a stink.  Shall we take a quick glance at some of the most horrific things created? 

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What the hell could be creepier than this?  

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Okay a bunch of floating clowns heads is pretty scary!

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Oh my gosh just look at the last one… Wait, never mind that’s a picture of Robert, my husband 😉  

Anyway, the point I’m making is, Clowns are scary, their painted on smile, over sized shoes,and look at John Wayne Gacy for heavens sake!

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Now let’s take a peek at the lovable portrayal of Clowns:

Pennywise – It

Poltergeist – Scariest Clown Doll ever!

Killer Clowns from Outer Space

Captain Spaulding – Need I say more… duh

Gurdy the Clown – 100 Tears

Oh the list goes on and on…  And lest us not forget… EVERY HALLOWEEN HAUNT centered around, yup, CLOWNS!

Face it C.A.I, you guys are what nightmares are made of.  I know you’ve been scaring the crap out of me since I was a wee lass terrorized by BoZo.

All kidding aside, American Horror Story is not for wee lads and lass, it’s for grown up (or kids trapped in adult bodies) and the way I see it, clowns have been scaring folks for centuries so what’s the big deal now?  

Okay enough CLOWNING AROUND, American Horror Story just keep doing what your doing and I’ll keep tuning in!  An October Monday supports and loves A.H.S one the creepiest shows on ♥

And remember… if you’re looking for that special crafty creation to spruce up your magickal space… Check out our wickedly delightful witch crafts at one of our online shops! 

An October Monday Shop 

An October Monday Etsy

Or just come hangout with us on Facebook

PS:  To all my friends out in California (especially the San Joaquin County) Beware of the Clowns!


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Shop photos and other news.

Well good morning Wood Sprites, and Happy Hump Day to all!

As we were prepping and getting ready to launch the store, we noticed that all of our photos had a bit of a yellow hue to them. This was somewhat corrected with my photo editing program but you can really tell that it is still there. We started doing a little research and the lighting that we used was a soft white light. This is the most un-natural light you an get. At least from the home store where the bulbs were purchased stand point. Coming in around 1000-3000K (don’t really know what this number means). As we started comparing different bulbs, there are much brighter (white) lights available. So while shopping for supplies, we picked up a 5000K, natural daylight bulb. Boy was that light better! So over the course of the next few days, you can expect to see new photos of our products at the webstore An October Monday.  This also means we should be updating our Etsy store as well.  So be on the look out for those.

More shop news!  We have been commissioned by our favorite local store to create some signs for her shop!  Our good friend Heather Killen, owner of Violet Flame Gifts has requested a couple of signs for labeling different areas of her store.  Wood work on these was completed yesterday, and the art should be done today.  As soon as these are completed, we will post photos for all to see.  Yes with better lighting as mentioned above.

We also have begun work on a series of new small, portable, personal altars.  One in the series of two new designs was created yesterday and the other should be done today.  Artwork will then follow and be posted to the store soon.

As you can see, it was a pretty busy day yesterday.

Until next time…

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

Visit Us At:

An October Monday ~ Our first stand alone web shop!

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

An October Monday Facebook Page ~ Our Facebook Hangout!

Oh and yes we are on Pinterest too!

An October Monday Pinterest ~ Oh our pretty pictures  😉

#AnOctoberMondaySignsForWitches