An October Monday

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I {heart} Rhody Blog & Me!

Happy Wednesday WoodSprites!

So excited today I {heart} Rhody blog article on An October Monday came out!  So if you wanted to know a little bit more about me and my crafty creations here is a wonderful piece to read.

Artist ~ Julie A. Eastin ~ Narragansett.


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Only 83 Days Till Halloween!

Happy Saturday WoodSprites!

Can you believe only 83 more days till Halloween!  Oh my stars and whiskers!

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So what have I been up to? I had a lovely week of working on orders that are rolling in for the Halloween Season and not focusing on new designs.  Which is why I am here today to post a reminder of An October Monday’s Halloween ordering for Halloween.  So here it is:

To receive your order by October 1st your order must be placed no later than September 15th.  Remember I craft most pieces at time of order and need time to create your wickedly wonderful piece. 

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Of course you can order after that date but it will arrive later than the first of October. 

There may be a few exceptions to the ordering date such as the Boo~tiful Spirits talking board.  Those take a longer time to create, so if you are thinking of ordering a Boo~tiful talking board for the Halloween Season, please place your order early in September if you want it by October 1st.  

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Also, the later you wait there may be a chance I have to stop taking in orders, this will only happen if there is a whole lot of orders at one time.  

Here’s a peek of just a few of our whimsical witch crafts at An October Monday!

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Oh and coming up this month An October Monday will be featured on I {heart} Rhody Exploring Rhode Island Blog!  I am so excited I hope you’ll check it out!

Well WoodSprites time to fly I have orders to create!

Until next time…

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts & Live in Love,
J.
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105 Days Till Halloween… Are You Ready?

Happy Friday WoodSprites!

Sorry I have not posted in a bit, I was busy working on lots of orders (one rather large one for Violet Flame Gifts, only available in the shop).  I have also been working my butt off to get some new designs ready for the Halloween Seasons and autumn.  I am hoping to have them all up and ready for the shop by the middle of next week.

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So you may be wondering what’s up with the Halloween count down… Well I am going to do some simple math to help you see why it’s important.

It is 105 days to Halloween, that means there are 75 ordering days to make sure you have the An October Monday witch crafts to kick off the season.  Most of my pieces are created at time of order, if it is slow for me it might only take a day or two to create your whimsy but if I have lots of orders it can take up to 3 weeks!   WHAT?!  I know that seems crazy but I work from my very wee cottage this means I don’t have much room to keep a bunch of items on hand.  I am going to start creating a few of the popular pieces so I will have some done for the witching season…Wish me luck!

I’m excited that Halloween is creeping up!

The shop is seeing a steady stream of lookie loos and a bunch of witchy favorites, this means folks are starting to window shop their Halloween favs.  I can’t wait to show the new items; a beautiful Witching Hour Clock with pendulum, a new piece to the Practical Magic series, a witches welcome sign and few other goodies are brewing here in the wee cottage!  If all goes well I want to get a new spirit board done, I love creating them!

Not much for new items up in the shop.  I did manage to finish the very handsome red oak Green Man portable altar, still finishing up the female counter part.  So here is a look at the newest altar in our shop!

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Okay one more Halloween push then I shall say Au revoir…  An October Monday carries 22 (and growing) witch themed items.  So make sure you are ready for the Season of the Witch!

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Wishing you all a beautiful weekend and until next,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts & Live in Love,
J.
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Custom Pieces, Pendulum Boards and Mini Signs… Oh My!

Merry Freya’s Day WoodSprites!

I have been busy, busy, busy!  I hope you all had a most joyous Summer Solstice or Winter Solstice, depending on what side of this lovely green planet you live on.  We celebrated at home, just my wee clan and I but we did visit the Mutton & Mead Festival in Massachusetts and had a fantastic time.  I mean who wouldn’t want to cheer your favorite knight on in a joust, visit with woodland creatures of all sorts,  devour a smoked turkey leg, and wander the market place looking for your next treaure!

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My handsome lads with the talented Vixens En Garde!

The shop has been growing inch by inch and row by row (throw back to John Denver, not sure if he was the original but he’s who I remember singing it!).   I have been blessed to do a couple custom orders (still working on one of them), and filling a nice size order for Violet Flame Gifts in Newark Ohio, a few altars and a couple this and that orders.  Somehow in the middle of all this I managed to create 3 new pendulum designs and 3 new mini signs for the shop!

So let’s take a peek at what I have been up to shall we?

I was contacted by a lovely lady who has a bit of a cheeky pup named Barron, this lively pooch has a habit of being outside when thought to be inside or vice versa.  So I was contacted to create a Lil Asshole (her plucky nic-name from her loving family) is in/out sign to help them know if she was inside or outside!  Here’s a look at what I made:

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So if you didn’t know we can and do custom orders… Now you know! 😉

On to the shops new items! 

We now have for your pleasure…

Crow & Roses Yes/No Pendulum board

Sugar Skull (re-designed) Yes/No Pendulum Board

Papa Legba Yes/No Pendulum Board

And brand new to the shop mini signs!

Blessed Be Mini Sign

Harm None Mini Sign

As Above So Below Mini Sign

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The quaint little signs are only $10.00 perfect for gifts or for yourself!

 So as you can see I have been busy, busy, busy!  And I’m still not done!  I will be finishing up two orders today and then focusing on some new items/designs for the shop, like my lovely tribute to The Green Man & Wood Wife oak altars.  These original designs are stunning and I am super excited about them!  Here’s a peek at where I am with them.

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I still have to paint the leaves, eyes and this and that, I have decided to leave the altar top unstained, the red oak is just too pretty and I really like how they will have the color.  So with a little luck and a lot of hard work I am hoping to have them shop ready sometime next week!

Oh and you may (or may not) have noticed I re-designed An October Monday’s banner… I think I love it! For those wondering why there is a miniature schnauzer instead of a traditional black cat on the broom, well that is tribute to my whimsical little pup Quimber! Who can always be found in her chair next to me while I work on creating all these wonderful wood whimsies!  

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My sweet little hippie pup Quim ❤

Well WoodSprites I have blah blah blah’d on long enough… I’ve got things to craft and day dreams to dream!

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend and until next,
Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,
J.
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye ~ Summer Fun and Wood Whimsies

Merry Saturday WoodSprites!

Today is sunny and warm and I have lots to do.  So I won’t bah blah on for too long (well maybe).  Speaking of warm weather how many of you are going to any summer festivals?  I am for sure!  I have plans to head on over to Massachusetts Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival  next week, then in July I am off to Women’s Warrior Retreat but the one I am really excited for is Earth Warriors Festival in September.   

Earth Warriors is a smaller festival but it reminds us that we are all one people, all connected and being there is like coming home.  So if you still figuring out what festivals to attend this summer check out Earth Warriors with performance from the super talented Kellianna, the amazing Pictus, and more.  Wonderful presenters such as: Jacki Smith, Devin Hunter, Carlo Hawk Walker, Infinity Forge, Soolah Hoops and many more (plus you can stop by and visit me at the Violet Flame Gifts booth!).  So come gather round the fire, listen to the beat of the drums and know you are part of something at the Earth Warriors Festival!

Now time for An October Monday Shop update…

This week we added 3 more whimsical woodcrafts! 

Once Upon A Time, in the land of fairies, gargoyles and satyr…

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Down on your luck?  How about a little Black Cat Mojo

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And

Hear Ye, Hear Ye ~ No Soliciting

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This coming week I will be busy burning away an adorable custom order (my first pet piece!), a stunning Tree of Life altar order and new items such as pendulum boards, broom parking signs, magickal word signs, and custom spoons for the amazing Violet Flames Gifts located in Newark Ohio.  

I am also working hard to get 4 new styles of altars ready for the shop, so keep an eye out for those!

Well time for me to fly, lots of whimsical creations to whip up in the wood shop.

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend and until next,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,
J.
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Merry Thor’s Day!

Hello WoodSprites!

It has been a busy, busy past week or so, in a good way!  I want to say thanks to all of you who visit An October Monday and help to support it’s growth it makes my heart happy!  

So time for a shop item updates… We have two new items up in the Etsy Shop (well one is a set but…)

So here are this weeks new whimsical woodcrafts:

Laundry Today or Skyclad Tomorrow 

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3 Sisters

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This week I am busy working on two beautiful new altars, Green Lady and Green Man.  These will be done on stunning and sturdy oak and I super excited about these two lovelies!  One thing that is awesome about An October Monday portable altars is they are really portable.  Yes, they are small and convenient to just pick up and move from place to place but our altars were created with those who want to venture out into the outdoors or who have to travel a lot and want one that can easily and quickly be packed up to go.  With that in mind we made it fast and simple to remove the legs, kept the size small  enough (but not too small) to slip into a backpack or suitcase so you can take your personal altar wherever your path takes you!  We have two style available on the shop:

Art Nouveau Altar

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Tree of Life

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We are really excited to be adding two more styles to the shop!  I will share once they are available so keep an eye out for them!

Last weekend my darling husband and I ventured out to the Robin Hood Springtime Festival in New Haven CT… I loved it!  I have never been to a Renaissance Fair (don’t judge) I had such a great time!  This got me to thinking, maybe it’s time for An October Monday to start working toward doing some festivals… And maybe even adding some Renaissance/Fantasy items in the shop?  Dragons, Fairies, and  Knights… OH MY!  So what do you think?  

Also, I want to announce that An October Monday will be the featured artist at I {heart} Rhody on August 12, 2015!  I am super excited and honored to be showcased on this wonderful blog full of all kinds of great information on things in Rhode Island.  So a huge Thanks to the wonderful ladies who run I {heart} Rhody!

Well Sprites it’s time to fly have order to finish and two new altars to start on! 

Until next time…

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

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Oh My Stars & Whiskers!

Hello WoodSprites! 

Sorry it has been awhile since I last blogged but I actually was sick and have just recently begun to feel like my old happy self again.  Now here is where I will do my public safety announcement!

I was sick because early this spring I was bitten by a deer tick and contracted Lyme’s Disease… So please if you live in an area where ticks are plentiful use a tick repellent.  I was careless when doing yard work and did not, lesson learned!  So know the signs of Lyme’s Disease because early treatment is very effective.

Alright, I will not ramble on anymore about that but please do take care of yourself and your loved ones if out in nature (please use NATURAL protection, deet is dangerous!).

Okay now onto shop news… there are some new whimsical creations in the Etsy Shop  We have added:

4 drawer vintage inspired Apothecary chest/trinket box

Witch’s Garden ~ A sweet little vintage inspired witch graces this wonderful garden sign.

Beware Modern Day Witches ~ A fun tongue and cheek word art piece, and my first piece done using mostly my teal blue vinegar stain.

A brand new playful witches Coven Lovin’ spoon and plaque ~ This one is much larger than the older one and has 3 beautiful witches and a whimsical winking moon spoon!

And lastly,

The Witch Is In/Out ~ Victorian witch inspired door hanger with a changeable in/out star.

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Oh my stars and whiskers I’ve been busy! And it’s not about to stop. I currently have a few other new items brewing and hope to have them available soon.  

Some other exciting news (well at least for me) An October Monday will be featured on I {heart} Rhody, a wonderful blog featuring events,sights, dinning, shops and local artists in Rhode Island.  Once it is all up I will share the link here.

Well darling Sprites time for me to grab my broomstick and fly… Lots to be done today! 

Until next time…

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

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An October Monday Etsy Shop 

An October Monday Facebook Page 

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