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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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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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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Earth Warriors Festival 2014

Merry Monday Evening WoodSprites!

I have been a busy wood witch lately so I am going to try and catch up with a few blog posts over the next few days.  Some of you may, or may not, know that An October Monday attended the Earth Warriors Festival in late August.  It was our first festival and we certainly were not let down!  Although we did not vend at this festival (we were on vacation) we were blessed to have items available in the Violet Flame Gifts booth! (Thank you Heather Killen!) Not only did we have a few of our handcrafted goodies for sale there prior to the festival we were commissioned to create the Earth Warriors Festival Targe/Coat of Arms.  I had mentioned we were working on this piece in earlier post but now I can share some photos of the EWF Targe. 

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It was such an honor to work on this beautiful piece and it made me so happy to see it hanging proudly above the main stage for the entire festival.  I forgot to grab photos of the back but it is equipped with leather strap and handle so it can be held and 2 D-rings, one on the bottom and top for hanging.  The whole process from the start to finish was wonderful and An October Monday was truly blessed to create the Earth Warriors Festival piece.

So what else is new?  Well plenty of course!  And I shall return with a few more blog posts this week.  Thanks for stopping by and if your’ looking for a custom work please feel free to send us a message… We’d love to create something magickal for you!

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 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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A Whole Lot Of New…

Yikes!  It’s been too long since I was last on the blog!  So much is new, new house, new wood crafting studio, new products being carried in a brick and mortar shop and new things up in the Etsy Shop!

So I think the last time I blogged I was getting ready to move, well we’ve moved, unpacked and even did some crafting!  Here’s a peek at some magickal things you can now order from us:

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So you can see I’ve been a busy little wood witch!  All these new creations can be ordered at our Etsy Shop or you can fly on over to the Facebook Page and send me a message!  And while you’re visiting us on Facebook give us a like!  We promise to like you back 😉

Also, for all you Ohioans, if you would like to check out some of our items in the flesh Violet Flames Gifts, located in Newark Ohio, is now carrying An October Monday Wood Crafts!  And believe me this is an honor and a blessing for our little wood business!  I promise if you visit Violet Flames Gifts you won’t be disappointed!  It’s the best little hearth based shop in all of central Ohio!  Just tell them Julie sent you and remember to give the kitties a scratch behind the ears!

So for those of you who’d like to see, here is a peek at my new witch’s cottage!

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And my favorite for last… My very own wood crafting studio!!!

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So what is next, you ask?  A lot!  I have some new projects to work on.  One of them is a commissioned piece for the Earth Warriors Festival!!!  If your looking for a great festival to attend this is the one!  Sadly, I will not have a booth this year but I will be there and Violet Flame Gifts will be carrying some of our crafty items!  So make sure to check them out. Mark your calendar September 25th – the 28th!  You can register now by visiting the Earth Warriors Festival website.

And for all you Halloween lovers I will soon begin crafting some special items for Halloween only. Keep your eyes open for these!  Also, remember if you plan to order anything currently in the shop and MUST have it for the Halloween season, PLEASE remember each item is hand crafted at time of order so it does take about 3 weeks for it to arrive at your home.  So plan to order early for Halloween!

As always, we would love to craft something magickal for you so please remember we can and do personalized orders, from altars to signs.  If you are looking for a truly one of a kind piece or gift send us a message and let’s make magick happen!

Well WoodSprites time is tick~tocking away so this wood witch must fly!

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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Let the Games Begin!

Hello WoodSprites!

Happy Tuesday!!!  This post is An October Monday’s 100th post so we thought it was time to have some fun and honor our Mother’s!  

From now through Saturday May 3rd I will be posting “Oh God Mother” trivia questions on An October Monday’s Facebook Page. It could be anything from a historical “mom” fact or a movie quote, all you have to do is post your answer to each question. On Sunday May 4th I will announce the trivia winners! I will be posting more than one question each day so keep your eye’s open  Have Fun and Good Luck and remember to share the fun with family and friends!

Here’s a Peek at the prizes:

 

1st Prize Gift Set

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2nd Place Gift Set

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3rd Place Gift

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These beautiful Victorian inspired shabby chic gifts were created with Mother’s Day in mind.  So if you’d like to win one of these handcrafted gifts come over to our Facebook Page and have some fun!

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 😉