An October Monday

Wood Crafts, Primitives & other Fanciful Stuff ♥


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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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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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An October Monday Etsy Shop
An October Monday Facebook Page
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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.

Visit Us At:

An October Monday Etsy Shop 

An October Monday Facebook Page 

An October Monday Pinterest

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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.

Visit Us At:

An October Monday Etsy Shop 

An October Monday Facebook Page 

An October Monday Pinterest

An October Monday Tumblr

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Changes A Foot & A Little Practical Magic

Yes, I fell off the face of the earth again… But with good reason.  So many things are changing, again, that it has left me with little time to blog.  If you follow us you may know that Robert was let go from his job at an unnamed bottle water company (evil bastards!).  It was tough…

I MEAN REALLY TOUGH!

This was in October.  November came and still no work.  December came… still no work.  We managed to have a wonderful Yule due to the kindness and love of four very special women in our life and to those who placed orders from An October Monday Etsy!  Thank you all and much, much love!

Then suddenly the New Year came and POW!  Robert got a job offer in Rhode Island!  So he has been away from the wee clan for 4 weeks now working… Yay!

That means… You guessed it, my wee clan will be once again moving!  Good Goddess I hope this is the last move for a very long time.  The kids and I don’t have a move date as of yet… We may tough it out till the end of the school year, but with us who knows.

So in absence of my life partner I have been working on orders solo and crafting new things for the shop.  I had to put altars on hold for now, Robert does all the handy work in building them but don’t fret they will be back in stock by summer 😉

I created two new pieces inspired by the movie Practical Magic (one of my favorite movies).  Let’s take a peek, shall we…

 

Now I am busy finishing up a new Apothecary Sign and a Green Man Herbal Shoppe sign.  I am hoping to have them up at the Etsy shop by the middle of next week!  And as always I am dreaming up new things to craft!

You may have noticed that the blog, the Facebook page and our Twitter have brand new banners, a new look for a new year and new beginnings!  

 

Well, you wonderful WoodSprites, my day is ticking away and I have plenty to do… But I wanted to pop on and again Thank All of those who have placed orders during a really difficult time.  It was with those orders we were able to tread water and not go down with a sinking ship.  We, like so many others, live mostly paycheck to paycheck but we try our hardest, give our all, and as if by magick we always make it through ♥

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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Last Day to Order for December 24th Delivery!

Still looking for that magickal gift for that special someone in your life?  Let An October Monday create something magickal for you!  We have whimsical witchy crafts to help make your home and hearth truly unique.  So what are you waiting for… Grab your broom and fly on over too An October Monday Etsy or An October Monday Shop.  

To guarantee delivery by December 24th order must be placed Today, 12/07/2014!

An October Monday Etsy & www.anoctobermonday.com

An October Monday Etsy & http://www.anoctobermonday.com

 

We have a few whimsical items on hand at An October Monday Shop & our Etsy Shop ready for immediate shipping but quantities are limited.  

Currently in stock for immediate shipping:

Qty – 1 Witch’s Garden

Qty – 1  Beware the Cat  SOLD (No longer available for immediate ship)

Qty – 1 Witch Mountain Magic Sled Rides

Qty – 1 Boo~tiful Spirits Spirit Board

Qty – 1 Art Nouveau Inspired Portable Altar

Qty – 1 Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wand

Qty – 1 Pirates ~ Ye Be Warned

Qty – 4 8 oz All Natural, Magickal Blend Beeswax Wood Polish

Qty – 3 1 oz All Natural, Magickal Blend Beeswax Wood Polish

All other items can still be ordered in time for December 24th IF… your order is placed by December 7th, that’s Today!!!

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