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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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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An October Monday Etsy Shop 
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Are You Ready to Evolve…

Merry Thor’s Day WoodSprites!

Some of you may have already been hitting all the festivals, some of you may be thinking you’d like to go to a festival but all of you will Love the 8th Annual Earth Warriors Festival, Evolve!  

“We are one people by spirit and heart,” is not just a catchy motto but truly is the whole of Earth Warriors Festival.  At Earth Warriors Festival it’s more than just a whole lot of things going on, it’s a closeness to those there with you, it is Being part of a tribe.  

So who will be there?

Jacki Smith, Angie Buchanan, Kellianna, Soolah, Burning Sage, Pictus, Adam Davis, Chas Bogan, Frater Ziku, Carlo Hawkwalker, Devin Hunter, Infinity Forge, David Whaley are a few of the great entertainers and presenters who will be attending this year!

So if you haven’t already pre-registered head on over to the Earth Warriors Festival website and prepare to Evolve!

Now for some An October Monday Shop Updates:

So I was a wee bit busy over the past few weeks, I had a steady stream of orders to create and some new pieces for the Halloween Season.  Shall we take a peek at some of the new items?

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3 whimsical autumn themed pieces are now available in the shop:

Harvest Blessings

Keeper of the Pumpkin Patch

Happy Harvest

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And more to the witchy side of things:

These Boots are Made for Flying

Midnight Margaritas

Welcome Witches

It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

And we are now selling some thoughtfully created products on Zazzle… So if you love our wood crafts we hope you’ll love these too!

Available now:

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Full Moon Flight

Vintage Witch Cameo

So as you can see I have been busy stirring the pot 😉

Now I am taking a week or so off from any new wood craft designs but I have things bubbling away in my head for some new awesome whimsies!

Just a quick reminder if you want to order one of our witch crafts for the Halloween Season and have to have it by October 1st the last day to order is September 15th to ensure timely delivery.  That means there are only 48 ordering days left!  Oh my broom and cat’s whiskers what are you waiting for, fly on over and get that order in!

Okay WoodSprites time to fly got lots to do!  Until next time…

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts & 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

An October Monday Zazzle


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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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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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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  😉
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