An October Monday

Wood Crafts, Primitives & other Fanciful Stuff ♥

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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!


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:


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


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.


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!  


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,
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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.


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,

Visit Us At:

An October Monday Etsy Shop 

An October Monday Facebook Page 

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