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!

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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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Apothecary Sign & Violet Flame Gifts

Happy Wednesday evening WoodSprites!

Yay, we are halfway through the week.  Some of us have endured snow storms, ice storms and snow days with 3 teenagers home (okay so that was me).  I finally managed to get the Victorian Era inspired Apothecary Sign finished and it is now available at An October Monday Etsy Shop!  Take a peek:

I think it turned out quite handsome 😉  Now to get busy on the Green Man Herb Shoppe sign.  I am hoping to have that one ready by the weekend.  

Speaking of apothecary I want to show some love to one of my favorite shops around, Violet Flame Gifts.  I am lucky enough to live a few blocks away from this lovely hearth based shop located in a whimsical Victorian house.  The owner Ms. Heather Killen is a dear friend and mentor and the creatress of some of the best all natural bath & beauty products I’ve ever used.

If you’re lucky when you stop in to browse Violet Flame Gifts it will be a day when Heather is blending and brewing up new products!  Oh the heavenly scents… Now if you don’t live near enough to visit don’t fret she has an online shop where you can browse the shop from home while sipping some tea all warm and cozy in your pj’s! Here is a small peek at what you can find there:

One of my favorite products are the  goats milk & silk body creams.  I suffer from extremely dry skin and I have spent lots on a lot of different products claiming to help ( they did not).  I have been using Violet Flame Gifts body creams for about 7 months now and I have not suffered with cracked dry skin since.  I love the lavender but I am currently hooked on the Blackberry Blossom… But whatever you like each one is lightly scented with the purest of oils and made with natrual ingredients.  And if you’re like me and concerned with what your kids are putting on their skin with these all natural products you never have to worry!

Another thing I’d like to mention about Violet Flame Gifts and it’s owner is that it is a true American Small Business.  When you buy from this shop you are supporting a wonderful shop owner and her family.  I don’t know about you but I am sick of throwing money at  Big Box chains and bath & beauty suppliers who could care less about your health.

So if you’re looking for some absolutely to die for bath & beauty products that won’t break the bank, support a small business and is hella good check out Violet Flame Gifts and “Feed the Magical Fire Within!”

Well Sprites time flies and it’s almost time to feed the wee clan.

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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Some New Things Are Brewing @ An October Monday

Happy, happy Saturday WoodSprites!

Things here in the wood studio have been buzzing with New Products and some big changes… but the changes are for another day 😉

Today I am super excited to say we are now offering our All Natural Magickal Blend Wood Polish in our Etsy Shop!  But why are our wood polishes magickal you may be wondering.  Well it’s all about what goes into it of course!  Our wood polish is made right here in our home and created with a custom signature blend of essential oils crafted by Heather Killen owner of Violet Flame Gifts in Newark OH.  We use organic beeswax and olive oil and blend in our essential oil that was created with the 3 P’s in mind, prosperity, protection and purification!  

We use our polish on all of our wood creations and are super happy to now be offering them to you.  We have two sizes an 8 oz and 1 oz size (the 1 oz is perfect for keeping with all your magickal supplies!)  Our wood polish has a subtle deep earthy fragrance, one that is very natural and won’t over power you like harsh chemical cleaners and  are created to help preserve the life and beauty of  your wood. We also wanted to add a wee bit of magick because every home should be a magickal place.  ♥

AOM All Natural Magickal Blend Wood Polish

AOM All Natural Magickal Blend Wood Polish

Don’t forget to check out all our other crafty creations from signs to wood polish, An October Monday products are created to help make your home a truly magickal place!

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  😉

#AnOctoberMondaySignsforWitches

 

 


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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 😉