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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Wishing Love, Joy & Peace…

Today we welcome the return of the Sun, the coming of longer days and the warmth of the growing seasons.  Winter is a time to reflect on the things harvested from the prior year but more importantly a time to plan for the coming year.  A time to find comfort in the cool dark, to heal and grow to ready ourselves for new ideas, new dreams and new hope.  So from All of Us at An October Monday would like to wish you a Blessed Winter Solstice… May you find yourself with ones you love ♥


Womb of Winter

Slumber deep frost covered dreams
A stirring gentle
Casings shed
Roots begin to search for nourishment
A soul’s initiation
New beginnings
Visions from the womb of winter
Faith and courage
New joy and new challenges
Whispered promise of things unknown
Be brave
Have faith
Seed ideas, sweet hope to plant in spring
Keep them
Protected and nurtured
Birth pains flow, renewed breath of life
A yearly rebirth
It requires risk
Rise from slumber embrace your journey
A destiny to create
In the womb of winter.
By: Julie A. Eastin

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Holiday Witches…

Happy, Happy Friday WoodSprites and Witches!

I am super excited to share with you that An October Monday has there first witch primitive Yule/Winter Solstice pieces!  This may not seem like a big deal to most but for those of us who may celebrate the season on a more magickal path it can be hard to find those decorations that are just right for you.  These two whimsical pieces are sure to help bring a truly magickal vibe to any space.

Available @ An October Monday Etsy &

Available @ An October Monday Etsy &

Both designs are available at An October Monday Shop and An October Monday Etsy. I am hoping to create at least one more of my own design, these two are wonderful stencils I ran across and I was delighted and I had to create something with them.  

We are also working on some Celtic, Triple Goddess and the 4 Elements ornaments and we hope to have them out by early next week.  So if your looking for those truly unique Yule gifts come visit An October Monday for a spell and see if we can create something magickal for your holiday season ♥

We also create custom orders so if you can’t find that purr~fect gift feel free to contact us at: or find us on Facebook and send us a message.

Until next time…

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

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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Happy Summer Solstice!

Today is officially the kick off to summer and the longest day of the year.  It is a time to be grateful for the earth’s bounty, to enjoy long lazy days, picnics and all things summer!  It is also a reminder that the days will begin to grow shorter as we travel toward autumn and the harvest season.   Not only does 2013’s Summer Solstice (Winter Solstice for those in the Southern Hemisphere) kick off our weekend this Sunday is the largest “super-moon” of the year!  I will definitely being spending some time under that moon!

So to celebrate the Summer Solstice I decided to create a new page here on the blog called My Featured Story.  This is a page where I can share one of my short stories for a free read!  So to kick off summer I am sharing my flash fiction piece A Midsummer Eve for free for the very first time!  It was my short that was published in Short Sips Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection V2 with 98 other fantastic authors.

Wishing you a joyous Summer Solstice and magical full moon!  I hope you enjoy my little tribute to Pan and Greek Mythology…

A Midsummer Eve 

Setting Sun-Photographer unknown but I'd love to give credit

Setting Sun-Photographer unknown but I’d love to give credit