Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Exciting News!

I'm so excited I burst! Joe and I are officially home owners! We finally own a little piece of this beautiful world. I really just can't believe it. No more renting, no more bland white walls! Welcome color and hardwood floors. Miss Zoey will not be pleased. The puppers will have to hopefull learn how to walk on them again.

It's all happened so fast. Sunday we were just going to see a new townhome community to be nosey and we walked out potentially owning a home. Today it became offical we were approved for a mortgage. Now comes all the legal mumbo jumbo, deposits, walk throughs blah, blah. We close in April, so in 4 shorts months we will be in our new home and the following month married (whew).

I guess I'm a real grown up now. I can't wait to get my hands on those walls and fill them will rich wonderful COLOR! At least we don't have to buy any furniture. We bought all new furniture when we moved to this apartment so it still brand spanking new.

My future inlaws and family want to peak at the place so we are going back this sunday to show it off. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures to share.

Off to dream land.


Friday, December 5, 2008

It's HERE!

Wow it's been a little while since my last post (sorry) I've been super busy trying to wrap up my holiday orders so I can enjoy the season with friends and family. I plan on taking December to clean out inventory and steer my creative journey on a new path. I'll share more when the dust has settled. I have a lot of cleaning house to do. Serious organization needed. HOWEVER, on more exciting news....

J.K Rowlings The Tales of Beedle the Bard has finally arrived! I got my copy yesterday and I can't wait to crack it open. I love, love , love the Harry Potter series and was so disappointed when it ended. I just love to loose myself her magical wizard world. I'm off to loose myself in magic :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Weekend Specials for Black friday - Cyber Monday

Specials for both shops are good Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday...

Happy Shopping.


Buy 1 shirt get 1 1/2 off...mention 112808bf in notes to seller.
**Offer ends Monday 12-1-08**


Buy 2 ornaments get 1 free.... mention b2g1 in notes to seller
**Offer ends Monday 12-1-08**

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving>>>

I'm stuffed with good food and happy memories. I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving with lots of family and friends. A little poem for you


Author Unknown

The year has turned its circle,

The seasons come and go.

The harvest is all gathered in

And chilly north winds blow.

Orchards have shared their treasures,

The fields, their yellow grain,

So open wide the doorway-

Thanksgiving comes again!

Friday, November 21, 2008


I've been so busy with orders (happily - I'm not complaining) that I haven't been able to pop in as much as I like with updates and hi's! So HI LOL. Here are a few of the custom orders I just finished. I'm really fond of the teacher one. I love how it turned out.

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I'm off to the mall tomorrow to do some shopping. I may even treat myself (smiles) If you love these ornaments follow me to the shop to create yours. I'm off to bed to snuggle with a very tired pup.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Ornaments to Share

Just popping in to share some new ornaments from my latest customer orders...
Follow me to the Shop to order your own :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


I've been feeling off and lazy lately. Particularly in my artistic journey. I think it's that I'm tired of painting characters like Disney and such. My creative juices are feeling stifled at least that's how I feel.

I also feel running the 2 shops is getting to me. I'm leaning more and more toward phasing out bedknobs-n-broomsticks and concentrating on my original art at EmilyGraceArt I feel like I'm ready to move on from painted clothing. My heart just isn't in it.

I have so many original ideas for EmilyGrace that I can't wait to get out of my head and into creative reality. So in the next months I will slowly be phasing out bedknobsnbroomsticks and really concentrating on EmilyGrace.

I'm also DONE with ebay. I'll be strictly on Etsy. However I will probably be listing a lot of over stock denim and such on ebay to clear out my closet. Stay tuned I'll be posting when I do.

Time to snuggle up with the pooh. Thanks for listening.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I made a Treasurey!

I'm so happy. My hand painted cat ornament at EmilyGraceArt made a treasury! Check it out here

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Uneventful Weekend...Maybe not

Hey everyone! I hope your weekend was enjoyable. Joe and Matt went to the NJ Devil game so I had the house to myself Saturday night. Zoey(the cutest pug ever) and I cuddled on the couch, watched tv and ate cake. I love those kind of nights.

I hoped to get more done on the painting end but what I did get done I'm happy with. I have a huge tote order for a co-worker of Joe's, they need to get done by thursday the latest and I'm not even near done. I'm so lazy to do them. I don't even want to think about it.

What I did get done I'm happy to share. Some new ornaments... A gingerbread house, gingerbread man, and some cute girls

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm featured on Made for Me by Oaklie

I got some great news. My happy fall plaque is being featured on Made for me by Oaklie I'm so honored. Check it out if you have a minute.

Ornaments and Signs Oh My!

I finished up some new holiday ornaments and monogram plaque for EmilyGraceArt this weekend. The ornaments make a great gifts for anyone. Have them personalized like your child.

Next is a monogram plaque perfect for any room in your house. I have mine in our master bath. I have to make another one with the letter J for Joe. I don't want him to feel bad LOL. Pick your colors

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Custom Etsy Shop signs now available!

Get your etsy shop sign now! Great way to promote your business at craft fairs and markets. Stand out in a crowd and get noticed. Only $15.00

Hand painted by me of course. Signs measure 5x7 larger are available just email or convo me for pricing.

Purchase them at EmilyGraceArt today!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Recap....

First off the weekends go way to quickly. Saturday aside for the usual running around to stores (food shopping, farmers market, butcher) I got a hair cut (trim) and on the way home I was a huge sign "going out of business 10-30%off" I was shocked to see that it was Linens and things! I know I couldn't believe it either.

Needless to say I stopped in. Of course everything I really wanted was only 10%off so to me it wasn't really a bargain. I need a good 50% off. I did however pick up some towels cheap, a new runner for the hallway and a new pillow for Chris (Joe's middle son)

Zoey bean got a bath. Now she's sparkley fresh.

Sunday I did some painting. Started a custom order and worked on some new stuff which I hope to post here and get in the shop this week. Other than that a pretty quiet weekend which is how I LOVE it.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just a quick hello...

Just popping in to say "hi" and show off some new creations. I have so many new ideas going through my head it's hard to get them all out, but I hope to have some new stuff created and posted by the weekend.

This weekend we are going to P.F.Changs for a Birthday dinner. Joe's father turns 80 and doesn't look a day over 60. The man is amazing. We are all looking forward to some yummy food.

Ok back to my creations LOL. First was a custom order. Violet of the Incredibles

Next is a name canvas. I painted Marie of the aristocats. You can personalize this sign with a name or phrase. I love the shape. It's painted on all sides. You can hang it or display on a shelf.

Both are available at Bedknobsnbroomsticks.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Please Join me in supporting Autism Awarness

I was fortunate enough to learn about Amy and her beautiful daughter Felicity through a fellow The Design Vine member Candy of sobellacreations Please take the time to read all about Amy and Felicity and this wonderful program....
(I'll be donating a few painted suprises for a wonderful Masquerade Fundraiser being thrown by Son-Rise Program. )

Felicity was diagnosed at 12 months of age and we were told by the doctors and professionals she would never talk and would forever stay in 'her little world' with no hope of us contacting her - ever! They said put her in a 'special school' and maybe they could teach her to 'cope' with the world.......
As any parents, or anyone with a child in their life would know - that just wasn't good enough for us so we searched for a better option and have finally found an amazing program - The Son-Rise Program run by The Autism Treatment Centre of America.
We have been working with Felicity in The Son-Rise Program™ for 2 years now and for the first time in her life she is using words and wanting to engage in social activities with those around her - it's so exciting to watch. She called my hubby Dad for the first time in 7 years just a few weeks ago!!!! take a look HERE at Felicity now. Playing in the backyard with her dad and using her new word 'UP' over and over!
My family and I live in Sydney, Australia and sadly this amazing program is not available here, so we must travel to the United States for the four separate training courses and further development of Felicity's program - but as I'm sure you could understand this is expensive.

We, along with two other families with Autistic children, Hannah and Blake, are holding a HUGE, Masquerade Ball fundraising event - Behind The Mask Of Autism - in mid November this year and would love if we could get your help!
We are asking that you please consider donating something in the form of a item that we can include into a themed (kids, ladies, men's etc etc) hamper/basket from to be auctioned on the night and help us in creating a night 'not to be missed' for our special children.
We have built a web site, www.intellectualdisability.org with further details on the event, the children you would be helping and their Program for you to understand exactly what an amazing gift you would be giving.
Your stores will be mentioned on the night and will be in a 'take home' pack that all who come will receive as well as being mentioned in local papers who are doing both pre and post articles about the event.
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.
All of the three families and I thank you in advance for your consideration.

Yours Sincerely,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wed Special 10-8-08

Boy, the weeks are getting harder and harder to get through. My full time job really gets in the way (lol)of my true love, passion and eventually I hope real job painting.

It seems I just live for the end of the day and the weekends and I hate that feeling. You wish the week away which makes life seem like it's flying by.....

Well until my dream comes true I'm running a Wed special in both shops BedknobsnBroomsticks and EmilyGraceArt Buy any item get the second item free, yes free. Must be of equal or lesser value. Please mention 10-8-08 special in notes to seller.

Just a mention I have some over stock denim up on ebay. Low buy in now's and I have some other painted lovelies up too. Hop on over. I'll be listing alot of denim in the coming weeks. I'm trying to condense stock and clean up my work space which one day I have to take pics of and post.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Alice is here from Wonderland!

A favorite read and movie from my childhood was Alice in Wonderland. It was so fun to get lost in her adventures in that magical place where she meets alot of interesting characters and creatures along the way. If you don't know, Tim Burton is set to bring to the big screen this magial tale. Johnny Depp is supposed to play the Mad Hatter, just that tid bit alone I know the movie is going to be fantastic!

Here is my tribute to Alice and her Wonderland friends.... Available at BedknobsnBroomsticks

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Snowman Ornies!

Finished these guys yesterday along with a suprise that I will post later today. They are now available at emilygraceart

Clyde: Loves pina coladas and chunky bars. He has a passion for bowling and has a take no prisoners
Attitude (just a warning.)

Ralph: Catches raindrops on his tongue even though it makes him melt a little. Makes a killer lasagna and
Dreams of going to Italy one day to study cooking.

Jake: A master artist with a light brite machine. Huge fan of the Dukes of Hazzard. Says he’s a dead
Ringer for Luke Duke (please don’t tell him otherwise.)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Some new lovelies

Just listed in the shop..

Henry the penguin ornament....

He’s a classically trained violinist, however be careful when you ask him to play,
He’s a bit full of himself and can play for hours.

Loves reeses pieces and kong fu movies.

He’s can’t figure out why 2 socks go in the laundry but only 1 comes out. It’s a mystery he’s determined to solve.

He makes a great stocking stuffer or gift wrap decoration too. measures 2 inches from top to bottom

Also in the shop....

Pizza man kitchen sign

A hand painted Pizza kitchen sign ready to be apart of your kitchen decor

Painted a warm gold, I lightly sanded it to give it a worn antique look. A plump pizza man is making a yummy pizza just for you. What topping would you like? Cheese, pepperoni, sausauge?

Oval in shape, measures approx 7"L x 4"W Hang on a door, on a fireplace mantel or wherever you choose.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Contest!

Happy October! I just love this time of year. Leaves changing, pumpking picking, hot apple cider, candy corn mmmmm.

Today starts my first offical monthly contest. I decided to give away 2 items. Keeping with the fall/halloween theme here are the giveaways.

1. Hand Painted Ursala tote bag.

2. Hand Painted Halloween Frame

To enter the contest tell me your favorite bedknobs-n-broomsticks item/design. Leave your comment here or send me an email at gumby812@optonline.net


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Week Long Special...

Just popping in to let you know about a week long special I'm running at BedknobsnBroomsticks

Buy any t-shirt, onesie, or romper get $5.00 off the second ( you can mix and match) Offer good 9-30-08 to 10-5-08 mention offer code b1g5 in notes to seller or convo me for a private listing

Tomorrow I will start my first offical contest so pop in tomorrow to enter and see what I'm giving away.


Monday, September 29, 2008

New Lil Diva Girls

I finally got to sit down and finish the last 2 Lil Diva girls. Meet
Paige and Celia

Paige- red hair(A Cali Girl)

Birth date April 7, 1998
Lives in San Diego, CA

A California girl through and through, loves surfing, pugs and granola. She’s not fond of fast food and people who litter

Celia- black hair (Mid West Princess)

Birth date January 12, 1998
Lives in Chicago, IL

This windy city princess hearts old movies and deep dish pizza (well she is from Chicago). She thinks mosquito’s and tiny paper cuts are a drag.

These little dolls can be customized to look like your little one. Convo me for a custom listing.

I also finished some holiday ornaments

The Diva's can be purchased at bedknobsnbroomsticks and Santa can be purchased at emilygraceart I also finished some signs/plaques that I will be listing both here and in the shops. I'm still trying to figure out the first blog giveaway. I'm not only torn on what to give away but what type of "game/question" it should be.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Denim Sale!

I'm trying to condense my denim stock since I don't paint on denim as much as I do on shirts. Alot of my denim is brand new with or without tags and mostly Old Navy so if you are looking for a steal check them out on Ebay For $5.00 a character I can paint them to just mention it in message to buyer.

I'll be lisiting quite a few items in the coming weeks and months so check back often. My ebay Id is bedknobs-n-broomsticks.

Back to painting


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This weeks Wednesday Sale

Just a quick post to let you know about this weeks wed sale

**WEDNESDAY SALE!** 5.00 OFF any order of 15.00 or more! offer expires at midnight eastern standard time - mention 5.00 off in notes to seller**

This is for both BedknobsnBroomsticks and EmilyGraceArt

Hope to see you at the shops!


Monday, September 22, 2008

HERO'S IS BACK!!!!!!!!

I just love love love the show Hero's and it's finally back! 3 hour show too! It doesn't get better than that. Do you ever wonder if you could posses a super power what you would choose? I think I would choose invisability. I could be the fly on that wall in those moments when you want to be the fly on that wall. Know what I mean? However flying and having super strenght would be pretty cool too.

I had a productive weekend. I finished most of my orders and work on a few new projects. I have quite a few floating in my head just screaming to get out. Here are 2 I finished....

Gingerbread plaque available at EmilyGraceArt 12.00

And new at BedknobsnBroomsticks Personalized name plaques. I made this one for my cousin Jude and I have one in the works for my other cousin little Lucy. I can paint any design you like just email me for a custom

Back to watching Hero's!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Pretty Listings

Trying to post everyday. So far so good. I have some new pretty listings in the shops.

First my new Lil Diva's. Eventually there will be for in the group. Here are the first 2 meet Emily and Charlotte. (available at EmilyGraceArt)

Emily (the blonde) she loves pink (it's her signature color) chocolate bon bons, and ice skating. She’s not fond of broccoli or fire ants.

Charlotte (the brunette) is a true southern girl, hearts pecan pie and magnolia blossoms. She thinks perms and water bugs are a drag.

These little dolls can be customized to look like your little one. Convo me for a custom listing.

These make great stocking stuffers, gift wrap decorations or just an everyday thinking of you gift

Next at bedknobsnbroomsticks
Frosty Winter Ale country prim sign. A great addition to you holiday home decor.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

First Wednesday Special...

Today is the my very first Wed special. Each week on Wed I will be running a special at both my shops announced here.

Today at BedknobsnBroomsticks FREE SHIPPING on any order. Offer expires at Midnight tonight eastern standard time. Please mention offer code FREE SHIP

At EmilyGraceArt All frames are buy one get on 1/2 off! Offer expires Offer expires at Midnight tonight eastern standard time. Please mention offer code b1g191708


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm a bad blogger

I admit I'm a bag blogger. I LOVE to read blogs but I slack on my own posts, so I decided I'm going to make an effort to make a post everyday (ok everyother day?)

I have some great new ideas for the shops and this blog. There are a LOT of new designs that I haven't posted here so jump on over to my shops to see! EmilyGraceArt and Bedknobsnbroomsticks

Every Wednesday on this blog I will run a shop special (starting tomorrow!) once or twice a month I will run a contest. I'm not sure when the first one will happen and what it will be so check back for details.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to "control" my mailing list. Right now I have one through bravenet and I'm just not happy with it. For now if you would like to join my mailing list send me an email at emilygraceart@aol.com and I will add you.

What else? Here are some new pretties I worked on this weekend. The black cat halloween sign is sold however if you LOVE it I will be happy to make a custom for you. I did relist it at Emilygraceart

Tink box is available at bedknobsnbroomsticks

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Design Vine

I was invited by a awesome customer of mine to join a site called The Design Vine It's a community forum made up of both etsy and ebay sellers as well as buyers. A nice place to chat meet new online friends and find some unique little pretties!

Oh and I know I'm a bad blogger. I've been really busy with customs and creating some new stuff to list on etsy and ebay for fall. I've been trying to send out newsletter updates when I list and post new stuff so if you aren't a member of my mailing list email me and I will add you.

It's the memorial day weekend Joe, Zoey (the cutest pug in the world) and I will be relaxing, stuffing our faces with yummy food at my in-laws and just having a good in general. I'm going to try and squeeze some painting in which shouldn't be too hard.

I hope everyone gets to take a step back and enjoy!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shop update...

I have several new items in the shop so make sure you stop by and take a look. Here are a few pics of what you will find. I'm also posting a picture of Miss Zoey when she was a pup. I just love her to death.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Just a quick FYI. I finished this adorable cow onesie for the shop. I"ll be adding it tomorrow but I wanted to share. I also finished an adorable scarecrow hanger for emilygraceart. that will be going up tomorrow too.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stitching Mama

I have some wonderful news. Angela from Stitching Mama is featuring me on her blog. I was so excited and honored to be picked. I had a great time answering all her questions. Read the interview Here

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Emily goes to Europe.....

I've been busy working on some new art and things for EmilyGraceArt Meet Emily she's adventurous, loves to travel, loves animals and LOVES PB&J!

This is a series of 3 paintings featuring emily in Europe.

She got to visit England, Italy and France.

Each canvas measures approx 4x5 painted with acrylic paint. sides are painted, no need to frame

They are OOAK. I will be offering this as ACEO's at a later date

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tink goes Goth

I have a custom for a wonderful repeat customer approx 13 shirts all different sizes for their trip to Disney in Aug. I'm down 8 shirts only 5 to go. One of the shirt request was Tink gone Goth. I just love the way it came out. Here's a peak.

I love it so much that I listed it both on Etsy and Ebay. She's such a fiesty fairy!


Monday, June 23, 2008

Dreaming of a Princess Castle

Boy it's been awhile since my last post. I've been hard a work painting orders, co-ordinating an 80th birthday party for Joe's lovely Mom and Dad along with planning my wedding. In between all that I did manage to paint a new canvas piece for EmilyGraceArt on Etsy.

All little girls dream of finding their Prince and living happily ever after in a dreamy Princess Castle. Here is my version. Click here to buy the original. Eventually I'll be offering my art in print form.

TTFN... I'll be back with some wedding details...