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