Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wow two posts in one day woohoo! Well I had said it was a day for makin' bears but when I sat down I found I was in a dollie mood instead! Soooooo I made a Halloween Doll similar in shape to the other clown doll I have on ebay right now only the new guy has painted clown features including a big ol' attached clown nose and a giant Cheshire-like grin! He is listed on ebay right now! Now back to laundry! Have a great rest of the day!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 3:27 PM
Well after a very hot and humid weekend it has finally cooled down here in NY! Today it is cloudy, rainy, windy and gloomy....LOVE IT! It is my favorite weather...well it could be a bit cooler and windier with thunder and lightening, then it would be perfect! I love lighting my candles and sitting down with a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and some new fabric waiting for me to turn it into something! And that's just what I'm gonna do (along with some laundry UGH!) I have a rare day off and plan on making the best of it! A quiet day of bear makin' with my dainty bulldog snoring at my feet! I hope you all have a Blessed day of doing' what ya LOVE! Oh and when you get a minute please check out my newest bears listed on ebay ;o)
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 10:41 AM
Friday, September 24, 2010
Hello everyone! Before I head on out to work I just wanted to let you know I listed a new Halloween Doll on Ebay! He is cute and a little SpOOkee at the same time! When you get a minute please head on over to ebay and take a peek! I would love to hear what ya think ;o)
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 10:45 AM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Fall is definitely in the air! It has been so delightfully cool here in NY! Although I'm usually working and don't get to enjoy it...ahhhhh the wonderful world of retail! But when I am at my son's football practice with a big comfy sweatshirt on in that early Fall darkness I am lovin' it!
I put my orange mini tinsel garland and chenille pumpkin men on my feather tree on my dining room table! And hopefully I will put my ghosties, graveyard and black lights out in the yard this weekend...Yeh yeh I know it's still September! But I hang on as long as I can. I dread the day when my boys will be too old for trick or treating :o( How is it that I never grew up LOL!
Have a Blessed Day!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 10:34 AM
Friday, September 10, 2010
I will never forget that horrible day...I was outside walking the dog when my sister called and asked if I was watching the news. I came inside and put the tv on. I sat there watching this horrible "accident" with my sister on the phone...then another plane...we then knew this was no accident. I immediately hung up with my sister and tried to call my husband who worked in the city. Of course I couldn't get through at first. Then I reached him...he said the city was chaos and that he was trying to get out. The phone kept going in and out because the circuits were all over loaded. We talked when we could...then another plane, this time in DC...it was insane. We were under attack and every plane overhead was an out of control missile. Then news reports said another plane was headed for DC...madness.
I went to my sister's house with my son who was then only 2 1/2...I didn't want to be alone waiting for my husband to get home...he finally got to my sister's house in the early evening...it took him hours and hours to get home. He came in and hugged me and our son...it was such a relief...now I think about all of those poor people who felt no relief that day. All of the fathers, husbands, wives, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who never made it home.
We were attacked by evil people who hate us...they hate our country...they hate our freedom...and they tried to take it away from us, but they did not.
I remember such a feeling of strength and unity those days and weeks following the attack...driving by homes with flags flying proudly in the wind, almost every car had a flag attached to it. Messages of hope written on windows. Police Officers and firefighters were heroes again. We were all united, one big family grieving together and trying to get through it.
Where did that all go? Every year when the anniversary comes around there's grief made fresh and a sad nostalgia...yes we should move on but we should NEVER FORGET. We should feel that unity and pride in our country always just as we did in the days following that tragedy. Our nation is far from perfect. We all have our personal problems and struggles... but for a terrible, brief time we were all joined together...we should be joined together always for we are one nation UNDER GOD. NEVER FORGET. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 10:02 AM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Well I finally finished the big ornie order!!! Ya know when you've been working on something for a while...that feeling when you're all done and can move on to something new....woooooooo! Don't get me wrong, I like making the ornies and like even more the fact that it was an order but I really LOVE working on something NEW!
I have some new ideas coming along and will share them with you when they are done! More Halloweenie stuff...shocker LOL!
On a another note...today is the 2nd day of school and the boys were happily boarding the bus this morning! They got the teachers they wanted so they were all smiles yesterday which was a big weight off my shoulders...I am such a worrier! It's still not easy getting them to bed at a reasonable hour though! And of course I was up late covering all of their new books with contact paper...UGH! I remember using brown grocery bags when I was a kid! Now it's contact paper and book socks!
Have a Blessed Day!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 9:26 AM
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Well it's that time again...back to school! My boys headed back to school today...I can't believe they are in 6th and 3rd grades...how did that happen! They are growing up way too fast :o( My heart just aches when I see them drive away on the bus, I know before I know it they will be in high school and then...I can't even think about it :o(
At least this week is only a 3 day week and they have half days so they can ease into it (and me too).
Although I will have some quiet time to work on projects since I'm off from work today it still makes me sad that they're not here with me (ask me again later though when they're yelling and screaming at each other LOL!)
Have a Blessed Day!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 9:25 AM
Monday, September 6, 2010
Well it's labor day and I can't believe the Summer is over! It has finally cooled off a little here...her Highness is laying in the sunspot again! But it's supposed to warm up again tomorrow...UGH...before it cools down again toward the end of the week. Hopefully I will be adding some new creations to ebay by the end of the week when I get that big ornament order done!
Well I hope you all have a safe and relaxing Labor Day...I will be "laboring" (working) of course...retail...ya never get a holiday off! Have Blessed Day!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I just started a new group on the hive and on ebay! They're new so bear with me. I plan on making up some SpOOkee graphics for them both! Can you tell I love the word SpOOkee LOL! I belong to a bunch of groups myself but I still wanted one that really appeals to the weird in me...well others think it's weird I say unique! Also, we can't have too many ways to link and network right?!?! You can join my group on the hive by clicking on the link on the sidebar to the right...if you're not already a member join...it's an awesome place to "beeeee"!
And if you sell on ebay and are odd like me in that you love ghosts, cemeteries and all things haunted please join my group on ebay too! Hopefully we will soon have a following of other SpOOkee lovers looking for pieces to add to their collections! Just go to ebay and type in "The Haunted Doll House" in the group search! Again...it's new so don't shy away by the low number of members...everyone starts with one right! So join me...we're just in time for Halloween!!!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 10:42 AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Halloween Artists Marketplace is now open and I am so excited and proud to be a part of it! If you are a fellow Halloween Lover head on over and take a peek! It is brand new so keep checkin' back for the newest additions! Happy Year Round Halloweeeeeeeeen!!!!!!!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 11:24 AM
Monday, August 30, 2010
Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know I just added more bears and bunches of Halloween items on ebay! I would love to know what ya think ;o) Please head on over and take a peek when you get a minute! You can find the link on the side bar to the right.
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 3:45 PM
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Well I have been busy, busy, busy! It's almost time for the boys to go back to school! Time to go out and get new school shoes and sneakers...little boys grow like weeds! I'm so glad they wear uniforms, it makes it sooooooo much easier! We got all of their supplies already! Their school has supply day right in the gym where they give you a list and a box and you walk around and get everything right there...it's genius! And all of the money goes to the school not to Walmart!
I already can't wait to put my Halloween decorations outside! We set up a ring of "ghosties" with a blacklight and a graveyard...right up my alley! I'll post some pictures when I get it up. Last year I set it up in September and the kids on my sons' bus said I was crazy!
I actually get sad when the boys have to go back to school :o( It means they're another year older...I can't believe they are going into 6th and 3rd grade! How did that happen!!!
I've also been busy making a bunch of ornaments for one of the shops that sells my creations. I had to make 48 of them and they are time consuming!
I'm working on some new bears too! I am LOVIN' how they are turning out! I made a Frankenstein bear and a Skelly bear and I am almost done with a Witchy bear....I will post when they are finished!
Being busy is a good thing though! Have a Blessed Day!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 9:12 AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Well I just listed 2 Halloween Bears on ebay and added a bunch of new bears to my Etsy Shop! I added pictures of some of them above! When you get a minute head on over to my ebay and my etsy and check them out...you can just click on the links to the right on the sidebar :o) I really enjoy making these little bears! All hand stitchin'... a lot of work but SEW much fun!
I am working on more Halloween creations...I am soooooo ready for Fall! It's been such a HOT Summer! We need rain so badly, our lawn looks like a field of hay! I can't wait for cool sweatshirt days! Making big pots of chili and stew! Goin' apple pickin' and baking pies! Then when Winter comes we'll all be saying we can't wait for Spring LOL! Well back to sewin' with some laundry in between!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 10:44 AM
Monday, August 16, 2010
Hello everyone! I finished 2 dolls and just listed them on ebay...a Witch holding a lil' Frankie Doll and a Pumpkin Clown! When you get a minute head on over to ebay and take a peek..I'd love to hear what ya think ;o) I'm working on more stuff so keep checking back...I should be adding more soon! Thanks bunches!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 5:04 PM
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Hello and Happy Friday! I just joined a group on ebay called HA31- A Gathering Of Halloween Artists! It's a great group of artists who LOVE all things SpOoKee like me :o) If you go to ebay and type HA31 in your search you can see what we have to offer! Also be sure to check out the HA31 website halloweenartists.com! It's a great site featuring awesome artists, Halloween History, some spookee stories and lots of other cool stuff! There's a great blog too halloweenartists.blogspot.com!
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 9:18 AM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Well I am finally taking the plunge and entering the blogging world! I have been wanting to do this for quite a while now. I follow so many great blogs and have always wanted to start my own! I had my own website for almost 8 years featuring my prim/shabby dolls and other creations but blogging is more personal and more fun! I love a forum where you can follow the progress of great artists...so inspiring!
So hopefully I will be blogging regularly...bear with me while I get the hang of it! I would LOVE to hear from you! Any helpful hints would be appreciated! I will be adding my latest pieces here also...my latest love is making shabby little bears! So I hope you all enjoy my little corner of the blogging world! And awaaaaaayyyyy we goooo..........
Posted by Raggedy Old Souls at 11:02 AM