Hocus Pocus

Haven't quite figured out how to cast a spell but creating a little magic is certainly possible.

~ Wee Witch ~

Deadline-induced panic attack or just taking a moment to breathe... you decide.

American Folk Art Festival, September 10th

Primitive Tin Star Halloween Ornament Clips

Just a little over 4 weeks until The American Folk Art Festival in Napa. Both exciting and alarming. It is becoming apparent that I may have over estimated the amount of pieces that will be finished by showtime. It isn't for lack of trying, just too many ideas and too little time... such is the story for the makers of the world. 

On the bright side, I'll have more pieces than I had originally planned for my
Halloween ETSY sale on September 17th {details coming soon}

 ~ Today's sneak peek ~
 Rusty & Roo Primitive Tin Star Ornament Clips

Pocket Pumpkins

Working on a limited batch of Pocket Pumpkins for the American Folk Art Festival in September.
I will also be listing several of these pocket-sized cuties in my ETSY SHOP. More details to follow.

A dirty job...

You know when you have a looming date on the calendar but don't actually look at the calendar because counting down the days to the anticipated event might cause a bit of anxiety? Well, today I looked at the calendar. And I counted. And then I said some things... things that can not be repeated. After pacing back and forth while experiencing what can only be described as impending doom I reminded myself that I've been in this situation countless times and I know what needs to be done. Time to focus, crazy laser-focus on the tasks at hand. Today the focus will be a limited batch of
jointed Pumpkin Skelly Belly Bittys followed by a little bit of yoga just to decompress.

~ Looming Showtime September 10th ~

Goodnight Moon

Time to put an end to this love affair with the moon. 
It's been fun but there are many sweet little pumpkins waiting for my attention. 

Crescent Moon Ornaments will be available at the 
In my ETSY SHOP in September

National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month as if it being Summertime just wasn't enough wonderfulness.
Now difficult decisions lie ahead, hopefully made while in pajamas: chocolate or vanilla, one scoop or two, cup or cone or is it a straight out the carton kinda day?

Whichever option you choose it's good to know that Summer is for days off, games on and precious family time discussing the big issues of the day, like the existence of Unicorns and the Great Pumpkin.

~ Pumpkin Ice Cream Cones packed and ready for The American Folk Art Festival ~  

Crescent Moon Ornaments

Went a little off course this week but in my defense the moon was full and I bewitched.

•  •  •  •  ornaments in progress •  •  •  •

Crescent Carnival Moon Ornaments 
available at the American Folk Art Festival in Napa
and in my ETSY SHOP during the month of September. 

Game of Thrones

 A black winged harbinger of Fall joined me for lunch. She had no problem letting me know that this was her throne and that I was a welcomed guest... as long as I had a crumb or two to share.

Summer Solstice


First day of Summer... woohoo! Time to slow down and make some noise. 
Countdown to Fall has begun!

Vintage inspired noisemakers in the works for the American Folk Art Festival.