Sunday, June 14, 2015

Stoking the fire,

That's right folks, my broomstick is to the wall now and that means it's time to pull up the sleeves and get this cauldron cooking.  We're gonna stoke this fire piping hot!  Just be sure to watch where you lay your broomstick because we don't want to singe the bristles.  :-D

But, before I show you the ingredients that are going into the cauldron, I want to make a quick announcement.  Last week I attended the International Doll and Teddy Bear show in North Carolina (IDTS).  While I was there, Dolls Magazine announced that I had received one of the 2015 Industries Choice Awards in Excellence for my piece "World Traveler"!  What an honor to receive this award's my 3rd year in a row to receive one of these prestigious awards!!!   At any rate, here is the winning piece with his award next to him from when I was at the show.  It is such a delight to be able to share this happy news with all of my collectors out there! 
"World Traveler" with his DAE award from Dolls Magazine
at the International Doll and Teddy Bear Show in North Carolina, June 2015.

Anyway.....on to the ingredients!  The first ingredient we will start with this week are the tiny, shrunk heads.  LOL  Well, they are not really "shrunk", but they sure look like it because they are pretty small, about 1 inch in height I am guessing.  In time, these tiny heads will all have bodies and sport witches caps!  Yes, these tiny little crones will be going with me to the Spirits in Sanford show coming up in October.   Stay tuned to see what the look like later.  Pictures NEVER do these gals any justice whatsoever.  *CACKLES* 

Little Mini Witches......stay tuned for bodies!

Not only will you be bewitched by these super cute crones in the making, but I have also started on some wonderful pumpkin critters too!  I'm guessing, once completed, these guys will be about 12 inches tall....and every bit of spooktacular that you can imagine!  I can't WAIT for these to be finished.  There will be more over time, but for now, we'll be happy with these 2 clowns.  :-)
Cool pumpkin guys in the works!
While I was away in North Carolina for the convention, it was not all meet, greet and work, unless, of course, you consider making these work......
Spider ornaments!  Woot Woot!
So, while I'm toiling over my boiling cauldron with all these ingredients, I hope that all of you have a super great night.  Be sure to check back in at the Coven of Crones to see these nightmares completed! 


  1. Enjoyed your Blog...Congratulations on your winning piece! Great Work!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Carly, and for the congratulations too! It was a great surprise to receive the award to be sure. Wouldn't it be awesome if there were Halloween awards like this too? LOL Anyway, back to the studio...there's a cauldron bubbling in there. :-D