Sunday, October 28, 2012

GETTING READY FOR THE PERFECT STORM...

Preparing for the impending storm. Got the necessary emergency supplies. Now it is time to sit tight for tomorrow when it hits. Today is already cold and drizzly; nothing compared to yesterday's warm and sunny day. I know you are all waiting for the Halloween Shaker Give-away but it may have to arrive late. Life, as usual, has it's own plans.
Mom is headed in for surgery tomorrow for a pace-maker. She has had several boughts with heart problems over the last few months ever since the mild heart attack she had. Needless to say, it keeps the family on edge. So, if you have time, please say a little "good luck" prayer tonight. At 82, she needs all the positive energy she can get.
May all my friends who are out there in the line of the storm....stay safe! And don't forget to remember the animals and elderly at this time. They need us.
Chow for now.
Cyndi

Sunday, October 21, 2012

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

VINTAGE NAPCO
Hi Everyone, 
Wanted to share just a couple of Halloween photos with you all. Above are two of my favorite vintage NAPCO pieces. They have the nicks and chips to prove they have been loved for many, many, years. Thanks to Ebay, they have been in my home for a few seasons. I love them! 


Can't be Halloween without a crow or two!

My husband's bookshelf.....some of these toys are always on display (he is such a kid!) but he has sure added a few more. He LOVES creep clowns, and the large clown mask is always on the shelf....scares the heck out of me whenever I dust. Just one more reason why I hate to dust.

And yes, I know you are waiting for the new shakers, but they still need some final touches. I thought I would post a work-in-progress for fun. They should be done in a couple of days....promise. I will give one away by the end of the upcoming weekend so keep checking!

Below are the finished Christmas pieces so far. Hopefully, they will be a big success at my up-coming November Christmas art show. Whatever doesn't sell will be listed on my Etsy shop. 
These are the hand-molded santas and snowmen figures. The Santa ornaments are patiently drying awaiting their close-up moment.

Red Santas
Detail close-up.
Aqua Blue Santas 

Close-up of Paper Mache Vintage Style Santa
 I hand bleached the edges of the crepe paper to give it a worn, vintage, candy cane color.
Of course, more splashes of vintage mica flakes on his hat, bells and hands.


Taller Snowman paper mache pieces.
Close-up details.
Holly Leaves at base.
The Happy Family