Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Santa Left Germs In My Stocking, ewwwww!!

Feeling a bit green, be back soon...
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Peppermint Stick Ernie Elf Ornie (Silly Guy)

This Elf was named after a very good friend, bet your scared now by the company I keep, lol. Full of piss and vinegar, thats what Ernie and this little Elf have in common, can't you just see it, lol. Ernie was sculpted over a wooden spoon to look as though he is part of a candy Peppermint Stick. He was so much fun to create!! I will be listing him in my Etsy shop. Trying to get better pictures of him. I take horrible pictures, sorry. Sure hope he made you smile too.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa's Woodland Christmas Elf / Yay, I finished something

Now listed on Ebay

Welp the sculpting newbie finially finished her first sculpt!! I have several in progress but this is the first one that is totally finished, whooo hoooo!! This is the second class offered by Pattee of odd-dolls. I love the way he came out!! More sculpts in progress sure hope I get them done before Christmas, lol. Now I'm off to make Dede some slippers.

Hope everyone is having a festive week!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm A WINNER AGAIN, Merry Christmas to ME!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!! Looky Looky what I won!! This 5" X 10" print of Sarah Sullivan's Gift Shop on the Magical Holiday Artists Blog. I love her artwork and own a few pieces including a custom Avatar created just for me!! I will have to post a picture of it sometime, it is adorable as is all of her work!! Be sure to check out Sarah's blog and her Etsy Shop. She's like a potato chip you won't stop at just one visit, lol.

Now I don't play the Lottery or Scratch Off Tickets, but this might be the time to play!!
Thank you for sharing my jump for joy!! Now I have to get my fanny back to work. Hope to have some goodies posting here soon.
Have a great week!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Whooo hoooo, we're having another awesome give-away just in time for your Holiday Celebration!! Just look at all of these beautiful items created by some of our members!! Click on the link below to pop on over to see who created these wonderful items and where you can find more of their wonderful work along with how to enter.



Good Luck!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

BWBA's 1st Anniversary and 1st Giveaway!!



One year ago marks the birth of the Ebay Artists Group - "Because We Believe- Art" that Josie of Skeleton In My Closet started along with her good friends Tammy, of Light and Shadow Studio and Karen, of I Draw Pix (our Founding Ladies) and to celebrate this milestone the group is having a blog giveaway!

As you know, as a group, We Believe in the Magic of the Holidays, the Tooth Fairy, Monsters under the Bed and all other sorts of magical and mythical flights of fancy and we have decided to share that with you, our Followers.

Santa's sack is filled to the brim with presents... With 15 different handmade OOAK (One Of A Kind) ornies created by the generous and talented members of our group. This is an event you don't want to miss!! So hitch a ride with the Tooth Fairy and fly on over to enter...

Click On The Top Right Button To Fly On Over

So what are you waiting for...
GOOD LUCK my little Leprechauns!!!

I Believe

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Winter WIPs Finally

Well, better late than never. Here are my newest works in progress, hope you like them, they are now off to spend some time with the painting elves... More pics when they are finished....

Meet "Winter" Warlock I'm thinking and "Snow"



Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another Award??? and WIPs!!!

I can't believe it, I've received another award!! Sherry is such a sweetheart and hers and Ron's artwork is amazing!!! You won't want to miss a thing. http://www.byrumart.blogspot.com/

Thank you SO much Sherry for thinking of me....I am honored...

So the rules of this one are to tell you seven things about myself you may not know.


Geeee whizzzzzz this is hard...Well....

1. I love thunderstorms!!
2. I could sit in a park for hours and just enjoy Mother Nature.
3. I am the oldest child in my family, yep my parents practiced their parenting techniques on me. Eight years later when my sister arrived they were to tired to be tough on her, lol.
4. I wear my emotions on my shirt sleeve for the whole world to see.
5. I'm not a big fan of sweets including chocolate, but don't you dare touch my Hershey's Syrup for my chocolate milk.
6. I love ghost movies, such as The Others, Thirteen Ghosts (although this one was gorey for me I do love the story.
7. I hate the cold weather of winter but I love to look outside at a fresh fallen snow and no I don't want to build a snowman, its to cold out there, hehehehehehe

Okay, now that I bored you to death, lol. I would like to pass this on to Dede again,

Dede, she is such a sweetie be sure to stop by her blog and say hello... http://www.brightestblessingswiccans.blogspot.com/ I love her blog, she's a real inspiration. Thanks Dede!!!

Sarah your next sweetie, you can run but you can't hide, hehehehehehe....

I did mention WIPs, their coming, just tring to get decent pictures, ugggggg.

Sure hope your having a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Change Of Scenery / A Change Of Creativity


I'm really hoping that the change of scenery and a little mood music here will put my mind on track to Christmas / Yule Creating, sure hope it works and this is why....

Recently I took an online sculpting course with Pattee of Odd Dolls
www.odd-dolls.blogspot.com and I must say she is such a sweet person. I have completed the first class and well yay, I've already signed up for her second class. I think I've found a new passion, hummmmm not quite sure yet but it might just be better than yarn, hehehehehe. Well I'm certainly no master sculptor, but with a little practice ummmm you never know, right.....

Well here is a picture of my first piece she isn't finished yet maybe after Christmas.


Last night I sat down determined to sculpt my second piece and my first Christmas / Yule Ornament but again the brain appears to be still in Halloween mode because it became this...Looks a bit more like a Disney's Haunted Mansion Ghost Face to me, sigh.


So as you can see I really need to convince my brain that its time to create for the Christmas / Yule Season before it is over, I sure hope this works, hehehehehehehe.

How about you??????


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Magical Holiday Artists Is Having A GIVEAWAY

We're having our very first giveaway on the Magical Holiday Artists Etsy Team Blog (MHA). Look at these prizes, WOW!!! Hurry pop on over to find out how you can win.



Remember to place MHA in your Etsy Search....



Thursday, November 5, 2009

My First Award!!

Wow Cat " In The Light Of The Moon" this is my first Award as well!! Thank you. Now lets see if I can do this right, lol.


Hummm 7 facts about myself:

1. I'm a young grammy of 2, (as in the eye of the beholder)
2. I love sci fi (especially Star Gate and Star Gate Atlantis)
3. My favorite TV shows still include Lost in Space and The Munsters
4. I love Nicholas Cage movies
5. I refuse to grow up
6. I'm an ex Bank Auditor (surprised ya with that one didn't I, lol)
7. and last but not least, I love who I am!!!

I would like to pass this on to a few people that inspire me with their blogs.

Dede, http://brightestblessingswiccans.blogspot.com/
Caroline http://carolinescrafts-carolinejones.blogspot.com/
Cat http://merelyadreamart.blogspot.com/
Becca http://magikalseasons.blogspot.com/
Heather http://witchhollowprimitives.blogspot.com/

and of course there is Cat who was sweet enough to give me this award and Lisa, Sarah, Cindy, Pattee, and so many more. Thank you


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Have You Heard!!!!

WHOOOO HOOOOO, I WON THE FIRST PLACE PRIZE on Byrum's Art Blog!!!! I am still stunned, what a wonderful week I have had...I won the most amazing Halloween Painting. If you haven't seen their blog you must!! Ron and Sherry create beautiful one of a kind paintings, necklaces, signs, pillows, candles, and the list goes on and on, such talent and creativity. I am beyond excitement when I say that I am thrilled to add another piece of their amazing art to my collection. I currently own three of their prints and recently I actually won one of their fab paintings to my total amazement as I didn't think I would ever own one and to say that I actually now having bragging rights to two of their paintings, well all I can say is WOW. Each piece of art that an artist creates leaves their home and arrives to yours with a piece of them included. I truly believe there is an attachment between the Artist, Artwork and their Love of Life. Thank you SO much Sherry and Ron I will truly treasure my wonderful prize.

Thank you Dede and Cat for the congrats!!!


Monday, November 2, 2009


of the LUCKY 13 GIVEAWAY is...

First I would like to say thank you for all of the nice things that each of you posted about my crocheted slippers. I would like to give a big thank you to my original Lucky 13 Followers, which is what sparked this giveaway and to each of you that have joined my blog since. I have had so much fun with this giveaway and I hope you have too. I am already thinking about what we should do for a Christmas Giveaway!! THANK YOU for making this such a success and so much fun!!!

Okay, okay, enough said, right.

AND THE WINNER IS: Dede - http://brightestblessingswiccans.blogspot.com/

Congratulations Dede!!!!
Contact me at blabell1@stny.rr.com

Let me know what color you prefer:
Purple / Lavender Poms
Pink / White Poms
Country Blue / Navy Poms
(The Variegated Pair) Chocolate Covered Cherries / Dark Brown Poms
Linen /Claret Poms

and your mailing address.

Thanks again everyone!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


LUCKY 13 GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Remember to become a follower of my blog and post a comment if you would like to be entered to win a pair of warm and toasty crocheted pair of slippers, ENDING SOON!! I will announce the winner on the evening of NOVEMBER 2nd.....



It's Halloween Beware of Spooks Lurking About Postcard Painting



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lucky 13 Giveaway Update

Keeping in the Halloween Spirit!!! Don't you just love Halloween...

Just for fun I am including this little hang tag that I made with your prize (I have to shorten the loop a tad yet). It goes well with the day of the drawing, lol.

So here's your clue:


Yes, it is the night of the FULL MOON, hehehehehe. Tuesday, November 2nd!!!! Just 5 more days to go, whoooo hoooo....

and here they are!!! The winner will get to pick their favorite color from the (5) pairs pictured. They are wash and dry friendly and I can remove the pom poms if you prefer. Hope you like them.



Open to US Residents Only, sorry.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck to all of you that entered!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I WON!!!!

I can't believe it!! What an honor it is to have won such a GRAND prize by such a talented artist. Patrick from Cre8ors Touch was having the most awesome Halloween Party Giveaway. I entered to win one of his fabulous pieces of artwork and I won!!! Whoooo hooooo!!! He makes some very unique and highly collectible Halloween Pieces along with Christmas, other holidays and SO much more. He offered several different Halloween pieces in his giveaway that any Halloween Collector would drool over. I was the lucky winner of his Bobble Head Skeleton, it just amazes me how he creates these. They are so unique and fun. I still can't believe that he's coming to my house!!!! If you haven't seen Patrick's / Cre8tors Touch work as of yet, you must check it out, oh so talented. His blog link can be found to the left on my blog list or copy and paste the link here: (Sorry, I can't figure out how to get it to link, errrrr).


Whoooo hooooo, Thank you Patrick!!!

I will post a picture of him here when he arrives home, lol. I hope everyone is having a great day and thanks for sharing with me my JUMP OF JOY!!

Now go hurry, fly on over to Patrick's Blog and see what I won and all of the other fab prizes and poke around to see all of his other wonderful goodies.


Friday, October 23, 2009


Remember When:

Well while taking the lovely picture of my feet for my giveaway clue I couldn't help but laugh. I couldn't believe that I was actually taking a picture of my feet! I instantly was thrown back to the good ole days before digital cameras. Yep the days when we had to take our roll of film in to be developed or send it out by mail. Oh how exciting it was to see your new pictures and suddenly oooops you come across the picture of the back of Great Grandma's Head, yeah a picture of the ceiling, I even have gotten one of the back of my stove, lol. Who in the world is taking those pictures, giggle, giggle. All of the pictures of my son taking pictures of himself, that use to drive me crazy!! The worse part of that is he and his buddys at 26 and 27 will still do that if you leave the camera unattended, urrrggggg. I can remember getting so frustrated thinking I can't believe they make you pay for these pictures! Getting pictures developed is something else I don't do well. I had my sister's baby shower pictures developed when her son was 8 years old, lol. I currently have 10- 12 disposable cameras that need to be developed, surprise, surprise. I took my memory card in 2 weeks ago from my digital camera and was instantly sent into price shock. Love those memory cards, they hold lots of pictures and I love to take pictures (although I am a terrible photographer). Took my card in to be developed for my grandson's school project along with a disc, nope the disc did not get developed that day. I had 214 pictures on my memory card for a total $32.10, wowzer. The good news is at least they are all pictures I want no floors no ceilings yippppeeee. So what did I learn about that, well not to wait untill my memory card is full before I have it developed, yeah right like thats going to happen.

So yes to purposely take a picture of my feet made me snicker, the good news is at least now with digital cameras it won't make it to film it will be deleted, lol.

So on that note I will leave you with this, to go along with the picture of my feet, lol.


Do you remember when, lol???????

Lucky 13 Giveaway Updates will be coming soon.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you leave with a giggle to start off your weekend.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lucky 13 Giveaway Update

WOW Dede, your crystal ball is amazing, can I borrow it, lol. You are good. But I have to ask where did you get the color purple? Would that be your color of choice?

So you all now know what the prize is, yep it's a TREAT FOR YOUR FEET for the upcoming cold weather. A pair of handmade slippers by me. As we all know handmade is always better.

Dede gets another entry into the cauldron that is now flaming hot.

Blog about my giveaway on your blog and post it here that you did and I will give you another entry into my giveaway.

Congrats Dede!!!

Awwww A Treat for your Feet,

Another Clue Lucky 13 Giveaway

Welcome my pretties to my Lucky 13 giveaway!!! Well I see there are a few brave souls here, poor dears... It appears we will have to fatten some of you up a little more before placing you into the oven, hahahahahaha.

So here is your next clue:

But its not store bought....

Hummmm, it appears that I could use a new pair of shoes in the near future...

Remember become a follower and post a comment that you would like to enter. Want another chance to win, okay, take a look into your magical crystal ball and if you can see (guess) what the prize is I will throw another entry for you into my currently cold cauldron pot. So take a guess, only one guess per day though.

Trick or Treat???

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lucky Number 13 Give Away

First let me give you a quick update on Little Miss Tootsie Peppermint. She was my Pay It Forward Ebay Giving Works item that I posted about earlier. Well she just ended and I am SUPER EXCITED and SUPER HAPPY as she ended at $63.00 whoooo hooooo! The proceeds will be donated to the Human Society US in loving memory of a dear friend.

NOW for some more exciting news. I have reached Lucky Number 13!!! 13 Followers, yeah and thank you so much for joining me!! Keeping somewhat in a Halloween Theme, I have decided that this is a perfect time in my new Blog to do my very first giveaway. I have just been howling to do one, lol. So what is it? Well first let me tell you what it isn't, it will not be a piece of my art. Want to enter, become a follower of my blog and post a comment that you would like to be entered. I will post more information and another clue tomorrow, hehehehehehehehehehe. Makes things a little more interesting now doesn't it, not knowing what your entering for. Thats okay, I know what it is, so go ahead and enter, if you dare, hahahhahahaha. Hope to see you again real soon.

Trick or Treat my Sweet?


Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What do the Pumpkin Girl, A Witchie Bust and a Make Do ACEO Have In Common

Ebay, lol. Listing tonight. These were a lot of fun to create. Hope you like them.

My version of the the Vintage Style Pumpkin Girl Crocheted


A Witchie Bust Crocheted


and My version of a Make Do ACEO Drawing in Pen, Ink and Colored Pencil


Sure hope you enjoyed your visit please stop by again.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Paying Kindness Forward For Tootsie

During the process of our move to our new home I received some very sad news. With just 3 days before the move I became very sad that one of my Ebay customers had passed away. She was so much more than just a customer though. We spent lots of time talking to one another by email in the wee hours of the morning, you know the hours, yep, the ones when most people are sleeping. We had built a wonderful friendship and I miss her terribly. So I decided that I needed to do something, but what she isn't from my area, suddenly it hit me A Giving Works Auction on Ebay. So here she is all decked out and ready to go to her new home. My friend loved animals and was a huge cat fan (she owned 4), so I have decided that the proceeds will by donated to the Humane Society USA. I know this isn't much, it can't even begin to cover the way she touched my heart, but it feels right and that is what counts.

I am donating 100% of this auction and I will be paying the shipping fees to anywhere within the US. I am listing her tonight at approximately 8:30 pm Eastern time on Ebay. Thanks for looking.

Let me introduce to you: TOOTSIE PEPPERMINT, isn't she scrumptious, PS, no licking the kitty, lol.


Thank you for gathering here and I hope you have a great day.

Friday, October 9, 2009

New House Craft Room WIP

Happy Friday!!! Well today I thought I would share some of my Happy Dancing with you and some of my WIP well kinda, lol.

It has been a crazy busy week, but ohhhhhh so exciting. First, we bought a new house and moved all of our goodies in last weekend. I LOVE my new house!! Next as you now know I created my first blog still trying to figure out how to add a couple of links here but also very exciting!! I've also opened a new Etsy Shop, link forthcoming, I hope. So as you can see I have been a very busy girl and grinning from ear to ear all week, love it!!

Here are a few of my so called works in progress what a disaster huh. Hubby is buying me a cabinet this weekend, like he thinks thats going to be enough, silly boy.

Keeper Piles:


The Gots To Go Pile so far, oppps not the desk of coarse, sure hopeing this one gets bigger.Photobucket

So as you can see I still have my work cut out for me, but I am having a great time with it all!!! I'll try to post something a little more exciting in the work in progress category over the weekend, sure hope everyone has a great one.

Thanks for gathering here,

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Final Blog Look

Whooo hooo, what do you think? So much to talk about, so much to do, more in about 10 hours, must have some sleep and than wake up juice COFFEE COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE, looks like I need more huh. See ya soon.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Welcome to my new Blog!!! I am so happy you stopped by. I hope to make this a place that you will enjoy visiting. Currently it is in it's newbie stage and under construction more to come soon. Here you will see some of my artwork in different mediums along with WIP and some chit chat of course. I hope you will visit again and again. Thanks for gathering and Happy Fall.