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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our August Give-Away

As you can see... "center-stage" in our give-away for August
is a tiny cigar tin: "Between the Acts"

For this month's give-away we are asking you to post a comment
about: "Between the Seasons..."  Katie and I both love 
this time of transition and changefrom August to September.
From spending less time in our gardens 
to simply enjoying the longer shadows on the lawns; 
change is in the air!

What do you enjoy the most about the seasonal change, 
moving from summer... and approaching autumn?

Drop us a note... embrace the change!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Vintage Shoe Form Angel... A Forlorn W.I. P.!

His expression is a bit... woeful, this work-in-progress!
But he kinda grows on you, in spite of himself!

His head is paper clay over Styrofoam.
His body is Osnaburg fabric stuffed with polyester fiberfill.
His arms (articulated) and wings are craft finials and plywood.

And those feet... 
His shoes are vintage children's shoe forms (size 3 1/2 to be exact!)

Some paper clay hands are (sort-of, kinda) in the works!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Give-Aways for June and July: Going to...

August is here and our June & July  Give-Aways 
will be "on their way"... this next week to:

North Carolina, USA
Queensland, Australia

Congratulations to Penny... from "Art Journey"
Pam... at "Nest in the Attic"

Blessings and Well Wishes...
Daryle & Katie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

June and July... Give-Aways!

July has come... and will all-too-quickly be gone!
We've been away for a week; visiting
Lancaster County and then Vermont...
We also had our grandsons, both daughters (and wonder-dog Stella)
with us back in mid-July... catching fireflies in the evening
and taking none-stop day trips all week long!
We're home... for a while! 

Well... as promised, this month we are posting two-give-aways:
One for June and one for July!

Here is the June Give-Away... 
a stash of vintage photos,
some rusty old keys, stamps, craft tags, and
other fun embellishments for your use!

Here is the July Give-Away...
a vintage book, some old keys, craft tags,
ivory game board pieces, a vintage
little leather book, a small cigar box, and other
fun embellishments!

Please leave a note on this post... if you wish to be in the drawing.
(if you have a preference: June or July Give-Away... so note it!)

Well Wishes and Blessings... Daryle & Katie

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Out of the Dark... After the Storm!

It's one of my favorite lines from the 1939 movie: "The Wizard of Oz!"

"The wind began to switch - the house to pitch 
and suddenly the hinges started to unhitch.
Just then the Witch - to satisfy an itch 
went flying on her broomstick, 
thumbing for a hitch."

Well... apart from the witch; that pretty much sums up our past 
week, here in parts of South Jersey!  A storm hit last Tuesday, 
just about this time of the day, and we were without power until Saturday!  Thank the Lord... we, our neighbors, and our friends are just fine!

But in all the flurry of activity 
(not too mention the loss of electricity!)... 
I wasn't able to post a June Give-Away!  
Not to fear... I hope to pull something together in the next week 
for a combined June-July Give-Away!

In the meanwhile... look at the fruit on our newly acquired Fig tree!  
I could hardly believe my eyes when I spotted it last week... 
It survived the wind and the rain, just potted up on our back patio!  
Be blessed! Daryle (and Katie too!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A "Wort" By Any Other Name... is Still a Wort!

I almost missed the blossoms on my St. John's Wort
the other day, while I was mowing our lawns...
Diminutive, understated, but delightful!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Late Update... From the ADQ Challenge!

I have been beyond remiss... when it comes to posting
any creative work, here at Woodstown Whimsies!

Well over a month ago, when the summer issue of Art Doll Quarterly
came out... I was delighted to have my "Emily Dickinson Doll"
included in the "black & white" challenge article on page 76!

So here is a "sneak-peek" of what the publisher was unable to
include in the photos, due to space:  a collection of memorabilia
that relates to the life and love of Emily!