Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Mis-Fortune" ~ Vintage Style Witch Head Candy Container & Luminary

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, so glad you could join in on the fun!
Pictured below is: "Mis-Fortune", my offering for the debut of the EHAG Emporium.


Details about this piece: *click on pics to enlarge*

She is hand made of papier mache composition.
One of a Kind ~ 9.5" high (including wire handle) by 6.0" wide.
She has antiqued paper inserts for her eyes and mouth. 

The entire piece has been rubbed and buffed with an antiquing wax.
This piece will be signed and dated (by me) on the bottom and will come with a hang tag and a battery operated tea light.


SOLD, Thank you!

$225.00 (incl. insured airmail shipping to USA)
If you are interested in buying this piece, please email me at: therudolphs@sympatico.ca

































Saturday, January 30, 2010

A TUB O' FUN! (literally)

For the past two days I have been sitting around in front of my computer "playing".
I call it "playing" because drawing, designing and fiddling around in a graphics program is very much like playing hooky to me!


It gives me a chance to let my imagine run wild. And it does run wild! All the while my mouse is plotting vectors and paths and merrily scrolling about the page adding and deleting points along the way.

The results of my two days of playing hooky are some shiny, new graphics. These images - as hard copies will be used in conjunction with the pieces I plan to make this year.

The image pictured below is a compilation of some of my prototype/designs for shallow candy buckets/tubs in which a Halloween figure (papier mache of course) will be seated surrounded by fake candy.

That's all for now, but I hope to see you tomorrow at 9:00 pm (Eastern) for the launch of the
EHAG Emporium ~ Lori


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Etsy store update and sale

I just updated my Etsy store with a few (older) items. In most cases the prices have been reduced.
If you have time, please hop over to my Etsy and take a peek, you may just find something you like!

Have a great night! ~ Lori



Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's time for the Lollygaggers to go!

The rest of the gang of characters from the double blog Birthday Party are ready to grab their coats and go!
Pictured below are the remaining guests who are up for grabs. (Click on pic to enlarge.)

































The stragglers are $29.99 USD each (+ insured airmail shipping costs.)
If you are interested in purchasing any of them please email me with the item "letter"  or item name at: therudolphs@sympatico.ca 


The teapots from the party will be auctioned on eBay in the next week or two. ~ Lori

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Busy, busy, oh so busy!

Firstly, I must make apologies to those of you who have been waiting for me to put the blog party items up for sale. 
I simply haven't had time to take good photos of the items because I have a couple other projects on the go that have sidetracked me from getting down to it.


Please bear with me and I'll try to get them listed in the next few weeks!
In the meanwhile, I do have new Etsy listings and will be selling a rather special item on the EHAG Emporium website on January 31st.
That's all for this week! ~ Lori


Friday, January 15, 2010

And the winner is...

Susan Witt, an email entry.
The winner was chosen at random, with a random number generator.

Thank you to all who stopped by for our Double Birthday Blog Party. ~ Your comments were lovely and greatly appreciated!

The majority of the items featured in the Enchanted Woods Birthday Party will be for sale starting next week. I will post details here on my blog and also send out a mailing to those on my mailing list.

Thank you again for dropping in. I hope you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you all again very soon! ~ Lori

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Welcome to the "Enchanted Woods" ~ Double Birthday Party and Giveaway Celebration!

Hello, I'd like to extend a very warm welcome to you!


Please do look around, I'm sure you'll find many
things lurking around my Birthday party in the
Enchanted Woods. *Pics enlarge when clicked on.*


Ahem, it's not polite to ask my age ;) Let's just say,
I'm not as old as these woods and leave it at that.



























Help yourself to a seat on a stump.

Please excuse the 'shroom, he'll move out of your
way quickly enough.


Oh and don't worry, his spots aren't contagious!





























Why yes, there is a strange scent looming around the table. 


I think that's the green "leaf" tea brewing... that or the silly, little pot that's brewing it.


Shh...  we can't dish very much because he's got his eye on us and he's pretty nosy too.


After we enjoy a sip, I'll go ahead and slice the cake.
It's three, luscious layers of chocolate, filled with 
ganache and decorated with chocolate and raspberry 
butter cream. YUMMY! 



























Don't look now, but I think we've been spotted by a
few of those tippy teacups.


It looks as though they are having fun, just hanging around.



































Speaking of those who are hanging around.
I do spy a trio of nutty buddies, looks like they are
happy to see you here... although one of them 
seems to be somewhat dismayed.


Perhaps a spot of tea would fix him up!



































If it's tea he needs... I think I have the perfect solution!


Clearly, there are no bears in these woods, but there
is a Papa, Mama and a baby teapot.


Look at how his folks are beaming (literally, they light up!) Parents are always so proud of their offspring.

































Looks like the baby is a chip off the old block too.
Oh and just so you know he'll be leaving the woods
sooner than expected.


Why you may ask? Well that's because he's being "given away", and YES, you may throw your hat into the ring by leaving your comment/name/email below this posting.





























Don't mind the strange sounds, it's just the nutty noggin's who've fallen to the ground.



Mind you, they've not fallen not far from the tree.

























What's that you said?


Oh, you've enjoyed yourself, but you have to leave.


I think you can clearly see we've enjoyed every minute of our time with you.


We hope you'll come back a little later this week when the party is winding down. 


The majority of the guests will be free to leave.
I am hopeful that they will find lovely new homes to frolic and play in.



























For now we - as in me and the big, glowing oak tree bid you goodbye.


We thank you sincerely for coming and we ask that you'll kindly venture over to
Amelia's Birthday party


And while you're there, please tell her we wish her a
very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


xo, Lori 
p.s. Many of these items featured here will be for sale next week. Details will follow soon!







Monday, January 11, 2010

Here's what I'll be wearing & listening to at the party...

Well I can dream can't I? Dreams are cheap and I'm not that greedy ;)


It's almost time to PARTY!!!!







...don't forget to join us tonight at Midnight (Eastern)
as we venture into the enchanted woods


are co-hosting this birthday event and celebration
~ Jan. 12th to Jan. 15th ~ 


Please remember to leave a comment (below the MIDNIGHT blog post) for your chance to win a "baby" tipsy teapot. 
He'll be pictured in my birthday blog post.
If you don't want to leave a comment or your email address on my blog, please email me and I will be happy to add your name to the drawing.
Winner will be notified by email or through their blog on January 15th.


I hope to see you all here! ~ Lori

Monday, January 4, 2010

Enchanted Woods ~ Birthday Blog Celebration... "sneak peek"

Into the forest you may go, but please make sure you do go slow.
There is an acorn tree up ahead, underneath is set a silly spread.
You'll find a chocolate birthday cake, that is just itching for your plate.
Pour yourself a cup of tipsy tea, and continue forward along with me....


Best not to stray far from the path, for hiding deep within these woods are things that will make you laugh! 

You are all cordially invited to join
Sweet B Folk Art and Retro Rudolph's
in the Enchanted Woods
for a double Birthday Blog Celebration!

~ January 12th to January 14th ~


Please venture back on January 12th and join in the FUN...
there'll be more info on my special Birthday Giveaway to come!