Nov 19, 2010

Holiday Giveaways, and Workshop Details



As promised the workshop details for
ARTISCAPE 2011
35 workshops in one weekend, plus Outsider Art Fair, vendor
marketplace, and much much more.

Where: Columbus O
hio
When : April 14
-17 2011
When are my workshops?: Journey to Paris J
ournal Workshop Friday 1-6pm
details
here
Button Fairy Bracelet Workshop
Saturday 8-11 am


details here

to sign up for the workshops , you must register on the Artiscape site.
But, as always please feel free to email me with any questions etc. or even if you just want to give a shout out to me that you will be there!

contact@staffordshiregarde
n.com

OK GIVEAWAYS!I have decided to have a little fun this Christmas .
From this Friday, on through Christmas,
I am playing, "What's in Santa's Bag?"

What does this mean?
It means every Friday now through Christmas , I will be giving away
something / or thingsWhy ?
Because it is fun to give,
and the very best part about the spirit of the season

Maybe you are always giving to others.
Maybe you live away from home.
Maybe you are rushing around all season doing for you family , school, church etc.
Don't you deserve a" Just Because" surprise gift too
?
Well I would love to send y
ou one!How will it work?
Every Friday I will have 2 different givea
ways!
For the first one all you have to do, is leave a comment up u
ntil Thursday midnight to enter.
For the second one ,
I like to always do a special on
e for everyone who follows my blog.
So guess what ?
If you are already a follower of Plays with Paper, you are automa
tically entered in the second drawings !!!
If you would like to be entered for both drawings, and als
o would like to follow my blog, then once you are a follower, you are entered for the second giveaway through Christmas too!


This week , the first drawing is for the Christmas red ribbon Charlotte doll. She is wearing 3 yards of ribbon, will arrive to you gift wrapped, (of course),

and she also comes with a tiny vintage bottle of silver fairy dust.
To enter this drawing , simply leave a comment on this post from now until Thursday (Thanksgiving ) at midnight.


The second drawing for the blog following friends , is the JOY little bottle brush tree blocks.
I hand dye these trees myself, blocks are painted, vintage Holiday illustrations added, patina applied, and are sealed with several layers of wax and buffed by hand for a yummy prim look.

These little cuties with hand dyed ribbon added to my Etsy later today.





Vintage Broken china junk necklace added to my Etsy later today.

Nov 16, 2010

Reagan (age 9)

Just quickly sharing a little bit from the painting day that Reagan and I shared over the weekend. We had a fun , and much needed play date. She has a small antique table /desk at the end of my huge work table down in the studio , and she loves picking up snippets of this and that and keeping it for her own little private stock "If it hits the ground its free game" is her motto. Reagan ( age 9)

How many expensive beads ,buttons and vintage goodies have conveniently rolled off my table? ( I have no clue, there gone before they hit the ground LOL)

I realized that I did not explain all of the whens, wheres, and hows, of all of the April workshop details, so I will be posting these, and the promised blog giveaway details on Friday , after I get all of my shipp
ing for the week behind me.

I thought this was fitting for all of the Black Friday shopping quickly
approaching .


What I really wanted to say
today
is a super
GREAT BIG

Thank you

To you!
I am not even sure how to put this in words,
but I was very very humbled last week, with all of the special order requests, kindest words, and wow quickly sold listings.
I am trying my best to keep up with that this week , and get everything safely out to their new homes this week, which is why I don't want to spend much time arguing with the computer today :), just letting you know I am still here , down in the studio , making myself stay away fr
om technology LOL.


Have a great week !

Blessings,