Monday, November 29, 2010

CYBER MONDAY COUPON CODE

It's Cyber Monday Madness! My coupon will be valid until 12/3/2010

Stop by my Etsy Shop and get an automatic 10% off everything, including SALE items!!!

just added this new Krampus spun cotton ornament....catch him if you can!



My Coupon Code will expire on 12/3/2010

Coupon Code: CYBERMARIEPATTERSON

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The winner of my spun cotton ornament is.....

Before I announce the winner, I'd like to say "Thank You" to all of you who came by here and on facebook and my blog at the Hive to play along and enter in my little giveaway. In the hustle bustle of your busy lives I do appreciate that you took the time and participated.
Some of you know that I just love to give gifts and I feel that a "gift of art is a gift from the heart". If it was possible, I'd send a gift out to you all!

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So to pick a winner I used that online random number generator thingy as I thought that would be only fair way to pick the winner.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ~~~~~~~~~~ Sylvia Smiser!!!!
My spun cotton ornament the "Pumpkin Witch" is all yours! Just email me your shipping info and I'll get her ready to fly!!

Thanks again for playing along and be sure to keep your eyes open for more gifts in the new year to come ;-}

Remember you can see my art at My Etsy Shop and at SpookyTimeJingles!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Here's the first peek! Spun Cotton and more....

These are fresh off the studio table and will be available at the November 13th update at Spookytimejingles!!!



On my Halloween page you'll see the "Dancing Moon Man" and the "Snow Witch".
And for Christmas you'll find the "Rudolph Rocket Riders", the lovely "Ms. Snow" and a collection of "Krampus" ornaments!

Not everyone knows the legend of the Krampus, so here's a bit of some of information I found while researching this spun cotton ornament which is highly prized by collectors.


The Krampus – Likely derived from the Yule Goat, the Krampus [from the Old High German krampen "claw"] is a demonic figure of the Alps (Austria, Bavaria, Switzerland, and Slovenia) that still exists today and is known by several names. He is often portrayed having goat legs, long horns, a long goat beard, and a sack or basket used to carry away children. He is a companion of Saint Nicholas and appears in the streets at night during the first two weeks of December (focused around the Day of Saint Nicholas) – frightening children and adults, clattering bells and chains [perhaps the origins of Santa Claus's bells], and swatting youngsters with switches. He is often portrayed as a servant of Saint Nicholas and his task is to punish naughty children: leaving a lump of coal, swatting children with a birch switch or broom, or dragging them away in his sack.


REMBER: the update starts at midnight - just as the clocks ticks into the first hour of November 13th!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010 and a spun cotton ornament giveaway!

Now that I have your attention...

If you take the time to read this post, there is a free gift waiting for one lucky winner at the end.

My rules are quite simple and quick.

In this post you'll find a slideshow of a few pics from this years Halloween. The second is a short video clip taken from the view of a trick or treater coming up our front walk.

1. Just leave me a friendly comment about one thing that you liked the most from either the slideshow or video.

2. Then I'd like to see that I've got you all "following" me ---so check that you Follow this blog, Follow on Facebook, Twitter, the Hive or sign up for emails. (all links are on my sidebar)

3. While you're at it, why not click on my Etsy Shop to snag some Halloween items on sale.

You'll get one entry for commenting and an additional entry for each place where you "follow" me.....and if you make a purchase in my Etsy shop before 11/14 you'll get an additional 10 entries!!!





And the free giveaway is this original spun cotton ornament of my design!



The winner of this giveaway will be announced here on my blog on Sunday, November 14th!