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Allan graduates! Masters of Science!

Allan Graduates!!!

Allan Graduates!!!
Masters in Engineering from CU!!!

Great Accomplishment!!!

Just last week we went to Colorado for my eldest son's graduation from Colorado University at Boulder. He now has his Masters in Environmental Engineering. He received his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from USF where he was the President of Engineers Without Borders.

He has always had an interest in providing sanitary drinking water to those in other countries who have none. His most recent trip took him to Africa for a few months! He had quite the experience!

Congratulations, Allan!!!

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Eagle Release - Back to the Wild

Eagle Release - Back to the Wild

Eagle Release - Back to the Wild

My Son Matthew, Birds of Prey!!!

This is a picute of my son,Matthew, who is the Coordinator for Eagle Watch in Florida!

Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey opened its doors in 1979. Thirty one years later, the Center is the premier raptor rehabilitation facility in the eastern United States. Raptors treated at the Center include hawks, owls, kites, falcons and eagles. In addition to birds of prey, it also cares for vultures, taking every opportunity to educate the public about these very valuable members of the stork family.

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Annual patient admissions average 600, with a release rate of 40%. Approximately 10% of admissions annually are Bald Eagles, and the Center is renowned for its eagle care. To date the Center has released 407 eagles back to the wild.

Non-releasable birds may live out their lives at the Center as education ambassadors. Young birds with permanent disabilities are trained to the glove and become “working birds”, traveling to schools, festivals and other events. They interact with over 20,000 people annually.

The Center is located in a suburban neighborhood on Lake Sybelia in Maitland. In addition to over 20 species of raptors and vultures on display, there are educational displays, a butterfly garden, gazebo and wetlands on the lake and Audubon House, a restored 1924 bungalow.


Matthew and his Red Ttail Hawk

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Art Doll Quarterly Came and...


Seems I'm getting around a little...I received my ADQ today and I have some great news that my dolls are appearing in Art Doll Quarterly! this is a very special issue and will always 

be cherished. I have been selected again as a featured artist with an article, for this year’s Art Doll Quarterly Fall Issue! Why is this such a special issue to me…? 

Well, several of our Giggleswick Artists will be alongside me this year. My partner in Giggleswick, LeeAnn Kress is once again featured, and also my dear friends, Margo (Marguerite) Noschese and Debb George, Lisa Ammerman and Robert Brawley are all in there with me!!!

In this article, called “Carly Makes a Stand” I go through the step by step process of taking a sitting doll, a “shelf sitter” and making it into a standing doll. For any of you who have not made a standing doll, you may find that this is just the right method with which to begin. I is very basic and straight forward. Many other doll making tips are given as well. Happy reading!

Love and Friendship Always,

Carly Anne

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pre-Show Teaser Available!!!

Witches Of Giggleswick's photo.
I have a surprise! A Pre-Show Teaser!!! For all of those who will not be able to attend the show,I and to give a sneak peek preview of the two shows I will be in this Fall: Hallowbaloo and Spirits in Sanford (see links below!)

I am giving you a chance to purchase one of my brand new designs...Jebidiah is from my "Spring into Fall" Collection. They all have a base made out of an antique, rusty bedspring! Jeb is 19" tall including his spring base.
Jebidiah 1
As with all my Candy Corns, Jeb has a very apparent sweet tooth! He is made of paper clay and is embellished "out the WaZoo"! Jebidiah may go home with you for $98.00 and 15.00 travel fare. Please contact me at carolynsmith906@gmail.com for purchase.
Please stay tuned as over this weekend I will feature only one more of this new collection.


Witches Of Giggleswick's photo.
As Always,
Love and Friendship,
Carly Anne

Monday, June 23, 2014

Tomas the Alley Cat

As Seen In Art Doll Quarterly Fall 2013!!!

Tomas is part Paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll. He stands 20 inches tall and about

15 inches when sitting. His body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted as
he is a shelf sitter. Tomas‘s arms are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing
and holding very light objects. His legs can also be positioned to sit in different ways.
In addition, he displays very well standing with the use of a doll stand. Sometimes, after
shipping, the weight bag inside shifts a little and one may have to set the doll down with
a little “thump” or “bump” to his bottom to re-position the weights. 
Tomas’s Halloween party hat‘s fashioned from orange felt. It is embellished with little, tiny bats, tinsel andfeathers. His shirt is made out of orange and black Jack-O-Lantern fabric print. His lapel is embellished with decorative trim, crystals, and little bat shaped beads. His sleeves are
trimmed in black and orange spider lace and decorated with crystals! Tomas is dressed in
his finest! He wears a black felt vest lavishly decorated in pumpkins gold trim and crystals.
With the detail on the back, Tomas looks good coming and going! 
Orange and black checkedpants are fastened with a plain black jute twine. 
His pant cuffs are accented with ruffled, black organza trim and orange iridescent, ribbon. 
Tomas’s holds a retro styled cat head garland and is ready for a Halloween Party anytime!
Cost is$225.00 plus $15.00 shipping
International Buyers please contact me for shipping expense to your location.


As Seen in Somerset Studio Fall 2013!!!

 Scary-Go-Round Featured in Somerset Studio Magazine in the Fall of 2013! Make it yours!I am introducing my first Scary- Go – Round. The figures are original, hand sculpted creations mounted on a very large antique, wooden spool. The characters of the ghost and owl are repeated around its inner diameter for color and shape balance. The much larger figurine on top is a very happy and excited Mr. Can de’ Corn! Mr. Corn wears an eight layer ruffle around his neck that incorporates about a third of a yard of fabric! Each fabric laver is color coordinated with a mix of Halloween prints echoed by the smaller ghost figures. Poor little owls…no ruffle for them!

 As usual, I have taken this primitive piece and added a little bling using different colored crystals for a sparkling effect. Even Prim pieces need a little bling sometimes. If you get to close to me when I’m blinging up a storm…you just may get blinged too! This piece is made to turn or spin, revealing a different little ghost and owl at every turn. The whole piece is mounted on a base that rotates on a turning device. He was a lot of fun to design and I hope he brings a little giggle to your day!
He is 15.5 X 7 X 7 
Cost is $395.00 plus $25.00 shipping
International Buyers please contact me for shipping expense to your location.


As Always,

Love and Friendship,

Carly Anne

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Envelope, Please!!!

Winners Announced!!!

1st prize goes to Jean Berryessa and is a Candy Corn Spool ghoul
2nd prize goes to Joyce Mayer and is good for 50.00 off any item currently for sale in my Etsy shop or in my Selling Album on Witches of Giggleswick FaceBook (expires Sept 1st 2014)
Winners, please contact me at carolynsmith906@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Give-Away Re-Do Starts Now


Give-Away Redo Starts June 1st That means NOW! I ask for your patience and understanding…I’ve only done one of these by myself and I messed this one up big time! Please read on:
Well, I couldn’t figure it out…have a give-away and only a handful of people came. I had two good friends review my Give-away and give me some advice…and I’m taking it. They both said I had too many rules and that some of the steps were just too hard to do.
Also that I needed to have a “redo” of my give-away to give those who felt they didn’t stand a chance against my “Wall of Rules” a chance to participate (don’t worry, those that entered will be given credit!). So here is what we are going to do:
*For the few who entered the first time around, you do NOT need to re-register
*this Give-Away will be bigger and better! 1st place is the candy Corn Spool Ghoul and 2nd place is 50.00 dollars off any item currently in my Etsy store! So everyone has two chances to win!  Expires August 1, 2014
*I will keep this give Away SIMPLE! Please forgive me for making the previous rules too many and too hard to do.
*This time there will be only two rules:
1) Follow my blog (see “join this site” by scrolling down on the right side-bar
2)Leave a comment I have one request…that you “Like" Boggy Bottom Bayou on Facebook, but you don’t have to in order to enter. My Link is https://www.facebook.com/boggybottombayou To get started, my blog link is right here! http://boggybottombayou.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you there!
Winners Announced June 15th
Love and Friendship Always,
Carly Anne

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bat Update!

A Work in Progress

Well, it seems like I haven't put a "Work in Progress" (WIP) piece lately ...so here goes...My large bats (I have 3 sizes!) ...guess I like bats! I didn't ever NOT like them, but realized, after posting a board on Pinterest called "Cute Bats" that I must Love bats! So do other people...especially women, are re-pinning my cute bats! Anyway, 

I think I was saying...My large bats are almost finished. This one just needs the base finished and attached to the spring!

Love and Friendship


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Available for Purchase!

Available for Purchase!


Simon is part Paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll.  He stands about 23-inches tall and about 14-inches when sitting.  His body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted for sitting.  Simon’s arms and legs are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects.  His legs can also be positioned to sit in different ways. In addition, he displays very well standing with the use of a doll stand. Sometimes, after shipping, the weight bag inside shifts a little and one may have to set the doll down with a little “thump” to reposition the weights.

Simon’s hat is fashioned as a leaf cap from paper clay and hand painted just like his head. He wears a wide ruffled collar with five layers of fabric that color-coordinate with the rest of his attire.  His fashionable shirt is in a bright gold with purple flower fabric with a contrasting lapel of orange double ruffle and ribbon trim with shiny glass beads.  Sleeves are embellished with purple lace that is edged in tiny green crystals.  His purple plaid pants are cuffed with orange ruffle and match his lapel.

Simons Purple vest is his show piece! Felt flowers are adorned with hand beaded accents above satin stems.  It is trimmed in metallic multi-colored rick-rack.
His little boots are larger around than his skinny little legs, and are accented with orange, shiny tinsel and little bright faceted gold beads.  Simon carries a rather Large Jack-o-lantern to light his way at night.
Simon may go home with you for 155.00 FREE SHIPPING

Simon would love to go home with you!

Please contact me for purchase at carolynsmith906@Gmail.com

Love and Friendship Always,

Carly Anne

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Opens at Midnight Tonight!!!


Come with me!

Give-Away in Progress!!! Every Witch Way Lane Opens at Midnight!!!

Two very important events are happening.

My giveaway is in full swing.
See prize below! Scroll Down for Directions!!!
The Prize

Every WitchWay Lane is opening at midnight tonight.

Stay Tuned right here this evening and I will announce the place to go that is presently a secret! Be here to see amazing offerings by our Artists!


Carly Anne

Friday, May 9, 2014

Give-Away in Progress and WIP on my Bat!

Give-Away in Progress
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Give-Away Prize!

Here is my "Bobble Bat" so far!!!
Pat Gill of Cre8tors touch thought of the name!)

Give-Away in Progress

Do ya'll like him...I need a name for him!  Suggestions?


Carly Anne

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Give Away Starts Now!


BBB's May Give-Away Starts Now!

Winner Announced June 1st

 Win this Spool Ghoul as featured in Somerset Studios

Rule #1

Follow this site and leave a comment for me.  If you are already a follower, just say so in your comment so I can count you in!  Please give any suggestions you have for this site  and let me know what you think of Boggy Bottom Bayou

Rule #2
Grab my Button and put it on you blog as a link to Boggy Bottom Bayou

Step A

Find this picture of Eudora on my blog and copy the code in the orange box beneath it.


Step B 

***Add my Button to your blog or Website sidebar

In Blogger, go to layout and find the "Add A Gadget"  
Scroll down until you see the gadget represented below and follow directions.  Once this is installed, friends can go to your blog and "HOP" over to visit me too!
****if you do not have a website or blog, just tell me in your comment and I will not disqualify you from the give-away!

Add third-party functionality or other code to your blog.
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Rule #3

Like me on FaceBook!


Rule #4
Follow me on Pinterest!


I know it seem like a lot to ask, but, you can win (for just a few "clicks" my Published Spool Ghoul (A 54.00 Value!)

Now, please "HOP" over to The Rusty Thimble to join my friend Brenda's Give-Away!!! (click text)

Love and Frienship Always,

Carly Anne