Friday, April 25, 2014

Eye Candy From Carly's Work Table!

I've been working on some Candy Corns. Just moving along... They each have a sweet tooth! LOL! All they need now is some touch-up, rosy cheeks, stain and varnish...
"Help we can't see!"

"That's better!

That is all for now,

As Always,

Love and Friendship,

Carly Anne

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pre-Giveaway Notice

Pre-Giveaway Notice
Give-Away Prize

Please click on pictures for full view! Pre Give-Away Notice: 

I just want to thank all of you who have signed up to follow my blog! Boggy Bottom Bayou has reached a milestone…200 followers! I will have a give-away to celebrate this and the revamping of my Witches of Giggleswick Website which is currently under reconstruction. 

I haven’t decided the exact date, but it will be in the first couple weeks of May. I will also be having a sale in my Etsy Store and Witches of Giggleswick store for 15% off any item and perhaps a special surprise for any of my followers! My giveaway will be one of my candy corn Spool Ghouls as seen last fall in Somerset Studio Magazine!

All followers will be eligible. When the give-Away begins just tell me if you are a new of an old follower and you will be entered! Please stay tuned for further details. Following now will not hurt your status as a contestant.  

As Always,

Love and Friendship,

Carly Anne

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Going Batty!

Work in Progress Update!

It's already looking like Halloween at my house! Up all night...couldn't sleep for some reason, so I worked and got this bouquet of bats painted and stained! Yippee...not to worry...will go to bed early tonight!

Love an Friendship Always,

Carly Anne

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pause for Paws...Four Paws

I don't think I have any of my sweet little dogs on my blog or face I am sharing them now.  They are with me always.  OOPS!  I said "little"... I also have one BIG one!  All in all I have four! 

 First I will introduce my two Chinese Cresteds, Gypsy and Peanut. As far as I am concerned this is THE sweetest breed on Earth!!! All they want to do is beloved and love in return!!!  They absolutely love people and have many "friends" in their own right. 

 I have a Powder puff, Gypsy, and a Hairless, Peanut.  Peanut is a true hairless...not the Hairy hairless that are shaved to be in shows. The only thing I have shaved on her is her facial hair so she doesn't look like a man!  She always has on PJ's because she gets cold in the air conditioning in Florida.  soooooooooooooooooooooo here they are!
Peanut, relaxed, eyes half closed

Perky and playful little Gypsy

Peanut, always alert and noticed something across the room

I hope you enjoyed the first of what I hope will be many of my canine lovie pictures!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Anybody Remember These?

I used to make muslin, jointed dolls...made with the same Teddy Bear Joints but much easier on the budget than Mohair!!!  It would be interesting to see what everyone "used" to do before doing what they are now!  sometimes I really miss the smell of tea stain and cinnamon, mixed with vanilla!

Wearing real antique baby spats!
Wearing real antique baby spats!

Hope you enjoyed my trip down Memory Lane!

As Always...Love and Friendship,

Carly Anne

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

News From Art Doll Quarterly!!!

Big News From Art Doll Quarterly!
Boggy Bottom Bayou is in!!!

Fall of 2013 page 10

Yes folks it's true, I've been chosen for another feature article in Art Doll Quarterly (ADQ)!  I could not be more thrilled!  This season is already busy as my article is due May 1st! I have already started onit and things seem to be flowing smoothly.

What this means is that on August 1, (when the magazine hits the stands)  you will see Estella, my Opera singing frog and Punkin' Bunnie included in this publication along with several of my other dolls.  Ya'll watched here, at Boggy Bottom Bayou, those dolls as they came to "life" and I feel that all ya'lls comments and support by following this blog, gave me the encouragement I needed to get them finished and off to the magazine!  Thank you all for being here with me!

And there is more news!

My Billy Ghost and Bejeweled Pumpkin will be in Stampington's Holidays and Celebrations magazine too!  That is due out, I think,  on September 1st 2014!  If you remember, I gave a tutorial on how to make my bejeweled pumpkin.  If you would like to give it a try, the tutorial is still here on my blog dated August 1st of 2013.  Just scroll down to that post and get going on it!  There are many variations that can be done from that one pumpkin.  Make your own bejeweled pumpkin patch!
All Finished!

Learn to make you own! Go back to August 1, 2013

That"s all for now folks!

Love and Friendship Always!

Carly Anne