~Lots to Share~

I said that I have lots to share. Well, tonight I have BOTH websites that I sell on updating! I have several things available and here is a peek, at the things I have not shown you here...

This altered composition book is the first of many to come! Love playing with graphics (you all know that) and this is one of my first designs. You can see all the details, by clicking here.
I have finished the front, back and both of the inside pages. I was inspired by Lucille of LstL Clair Design Studio. But this I have created from scratch, with inspiration from her. I have several made and if you would like to purchase one, you sure can email me...

These Snow.Cones are going to be on ~Spooky Time Jingles~ The site does not update until later this evening, so I thought I would show you them here. Remember, Spooky Time Jingles is updating an extra time this month...so that you may purchase something and still have it in time for the holiday season....plus You asked for it! *smirk*

A little bit of a closer look. I do hope that you will visit both TDIPT Mercantile and Spooky Time Jingles. Both are wonderful sites, with many talented artists.

Also, I thought I would let you know, anyone that has purchased from me...knows how I package and if you would like to make a purchase for that "someone special" for the Christmas Season, do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more then Happy to ship your purchase to them, to save you time and money.

Well, I think that about covers it. I am just trying to stay warm, finish up my swap partners goodies and stay caught up. That is pretty difficult around here. I hope you all have a great Monday! Toodles, ~Tonya


~Santa Trinket Box~

This is my latest handmade. In person, he looks so much better. It was a day of overcast, so not the best of pictures, but will have to use them anyways. My first Santa trinket box, that I have ever made. The box it painted, stenciled, antiqued and sealed. He is the only one that I will make this year, as time is running short...
See how the box opens and you can put things inside or just leave it empty. I was going to put a "Believe in the Magic" on the box...but ran out of time....I think he still looks neat. I am also working on a Snowfolk one, my two favorite colors on dollies, robin's egg blue and chocolate brown....it is turning out so neat! I was going to put that on Spooky Time Jingles too....but that will most likely be going on ebay. Yes, the Santa Trinket box will be going on Spooky Time Jingles...only ONE available!

Well, hubby and Jordan were out chasing the deer again today *smirk* (muzzleloading opened today, so that is what they did). The girls and I went to the movies. We went to "Four Christmases", funny movie. I love holiday movies. It had a very sweet ending.

Well, I must get busy on updating pages for TDIPT Mercantile and also Spooky Time Jingles. Both are updating tomorrow evening for the 1st. I hope you all have a wonderful evening. Toodles for now, ~Tonya


~A Thanksgiving Wish~

Wishing you each A Blessed Thanksgiving. Each of us have so very much to be Thankful for. May you each enjoy this day with family and loved ones...and if you can not be together, may they be in your Heart, on this day and everyday. Peaceful Blessings to you, ~Tonya


~Make a WISH~

Happy Hump Day to YA! These are my latest little darlings....I am just tickled pink, with the way that they turned out and I could not have asked for a nicer day, to take pictures. It is a most beautiful day out there today. It is 39 out, the sun is shinning and it is just a perfect day for the end of Nov...
These two little darlings are going on TDIPT Mercantile for the 1st. Make a Wish Bunny Angels are lil sisters. They are my smaller dollies and are just the most adorable size. Lots and lots of detail and special touches added to these too...
I just thought I would show you what I have been working on. I was trying to finish up some smaller things for my website updates, but sadly my supplies did not arrive. I may try to make a smaller thing or two...we shall see.

I hope you all have a great day. I must go, as I have lots to do. Toodles for now, ~Tonya



This is the latest kitty that has "adopted" us! Yup, I think that King and this little kitty had a nice "talk" through the window. After "talking" this little kitty kept coming back for food and water everyday. She was a bit scared and we had to coax her in. The night we brought her in, it was soooo COLD, I could not just leave her out there...
No, we are not keeping her. She is sweet and getting better with each day. We have tried several times to contact the Humane Society, but they have not called us back. I did talk with a gal last night that works with the HS and she said that she would help us out and get us on the right track...

We are going to be her "Foster Home" until we can find her a home. She will have a vet check, get her shots and be spayed. She is very sweet, but she is really starting to feel quite comfortable...King was meowing at me and kept talking...well, I went to see yesterday what he was meowing about and this is what he was "telling" me. He kept meowing at me and then looking up! She is a small kitty and about 6 months old only.

That gameboard back there is only like a 12 x 12, so that gives you an idea, on just how small she is. We have had her for about a week now and today, she leaned to play. She would not even play with a string before...out other kitties showed her how to play. Before, she would just look at the string and didn't really know what it was for.

I must go, I have lots to do and I must put my girls off to Dreamland. Have a wonderful evening. ~Tonya


~More **SPARKLE**~

I thought I would let you all know Annie got MORE Glass Glitter in! She now has a total of 7 colors and more are to come. You can go and check it out on ~Blur.Baby~

Also, this evening...I will be listing our lastest little critter that has adopted us. Full of spunk and adorable...stay tuned. Toodles, ~Tonya


SOooo CoLd!!

My BELIEVE Banner is currently listed on ebay. It will end Sunday evening. No bids on it yet...but if it does not sell, I have myself one of my banners, which is just fine by me! *smirk* I love the vintage-style banners!

Today when I took the kiddies to the end of the driveway to wait for the bus....it was only 3 ABOVE and of course I did not park my van in the garage yesterda...so my windshield needed to be scraped! Ugh! I am not looking forward to what the next couple of months hold...

On another note, I was playing with some really neat Christmas graphics last night (up until 3:30 a.m. ------PLAIN CRAZY!) and I am making something, perharps for TDIPT Mercantile or maybe Spooky Time Jingles---we shall see. I am loving it thus far and for the first time this year so far, I felt Christmas in my Heart. Such a Magical Season and so many sights and sounds to behold!

So, I posted that I was up way late last night...a bit "wired", feels like I drank a pot of coffee, funny thing thou, I am not a coffee drinker. It is my predisone...for my asthma/bronchitis. Yup, sick from about 2 weeks ago yet. They say get pleanty of rest, but how can you, when the meds you take, make you wide away and wired? Yes, I am sick quite a bit, always have been as a young kid and use to it by now. It does not get me down much...so I am like the energizer bunny, I keep going and going....

So, I stopped down to my sister's store on Wed. and she has so many FUN and NEW things in her store! Got me some NEW stamps and also some really FUN PAPERS and such. I will be incorporating some of those papers into some of my creations with something NEW for these the website updates. Yes, lots of things going on at once. You will have to be sure to keep an eye out for the updates....because they are going to be your smaller items, more affordable for this time of year----they would also be good for gift-giving...

One last thing (geez I have written a NOVEL today so far) I have received some of THE MOST Heartfelt emails from my customers and each one is more precious then the next. I have only answered one of them so far and must do that after this post...but yesterday afternoon, last night past midnight and also then again past 2 am THE SWEETEST emails. I have some of the BEST CUSTOMERS! Thank you for taking the time to personally email me. It is so nice to have it come "full circle" and know how much each of you really do treasure and appreciate my Works of heART! I hope each of you have a great day and now I must get to work. Tata for now, ~Tonya


~Naughty or Nice~

At ~SpookyTime Jingles.com~ we will be updating the marketplace 2x this month to celebrate the Christmas season and bring you even more one of a kind handmade artisan treasures!!! Ya know what that means?

I have to update for two sites for the 1st of December...TDIPT Mercantile and Spooky Time Jingles. That means I have to get these tail-feathers shaking. *smirk* I must scoot. Ya'all have a good night. Toodles, ~Tonya

~Pretty in Pink~

This Sweet little gal is going what I have been working on. I had so much fun making her...a bit different for me and she is "pretty polished" for me, but it fits her perfectly. I thought I would just share a picture with you.
I put a little pink behind her eyes and I thought that was so neat! Jenny was so sweet to me and sent me some of her pink wool...back a while ago. I will be listing a BELIEVE Banner on Ebay Tuesday evening to end on Sunday, but need to take pictures of that yet...

This is another part of our family, that you have not met.. this is Sweet Cassie. We did name her Casper many years ago and low and behold, found out she was a GIRL! So she became Cassie. She is the sweetest rabbit and so loving. She will sit with you for hours. Yes, she stays in the house, in a cage and she is potty trained and goes in her little box, Very Smart!

I have so much to do and the day is a wasting, but I thought I would pop in and say HI. I hope you all have a Happy Monday. Ta ta for now, ~Tonya


~Glitter your WORLD~

I know I have lots of FUN with GLITTER, you should try it too! Annie, over at Allegheny Annies/Blur.Baby is now selling the ARTIST Quality Real German Glass Glitter, that I use!

I love this glitter and it shines like no other....hands down! She just started selling it and has already sold quite a bit! So hurry on over, before this shipment is gone! Annie has 3 colors to choose from now, but will be adding more colors soon. Toodles, ~Tonya


~Merry Olde Soul~

Here is a picture of my ~Merry Olde Soul~ on Spooky Time Jingles. I know I said I would not show pictures, but I thought I would show you the wonderful wool that I used. Of course I used Ann's wool...Fabulous Wool I might add! Ann is having a SALE on her wool. Hurry on over to her blog, before the sale ends...

This is a banner I just finished up for Ann. I really like the way it turned out. I made her a little banner for her Selling Blog. I have FUN with graphics, but I do not know all the in's and out's so of course it takes me longer then the norm.

Me and Ninny went to the Doctor yesterday and got us some medicine. So we should be "Good to GO" in a couple of days. Other then working on a custom order and finishing that up....and working on the computer, that is it. I hope you have a good weekend. Toodles, ~Tonya


~Spooky Time Jingles~

And this is my **NEW** banner that I created for my Halloween Page on ~Spooky Time Jingles~ I love how it turned out. A very different feel for me....no dollie on the banner....I think this is the "outlet" that I was searching for. Spooky Time Jingles updates tonight, maybe around midnight, so on my personal pages, you will not see anything until the update.

No *Sneak Peeks* here, you have to hop on over to check them out. I have two handmades for the Halloween page and 3 handmades for my Christmas page. I can't wait to see all of the wonderful goodies...

Other then working my fanny off to get my pages done and getting last minute graphix done...that is all this chickie-poo got done today. I am fighting a cold, along with poor Ninny. I may have to take her to the doctor tomorrow, she said her ear hurts. She has been fighting a cold for a while now. Poor little girl. Have a good evening. Toodles for now. ~Tonya


~Lil Snow-Buds~

This is just one of the Lil Snow-Buds. that I have on ebay. I have 4 of them listed. They were a blast to make and it has been quite some time...since I sold anything on ebay. I was having some difficulty listing. I do all of my HTML work on a practice HTML board and well, when I went to preview the copied and pasted item in ebay....there was a ton of voids! It got me a bit frustrated. I did manage to figure it out.

These little guys were so much FUN to make. I had a blast. I must say thou, I am a bit disappointed with the pictures. Some things just do not photograph well. They took forever. I put a lot of detail into these. I love the size of them.

I must get busy working on my Spooky Time Jingles page. Only a couple more days for the update and I am not showing any pics....hmmm. Does it make ya wonder? I must go. It looks like a hurricane hit here today. Ohhh and we have SNOW! And a mixed bag of some ice under the snow, nice eh? It has been chilly, it might just stay. Ya all have a good night. Toodles, ~Tonya

Veteran's Day...

In honor of all that have fought for our Country and for all that continue too. "Thank you" for fighting for our FREEDOM! Take time to reflect upon the lives lost and for the families of lives lost...fighting for our Freedom. Thank you, simply does not seem like enough.

We here in Minnesota have been trying to stay warm. Yesterday morning when I took the girls down to the bus, it was a whopping 19 degrees BRRrrrrr. A wee-bit chilly for me. Yesterday a high of 27, not too warm. Today, it is raining a bit and freezing on my wind shield...I hope it passes.

I am working like crazy, trying to get some things done for ebay, yes I said EBAY! Long time not to have something on. I also am putting the finishing touches on some things for Spooky Time Jingles and then I have to figure out how to do my page...that should be fun *smirk* I have heard it is easy, once you get the swing of things. Other then keeping busy, nothing much else in my neck of the woods. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Peaceful Blessings to you and yours, ~Tonya



I hope your weekend is going well. I have been thinking quite a bit about Christmas and came up with this neat JOY Banner. I have listed it for SALE on my ~SELLING BLOG~ Be sure to go and take a peek.

Hubby and Jordan have been out deer hunting and will be all week. It is a time for bonding, but also a time for me to worry....men and guns, it is just me I WORRY. Any who, I am just working away and trying to stay warm here. I hope you all have a great weekend. Toodles, ~Tonya


~Merry Olde Soul~

I just had to share a little ~Sneak Peek~ of my "Traditional Santa" with all of you. I am going to be listing him on ~Spooky Time Jingles~ for Nov. It updates on the 13th of every month. I had to take a picture inside and really, this is the only one that turned out okay. It is raining and snowing out...so it is would be a bit challenging to take a picture outside.

He has a clay head and so much detail. Lots of charm as well. I must get back to work. I didn't get much accomplished today, I was out and about, getting some things for some more handmades, that I am working on for Spooky Time Jingles. I also have a "JOY Banner" in aged red and creme that is almost finished and will list that on my selling blog this evening or tomorrow...so be sure to stop back Ta ta for now. ~Tonya



I am gearing up for ~Spooky Time Jingles~ YUP, I am starting on there this month! I decided at the last minute for this month and I probably should have given myself more time....but hey, everyone loves a challenge. Right? HA! I seem to do this to myself a lot. I think I am a glutton for punishment! *smirk* I just finished making this avatar and am very happy with it.

I have made an Awesome Traditional Santa...very different from my other dollies and you will just have to wait and see. He will be complete with sled and ??? I am very PLEASED with how he finished up. I have some other things inthe works...but no sneak peeks this month. I am in a crunch the way it is.

Other then that, not much going on here. I have just been busy cleaning and working...and taking care of my kiddies...doing my Motherly duties :) I must "sign-off" as we are in the middle of a storm and I must shut my computer down. Right now it is VERY high winds (has been all day) but now there is rain and lighting to add to it. Tomorrow there may be some snow moving in, there is a possible BLIZZARD moving our way for this weekend as well...ONLY IN MINNESOTA can you have one day like summer, the next day a Blizzard. Mother Nature must be off her rocker. *smirk* Have a wonderful evening. Toodles kiddies, ~Tonya


Lots to Share...

Hope your Halloween was SPOOK-TaKuLar!! My girls all dressed up to get some sweets! They looked so neat, I thought. Jordan was MIA in the pictures, he was at the Skateboard park with a friend. See we said he was too old for trick or treating (which in some peoples eyes he is, but ya know?? His friends were going.) So, we were running around at the last minute. He went for a while, but not the whole time. He just wanted some candy he said. LOL

It was beautiful temps here and they didn't even need a jacket. Ever since I have had kids, we have always had to be creative with Halloween. We had to bundle up, but still be festive in their costumes. It has always been cold, raining, windy...you name it, we have had it. So this was perfect!!
Courtney was a GHOST BRIDE and no I did not make the costumes this year. I have in the past, not every year thou. It just depends on what they want to be and if I have the time and so forth...
And my little Sydney was a Devil Girl. So sweet...she is. Not a little Devil at all!

Anf you must not forget that ~TDIPT MERCANTILE~ has updated! Lots of pretties for Winter and Christmas to feast your eyes on. Don't forget to sign up for the TDIPT Mercantile Newsletter. That is how you get in on the $50.00 Gift Certificate and also some wonderful door prizes. I had a Father Christmas for sale, but he sold right away. I have my stockings on there as well. I wanted to offer those to people, that do not visit my blog and I also had this neat snowfolk needle felted shaker...
All of his facial features are needle felted. They do protrude out a bit and was hard to capture in pictures. He is so neat in person. He then has glass eyes on top of the needle felted black on the eyes. Go and check out all of his details on TDIPT MERCANTILE. A couple have already sold, so that was good I made more then one. *smirk*

See, I had lots to share. I was up into the wee hours working last night...so I am a bit tired today, but will survive. I had fun yesterday. I hope you all had a grand day. I must get busy, I have lots to do! Have a great day. Blessings, ~Tonya