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I’ve just posted more photographs from the day of the Early American Life photo shoot at our home last December.  Several of the photos show some of my  spun cotton ornaments.  Click here to see the photos at Paula Walton’s 18th Century Home Journal.

Happy Halloween!

Hope your Halloween was full of spooky fun!

Hope your Halloween was full of spooky fun!

Look at the fabulous Halloween ornaments that Mary Goddard, one of the members of my spun cotton ornament class, made for me!

Look at the fabulous Halloween ornaments that Mary Goddard, one of the members of my spun cotton ornament class, made for me!

 

 

Have you ever been curious about where I live and create my spun cotton ornaments?  If so here is your chance to get a glimpse at my world in the December 2013 issue of Early American Life magazine.

Have you ever been curious about where I live and create my spun cotton ornaments? If so, here is your chance to get a glimpse at my world in the December 2013 issue of Early American Life magazine.

If you are a subscriber, your copy is in the mail.  If you would like to buy this issue, look for it on newsstands on Tuesday, October 22nd.

EAL-ad-1213 www.spuncottonornaments.com

Admittedly this tree is looking a bit sad a the moment, but you wouldn't look all that wonderful if you had been dead for 10 months and had been hiding out behind the woodpile in back of my studio...

Admittedly this tree is looking a bit sad a the moment, but you wouldn’t look all that wonderful if you had been dead for 10 months and had been hiding out behind the woodpile in back of my studio…

Last winter I became interested in the history of cotton wrapped Christmas trees.  Not exactly spun cotton ornaments, but still a related craft.

So in the interest of experimentation, I saved one of my Christmas trees.  After almost a full year, it is finally needle free!  So far the one thing I have found out for sure is that it’s really hard to keep certain family members, you know who you are, from throwing away a dead Christmas tree – even if you hide it!!!

As it gets a bit closer to Christmas I will be attempting to spin a layer of cotton around all the little twigs and branches on this tree.  Check back in here to see my progress with my latest spun cotton obsession…

It was a very sad occasion last night when my faithful, ailing little laptop finally succumbed to the ravages of old age and died, somewhat peacefully.  After a lengthy autopsy, my two IT authorities have declared that my laptop is in no danger of becoming a zombie and returning from the dead.  I’ve ordered a new laptop that will be arriving late next week.  In the mean time it will take me longer to answer emails and reply to comments, as I am having to beg, borrow and steal online time from some fiercely protective computer lovers who are almost constantly connected to their keyboards.  If you should need to reach me with immediate questions about a purchase or class, please call me at 860-355-5709 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Read my latest article in the Summer 2013 issue of Prims magazine and looks for my ads in Prims and Art Doll Quarterly.

Read my latest article in the Summer 2013 issue of Prims magazine and look for my ads in Prims and Art Doll Quarterly.

I’m very pleased to announce that the Summer 2013 issue of Prims, which features an article about three of my bears, will be on sale tomorrow.   If you would like to see more of my bears please visit my website, Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance, or go to my blog, Paula Walton’s 18th Century Home Journal, for photos and tips on restoring antique and vintage teddy bears.

 

You can now visit A Sweet Remembrance on facebook and Pinterest! 
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