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How-To Instructional Videos and Reproduction Ornament Directions are now up on my Spun Cotton Class Member Site

Merry Christmas to all of my spun cotton ornament students!  As my present to you all this year, I have purchased two months of video capability for the class site and posted three instructional videos; Making a Human Wire Armature, Basic Spun Cotton Instructions, and Another Method For Spinning Cotton and How to Fix Trouble Spots.  These are a great refresher for those of you who have taken a “live” class from me here at my studio or at the Brookfield Craft Center, and a chance to see spinning in action for all of you who have taken my Class by Mail.

Pop in at the class site soon!  The videos are only available for viewing through February 5th, 2012.  While you are at the Ning site, be sure to take advantage of the newly added directions for making a reproduction of the antique spun cotton boy in this previous post.

If you are one of my students  who has not already signed up for the class member only site, I strongly urge you to do so.  You are missing out on lots of great information and best of all it’s entirely free for all class members.

Email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com if you are a student who needs an invitation to the class site.  Be sure to include the approximate date that you took/purchased the class so that it will be easier for me to look you up in my records.  Also for those who have already signed-up for the Ning site but can’t remember how to get there, I am happy to send you a reminder 🙂

If you haven’t taken my class yet, this is a great time to do so!  Click here to visit my website A Sweet Remembrance, where you can purchase my Class by Mail. There is still time to receive your class before Christmas if you buy it in the next few days.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to watch the video instructions (which will be unavailable after 2/5/12).

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Pssst – Sign-up For My Mailing List

Want to be the first to know about new ornaments, specials sales and what is happening  in  my studio???  Sign-up for my mailing list.  I only send out a few newsletters each year, but each is filled with snippets of fun, creativity and treats.

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A Sweet Thanksgiving Finale

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful feast surrounded by family and friends.  I am thankful for so many things in my life, including all of my terrific customers and students.

As a virtual “dessert”, to top off all of your harvest sweets, I am having a special sale on my Izannah Walker Class by Mail (click on this link) and my Spun Cotton Ornament Class by Mail (click on this link) from now through Monday, November 28, 2011.

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Antique Inspiration

This is the most recent addition to my collection of antique spun cotton ornaments. I think that this chubby checked boy , dressed in red and white crepe paper, is in wonderful condition considering that he has celebrated 100 or so Christmases.

I was delighted to find this spun cotton ornament on Sunday, when I went to the Jenny Lind Doll Club’s annual Doll Show in Southbury, CT.   I wasn’t expecting to see any antique or vintage Christmas items, so he was a wonderful surprise.  I think he is quite adorable,  so much so that I plan to make reproductions of him for Christmas this year.  I’ll also be posting directions for creating a replica on my Spun Cotton Ornament class member only site for all of my students.

Cute from every direction!
Here he is again, along with two tiny vintage evergreen trees that I also bought at the show on Sunday. If you are wondering about the chest he is standing in front of, it's a small 2 drawer antique chest that I painted with mural like scenes of the Peaceable Kingdom.
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One Week Sale

If you have been thinking about taking my Spun Cotton Ornament Class by Mail, now is the time!  I’m having a  sale, from today 9/25/11 through next Sunday 10/2/11, all reproduction Izannah Walker dolls, Izannah Walker Doll Making Classes, Izannah Walker Doll Clothes Patterns and Spun Cotton Ornament Classes are 10% off.  This sale includes custom order dolls and as always you are welcome to place items on lay-away.

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Shopping at Castle in the Air

Last week I was in California, which gave me the opportunity to visit Castle in the Air in person.  I’ve been buying from them online for several years, so it was a treat to get to shop in the actual store.

They have a great selection of crepe paper, but since I already have quite a lot of their crepe paper in my stash, I limited my purchases to two rolls of white and black Halloween streamers.

Then I moved on to the adjacent display of Dresden trims.  I really went wild there!  They had so many great ones to choose from that it was hard to pick.

You can see some of my shopping frenzy from this action photo 🙂 Definitely a good time!

Some of my other finds were a few fantastic postcards and yards and yards of 1/8 inch wide velvet ribbon.

We’ve only been home a week and we’ve had Tropical Storm Irene to contend with, so I haven’t had a chance to make any spun cotton ornaments with my new acquisitions (but I’ve dreamed up with some great ideas).  I did manage to work a few Dresdens and a lot of the velvet ribbon into the clothing for my latest Izannahs 🙂 

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Online Show Open at www.paulawalton.com

The show is open! Hours – Friday, June 24th at 8 p.m. Eastern Time through        10 p.m. Sunday, June 26th.

The show includes dolls, antique bears and toys, vintage and antique cooking items, small handcrafted treasures plus a few surprises for sale on a first come basis.  So don’t wait!

The show is  posted on my blog, www.paulawalton.com.  You will be able to view the show by visiting paulawalton.com from 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 24th through 10 p.m. Eastern Time June 26th.   If you see something you would like to buy, you can either email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com or call me at 860-355-5709, please no phone calls before 9 a.m. or after 10p.m. Eastern Time.   I will be accepting checks, money orders and Paypal for payment.  You may also place items on lay away.  If you would like to pay using Paypal, I will invoice you.  If you wish to pay with a credit card, you may do so through Paypal as a guest – you do not have to open a Paypal account.

As always everything, except carousel horses and large pieces of furniture, will include free shipping.  If it is possible for you to come pick your purchases up in person, then I will subtract a bit from your total 🙂

I will be posting additional items throughout the weekend, so check back 🙂

Click on these links to go right to the show:

Dolls

Bears

Sewing & Fabric

Antique Children’s and Doll’s Furniture

Fanciful Hand Wrought Goods

Antique Kitchen and Cooking

Want to see more???  Visit my main website for more of my work.

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Online Show and Sale June 24-26

Please come join me on Friday June 24th at 8 p.m. Eastern Time for the opening night of my online, web only, show and sale.  Rather than traveling to a show, stay comfortably at home and still have a great time shopping for dolls, antique bears and toys, vintage and antique cooking items, small handcrafted treasures, and more.

The show will be posted on my blog, www.paulawalton.com.  You will be able to view the show by visiting paulawalton.com from 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 24th through 10 p.m. Eastern Time June 26th.  Purchases will be on a first come basis.  If you see something you would like to buy, you can either email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com or call me at 860-355-5709, please no phone calls before 9 a.m. or after 10p.m. Eastern Time.   I will be accepting checks, money orders and Paypal for payment.  You may also place items on lay away.  If you would like to pay using Paypal, I will invoice you.  If you wish to pay with a credit card, you may do so through Paypal as a guest – you do not have to open a Paypal account.

As always everything, except carousel horses, will include free shipping.  If it is possible for you to come pick your purchases up in person, then I will subtract a bit from your total 🙂

Want to make sure that you don’t forget to come to the show???  Sign up for my mailing list and I will send you a reminder 🙂