Sunday, December 5, 2010

giveaway snowman heart .... and my happy news

so .... this morning I went in my backyard and cut some branches . I love trees, tree limbs , twigs , branches ....... ah ....... they are beautiful.

I stuck them in a jar that I painted . I covered this glass jar with brown paper [ mod podge ] , and then I painted a weird lady on each side .

I made two new dolls . SOON to be in my Etsy shop , but email if you want one .

AND > on these tree branches I hung three of my handmade , hand painted snowman hearts .
soon to be in my shop .

These snowmen are going to be in the Better Homes and Gardens 2011 Christmas magazine .
a long time away ..... but they want the snowmen hearts and the how to directions NOW
so I've been working on this

I would like to give someone a snowman heart .
Please leave your name , and I love your comments too !

What do you think of my crazy window ? On the side I stuck vintage curtain tie back things , and vintage bureau scarves and doilies and rhinestone pins

I have other news but I'll wait ... there's too much I wrote here already

Don't forget > enlarge the photos and click again so you can see real close up , so you can see the dust and how I never seem to get to cleaning my house

leave your name > Jerry and I will do a drawing soon , I don't know when ...... I'll check with him later . He's out somewhere . I don't know where he is

Thanks for visiting
and Merry Christmas !


Gerushia's New World said...


That is fabulous news! Congratulations and it is well deserved! I adore your art!

Gerushia's New World

yoborobo said...

Congratulations, Sandy! YAY! That is so cool. :) Your snowmen are adorable! I would love to win one. :) xox Pam

Fleur de Boheme said...

Congratulations Sandy! Great news! Your stuff is adorable. I hope everything is fine with you?

xxx Kirsten

NanaBeast said...

YIPEE! Hooray! Happy dance!

I am so happy for you, Sandy! This is great news, indeed. Better Homes and Gardens is lucky to get your snowmen hearts and the How To. Your snowmen are he BEST. I can't wait for next year and to see YOU in print. So cool!

I love branches, too. I have been decorating with them since I was first married and could afford next to nothing to pretty up my home. I love your tie-back decorations on the side of the window and the vintage cloths for curtains. My fav is the aqua colored one. I love the basket embroidery on the lowest one, too! Pinning the brooches up is a stroke of genius. So beautiful.

Coming up with these decorating ideas and executing them is hard work, dust is ALWAYS with us! If you kept everything dusted, there would be no art and beauty. Thank you for sharing all your good news and clever home decorating. The bright spot of my day.

indie grrrl said...

Congrats to you! Your creations are fabulous!

MLBetterly said...

I think the window looks sweet! And I'm loving the branches in a jar idea, I might have to borrow it from you. :) Congratulations on the publishing of your adorable ornies! Totally deserve it!

Cindi Myers said...

I'm so happy for you! I was debating on whether to renew my subscription to Better Homes and Gardens and now LOL! I will!
Obviously they have fantastic taste.
Congrats, my friend! You so deserve it!

Linda O'Neill said...

Fantastic news, Sandy...and so well deserved!

Love the Snowmen and the dolls are amazing. I would love to have that one with the black hair. Do you still happen to have her? If you put any more Snowmen up in your shop...let me know! xox

manomij said...

Well done Sandy and I hope there is much more good news for you.
Your display is wonderful wintery and I would like to sit and look with or without the dust. Life is too short keep the dusting till later just keep creating.


Joji said...

Congrats...You desrve it. Your work is exceptional. Can not wait to hear more. Would be over joyed to be the lucky winner of this lovely ornament.

Sue said...

I love the pictures of your window and dolls and ornaments, all the colors are great with the light blue! Neat-o that your ornaments will be in the magazine, everything you make is right up my alley, really, I like the way you portray things! :) sue said...

I LOVE the snowmen! And congrats on the magazine! That is so exciting.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wowzer! What a great giveaway!

I can't wait to see your snowman hearts in print. :)

Unknown said...

The snowman hearts are adorable! Congrats on the publication news.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

No wonder your snowman hearts are going to be featured in Better Homes and Garden....they are fantastic!


Martha Bright said...

Sandy, I love your work--sweet but spicy and a little odd too!!I always admire what you post on FB.

Lydia said...

Ahhh- the little dolls are so cute!...snowmen hearts too, of course. BH&G-WOW! Very cool!!!

so happy for you!


Lydia said...

PS- Do you still have the blondie doll?

Smushie Ranch said...

Many congratulations to you! Your window and decorations are awe inspiring!!

Shannon and the Smushies

canngil said...

Sandy---Wonderful news! so glad they appreciate your art too!
put me in the drawing!!
Guess I will have to break down and buy a copy of the magazine next year!
Love the window! I have been thinking about doing something like that, saw a photo of doilies appliqued on sheer curtains, but I really like your look too!
come on Jerry, bring me good luck!

canngil said...


Emce said...

I love your art and your wird window, it is inspiring!

joanna bolton said...

Cogratulations, Sandy!
I love your work!

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Oh Sandy I have officially had my Monday chuckle, those two girls are too cute and adorable for words!
Congratulations on Better Homes and Gardens 2011!
Yes yes yes I would love my name entered for the draw. I love your work and would just adore having one of those Snowmen to hang on a tree!
Have a great week!
Tina xo

Janine said...

Hi Sandy, these are adorable and the news is wonderful! I can't wait to hear the rest! I love looking at my little pillow that I bought from you, it is so beautiful!

Hen House Studio said...

Congratulations on being published once more!!! I love your art work. The first picture of the entire window with goodies should also be in a magazine. Very inspiring!

vintagesue said...

CONGRATS TO YOU SANDY!!! you are so talented. you totally deserve better homes and gardens and the more!!! way to go!!!!
i LOVE your window. are you kidding me??? it's so cool....i have at least 2 windows in my house with vintage doilies and/or vintage tea towels hanging. i love it.
your hearts are so super sweet!!! when the magazine comes out, i'll look for it on the shelves!!!!
take care

Diane Hoeptner said...

Better Homes & Gardens??!!! That's awesome news! What fantastic exposure for your art--and something to look forward to all year. Congratulations, Sandy!

Priti Lisa said...

Eat, Pray, Paint.
Your home looks like more fun than a museum, I thank you for sharing :)

Sandy Mastroni said...

OH > so many people visiting ...... thank you !

I got an email from CAROLE [ in Canada ]
so I am adding her name here

Unknown said...

Love the snowmen!and the window...Congrats on the happy news : )

Happy Holidays to you Sandy.

Susan said...

I saw this happy news on FB, but wanted to stop by here also and say congrats. Don't forget to remind us next year to pick up this very special issue.

Dollyknickers said...

Your dolls are so fun and the snowmen hearts are adorable. How did BHG learn about your art? That is so exciting! I'm very happy for you. (BTW- I too, would, of course, love to win a sample of your talent!!)

Christine (aka Dollyknickers)

Theresa said...

I want to add my name to Jerry's hat. :0)

Fickle Cattle said...

Congratulations! You are incredibly talented.

Papillon Bleu said...

Sandy I love everything! The snowmen the new dolls, the window AND the dust! I am sure it is a very special dust anyway! ;-)

I hope I can join in the giveaway.
Congratulations on the VERY good news indeed! You must be so excited!

Thank you also for your warm encouragements.

Wendy O'Brien Fibre Artist said...

Lots of fun, like your quirky style. your have given new an idea for a naked window in my house. the old Battenburg lace tablecloth bit the dust the last time I washed it. I will have to go looking in my collections for something. Heaven knows I have lots of that. Best of the Season.Wendy

pippirose said...

I love your snowmen--adorable!
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

sandy said...

Your snowmen are precious! Congrats on Such good news! (I tried to leave a comment last week-hope this works)

sandy said...

Your snowmen are precious! Congrats on such good news!
(I have tried numerous times to leave a comment but I don't know whatn I am doing wrong)
Sandra Cook

Cathy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is so awesome, you definitely deserve this kind of showcase for your art! Sorry I got here so late but I am thrilled for you, Sandy!!!

Oh, & I totally love your window display, can you please send all of that to me.....hehehe!!! It is really whimsical & sweet!!

Sandy Mastroni said...

thank you again to everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!