Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ghoultide Gathering ~ 2015

Enjoy a bit of the magic that is "Ghoultide Gathering".
I'm so honored to be part of this Halloween extravaganza. 
Mere words can not begin to describe the transformation of a humble barn into 
a Halloween palace ~ You just need to see it to believe it!
(Make your plans now for Sept. 24 ~ 2016!)

To see even more photos click below!
The Ringmaster ~ Lori Ann Corelis
Rest in Peace little squirrel ~ Lori Ann Corelis
Our amazing hosts and promoters ~ Scott Smith & Bill Gilmore
by: Scott Smith
The always lovely Nicol & Phil Sayre
by: Nicol Sayre
Lori Ann

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sneaky Peeky . . .

I seem to have misplaced September!
Can anyone tell me where it went?

Please join us this weekend at Ghoultide Gathering.
It's a show, it's a Halloween party, it's fun and not scary at all!

Ghoulishly . . . 
Lori Ann

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy, Happy Fall!

Welcome to the first day of FALL !
I so love this beautiful season with it's cooler temps
and the promise  of colors close to my heart.
Deep red, rich pumpkin & sweet mustard, mixed with 
bark and fading greens.
It's no surprise these same hues can be found in our home.
But enough about that . . . 

Please meet:
Pandy of the Pumpkin Patch
Pandy is a wee fellow of black and creme soft mohair.
He is a hair over 5" tall & nicely weighted with steel shot to snuggle into your hand.
Pandy is dressed for fall in a ruff of orange and black vintage ribbon
with a few teeny bells down his round belly.
He comes nestled into a macaroon box with his tiny velvet pumpkin!

Happy Fall . . .
Lori Ann

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Wednesday in September . . .

hello . . . 

Welcome to Wild Hare Wednesday.
We're home from our first show of the season, a little jet lagged, but happy.
No time for rest tho, finishing touches are needed on many a piece 
with another event in just 2 weeks!
If you are in the area, visit us at Ghoultide Gathering in Chelsea, Michigan

Should you like to purchase today's offering please email:

Please meet:
"Something to Crow About"
The perfect pincushion to keep you company whilst stitching on all those fall projects!
The pumpkin is created from hand dyed cotton velvet with a woolen leaf 
and rusty wire curlys.
Crow is antique black rayon with onyx bead eyes and vintage ribbon ruff.
Aprox. 6 x 4.5 and nicely weighted.

Happy stitches,
Lori Ann

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Feeling quite Batty!

The days before a show are a bit like living in a bat cave!
I spend most waking hours in the studio, emerging
only for food or drink and usually leaving a trail of threads,
stuffing and fuzz behind me!

To this end please meet:

Should you like to purchase please email:
Batty is a sweet wee bat of soft black rayon with wool felt ears, nose and 
wing lining. His head is jointed and his wings wired. Batty has wee wire toes
and is weighted nicely with steel shot.
He wears the sweetest little Halloween hat created
from vintage crepe, ribbons and Dresden trim.
4.5" to ear tip, 5.5" to hat tip.

Don't Worry . . .  Be Batty!
Lori Ann
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If you are in the area . . . 
Please join me Saturday, Sept. 12th. in Napa, CA 
The American Folk Art Festival!
details here!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday's come and Wednesday's go . . .

hello . . . 
Our first Wednesday in September!
Just the name of the month makes me think of cool weather and fall leaves.
BUT, no such luck here in central Ohio,
it's hot and humid so I'll turn up the ac, put on a sweater and pretend!

Should you like to purchase please email:

Please meet :
"A Hint of Fall"
This wee panda of soft taupe and creme mohair has just a hint of fall color
 with his taupe & orange vintage ribbon ruff.
He is just a hint over 5" tall and is weighted nicely with steel shot to 
nestle into your hand or tuck amongst a few jack b-little pumpkins!
He even brings along a wee hand dyed velvet pumpkin of his own.
"A Hint Of Fall" comes lovingly nestled in a macaroon box
tied up with string.
ship $6.00

May all your fall wishes come true!
Lori Ann

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Wool Applique Folk Art" ~ A blog tour Day 4

Hello friends . . . .
We have a WINNER of the Rebekah L. Smith book.
Congratulations Trudi!
And many happy stitches to you!
Lori Ann
A little early morning stitching
I’d like to introduce you to someone and something very special.
The someone is Rebekah L. Smith ~ my friend & partner in promoting the 
The something is a wonderful book this multi talented lady has written to
share her love of the needle, handwork & wool appliqué with you.
Rebekah’s book “Wool Applique Folk Art: 
Traditional Projects Inspired by 19th. Century American Life” 
has recently been released by C & T publishing.  

This beautifully written book is the perfect introduction to wool appliqué.
Novice and experienced stitchers alike will enjoy the easy to follow 
step by step instructions and full size pattern templates.
Included in Rebekah's book are wonderful stories and amazing photos 
for endless inspiration.  
A true feast for the eyes, her book is beautifully and fittingly photographed 
in a historic home. 
Rebekah’s love of early textiles can be felt in each of her designs.  
From “Creatures of Habit” ~ The sweetest little cat pillow,  
to “For Needles and Thread” ~ a sewing caddy,  
her designs will easily speak to your heart as well!
If you love history, woolens & threads, “Wool Appliqué Folk Art” is the 
perfect addition to your creative library!

* To learn more about Rebekah see her website:

* Read all of the weeks fun blog tour posts:
8/26 Patti Gagliardi
8/29 Rebekah L. Smith

Win The BOOK! ~ C&T publishing has kindly offered to gift one copy of: 
 “Wool Applique Folk Art: Traditional Projects Inspired by 19th. Century American Life
 by: Rebekah L. Smith.
One lucky winner to be chosen @ 8pm EST, Sunday evening ~ August 30th. 2015
*** Just leave a comment on this post with your email or contact info!

(You must have a US mailing address to win, if you are outside the US you will receive an "E-book")
Happy stitches,

Lori Ann