Mar 31, 2014
Hello...We are all so happy that it is finally Springtime in FunTown. We have heard rumors that much of the country has suffered through a harsh winter. FunTown is in full bloom and we are preparing for the Easter holiday.
It is a magical time here.
The famous Goody Goody Gumdrops Company is busy making colorful jellybeans for the upcoming holiday season. The Gumdroppers are working overtime to meet the high demands of the marketplace. This is good...as it gives the workers extra income to buy fancy new Easter outfits.
The busy bees are starting to gather their honey.
The bunnies in town are starting to scout the bountiful gardens as the vegetables have just been planted.
Of course this makes the vegetables a tad nervous.
Have silly "Red Jellybeans" fun, Jody
Mar 17, 2014
Paul Gordon, a famous folk artist from Martinsburg, WV. He paints, sculpts and designs magnificent costumes for his figures with beautiful antique fabric and trims. He has been featured in many magazines over the years and he has even been featured on television. Plus, he is a charming fellow with twinkling eyes.
The other equally famous artist, Allen Cunningham will be there to share his many charming one-of-a-kind sculptures. He has a sparky imagination that is inspired by old toys and books. He sculpts his characters and dresses them in fashion created by him. He also has been featured in magazines and television. He is a kind and charming talented fellow. Lucky me to have such famous friends.
Speaking of friends...I am sad to say that Pat Murphy will not be exhibiting this year as she has moved to Minneapolis and has yet to set up her studio...but she promises to join next year.
This trunk show is an event that I am so proud to be a part of. It truly is a Gathering of Friends...The people that attend have been my friends and have supported me for many years. Paul and Allen have fans of theirs flying in for an opportunity to view their artwork. So, why don't you join us? We love to make new friends.
Hula-LuLu is shaking off those cupcake calories in preparation for bikini time in California.
Have silly "We all need a fun weekend" fun, Jody
Feb 21, 2014
Hello...Don't you miss the sunshine? I sure do. Fortunately for all of us...Springtime is just around the corner. I have been busy making Easter and Springy pieces...as I am going to sunny California for a show.
We, as in Allen Cunningham, Paul Gordon and I are going to Costa Mesa, CA on March 22, 2014 to have our fourth annual trunk show at the Ayres Hotel & Suites...325 Bristol Street...from 10:00-2:00.
Why don't you join us? We will be having silly fun. I will post more photos of what will be offered in the near future.
Even though it has been so gloomy weather-wise...Spring has sprung in my sewing room. These little bunny pin cushions are ready to march in the Easter Parade here in FunTown.
Yes, we are dancing in the streets and also on teakettles because we saw some robins this morning.
The bluebirds have come home to roost. Hooray!
Have silly "Thank Goodness for seeing jellybeans again" fun, Jody
Feb 8, 2014
Hello...My sincere apologies for abandoning my blog. I have many excuses in my pockets...but let's not get me started. I have spent so much time on my book...so I thought I would share a few peeks into the windows of FunTown. Let me introduce you to "Little Lucy Gumdrop," the great-great granddaughter of the late "Morris Gumdrop," the founder of the Goody-Goody Gumdrop Candy Company in FunTown.
This is "Miss Ginny McFinny" and her little dog "Pip-Squeak." These two are the special tourists that visit FunTown.
Upon entering Silly Street, the main thoroughfare in FunTown, Ginny and her tour guide Hoppy-Go-Lucky read this sign. It reads....NO MEANIES....NO GRUMPIES...NO STINGIES. I guess this is why FunTown is so much fun.
This is SunShines Nellie, a little ray of sunshine. She has the most bountiful garden this side of Lake Johnny-Cake.
"Darnell Tootin" and the Rootin-Tootin Rhythm Boys, FunTown's famous swing band, The Funnies love to dance so these fellows are very popular.
Should you decide to vacation there this year...here is a handy road map. In case you lose your way...don't worry as anyone in FunTown will guide you on your way. The weather is lovely all year long.
I am so close to tying up the loose ends...so now you can see what I have been doing.
Have silly "We all need a Vacation: fun,.....Jody
Dec 6, 2013
Hello...Did you think that I forgot about you all. No, I have been working very hard but I haven't had a lot to share. I went to New York to see my sons and my daughter-in-law. They arranged a meeting with a talented artist that is going to help me with my book project. I am so excited. After the holidays we are going finally get this show on the road. I also sent boxes to England and Japan. Okay, enough about me...I just returned from the Post Office. I sent a box to Jen O'Connor at Earth Angels. Above is Elmo Snow, an exclusive for Jen.
This is "Bob HumBug" he was a challenge as all of my pieces are smiling. This little fellow will get happy by Christmas but he is overwhelmed right now...As I am.
This silly little elf, "Tommy Twinkle", has been busy helping to prepare for the holidays. He is looking forward to January...as his arms and legs are made of wooden beads and he needs to sit in his Lazy Boy recliner and relax.
This is "Cupcake Cutie", she loves the holiday festivities because they serve sugary tasty treats at all of the get-togethers.
"Captain Jolly" is fueling up to prepare for his upcoming travels. He is hoping for good visibility and starry skies on Christmas Eve.
All of the above are on their way to Earth Angels. Off I go as I have several more orders to complete.
Have silly "Dreaming of Sugar Plums" fun,
Oct 12, 2013
Cheerio...I am preparing to send off a parcel full of "Funnies" to Teddy Bears of Witney. There has been much excitement...finding passports, researching travel books and last minute fashion choices.
Oops! These poor little "Goody Gumdrops" are still in their under garments. I am sure that I will get a talking-to for sharing this photo. I will have to get some honey roasted peanuts to calm them down.
Mr. Spectacles is thrilled to be going to England as they have so many lovely libraries...He prefers first editions. He keeps checking the time as he wants me to hurry up and get the parcel ready.
This is "B. Billy Binky" he is ready to be comfortable on that long flight abroad. Yes, he prefers to lounge around in his Pajamas...I will have to remind him to pack his candle as he can't bring that aboard with all of those pesky rules and regulations.
Off I go as the finishing touches await me in my sewing room.
Have silly "Tea and Crumpets" fun, Jody
Sep 26, 2013
This is his next door neighbor "Count Danny"...He wanted to be Count Dracula...He likes vampires because he has an older sister that talks about them all of the time and he likes to scare the little girls in the neighborhood.
The last buddy is "Captain Billy Blood"...He has dreamed of being a pirate since his family had a family vacation in DisneyWorld. He is happy with his costume but he has been pouting because his Mother wouldn't get him a shiny dagger. She is a wise woman...What if he started to run and fell on the sidewalk...Ouch!
So, these little buddies and I are getting on a jet plane tomorrow to go to the Ghoultide Gathering Show. they are all dressed up and ready to get their loot bags full of tasty candy. I, on the other hand am not ready. So many last minute things to do.
So I will bid you a farewell for now. I will share snapshots of the big weekend upon my return. Why don't you you join all of us?
Have silly "Fun-Sized Milky Way" fun, Jody