Thursday, April 30, 2009

And the winner is.....

A random number generator would not have worked....there's no magic in logic...



Tiny hands are usually the most helpful.


Add in a light wind...


A little magic...


Don't pick the most obvious one. Choose the one that's fallen off the beaten path. That's it, the one under the spider's web...


Congratulations to Lorraine of Pie Cake Primitives....


Pip will be bringing his magic to your doorstep very soon!



Thank you to everyone who visited my blog, left lovely comments, complimented my work, my stories and my magic. Thank you for sharing Pip with your friends on your own blog and most of all, thank you for believing in the magic!







WHO'S PIP? READ THE STORY OF PIP & THE BELDAME HERE

Sunday, April 19, 2009

100th Post Giveaway & Secrets Revealed


Pleased to make your acquaintance!



Well, hello there! It is so nice to finally meet you. I'm glad you've come back today. Of course, I should introduce myself. We didn't get to that last time what with your not being able to see me and all. But there's time for that yet. First a few words from the Beldame herself.....


It is so nice to find all of you here. It has been an exciting week for me, that's for sure. The delightful creature you see above has been a visitor in my studio these last few days. I've learned some incredible things about faeries, which I will share with you later, but I've also learned alot about myself. For instance, I've been holding back, holding out on you, if you will. There's actually another side of me that you don't get to see that often and I've made the decision to bring that side of me out to play...permanently. I'd like to introduce you to The Beldame, an alter ego of sorts. You know, the funny thing is, it's actually more like the real me. I hope you'll stick around and get to know me, The Beldame, a little better. For now, we should get to that 100th post giveway....

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How To Win


Our friend above will not share his name with me. Apparently faeries have many names and many forms. They can be as ever changing as the seasons and therefore their names often change, too. Of course every fae folk has a real name. These are shared very rarely and often unwillingly, just ask Rumpelstiltskin! Knowing a faery's real name is to own that faery and ironcially that's just what the winner of this 100th post giveway will do....own this faery. Of course, it will be up to him to share with you his real name.

All you need to do to win is leave a comment on this post, with a way to contact you if you aren't an active blogger. For an additional chance to win, feel free to mention my giveaway on your own blog and I'll put your name in the drawing twice! Winner will be announced April 30th.

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I can't say that I'm allowing my friend to leave me willingly. He's been a muse of sorts and I have grown quite fond of him but it was his decision to leave his home and take his magic to other places. I will miss him greatly but I am happy to know that he will be bringing magic into the life of one very lucky winner.

Today he's been out saying goodbye to his friends, the wonderful Ms. Wicket and Elias the troll and all the faeries he loves so much. The good news is, The Beldame is busy making preparations for you to meet these lovely creatures as well. I have set aside a special place where I can be myself. I call it, The Beldame's Workshop, my new selling blog, and you can visit it by clicking on The Beldame anywhere in this post. I do hope you'll come by for a visit and keep a look out for the other delightful creatures I have to introduce you to. I just know you'll adore them as much as I do. For now, I believe our friend has something more to say!

Well then, you've finally been introduced to The Beldame and I think that's the best secret of all! There is something else you should know. Faeries are not only wise but also mischevious. Take for example my unwillingness to venture into the Blackberry Briar with you the other day. Of course, I blamed it on my wings and at the time you had no reason to believe I didn't have any. But as you can see, I am not a silly winged creature! But I do hate going into those Blackberry Briars. Good thing The Beldame isn't quite as reserved as I. I know she'll be introducing you to the creatures who live there in her own time.
I must be getting back to my goodbyes. I look forward to meeting whichever of you is the most in need of magic for that will surely be the creature who takes me home. That is, afterall, how magic works. Goodbye for now...


Our friend tells me that he is known as a Perceptive Pisky. Piskies are known for their intuition. His gut feeling tells him just what to do! So, I've taken to calling him Pip, The Pisky, and I do hope that he'll bring as much magic and joy to you as he has to me. Good Luck!

If you'd like to meet Pip's friends, please stay tuned to The Beldame's Workshop as many of them will be making their debut there very soon!


Pip Saying His Goodybyes...






READ THE BEGINING OF THIS STORY HERE



READ THE CONTINUATION OF THIS STORY HERE

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My secret world....



Pssst.....pssst. No! Down here!

Oh hello! I do apologize if I've startled you. No, no I am not this Jamie you speak of. Please allow me to explain and, of course, introduce myself...oh! You cannot see me, you say?! That just won't do! Oh whatever will I do....

Perhaps if I share my secrets with you, you will be able to see me. I'll take you on an adventure through my secret world and tell you about the creatures who live here. There are some who would not take kindly to my sharing this with strangers but since you're here, I suspect you have an appreciation for all things magical and enchanted. And you can keep a secret, can't you? In the meantime, watch your step, I don't fancy being stepped upon!



My story beings here, along a seemingly ordinary road of dirt...not just any dirt, of course. There is magic here, if only you will take the time to see it...

Here is Faery Hollow. This is where the faeries live...do you see them?



No, I expect not. Well then, come along.

This is where the faeries dance....



A faery dance is unlike anything you've ever seen. I really wish you could see them....


There are Hobbits here, too and while they aren't the brightest of creatures they're certainly among the happiest. Take a close look....see anything??



Well you must get closer, Dear. These are wee creatures after all....



Oh dear! I do think I've been spotted...


Oh, of course, it's a wee one...the little ones always see me.



I never have understood how the older you beings get the less you see...

I'd love to have you meet old Mrs. Wicket. She's a delightful toad who lives amongst the toadstools. Perhaps she'd be willing to come out for a visit one day soon...



Now, I know you've all been taught to be afraid of trolls but it's all rubbish, I tell you! Elias lives here and as you can see he takes quite good care of the place and is always ready with tea and crumpets for visitors. How do' Elias!



Welcome to the Blackberry Briar. You can go in if you like. It's the only real way to see the creatures who live here. Of course, I'll wait out here. The prickly branches reek such havoc on my wings....



I've shown you most of the magical places here but I'll bet there's one place you haven't thought to look....LOOK UP! What do you see.....



And here we are at The Bridge of Sighs...it's the only way to The Other Side. We do not like to speak of The Other Side but it isn't all rainbows and sunshine in my world anymore than it is in yours.



Yes, there is The Other Side, but we needn't speak of that just now....



There is one last secret I haven't shared with you. The biggest of them all. It's the story of the Beldame. Legend has it, she created us all with the magic she keeps locked up in her workshop. It is said that by the light of the moon she creates all of the creatures, who before, only existed in her dreams.

Oh, 'who am I?', still can't see me, eh? Ahhh well, maybe I've shared enough for today. But I will tell you this! Meet me here, Sunday, April 19th. I've taken up the 99th post on this blog and something tells me there'll be something special waiting for you then. Perhaps this will be the best time for proper introductions....

So....Sunday, April 19th, come and allow me to properly introduce myself and perhaps I'll share more about the Beldame...something tells me you'll like her.

Oh! Must go....I think I've been discovered!






Hey! Who's written all of this on my blog?!






READ THE CONTINUATION OF THIS STORY HERE

Saturday, April 4, 2009

~* Aggie wants to be The Egg Queen *~


Welcome to Prim & Whimsy Girls
Egg Hunt & Giveaway


Won't you vote for me? It's Easter time again and Aggie has her heart set on being this year's Egg Queen. Her little head is tilted ever so slightly to the side, can't you see the longing in her eyes? Well, Aggie has a little "Vote for Me" banner, too, just in case!

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To Purchse:


Would you like to take Aggie the hopeful Egg Queen home? She's For Sale! Aggie measures 14" long and is weighted to sit. She's a One of a Kind and will come signed and dated by me. Aggie is 85.00 + 7.50 for shipping via USPS Priority Mail which includes insurance to US Residents. International buyers, please ask for shipping quote. To purchase Aggie, or for more pictures or information, please email me at:

Jamie@PeachStreetPrimitives.com


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The Giveaway:


And you really can vote for Aggie, if you like, as she is an entry in the Prim & Whimsy Girls Egg Hunt & Giveaway. Anyone can participate in this awesome event! Vote for your favorite on the Prim & Whimsy Girls' Blog and you'll automatically be entered to win one of 3 amazing gift baskets full of art supplies and goodies!
**Find the Golden Egg on one of our blogs and leave a comment there to double your chances!**


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