The leaves are starting to turn and the nights are becoming cool and crisp. The time for our annual trip to Pumpkins Etc. has arrived, we are running a bit late this year! But we make sure to never miss this trip.
We only have three of our youngsters with us this year, Ben, Megan and Jamey, but we sure do miss Zach and Molly. They are all growing up so fast and going off to conquer the world! One of the best blessings that God rewards us with as parents; is the pride we feel when our children are confident enough to go and make something of themselves. Zach is serving our country and on deployment right now and out on the ocean somewhere. He can't tell me where he is and as a mom, I find that a little worrying. I pray constantly for his safety, but I am so very proud of him and the sacrifice he is making to keep all of us safe. May God bless all our children on their journeys.
Pumpkins Etc. is run by Bill and Kathy Wright,
their farm is just east of Platte City, Missouri.
Their four children started the pumpkin patch in 1984, but they have now all grown up and are on their own.
It is always wonderful to see
Kathy and Bill.
Of course the kittens that they have every year are always a big draw for our kiddos! At the end of the season all the kittens are adopted out.
This pumpkin patch has been our favorite since our boys were little. Here are a few early pictures!
So if you love fall as much as I do, please get out their and celebrate the season, because it goes by quickly! Winter will be here before we know it!
It has been WAYYYYYY too long since I posted in my blog, so I am going to try and keep it more up to date. Life has been very busy for the past year or more. So many things have dramatically changed, but the first and most significant has been my oldest son Zach has joined the Navy and is stationed in San Diego, California on Coronado Island. We are so very proud of him, but miss him dearly. Below is a pic of him in his dad's navy hat, maybe it was a look into the future.
My youngest Ben has done his best to keep us busy and distracted so we can't mope too much about Zach being away from home. He is learning to drive! Yikes!
Ben has also kept me busy every weekend at baseball tournaments! It has been pretty exhausting, but we both love baseball.
I have also been trying to get ready for some art shows I have coming up in September. Never a slow moment! I have been playing with felt and concrete! Seems like an odd combo doesn't it! I am always wanting to try new materials, so why not concrete! Here is a sneak peek of what I have been making.
The cute containers are made of concrete and the succulents are made of felt.
So now it is time to spend more time creating and keep up with this website. So check back from time to time!
I hope you find a little bit of whimsy in your day!
I am excited to let you all know that I am participating in this wonderful event coming up! Shop for Christmas gifts at a special show consisting of very talented Local Artists. Buying local is great way to support our community.
I love it when my clients send me pictures of their cakes with my cake toppers on them! I love the creativity that I see in each of the decorate cakes and I am proud to be part of their special day! It is quite an honor! This cake is from Natalie Brown's daughter's baby shower! So cute, isn't it! Congrats Grandma Natalie!!
Check out my other cake toppers for your special day! I have toppers for weddings, birthdays and baby showers!
Enjoy a bit of whimsy today!
Check out this cool blog that has picked my gnome wedding cake topper to feature! http://www.crafthackers.com/gnomes/
She has a really has some fun stuff in her blog entries, check it out!
I am so happy I am not the only gnome addict out there!!
Have a wonderful gnome day!
It has been a busy summer creating wedding cake toppers for wonderful creative brides! It is so great to see that there are brides who appreciate the Garden Gnome as much as I do! Enough to have themselves and their groom represented with an adorable gnome couple on their wedding cake. It has been fun to add in special details, such as hair colors, side ponytails, clothing colors and flower types and colors. A couple of my creative brides sent me pictures of their beautiful cakes for me to share with you!
A Canadian Gnome Wedding
This wonderful wedding cake belongs to Victoria in Canada. I love getting to see all the trends in wedding cakes, such as this one where the cake layers show through a very thin coating of icing. I love the fresh flowers too!
These are pictures of Victoria's topper before I sent it to her.
A California Gnome Wedding
This amazing cake belongs to Ellie and Mark in California. I love the succulents, mushrooms, butterflies and moss added to this beautiful cake. Also the sweet pennant garland. The tree base is great display for such a creative cake!
It is so exciting to see how the cake topper I create for my brides, becomes a very special part of their day and it becomes a keepsake from the wedding day, that they will have forever! I am truly honored each and every time I am asked to make a cake topper for a bride.
Every day should be a Gnome Day!
It has been a fun time creating some unique cake toppers and wedding jewelry! Here is a few of them! A big Thank you goes out to the wonderful and creative clients I have had the pleasure of creating these toppers for!
Of course after the wedding almost always follows baby!
A wonderful bride named Stacey, from New Jersey contacted me and was so excited to find my fox cake toppers, because her last name was about to become Fox when she gets married! She was a pleasure to work with and had the great idea to add bling (rhinestones) instead of pearls to the veil and also to the heart instead of a wreath. I love how it turned out! I see a new option to offer!
Stacey and Eamonn
I want to wish Stacey and Eamonn much happiness and many blessings in their life together!
Thank you for asking me to be a part of your wedding day!
Don't forget to check out my Etsy store if you need a cake topper or a special day!!
Foxes are still hot this year! These cute little guys are the best selling item in my shop! I have sold eight so far this year! I still have two orders to create. One is for a baby shower, it will have a mom, a dad, a sibling and a baby fox peeking out of the fox hole! I am looking forward to making it! I would love to make one for you too!
The popularity of these foxy little critters has been a surprise to me! It has been really fun working with the clients for each of these to add, their special touches. I am honored to be able to create something that becomes a special part of someone big day! I will be posting more photos of my cake toppers on bride's cakes as they send them to me! Check out my other toppers in my Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/workofwhimsy?ref=si_shop
Thanks for checking out my blog!
I have had a bouquet of daffodils in my studio for two weeks now. I am on my second bunch now and as soon as these wilt I plan on replacing them with new ones. I am hoping that soon I can get flowers from my yard, because I see new growth popping up all over! Spring is here and I am soooo excited!!!
I am so ready to get outside and get my hands dirty and plant something! But knowing me I will get carried away, do too much and then not be able to walk or stand up straight without pain for three days! So for a warm up I am checking out Pinterest looking for herb garden ideas. I love using fresh herbs when I cook!
Last year I did this.
And it became this!
This year I want to try something BIGGER! Maybe this....
Or one of these....
Check out my blog later this season to see what I decide to do!
Happy Spring and Happy Planting!!
I created Work of Whimsy as an outlet for my creativity! I create christmas ornaments on my day job. I had so many ideas that I wanted to bring to life and this was the perfect way. I can create whatever I want and if I am lucky there is someone out there that wants to buy it! So far it is going better than I expected!