Friday, January 20, 2012

A PODD In Nod....

Every once in a while, you come upon a designer....an artist....who captures your heart and imagination with their creations and amazing talent.  One of those creative souls for me is Pamela Gracia - better known as "Ol' Softee" from Soft in the Head, the "home of singing and dancing mice and humorous frogs" and many other amazing characters with character!

Pam recently had a drawing and gave away one of her wonderful creations.....one of her famous PODDs (i.e., "Portly, Original, Designer Dolls").....And not just ANY PODD, but this very special Witchy PODD.....And, YIPPEE!!! I won, I won, I WON!!! (I know well that my shouts of joy and excitement were heard all over the Land of Nod that day and for many days to come....)

 (Because I take horrible photos, and this gal is just too beautiful to be done any injustices, I'm including Pam's photo also:)

Isn't she just the cutest dang thing?? (I looked, and looked - thought for sure she had my name written on her somewhere...thought maybe Pam had a picture of me in her head when she dreamt this charmer up, but nope....Oh well - we're two peas in a pod (or is that "PODD"??) now and I have a new GF!!!)

So now there is an official PODD in Nod....and I couldn't be happier. Thank you, Pam, so INCREDIBLY much!!! I absolutely adore her and am honored to have one of your charming and whimsical works in my home. (And, yup, she's going to be in a place of honor all the year through....Now I have a very valid and worthy excuse for having Halloween up 365 days of the year.....)

I'm sure most of you know of Pam's talent but, if you've been living under a rock and don't, do yourself a kindness and visit her collections. I guarantee you that they'll bring a smile to your face.  (And, by the way, her PODDs are so popular, they even have their own home in Blogland....You can visit them at PODD'Sville USA.) And one of Pam's very special PODDs, Elwood, managed to land himself a photo shoot and spread in the Winter 2012 "Prims" magazine....and that's not the first time a PODD was in PRIMS either....  (Told ya they were famous....)

Wishing you all a weekend filled with whimsy and imagination!


37 comments:

Kim said...

Cute! You are right, she is talented. But I have one question for the luckiest crow I know......Why don't you buy a lotto ticket?? Lol

laurie said...

I'm out from my rock and going to find Pam! She does great work, congratulations to you the lucky wonner!Have a wonderful week end, this little witch will bring much happiness to your home, how could she not, so cute,

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Robin, I am with you, her talent is AMAZING! I love each PODD! Congrats to you! OLM

Angela said...

Robin, what a wonderful win for you. I don't blame you for leaving the witch out to keep you company all year through. She is so cute and original. Hope you are enjoying your classes and have a wonderful weekend.
Angela

Jan said...

The only thing better than seeing one of Pam's Podds is seeing a booth full at a show. I signed up for a show in Fairfax va. and was beside myself when I saw the vendor listing and saw she was participating!! She is just as sweet in person and her hubby is a hoot! Congrats! Jan-Life on Buttermilk Hill

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

What a coupe!
U have to be the luckiest crow on the barn!
I'd leave her out all year, too.....

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love her work..and congrats on the win.;)

Mary said...

Congratulations Robin! I too love her work! Mary

jennifer768 said...

Congrats on your win! I just love her work.Have a great weekend,Jen

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Congrats on your PODD.
Lois

Shirlee said...

Congratulations! AGAIN!!! Did you buy that lottery ticket yet??? Blessings, Shirlee

Nancy said...

You lucky crow! I was visiting just today! Wonderful fabulous work of love the podds are.

annie said...

Crows rule, they get the best pods in the peoples of Primville! Enjoy, that's very cute!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

That is one adorable PODD and lucky you to have her :)

Mary said...

Congrats on your new addition to Nod Robin! Pam's PODD couldn't have gone to a more loving home! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs Mary

BumbleBeeLane said...

This one surely went to the right home.I thought that when I saw you won on her blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Kaisievic said...

Congrats on your win. Well deserved.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Me and My Stitches said...

Well, I guess I've been under a rock, I've never seen PODDs before, but you can bet I'm going to go check them out - your witch is wonderful! Congrats on your win!

Vicky said...

I have NOT been living under a rock and am very aware of Pam and her talents you LUCKY, LUCKY Cranky Crow!!! I know your little Witch Podd will love her new home!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Robin~ Yippee I can comment!!!
Awesome creativity~love the witch~
have a wonderful weekend~
smiles
Teresa

TheRustyThimble said...

congrats Robin I love Pam's creations

Sweet POD

Brenda

floweringmama said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on your fortunes. That is an adorable witchypoo!

old crow said...

You are one lucky crow!!! Pam's work is amazing!! Enjoy your fantastic win!!
Hugs to you!!
Mona.

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Awesome win...lucky, lucky gal !!!
Miss ya,
Margie

Pam at Antique or Not said...

I love it...such a unique shape for a witch! You're a lucky girl, my friend

Hugs,
Pam

P.S. I think I'm more "behinder" than you now...

Kimberly said...

Cute indeed!!! Your a lucky lady ;) Stay warm & Enjoy your weekend! All My Best ~Kimberly

Penny said...

She is cute!
I took a look at her site and fell in love with everything I saw. :)

frontporchprims said...

She's a cutie. I want to poke the PODD. Her belly and mouth make me smile. Congrats. -Steph-

Prims By The Water said...

Love your Witchy Podd...you are so lucky. How is class going for you? I'm having another giveaway going on now too. Take care and stay warm, Janice

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful little witch...love the grey hair! Such a jolly old girl!
Robyn

Vicki said...

Very cute! Talented lady....

Siobhán said...

What a fantastic win from a very talented lady! I went and looked at her site--what fun designs!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

You are a lucky, lucky lady! I know you'll have the perfect spot and a lot of good friends for the little Pod witch. ~Roberta

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

I LOOOVE YOUR POD...she's (it's) adorable...lol

Goodness I thought i posted here...I had your blog open shortly after you posted but got so caught up in clicking on her link that I forgot to come back...my bad!...Sorry.

Karen

deb said...

OHHHH lucky you , I love her dolls too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Lucky Lucky you!! that PODD is adorable...

Jody

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a PURDY PODD now in the land o' nod!! I removed the rock that was on top of me and crawled over to PODDsville and immediately started smiling. Her creations are fabulous and each one has their own personality. My fav is the big bellied Santa.

xxo
Becky