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Welcome, my name is Sylvia Smiser. I am a self taught artist. I enjoy creating one of a kind art dolls and sculpted figures. Vintage Halloween styled artwork and Dia de los Muertos art dolls is what comes naturally to me and what I am most passionate about creating. I am a proud member of the wonderful art groups EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild) and PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea). I am a participating artist at Ghoultide Gathering. I am honored to have been published in Art Doll Quarterly, Dolls magazine, Somerset Studio Gallery and Celebrate 365 Magazine. I am also a Physical Therapist and Mama to 15 year old Boy/Girl Twins. My husband is a wonderful man who is very supportive of my art and together with our two doggy fur kids we make one happy, busy family.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Magical Mad Tea Party & GIVEAWAYS!!!

Hello and Welcome one and all! 
The last time we met I shared that this curious fellow had come to vist my garden and remind me to work feverishly on all the preparations for the tea party.
How exciting to have all my Blogland friends return for this years tea party! 
Welcome!  WELCOME!!!

Well I lost track of the white rabbit but I did happen upon a very strange scene.
I found a girl sleeping in the forrest by a spooky grumpy tree.  The tree was definitely upset about something...
 So upset and angry that he woke the poor girl with a startle.
"What did you do, you foolish girl" 
"I am not foolish! and my name is Alice." She responded.
"Well, Alice you just drank some of the liquid in that blue bottle then spilt in next to me and shrunk us both!" " What have you done!  I was the King of the Forest and now even the flowers will laugh at me"
Alice was advising the old tree on how to find his muchness when she heard something over her shoulder.
"That's not the REAL Alice! She stepped on us and crushed us before she shrank, Alice would never do such a thing!"

Alice apologized profusely as she left them to bicker amongst themselves.

She was hopeful that she could find her way back home from this crazy curious world.  I think I heard one of the flowers say that the Witch could tell me how to get home.  I must find the Witch.
She searched everywhere, under every rock and mushroom.
Finally she saw something in the distance and ran towards it!
She was tired but determined!
 To find out what was going on.

What she saw was Magical, Wonderful, and Amazing! 
Suddenly she heard a screech say "Who are you and what do you want here!"
 "My my name is Alice and I was told that you would be able to tell me how to get home".
Once Alice explained what happened with the tree and the flowers the Witch was excited!
She had been having to fly way around that Huge Grumpy Old Tree and was so grateful to Alice for shrinking him that she invited her to stay for the Mad Tea Party.  She also told her the secret to get home.
Alice did not want to be rude so she stayed and had a great time!
The Witch was such a gracious hostess.
There were so many goodies!
There's that silly White Rabbit.  There were so many famous guests in attendance.
The music was delightful! 
Woodford the Singing Cat by Shannon Martinez of GrannyWolf Original Art Dolls
A Wonderful time was had by all...
The White Rabbit by Debbie Garlem
The Mad Hatter by Rebecca Miller Campbell.
The Prim Pumpkins Audrey & Baby by Jennie Hepler.
Jack-O-Lantern Tea set by Cyndi LaChance of Holiday Sparkle.
Alice By Mandy Bennett Broome of Fiddlestix Studios
Beatrice Bunny by Sylvia Smiser of Anaboo Creations
Beatrice is available in my Etsy shop.
Grumpy Old Tree by Patrick Gill of Cre8tors Touch.
Milk Maid by Jan Bush-Wood.
The Witch by Sylvia Smiser of Anaboo Creations
The Witch will be available on the Halloween Queens Castle Bootique update on the 1st.
Now for the GiveawayS...
First, you can win this one of a kind Alice Totem ornament made by me. Alice, Cheshire Cat and tiny silver teapot.
You can win one of these flowers also by Sylvia Smiser of Anaboo Creations.
Lastly, I'm giving away a teeny tiny silver tea set. 
As you can see, there will be several winners.  
You have multiple chances to enter. 
1. Leave a comment on this blog. Please leave me a way to get a hold of you if you are the winner.  E-mail address or Blog address.
2. Become a follower of this Blog.
3. "Like" Anaboo Creations on Facebook.
4. "Heart" my Anaboo ETSY shop.
5. Please leave a separate comment letting me know that you have done each of the above so I have an accurate number to enter into the random number generator.
The Winners will be chosen on July 5th. Good Luck!!!
If I don't hear back from the winners by July 10th I will pick another winner.

Lastly, I want to take this moment to Thank Ms. Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist for hosting this magical Blog event. Please click on the link above to continue the journey around the world visiting all the other Mad Mad Tea Parties! Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed your adventure here.  Have Fun on your Travels...
Sylvia : )


  1. Well Sylvia, This was a wonderful Tea Party!!
    I had SO much fun meeting all your friends !
    Thanks so much for inviting me to attend :)

    Please include me in your darlin Alice drawing :)


  2. Hi Sylvia,
    It's me again, just wanted to stop back by for a little more Tea & let you know that I am a follower, my Etsy heart loves you, and I am definitly not a good speller, but I am a Fan of Annaboo creations on FB ;)

    happy day,

  3. Fun party! Thank you for having me :)

    Who knew that Witch was such a generous Hostess...haha!

  4. amazing party!!!! thanks so much for inviting me!!


  5. What a delightful and imaginative tea party! All the guests so interesting! The witch is a fabulous hostess!
    I would love to win your generous gift! I am a new follower.

  6. Wow Sylvia! Your party was DIVINE! What a great Halloween twist! Thanks for letting me (and my creations) crash your party. :)

  7. What a wonderful party! All of the guests are amazing. Wonderful work. And that tiny silver tea set?! Gah! Thanks for inviting me over.

  8. I enjoyed meeting your wonderful guests! They were all very lovely. Your giveaway is extra sweet also! Have a magical day! Twyla

  9. What beautiful party and great giveaways! I hearted you on etsy with both my IDs and I follow you! xo Marina

  10. SO much eye candy with all the wonderful dolls! Thank you for inviting me to your tea party!


  11. I am already a follower of your Blog!


  12. I already like Annaboo Creations on Facebook!


  13. I hearted your Etsy shop!

    Please put me in the drawing for one of your wonderful creations!


  14. thank you for a very cool tea party! i had so much fun! i love the Mad Hatter!!

  15. Your party is wonderful. I love it. Tpescal@gmail.com

  16. Teresa Again. I just hearted your etsy shop.

  17. I just followed you on facebook..Teresa

  18. Oh, what wonderful prizes!
    Thank you for throwing such a magically mad tea party! Have a lovely day!

  19. Hi!

    what a cute Mad tea party post!

    I have enjoyed your party very much!

    from so far away

    Visit me anytime...


  20. I have enjoyed your party very much!
    Happy UnBirthday to You !

  21. So sorry I am late
    For this important date.
    You were fifteenth on the list.

    With too little time
    I'm leaving this rhyme
    For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

    All this running about
    Has left me dry in the mouth.
    Might I have a cup of tea?

    Your cakes and tea
    Are so tempting to me;
    I thank you if you so insist.

    Oh my, the time
    It goes so fast
    I must be on my way

    But fear not friend
    I shall return
    Please……Have a beautiful day.

    I follow you, I have "Friended" you and I've given your shop a heart.....
    And now I must depart

  22. Sylvia, I love your little party...so funny and I appreciate the work entailed!! Ok, I've done all the above, however, for some reason, FireFox isn't allowing me to add you as a fav on Etsy, but I'll keep trying...stupid FireFox!! Grrrr!!

    Anyway, loved your party...great fun and I had some laughs too!!


  23. P.S.

    You're now a fav on Etsy!!

  24. I love your dolls! Wonderful!

    I have dolls at my party too.

    Have a mad party!
    Erin :)


  25. What a wonderful little tea party. Best I've ever been too. I can't wait for the next one. So talented.

  26. A magical tea party indeed. All those character creations make a lively group!

  27. What a divine party! The Witch was so awesome! I like your site on face book, am now a follower of your blog and I heart your Etsy shop very much!!!
    Please feel free to visit my party at:


  28. What a lovely tea party, with such a fun assortment of guests! And thank you for the generous giveaway, I would love to be entered! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

  29. A fun party with your magical doll collection!

  30. Wow you are so talented! OMG that miniature tea set is precious. Thank you for a wonderful time and your generosity! Isn't Vanessa an inspiration?

    I have a little party of my own and gifts for all of my guests. I do hope you can stop by.

    Follow this direct link: http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2011/06/tea-party.html

    Have a sweet day!
    Kathryn, Collage Diva

  31. Well, I left a comment but accidentally 'blipped' it out.
    OK...here goes again...
    I love your creations! I am happy that you are in so many wonderful art sites to promote your work. I am now a follower of your blog, I posted a 'like' comment on your Facebook page, and I added your Etsy site as a favortie and put you into my 'circle' on Etsy too.
    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.
    You are now entered in my giveaway too.
    Have a lovely tea-party-kind-of-day!
    Cheers! Thank you!
    Teresa in California

  32. I love your little scary dolls!

  33. Awesome party and a wonderful company. ) Thanks for having me over! :)

  34. What a beautiful cast of characters! I love that each seems to have been done by a different artist. They each are amazing in their own way. What a terrific collaborative project! Thanks so much for sharing!

  35. How lovely setup and so many guests! Thanks for having me over :)


  36. Hi Sylvia!

    Again me :) You make so beautiful dolls! I am already a fan now :)

    Good luck for all of us in the giveaway. Thanks for being so generous with us :D


  37. What a lovely party you have here! Thank you for visiting with me at The Tearoom and for offering such nice things in your giveaway!

    Wishing you a Happy Mad Tea Party Weekend!


  38. Love your post and your blog! I'm a huge Halloween buff and I will definitely be back soon!

  39. Am here at the Tea Party!!!


  40. I am back and follow, like and heart you!! Love to be in the drawing cause I love your work!

    Happy Party Day!

  41. What fun...an enchanted tea party to be sure. All of the creations are gorgeous...I love the little flowers! Thankyou so much for hosting such a lavish affair.

  42. Your characters tickle my toes! I love them to bits. What a talent you are. Well I did have fun at your wondrous party and thank you for that! *smiles* Norma

  43. Really fun party :) I love the jack-o-lantern tea set :D

    I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)


  44. Hello there! Thanks for inviting me to your fabulous Tea Party! What lovely creations and wonderful treats! I see there are many toadstools about in your neighborhood, as well!

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!!!! I made sure to like your facebook page!!! :) Enjoy all the fun!

  45. Oh Sylvia! You are so very talented! I just enjoyed all the creations at the party but that witch, oh there's just something about her eyes, they are amazing! Well done on such a fun and truly fanciful tea party! Thank you for having me!


    p.s. I liked you on facebook, and hearted your shop and now follow your blog!

  46. *Cackles madly* I follow, I like and I favorited - I feel so free with my love - yes yes adorable creations you have.

    Now come take a chance at winning one of my items and have a spot of tea!

  47. Hooray, thanks for sending the correct link,,,love this blog! and your spooky tea party. I love Halloween art too. and you did a great job. I followed as well, did the other stuff too for your giveaway. How nice of you!


  48. Art dolls and prim - how could one go wrong? But this party is so marvelously right. I had a great time and loved meeting all the characters and their creators.


  49. I have joined your facebook fans.

  50. I >3 you on etsy. My name there is Bestlectic.

  51. I am happy to follow you here on this blog.

  52. What a great story & lovely creations! Thank you for stopping by my party & inviting here! I enjoyed your little tale :)


  53. Thnak you for inviting me to such an enticing party!
    I have to say the totem you have made is beautiful :)

  54. what a wonderful tea party and what beautiful dolls !! I thoroughly enjoyed having a cup with you !
    Come visit mine too !


  55. What a delightful and imaginative tea party!

    I enjoyed so much


  56. What an enchanting tea party! Thanks so much for inviting me!

    ♥ Carolee

  57. What a lovely tea party ;o) Thanks for inviting me! I had a great time! I love the tree ;o) Please count me into the giveaway. Blog address

  58. I love how you used the dolls to tell your tea party story, Sylvia! They are all wonderful! I love your header and being a Halloween "baby" I can appreciate your creations! Thanks so much for visiting my tea party!

  59. I love this tea party..what a nice slice of whimsy to have w/ my tea!!! I would love to enter your giveaway. Thank you for visiting me as well much appreciated! http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-for-pink-saturday.html

  60. Thank you so much for inviting me over to your tea party, I had such a fabulous time with you and all of your friends!


  61. Thank you for the invitation. What a beautiful little world you shared.



  62. A delightful tale! Thanks for having me!

  63. Sylvia!! Oh Sylvia!!

    This was beyond wonderful! Hahaheeee, just look at all of your little characters!! I love it! Your story immediately drew me in! What a treat!

    Thank you so much for sharing your magical spot in Wonderland with us!

    Love, Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist

  64. Wow I loved your tea party guests they were wonderful.

    I especially liked the beginning with the angry tree who had shrunk. :-)

  65. Hi Sylvia, I loved you entire post with the Tea Party. I would love for you to include me in your Alice drawing. I have liked, and am leaving a comment. I will also heart you on Etsy! You do beautiful work my fellow Queen!

  66. Thankyou for the invite to your lovely party. I very much enjoyed my visit! xx

  67. Thanks so much for inviting me to this enchanting tea party! I had a lot of fun! I hope you will visit my tea party as well!


  68. A Great time was had by all...including me.
    Milk Maid looks right at home!

  69. What a wonderfully mad tea party and a delightful cast of characters! And such delicious goodies to sample. Thanks so much for sharing, Michelle

  70. WHat a magical party! Loved the milkmaid, witch and white rabbit. Thanks for the tea! SOmething is weird with blogger and would not let me sign up to Follow!
    Nice give-aways!
    Come have tea in my garden~ poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com

  71. wow you are very talented! love your creations!

  72. Hi Sylvia, This was such a lovely tea party. I really enjoyed the story and all of the characters. Please add me to your lovely Giveaways.

    Thank you so much for visiting my Hauntingly Mad Tea Party and for your lovely comment.
    Have a wonderful week,

  73. Hi Sylvia, I just became a follower too.


    Thank you,

  74. Oh, what a wonderful party with so many delightful visitors! A pleasure, indeed! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  75. What a great party post! Creepy yet ever so lovely. Sorry's it taken me so long to stop by for some tea, I'm even now still making my way through the party posts. Hope you enjoyed the festivities and thanks for visiting my party :}

    Roisin x

  76. Hello Sylvia, what a lovely tea party and so much fun! I love all the tiny details! I have happily become a follower and have my fingers crossed for any of your fun creations. Thank you for visiting my silly cat nip and tuna mad catter tea party and for your sweet comments. The kitties and I appreciate it very much,
    Tricia aka Aunt Thelma of the kitties

  77. a very unique party indeed! Love that grumpy tree LOL. If picked for a winner HA! I'd love the tea set. Thanks for the invite. please come to mine :)


  78. Hi Sylvia,
    It's good to stop by and see you again. I came by last year for your party but I had a different blog then.
    Sorry I am a little late, you know how these things can be :0)

    Great party this year. And as usual, your creations are fabulous!! Thanks so much for having me!!


    My party:

  79. What a lovely tea party full of so many interesting characters! I think the tiny tea set was my favorite - I love miniatures. Thanks for having me over!


  80. I had such a wonderful time at your party! Such magical creatures a plenty! Thank you for sharing your world with us :)


  81. Hi Sylvia,

    I had a madingly fun time at your tea party!!! I think I drank too much and it appears that I'm smaller than my keyboard now, so I must jump from one key to the next to type this. Thanks for having me!


  82. Here I am-better late than never!!!


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