Tuesday, November 14, 2017

some leftover Halloween weirdness . . .

To remember who you are, 
you need to forget what they told you to be.

 . . . or maybe some "pre" Skeleton & Elf fun.   :)

It has been a random couple of weeks . . . days are busy and going in every different direction.  I am enjoying time spent with my mom . . . getting just a little bit of time to work on dolls . . . enjoying my beautiful granddaughters . . . reading . . . working . . . playing . . . 
Some things are really really good . . . some things not so good, but then life is like that.
I'm feeling silly . . . yet serious, but then I'm like that.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween 2017


This is why I love Halloween . . .

. . . because I have a Mom who will dress up like a witch.
. . . because these kids just make life amazing!
. . . because there is nothing cuter to me than a 7 month old Minnie Mouse.
. . . and because Cinderella comes with her own fairy godmother and Jaq.
When you love what you have,
you have everything you need.

Monday, October 23, 2017

new little Shabby Charlotte doll . . .




 I finished this doll yesterday.  There is just something about her that makes me smile.
Maybe it's her skinny little legs . . . or her crazy red hair . . . or her simple smile . . .
Whatever it is - I just like how she turned out.
I made this doll for a little girl who asked if I could make a doll that looked like her drawing.  It isn't exact, but close enough.  Her mother had bought a couple of dolls from me a few years ago for her and her sister . . . so she was aware that I make dolls and since she has been asking me about it for two weeks,  I couldn't wait to give it to her this morning.  I wish I had a picture of the smile on her face when she opened the package.  This was fun to do.  Lily also drew a picture that I am turning into another little doll . . . she wants brown and blue hair????  I can't wait to get started. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Friday . . .

Be you.
The world will adjust.     
 This week has been busy with birthdays and appointments . . . and it seemed to fly by.  
I'm trying to get five doll bodies ready to go, but this is far as I got.  I am hoping to make a little  more progress this weekend.  I really need more hours in each day. 
I think these dolls are going to be cute . . . I love their skinny little legs. 
I am making them for a couple of little girls.  They each drew me a picture of what they wanted their doll to look like. 
 It's going to be fun to get into the details and see if I can make them look like their drawings.  
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

doll bodies and monsters . . .

 I am working on getting these doll bodies stuffed.  I like when that part is done and I can start doing the fun stuff with them.  Although last night I got side tracked . . . 
I wanted to make Avery a monster crinkle toy . . . then ended up decorating a onesie to match.
I hadn't planned on making the onesie.  I may have gone with different colors . . . but I think it turned out cute.  I think I am going to have to take all of those ribbons and make a matching bow.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

up on the house tops . . . .

You never know what you are going to find going out the back way . . . 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Zombie Bride . . .

For the past three years I have been part of a zombie doll swap.
My kind of swap!
I was so excited yesterday when I found a package in my mailbox.
What a fabulous Zombie Bride Debbie made!
And these wonderful pumpkin heads . . . also made by Debbie
 My family thinks she a little creepy . . . LOL!
I think she is a lovely zombie bride . . . 
 . . . and she is poseable.  
Oh the fun you can have with a poseable zombie!
 OK . . . maybe she's a little creepy, but her veil can hide that.

Friday, October 6, 2017

zombie doll swap . . .

Jill received her package . . . so I am able to post pictures of the doll I made for this year's Zombie Doll Swap.  Take a look here -  Yarnigras Swapper Spot
The theme for the swap was "Partying Zombies".  Jill prefers cute to creepy . . . so she got a cute little zombie named Jacey all dressed up and ready for a Halloween Party.  



Is it Halloween yet?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Instagram Giveaway

 I am so excited to be part of this Halloween doll giveaway on Instagram.
Check it out!
Here's a closer look at the doll I made. 
 I had posted pictures of her earlier, but added a hat and a "Trick or Treat" bag.
I love making these little Halloween dolls . . . and can't wait to see where I ship this one off to.



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Shabby Charlotte doll . . . Claudia


I finished this Shabby Charlotte doll this afternoon.  
Just a simple little doll that I made for the owner of one of the Bed & Breakfasts 
we stayed at this summer.  She will be packed up and shipped to the coast tomorrow. 
I am finishing up another Halloween doll and I still need to post pictures of the doll I made for the Zombie Doll Swap on Yarnigras' Swapper Spot.  So more Halloween doll photos later on in the week. 
HAPPY OCTOBER!

Monday, September 25, 2017

sneak peek . . .



I want to post a picture of this doll so badly . . . but I need to wait until I ship her to the other side of the country.  Once again I joined the Zombie Doll Swap at Yarnigras Swapper Spot.
This year the theme was "Partying Zombies". 
Sometimes when I have a specific doll that I have to make . . . it takes me longer to get going compared to when I just start making one with no idea in mind.  The best thing I can do in that situation is just start . . . which I finally had to do since I have to ship her this week.   
So after thinking about it for two weeks . . . and changing my mind completely once I got started . . . things started to come together.  I really think she turned out fun!!!!
I will post pictures of her after she is received.  
I am also involved in another Halloween doll Giveaway that I found on Instagram.  I am using a doll that I already made . . . but have to add a few things to that little monster.
Going back to work and being busy sort of got in the way of my creativity for a few weeks.  (I hate when that happens.)  All I needed was a little push . . . Thank you Yarigras for your Zombie Doll Swap. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

getting ready for October




So I attended a "paint night" back in June.  Jennifer picked the painting that we would do and picked this one because she knows I like skeletons.  I had a blast . . . but didn't honestly know what I was going to do with a purple skeleton painting.  I figured I would maybe use it as a Halloween decoration.  So I decided to do this to it . . . I still can't say I like my painting - but I like it a lot better this way.  One of the things I like most about decorating for Halloween - is that anything goes.  It doesn't have to be perfect or elegant . . . or even make sense.  I think the color of the flowers really make this much more fun . . . and perfect for next month!  I can't wait to start decorating for October!

still here . . .

FAMILY
For where your treasure is.
your heart will also be.
~ Luke 12:34








I haven't posted here in a month . . . how did that happen?
Life has been busy . . . mainly because I started back to work last month and the first few weeks of school is simply a busy and chaotic time.  I love it . . . but I am glad things have settled down some.
We have had some time to play in a tent . . . play with skeletons . . . 
. . . and play with some skeletons in the tent.  LOL!  Lily is really into the skeletons this year . . . I have a feeling she will be helping me decorate for Halloween.
Charlotte is very much into painting and coloring these days and Avery is busy being 5 months old.
Life is busy, but Life is Good!