I made this doll awhile back . . . and she was purchased yesterday through my ETSY shop. I had actually let my listings expire . . . but someone contacted me regarding this little blonde voodoo doll.
I was a little surprised since my shop hadn't been active in awhile . . . but excited because I love when I get to ship my dolls off to a new home.
Now I just need to take the time to make some new dolls . . . maybe this sale was just what I needed to get myself going in that direction . . . because I am now feeling very inspired to create dolls. I am thinking about a new line of "little old lady" dolls . . . more on that later.
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Ghislaine is a very clever little voodoo doll
and made with hopefully enough magic that she brings a smile to
She is nearly always happy, somewhat sarcastic, and also very
When given a job to do . . . she doesn’t quit until it is
finished. Loyal to the end . . . Ghislaine will do whatever she has to do
to help the people she cares about. Keep this little
doll around to remind you that life is
too short to let anything or anyone bother you . . .
Charlotte's guinea pig came to live with us after her mom found out that she was allergic to him.
I wasn't too sure how I would like him - but he is so much fun.
He loves to eat . . . squeals when he hears the refrigerator open . . . and makes us laugh.
If it make you laugh - it's a good thing!
Paint and Doodles on a rainy weekend.
I may add something more to them . . . not sure yet.
I have had such a busy week and another busy week ahead of me, but I made some time to play with some paint . . . I made some time to read . . . I made some time to pray . . . and I took some time to rest. Richard has a crock pot full of goodness cooking. (Korean Beef Zoodle Bowls)
It smells delicious! My house is sort of a mess . . . but I'm really not caring today!
Still doodling on this one. I spent more time reading than anything else this weekend, but I am trying to find some time each day to MAKE.
I think I am letting Winter get the best of me. My goal this week is to put an end to that and get myself in a creative uproar . . . but then I may just pull out a blanket, get myself a cup of tea, and continue reading the book that I can't seem to put down.
It is an older book by Stephen King - Bag of Bones. I have read Stephen King for years - not because I enjoy horror stories . . . but I like the way the man tells a story.
Last Friday was my 60th birthday.
Everyone kept asking me what I wanted to do. Did I want to have a party? Where did I want to go to dinner? I chose to stay home, turn the living room into a fort by hanging tapestries from the ceiling and have a sleepover with Lily. I tend to like things simple I guess.
Then we ate in the fort, read in the fort, watched movies in the fort, slept in the fort, had the whole family hanging out in the fort . . .
and then decided to leave the fort up so Charlotte can see it later this week.
I have written in a journal for years. I started using a journal just to let everything out. I was going through some tough times and someone suggested that it would help . . . it did. There were times that I was amazed at how much better I felt after writing everything down. Years later I burned all those journals. There were things in them I didn't want anyone else to read and there were a lot of things I worked hard to let go of . . . I never wanted to read them again myself. It actually felt great watching them grow up in smoke. :)
I still journal . . . almost every day. I have a personal journal, an art journal, a prayer journal . . . and various notebooks that I jot ideas down in. Somehow it just feels right to write it all down.
I decided to use this post to list a few journal prompts that I was thinking about today.
1. Good Things Today - just make a list . . .
2. What do you want your children and/or grandchildren to remember about you.
3. What do you like most about yourself and why? (Go for it . . . list more than one.)
4. Write a letter to your younger self.
5. Write about three things from your childhood that helped make you who you are.
6. Write about three things in your life that changed you.
7. Change . . . how do you deal with change?
GOOD THINGS TODAY . . .
a big hug and a sticky strawberry kiss from Avery Rose. :)
Lily coming into the office today just to give me a hug
talking to my Aunt Hess
watching "Bull Durham" . . . (best baseball movie ever)
hot mint tea
folding paper cranes
dinner ready when I got home
candles and incense
"It's never too late for a new beginning in your life." ~ Joyce Meyers