Saturday, December 27, 2008
my niece June's teddy bear and blanket...
and my niece Elaina's tea set
They were SO much fun to make! <3
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
*this post references a very beautiful girl I wrote about in my very first blog [see below]
~ she's an incredible girl who is very loved <3
I think this video was taken just after Charly and my daughter, Briana, met in '99 or '00 and it was shown as a trailer just before church service started ~ www.flipsidechurch.com
Monday, June 16, 2008
I am also thinking of making something to sell and something to give away for the PaRtY as it seems like the perfect reason to make some things to share <3
Stay tuned for more PARTY updates!...
curious ...& curiouser
Saturday, May 31, 2008
The purse I started yesterday (please see post below) is done ~ and it's so So SO cute!!!
and in the the bedroom (I made all the purses [neutral crocheted bag on the shelf, lunch pail with black flower at the bottom of the shelf, the Hello Kitty purse and the "straw" knitted purse with embroidered flowers], the top hat [paper mache'] and the mattress and bedding in this room)... the floor of this room is made from popsicle sticks that I glued down, sanded the heck out of, whitewashed with watered down acrylic white paint and then painted with a satin clear gloss... the shelf is made from scraps of wood and bits of miniature molding around the top and bottom - also whitewashed. The victorian looking picture frames hanging on the wall are from the local scrapbook store - I just bought stickers from Belle & Boo [www.belleandboo.blogspot.com] and am going to hang them using these frames! They're going to be adorable!!! <3
and I'm trying to make the purse on the front cover - it's SO cute! But instead of making it large for me, I'm making a small version - with a few alterations - for my dollhouse doll <3
Here's my progress so far...
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I'm sick with a cold/sore throat/cough virus, as is my 10 year old and my dad :( ...
and I'm just not feeling like working on my dolls at the moment - but, I did learn how to knit socks this week!!! They fit my dolls - and they're my first attempt, so I'm really, really proud of them... I included a penny so you could see how small (and thus even cuter) they are <3
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I am an admirer of Miss BlackEyedSuzie's dolls [http://blackeyedsuzie.typepad.com]
[a little side note that I know will make my friend Julie shake her head... but the dolls are all anatomically correct and pre-teen in age - that's not disturbing to me (much) but the fact that the author dresses them provocatively kinda freaks me out - so I've taken the liberty of "re-dressing" some of the photos (in case my girls - ages 10 and 13 - decide to browse through it) because I think girls should dress and act like girls...
Thank You SO Much Miss BlackEyedSuzie
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I made her a little black t-shirt - I crocheted the edges of the neckline and sleeves... then I made her a pair of flaired pants - and crocheted the hem to match the t-shirt details... and added a crocheted flower to the pant leg... she has white socks on, though you can't really see them, and then I made her a pair of black clogs - I LOVE my black birkenstock clogs - when I was in college my friends called them my "keebler elf shoes"... whatever! they are comfortable!!!
she's made of polymer clay and her shoes are made from paperclay... her arms, elbows, legs and knees are jointed... I found the tiniest spacer beads at my local bead shop.
and this is the beginning of my next doll <3
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
I love dollhouses - SO much! And I have three daughters - each with their own dollhouse... and I have my first dollhouse my father made me when I was 9 years old - and three more in kit form that I'm going to put together... but I want my dollhouses to have dolls - so I decided to try and make my own - in one inch scale... I'm finding the hardest part is the face and hair - this is my first doll - the body is complete - but this is her head in progress... yes, I crocheted the hat she's wearing - it has ear flaps!!!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
My 19 year old daughter, Bri and her best friend, Charly, both had cell phones, and when they weren't chattering away to each other on the phone, they were texting one another... they had fun coming up with new signatures on their cell phones to surprise each other - Bri would be Bill and Charly's signature became Ted... my daughter would be Jack and Charly's signature became Sally... they thought they were SO cute - and they were...
Charly passed away September 18th, 2007 at the age of 17 of a terminal illness - Cystic Fibrosis.
Bri and Charly had an instant bond and had been kindred spirits for nearly eight years... both were creative, artistic, dreamers... they shared a love of music, Hayao Miyazaki's films and dreamed of one day going to college together and living as roommates on the Northshore in Hawaii... they loved Disneyland and the fantasyland rides Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland - they'd love to fly to Neverland or fall together down the rabbit hole to Wonderland...
and the signature on Charly's phone last September - "curious" and my daughter's - "...&curiouser"