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It felt good to get some new black dolls added to my ebay today. Just got them listed and now feel like I can relax a bit. Here`s a peek at them.
My daughters baby shower was last month and boy was she showered with gifts. She really got everything she needs and some!! It was such a nice day and what fun to see all the cute things Aubree will be having. Yes she already named her daughter. Aubree is due to arrive on nov 7th, but I do think she will be going in early. Time will tell. Here`s some pics from her shower.
I`m counting down the days until my daughters baby shower, 5 to be exact. Today I made this diaper cake to be displayed on the gift table. I just wish I would`ve made 2. I was surprised at how simple it was I had no idea! The things you can find on you tube. The internet is a beautiful thing of course if used correctly ;)
I also got these 3 gals listed yesterday over on my ebay It`s been a slow start creating and selling again on ebay. Just hope things start to pick up or I may have to re-think how I spend my hours.
Oh yes now can you believe what some of the people in my home think is funny. My daughter Kiera wandered into the bathroom of course intending on using, but noticed hmmmm something looks amiss. Yes you see my other daughter and hubby thought this would be just hilarious well until there may have been a mess for THEM to clean....LOL What a bunch of jokesters. Just glad I didn`t head in first....don`t know if I would have noticed.I stuck to my list this week with doll making being crossed off today. Feels good to be back in the groove. Little by little as it`s hard to find alot of extra time. So these girls will be being listed on ebay tomorrow.
Wow I can`t believe it tomorrow it`s back to work for me. This summer just seemed to fly by for me. I woke up intending on spending my last day at the beach however decided to spend the morning hours plopped on the sofa.....LOL My daugher and I watched the show Tanked. It`s two guys who build awesome aquariums. Nothing like this one we have...LOL
I did manage to have a productive afternoon. I had just received in the mail the other day this pattern from Maureen of sweetmeadowsfarm
So I decided to get to work on them today. This is where I ended up...
It will be a challenge finding time during the work week, but I`m determined to do it. I know that I won`t be able to produce as many as I used to, but am ok with one or two hopefully a week. I realized today how many supplies I`m in need of especially stuffing so these ladies will have to wait a day or two. As I was writing this my washing machine completely fried out filling the kitchen with black smelly soot so looks like I have to get to work sooner then later. Machines arent cheap these days and this one is only 3 years old. Darn should`ve taken a warranty on it....ARGH!!Hubby`s looking at it now hoping maybe we only need a circuit board.
My fingers are crossed otherwise they`ll be blistered from all the sewing!
Just some of lifes simple pleasures. While at the beach last night fishing we got to soak in some of the natural beauty of this world. Is that sunset not breathtaking! I`m trying to get every last minute out of this summer as I go back to work on tuesday. It`s nice being off for the summer, but sure hard to get back into routine. The paycheck however is a huge incentive..LOL
While fishing my daughter captured this fella
My husband not so lucky. His line remained empty the entire evening. Me i just sit in my chair and enjoy my surroundings. To me it`s the most peaceful place to be.
On another note in November my first grandchild will be arriving!! So very exciting, we already know thats it`s a girl. My daughter has her name chosen. I tried to persuade differently, but no such luck...LOL I found out right after my father passed away. A very strange feeling. I hope he knows about her.
Sadly my father passed away on January 31st. I miss him dearly and life will never be the same without him. Not a day goes by that I don`t think of him. I was just getting back into doll making the day before the accident and had just listed some dolls. Of course my drive to create was crushed and lost, but my dad loved my dolls and always commented "it`s all in the eye`s". He was even given me some theme suggestions. Its funny thinking back... as soon as I had a doll listed on ebay dad was at home pulling it up to see it. You see my dad was a crafter himself. He taught himself many moons ago how to create stained glass pieces and many adorn my home today......true treasures! He also began woodworking after retiring from the police department. He was a true inspiration in many ways. A gentle soft spoken man. Never giving his advise unless asked for, never wanted to intrude on anyones life. I find myself thinking like he would think,even asking myself hmmmm what would dad say or think, but honestly I`ve always done that. Yup always looked up to him.
I want to try and get myself back into creating again. I think it`s time.
On monday January 16th my father was hit by a car while in a gas station parking lot. He was walking to pay for gas when a 16 year old girl backed up into him. He had brain surgery immediately to remove a blood clot and to try and control the bleeding in his brain.They are not giving us a good prognosis and with each passing day his survival rate is declining. They now have him under 50%. He has brain and brain stem damage as well as pneumonia and infections. I believe in the power of prayer. My heart is broken and I cannot even begin to think of him not being here on this earth with us. It`s just killing me. Please I ask for you to pray for Patrick.
Wow it feels like forever since I`ve been online. It took me forever to remember my password to blogger....LOL thats when you know it`s been way too long, well and dust between the keys ;) Hmmmm so whats kept me away...well I ventured out to a full time job last september and by the time I get home and feed hubby and the kids well lets just say the couch calls my name. The upside summers off from work. This past summer hubby and I have taken up kayaking, so we spent alot of time with the girls at the beach. It`s so relaxing I just love it! Although the first time I really didn`t even want to go out on it. I was afraid of the open waters, but now I`m off and running to do it actually lifting and strapping the thing on the roof of car myself. We also did alot of fishing just not alot of catching..LOL Thank God thats not a food source we rely on for survival. Here`s a pic of my youngest and I. I`m looking forward to the nice weather again just to get back out there.
I also missed creating dolls for ebay and thought it time for me to try and get back in the groove, not always an easy thing to do. I listed dolls yesterday and made 2 raggedy Ann`s today. It felt nice being back in front of the sewing machine again creating. I told hubby my goal is to set aside an hour each evening to work on some dolls. I`d be fooling myself if I alloted more time so for now thats what I will set out to do. I don`t know how all you gals do it juggling full time work, creating and families. I too will give it a try and squeak some time in. I`ve missed all my ebay friends too, they must think I`ve just fallen off the face of the earth, well I pretty much did, but I hope to find my way back. I`ve missed you all.