Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hope Anne

Another new doll. This is my Breast Cancer doll. It is an Emily Franz pattern tweaked just a bit to suit me.I made it in honor of my great grandmother Bertha Evans who was a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed when she was in her 60's. She had to have one removed and you would never have known she ever had breast cancer because she never complained or let it slow here down. She passed away at the age of 96 from natural causes.
Also this doll is in honor of my friend Donnely who is also a survivor. I cherish her friendship so much and am overjoyed to have her in my life. She is a huge inspiration to me.

Of course i couldn't get out of here without showing more pictures of my new kitties. Rascals is more like it. But aren't they adorable?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Additions

Well I am finally able to show you the doll I made Donnely for her birthday last week. She collects witches and so I knew I had to make one for her.
I havene't made any this week because I figured I had better follow the doctors orders and give my shoulder a rest. It does feel much better and so I will start back to doll making as soon as my busy schedule allows.

I want to introduce 2 new additions to my family. Whickers(black male) and Ginger(female calico). Whickers is a shy kitty and prefers to keep to himself when he is not playing with Ginger. He likes to just sit back and watch the action.
She on the other hand is a very sociable kitty. She has already decided that she her bed is my bed.She is so funny to watch hopping and prancing around like she owns the place.
They are about 2 months old and will be long haired mitten paws.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Say What?!

Some of you may remember in another post I mentioned my right shoulder bothering me.Well I finally went to the doctor to get it checked out and it seems I have Brusitis. The doctor gave me a cortizone shoot and told me to take it easy and try not to use my arm for a week. Say What?! LOL I almost laughed in his face. Like that is going to happen. I am right handed and can not go with out using it. I have WAY TOO MUCH to do to get ready for the June street fair. I wont be doing any extreme sewing like I did last month but there is no way I can just put everything aside for a week. I'll just have to pace myself I guess. I sure don't want my shoulder flaring back up because that was quite painful but I can not stop completely either.

I did manage to get a little cutie done before I went to the doctor though. She was a birthday gift for my very best friend and Mentor Donnely. However blogger doesn't seems to be working right now so I can't show you the picture of it. It is a cute little Annie witch. Donnely collects Halloween itmes all year round.

Hope you all had a nice Mother's day. I had to work but it was nice once I got home. My 9 year old made me a booklet and wrote a poem for me at school. In the poem he wrote I wished for a butler. LOL. I laughed. What would I do with a butler? He is such a funny boy. He makes me laugh everyday with the things he comes up with. One day last week he forgot to bring his school work home. He was so sure that someone had stolen it on the bus cause he just knew that he had put it in his book bag. Mind you his lunch box was still in his bookbag. Now why would they steal the homework instead of the Spiderman lunch box? Kids say the darnest things.LOL

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It was a washout.

I'm sure many of you have been wondering how my show(aka street fair) went. Well it didn't due to rain, LOTS of rain and huge gusts of wind. We got there and the sky looked clear, we knew it was going to rain but we were hoping it would hold off. However that was not to be the case. We had just finished setting everything up our tables looked great. Then about 10 minutes after everything started it poured and the wind lifted everything off my table and dumped it on the ground and we scrambled to get everything picked up. So everyone packed it up and that was the end of it. I was a little disappointed because I had worked so hard to get my dolls and a few other things ready in time.But there was not much I could do since no one has any control over the weather. Maybe I'll try it again next month since it is a Street Fair that is held once a month from April to October. That just means I have time to make up a few more dolls.

I'm actually thinking of getting my vendors licence and trying my hand at a few farmer's market's. Wayne has been working on a few birdhouses and I think between the two of us that we might actually sell something. That is if I could ever get a weekend off from work. But who knows.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Kentucky Derby Hat.

Derby Hat Day
Welcome to my Derby Hat Reveal. This super fun event was
hosted by Bristol of Honey Bend Vintage. My partner for the event was Jane. She does not have a blog but you can see a picture of her darling hat by clicking on Bristol's name above.
My hat may not be as fancy as some of the others I've seen but I like it. It took me awhile to decide on what to put on it. I tried feathers and other flowery items but it just didn't work for me. I tried other colors and that didn't work either. Finally I decided on yelow roses and it was just what it need. I am not really a flowery type girl. This hat was a little outside my comfort zone which is good because it challanges me to think outside the box and try different things.
While it is not as elborate as some of the others I've seen I like it all the same.