Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Thanks everyone, for the nice comments on yesterday's projects. If you are thinking about re-covering something like this, I can't tell you how quick it is. I did that box in just a couple hours. Becca, it would definitely be easier with spray adhesive, but be careful with that stuff. My lungs have become so sensitive to things that spray out of cans! I tend to be really leary of those things now!
Anyway, getting back to the word Hiatus...that's what I need to do. I'm going to drop out of my virtual world for a while. I've been thinking about this for a while. I just need to do some prioritizing. Earl and I are taking classes together this semester and I really need to do some organizing so that my life doesn't do a complete nose dive! I am just planning on limiting all internet time. I'll check in in a few weeks. Geez, this is harder than I thought it would be. I keep sitting here watching the cursur blink! How do I say good-bye and tell you guys how much I appreciate you without coming off as a giant ego? Anyway, I'm dumb. Keep on blogging, I'll try to check in with your blogs when I can.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I love being tagged for memes because it means that someone was thinking of me! This time it was Dannielle at Princess Nimble-Thimble. Thank you!
Here's the deal: People who get tagged need to write a blog post of 6 weird things about them as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.
Of course, you know there can be nothing weird about me! LOL! But I'll try.....
- Hitty travels with me and when I can I like to pose her and take her picture. (My husband thinks this is really, really weird.)
- I like my eggs over easy because I love to sop up the yolks with toast. I only know one other person who likes their eggs this way and that is Eric.
- My first husband was 21 years my senior and my second husband is 10.5 years my junior.
- I have beautifully shaped feet with high arches and pretty little toes, but I have a raging case of toenail fungus. I think I got it as a lesson in vanity!
- My arms are completely hairless. When I was little they were very bumpy. The doctors didn't know what to think of it. Now they are smooth, but have no hair. And guess what? My son Eric has the same arms!
- I have a really cobbled together family. I have adopted family, half family and step family galore, but until I met my brother Dean, the only people I ever knew that shared blood with me were my children. My sweet brother Jonathan who was adopted like me, doesn't know any of his biological family. I am a big proponent of adoption, but the world does not take into account just how "alone" the adopted child can feel.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Anyway, it's somewhat similar in style. My favorite thing about the Cart Before The Horse dolls is their beautiful faces. Look at their Alice doll. That is one seriously beautiful face! It reminds me of an artist from Italy. A pop artist. Do you know who I mean? Is it Rosetti? I know one of you knows who I'm talking about- help a girl out here! But yeah, I really need to make a cloth doll now.
P.S. Tomorrow I am attending my first doll show ever! Do you think I should take Cissette? Her head needs to be restrung very badly. Do you think there will be a vendor there that would be willing to do it for me?
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
The other area I really messed up with was Christmas cards. I went to all the trouble of addressing the envelopes, writing a family letter and then completely flaking out on the purchase of postage stamps! Gaahhhh! Anyway, I can at least re-use the envelopes next year!
Anyway, as I've packed away my decorations, I've started a list. A big list that I intend to keep here in my computer and edit as the year progresses. I've written down the things that are important for me to do next Christmas, like craft with the kids, make candy and mail cards. I've written down all the people I want to give gifts to so that no one gets a "last minute" anything (or worse, nothing at all!) and I've started listing craft ideas for gifts. When I see a craft online that I think will make a good gift for someone on my list, I add the link to the list. I'm hoping this will help me to craft the Christmas I would like to have next year.
How about you guys? Any tips to share that will help me out?
Monday, January 08, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
We just enjoyed a long weekend full of family and fun. I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before, but my mother was married five times! My dad remarried too! Oh, and my first husband was married before. As a result, I have many "steps" in my life and this was the weekend for visiting with them all! Saturday we had a lovely visit from my stepmother Marian and my stepsister Lindsay with her two little kiddles (darlings!) and stepdaughter Heather slipped in for a quick hello too. Sunday my other stepsister Barbara and her husband dropped in. Yesterday we had a good long visit with my stepdaughter Kelly and her three gorgeous daughters. Whew! So great to get some real "face" time with the people I care about, but don't often get to see.
I did slip away to the thrift store Saturday morning and found an American Girl doll for $1.50! I think this might be the steal of the century! She's a darling doll- they are so appealing. The photos don't do them justice. In person, you can see and feel the quality in these dolls. What will I do with her? I don't know yet! Right now she is having spa therapy. Her previous mommy was pretty zealous with the make up and hair styling! I'll try to post a photo of her soon.
I have no resolutions this year, but I am stealing Amy's idea. This is what she wrote and I found it so moving, I printed it out and have it posted at my desk:
I declare that this is going to be a great year. Really wonderful things are coming for me this year. I'm ready for them. I will recognize them when I see them. I won't push them away with fear or negativity. I will graciously accept all of the good coming my way. And will look for the message that each challenge represents.
I feel ready for good things. Not that 2006 was bad, but 2007 will be even better! That is my wish for all of us!