Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hoping everyone had a nice Christmas and few pics

   It seens like Christmas always comes and goes so fast.I was so glad this year we had a white Christmas that just seems to top it off for me.I did'nt get much of my baking done before but I still am going to do it.Thought I'd share a few pics of my favorite decorations.My crochet mouse family my mom made me years ago I have to say is my favorites of all...

Same family just could'nt make up my mind where I wanted them.

My moving Nativity...
The empty chair where Santa sat looking out the window till Christmas eve.Then it was time for him to go this was his special night with so much to do.Frosty the singing snowman jump up in his seat and did some singing for us lol....Our tree this was the first year we did'nt have our train down because of where we had to put the tree.We really missed it,but next year it will be back for sure....Our sons presents.He wanted to start with the big white one in the back but we told him he had to work from the front first lol...Santa enjoying some cookies before leaving ...

Heres the pic of Santa looking out the window as it was snowing...
Oh and here he finally got to the back lol...
Well thats all for now hope you enjoyed the pics.I am off to look at the pics on the other blogs.I really enjoy looking and reading what everyone else is doing...Wishing everyone a really HAPPY NEW YEAR and God bless.....................Diane

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a few pics

    We had a really nice Christmas but it seemed to go by so fast.I'd like to share a few pics with you....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Santas happy !!!!!

   It's snowing I love it.Santa is looking out the window with a big smile on his face.This is his special time of the year.This is an old Santa my daddy bought for my mom at a flea market.He's about 5' tall.It was summer time then around 1990 not sure of exact date.Dad always goes one way and mom the other.He usually just skips through but mom she takes her good old time.Well dad saw this bought it and stuck it in the car in moms seat.Well when she was walking to the car she could'nt figure who was sitting in her seat.When she saw it was Santa she just busted out laughing.
   I get my decorating from my mom.Every year she had poor dad up on a ladder putting lights all around the house outside while she did the inside.He did'nt mind cause he knew this was her thing.Mom and dad were the same age and she passed away when she was 75.So her last Christmas with us she was 74 and dad was 74 when he did all that climbing and outside decorating.They truly loved each other and cared about each others feelings.
   This is just a few of the special memories I have about mom and dad.They are both gone now mom in 93 and dad in 98.
 God truly blessed me with the most wonderful parents.I love and miss them so much but I know I will be seeing them again.
        I also got a few pics of my kittens in their first snow.....

Boo(Black) loves it ,but Mickey's not to
All for now have a great day.........................


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Real or not real

It was cold and wind was blowing felt like it could snow any time.I really felt liked making a homemade pie.Instead of the apples from a can and crust you just roll out from the frig.So hubby and I went to the fruit market and bought some apples.He helped peel and core while I made the pie dough.Hate to say how long it's been since I did this, but it's been at least 30 years.Wow that sounds awful can't believe how fast time has gone by.I've also make the salt dough pies and they looked good enough to eat.Can you tell the difference from the pics?Yes I know you can.The fakes look better lol.I forgot to brush the tops so they would brown,but they sure did taste good.
Today I am going to do some sewing.I cut out a snowman or woman yesterday.It's sewed up and ready for stuffing .Thats when it will start speaking to me what it wants to be.I'll post some pics when I know more.
Have a great day...............Diane

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pity party is over

I am so sorry I made that last post.I tried to delete it but did'nt know how.I have so much to be thankful for and hate when I get in those horrible moods.Why is it so hard to do the things you know will help.For me it's getting my bible out and just start reading or just taking the time to spend a few mins talking to the Lord.
I had my birthday on the 25th.I have to take pics of my present from my son and hubby.Its one of the faux fireplaces.I love it.I wanted one for years but would'nt get one.With my hubbys health we can't have a real one any more so this works fine for us.It looks so real unbelieveable.The kids got me things for me and for my house.They know I love candles needless to say I got those a light up makeup mirror(eyes aren't what they use to be lol),and other things I was really surprised.I am so blessed to have such thoughtfull children and grands also a couple greats lol.
I got all my rooms cleaned and that was such a worry.It's something how things can work on your mind and you don't even realize it.Every time I thought of doing something I really wanted to do like dolls or crafts.First thing popped in my mind was these rooms I really needed to take care of.My bedroom, our sons ,and my doll room.I really did'nt finish them since we moved in 1 yr ago.Well they are done and what a relief feels like a ton off my shoulders.
I don't have pics this time but will post some in my next post.Have a great day and blessing to each of you...................((HUGS))

Friday, October 23, 2009

In a pit and can't get out

I know I am not the only one that feels like this at times but it's just lasting to long.I have all these thoughts of dolls I'd like to do but thats as far as I get.I just sit and do nothing about it.I did do some much needed cleaning yesterday and felt good about that.I thought maybe with that done I'd get into my dolls today.I hate being like this.Went to the Dr a couple weeks ago and he put me on depression meds and it has helped to a point.I am not having the panic attacks like I was but still can't seem to get into my dolls.I live making dolls and creating so whats wrong???????????? I've already missed out on Halloween and if I don't soon get moving I miss Thanksgiving and Christmas.Sorry for going on like this but just had to get it off my chest and wondered if anyone else was going thru this.What did you find to help or does it just take time ??????????

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I am my own worest enemy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have procastanated halloween away and probablly will the rest of the holidays.I do this all the time and it makes me so mad at myself.I get all these ideas for dolls and I know they are good ones but thats as far as I get.I love looking at everyone's blogs and things.It even makes me feel like getting busy BUT when I get away from the puter I don't do anything.It would be so nice to have a friend that was into dolls or crafts but I don't.My mom and I did alot together but she's been gone since 93.I still misss her so much.

I have somethings started some finished that just need a little finishing touch.I thought maybe getting 1 out this evening and finishing it up would help me out of this awful pit I am in.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finally listed a doll and pics of Kittens

I finally got my doll listed on ebay.She's here of you would like to see her......

I just loved making her she's so much prettier than the pics but the best I could do.

It is so cold and windy today a good day to stay in with a hot cup of coffee and work on dolls.This is the time of the year I love the most.The leaves are turning and starting to look so pretty.I'd like to start putting some decorations up by this weekend.Just seems like there's not enough time in a day to get everything done.

A cat thats been living under our house (she adopted us).Had 5 kittens and Ibrought them in and have been taking care of them.We are trying to find them a home.They are adorable and so playfull.I'd like to keep them but can't keep all.We are keeping the cream colored one.He's the odd ball of the bunch.

They are so comical and playfull.our little dog would chase them around playing with them.Now they turned it around and chase him they have a ball.We do too just watching them.I have a friend thats trying to help find homes for them.I sure hope she can cause they would be so much enjoyment for some one and deserve a good home.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall is in the air and I am glad !!!!

I am sorry I hav'nt posted before this but Aug.has been an awful month for me.Mostly the heat I just can't take it like I use to.It seems I am not alone in this others have said the samething so I don't feel to bad about it.

This is my favorite time of the year even into winter when all the snow is blowing you won't hear me complainning at all.It's cooling off and now you can see the shadows of fall.Soon the leaves will be turning and the mountains around here are beautiful.

I have a couple dolls finished that I will be listing on ebay soon.They are the ones I dyed the wool for and love how nice it came out.

First is the black I did into a bun......
This is the blonde I did into finger curls on top of her head....

I hope to get these listed soon so I can get on to others I have dancing in my head....Have a great day and I'll be posting more now that things are getting back to normal......

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The doll in my head has given me fits from what her dress should look like to her hair style not to mention the size of her eyes.Well needless to say off went her head (3 time) but finally got what we both were happy with.Then it was with her hair. After it was all needle felted on she did'nt like the gray that was in it.It was mostly black and some brown with just a little gray here and there.Well that would'nt do so off it came.Now I had tried dyeing wool before but did'nt turn out like I hoped.After much thought I figured I'd try it again and this time I loved it.Some I did blonde and some black and it came out so pretty.

My first batch of blonde came out to dark so I used less dye and it was great.

The one on the left is after and the one on the right is before.....

I still have boxes I am unpacking 1 year after we moved.I came across a doll I had started long ago.I did'nt like how I had done it before so took all the stitches out and redid her face just to see if I could do it better.She turned out kinda cute.If you look close you can see where I moved her nose and mouth stitches,but thats ok shes my practice doll... I don't know if it's the heat or what but I just can't seem to settle down and just finish some of the things I have to finish up.I keep jumping from one thing to another which makes me feel like I am not getting anywhere.I don't know if anyone else gets like this or not but I don't like it.Hopefully next time I post things will be calmer here and I will find myself lol....

Have a great weekend.............................

Friday, July 24, 2009

I've been robbed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't hear a thing.....but someone broke into our home last night, let me tell you about it

........My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal.Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans. And then the thieves struck again.My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new butt was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.Two years ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time.What could they do to me next?When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Women of the world, wake up and smell the coffee! Those 'plastic' surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts -stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something 'lifted', look again - was it lifted from you?THIS IS NOT A HOAX. This is happening to women everywhere every night.These same thieves come in my closet and shrink my clothes! How do they do it????
WARN YOUR FRIENDS! P.S. Last year I thought some one had stolen my boobs. I was lying inbed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.
LOL have a great day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Little by little

This little dolly has been in my head for a long time.Usually I know who or what they will be as I am working on them,but not with this one.She seems to have a mind of her own.So far she told me her eyes were to be green.
Then after I did that she informed me she needed more color.So when I am finished here thats what we will be doing.She has picked the fabric she wants and the style,but that's as far as we got so far.The fabric is so pretty.I'll show you a pic but it sure does'nt show up as good as it looks.It's like black satin with metallic gold leaves and metallic pink,blue,and purple flowers on it I just love it.Also I gave her a wire armature in her arms that makes it so nice to pose her.

Well all for now I need to get busy with her she is being so demanding lol.I am hoping to get her makeup and clothing done today.Hopfully by then she'll know what hair style she wants and I'll be able to finish her this week. God bless..................

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I love you Mom thank you...

From this...................

To this.............

Those words made it worth all the aches and pains and blisters lol.Just watching him in the water having fun made it all worth whiled.Plus knowing it was finished and I did'nt have to get up the next day facing it lol.We did have a problem with the well when we first tried filling it.The well shut off and we did'nt have water for a couple days,but the well guys came out and showed my DH that the problem was in the box some kind of safety thing.We thanked the Lord for that we thought it was going to cost us a lot of money to fix it.We've had so much trouble with it since we had the well put in.
So most of my outside projects are done.I would like to put up an old water pump we have out at the pond.Then I can start doing my dolls again.I have lots of ideas and can't wait to get started.It is hard in the summer especially when you have kids.They always have things they want to do.Jordan has 1 boy around here he plays with but his mom and dad arn't together so half the time he's at his dads.I hate seeing him by his self so my DH and I try doing things with him.He plays video games but I don't like seeing him sit at that all day either.We are getting fishing licenses so we can take him fishing.He loves fishing but don't want to eat them.He throws them back in which is fine with me.
Well all for now God bless and I'll get better at posting now that I am getting caught up around here............Have a great day !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thought I was about done

The pond is about done have to plant a few more flowers and we might put in an old water pump a friend gave us.Also started digging for our sons pool.We told him to use this one this year and if the well gives us no trouble next year we'll get him a bigger one.To tell the truth I am glad this pool isn't any bigger this digging is about killing me lol.I can't wait to get all this done so I can get back to my dolls.

I love being outside and doing things but the digging is hard and I never saw so many rocks.My DH tried helping this morning but it's way to much for him with his heart and lungs in such bad shape.Jordan our 11 yr old son has been so helpful he really worries about his daddy too.Tyson(the pup) he's something else he's white but when he are done he's as dirty as he can get.He loves digging and rolling in the soft dirt...

We added the waterfall here and filling it up..........This is the starting of the pool................

DH has to get the sand Monday they were closed today.Hopefully Jordan will be able to start using it next week..............

I have so many things I want to do but just not enough time.I have all these dolls going through my head and dying to get started on them.So that helps me push myself to get this stuff done lol...........have a great and safe weekend.............

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's the ponds fault and few doll pics

I got the idea to put in a pond.It semed like an easy project I did it before,but that was 10 years ago at our old house.I can tell you one thing my body isn't what it use to be thats for sure.I am so thankful my son wanted to help I could'nt have did it.He's only 11,but he really did great.Then we got some greatly appreciated help from our grandson inlaw.My husband wanted to help,but with his heart condition there was no way...

This was our 1st day

This was day 2

Couple days later our help

We have the dirt around,but have to add the waterfall.We should have that done by the weekend.It has been rainning so much we can't finish it now.

In the mean time I have been practicing on some doll heads.Finally I think I have the eyes going the way I want them.I just cut out a new doll and got it sewed up this morning.So hope to have her together tonight.

Here's a couple heads I have practiced on.One has eyes to small to high other is to big...

Well have to go make some lunch.The kids only had a half a day,and same tomorrow with that being their last day in school.Hope you have a great day God bless...........