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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Almost here!

Almost 1 week before Christmas and I am ready to start sewing and designing all over again for Spring!
With the shows being over and decoration done,shopping done well almost all I have to do is go to the bank and get my gift cards for my own kids and their spouses I am bored! Sitting just watching TV is not my thing, I have to be doing something, I keep sketching new designs for dolls and other things as soon as they pop into my head.
Our son from Brazil is as excited to come for Christmas as I am. He will call just to tell me how many more days we have left!! He also keeps wanting to know how cold it is here...they are in for a surprize when they get off of the airplane! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR lol  It is 85 to 90 there at night time and during the day it gets up there really high...wish they could pack some of that up when they come!
Tomorrow night we are having Santa stop in my daughters house while we are all there to surprize the kids! I am going to be so bummed when they all get older and stop believing,  right now they are into the magic elves and everything.
well off to make dinner so until later Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

One more show and a Free Pattern

I am so glad this weekend is my last show of the year. I have been sewing for the fall-winter shows for months!!I am looking forward to a break and to decorate my house and to get things ready for my guests that are coming to stay for Christmas!
I have a free pattern for you to download if I can figure it out again how to do it! LOL html and me don't work well together. sometimes I get it right and sometimes I don't!
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     Well can't figure out how to just link this the right way but hey it is working so enjoy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

I am still stuffed!!

Why is it on thanksgiving day we eat so much? LOL  I am still full from yesterday but we had a fantastic holiday. I cooked for 16 and they are all coming back today for leftovers. I took a new picture of all of my grandkids and am so proud of them I am going to share the picture!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I am so excited!

We have hosted  AFS students from Brazil and Germany and we keep in touch with Otavio from Brazil.  He just called and he and his wife is coming for Christmas to stay with us!!! I am so excited!!!! We have accepted him just like our own son and the memories of him being here for a year back in 1990 is just like it was yesterday!  I can't wait!
I am working on more crafts for craft shows. I have everything done for the shows that all I had to do was drop off my inventory to the people and they set it up and take care of everything. I hope all of the hard work makes it worth while.
Prim Mart Ezshoppes is having their Christmas craft show starting Nov. 3 to the 17th  and I have a small booth there . If you would like to check it out my link is

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crazy Month!

I am so glad this month is almost over! We did are craft show at Seven Springs Pa. and it was great! As I commented before I commited myself to 2 shows that I don't have to be there for which is nice but....that means I have to have inventory for both of them and plus inventory for a show that is going to be at the same time that I am doing so now I am sewing, stuffing and painting like a mad woman to get more inventory!!
In the mean time we had to go out of town for 4 days to Georiga for a funeral for my great nephew that was in a car accident and passed away. He was only 11 years old and the funeral procession has 64 cars,  over 600 people at the chapel and the lines to greet the visitors was long! R.I.P. Josh.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!!!!

 Home from vacation and had a wonderful, relaxing time with our best friends and the weather was perfect! Loved getting up early to watch the sun rise on the ocean, just breath taking, walking the beach and sitting on the beach is my kind of life!
Now I am soooooo busy trying to get ready for more shows! Seven Springs show is next week and then I have the Barn show and to top all of this a lady called me tonight and begged me to do her open house show! I tried to tell her I don't have enough inventory to do hers because it is the same time I am doing the barn show but she really wants me to do hers too and is gonna call me back on friday for a answer! AM I CRAZY????  I think I am gonna do it! There will be alot of sleepless nights but we could use the extra finances so it will be worth it.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Craft Show Pictures

Here is pictures of my set-up. The show was GREAT today, hoping tomorrow is as good! I had only 4 candles left and over 1/2 of my dolls are all gone so I have to gather some more stuff for tomorrow!
I could of strangled my hubby today ....a lady wanted this 1 raggedy doll but I had it made on a pillow and she wanted it with legs and guess what I had to do when I got home! yep ..hubby told her I would be "happy to change it and I would have it Sunday for her!

Craft Show Season is Here!

Set up tonight for my craft show this weekend! I am hoping this is as good as it was last year! I have new raggedies,wreaths, halloween items, purses, electric candles, and I started making tarts. I will take a picture tomorrow of my set-up and post it. The weather tomorrow is suppose to be nice and they always have a nice crowd.....keeping my fingers crossed!
I have been sewing for weeks and I am not ready for my other shows. Trying to have a nice inventory because for one of my shows I don't need to be there, just drop off my crafts and they do all of the rest, so I booked another show the same time as that one, looks like there will be lots of late nights trying to get done.
We are going on vacation  to Mrtyle Beach too this week and I plan on taking some crafts with me to work on . We have been going there every year since 1981 and we love it. My best girlfriend moved there and when we get together it is like we have never been apart. Can't wait to see her.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lost a Dear Friend This Week

I lost a dear friend this week to cancer. RIP Kathy.
I met Kathy in 2006 at PrimMarts 1st year convention. Everyone that came that year was nervous about meeting each other since we only really knew each other through a forum on the web! We all have web sites hosted by Shelly of PrimMart. Kathy and her Mom Maggie, sat at my table and I was so glad and we hit it off instantly! We were just about the oldest girls there! We talked, shopped, and crafted together all weekend . The friendship  grew and it just seemed like we knew each other forever. I am so thankful to have met her and I will miss e-mailing back and forth to each other .
I pray that God has his loving arms around her and she is now not suffering .
Love ya Kathy and will miss you and will see you again in Heaven.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Naked doll bodies everywhere!

I have naked doll bodies all over my dining room table and on my coffee table! Maybe tomorrow I will get a chance to sew  and get some of them dressed.  Still trying to get a decent inventory build up for my fall and winter shows and I think of something I want to make and instead of finishing what I already started I go ahead and make another doll! 
We didn't get to go to camp this weekend because my DIL had surgery on friday and I am keeping the kids here  so she dosen't have to bother with them. They have been so good for me but I know they are wanting their mommy.
I am counting down to our vacation 41 days!!!!!! I can't wait to see my best girlfriend and spend 7 days on the beach! We have been going to Mrtyle Beach for 29 years and I love it! September is a perfect time to go because most of the tourist is gone and kids are back in school and the beach is pretty much deserted!
my carpal tunnel in my wrists have been giving me trouble big time! It wakes me up at night and I can't lift anything without wanting to screem! Anyone have any suggestion for a remedey???

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lovin my new graphics !

I love to change my graphics on my website and Carrie from did a wonderful job! Thank you Carrie :) Check out her site! I sent her a picture of the little dolls I made and she added them to the webset. I keep going to my site and looking at them I am really  pleased. Did I say I love my new graphics!!
I am busy sewing for my craft shows and I am pleased with what I have made so far. My camera needs charged so I couldn't snap any pictures of what I have made so far but I promise next time I post I will show you. Witches, scarecrows, pumpkins, and candy corn! I will be putting them on my etsy site and my website too for sale as soon as I can so be watching for them!
I have been flea marketing and I found this little reproduction of this doll buggy that I just had to have and was pleasantly surprized to find a dolly inside which was a antique!

She is cracked just a little bit and she needs clothes:) but I only paid 10.00 for the buggy and her! I don't know much about antique dolls and would love to know how old she is so if anyone knows anything about this doll please leave me a comment.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Humidity is awful!

After the winter we had I am not complaining about the tempature but the humidity here is a killer! I have COPD and it is hard to breathe in this humidity!
4th of July weekend is over and we had a nice family get together at camp. Everyone was there and the kids had a blast, swimming, biking, and playing with their cousins. The fireworks this year wasn't that great but we watched them anyhow. I also think to myself the money they spend on fireworks and to see them go up in smoke is terrible:(  I almost sound like a fireworks scrooze huh !!
Started sewing for my fall shows, and got some pumpkins made and witches. I still got to go through my inventory of fall items put away to see what I actually need to make more of. Maybe tomorrow I will do that if I get ambitious to pull out my inventory in the cellar.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Had a nice weekend!

Just got home from camp and had a beautiful weekend. It was nice and quiet, just Duff and I were there.  The weather was perfect, hot and a breeze from the lake made it really comfortable to sit outside and just relax. I did work on some dolls and finished three of them and started on some witches for my show at Seven Springs but I really can't get myself in the mood for fall or winter stuff yet! I am trying though because I have to be ready, my best girlfriend just booked a beach house and I will be going there in Sept  for a week and I don't want to wait till the last minute to get items made.
I am excited too that I won a super nice giveaway from Shakerwood Quilts Blog. I won thimbleberries fabric! can't wait to receive it! Thank you Cathi..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

School's Out!!

Schools out for my grandkids and I will be watching them everyday again for the summer! I love watching them :) they are active 7 year olds (4 of them) and 1  five year old ! Oh there are days that I want to run and hide when they are all here but I learnt long ago to shut there bickering and fighting with each other, not to put me insane!!!! Hubby put up the swimming pool on saturday so we will be spending alot of time outside, I take my crafting with me and sit on the porch and work while they are spashing in the pool!
My craft-flea market went well at camp and I am working on more dolls, purses, and trying to get in the mood for making fall and winter items.
Well I better get off of the computer and go to bed.....getting up at 6:30 will be here before I know it.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Where does the time go???

It just seems that I updated my blog just too notice it as been awhile! My mom always said that the older you get the days just fly by and I never thought that was possible but.......guess what... she was right!
I want to thank everyone that has e-mailed me and posted about drawing  the differant faces for a doll. I didn't think I 'd get as many e-mails as I did!
I picked up my craft inventory from the barn last week and I was thrilled that alot of dolls and electric candles sold there. I really love that show now I can't wait till the Christmas show to be here. Better start crafting early for that one.
This weekend will be the first craft-flea market at our camp for this year and I have been going thru dolls that I don't take to shows anymore. I mark them down a little bit just to get the dolls adopted:) they can't be orphans forever! I also am making some summer scents electric candles for this weekend. My favorite one is Orange dreamsickle and I also like cucmber melon for summer.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Craft Show at the Barn

Last weekend and this weekend is the big craft show at the barn that is so unique! I love doing this one. All I do is drop my crafts off and Julie and her husband decorates this old time barn with antiques, and arranges everyones crafts around the barn! I tried to take some pictures but they were so busy when I went it was hard to take them.  People everywhere!! I saw 2 people while I was there carrying my dolls around to purchase and I was excited about that!! When the show is over they will total everything I sold and they take a percentage and pack up all of my items and call me and I will pick up my money and my stuff!! They do it all! Hope I sell lots:)
I have been getting ready for a show at my camp over Memorial Day weekend. Making Bear wreaths, dolls,and electric candles.
Can you believe it will soon be that time of the year?
My grandkids will be soon out of school for the summer and we still havew to level up the swimming pool so they can swim but hubby said it will be done so I shouldn't worry but I am until it is all done!

Monday, April 19, 2010

EEK!!!!!! and Free Pattern

This weekend my daughter opened up her trailer and found dead mice ALL THRU IT! They must of gotten in some how over the winter and with all of the snow they couldn't get back out! As I was sitting making the cute mices out of muslin she was cleaning from top to bottom of her trailer! She threw out blankets and rugs and anything that those little creatures damaged. I felt sorry for herbut she was lucky they didn't eat thru her mattress or cushions.

I have been playing around with some faces for Annies! I made them into a FREE pdf file for you to download. 36 differant faces in all. Sometimes when creating a Annie the face is the most important part of a doll and these will give you ideas! Mix them up if you want too even!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Camp.....Here I come!!!!

We opened up camp April 10th and I am so excited!! We had no damage to our property from the bad winter we had but we took a ride around and saw alot of damage to other peoples places!Trailer roofs were squashed down , trees were fallen over on trailers, carports were down  and damage to some that were on repair! I springed cleaned two rooms there already and will finish my bedroom and bathroom this week. Here is asome pictures of my Living room and Kitchen at camp.
I love crafting there and honestly get more done over a weekend than I do here at home. We are right beside the lake and I can look out and it is so peaceful and relaxing.
My last craft show is almost here at the barn and I made some more dolls and sweeper covers. Trying to think of differant stuff since Easter is over and this show is more about gardens and American items and everyday pieces. Have a Nice Day!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Craft shows are almost over

Hi  I have been busy with craft shows! I have done 3 already for spring and I have 1 more to get ready for, which is the one I love doing!! It is in a old barn andall I have to do for this one is take my items to the barn and give them a inventory of what I have and they do all of the work! I will take pictures of the barn and post them when it is time cause you won't believe how beautiful and cozy the barn looks when they are all done decorating it with all of the crafters items!
The first 3 shows were great! Dolls were flying off the shelf and so was easter items. I almost sold out of my electric candles so now I am hustleing to restock them.  The economy is still bad here but I was surprized people were buying!! 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

First Show for Spring 2010

My first show is this Saturday. I have been sewing dolls, pillows, painting , and making electric candles and I think I am ready!!
I asked for permission from Renae at My Little Raggedy Blessings to use her great vintage graphics she makes  for some pillows and she said yes and I want to show you a couple of them
I love them!

This is a new show for me so I hope it is worth my while! You never know if a show will be good or not.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

41 Years ago!!

I can't believe on March 7th, I will be married to the the greatest guy  I know for 41 years!!
It sure dosen't seem that long and I am so blessed to have him. We do everything together and he even goes to all of my craft shows and helps me set up and he is such a good sells person that he even sells more than I do! He is a keeper for sure!! Love ya Duff!
Snow is starting to melt around here and I can actually see some of my grass in the backyard! Spring is just around the corner and it will be so nice to see the flower buds start to poke thru the ground. We usually open up our camp the beginning of April but they have had more snow than we have and you can't even drive into the place so even though I am anxious to get there we have to wait till the roads get opened.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentrines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to everyone. I know I am a day late but none the less I still wanted to wish everyone a nice day.
We are getting more SNOW today! we already have about 30 inches out there from the last 2 snowfalls and more is coming. My girlfriend sent me a e-mail  with this picture and I thought it was exactly how I felt!

I belong to a great group of artists called Old Farmhouse Gathering on  and we are starting our Spring Fling Celebration! So make sure you check out and type in OFGSFC to find all the great items the artists are making and selling

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Good week for Sewing!

I have been busy sewing all week! It has been so cold here this week and I am starting to get ready for my spring shows. I am so relaxed when I get to do what I love doing! I know there are others just like me that feels that way. Some of my friends don't understand how I can feel so good about making dolls but I absolutly love what I do!!

I will have a pattern soon made for American Annie. I still have to tweak her a little bit and the Bunny doll I adapted from a Sweet Meadow Farms design.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I am Dreaming of Warmer Weather!

I am so sick and tired of seeing snow and this bitter cold weather! I know I am not the only one that feels that way and there is not a thing we can do about it! I have always said I should live in the south...but it is cold there too!Oh well we can all dream of warmer days ahead...
I have been designing and sewing and just finished this doll and shamrock door hanger and will be placing them in my etsy shops later today.
I have a few more designs in the works and will post them when I have them done.

I have another free pattern for you to download:) This is a easy pattern to make for Valentines Day called Two Of Hearts. Enjoy├ť

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Two Of HeartsPattern