Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you have a spooktacular day! These are some of the pumpkins my husband Gordy made for our Sept craft show. Again this year we sold all of them. What a big hit they have been!
I'm still working on a bunch of new dollies. Today is going to be in the 60's and sunny so I am going to coffee stain them and put (sounds too sad to say hang) them on the line to dry. That works so much better than having to dry them inside. So coming soon 24 new dollies!
I wonder if we will get any trick or treaters here tonight? Last year we only had about 8 or so. When our kids were little all the other kids in the neighborhood were little to so we used to go through TONS of candy. Sometimes people from the city come out here so you never know how many we will have from year to year. So I am prepared.
Have a safe and happy day!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm here!

Hi, I'm still here! Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, not much to talk about. That's good though I like my life to be calm and quiet. I've been busy making dolls. I have the bodies all stuffed, today I will be painting there legs and making there clothes. I may be in a little over my head, I have 24 dolls started, whew. I don't usually make such large numbers at one time. I'm making 6 different styles though. I'll hopefully have pictures of the new little cutie's on here this week. We had our first site of snow here yesterday, luckily none of it stuck, it melted right when it hit the ground, yeah! Today it's really windy and cold but it's supposed to warm up again towards the weekend. I have lots to do outside yet to get my yard ready for winter so the warmer weather will be welcome. My husband and I adopted the road we live on so we also need to pick up the ditches before it gets too cold. We usually clean them in the spring and fall. Well I best get busy doll making!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Three more little party purses!

I finished these 3 little party purses up today. Two of them are fancy and one is more casual. I like the way they all turned out, I hope my customers do too. I am now working on lots and lots of dollies. I'm making about 6 different sizes and styles so I'll have lots of new dolls for my next show which is November 22nd in North Branch MN. Nothing else is new and exciting today to write about so I guess I'll go curl up on the couch and watch some TV, have a great night!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Little party purses.

I got these two little party purses finished up today and I'm working on three more, they're all a little different. They are so much cuter in person! I made myself one like this last year for dress up and love it so I thought I would make some to sell. They all have pretty silk lining in them and the outsides are decorated with lots of cool trims. They're so light and easy to carry and they are just the right size for necessities for a night out, I even put a cell phone pocket in each one.
My husband started up our wood stove tonight to get the chill off. Can you believe it is that time already! It's supposed to be cool, and rainy until the weekend now here. I guess it's a good time to stay inside and work on my crafts right!

Friday, October 17, 2008

They're Off!

My husband took this picture this morning, can't really see my Mom in the passenger seat though. My parents left this morning to winter in Arizona. It was sad having them go but I'm happy for them that they are able to do what they love to do. My Dad LOVES getting out on the road. They have a place here for the summer from April until the middle of Oct. but then go south for the winter. Our relationship is very close so it will be hard not having them close by until next spring. I'm going to go to Arizona sometime this winter to break up the 6 months. I hope they have tons of fun, warm sunshine and stay healthy.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Check out this beautiful quilt giveaway!

Elizabeth Cranmer from Pigtails and Snails: Quilt Giveaway is giving this beautiful quilt away so pop on over to her blog to sign up to win it. I would LOVE to win it, such pretty colors isn't it.

Men's glasses case

I thought these would be nice inexpensive Christmas gifts or stocking staffer's for the guys on your list. My son asked for one when he saw the ladies glasses cases but said it had to be in manly material so I made these out of camo material. The only thing is they will be hard to find since they are made out of camo, lol. I am selling them for $8 each so let me know if you want to order any. I gotta get busy now so have a great day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New wool purse!

I made this neat little purse yesterday out of recycled old wool sweater scraps. I love the way it turned out, these are some of my favorite color combinations. It's a fun size for just carrying a few necessities for shopping or night life. I am gonna make some other style purses with recycled wool now since this one turned out so cute. The possibilities are endless for new ideas and styles in purse making, I LOVE it!!! I'm going to start making dolls this week. I need to stock up on some new dollies for my next show for all of the lovely ladies that are such fans of my dolls. It is so nice to be appreciated!
Hope you are all having a good week so far.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I LOVE my new purse!

Thought I'd share a picture of the purse I made myself on Friday. The picture doesn't do it justice though. I bought an old table runner at an antique store about a year and a half ago and wasn't sure what I would use it for but loved the colors and texture, the design sticks out and is velvety like. I've been wanting to make myself a new purse for a while now so on Friday I started looking through my stash and found this old table runner. It turned out perfect I think. I got tons of compliments on it yesterday at the Woman's Showcase that my sister and I went to yesterday. Now a bunch of other people want one like it but it's a one of a kind. I guess I would sell it if the price was right, lol. I'll have to search for other cool table runners to make purses with now I guess.
We have a gloomy, drizzly day here in central MN, hope it's sunny where you are. Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I finished up a bunch of glasses cases

I made a bunch more glasses cases since they were such a big hit at my last show. I am selling them for $8 each. I made them in a bunch of fun colorful material, some of them have Flamingo's on them, so cute. They are great gifts for people on your Christmas list don't you think, hehe. They can be machine washed and line dried. I have one in my purse and LOVE it for my sunglasses. Let me know if you want to buy some.
My brother and I are going out to my Mom and Dad's today to help them pack up their motor home so they can head south for the winter, lucky them! I am gonna miss them terribly! I sure wish I could go south before winter hits, as most of you know I HATE winter! I am going to enjoy the nice day today though it is supposed to be sunny and high 60's. Bye now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's my little sister's birthday today!

Happy Birthday Renee! Today is my baby sister Renee's birthday! She has been through a lot in the last year and has come out stronger and better for it, I am VERY proud of her. She moved here to MN a year ago from Colorado with her daughter and they are both doing amazing, they are two strong women! You go girls!!! I'm so happy to have them living here in MN. Have a GREAT birthday Renee and many, many more!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I finished these purses today!

I finished making these 2 purses plus another one for an order today. They all turned out super cute, if I do say so myself, lol. This style purse is my favorite that I have made so far, it is so roomy and really comfy to carry. Love the pockets on the front for my keys! I am selling these for $72 each so if your interested let me know and it's yours. They are machine washable too, which I think is so important.
We had a birthday party last night here at our house for my baby brother who turned 42 on the 2nd, my dad who turned 75 yesterday and my sister who will be 49 on Tuesday. So much fun, I love family time! Hope you all had a good weekend too!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I'm here!

Hi, everyone! I'm still here, sorry I haven't posted for a while, I've been busy trying to get back on track. I am making some purses, one of them is for an order from Little Falls, I am so appreciative for the sweet woman's patience that is waiting for it. I've also been making more recycled wool mittens and hat sets. I will post pictures of them on here soon. They were a huge hit last year, they're so warm and cozy and really cute too. We will all need them soon, it's really cold here this morning, I think it froze last night, brrrrrrrrrr. I covered my tomatoe and zuccinni plants last night, I hate the thought of not being able to go out to the garden for fresh veggies. I didn't bother covering my flower plants, I decided to just let them go, sad huh. I am NEVER ready for cold weather to come but this year it seems way to fast! It is supposed to be beautiful today and part of tomorrow then gloomy cool and rainy for a few days so hopefully I'll get to enjoy some of the nice weather this weekend, hope you all have a fun and safe weekend.