Sunday, January 31, 2010

All done!

They're done! I listed the rabbit in the 3rd picture today on my Etsy page and it sold right away and it will be on it's way to Canada tomorrow morning. I will list the rabbit in the 1st picture tomorrow and one in the 2nd on Tuesday. I love the way they turned out. There was so much detail in these I didn't think I would ever get them finished but I did and oh they are so sweet, even cuter in person!
I had a nice weekend I hope you all did too!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Cutie's In Progress!

I have these three cutie's to finish up today. They are tons of work lots of details. I can't wait to see what they look like when they have they're personalities. That's the most fun for me is the finishing the rest can be kinda boring sometimes. I know I can't get to the fun part though without the rest so that's what keeps me going. I have a great new idea swimming around in my head for a St Pat's Annie with big kissable lips so stay tuned for her.
Stay warm and have a fun weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's COLD here!

This picture says it all, brrrrrrrrrrrrr frigid out today, the high is 5 degrees for the day today.  The sun is out though so that helps a little bit, I think I'll stay inside where it's warm and work on finishing up three adorable rabbits I'm making.  If I just keep working hard I'll have more time to spend outside when it does warm up right....awww the thought of tulips blooming, I can't wait!!! 
My hopes of flying somewhere warmer during these cold winter months is on hold right now because we have a more important need to be here close by.  My 87 year old father in law is going to have open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve in the next few weeks.  VERY scarey but necessary or he will not make it much longer.  He has a 10% chance of major complications and a 30% chance of minor complications at his age.  He is in good overall health otherwise.  All of the opinions from the experts are for him to go for it.  It's going to be a bumpy ride.
Well I have to get to work now I'm at the home stretch with my rabbits, the fun part now giving them personalities!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Four NEW dolls finished up!

I just finished up these four new dolls today.  The top three are Lovey, I listed her in my Etsy shop today.  The last one is Lucky I'll list her tomorrow.  Pop on over and take a look at them, they are WAY cuter in person!  I LOVE the way they turned out, so cheerful and happy looking aren't they! 
Hope your week is going good!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Valerie Valentine's dolls have new homes!

All three new Valerie Valentine's dolls that I just finished yesterday have great new homes,yippee!  I LOVE the way these dolls turned out.  Each one is a little different but all are 15" with round heads, unique in there own special ways.  I've started some more Valentine/Love Annie's now "Lovey" is her name.  I will hopefully get them finished in the next couple days so they can arrive in their new homes by Valentines Day.  Lots and lots of new ideas for dolls waiting in my head to be made oh my, my head is spinning!  One at a time though, one at a time!
It's sunny here today, YES, finally some sunshine!  It's going to be in the 30's a heat wave here, lol!  Maybe an afternoon walk is in order today!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meet Valerie Valentine's Day Annie

Meet "Valerie" Valentine's Day Annie, 15" of cuteness.  I finished her today then put her in my Etsy shop, so go on over an check her out.  I have two more to finished up then I'll post pictures of them too.  I found out recently it's better to list one item a day rather than a bunch of items the same day, you get more lookers that way since they come up as fresh items/just listed.  I seem to learn something new every week about listing on Esty there are so many different parts to it, fun! 
I had to run to the post office today to mail out "Kids Safe Annie" with the pink dress to her new home.  It has finally warmed up a little here this week, which has brought foggy kinda dreary weather but at least it isn't so frigid it's in the 30's today.  I wish we could have sunshine and 30's though that would even be better.  I will be happy if the streets, sidewalks and driveways get melted off, they have been so treacherous, I even slipped in my driveway last week, scarey but I didn't get hurt.  One of the news guys interviewed a doctor in the cities that said this has been one of the worst years he can remember for slipping on the ice injuries. 
My 86 year old father in law is going to have open heart surgery sometime soon for aortic valve replacement.  Very scarey but necessary he has been going downhill fast and will continue without the surgery.  We are hoping he will have a fast and problem free recovery. 
Hope your week is going good!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NEW Kid's Safe Annie's

I just finished up these two adorable "Kid's Safe Annie's".  They are 14" tall and can be machine washed cold water, gentle cycle and then line dried.  The sweet little dresses and bloomers can be taken off, the dress has Velcro on the back and the bloomers have an elastic waist.  I pre washed all of the materials and didn't use any buttons so they would be safe for even the littlest doll lover. 
Now I am off to finish up three Valentine Annies!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Antique store goodies!

Look what I found!  Cute little goodies at an antique store in Omaha NE last weekend.  I'm going to put them with some cute dollies I'm gonna make.  I LOVE finding little treasures that are cute and unique like these.  It gives me inspiration to create!  I have started three Valentine dolls that will be holding vintage Valentine cards.  I'll post pictures of them when they're done then I'll put them in my Etsy shop. 
We are still in the deep freeze here in MN but 30 degree temps are in next weeks forecast so that is something to look forward to, it's going to feel like the tropics, lol, sad but true though. 
Stay warm and cozy, and have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Zoe's 8 today!

Today is my Zoe's 8th birthday!  I found her a organic, healthy dog cookie that looked like a birthday cake.  She ate it so fast though I couldn't get a good picture of how cute it was. At least she loved it, yum, yum!  Most days she still acts like she's a puppy, I hope that she stays that way for a long time.  She is loved and pampered here by lots of people.  Happy Birthday Dear Zoe and PLEASE have many more!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Fun New Year's weekend in Grand Island NE

We had a super fun New Year's weekend in Grand Island NE!  Gordy and I met our daughter and son in law & sister and brother in law halfway from where they live in CO and where we live in MN for a short but sweet trip over the weekend.  It was wonderful to see them!  We'll have to do it again sometime!  Maybe a warmer island next time?!!!  Warm people frigid temps it was super cold there.   We are in the deep freeze here up north!  It was -15 degrees here in central MN this morning when we got up, brrrrrrrrrrrrr!  I don't know when it's supposed to warm up here either this weeks forecast looks COLD so I guess I'll just have to stay inside where it's warm and create new things for Valentines Day, Easter and spring. 
Hope all of you had a terrific New Year's weekend too and that you have a Happy and Healthy New Year!