Friday, April 30, 2010

More magnets!

Twelve more delightful magnets that I've finished up.  I like the way they turned out.  Still working on ten new dolls, a little at a time.  I'm spending a lot of time with my family these days, it's my top priority right now.  As I've posted previously my Dad has brain cancer and he is going through treatment now.  There are a lot of close family members flying in to see him.  We're making beautiful memories and trying to stay positive no matter what is in our future.  It's hard to do sometimes but I'm so lucky to have a  family we hold eachother up and when one of us is down the others bring us back up.  Yesterday my brother called me he said "hurry over we're having a apple pie and ice cream party", you better believe I did forget the makeup I just got dressed and got over there, YUM, what fun that was!!!  Family, what would I do without you! 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tulips are brighter now!

I took this picture yesterday of my tulips, they are prettier than they were at the beginning of the week so thought I would post an updated version of them.  I'm so glad I planted these I think it was at least 10 years ago now, they give such cheerful color every spring and so far have never failed to please.  I planted 50 bulbs that time, it was so much work but well worth it don't you think!  Today is a rainy Saturday here but that's good we need the nice slow rain SO bad we haven't had any for such a long time.  When the rain stops and the sun comes out WOW it's going to be bright green, nature has been waiting for this!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Magnet LOVE!

I'm having fun making super cute magnets!  These are six of them that I've finished so far and I have a bunch more almost finished.  Just a little something new to add to my shows.  It's been a way to get creative while being super busy with other things lately.  I can work on them a little bit at a time here and there.  I'm also making ten new dolls, bodies are done now onto the clothes. 
I can't believe it's already Friday the week flew by!!!  Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring beauty!

My tulips, phlox and hyacinth are blooming, yippee!  Everyday is just a little bit brigher and more colorful here in central MN .  I just LOVE spring flowers, green grassbright green leaves on the trees and even dandelions because it means summer will be right around the corner my favorite time of year!  Yesterday was such a nice warm day it was in the low 70's, today it's a little chilly and has a cold breeze but sunny. 
I'll be stuffing dollie parts today, it's not my favorite part of doll making but they won't get to be dollies without that part so that's what I'll be doin today stuffing my fingers to the bone, haha.  I am also finishing up some cute magnets too, something new, fun to make since I can get really creative the ideas are endless! 
Hope your all having a wonderful spring week, don't forget to take time to smell the flowers!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Birdie" and "Sasha"

These two cutie's are "Birdie and "Sasha" my newest creations.  I listed them on my Etsy page today.  They're both ready for Spring!  Fun bright colors.
I'm sewing dolly bodies today, it' my first whole day back to crafting in a long while, it feels good.  So now I gotta get back to work.  Hope your all having a good week!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Life is a rollercoaster!

Life has been like riding on a rollercoaster for me and my family lately.  This picture was taken on Saturday, we took Mom and Dad out to there summer camp for the day.  They had such a nice day there it was a gorgeous day.  My niece Chandra took Grampa down by the river looking for rocks she could use for hot stone massage since she is a massage therapist.  One minute complete joy then deep sadness, laughing then crying.  Yesterday was my Mom's 75 birthday and my Dad's first chemo and radiation treatment for a brain tumor.  The day started out with a fun breakfast together, then 11 am cancer treatment for Dad then delicious birthday lunch, then shopping with Mom at her favorite store, then pizza party in the evening.  I think Mom had a good birthday.  We are just trying to find joy in everything we can and live moment to moment memory to memory.  I guess that's all you can do, stay positive and enjoy eachother. 
I'm hoping to slip a little time in each day for creating.  I working on some new dollies now and I purchased a bunch of supplies for great new things to start on. 
Remember to enjoy the little things since they are the BEST things in life!!!  Hugs!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I listed both of these new dollies on my Etsy page this week.  I am hoping to find time to list a couple other cuties in the next few days.  
My birthday was on Thursday, I had such a fun day.  It started out with breakfast with my Mom, Dad and my brother Al, then Al and I went for a couple hours to a casino, then we picked up my brother David who lives in Florida from the airport, he flew in to surprise my parents for the weekend.  Out that evening for dinner and drinks with my hubby, 4 of my siblings, 2 of my kids, niece and her boyfriend.  Great day!
It's another beautiful sunny day here, going to be in the 60's which is above average for Minnesota in April.  I know that doesn't sound too warm for you southerners out there but we are loving it here.  I'll be out enjoying it and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend too!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter and Hello Spring!

Happy Easter and Hello Springtime! 
I found this nice little surprise blooming in my garden.  Even though my gardens are still covered in leaf mulch these springtime beauties still popped up to say hello.  This means spring is officially on it's way here.  The sun is shining brightly this morning but the wind is making it chilly out.  I think it's supposed to be in the low 60's for a high today. 
Hope you have a wonderful Easter and don't forget to enjoy the sweet little surprises of Spring!