Monday, January 4, 2010

Got this book in the mail today! YAY ME!!! Of course I am chomping at the bit to get into it, but I am making myself finish the order I have for a princess dress first. How agonizing! I can see I am going to need another suitcase.

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Here is a project I actually completed this week. The original idea belongs to the brilliant lady behind this blog " Old Days-Old Ways. She has such terrific ideas. This entire cape and hat set cost a total of $1.34. I paid a buck for two Santa hats on clearance, and 34 cents for a yard of satin ribbon. The buttons and thread I already had. I think it turned out pretty good. I am happy with it.

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Yes, I know the poor dear has no clothes on underneath. Forgive me this time. I could not be bothered to sort thru this to come up with something....

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The suitcase is a vintage Samsonite that I got for 3 bucks at our local thrift store. It is in mint condition. When I was a little girl I always wanted a real suitcase filled with real dollclothes. I finally have it. I am 47 years old folks and living my childhood dream here.

You can see tiny little underwear on the top of the pile. Those were created from a tutorial written by the very same lady who wrote the cape tutorial. I told ya she was brilliant.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I have been spending long hours at work since Christmas day due to unforseen staffing problems. Long story short, someone quit because she was mad that I was not able to give her New Year's Day off. Sigh! Boy does that girl have some growing up to do. Anyway, the silver lining is that I actually had a good time with my staff while there. We played music, sang and just laughed a lot. It was sort of a blessing in disguise. I have now hired a very capable lady to replace the brat, and life goes on.

I did suffer from grandson withdrawals though, so this past Thursday, I spent my one and only day off playing with him. We made a hot mess of the living room with all the toys and other activities we chose to do, but it was lots of fun.

Intently coloring a picture for Meme's fridge...


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And as he calls it, making funny hair...

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