Saturday, December 18, 2010
AND!!! I hope it doesnt share the fate of another pkg I sent out --which has bounced around for a couple of weeks under the guise of Priority Mail--ANYway Before I get too busy here I want to wish "everyone" the happiest of Holidays and the Bestest of New Years---
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My Mom --at almost 94 -- as she puts it..has decided to return things!! YOu guessed it--these two Santas were made for her--and now she has sent them "home"!! WHew!! she kept the jackets and clothes I made her-- hohohoOh-- MY Cant even find the words for this one.....psssss Yes --SOmeone noticed that we had strung lights on our bulb tree--Not necessary-- and not as fun to do --but we try most anything around here as you know---Maybe that is why we experience the most unusual things all year long!?!?!?!?!
Now isnt this a perfect lil holiday tree for someone in a nursing home!? Grab one of those green foam cones they sell (even at the dollar store--I believe mine is the DOllar Tree)or if you wish -- the floral dept of a craft store and a box of inexpensive bulbs and pull out the hanger and add airdryclay to the hole left but the missing hanger-- and then add a toothpick--in the adc-- Let it dry and then arrange your bulbs on the cone --SO simple and so colorful for a holiday treat for someone!
Four Names have been pulled..Now to wrap them--- and get all the snailmailaddies----- I am still grumbling about some lost mail.. so maybe I should go ups or fedex-----with these Crazzee thing about all this is the regular mail got thru and the ones I sent Priority and had to be signed for and all that jazz are the ones missing...hmmm all those things must signal "Lookee" this one is a goodie!!!YA think???GRRRRRRRRRRR
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
hERE IS THE GIVEAWAYS---and a PS..I am constantly being asked if I have an ETSY SHOP..Thanks everyone -- I know that is a compliment--BUT..my life is too complicated right now to do that kind of selling ---the paypals and mailings and I let my seller license go--- and i live in a new state and all that jazz you handle so well when you are just starting out -- I sold for MANY A YEAR in our own store IN ILLINOIS--- along with many other talented people--- I delighted in promoting..including two very talented D_I_LS--who took over when my artistic ADD TURNED me TO CATERING!! WE DIDNT JUST DO CAKES ----WE LOVED TO CHALLENGE (my sons and I)each other over who could be the most creative with veggie platters and fruit platters and Just whatever seemed impossible to do.. Need I say we tried as much as we could hihihihih AND--- I still have some of my (untranslated) japanese garnishing books..WELLLLL "TMI" I know but Now you know!!!!!!!
COme back in-!?!?--I promise to not walk across you computer and not scatter your wip-- to find a place to nestle--- and ---"if" you give me a lil castnip-- i WONT EVEN TRY TO EAT YOUR AIRDRY CLAY?? or chew on any rubber bands I can find---Hmmm Moo's deals last as long as mine! tho?!?!I had my prim angel in the giveaway and unthinkingly sold it to someone--..but like Mr MOO---I DEAL---AND LIKE MR MOO -- I DO GET MYSELF INTO MORE MESSES..i AM MAKING A PRIM TO ORDER NOW -- THat means finding the right colors and such... and more CHristmasy !?!?SO Yes I let him in because untill I learn--cant expect him to learn??I am reposting the giveaways as some people have thot it just two things..ANd if I dont put them up I will let myself sell them before the give away---
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Or is that VOODOOO??? Anyway --- I scared the peegeebees out of my Round Robin partners--- by sending them sticks wrapped in black raffia--- for them to finish ---and send back to me...I told them --I sometimes---well quite often!! play outside the box!! Still after the initial shock--- they came up with quite a doll!! Isnt she great!!!!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
more snowmen?? Dont we ever get to sleep anymore?? Whats more I hate snow and you are making more snowmen??? Werent you grumbling because it snowed here in NC the other day?? I thot we left the snow behind in Illinois and I thot bed was for sleeping not putting junk all over it and and and HUMANS I give up!!!! I am Mr Moo and that is my two cents on this CHristmas crafting!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
WHY OPSI?? Well my daughter bought me an order--from her work--- for a simple doll..for a little girl--I told her I dont do simple --- and she said -- OH Mom -- that should be so much easier-- HRUMP Is that a challenge??-SO I made a simple doll-- out of soft quishy material--- but - she needed clothes -- (to me at least) -- SO I made her a bonnet our of velvet and a pretty velvet and lace dress-- and Of course then-- she needed --at least eyes - so I put in lil black button ones-- and there is where--- OPSI-- came in---I was told to lose her fancy clothes and put something that could be played with..ANd lose those lil black button eyes --Not safe --- welll I can hand embroider some eyelashes or something .BUT..It is going to bug me not to have a full face and I will have to make another doll just to wear the fancy clothes...TOnight I embroider some eyes ...I hope I can leave it there But I have to admit Opsi is kinda cute !! And once is always enough for me soooooooooooooooo
Sunday, December 5, 2010
THis is the lil elf ---who will help me pick names out of a basket---Can you guess she loves horses !!! She is a very good crafter too!!In fact she is very good at a lot of things !! I thot about trying to get her music lessons from a doll club memeber because she plays what they call the bells at school and the cello and piano and loves new things ANyway She goes to Disneyland (FLA)for a competition this week --so when she gets back-- we should be a picking!!!
WHIle I am experimenting I pulled out one of the three resin heads -- I was given ( from a crafty friend in Illinois --who is also moving...and selling all her goodies toO-- BAD i CANT BRING ANYTHING BACK WITH ME .We are in too small a space right now to have ANYTHING!! So Jenny cant give it to me and I cant bring anything back boohooo anyway TMI --Back to the story...I tried a wax over on one of the heads to warm it up a lil and it does look warmer but shiny and some colors are a lil off so have some redos But heck that is what experimenting is all about LEARNING !! WHile I was takng a pix of the face I took one of my lil silver bell to see if I could get a better look for you and show her 24 hours later when the nail polish had dried,,,, Either I retouch a few parts and leave her like so or I put hair and paint a face???? WIll let you know hehehehehe
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Guess--- what I do--- when that old ADD hits??? Turn to "experimenting"!!! I was walking thru a store the other day--- and saw this silver ornament for a dollar and then my husband and I mosied on over to the store right next door and I found the cutest lil doll for a dollar..and then I looked for some nail polish..white and silver..My husband has learned --not-- to question the purchases-- haha-- But I was right -- the white nail polish makes the doll look like porcelein --and the siver helps add her into the ornament-- I did put the wrong glue to hold her-- in the ornament and it sort of ate the foam inside -- but it was too full anyway-- and after all it is only an experiment --I havent decided if I will paint features on the face and if the hair will be black nail polish or white mohair??? < am thinking this will be a neat project for Kami and her friends...And I am trying to learn how to work myself into my New Year promise to show How I do things !!! I have taught HOW--- but i CANT DO PATTERNS..i CAN ONLY DO FACE TO FACE THUS FAR....AND USUALLY JUST KIDS BECAUSE THEY DONT ALWAYS KNOW MORE THAN ME HEHEHEH
Sunday, November 28, 2010
A prize winning doll --lost in our- move ---- and all evidence of her plus magazines of other dolls --- had me gosh and gollying around here ---until a very wonderful lady ---named Marianna --- sent me her own saved magazine--- with one of the gals in them --- MY ELNA ---Thank you!! thank you!!! Marianna!! I feel so silly fretting over a doll--- but one of my favorites--- Eleanor Peace Bailey-- had a doll across from mine in the same magazine---How neat is that??? Now to get my hands on an ADQ and Dolls and DIM and and and Are you listening SANTA teehee Yep I have lost it and I didnt even drink the eggnog yet~?~?~
Dont know-- if it was all those angels orders -- Am not a fan of repetition ---as you no doubt guessed !?!? --or just my normal ??ADD--Need to find a "New" thing to play with-- for awhile anyway--to get refreshed-- I didnt snap the progress Of the dolls Here-- They are just proof -- I am still dolling!?!?! DIDNt even snap the beaded angel hankies and the ornament Santas-- etcetc -- in my rush to get them --- sent/out --BUT -- I have plenty left for the holidays to get started on-- when I get my camera back--- ( MY daughter took it-- because it is small and easy to carry to take pixs and YESSSSS My granddaughter's team won "first place" BUt of course!! Think I am feeling sad tho --over the loss of my mini molds --in Illinois (Yep I was part of the miniature crowd)and more importantly loss of a friend who did resin-- WE had wanted to make resin bjds togeather ( FOrever--- it seems --- that'll teach me not to put off "till" --- cuz sometimes there is no " TILL" --SHe had pancreatic cancer -- and was gone two weeks-- after they diagnosed it!!!Between my youngest sons sudden death and hers --- I am still numb!!! AMazing how we carry on anyway---
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sorry Wyanne--some of my art work just wont up load or I havent learned all the tricks yet--- but here are a few to show I 'am ' doing the painting thing still--Musicman was for my guitar playing grandson--My mermaid and frog picture-- that I was doing a story --for wont upload-- and I have a couple on canvas from my time with you----But this frog princess just has to keep JUMPING AROUND!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I have pictures scattered everywhere and dont know how to drag them here--I think my Face Book has most of my art work ---oil and pastel and pencil and watercolor and a lot of my more award winning dolls and ones in magazines--- I use to do minatures too --Did I say-- I jump around a lot-- I have gourd dolls and felted dolls and all sorts of jewelry-- All OOAK---Now I am debating doing free tutorials on this blog-- starting 2011-- So Think I will back off now-- and get thru some lovely swaps I have committed to and some promised angels and think about next years blog and to all --Have yourself the best Holidays possible Jan
It has been almost a year since I visited this blog!! It is not the easiest to get to and I want to change a lot --- so am deciding what to do!?!?!?!?!? I still have been crafting and swapping and selling and giving and dreaming but I am not a camera or computer person --So-- maintaining this blog is not the easiest for me!! I have some pixs of a few things I have been doing -- I will put up until I decide Hope you enjoy them!?!?!?!?!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Did I really skip Christmas??? Blogging about it-- I mean --I know I had my days - full-- making things!!for everyone and everything!!! --I even missed out on wishing everyone a Happy NEW YEAR ---Bad starts good starts----Good--- my hubby finally had his hip surgery --- on Dec 22 no less -- but all is well.. and I-- STARTED DOWN A NEW PATH THIS YEAR---- DRAWING --- Well I have always doodled -- but time to get serious-- so I joined a couple of sites to learn more----Got to learn how to put up my badges..But I will put up a few of my Christmas goodies. and if I am again missing for awhile Look for paints and chalks and pads I will be there somewhere all aptter4ed and happy!!!