Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ahhhh, Babies

Oh how I love babies. Our daughter and son-in-law have headed to a lovely tropical vacation so we get to watch our little granddaughter-7months old on the 7th of July. I also am a nanny to my darling nephew-7 months old tomorrow. Yup, that's only 7 days apart (geesh, all these 7's I should play the lottery!LOL). I had them both today and will be watching them both for the rest of the week. It's like having instant twins. Their schedules are just off by about 1/2hr so as soon as one is diapered and fed it's time for the next one. It was just a constant shuffle of baby all day. So much fun. I couldn't resist taking this pic. I got one down for nap and 1/2 hour later down went number 2! I only have one crib so I put one at one end and the other at the opposite end and stretched the blanket across them both. They are both now sitting up and they've discovered each other. So darn cute....It's going to be a fun week!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Francoise walks the Litter

My dear sweet little Francoise needed to walk the litter of Puppies before they are mailed off to their new homes today. Aren't they sweet? They're awful playful though and I think they might be too much for one little girl to handle.

Uh Oh!! I was right. They're starting to play with each other instead of all walking nicely.

Oh dear, all those leashes getting tangled and tripping them up. Even Francoise went down on her little tushie!

This is true Puppy Pandemonium!!

It's ok. The puppies have realized that they can make it all better by giving Francoise wet noses and big sloppy puppy kisses.......

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Free Father's Day Ephemera

I just love a freebee don't you?- especially when it's really great quality! Lisa Vollrath has done it again. A fabulous 16 days of freebees-a new one each day. All you need to do is post a link to her site and you can download a new piece of ephemera to incorporate in your Father's Day artwork or anything else you want to make from it. Some really great stuff. I'll be making my dad a special card and this just makes it easier to really step it up. So, go on over to Ten Two Studios and check it out!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fripon, or a dog for Bleuette

Wow, I made this adorable little dog this morning for my Francoise. Someone on one of my online doll groups posted a link to the pattern for the perfect sized wire-haired terrier. The creator of the pattern gave permission to use the pattern as anyone wanted. I was so smitten I had to make one for my bleuette. I printed out the pattern and headed to my sewing room. I had all the colors of the felt in my stash! woohoooo! gotta love a good stash! I set to work and in no time at all had one very, very cute little doggie. All I have left to do is put a collar and leash on her. Isn't she cute? I put up this pic of Fripon next to Francoise to show that she is really perfectly sized for the doll. Ahhhhh, another satisfying project........

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Speaking engagements

Well, May was sure a whirlwind of a month. I got to be the honored guest speaker at not one but TWO doll events. So much fun. The first event was a Doll Luncheon in Kirtland, Ohio. It was put on by the 'The Heart of Doll Country' doll club. It was a lovely affair with about 75 people. A very nice auction of lots of dolls, and doll related items. I had a grand time giving my speech: So Many Dolls, So Little Time, My Journey Through Life with Dolls. I took lots of dolls and they filled up two 8foot tables. The really encompassed my life from childhood to present day. I had a great time talking and I have never had such a captured audience. I always expect a little chitchat to go on just because some times something you say will spark a comment between two people. But I have to say, I didn't hear a peep the entire time. It was awesome. I sure did enjoy the experience and recieved many wonderful compliments afterwards.

The very next weekend I repeated the lecture at the 'Think Pink Doll Gala' in Aurora, Ohio. I only took one table full of dolls this time, but still had enough to get my examples across. Again, it was well recieved and I got very wonderful compliments from some women I am in awe of. They are very well known in the doll world and to have them complimenting my dolls was a tremendous honor.

Back to my sewing.......