Saturday, November 5, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Folk art Angel with mixed media type wings. Pattern by Veena's Mercantile. Except for the head. I made my own. Sorry, Kim but I hated that head with an anger from deep within. I tried it 3 times and gave up on it. I will go back another time because I refuse to admit I can't sew something :o)
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This is what I've got so far... it's a cheapie note book, a little paint with some fancy papers. I used the "I make stuff" stamp (my favorite in the pack, of course) put it on some chipboard and used dimensional magic to make it poof. I want to put some border around it and do a few more do-dads... but that was Friday nite and I got sidetracked with dollies and projects around the house. I'll finish it up this week.Looks like fall is officially here. I took Sally out for a walk this morning. Yes, I have a cat stroller and I'm not afraid to use it. Yes, people make their little comments, but I happen to have the happiest cat in town, so there.
The trees are turning already. I think maybe next weekend we will go out for a ride to see the colors...
The Erie Canal runs through our town. This is the path that runs along side of it. I can jump on it at the end of my street. It's a nice place to walk or run and at the point where we live, there isn't usually many people on it.
Sally enjoys it. There is a pond on the other side between the canal and the railroad where there are tons of geese all summer. Sometimes they fly over the trees and play in the canal or come up to poop on the trail. She didn't get to see any today tho.
Monday, September 19, 2011
0f my head and on the slab :o)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
See, when I'm not stressed out I can figure out answers...and I can see what my problems are.
So tomorrow is my last day home. I got all my housework done today and laundry and listed my dollies, so tomorrow is all mine. I'm going to go for a run in the morning, have lunch with Andy (he gets to leave school for lunch now...) I think I'm going to start working on some winter dollies or christmas.... seems like it's too soon!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
So today... Didn't sleep in. I was wide awake at 6:30. Puppies need to pee. Usually I can fall back asleep. Today, instead, I went for a run. Yup, got off my butt and did something instead of just thinking that I should. So, that's one step in the right direction. Check.
Then I cleaned the coat closet. Reorganized it. Ready for fall/winter now. Washed coats, hats, mittens. One closet down. Check.
I've had a little project going that I started back in the spring. I bought a bunch of little glass jars from Crate & Barrell and started transferring all my spices out of the ugly little plastic containers and such into the pretty jars. I took them all out and finished that today too. Check. I need to order some more jars tho.
I'm seriously the most exciting person I know.
Honey brought home some lamps last week. He has this talent of finding toss aways or yard sale stuff and bringing them home and fixing/staining/painting or whatever they need and making some nifty items. This week were these lamps:
They were tossing them out at work and I guess they just needed some rewiring adjustments so he scarffed them, fixed them and put in his favorite lightbulbs. New lamps for me! But he wasn't going to rest until we bought lampshades today. So we went to Target, TJ Maxx, Lowes, and the Walmart. I want a square shade, off white. Can't find what I want and he knows if he doesn't get me to do it right away, it will get put off and I will procrastinate. He finally agreed to let me look online for what I really want. Good, cuz my dogs were tired. It's also 30 minutes of driving just to get to the store. If I don't find something quick, tho, I know he is going to make me settle for my second choice that I saw at the Lowes. Guess I better get on that....
I also finished my journal page. One eye is kinda wonky and she looks punch drunk but that's the way I do things. Her page is called "strong" because I've been feeling anything but lately and I had to remember who I am.
Friday, September 2, 2011
This next week is going to be sleeping til I wake up, going for long walks, school clothes shopping with the boy, sewing, painting, cooking, ( I want some lemon scones) painting my nails, doing whatever I want, whenever I want.
Spending the last couple days of summer vacation with Andy. Not sure he is looking forward to sharing the house during the day :o) I really, really do remember what it feels like those last couple days of summer before classes start up again. As much as I try to hang on to him and let him enjoy his time before the world starts demanding things from him... I just can't stop it from coming. He turned 15 a couple weeks ago. It was real hard. For me, anyhow. He is full of excitement and anticipation of things that are going to come his way. I hope he gets them all.
It's been a rough summer, emotionally, for me. Not sure what's up. You ever feel like your life is about to make a major shift? You are ready for it, but you just don't know what it is? That's where I've been. I'm so tired, also. Tired way down in the soul, tired. And I cry a lot. I haven't had crying jags like these in years. I guess I'm at that age.....
So back to this coming week. I'm going to... clean some closets, clean out my pots and pan cupboard. I'm going to go grocery shopping. For reals. I have to get back in the kitchen. All three of us are in the need of a nutrition overhaul. Honey has some medical issues come up this summer, the boy has been living on hot pockets and boxes of cereal, and me, well... yeah
I am going to do much painting and sewing. I have some dolls to get up on ebay and I want to get a start on some more. I need to raise the cash so I can do this: http://willowing.ning.com/
Life book. She has a boatload of different teachers onboard with this and I really want in. But one habit has to pay for the other..... dollies have to pay for the art :o)
Then I'm going to spend some time with my art journal... there are way too many blank pages in here. Where did summer go?I'm gonig to hang out with the puppies... I took a picture of Archie, but he looked like a dork because his ear kept sticking up... Holly is in bed, but here she is a couple weeks ago. Yeah, she's pretty freakin cute.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
This was the Annie. She had four variations of the doll in her pattern, so it is very adaptable. I kept Annie close to the way she did hers, because it was the first one I tried and wanted to see how the pattern went together. I know, you are supposed to read the instructions first, but I cut first and ask questions later.....
Monday, May 30, 2011
My Etsy shop is updated and has a few new items in it. http://www.etsy.com/shop/DOXIEDOO
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I make a giant mess because I just had to have this.......
It's the only doo-dad that can possibly go on the one thing I am making right this minute. Sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to get anything done. I think this is why.
Been away for a while. I was in Boston for two days for a meeting then I had to go to Dallas for a week of training. I'm not much of a traveler so it threw me out of my routine for a bit. I think I'm settled back in now. Been sewing off and on today and am chilled out. Hope to get some pictures up before Monday.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
So I decided to make a mess........
I hate to admit it and I'm sorry for anyone who got stuck doing any of my work today but ... I had a nice day. :o) Why does that make me feel guilty? For some reason I always combine enjoying myself with irresponsibility.