Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Just want to say that I hope you all had/have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!  My BFF, Cathy, cooked a delicious turkey and we had a  lovely dinner together - keeping in touch with our families by phone.   Not the best way for our loved ones, but right now, the only way.

Hope you were able to spend time with friends and family - and ate lots of yummy food!

News note:  will have my NEW computer in December - and I can't wait!!  It's been so boring not being able to go online whenever I want- I sure miss the 'Net!!!!!

On to the Christmas Season now - wondering what everyone is doing for crafts and decor and such for the coming holidays.  Can't wait to get back into the swing of reading blogs and seeing what you all are up to.
I've been crocheting and sewing for Blythe and hope to be able to get things listed soon.

Love to all of my bloggies out there ..........


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Friday, November 15, 2013

At the Library ...

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Still in the midst of computer problems ...  It's hard to write a blog at the library!!!  And I so wanted to show you wips of the Blythe Christmas dresses I've been working on.  These are a combination of crochet and fabric.  I should have a dozen dresses when they are all finished.  I hope I have a working computer soon - otherwise it will be pretty hard to post listings (and photos) on eBay and Etsy!!!

Also thinking it's time to get my flu shot!  Yes, I usually get one every year and I am a bit late for getting one this year.  Does everybody out there get one?  I know some people won't get one because they think they will become sick.  I have never gotten sick from a flu shot, and I do believe having one has saved me from the nasty ravages of flu many times over!!!

I will have quite a bit of catching up to do once I am settled in front of my own (!) computer at home again.  

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend -- 

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Land of the Lost

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Well, here I am again - knee deep in computer woes.  For the second time this year, I lost all of my photos and downloads.  The pictures contained Pose dolls I had made but have all been sold, so can't retake new pix!  Plus other photos and such that have been lost in the Computer Twilight Zone.  And the downloads - there were some new patterns I had just purchased and never printed.  And you know how it is, when you go searching for patterns for some particular little thing you want to do at any given time, search for hours and save all kinds of tidbits for later doing.  Yep - gone again.  I cried.  When all else fails (and fail it does!), cry!  The woes are not over - I'm limping along here.  For a very short while I was actually able to upload pictures off my camera, too.  So, now at this point-NOPE!  ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!  Just grin and bear it, right?  

Please forgive the picture-less post.  I figure as long as I am even able to get online - I can at least do a few things and not worry about the extra "fluff"!!  I mean this whole computer-of-cards could go phfft!! at any moment!

I DID manage to get the Etsy widget onto my blog.  Some of the items I've been working on are shown there in the slide show and now for sale in my shop.  I just finished that cute Kawaii (redundant, I know) hat for Blythe and got the pic uploaded.  I'm working on three Christmas Dresses for Blythe. One red, one green, and one white.  I have the "shells" done (what I call the main crocheted dress, I know, hard to know what I mean with no pix) and have to add the tulle underskirts and then decide what embellishments I want for each dress.  And will also have to decide what each matching Blythe bonnet will be!  

Don't know if any of you have been watching the Hallmark Movie channel, but there have been some totally lovely stories on.  I am a sucker for Christmas stories and movies, so yeah, I've been glued to the channel.  LOL  And you know Hallmark.  If the TV commercials make you sob, these movies make you positively wail!!  But such nice stories, full of hope, love, and romance.  Pretty women and handsome men with cute kids thrown in for good measure.  They manage to hold the key to heartwarming, tearful-ending holiday stories.  Jus saying .....

Hopefully, the pain of a zonked computer will be behind me soon.  Then I can get back to some kind of normalcy.  Heh heh ....

Happy Sunday to you all!!

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

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Oh, and just wanted to show you these new pix of my Victorian Vampire Son!  He dressed up for the parade in West Hollywood.  



I added the frames to the pix he sent.  I think he did a great job!!  Oh!  Which reminds me - does anyone else watch Syfy's "Face Off"????  The finale is this coming Tuesday!  Since I like all three finalists, I can't wait to see who wins the top prize!!!

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Meet Mini Ddung, Xuli!

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I want to introduce one of my new little girls:  my mini Ddung from Korea.  I fell in love with these tiny dolls and just couldn't resist that cute little face!  Oh, by the way, it's pronounced "Doo-ing".  I think it means "cute".  I have some pix of when she arrived.  (I WAS rather excited, hee hee!)

The package arrives from Korea!!


Such a pretty box-she is the Pink Petit Mademoiselle!

There she is!!

Out of the box with her little play cards.

Isn't she cute??!!

This is a wee crocheted outfit I made for her.  It's a little hard to see, but
there is a white feather in her in her hat!!

This is another crocheted outfit I made.  This one is for sale
on eBay.

I named her "Xuli" (Soo-lee).  I just love little dolls, and miniature things!!  I plan on making her a little Christmas Outfit - which I will have to squeeze in between all of the Blythe dresses I've been working on!  I am still in my crochet mode and have been making lots of Blythe outfits for my eBay "shop".  (Not really a shop, but it's the place where all of my listings hang out together!)  And my poor Etsy shop is so bare ......
In posts to come, I will share some of the new dollies I've acquired.  My doll-desires run the gamut these days to include sizes from 4 inches up to 20 inches!   Yup, and everything in between.  Along with some of the brandy new dolls, I also go with some project dollies.  Those are the ones that have to be cleaned up, hair spruced up,  and dressed.  And I wouldn't mind having another Ddung-one with dark hair!  There is also a larger size -about 7" tall - and I wouldn't mind getting one of those either!  Guess I'd better go crochet ....

I hope all of my sweet bloggy pals are doing well - I've missed you all very much and really will try to be a good girl in Blogland again!!!!

Have a pleasant Sunday!!!!

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