Friday, October 29, 2010

A Halloween Poem and My New Day of The Dead Dolls

   Shadow's of the night..
Falling silently
Echo of the past....
Calling you to me.

Haunting memory...
Veiled in misty glow
Phantom melody....
Playing soft and low.

In this world that we know now
Life is here, then gone.


But some where in the after glow
Love lives on and on.
Dreams of long ago...
Meet in rendezvous.

Shadows of the night...
Calling me to you.
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

I Hate That When It Happens!

I have been working on bride and groom Day of the Dead Dolls.  With my fingers crossed, I will have them completed for November 2. ...just in time for Day of the Dead.  

The "couple" are very detailed and so far they are some of my best work.  I would love to show you a picture...only when they are complete.

Monday night the tux was nearly done....just a good pressing was needed.    My iron was way too hot....and it melted....."OH @$#&".
All of the clothing for my DOTD  dolls are made without patterns.  
I had enough fabric, so I started a replacement jacket.  Nothing went right...too big here..too small there....in the trash can.  

The nearest JoAnne's is 18 miles away.   I found the suiting material. and several other fabrics perfect for future Day of the Deads.  Moonlight Madness at JoAnn is this Saturday  and Sunday and I am using my 50% off to buy a mini quilters iron , just so I can get in all the tiny little prim spaces.   I think I need to get busy as Christmas is 60 some days away!  OH! OH ! OH!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Catching Up!

Wow!  Someone please tell me where the last 2 months went.  I haven't blogged for two months.....unbelievable.  Anyway.. this picture is me peddling my creativity  along side  a dusty road ....just kidding.... interesting picture, though.   I love the horse...dolls look interesting, too!  I should be sewing as I have dolls that have to be done this weekend.  I am working on  bride and groom Day of the Deads and another Hot Air Balloon with Uncle Sam and Lady Libby.  The bride and groom's "sugar" skulls are nearly done.  I know exactly how I want the bridal dress....but not sure how to construct it .....big HMM!!!
 I would like to take this opportunity  (it is long overdue) to THANK ALL OF YOU for following this blog as well as all my other blogs.   I  truly feel honored when I see another follower pop up.   I don't have contests or give-aways...I just write and if anyone really likes what I  blog ...I know that you are interested in my little world...plain and simple.    I would like to THANK ALL MY STORE CLIENTS for your continual support and patronage.  Even in these difficult economic times....you have been there at the store door...It is my sincere pleasure to offer my dolls and primitives to you!                                        *****************************************

And here is a picture from 1925 of my "nest "and store.   This is where I grew up and and live today with my husband Tim.    I will add a  current picture this weekend.  It has been so rainy and Saturday I am finishing up the fall decorations I have made for the front of the store......I love them....cats and witches pumpkin and mums.....my favorite time of the year is finally here!!!!