QUOTE

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Saturday, February 03, 2018

Chrissy

Chrissy is now availble from Dollmakers Journey and Dollstreetdreamers  hope you all will like her

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pattern ready



I have been absent for several reasons and one of them is because I cannot find a proper blogger uploader for ipad or the i phone for pictures. The one i have keeps playing up and if i try it from the website it becomes a pain to up load as i have to do it via google drive. I just don’t want to upload through other apps. I rather do it straight from my phone or ipad photos through the main site itself. Anyway what i have at present is the only one that is available that seems to work a bit sigh. I just don’t know why google decided to remove its own platform that was working so well on the PC as well as the ipads and phones.

After a long time I managed to write up the pattern for this doll and she is now available  at present from Dollmakers journey.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year



May you all have a wonderful peaceful year ahead

Monday, December 25, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS


Wishing each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and blessed New Year.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pickles!

This is Pickles. He is Santa’s absent minded helper. He has lost the all important list that Santa gave him, so he has got himself in a bit of a twist. Unlike his twin who is very meticulous and goes over lists with a fine tooth combe, Pickles is always losing things .



He has searched for it high and low

And in his favourite storing place behind his ears but he cannot find THE LIST.
I suspect he has it tucked behind in his PJs and forgotten about that storing placeπŸ˜„


I took part in a fabric swap where we swap fabrics and make a doll out of the fabrics that your partner sent. This is what I came up with.πŸ˜„

Monday, November 20, 2017

Destressing


I am trying to destress. Started several of these dolls just to keep my ming occupied. Mum fell last week. Luckily I had just come out of the shower so heard her call out. She hurt her head but thank goodness nothing serious. Have to get some eye procedure done hope she will be ok. 
Too scared to let her alone at home now. But sometimes it is not possible to be there all the time. So I just started these to keep myself occupied πŸ˜„.
I hope I will be able to finish them and they won’t hang around too long.




Thursday, October 26, 2017

Revamping craft room

My craft room is going to be revamped when I am away visiting mum. This is how it looks at the moment. Everything is in boxes in cupboards and I am finding it difficult to find things. Also a lot of space is being taken up by the cupboards so I am going to get just shelves put in to keep the boxes.




These are the boxes I am going to use.  I hope to get a work space on top and the boxes will go below. Also going to put some insulation in the gap between the space of the wall and the room. This room is under a slanting roof and doesn’t have an inner wall instead it is boarded up and in the winter it is freezing even though there is heating in the room. so basically I cannot use it in the winter.  I think it was used as a storage area before.  Anyway I am hoping that  the insulation will make it more habitable.  Unfortunately I  cannot do much about the ceiling because of the way it is built.


I hope all this will help me organise things a bit better.πŸ˜€

Today I came across a new craft shop in our town. Went in to browse and came out with stuff πŸ˜‚. Well they had many things very cheaply priced as they said it was not officially open. It was a soft opening (whatever that means) so they had all the items marked at way low prices. I could not resist a good bargain πŸ˜€



Thursday, October 05, 2017

Back to my doll

I have been beading and it seems never ending.  I think I have used up most of my crystal beads. This lady does seem to want moreπŸ™„

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Last of them

Ok these were the last of my butterflies and dragonflies before I left. I must explain I was visiting mum for the last few weeks, as some of you might have guessed.
This one looked so much like a face of a tiger. Very appropriate for the place where I was. After a few showers there were so many different kinds of critters coming out. Amazing what a little bit of rain does.

This moth I thought was rather cute

After the thunder showers I saw literally thousands and thousands of these dragon flies flying by. One decided to rest a bit so I was able to catch him on camera. 



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Beetles and more butterflies


Looks like it's butterfly season here. Everyday I see beautiful butterflies flying around. Unfortunately they are not so easy to photograph. I think the best time to photograph them is around midday. I find they seem to want to rest at that time so they linger longer onflowers and plants. Like the black beauty. Isn't it gorgeous and notice the blue dots. They are not so visible in the picture but in the sunlight they are stunning.


This one was not so easy to take so I could not get a picture of the wings spread.


I saw this beetle skittling around. It had these unusual white dots on it but it looks like a stink beetle don't think that's the name for it though. When I was a kid I used to call them stink beetle because if you touch them they give out a very pungent odour. I found this out to my cost when I used to go collecting beetles in a match boxπŸ˜€. I caught one of them and soon my hands started stinking. I had to release it quickly and from then on I was very cautious if  I saw one of them πŸ˜€. Funny the things we did as a kid. Of course we had no television or computers then, so this was our way of entertaining ourselves. The added advantage was that I lived in a place which was surrounded by forests.  I distinctly remember searching for a kind of beetle or another insect in larvae stage perhaps, it had a soft velvety bright red body. They would come out after the first monsoon showers. I used to love catching those and stroking them until one day mum said not to or else I might catch a disease πŸ˜€. That effectively put a stop to my beetle hunting and I am sure the beetles were very happy about thatπŸ˜€. 

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