Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to all....
Thought I would share this picture of me and my girlfriends as we are out for our annual Christmas Week Luncheon.  I am the over blown blonde in the turquoise (for those of you who don't know me), standing next to me in the back is JoAnne (with the gorgeous white hair), in front of her is Diane (aka, Pixie), next to Diane is Edna (aka Sneakers) and on the end, laughing joyously is Donna (Auntie).  Diane and Edna are my co-horts in the conference "Creations In Fiber".  All five of us are Fiber Artists.

Even More Dolls!

Seems I'm on a roll here!  LOL....  Here are two more doll ornaments I created.  One is for JoAnne B, a good friend (she's the white one) and the orange one is Donna (Auntie) Cole's.  These have been such an easy way for me to transition back into doll making after too long a sabbatical.  The white one's face is totally and original sculpt!

Monday, December 14, 2009

More Dolls!!!!!

Well, sort of!  Here are two ornament dolls I've just finished.  They are both Christmas Presents and I will give them to the girls tomorrow during play day!  They were so much fun, two more to go, then I've a scarf I need to finish!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Holidays!!!!

So after I finished the scarf, I created this little jewel for my Doll Club Christmas Gift Exchange.  Finally, after all this time I've finally started creating again!  I am pretty jazzed.  I hope Carlyne likes her, as I've not met her and have no idea what her taste in dolls is.  This however, is all me....  I really do love fantasy and it seems to be "my thing".  Hope you enjoy her.

Here is latest thing I've woven.  It's a scarf for my SIL for Christmas.  This week we carded wool, learned to type and made a simple piece of felt!  I'm really going to miss this class!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Children's Hospital Fund Raiser

Finally, finally, I almost feel like myself again!  Today was the first day I've actually been out of the house to do much of anything other than take my test for licensure and going to school.  KoKopelli's Enchanted Dolls and Creations in Fibers purchased a 4 1/2 foot tree, provided the ornaments...all were hand made... and decorated the tree as a fund raiser for the local Children's Hospital.  The ornaments were just amazing. Pictured here right to left is me (in the blue), Donna Cole, Edna Hager and Diane Little (she is in the vest). Here is the tree that we decorated and it contains all the handmade ornaments.

Monday, November 16, 2009

What I've been Up To....

And then here is a picture of my 1st tapestry... My circle is far from perfect, but I'm okay with it...  I missed two classes, so am doing it from a book and notes....  LOL....  Hope to catch up quickly!
Well, as most of you know, I've had the H1N1....  believe me it is no fun at all, at all.  Anyway, I am starting to feel better, so I thought I'd show you what I've been working on...  first are these ornaments for a tree that CIFI and KoKopelli's is donating to be auctioned for the local Children's Hospital...  I have a few different style bodies done, but I'm not sure I'll have time to get them stuffed and finished before Wed.  Here is what I have finished now.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

McCalls Pumpkins Patch...

And so off we went to the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch!  We had a wonderful day.   Finally came home, made pumpkin soup and then went off to a bond fire here where I live.  We had a marelous time, see?!

The Girls Are Here!

Yeah!  As promised here are my first 3 weaving projects.  Angel, my oldest Granddaughter is modeling the very first thing I ever wove.  Look closely and you will see a bunch of errors, but I kinda like it.  Then we have Ali, my youngest granddaughter is here modeling two of the bags I've woven....  one is for her (the little blue one, but she thinks it's for someone else! and she doesn't read blogs!) and the purple one is for my daughter who refuses to carry a purse (not that I blame her!).  Hope you like them....  the next two should be off the loom soon and I'm gathering for the next two......

Fall 2009

I'm still attending the University and will finish up my B.A./B.S. in Education in December. This has been the easiest semester I can remember. I am also subbing part time. Some days will find me in Elementary School, others in Mid School and still others in High School.... phew, there are days I just flat don't remember who I am.... LOL.... Anyway, mid-terms are over (and I aced them, this is the class I was dropped from last term, so I'm very pleased, though this is the first time I said anything about it!).

My doll club, KoKopelli's Enchanted Dolls, has purchased a Christmas Tree to decorate and Auction for our local Children's Hospital. Guess I'm going to start making, at least "Pin Dolls" to help decorate this tree.... so stay tuned, who knows what you might find here! Oh yeah, I actually signed up to do the Christmas Doll Swap.... think I'll need to slow down a bt.... LOL.... so much to do, sew many dolls, just not enough time.

In any event, I slowed down long enough this past week to admire Mother Nature in all her Glory. Here you can see her decked out in the beautiful best of all her Fall glory!

40th High School ReUnion....

Then in August I went to my 40th High School Reunion. It's odd how, 40 years later, peoples memories of the events that happen get twisted! You would have thought I was the most popular person that was, when in reality I was a far cry from that. To hear people talk you'd have thought I was a cheerleader, one the Student Council and into everything "big" that we did that year. Truth was the "biggest" thing I was into was writing, art and getting into more trouble than anyone could imagine!!!! Here are two pictures that were taken, one is with Cheryl, I have known her and her twin sister since the first grade! (so for some 52 years!). The other is of Oscar and I, while seniors we ditched school and got in lots and lots of trouble. The pictures are not the best, however, we do look happy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Well, this is my first post. Life has slowed down a bit for me these days, although it is still a wild and crazy ride! This is the very last doll I made, during CIFI 2009 in Sherry Goshon and Jean Bernards Class. She is my "Forlorn Angel"