Saturday, January 24, 2015
Are you sensing the sarcasm?
I am really not suited to sewing ribbon shoulder straps on itty-bitty doll dresses. My fingers are apparently HUGE, even though I never realized that before. The things we do for our kids!
And the elastic on the one dress was surprisingly hard to get a needle through, so I kept stabbing myself. Three dolls, six shoulder straps and one sore finger later, I'm done.
The good news is I didn't bleed on the dress and the dolls should now cease having embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
And the girl is happy with me. That's good.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Here's a little Behind the Scenes How To ...
QUICK TIP: Foam core is paper glued to stiff foam glued to paper. If you carefully cut through just the paper on one side, position the cut along the edge of a table and press down firmly you can create a 90 degree angle, making two sides for your box with one piece of board.
I then cut a piece that was the width of the box and half the height. This provides stability – also known as keeping the box from collapsing on itself – and allows me to "hang" backdrops (in this case a piece of handmade paper) using tape or bulldog clips.
(SAFETY NOTE: Please don't put your light source right against whatever translucent material you choose. That would be a fire hazard.)
Monday, January 12, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
A couple end of the year bumps carried over to the New Year, but things are getting back on track around here. Hope things are warmer than 5 degrees wherever you are hanging out today.
I keep telling myself at least it's sunny.
Now if I could just feel my toes.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
About the time everyone else got moving, we decided a nap in the sunbeam sounded like a wonderful idea. It was.
The rest of the day has been filled with Mythbusters, trying out a pottery wheel, an easy baked ham dinner and now football. The last of which translates to more time to read for me and probably an early bedtime.
Not a bad way to start the new year.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
I've been drawing, folding clothes and reading.
The minions are determined to stay up until midnight. They don't care about the ball dropping in Times Square. In fact, they'd rather watch the Mythbusters marathon. They just get a charge out of staying up later than mom – I usually give up around 10:30 – and poking dad awake from his slumber on the couch.
Yeah, we really know how to greet the New Year in style!
I hope wherever you are, you ring in 2015 safely with all the fun and frivolity you can stand.
Best Wishes and Thank You for visiting. See you next year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
... and I refuse to feel guilty about it.
Guess what's going to win.
Guess what's going to win.