Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spinning Wheel Love

My relationship with my wheel is very much on and off. Pulled her out of the corner though and cleaned her and did a little spinning. A couple years ago I purchase enough of this fiber to hopefully spin enough to make a sweater . . . I am still spinning it.

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I'm not sure that I'll still make a sweater out of it when I am done, but I am sure at this speed, I have plenty of time to decide what to do with the yarn.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Doll Flashback to the Past

When I was young my main crafting outlet was making dolls and clothes for them. I loved doing it and everything I made was hand sewn, even the hair was yarn that was stitched strand by strand into the dolls head. They were time consuming and I primarily stopped making them because I didn't think the time I put into them were appreciated by the recipients, especially the last two I made . . . I know this is a bad reason, but it's true. I loved making the dolls though.

My sister, Rhoni, informed me yesterday that one of the dolls I made 18 years ago had made it's way from my Grandma Cheryl to my niece Eleanor.

Most of my dolls were made faceless, as I preferred this, but there was a chunk of time in which I put iron-on faces on them, because other people preferred that they have faces. This face mostly lasted 18 years, just a bit of the eyebrows and the lips are missing. I was informed they were lost partially due to a trip or trips through the washer... the iron-on faces I do not believe were meant to last going through a washer and dryer, so that is to be expected.

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My sister took a comparison picture, the baby doll is about 12" long, so the sewn doll is quite large, I believe she was made as a 24" doll and was one of the very few that I made that large.
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Seeing it was a nice walk down memory lane and almost made me want to make them again.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Snow flurries!

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Wookie loves the snow and colder weather, so he was quite happy with the snow flurries on our walk!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nifty thrift store find!

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I love wooden bowls, just need to find some good conditioning wax/lotion for wood. Also considering staining them...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Lo-Lo Bar

This is my absolute favorite scent of Lo-Lo Bar!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

And napping

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Wookie Wednesday

Isn't Fall awesome?  Loving the cooler weather and all the Fall smells!