Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Do you remember playing with paper dolls as a child? I loved the Betsy McCall dolls that used to come inside my mother's McCall's Magazine (no longer in publication). I would play with them for hours and even added to Betsy's wardobe by designing my own clothes for her out of leftover paper scraps. Later after my daughter was born, Mary Englebreight began publishing her Home Companion Magazine (also no longer in publication...hmmm) and including her Anne Estelle and friends paper dolls in the back and boy, did that bring back fond memories for me.
Lately, I've started playing with paper dolls once again and have been working on these little dolls for a swap in my Marie Antoinette Art Group. They were so much fun to make. I found the chipboard base for the paper dolls at the dollar store and painted over the entire doll to make them more "Marie-ish looking" Then I added lots of pretty papers, glitter, jewels, layers of tulle and crepe paper, etc to create the three different looks. Sent them off in the mail yesterday. Can't wait to see what I get back in return!
I have had a headache for the past two days straight. I think it is either the rainy weather or allergies that is causing it. It is always surprising to me how much a headache (or any pain for that matter) can slow you down. Yesterday I felt a little nauseous and I panicked, thinking I was getting that awful flu that's been on the news. But today it is just my head that's bothering me so I am grateful for that. Better go pop some Excedrine for migraines before the pain gets any worse, although I should have done that yesterday. Hopefully it is not too late now to get the pain to go away.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Also, I've been working on an update for my Etsy Shop which I'm planning for later this week. I'll keep you posted on the particulars right here.
I was honored to receive this sweet award from two of my blogging friends. Connie at Constantly Vintage and Natalea at Kandeland. All you have to do is post a list of "7 things you love" and then pass the award onto 7 other blogs you love and leave them a comment telling them about it. Easy-peasy, right? Here's my list of 7 loves:
1. Family & Friends
3. Vintage Papers of All Kinds
4. Old rhinestone jewelry
Now the hard part.....choosing 7 people to pass this award on to. As you all know, there are SO many to choose from! I think I'll put a bunch of names in a hat and randomly draw 7 of them. And here they are:
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thought I would spend the icky weather playing catch-up with my 52Q tag journal. This is week 13.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Speaking of Etsy, these French Laundry Hangers have been hard to find lately. So if you need any, I just listed some in my Etsy Shop.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
I made two of these eggs to send out:
Saturday, April 04, 2009
My new issue of Kraft Food & Family magazine arrived this week and I tried out the recipe for "Creamy Pasta" on page 8. Did you know you can get a quarterly subscription to Food & Family for Free?