Monday, April 21, 2014

Getting back on track

Well, it has been a while updating my blog. Life just got in the way. But I am back. I have some great news. I am happy to announce, I am a new seller on PatternMart.com I finally made it into the designing of my first pattern. Just something simple and easy,a snowman head ornament. This little guy is about 7" tall and so much fun to make. I also will list soon the kits for this to make, almost everything will be included, just a few things you have to buy or have already on hand to finish this little guy. The e-pattern is also available on Etsy. Now I have no more excuses not to finish my next pattern, which I started last year and never gotten around to it. It will be a Santa on a candle stick. You might have one of them at home and don't know what to do with them, or a good place to buy them are at the Charity stores, like Goodwill, Salvation Army and such. Endless possibilities there. You get kind of hooked buying them. I know Christmas is still far away, but it is never to early to start thinking about it, especially if you do shows. So get going and collect those candle sticks!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dahlias, the size of dinner plates

A few weeks ago we went to a local Dahlia Farm, which grow beautiful varieties in all shapes and sizes and colors. Some of them were as big as dinner plates. I don't think I have ever seen such big flowers before. It was a beautiful day for taking these pictures. I was lucky on some of the flowers, bumble bees were busy collecting pollen. I just love taking pictures of nature.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sporting a purple cast

Well, life is not so good at the moment, or should I say it is good but there are some bumps in the road, yes I think I will like that. I have finally found out what ailment I have in my right hand/wrist since almost 2 years. First I was diagnosed with an overused wrist, now after my MRI, I was told I have a tendon which is not going back into the groove where it suppose to go, so we are trying it with a six week cast and if that fails, well surgery it will be. I do hope it doesn't come to this. Received my first application already for my christmas shows, so sad I cannot attend this year. This is a first for me ever, not to attend a show and sell my handmade goodies, hopefully they will take me back next year. It is very hard to give up crafting and sewing for now. It will get better, think positive.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tulip Festival

We went last Sunday to the annual Tulip Festival. Huge fields nothing but Tulips in all kinds of shapes, sizes and different colors. Beautiful! I took plenty of pictures.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Santa on a Candlestick

I know, I know, Christmas is over with, but for us doll makers it is all year long, well at least for me. I made this for a customer of mine last month. She bought many of my creations and gave them away for presents and finally she wanted one for herself. I love making them and using candlesticks.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hard to believe, two posts in one day!

We had a fun filled Easter Weekend, first spending time up on the mountain for some fun and then Sunday at the Coast. Had a good time visiting relatives and taking tons of pictures of the surroundings. We are lucky to have someone in the family who has a house at the beach overlooking the ocean and the bay, just gorgeous day it was. Took pictures of sunbathing sea lions, humming birds just frolicking around my head and not being afraid when I took these pictures and then the best thing was a bold eagle sitting on a branch of a tree not far from the house. Love, love!

It has been a while or so!

Time has been flying these days, gosh it is already April, haven't blogged much lately but this will change. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We do live in beautiful Oregon and last Saturday we went up to Ski Bowl, which is part of Mt. Hood to see the Red Bull sponsored Schlittentag Fest. It was a gorgeous day, blue sky, outrageous sunshine, we did not mind of course and tons of snow. It was fun up there to see all the contestants with the home built contraptions, so called sleds. They had to push them up the hill and each of them had to go down the hill as fast as they can and have still one person at least in their home made devises when they went over the finish line. Several had a few crashes before they even made it to the finish line, you could guess that from the beginning on when you looked at the make it wasn't holding up. Some people did not believe in putting on a shirt or protecting their bare skin with something from the snow and ice, well they had to find out the hard way. But I guess they had all fun doing it. Looking forward to next years event.