Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kreativ Blog Award

Well thank you Abi Monroe-Angel At My Table for this lovely honor!

Here are the award rules:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them

Did you know I:
  • Dress up as a Fairy Godmother for princess parties
  • Auditioned for Barry Manilow
  • Have never seen the movie "Titanic"
  • Sang in a Rock Top 40 Band
  • Lived in NYC with Miss New York, Sonia Anderson, 1976
  • Used to deliver singing telegrams-and may have to again if this economy doesn't kick into gear!
  • Have four sisters who I love a whole lot!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bra Doll Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness DID 2009 Winner!!

has posted a slideshow of the winners for this year's Dimensions in Dollmaking Show in San Diego and  Viewers's choice went to "Carlotta, Ms Cougar 2009"   in the "Bra Challenge" category. Here is a link  for the dolls made for the challenge hosted by Barb and Doug Keeling.

For the Bra Challenge category, you had to incorporate a bra in the making of the doll.  Can you see where the bra is in this photo of Ms Cougar??

The purpose of the challenge was to bring awareness to Breast Cancer.

Carlotta, Ms Cougar 2009 loves her shag rug and is quite proud of her trophy.  Do you know any cougars?  C'mon, you must know a few.  In fact, TV even has a show called "Cougartown" starring Courtney Cox. 

I must have hit on a "theme" because it would never have won a technical award.  This was not the best  doll ever made!  Seriously.  I took many short cuts (glued, velcro-ed and everything imaginable) to hurry and get her out the door.  I was thrilled to win nonetheless and it was for a good cause which made it all  worth it!  My friend,  Cindy Sowers told me it is the idea, the imagination of what makes the doll resonate with people.  She made a beautiful doll Lorelei and I know she has put  MANY MANY hours into making  her, take a look.

See?? Isn't she gorgeous?

I guess there are more cougars out there than we are aware of..better watch out guys,  grrrrrrrrrrr             's where the bra is:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall In Michigan

The weather is quickly turning here in Michigan and the leaves are quickly dropping.  Can you remember raking up a pile of leaves and then jumping in them?  I wonder if my boys will do it this year or if they feel like they are "too old" for that kind of stuff.  I may have to make a leaf pile and jump in myself...I am not too old for that kind of stuff...

Friday, October 9, 2009

ADO Halloween Challenge

I finally finished my first ever Halloween Challenge for Art Dolls Only (a team of Etsy doll artists).  Her name is Frankie.  She is a cloth doll and she has bolts "holding" her together and because she was in such a hurry to get ready for the ADO Midnight Ball, she popped a few springs - don't we all have those bad hair days?  Click on the photos for a larger image.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

With Halloween just around the corner, I went lookin' on Etsy for some unique Halloween-themed items and it brought me to the Etsy shop of Spirit Mama's Sock Monkey and Cake Topper.

Not only did I find a bunch of monkey's,  I found these two characters lurking about!  


Don't they make a great couple?
They are made out of polymer clay and re-purposed clothing so they are even eco-friendly.

I had to include one of Spirit Mama's Sock Monkey Toppers because I have twins and they do act like monkey's sometimes!  She also has wedding cake toppers, art dolls and lots of really, fun to look at polymer clay sculptures.  This is one of those toppers that is sure to a keepsake for the family - but which twin gets to keep it? Better order two!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sweet Treats!

Good Day to all!  The sun is finally shining here in least for the morning hours.  Does anyone else have the dreaded sinus problems that usually come around this time of year?  I don't like to take drugs for it but I broke down and took sinus medication - the kind that drys everything up but also makes you real tired.  I'd really like to know if anyone has tried the netti pot and how did it work for you?  I saw a demonstration on TV and although it looked kind of gross, it seemed like it would really work.  Let me know if you have. 

I have on my Etsy "favorite sellers" list all different kinds of handmade artists - doll makers,  dress makers, etc. and I wanted to share with you  my hallowed ground because I find her charms so cute (and I don't even wear jewelry, sorry).  I am just fascinated by  how tiny these charms are and how ADORABLE!!  I just can't imagine working on something so tiny and having it come out so lovely.  I believe they are made out of polymer clay and Fimo, you'll have to check her site.   I hope they bring a smile to your face and if you have a teen, maybe this would be inspiration to start a charm bracelet.

They look so delicious! 

Friday, October 2, 2009

The only limits are, as always, those of vision. - James Broughton

If you have read about my sons', you will know about the eye disease they have and what they are to confront in the future.  What you don't know about them is the great spirit and belief they have.  If we could all just have a small piece of it.  My husband has taught the boys that they can heal themselves if they can overcome the negative thoughts that have been imposed upon them through society, including us as parents in moments when they were younger.  Please forgive us for that.  He was reinforcing this belief  with one of our son's - that you can heal yourself, you can alter your DNA if your thoughts are adjusted to say, for instance, "my eyes are perfect", "the blood vessels are regenerating and are becoming healthy" and so on.  My son then said he had been telling himself nightly "my eyes are sharper than an eagle's eyes'" and went on to say he couldn't wait until the start of school next year so he could shout it out "I can see perfectly!".  Ian,  you see more clearly than most of us.