Monday, December 9, 2013

Baptist and Jael - Just Who Do They Think They Are?



At first I thought all the muttering and sputtering that I was hearing from "The Dollie Storage Room" was due to my using the little red wagon for my Fall decorations seasonal scene which I had posted about HERE.

However, that was days ago and I thought the boy "dollies" had already gotten over that. So, if it wasn't that what was all the clamor about?

I didn't have to wait long to find out.

The "dollies" were annoyed that not only had I given chairs from the group of chairs my sister had gotten for me to Baptist and Jael but they now were prominently displayed on top of the book shelves in the upstairs hall.

"Just Look At Them," one of the "dollies" said. "Just Who Do They Think They Are?"

Oh, boy! The "dollies" weren't happy about this.

Of course, the "dollies" aren't happy unless they're all included. Well, with 1,796 dolls of my own creation there was no way I was going to give each of them their own chair.

So, I explained to the "dollies" who had gathered in the upstairs hall that the chairs didn't belong to Baptist and Jael. I was going to use the two wonderful chairs Baptist and Jael were sitting in to display some of the other dolls from time to time.

The "dollies" that had gathered in the upstairs hall seemed pleased with this idea.

That is, until they returned to "The Dollie Storage Room" and told the others. I should have know what was going to happen. It had happened before with the boy dolls." The "dollies" wanted to know how I was going to decide who should be featured and when.

They were all yelling and stammering and jumping about so as to get noticed. When this happens the only thing to do is to shut the door and walk away. The "dollies" would have to figure this out on their own.

So, I shut the door and started to walk downstairs. As I passed Baptist and Jael in the upstairs hall I couldn't help but think how adorable they looked in the chairs. Perhaps I'd teach the "dollies" a lesson and give the chairs to Baptist and Jael after all. If all the clamoring in "The Dollie Storage Room" didn't stop soon that was exactly what I would do.

When I got to the bottom of the stairs I looked up and could see Baptist and Jael smiling from ear to ear. They were thrilled with their chairs and the possibility of their chairs becoming their permanent seats.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gotta Love Little Red Wagons and Doll Chairs



I just love surprises - don't you?

For the "dollies" and me it's even more delightful when it's something they can use. They're so demanding and spoiled it's hard to keep them happy.

So, when my sister told me she had a friend who was moving and who had a gift shop full of inventory that she needed to sell that included doll chairs and wanted to know if I was interested I said, "absolutely!"

I was getting these sight unseen and had no idea how many chairs and what types they were. It would definitely be a surprise. And, surprised I was. Actually, "delighted" is a better word.

Tucked inside the box was the most adorable little red wagon. My sister thought I could use it for the "dollies" so she grabbed it for me. Of course, I loved it and immediately put it to good use in my Fall decorations seasonal scene. I thought it would look cute carrying a pumpkin.

Of course, when the boy "dollies" found out I was using it for one of my seasonal displays there was a lot of stomping, banging and clanging coming from "The Dollie Storage Room." I knew it was the boy "dollies" showing their displeasure with my using the little red wagon that way. So I just ignored them. I'm sure they weren't happy about that, but sometimes I just have to have the upper hand.

Hubby, of course, said , "The boys aren't going to let this go. They're very unhappy!"

To which I replied, "Well, they can't always have their way."

To which he replied, "You're gonna regret this."

I was determined not to let the boy "dollies" get their way but knew hubby was probably right. The "dollies" always got their way.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The "Dollies" Have Decided To Nickname Him "Thor"



His name is Berberis, but the "dollies" have decided to call their new alpaca cousin "Thor."

Why?

Well, they just love him and think he's going to be a lightning bolt of energy.  So, they've nicknamed him "Thor."



Berberis was born July 11, 2013 at 2:45 at  Rock Garden Alpacas. His Mom is Sunflower  and it looks like he'll be light fawn in color.

How adorable is he sitting with his Mom in the picture above......




Thursday, July 11, 2013

Another New Alpaca Cousin For The Dollies

The "dollies" are just tickled pink.

Why?

Because they have a new alpaca cousin named Iris and she is just adorable.  She was born Monday, July 8th at noon at Rock Garden Alpacas.


Iris and her Mom, Ivy.


Iris relaxing in the field.


Just look at her beautiful posture.

Once again, the "dollies" are clamoring to visit their new cousins and, once again, I'm trying to ignore them.  It's getting harder and harder to do.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The "Birdies" and "Dollies" Conspired To Have Their Way



I should have known better than to ever let the "dollies" mingle with the trio of "birdies" I was making for my Artful Gathering "Briley The Birdie" class with Colleen Moody. The "dollies" convinced the "birdies" they should be different than "Briley."

So, despite my best efforts to get them to conform my trio of "birdies" decided to be rebellious and be the class radicals. They decided they didn't want to be cream colored. They  wanted to be sponge painted. They insisted on it and then they had all the "dollies" urge me to sponge paint them.

There were just too many "dollies" clamoring for this that I had to acquiesce. Now I know you all know I hate to give in to the "dollies" demands but with the trio of "birdies" and all the "dollies" clamoring I was sorely outnumbered.


I thought if I gave in to the trio of "birdies" on this they'd calm down and let me create them the way I wanted to. Au contraire!  Each one had already developed a personality of their own and therefore a style they thought was best for them. Who was I to argue? I was just their creator. So, once again, I acquiesced.

One thought she was a Queen and wanted to be treated like one. I named her Queen Annabell but I refused to bow and curtsy to her.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A New Baby Girl Alpaca Cousin Named Dahlia


The "dollies" have been jumping up and down with joy the last few days.  The reason?  Well, they have a new baby girl alpaca cousin named "Dahlia."  And, she couldn't be more adorable.

Roxy and her new baby girl - Dahlia.

 Mom and daughter enjoying the sun.

 A tender kiss from  Mom.

How adorable is she?  Beautiful Dahlia.

Dahlia was born at Rock Garden Alpacas the afternoon of June 12th. By the evening she was out running in the fields.

Of course, all the "dollies" want to go visit their new alpaca cousin. With 1,796 of them that isn't going to happen any time soon.  So, of course, they're already bugging me about Dahlia's Alpacas Rock products.  I'm ignoring the"dollies" for now which is never a good idea, but she and her Mom, Roxy, are on the "to do" list.  So, stay tuned.

If you'd like to read more about the "dollies" new cousin "Dahlia" please visit Rock Garden Alpacas or CLICK HERE for their post "Introducing Rock Garden Alpacas Dahlia!"


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NEW Pictures For The Dollies Alpacas Cousins



Rock Garden Alpacas New Collage

Finally, a picture of Roxy.  Such a sweetheart.  

How beautiful are Masquerade's eyes? I wonder what kind of children Roxy and Masquerade will create?


Monday, May 20, 2013

The Dollies Just LOVE Their Alpaca Cousins



The "dollies" just LOVE their alpaca cousins.  How could they not? Just look at their faces!

For more information on Cosmo please CLICK HERE.
For more information on Zinnia please CLICK HERE.
For more information on Masquerade please CLICK HERE.
For more information on Sunflower please CLICK HERE.
For more information on Ivy please CLICK HERE.
For more information on Roxy please CLICK HERE.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Linda and The Dollies Jigsaw Puzzle Fun


The"dollies" just LOVE to play especially if they're doing jigsaw puzzles. They love creating their own jigsaw puzzles on their "It's Raining Doll Parties Products Gallery" and their alpaca jigsaw puzzles on their "Alpaca Rock Products Gallery."  They are always bugging Linda to create a new one so they can buy it.

Here's what Linda and the "dollies" have created so far:


They also love creating online jigsaw puzzles at JigZone.com so they can compete with each other online and so you can enjoy solving them online as well.

What's so much fun with the JigZone.com puzzles is you can change the puzzle cut for the level of challenge from easy 6 piece classic puzzles to 247 piece triangle puzzles.  I personally love the 247 piece triangle puzzles as they are very challenging.

If you'd like to visit the "dollies" and Linda's online jigsaw album please click the link below:

Dollies Puzzles Jigsaw Puzzle Gallery - JigZone.com

The "dollies" had so much fun with their online puzzles they begged Linda to include them on their "The Dollie Storage Room" blog.  So, Linda set-up this page for their puzzles.  Just click on the puzzle picture below to solve that puzzle.  Have fun!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Our Alpaca Cousins Deserve Some Recognition



The "dollies" and I have been having so much fun with our new "It's Raining Doll Parties" Hawk Family Line of products that we decided to create a new line of not only party decorations, but decorations for alpaca farm days, alpaca farmers, and anyone who loves alpacas.

Truth be told the "dollies" have been wanting me to do something for their alpaca "cousins"  since I visited them last fall and came back with pictures and pictures of their "cousins."  So our Alpacas Rock line of party, farm days event, custom fabric, and handmade decorations was born.

Alpacas Rock is for boys and girls birthday crafting parties, alpaca farm days events, and alpaca farmers. The Alpacas Rock products consist of graphics of some of the "dollies" alpaca cousins including CosmoMasquerade ,Sunflower, Zinnia, and Ivy. Masquerade  who is a a full Peruvian alpaca is the mascot.  His fiber is a blend of brown, black, and gray and he has a black and white face.  The "dollies" and I just LOVE his face and I fell in love with him when I visited Rock Garden Alpacas last fall.   If you'd like to read more about my visit to Rock Garden Alpacas please read my "What  A View" and my "My Visit To Rock Garden Alpacas" posts.   The Alpacas Rock as a group have their own line of graphics and a large selection of adorable products to choose from as well.

Whether it's a boys birthday party, girls birthday, crafting party, or alpaca farm days event then you've come to the right place. Alpacas Rock can provide you with easy to make cut and sew alpaca animals, beginner e-patterns that are very easy to make, easy to make alpaca animal e-printables, coloring e-books, custom alpaca fabric for making all sorts of home decor and an alpaca party products gallery with invitations, puzzles, cake toppers, kids aprons, wall decals, playing cards, ornaments, wristlets, table decorations, and so much more. We even have dartboards, skateboards, plaques and notebooks.

We also have plenty of handmade alpaca decorations like pillow, mini-quilt, ornaments, tote bags, mug rugs and so much more.  Or, if you like making your own handmade decorations we have custom alpaca fabric designs.

Alpacas Rock!