Saturday, October 31, 2015

It Was A Graveyard Smash! They Were Doing The Monster Mash!


The other day I just had a feeling that the day was not going to be a normally peaceful day.

I don't know why - just a feeling I got. 

But, as the morning progressed and nothing strange had happened I started to think the day was going to be okay.

That was foolish on my part. 

You see, the day turned out to be anything but normal. It was actually a cool, crisp day to the start of Fall which was a pleasant relief from all the hot, humid days we've been experiencing.

So, hubby and I decided to go for a walk. Since it was so beautiful out we decided to go for a long, leisurely stroll - and that was our mistake!

As we were pulling into the driveway hubby and I got a sense that something wasn't right. The ground was shaking and the house was being rocked off it's foundation.

And, we do mean off its' foundation - hard as that may seem for you to believe.

We looked at each other and said,  "what on heaven's earth is going on?" The house was literally rocking to and fro.

As we gingerly stepped out of the car we realized it couldn't be an earthquake as the ground under our feet wasn't moving - thank goodness for that! But, the house was still rockin to and fro!

YIKES!

And, out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw movement in the windows. Not just movement in one window - but, all of the windows. As if someone were peeking out the windows and realized too late they had been seen. Now we knew something was going on inside the house.

And, then we heard it - LOUD music.


Not just any music, but the song "The Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett was playing louder than was acceptable in our neighborhood.

We were surprised that we hadn't heard the LOUD music as we were driving up the street.

A Free Coloring Pages and Printables Pages E-Book For The Stick'em & Collect' em Dolls



My Mother and I did a lot of shopping together and thought that, instead of shopping, it would be nice every once in awhile to get together for a few hours a day to complete a quick and easy craft project.   So, I put together a few ideas that I thought might be fun to do together.

One of the quick and easy craft projects I thought we could do was to make a collection of little doll ornaments made out of popsicle sticks.  Unfortunately my Mom and I never got to put them together for one of our crafting days so I decided put them together and create free e-patterns to share.

So, please meet the Stick'Em and Collect'Em Series of doll ornaments.

If ever there was a "wild and crazy" bunch of dolls it would have to be the "Stick'em and Collect'em Series" of wood stick doll ornaments.

They love to be collected and can will fit in with any primitive, country, Victorian, shabby/chic, or vintage home decor.

They just love to hang out with each other.

Stick'em and collect'em. They'll fit right in.


"Susie, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the prankster of the group.  She just loves a good joke and loves punking her friends.  Watch out she may pull a prank on you.  Her free e-pattern is here.


"Sammy, Stick'em & Collect'em" is the most inquisitive of the stick dolls.  She's always wondering why this or why that.  So much so that it drives the other stick dolls crazy.  She's probably got a question for you.  Her free e-pattern is here.

Friday, October 16, 2015

"Wanna Quilt? Annie" NEW Handmade Doll and E-Pattern



Well, they don't get any cheerier or happy go lucky than "Wanna Quilt? Annie"

"Wanna Quilt? Annie" could be called the happiest crafter around. She loves to craft and he specialty is quilting. In fact, she really LOVES to crazy quilt.

Crazy quilting requires a lot of time to do especially if you love to embroider parts of your quilt. Sometimes "Wanna Quilt? Annie" just doesn't have time to invest in a crazy quilt so she'll just make a patchwork quilt instead.

She always carries her bag of fat quarters around with her a she never knows when she may just squeeze in a few minutes here or there to do some crazy quilting. It could be waiting for the school bus, during her lunch hour, or in study hall.

And, since she's the President of the "quilting bee" group that always meets for an hour after school she always need to be ready to work on her quilt.


"Wanna Quilt? Annie" is a 14" country Annie doll. She is a self-sitting cloth doll with a cloth body and embroidered face. Her head is fastened in an upwards position to her neck.

"Wanna Quilt? Annie, is wearing fringed and gathered bloomers and her red striped boots are cross tied with DMC Embroidery floss. She is wearing her favorite denim dress that is gathered at the waist with two pockets in the front that are decorated with jute bows. Her denim dress is gathered at the sleeves and neck.

Annie's beautiful head sits atop her shoulders in an upright position. She couldn't be any happier in the world. A small scarf is wrapped around her neck and tied in a knot in the front and two large scarves are wrapped around her shoulders and tied in loose knots in the front.

Annie has a mass of thick, curly raggedy read hair all over her head. Her fat quarters bag is made of denim and has a square bottom and straps. It holds quite a few fat quarters. Annie is also holding one of the patchwork quilts that she just made.

"Wanna Quilt? Annie" is working on a new quilt and can hardly wait to show it to her "quilting bee" group. She couldn't be happier.

Read All About It, Andy! NEW Handmade Doll and E-Pattern


Well, they don't get any cheerier than "Read All About It, Andy!"

And, they don't get any more efficient than "Read All About It, Andy!

You see, "Read All About It, Andy!" just loves what he's doing and is on a mission.

His mission is to deliver all the newspapers to the homes on his route on time and then to sell all the remaining newspapers before he has to go to school.

"Read All About It, Andy!" always starts his day the same way and always manages to get everything done and get to school on time.

How does he do that?

Well, he's very efficient and organized.

His school clothes are laid out the night before. His lunch is made the night before and stored in the refrigerator and his newspaper sack is all ready to go and just waiting for the morning editions.

He did all his homework the previous afternoon and still had time for a few hours of playing. He's lovable, cherry, efficient, and very organized. Everything you would want in a newspaper delivery boy.


"Read All About It, Andy!" is a 14" country Andy doll. He is a self-sitting cloth doll with a cloth body and embroidered face. His head is fastened in an upwards position to his neck and he even has dimples on the sides of his chin.

Meet The Dollies - Nancy Dew Drop




"Nancy Dew Drop"and "Spike A Peek"  are members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls.

They are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly.

You might find them peeking around a corner, peeking over the windowsill, peeking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peek. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away.

Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do.

They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peek! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peek!

Meet The Dollies - Spike A Peek! - The Egg Muff Series


"Nancy Dew Drop"and "Spike A Peek"  are members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls.

They are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly.

You might find them peeking around a corner, peeking over the windowsill, peeking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peek. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away.

Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do.

They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peek! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peek!

Meet the Dollies - Toni E. Hawk


"Toni E. Hawk"and Tom A. Hawk are members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. Toni E. Hawk happens to be "Tom A. Hawk's" twin sister.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And, the Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk, are the most fun loving of the group.

You might find them peeking around a corner, peeking over the windowsill, peeking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peek. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away.

Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do.

They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peek! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peek!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Meet the Dollies - Tom A. Hawk



"Tom A. Hawk"and Toni E. Hawk are members of the "Egg Muff Series" of cloth dolls. Toni E. Hawk happens to be "Tom A. Hawk's" twin sister.

The "Egg Muff's" are a fun loving group of dolls that love to sneak around and maybe, every once in awhile, drop in unexpectedly. And, the Toni E. Hawk and her brother, Tom A. Hawk, are the most fun loving of the group.

You might find them peeking around a corner, peeking over the windowsill, peeking through a keyhole in a door, or sneaking into your room. You just never know.

Sometimes you might just catch a glimpse of their eyes and hair as they try to sneak a peek. If you listen carefully, you might even hear them laughing, even chuckling away.

Sometimes you might even catch them doing a little jig. You just never know what they may do.

They love to laugh. They love to have fun. But, most of all they love to play hide and peek! No, not hide and seek! Hide and peek!