Monday, February 23, 2015

Last Night at the Oscars...

I love the Oscars. This may seem silly to you, but I actually think of that telecast as one of the perks of living in the US. Since I moved here, at least I don't have to stay up all night to see the whole thing. It's so much more fun to eat a healthy dinner of veggie stir-fry in front of the TV instead of falling asleep while waiting for the show. I am not much of a night owl to begin with. And as I am getting older it appears that staying up late is becoming more of chore.

Though ripped by the critics, I really enjoyed last night's show. As an artist, how could one not enjoy the tremendous amount of effort put into stage sets, gowns, and music performances. I can't help but feel inspired and happy every time I watch that show.

I am just a bit sad and wish I had been able to see more the movies. It's kind of tough living in a small town where many of the movies are not even shown. How I miss my good old Berlin - living in a big city. I could still kick myself for missing out on Selma on the big screen. I believe it was around this town for about a second. Who cares about Civil Rights? Not too many black folk live here.

It stinks that I only get to see the major box office hits. Don't get me wrong, I loved Interstellar and The Theory of Everything. But life is so much more. Living in this small town I often feel like I am missing out on so much...

So I dragged out my daughter's doll from her room and made her a little carpet. Little Arissa did enjoy the fancy dress but complained about needing more jewelry and bling. I think she is right. We girls do enjoy to wear a fancy gown and dress up once in a while. If we cannot make it to Hollywood we got to bring the glamour and fun here.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bonbon Babies

I just wanted to share some photos of my cute bonbon baby. It's been a while since I sewed one. They are so tiny and cute. This one just fits perfectly in a bunny shaped plastic egg that I my daughter received for Easter many years ago. I am not a huge fan of plastic toys. But this box is really cute and makes for the perfect hiding place for this cute little bunny. What do you think?

I know. I know. We are still a little while away from Easter...I hope you had a good Valentine's Day. I got a big box of chocolates from Belgium. They are so good I have to hide them from myself so I don't eat them all up at once.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Soft Dolls for Baby and Sibling Dolls

It's been a while since I made some dolls for little kids. Hard to believe it's been almost two years since I sent one of these to my baby sister who was expecting her first baby. It's my favorite thing to mail out. Oh the joy of anticipating the birth of a new family member...

 I just noticed I had only one little blanket doll left in the shop. So I forged ahead and made this little sweet pea in the early morning hours. I love the bright green color of this fabric. It's perfect for babies born in the spring. If you are expecting a little one in the family don't miss out on this little cute sprout!

Sometimes an older child may have trouble with the idea of a new addition to the family. Where will my place be? Will this new baby take over and get all of mom's attention? That's why I think it's a great idea to get an older child a soft cuddly doll as a sibling gift. My Waldorf Elf dolls are perfect for that occasion. Here is a bright pink doll I created last week. She has a lovely deep purple hat and would make a great companion for a little girl expecting a sibling.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

400 Instagram Follower Giveaway

Finally it is up! What's up? 400 Instagram Follower Giveaway Celebration.
How and what you can win? One lucky winner will get a $25 gift card to my Etsy shop on Tuesday February 3rd at 6:00 pm. In order to enter the giveaway you must be an Instagram follower.