Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween and Vine! Plus California Road Trip!

I just returned from Northern California ~ A road trip with my husband and Halloween and Vine where I once again saw some dear friends and met some new ones... Here's a Hodge Podge of H&V photos! I think I'm done traveling for the year ... but you never know!
 Waiting for the doors to open.... People started waiting at 5 am!
 Setting up!
 Jorge looking over his table ~ I was the lucky person that was his helper for the show!
 Len Bentham from Canada... What a delight!
 Making sure everything looks good!


 Lori Rudolf's table!



 HoHo Halloween!



 Brandi checking her table


 Brandi and Lisa
 Lori Rudolf Retro Rudy...


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yes Its Been Ages!




I know I've been gone a long time! I was in Holland for 2 months and when I came back I wasn't sure what I wanted to do....

It was overwhelming to come home... To pick back up paying bills, weeding (OMG) picking up my life where I had left it.

We are now entering in to fall and I'm just now getting my "sea legs" back to living here...

I am part of the One Million Bones Project (google it : ) To help the people of Africa victims of genocide. Here are my "finger" bones.. OI sent 3, I'm sending 2 to my dear friend Essie and the rest will be going on my Etsy next week...

Hope to be back more!

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Blog for the Time Being Will be Photo's of my Trip ...

Wooden shoes are sold everywhere, but I've yet to see someone wearing them : )
 Fabulous patries
 Tuna salad sandwich... Yum!
I love the lighting in this restaurant
The famous Dam!!!
 Leather animals : )
 Street scene
 One of the canals
And I'll leave you with this beautiful dress and hat! I wish I could wear it!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Second Day but Really My First!

I was walking back to my hotel from Essie's this afternoon and saw this woman feeding the sheep.
There's a beautiful park that is between my hotel and Essie's home ~ about a 15 minute walk.
We went into her town and spent the day ~ it was warm and just beautiful. This is the oldest church in Heemskerk.

Anyone who knows me knows I love birds and I love these cages!

We also went to the grocery store where I loved everything about it... The vegetables were wonderful and the cheese oh the cheese!
Essie's beautiful dog Toyah... I think defending her hole!
Good night until tomorrow

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm here!!!

 When I got off the plane in Amsterdam, Es and I had coffee... I think this is just a beautiful color!
 I've never seen so many bikes in one place at a time!

 Getting close to Essie's house : )
 Beautiful Swan thought I had something to feed him, nope just a photo.

These sheep are grazing with their lambs not far from my hotel!
More photo's to come... I'm pretty jet lagged and bleary eyed right now : )

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yesterday I Realized I've Been Making Dolls For 20 Years

Not only did that make me feel ancient....

So I asked a friend to help me learn "stitching".... So above is the learning sampler I made with her. I learned 5 stitches... lazy daisy, french knot, running, back, and couching.... don't what I'll do but it will be fun to take this to the Netherlands....

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lucy is Almost Ready for the Netherlands!

Here she is.... ready for whatever Essie decides to dress her with!
I'm so excited everything is working out for my trip ~ a bed and breakfast, good friends, a reliable house sitter..... It's going to be an awesome month!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lucy is Going to The Netherlands!

Yep that is wide eyed Lucy at the bottom of the page and I'm making her to take to the Netherlands where she'll be dressed by my dear friend Essie and then she will live out her days with her... Also making some progress on my hairless bunnies..... Still not sure except they are going in a shadow box!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Winner is MLB!!!!



Moriah http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com (sp? please : ) from MLB studio is my OWOH winner of Apple and Delila.... So please send me your address and they will be flying home to you in Florida!

I want to thank everyone that commented on my blog and are now following me. Keep a look out because I have frequent blog giveaways!

Thank you Lisa for hosting this wonderful giveaway! The 5th and last ~


Saturday, January 29, 2011

One World One Heart Giveaway!

OWOH giveaway!!!  If you'd like to have a chance to give Apple and Delila a home leave a comment on this post with a blog name or email to get in touch with you at the end of this wonderful event Feb. 17th! Apple and Delila are made by me and are jointed at the arms and legs. Hand sculpted and painted using vintage laces and flowers.

I want to thank Lisa for hosting this wonderful giveaway. It's such a great way to win another persons art and meet new people!