Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Meet Madeline :)

So this is Madeline :)
She came home to live with me today.
(Hey....don't judge)
I don't think I'm too old to play with dolls....yet.
If the hubby can buy a train set and a slot car track
"for the grandkids"......
then I should be able to buy a doll
to play with the granddaughters too :)

As you can see, 
I have plenty of patterns to sew for my girl Minions
and their dolls.

These are Sofie and Evies dolls.
I have a feeling that they will get along just fine
with Madeline.
They very much enjoyed their Christmas dresses.

And I also made matching jammies for them. 
I guess I'd better get busy sewing some clothes for Madeline
so that she doesn't get jealous :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Why didn't you tell me????

So these little guys are pretty amazing......
I can't believe I didn't know about them.
You never told me.....

Do you see that dark line on my finger?
(yes I know....I need some hand lotion...stat!)
That is not a splinter in my finger,
it's a blood filled "channel" 
made by the back end of a needle
pushing through my flesh.
Yes, it hurt.
And no, it's not the first time I've done this.
I just haven't been able to find a thimble 
that will allow me to "feel" what I am working on -
Until now! 

These little sticky leather pads are reusable!
You can even stick them on your sewing machine
or cross stitch frame until you need them again.
Genius I tell you!!! 
It doesn't get in the way of my stitching! 
Can you tell I'm excited?
And I only paid $5.99 for a dozen!
Now that's a good deal :) 

Monday, December 29, 2014

I don't usually do this......

So it's almost New Year's Eve
and some of you may be going to a fun New Year's party
so I thought I'd share a recent mascara discovery.
(We'll be in bed by 10:00pm because we are racing
towards old age and going to bed early sounds devine)


An unfortunate part of the aging process for me
is that my lashes are getting pretty straight
(yes they used to curl)
and that makes them look almost non-existent.
I've tried many different mascaras
until I stumbled across "They're Real" by Benefit.
Ah-mazing difference, right?
It's pricey at $23.00,
but for me, it's worth it. 

Just because I'm getting older,
that doesn't mean I'm not going 
kicking and screaming into old age :)

Anyone got any miracle products to let me know about?????
I need all the help I can get :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright!

I can't believe I haven't posted since October!
I feel like it's all been just a blurr.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Here are a few pics from our Christmas Eve.
In our home, the grandchildren
don't get to see the tree or decorations at Nana & Papa's house
until Christmas Eve.

Here are the 2 older girls Evie and Sofie.
I can't believe they are already 3 years old.
Where does time go?

I made their dresses and matching dresses
for their dolls.

All 7 Minions received Minion jammies from us
that they wore on Christmas day :)

Merry Christmas everyone!