Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving is almost here. We are not doing Thanksgiving at home this year. That will seem strange. So my hubby and I are eating out and out children are all doing their own thing. But we will be doing a family Christmas. I guess I like holidays at home with family. Lots of work but lots of fun. I am working on some Christmas project that I will post soon. Hopefully within the next week. I just wanted to touch base with my followers and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May God Bless, Hugs, DeeDee

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Liebster Blog Award!
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Link back to the blog of the person who awarded you.
Choose five up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers and notify
them on their blog.
Post the award on your blog.
Here are the five blogs I chose! If I chose you and you aren't into
tagging, I completely understand, no obligation.:) I chose your blog because I
enjoy it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Some Of My Latest Projects

Hello to all of you followers. Here are pictures of more of my projects.
1. Black and Orange Pinata Cat
2. Spider Web Doily
3. Baby First Step
4. Two Cabbage Patch Dolls
5. Porcelain Doll
6. Baby Doll In Cradle
7. Baby Doll Hat and Cocoon
8. Reborn Dolls In Process
9. Quilt I made for Granddaughter.
As you can see I have not been just sitting around twiddling my thumbs. We had a Halloween Party for grand children and their friends. They wanted a cat pinata so I made them one. I haven't made one for a few years so it was fun to make one again. The grand children came to do the decorating, thank goodness. That is definitely to much work for me. #2 picture is a spider web doily of my own creation for the center of the table. A good time was had by all.
#3 picture is Baby First Step from 1964 that I bought on the Internet. She is wearing her new dress and headband I made for her. Next are two Cabbage Patch Kids that I bought and cleaned them up and made them new crochet outfits. The cloth Cabbage Patch dolls with vinyl heads wash up very nicely in a front load washer. The yellow yarn hair doll had some kind of black spots on her face that all came out in the wash.
Next doll is a 10 inch porcelain one that I got on the Internet and she had no clothes. So I took care of that by crocheting her a new dress and made an under slip to match.
The baby in the cradle was one that I reborn and made her pajamas. The cradle I found at a sale. I cleaned it up and my Hubby painted it for me. I made bedding and a new blanket for the doll.
#9 is a Berjusa newborn baby doll I found on the Internet. I made her a matching hat and cocoon on Kniffty Knitter Looms. I have yet to make her some pajamas. (Another days project.)
I love to find dolls at used a bit stores, rummage sales, Internet and where ever. I love to take unwanted dolls clean them up fix their hair and give them new clothes so they know they are loved. I would do great at the Island of Misfit Toys ( from Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer). I hate to see dolls neglected and unloved. I guess I am still a little girl at heart and I will always love dolls. I have learned to re-root doll hair and repaint if necessary.
Next is a picture of dolls in the process of being reborn. those have been finished and I have four more in the process. I always have projects in process. That way I always have something for the next day (or next month).
Last but not least is a quilt I made for one of our granddaughters.I made it with the technique of rag quilting. That is something I have learned to do that I really like. It was finished before Christmas last year but I never saw her to give it to her until late this summer.
So as you can see I have been busy. These are only part of my projects, that is why I don't seem to get on here very often to add to my blog. If you have any questions please let me know. I will be very happy to answer you.
So until next time, have a Happy Thanksgiving, there is much to be thankful for. Take care and May God Bless, Hugs, DeeDee

Friday, October 21, 2011

Yep, It's me, slow again. If my family ever gets healthy and stays that way I may find time to keep this caught up. Right now our daughter has been having seizures for several weeks. She finally got into the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to see a Dr. She had a seizure while she was with him so they admitted her right into the hospital. So now we should be able to find out whats going on. And before that my husband was in the hospital with high blood pressure. But he is doing fine now. So my friends, I haven't forgotten you or this blog, life just takes some nasty turns sometimes. I am hoping to add some things next week. I am working on a few projects, one is a pinata for Halloween, a black cat. So for now I will sign off.
You all take care and May God Be with you. Hugs, DeeDee

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Is Here

Sorry, It seems I am slow again. I was going to try to do so much but time seems to fly. I can't believe summer is almost gone and kids are back in school. Not that I have any in school except grand children. But oh my, the summer is going to be gone in a flash I am sure.
I have been cleaning a re-organizing my craft room. I only have 4 more cabinets to go. With any luck I will have it done this month. Then I would also like to re-organize my dolls and get them listed in a note book so if anthing would happen to me my family would know whats what.
I have been crocheting in the evenings. I am working on necklaces made out of ladder yarn. Here is a web site with very good patterns for them. They are so light and pretty, I love them.

Then I am also working on a baby afghan part of the time. The pattern for that, that I am using is one I have done before. Here is the web site for that.

I have a few ideas for a few patterns of my own once I get caught up on cleaning and reorganizing. And then I still have lots of dolls that need clothes. Also I suppose I will be doing some sewing or crafting of some kind for Christmas gifts again this year. I don't think I will be doing any quilts this year though. I need a break from quilting for a while.

Well everyone, until next time, Take Care and May God Bless you all.
Hugs, DeeDee

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

To start off at the top are 2 of the sock monkies I made for grand children. I have been busy getting ready for a craft show. This is just a few of my projects I have been working on for it. The two top ones are 7 1/2 " dolls with milk filter disc dresses, next is a 15" bed doll, then two air freshner dolls and last is another bed doll. I know this is short but after the craft show ( Aug. 20th) I hope to have more time. Then I will be back to creating for myself again. I still have many dolls to dress and I want to get back to them. If anyone is looking for any doll crochet patterns please email me. I have many and I may be able to help you out. Everyone have a good day and May God Bless.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Here are two of my latest projects. A reborn baby doll I made for a customer. She is 22 inches long and weighs 8 pounds. I could have just sat and cuddled her. I love reborn baby dolls.

The other is my Princess Diana doll in an outfit I made. It is a copy of one of Princess Diana's actual outfits that she wore on a tour of Australia in 1983. I have always been a fan of Pricess Diana and I like to make reproductions of original clothes.

I have so many projects going on and so little time to spend on them it seems like. This afternoon I am going to spend on milk filter disk dolls and sock monkeys. Not sure which will be first. Probably sock monkeys, I have granddaughters waiting for them. So I had better get with it.

Here are links to the Milk Filter Disk dolls and the original Sock Monkey.

So until next time take care and May God Bless you all.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Updating What Is Happening

Hi Everyone, I just want to let you know that I am finally seeing better. I have had my eye surgery and have new glasses.

I have finished a few new projects which I hope to be posting within the next few days. I want to get back in to the swing of things. I am also getting things ready for a craft show in August. So I have a lot lined up. So check back soon to see what is happening.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sorry I am a little slow at posting anything. I kind of feel like I am in some sort of limbo. I am having eye problems right now and have been for sometime. I am having cataract surgery next month so I am trying to hold out doing much with blurred vision. But after my eyes are better then I have a lot planned. I have many new dolls and have many doll outfits cut out ready to sew. So I can hardly wait to see better. I will keep you posted as how things go and what is coming up. I have been working some on an outfit for my 36 inch doll. It is almost done but needs some fine tuning yet. I will post pictures when it is done. So for now take care and May God Bless.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I am hoping to put up a few new postings this coming week. I have been rather busy the last few weeks. We had a son get engaged so we had a small party and dinner for him and his girlfriend. Today we moved our daughter and grand-daughter in with us. Keep them in your prayers please. She was going through a rough marriage and decided it was better for them here. I told her she is going to be here for ever because I won't let anyone have her again. We have a living room full of boxes and totes and I am sure it will take a while to get it all situated. Anyway enough of my personal life.

I have finished the baby items I was working on and sent them off to my cousin. She was really thrilled when she received them. I have been working on some Barbie clothes and some other doll clothes that I thought I would get posted this last week but time just got away from me. So hopefully this next week I will get it accomplished. But here are a few pictures of some of the baby items and Fancy Nancy doll with her new outfit.
So for now, all of you have a good weekend and Thank God for all that he does for us.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I have been working on baby things over the last several weeks. I have a cousin that is having a baby, so I thought I would get several things made up and send them to her. I will post pictures when I have them all done. I also have been working on some doll clothes which I hope to post real soon. I have much more coming up for several dolls. If any one has questions you can email me or leave it in the comments. I am not real quick at answering sometimes as I don't look at my blog everyday. But I will get back to you. My e-mail is

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Barbie House

Here are the last 2 pictures of my Barbie House. I have a few touch ups to do to the house but basically it is finished. I made it on 2 sets of plastic shelves.

Here are a few pictures of my Barbie house I have been creating. I have a few more picture to post later.
I am so sorry I have not posted anything since 2009. 2010 was a rough year for me. I came down with a disease called Giant Cell Arteritis. And I am still batteling it. But I am going to try this year to be more faithful to my blog and groups. I started a Yahoo group for people that like to create things for dolls. We only have myself and one more member right now , but we are hoping for more to join. So if you love dolls and love to craft for them come join us at Crafts4Dolls in Yahoo groups.