The People Who Lift Me Up

Jul 22, 2010

Now I have to post this...

After visiting Little Dirt Lane and Sew Pure I just could not wait any longer to post my new hair color surprise. If you take a peek at their blogs you will see what I mean. They are the first two blogs listed on my fav list on the right. You will get the most delightful smiles when visiting there I promise.

Like Jess, I have been a fan of wearing my bandannas in a vintage style for many years now but I never had the guts to dye my hair black to complete that vintage/rockabilly look. Whelp, a few days ago I went for it and I am loving it!

What ya think?

Jul 16, 2010

More vintage treats!

What a lucky girl I am!
Right before my bday my hubby and I decided to hit the thrift stores and we found these two matching pink vintage rocking chairs for 50% off, how cool is that?!?

I am tickled pink, pun very much intended.

They are just perfect in our bedroom and make such a wonderful reading and doll making nook. On the table is a wonderful piano styled lamp that I bought at an antique store in Memphis and on the table I have put a vintage teapot with matching cup that fits onto the top (so neat), and then a little tray holding a vintage travel brush.

I just smile when I look over to my new little nook.

Jul 12, 2010

Yikes, quite a mix up...

Oh yes, the rooster above seems to have quite a shock underneath him. Now we all know roosters aren't suppose to lay eggs but this is not the mix up I mean to speak about in this post.

I have been bombarded with a ton of emails concerning my Animees and I just do not have the time to answer them all so thought it best that I do a post that everyone with questions can read.
It seems someone has come very close to copying my original Animee design and while I personally feel being copied is a very big compliment I also feel credit should absolutely be listed when doing so and this was not done. I am in a bit of a mess now due to this.

I have been asked many times through the years if I sell my patterns and I have always answered honestly in saying that I do not. This does not mean that I never will but at this point in time it's just not something I want to focus on as I have a hard enough time just trying to get the time to make my dolls etc. This has led to my site having a fairly long waiting list should I ever get a pattern ready for sale. Now with this look a like dolly out there I am getting emails in that are a bit on the upset side regarding the release of my pattern. I promise I have not released my pattern nor have I given any patterns out. I promised to email my list should this come to pass and I will keep that promise. Please know that.

This "look alike" was created without my knowledge and I in no way took part in any of it. The wonderful people who have emailed through the years will be the first to know should I sell my pattern.

I am really sorry about this mix up and I encourage anyone who is inspired to make a doll very similar to another artist please give credit where credit is due. It can keep a lot of problems from happening.

Jul 6, 2010

Vintage, yes that's me...

Mmmm so.... *wrinkling my nose up and doing a sideways smirk*  I will be 37 not too long from now, which most certainly qualifies me as vintage, BUT that is not what I mean to speak about....nup not that!

I just bought the most darling vintage hat! Oh I do so love collecting vintage hats but I also love to wear them, as you can see in the above photo.

Isn't the hat just wonderful?

I am not exactly the most traditional person when it comes to style (I bet you never would have guess that), however, I adore mixing the old with the new and I have always been tremendously fond of antiques and vintage items. I had such fun wearing my Mom's old 50s dresses when I was a teen with combat boots. Yes, I have been an oddity my entire life, giggling, and I was blessed enough to have parents who lovingly encouraged me to let my uniqueness shine through. In fact today I do believe I would still wear those 50's dresses IF I could still fit into them!

More vintage smiles for me below in my home.....

Jul 5, 2010

Happy to finally post a doll...

This darling little sweetheart named Jespah was made from Judi Ward's Bare Baby pattern. I did not make any adjustments or changes to the pattern but I did do my own spin on the face as far as the sculpting/details. You can read more about her, as well as get info for the pattern, on my website:

I plan on adding patterns, when I get them done, from Jess (Little Dirt Lane), Kim (Vanilla Bean), Kat (Kat Lees),Ute (Ute's Trolls), as well as many more artists. It will be a bit of a slow go though due to the fact that I have to seriously get caught up on the making of my own dolls. I am sooooooo very behind!