Tuesday, September 30, 2008
There are so far eight books in the series. It's been a scavenger hunt for me to find them. I found the first one, Dead Until Dark, quite easily, but had to go to three bookstores before I found the second, Dead Until Dallas. I finished that quickly (they are quick reads) and wanted to get book #3, but couldn't find it. I just went to Amazon and ordered it, as well as books 4, 5 and 6. I figured I might as well stock up so I don't have to search for #4 once I finish #3. So I'm all set with my vampire fiction for now!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The dollies had a bit more room to stretch their legs today.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Dollies!Dollies! I ran out of room on my table for the dolls, so tomorrow I'm bringing another table to set them on. With a sign that says "Handmade Dolls" (NOT "dammit" dolls people!)
And some pictures of my favorite dolls from the batch:
Ice Cream Doll:
Witch Hat & Broom Doll:
Pumpkin Doll (love her star legs)
She has birdies on her legs:
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
A pile of dolls waiting for their innards!
I have a lot of favorites from the batch. I'll have to take pictures of them once they are finished.
OH! And I have new business cards! I had a designer that I use at work design them up for me. I am so excited about them! I think they turned out great! They are going to be printed in full color gloss. (I had to cut and paste this graphic from a PDF, so it does not do the cards justice! Just trust me, they are great!)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Arlene has been into pirates this week, so when I heard that Friday is Talk Like A Pirate Day, I just had to make her a pirate disguise. Lydia likes her beard.
Now we're just getting silly ....
Look how serious she is ... and do you see her hook hand? teehee
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wind blown dandelion wall decal - $60 by Lewas Design
Dandelions didn't stand a chance in our freakish wind storm. But this wall decal is cool.
Monday, September 15, 2008
I had a total of 13 people register to win - that is awesome! Thank you to everyone who entered!
Miss winner Traci, please email me at wendyplanicka(at)yahoo(dot)com and give me your address and I'll ship the pendant your way promptly!
We are without power, have been for almost 24 hours now. My mom has power; she lives about 10 minutes from us. There are a few places here and there that have power. We've been at my mom's most of the afternoon. We didn't have to go into work today.
We were lucky than most, because the only damage we had was to Mike's car - a large branch from the neighbor's tree fell on the side/hood of his car. His side mirror got broken off, and he has scratches all over.
The power company is saying it could be DAYS until the power comes back on. I have no idea if I'll work tomorrow or not! What a weird couple of days!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Lydia's new day-time braces came in! We got them last Friday but had to search for shoes that fit them. The braces are longer than her foot, and wide, so we had a dickens of a time trying to find the right shoes. Tonight we went to Stride Rite and found the cutest shoes, and they don't look like ski's on her feet. I think they look cute! She struggles a little bit walking in the braces because they will not allow her walk on her tip-toes. She'll wear the braces for an hour Wednesday, then two hours on Thursday and so on until she builds up to eight hours a day. She has to wear them for eight hours a day every day. Once it's pants weather I bet you couldn't even tell that she had the braces on because her pants would cover them up. She's got a super great attitude about them too, which is just awesome. I'm nervous for her to wear them to preschool, but kids are so much more accepting than adults, so I'm sure she'll be fine.
This is the third thing we've tried to stop her from tip-toe walking, and I hope it works. We've tried squeeker shoes, night-time braces (which she will still wear) and now these day-time braces. She'll wear these for at least six months. I hope these do the trick! Lydia's entire tip-toe walking story is here (read from the bottom up). More pics: