Sunday, May 28, 2017

House Hunting is Fun!

I have been spending a lot of time searching the internet for houses for sale in Vermont trying to get an idea of market prices and the style of house and location we want to live in. It is interesting to see what is available but more importantly, what is affordable. We have a long way to go in our search as we won't be listing our house for sale until next Spring but I am having fun looking. Here are some homes that caught my eye in both exterior design and interior layout. Some houses are in the city limits and some are in the country, some are one level, some are two, some are old and some are new, so many decisions to make!





Sunday, May 14, 2017

So Proud!

My grand daughter Meagan (Lily's mommy) graduated from Norwich University yesterday. We are all so proud of her for her persistence in accomplishing her dream.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Miss Lily

It has been a while that I have shown a photo of my great granddaughter Lily who will be three in August. Here she is resting in the forest after taking a hike with her Dad. She loves being in the middle of nature, can you tell?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Adventures Coming in 2018

It is with both sadness and excitement that the time has come to move from our current home. When we purchased our house in 2003 it was so we could build an attached house for Mark's Mother Connie. She was able to live in her home next to us for six years before her dementia forced us to put her in a nursing home. She passed away on February 11, 2017 from pneumonia a few months shy of her 94th birthday. It was always our intent to buy our "retirement" home someday so this year is the year to start hoeing out our "stuff". I am sure there will be numerous barn sales and perhaps items on eBay. Needless to say I will not be making dolls for a long, long time. Thank you all for visiting and I hope to send a few updates as we enter this new phase. God Bless,♥

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Peek-A-Boo!

Introducing Charlotte and Bunny. Charlotte is a life size toddler mannequin that is made of heavy cloth on a wired armature with stitched hands and feet and can be posed in many positions. My goal was to bring her to life by painting her face and hair, dressing her in a fabulous antique dress, a linen cap, leggings and leather shoes and giving her a name. Here is Charlotte and Bunny along with a picture of her before she came to life.








Sellers picture of mannequin: 
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A New Little Brother -"Christoffer"

"Christoffer" is my third German Bing doll that I have purchased this year. He stands 9" tall and joins Hanzel and Gretel who are both a bit larger at 11" tall.