Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brown eyed Susans

Don't you love the Summer flowers blowing in the breeze. I found this poem about brown eyed Susans awhile ago and would love to share it here.

 " Girls In Their Loose Summer Frocks"
Brown eyed Susans in their loose summer frocks, hair blowing in the tall grass wind, sway and shimmer in the sunlight.
  emboldened by the promise of perpetual summer, brown eyed Susans raise their heads to the sky, tracing the sun's path without a blink of regret that endless summer days will soon fade and slip away.  Making us ache again for hot summer days, for brown eyed Susans gathered off the porch, for yellow frocked girls who hide away at the onset of cold winds foretelling first frost.
  From the collected Poems of Philip Martz.

Pilgrims Emily and Noah July 31,2013

This sweet set of Pilgrim dolls are named  Emily and Noah.
Emily is 18 inches tall and Noah is 20 inches. Pattern is available for this set.

Friday, July 19, 2013

'Cherish the Day'

Sitting on the steps, looking across the lake,
Wondering why, life at times, can seem great.
But in that second, it took me to just think,
My life could change, faster than a blink.
Is this a reason why we should always cherish?
Not knowing when loved ones may suddenly perish
Living everyday, like it was our very last,
For our days could be very long or go very fast
So I'll cherish and take nothing for granted,
Not say things that shouldn't be chanted.
If this is the last day I have on this earth,
I accept my life, for what it's been worth.
Tomorrow isn't promised to young or old alike,
Today may be the last day I'm able to hold you tight.
Don't wait for tomorrow, do it all today,
If tomorrow never comes, you'll never regret a day.

Just thinking

I sit and think, when the sunset's gold 
Is flushing river, and hill,and shore,
I shall one day stand by the water cold,
And list for the sound of the boatman's oar;
I shall watch for a gleam of the flapping sail;
I shall hear the boat as it gains the strand;
I shall pass from sight, with the boatman pale,
To the better shore of the spirit land;
I shall know the loved who have gone before,
And joyfully sweet will the meeting be,
When over the river, the peaceful river,
The Angel of Death shall carry me. ---Nancy Priest Wakefield 1836-1870

Miss Boo Pumpkin doll

This is Miss Boo.
She is an adorable 22 in. pumpkin doll;  and is ready for Halloween with her mask in one hand and bat on wire to keep the other spooks away.
 She has lots of detailed assembly.  She has tiny legs and arms that make her unique.
 She is based on a pattern by Veena's Mercantile.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Great grandbabies Lyla Ann & Aubrey Mae

I am so very proud of my sweet great grand babies. 

Christmas in July Santa

Hi There.
 I am busy working on some new Santa dolls for our Christmas in July sales.
 I want to give you an early start as the season.
 This Santa and sheep is perfect for collecting with his small size of 11 inches tall.
 His beautiful coat is made with vintage wool in a dark green color. His little lamb is a steady companion to complete the set.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Presents aren't promises

"After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child. And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans.  After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.  So plan your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.  And you learn that you really can endure...That you really are strong. And that you really do have worth." ---Veronica A. Shoffehall

Halloween Sadie and Basil

I have completed this cute twosome; They might represent twins if you may.  Their names are Sadie and Basil.
They make a great collectable with their size of 11 1/2 inches; and not counting their hats. 
Sadie pumpkin is dressed in her finest costume for the big night. She wears a tulle gathered skirt over pantalets.  Her hat is wired so it may be posed.
 Basil wears a little suit of clothing and doesn't need a mask with that awesome face. 
 Both dolls are painted muslin and have wired legs and arms so they can hold hands or be posed separately.   I include a special tag and sign and date each doll for authenticity. 
Presently listed on Etsy.    SOLD