Monday, October 20, 2014


 Shabby Charlotte Doll - Lucy 

I made this little monster doll awhile back . . . in fact she was one of the first dolls that I made.  I didn't really like her story and she needed some accessories . . . don't we all?  So I shortened her name from Lucille to Lucy, gave her a bag, an umbrella, and something to collect . . . and she is a much happier little monster.
Lucy is listed for sale on my Etsy Shop.

Lucy is a quirky little monster who simply loves being herself.  She loves to dance and be silly . . . she like books, looking at old photographs, coffee, and staying up late – especially if she is with friends.    Her favorite color is green . . . of course.  She is always on the lookout for anything green and keeps the things she finds in her bag.  She believes anything green is good luck – including herself, and besides . . . green things just make her happy.  Keep this little doll nearby and some of that happiness is sure to rub off on you.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Take me out to the ballgame . . .

NLCS - Game 3 . . . 
 . . . and what a great time we had in San Francisco.  Richard and I would have liked the Cardinals to win, but just being at the game was great!  Being at a baseball game beats being at work any day.  Of course the Giants fans were happy - but it isn't over yet.  Let's go Redbirds!
I really didn't take very many pictures yesterday . . . I find myself wishing I had taken more - but then sometimes it is better to be too busy having fun.
"The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people."  ~ Bill Veeck

Monday, October 13, 2014

I love October!

What a great weekend we had!  Having the kids around is getting a little more hectic as our little ones are getting older, but what fun they had.
A few St. Louis Cardinal fans . . . surrounded by quite a few Giants fans made for a fun Saturday Night.  Baseball . . . skeletons . . . beautiful weather . . . fun with family and friends.  I love October!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

For today - teensy, weensy spiders . . .

Outside my window . . . nighttime – it's a beautiful night!
I am thinking . . . what a great day it was!
I am thankful for . . . family and friends!
From the kitchen . . . chalupa, jalapeno poppers, pot stickers . . . and more game day munchies.
I am wearing . . . a white t-shirt and gray cut off sweats.
I am creating . . . a Halloween banner and doll bodies.
I am going . . . to definitely sleep in a little in the morning.  I am up way too late.
I am reading . . . Sycamore Row by John Grisham (I haven’t read anything by him in years.)
I am hoping . . . that the Cardinals win tomorrow.
I am hearing . . . not a thing
Around the house . . . Halloween decorations . . . alongside St. Louis Cardinal stuff.  Yeah October!
One of my favorite things . . . staying up late.
A few plans for the rest of the weekend . . . watching the Giants/Cardinal game and the Walking Dead!
From my picture journal . . . spiders  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October is just FUN!

"Coloring outside the lines is a fine art."
~ Kim Nance
I have these two little skeletons posed in a few other pictures as well . . . but this one is my favorite.  What I love most about my skeleton pictures . . . Luke helping (enthusiastically - once I convinced him to help me) and Charlotte, who seemed to think this was all very normal, but then I guess maybe this is part of our normal.  Richard just smiles and shakes his head.  :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

doodles and more . . .

There is always something good happening on my desk . . . 
Coffee . . . doodles . . . and hi-liters . . . and more doodles for October (I love October doodles!) . . . and of course cute little pumpkins and skeletons sneaking about.  

footprints and hand prints . . .

I have been busy . . . and letting life get in the way of the things I like to do.  Life does that sometimes.  I haven't been posting here and I miss that . . . . and I can tell by how I am feeling that I am not giving enough attention to my creative side.   
We poured some concrete in our back yard this past weekend and of course the best part of pouring concrete is footprints and hand prints . . . Sadie later added paw prints.

These are my hands.
They will do
A 1000 loving things with you
And you will remember
When I am tall…
That once my hands
Were just this small.

Monday, September 29, 2014