The sun is fading the colors on many of the rocks. Apparently new ones aren’t getting painted any more! I really like this little one. It reminds me of a pottery shard. I can imagine a large piece of which this is a tiny part. The design reminds me of a very modernistic style. Stay safe, stay well!

I have a big thing about shoes. Personally, I have 3 pairs that I wear: flip-flops, at home, sneakers for hiking and walking a lot and sandals to wear in the summer. But for my dolls, it’s another story. It seems like most of them have more shoes than clothes! I normally make a pair to go with each outfit. I changed the Luna Lapin pattern to make Mitsuki and now the feet are longer.

I made Mitsuki a lounging outfit. And then, I couldn’t find it, or her! Oh my! After a few days, she reappeared, and I discovered she had gone to Santa Fe! What? Bad bunny! She says she went to get some ideas for clothes she wants me to make. Apparently she has some new ideas. We’ll have to wait and see how this develops.

When we get the flu, or a cold we say “I caught a bug.” Well, it looks like this “bee” caught a bug, too! Do you see it? I didn’t realize there was a bug on this painted rock until I processed the photo! Sometimes, you just have to look closely at things, and bugs, to get a better understanding. Stay safe, stay well.

Yesterday, I received a mystery package in the mail. Inside was this beautiful tiara! The note says, it is from “The Tiara Fairy”! If you’re interested, you can find the Tiara Fairy (aka Fey Tiara) on Facebook. #tiarafairy #tiaratuesday

You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to be brilliant. You don’t have to be beautiful or handsome. You don’t need to do everything. YOU get to decide, for yourself, what is important to you and what isn’t. So, wake up every day, being perfectly YOU! Be AWESOME! Stay safe, stay well!

In order to make masks for my family and friends, I ended up purchasing a new sewing machine. It came with a cover which was black, and hard. It think it was actually meant to be used when transporting the machine in the car. It definitly wasn’t designed to be used on a daily basis. I wanted some kind of cover that would keep lint, dust and dirt off of the machine.

We worm our way through life, around issues, into hearts. We put worms on hooks to catch fish. And some people like to cook with them, or deep fry them. I think this is a worm, but perhaps the artist meant it to be a snake? I will never know. Stay safe. Stay well.

Shine. “Remember to look up at the stars and now down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” -– Professor Stephen Hawking Stay safe. Stay well. Shine on!

A clue? A hint? Directions to follow? What happens if we go that way? Or this way? Are we just going to go with the flow? Or swim up stream? Another painted rock found on our walks around the neighborhood. Stay safe. Stay well. Be kind.

Another neighborhood painted rock. I have to say, this one made me laugh. All of my life, there have been many PSA notices reminding us to wash our hands. In the bathroom, before cooking, when you’re sick, after using cleaning products. Have we listened? Not always. I’ve seen people skip it, even when I knew it was in their best interest. But not any more! Now, people are washing their hands so much, they’re asking about what lotions and potions to use on them to keep them smooth and soft!

Another painted rock found on my neighborhood walk. It is important to love each other and treat each other with kindness. With so much uncertainty, a little love and caring will go a long way. Stay safe; stay well!

New Bunny

  Luna Lapin sewing doll

In Japan, there is a traditional myth about a white rabbit that lives in the moon. Also, in the winter, snow sculptures are made representing small, white rabbits or hares. They are referred to as yuki usagi. I was originally going to give my new bunny a french personality, but I have changed my mind. She is going to be Japanese. So, I’m introducing you to Mitsuki Bun-Bun.

Space Patrol

  doll troll felt sewing

I dug up this photo yesterday for another reason, but I thought all of you might like to see it. When I was a kid (i.e. a million years ago,) I started a business selling clothing for troll dolls. I created a lot of original designs, which made my clothing popular with my peers. Here are three characters from the Space Patrol series. From left to right: Guard, Medic, Officer.

I love this Retro Tech fabric! It reminds me of the wild computer days of the 80s when it was a revolutionary idea to have a desktop computer in your home. So many of my friends are familiar with that time, that I thought this was the perfect fabric to make masks for them! Now that I’ve gotten the new sewing machine, making these is much easier! And faster!