The Lord Made a Difficult Day Easier!

Greetings & Salutations, Internet~Land! I hope all is well with you this weekend. It was a strange week for me. Work was good, but seemed extra long. As some might remember, last year we lost our younger sister at the age of 39. It was such a shock, and still seems very unreal. As the first anniversary drew near (yesterday), the memories would hit in waves as I was trying to go about my regular tasks. I was so, so thankful to learn that we would NOT be working the Friday overtime shift (blessing number one). Friday, I woke up at around 6:30am and began to putt around the house. I baked up some homemade pretzels and brewed some fresh oolong tea. Once breakfast was done, I worked on my new patterns for this week. Being productive is very therapeutic for me (blessing number two). After working for a while, I felt kind of drained, so enjoyed taking a warm, snuggly nap (blessing number three). When I woke up, I finished the patterns, and then was able to help a friend who is working on some college entrance essays. It was nice to step outside myself a little and help someone else (blessing number four). Later, I got all the pattern pieces cut for this week’s sewing video (blessing number five). Today I filmed the actual sewing part for the new coat design. I’ll finish up & post the new video tomorrow. It was so nice to have happy things occupying my mind in addition to the difficult things. The Lord is very good to bless me with a very full and happy life ~ it makes the hard times easier to endure. So, it is with a contented and grateful heart that I continue to move along and share my joys with all of you. I hope you are able to have a lovely weekend of rest, peace, and dolly fun!

bjd 70cm male long coat

70cm male bjd long coat

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Back into the Swing

Whew! Hello, Internet~Land. How are you? Has the new year started out well for you? I hope you are finding new avenues of creativity and energy. I also hope you are keeping yourself healthy. Good food, lots of water, and then there’s the other thing … exercise. Ya ~ I’ll work on that one, too, I guess … if I must. It’s been a challenge to try to get back into the routine after all our holiday activities. We also had our annual inventory event at work the first of the month, so now we’re all trying to get back into a regular rhythm. I think I will get there. I’ll just take one day at a time.

To jump into January, I have started my new planner for the year. My daughters got me some of the Happy Planner items for my birthday & Christmas. I have several pages of fun ideas for patterns, paper dolls, and videos. I also have a Doll Show coming up on January 26. Now to finish up some items to take along with me!

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This week, I have been putting together one of the patterns from The Twelve Gifts of Christmas so you can see what it looks like when finished. It’s the gown set for Annora. It actually went together really well, and was one of the “easier” things I’ve sewn in a while. I hope you have fun sewing it, too. Take good care of yourselves this week ~ and be sure to get enough rest!

On to the Next Project!

Whew! How is everyone in Internet~Land enjoying the new year? Now that the holidays are over, I was able to finish up my Doctor Who outfit for the 70cm Resinsoul body. He’s all done! And now, it’s time to move on to the next project ~ my new 1/4 scale Mirodoll Candy. I’ve now done her faceup, and next will be the wig and clothing. These dollies keep me busy!

I will also be hosting a table at the Cross Roads Doll & Teddy Bear Show up in Clackamas, Oregon on January 26, 2019. If you’re close by, come on in and say, “Hello!” Wishing you all a super week!

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