Thursday, November 19, 2015


 Hi everyone!

Here are a few things to make you smile while I  get the next post ready. I'm taking pictures and will share soon.

I am also adding new items to my Esty store. Check back regularly!

Ok, who wants to make this with me?

...when you wake up and don't feel like walking down stairs.

now how cool is that. by lilly

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Monday, October 19, 2015


Liebster Award

Hi Everybody! {{{waving}}}

I am so glad I have been tagged again! This time by Shasarignis at I struggled to make a post when D7ana  from tagged me for the "World Doll Day" this past June. Summer got in the way and I never got around to it, darn it! I have time now. I will tell you more about why in an upcoming post. It took me a few days, but I am here! (grin) So, I will respond to both at once

Thanks shasarignis and D7ana!


The responsibilities associated with this award are as follows:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog. (Check!)
  2. Give your readers eleven random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the eleven questions from the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate eleven bloggers to receive this award.
  5. Invent eleven questions for your nominees.

Here are the questions from Shasarignis:

1. What is your favorite doll and why ?
The one I love the most is the one I found buried in my back yard. Aside from being beautiful, she makes me think of one word... survival and has become my muse. She sits on my desk.
I also like any doll with full articulation. The ones I  would want to own are any found at
2. One of your best childhood memories
Going to the New York Worlds Fair

 3. Do you travel with your dolls (plane or go to job) ?
Yes, I have a post coming up where I took  a fashion doll and a 1:12 doll to the beach this past May.

 4. When did you start to collect dolls ?
I was probably about four. I never threw  them away. They all just sort of disappeared!
5. Do you collect anything else than dolls ?
Cameras, antique books, especially old hymnals to name a few.
6. Do you have a favorite place that you like to go, and why this place and not another place ?
Any warm place near water.
7. If you have a machine to go back in time, in which time do you want to go ?
I would be chilling (spending time ) with Cleopatra in her palace using her natural products and talking about girly stuff. LOL
8. If you could choose your job, what kind of job you would choose ?
Since I am now semi-retired, it would be one that I would make my own hours and play a lot.
9. If you could make a movie, what kind of movie would you make ?
It would be a hilarious comedy,  but Denzel Washington would have to be in it!
 10. Have you been on a cruise, if not, where would you like to be on a cruise ?
I have been on two cruises so far. One to Panama, Cost Rica and Belize, the other was to the Bahamas.
 11. Do you think it is important to respect nature and why ?
 Yes. I Recycle, repurpose (watch next post) and reuse a lot! Many of us are fortunate to have plenty. We need to honor that by not wasting while protecting and preserving the earth and all of its inhabitants.


1) I was once invited to and attended a press conference at the White House
2)I have nine grandchildren
3) I speak intermediate Spanish
4)I was a cheerleader, a color guard and on a drill team when a teenager
5)I played first chair/string violin in high school
6) I know how to dance ballroom dancing
7) I am tall
8) I am currently writing a novel
9) I really like comedy clubs and I am always making people laugh
10) I enjoy good jazz
11) Finally, I am  much more spiritual than religious and enjoy reading about spiritual things

I now tag:

1) Jocelynsdollhouse
2) Giac
3) Marta at all 4 Barbie
4) 1/6 Point of view
5)Miranda  @ One sixth Avenue
 6) Pier One Sixth
7) darkroomdolls
8) smallerplaces
10) Lily

The  World Doll Day  questions tagged from D7ana  were also answered above  which were :

 1.  2014 Favorite Dolls (and/or Action Figures)

2.  2015 Wish List Dolls (and/or Action Figures

3. Tag 5 people to do as I have done.

I will not tag anyone for the World Doll Day because that takes place in June.

My questions to them are:
1) Have you ever shared your dolls/miniatures with a member of the opposite sex?

2) Do you tell others about your hobby?

3) Do you have dolls /miniatures of other scales?

4) Do you have a budget just for your hobby?

5) Blogger or Facebook? Why?

6) Who is your biggest supporter in the world of dolls/miniatures?

7) What doll/ miniature would you like as a gift?

8) Which of your miniatures or dolls reminds you of yourself the most? Why?

9) Do you have other hobbies? What are they?

10) Have you ever traveled far for a doll/miniature purpose? How far?

11) Do you have dolls of other races or cultures than your own? Which are they?

BONUS: Can people buy anything for their dolls/miniatures from you? If so where?

Happy Tagging!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Love ALWAYS Wins

Even though I have been pretty quiet since my last post, I have been very busy. Most of my projects are medium to pretty big. I will share the updates in a future post. So, I needed a quick project I could complete just to feel a sense of accomplishment.

I looked at my mini church. As most of you know, it was completely built when I purchased it. I drew out some ideas for a renovation and began working on it when coincidently tragedy struck.

 On June 17th the embodiment of hate walked into a church, prayed with a group in bible study, then, massacred nine of them. I live in the state where this happened. The victims were wonderful contributors to society. The victims consisted of a state senator/minister, librarian, grandmothers and other beloved people.

The gunman wanted to start a "race riot!" Instead people came together in love and peace against hate. In court, the family members forgave the shooter. How noble! The whole country has been affected with a lot of shifted  thinking . As a result, many changes have already been made. I want my grandchildren to always see this as an example of the power of love over hate and so...

I have decided to dedicate my church in memory of those nine saints. It will have a prominent place among my other projects.


To be able to understand the entire story
Even though I am still working on it, I wanted to show what I have done so far. Look for the completed project soon!

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Downstairs is the Pastor's office. Notice the floor.
It is actually printed photo paper I purchased on EBay
(papers on the floor are for the mini wastebasket) The desk will either be painted or replaced.

The attic will be where out-of-season items will be stored

The floor/ceiling was taken out to be painted.
I painted over the downstairs "windows'

These ladies are ready for service! (this with the floor/ceiling dry fitted)
 I have a stained glass I am going to add to the sanctuary.

This curtain fabric came in handy and fit perfectly.
Sorry for the dark pics I used a light and it made even it worse!

NOTE: Several years ago nine heroic firefighters were killed while on duty in Charleston. They were memorialized as the Charleston Nine.  Many people have now re-memorialized the victims of the church massacre as The Emmanuel Nine as a gesture of  respect to the firefighters.