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I am so happy that you have stopped by for a visit!

It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

Periodically, I will feature those dolls and creations that are available for purchase on my other blog:


Thank you for visiting!
I hope you enjoy your stay here!

Monday, September 29, 2014


It's been month since my last post.
Life seems to throw us all kinds of curves, some good, some bad.
My eye problems are getting better, hallelujah....
but whenever you feel like you are getting back on track, something else gets thrown your way.
I get a nasty tick bite the beginning of June and have been dealing
with Babesia, a somewhat rare, tick-born illness.
It has been a long haul with fever, myalgia, really feeling unwell, constant tiredness, and weekly blood checks. Finally we are getting somewhere. I have tested negative twice. But we are now testing
again for Lyme, because I still have painful myalgia.
How can a tiny tick...and I mean TINY, create such problems.
The meds were hard to take too. And what I don't understand is the price of the medication Mepron. A 1000.00 dollars for only fourteen days, and multiply this by many weeks.
Even with insurance it is still very hard on the wallet. But you do what you have to do.
Hopefully this will be the end of this saga.

With this said, there also has been some good news:
The magazine with our home featured is out and on the newsstands.

We are in "Vintage Style" Fall/Winter 2014

They did a good job, and the writer "got" me. As some of you will know, this is not always the case.
One very funny thing though....it says "doll makers home", and not a doll to be found.
Oh, there were some dolls in our home, but for whatever reason,
be it that the photographer was a man, or that the magazine opted not to show any, I will never know....
but we all find it somewhat strange.

To house and home......
I am cleaning out everywhere.
We are toying with the idea of putting our house on the market
sometime next year. Because my hubby has ongoing health issues,
the property itself has become too much.
A small piece of property and a home on one floor would be the better choice.
We have to see. Meanwhile I am purging.
My friend Laura is coming soon to help me set up Etsy.
I have so many things to part with from antique children's clothing, to bears, and much more.
That should be interesting. Hope to get on with that in the beginning of the new year.

To some other good news..... I am working on some Fall and Halloween dolls, and will be posting soon.

And now.....a few pictures........

Love this pumpkin....unusual shape.

I am getting in the mood to do a little
Halloween decorating.

And this Harvest moon certainly helps.
So, watch out for some Fall-Halloween
goodies for sale coming soon.
Wishing everyone a beautiful Fall.
God bless,