Sunday, October 30, 2011


Finally finished my octopus!!!! When I was making the steampunk mermaid & fish I started him by making the legs out of silver beads on wire. I had considered making him as part of the scenery for that wall hanging. But instead of cloth wound up making body out of fimo, which was of course too heavy for that. Then as often happens I wandered off into other projects, but made up my mind to get him done before I start anything else!


Been busy with class in DelNorte and the usual canning etc. from garden before the snow hits. Classes are going well...everyone seems to be having fun, and talking about more. Meanwhile I managed to put together a couple of fun dolls. One for Margaret who helped me get help with my computer. She wanted a doll who looked like her as a young girl...a tomboy with pigtails. We were both happy with the results.
Then there was a very cute baby doll type in SD&A which I felt I had to make for best Jane to take for her grandson when she goes home for Turkey Day. I still have fond memories of my youngest GS and dolls I made for him, so am a believer in boy dolls!
I, of course, had to change the pattern a bit; the Grandson has wild "fly-away" hair, so used long fake fur, which was the biggest change. Works for me! Now I must get busy & finish my steampunk octopus which I started while when making the SP Mermaid.
He just needs a few more nuts 'n bolts, etc.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I got a new wireless HP Printer-scanner-copier...and it is great! Now can print from anywhere in the house. (Jerry has computer in a different room...I like to work on laptop in LR). Had several requests for pattern for Amber, so made this my first project with the new equipment...I love it, already and I still don't know all the possibilities. For one thing, when I scan patterns now, it doesn't mess them up, and converts to PDF. Oh the hours I have wasted trying to conquer that problem. Anyway, I put together instructions for Amber, and have them in my Yatimi shop.
Had my first doll class I'm teaching & it looks like its going to be a lot of fun!

Also had our first snow so spent the day pulling tomato plants to hang in hothouse...
also canning, drying etc. Busy Busy Busy!