Friday, May 29, 2009

May Comfort Dolls

All the little ladies are happy with their new hair and are all bagged and ready to go to their new homes.

This is a lovely Comfort Doll that was sent to me by Noel who donates her gorgeous creations to the Comfort Doll project. I had sent Noel a note, just to let her know how sweet her dolls are and the next thing you know, I have one of my very own.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cafe Chat May 16 2009

If Fear or Finances (or any other stumbling block) were not a problem, is there something you have always wanted to do or try that you have not done?
Do you think eventually you will do the thing you mentioned above? Explain your answer.

I would love to have a women's fellowship center. Somewhere that women from all walks of life could come for fellowship, encouragement, perhaps life classes like cooking, needle arts, gardening and bible studies. I feel that women in today's society are pulled in so many directions and this would be a place of grounding.
Is this too big a dream? I guess not, as I have had it for some time. Maybe God has laid this on my heart and let it settle for a while. I have taken the first step and am teaching Creative Workshops at a women's shelter. Perhaps this is the first step...

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Thrifting finds

In my usual blogging fashion I am playing catch up and no doubt breaking every blogging rule by mixing topics. Eh, whatever....It's either now or never!
So, 'tis the rummage sale season. I am so thrilled that so many of the churches start their sales at 8 instead of 9. That way I can sneak in before work on Fridays!So much fun. so little time but boy, I have been finding some great buys. Found tons of stuff for the Creative Workshops, I probably won't have to go to Joann's in quite some time! Fabrics, yarn, scrap-booking supplies and a candle making kit that was only a dollar! Oh, and check out this great big jar for my buttons! I wonder how mnay buttons it will hold? It is about 10-12 inches tall. (And it was also only a dollar!)
I don't usually look for purses, I am a one purse suits all kinda gal but this vintage Margaret Smith caught my eye. It appears to be unused and again, a buck. Isn't it pretty? This will go with the bird one that I have had for years.

While not rummaging, and not traveleing to Fl to take Adam back for the summer (sob) I am still putting together more Comfort Dolls. It's a bit like an assembly line as I will spend one evning making dresses, another evening making bodies and then hair.
Here are some "parts & pieces"

Oh, here is a picture of the decoupage candle jar that we made at the first Creative Workshop. The picture does not do it justice but all of the jars were very pretty and look lovely with a candle in them. I bought some battery candles from the dollar store that work great for these and of course are much safer than a real candle. Next workshop we will be making fabric covered photo albums. (I will post a picture later)