Monday, October 24, 2011

Some projects I am working on/Advice please

I want to make a shadow box for my daughter for Christmas using these dolls. The picture below is the inspiration. It's not the best of photos but I don't even think the photographer could get Baby Q to hold still long enough for a formal shoot. Here is the problem......the ringbearer above is fine but the bride needs to have the white dress with the brown hair.
Any suggestions how I should do that. The clothes are sewn on but I can probably still remove it. Then there is what to do with the brown hat....paint it? (I must say I love it when McDonalds has these Madame
Alexander mini dolls in their Happy Meals.)

The cuties at their cousin's wedding in South Hampton

This is the shadow box I saw at Dorothy's booth. See the bride and groom. I thought I would put the photo behind them some way and maybe ad some sea shells and other thingies.

I have been working on tags for E.'s swap. I also made some cards and little tags for a friend to take to her church's auction. I used Jillibean papers. Archivers had just a small book of the papers but no single sheets or embelishments. I loved the penquins. I have glitter everywhere......not the fine stuff but the glassy kind.

Some updates:

I am having two for 25 free Shutterfly photo holiday cards. They are beautiful cards and this is an excellent deal. I think last year I priced my free 25 for about $63.

The other giveaway is for some goodies for following my blog. I have added a couple other little things to that giveway. These giveaways are in my last two posts. You have til Thursday morning to enter. I will have the girly girls draw names on Thursday. Good luck.

Do squirrels hibernate. Please say yes. My barking dog is so annoyed with them and he is hurting my ears. I thought we had one left but now I see two. We had babies this summer. Little stinker chewed a hole through the outside of our house into the garage.

Izzy is feeling better. The breathing problem is better as long as she is on the meds. She has less in her belly since she is on a big diet.....1/4 cup dog food a day. Folks, that is I give her a little more. But she is compensating with trips to the kitty litter box.....
ANY advise on that one. Sorry, gross.

My headaches seem a little better. Haven't done anything different. Hoping maybe colder temps will help.

Well, back to my kitchen. Big cleanup after making the cards/tags and a clutter control toss.

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Sherri B. said...

Looks like lots of things to keep you out of trouble, haha! Love the gift tags, so sweet!

Kimberly said...

Hi Debby, You've been busy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sweet Debby you have been busy making all kinds of pretty things. The squirrels around here I wonder if they even sleep let alone hibernate they are always around. So you may be in for a long winter where they are concerned. Hugs

Julie Harward said...

I loved those little dolls and I don't remember them in M. meals! But then I was a poor farm kid growing up with no M. visits! lOL

Grammy Goodwill said...

No advice for the dolls, but those sure are cutie pies you have there. Glad your headache is better. No idea about the squirrels either.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debby,
Those are precious dolls and will look great in a shadowbox...I just didn't understand what kind of advice you needed.

Thank you so much for your sweet message--it is a long recuperation here, so I am truly hoping for the best!!

E said...

What a cute idea, sure don't know what to tell you about the doll not sure I understand what you have to work with, but looks like paint might your only option. I'm sorry to say squirrels are around all winter and love to out smart home owners at eating the all the bird seed, they are clever little devils. Fun tags can't wait to see what everyone does for the swap. E in TN

Delena said...

Yes squirrels are tearing around our yard as I speak. They are eating bird seed and pinecones like crazy right now. Every morning we wake up to empty pinecone shells on husbands tractor seat. Must be warm on the seat. They can be quite cheeky and love to make their sounds right in front of you. The chipmunks are hibernating for the winter now.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Ick, Debby! Maybe that is why Izzy got sick! Not sure what to say about your doll situation but paint the hat and maybe decorate it to look bride-like. You have a lot going on right now! My grandkids are coming this weekend...haven't seen them in a few weeks.~Hugs, Patti

Digger said...

Hi. I just found your blog and I had to give you a thumbs up! It is sooo cute!! Sorry, no advice on the doll situation, but your grandkids are adorable!! :)

Digger ~xoxo~

Gina said...

I was thinking paint may be the only option for the doll's hat. As far as the hair color goes, I'm not quite sure how to change that. I think this will be a sweet project once it's completed.

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

I LOVE the tags... so creative and so pretty. You have been a busy busy gal.....