Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Day 30 of my challenge. I'm proud of myself for sticking to it. This is the second challenge I finished this year. It does stretch the brain matter. Sometimes I'd just do a small sketch before I went to bed. Like tonight. I've got 15 more faces to do for my 29 Faces. I'll get that one done. Still working on filling up my sketchbooks.

I finished another three mug rugs and worked on my second art quilt. My magnolia.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Challenge Day 29

Almost done with this challenge. I can't believe I stuck with it.

I also finished some mug rugs, pulled fabric for two preemie quilts, and did some more guy faces. The new AC is working in the studio. Thank goodness.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Errand Day

Did a lot of running around today. This morning. Four different stops and back home to put things away and have lunch. Taking care of business emails and zoned out. That usually happens when I have to do errands. It sucks the life and creativity out of me. But I did manage to get two sketches done. I saw these faces on National Geographic website. I don't know who took the pics but the faces captivated me. Now that I look at them they don't look much like the photos. I've got to practice more on my people sketches.

Tomorrow is another day. I will work on my list from today. See ya soon.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Plot Twist

There's a meme going around on Facebook that says something like, 'If life is not going the way you planned, call it a plot twist and keep going.' Not the exact words but that's how I'm feeling right now. I don't know what has been going on this month. My birthday month. The month I had such promise of nice things and it kind of went the route of a poopy diaper. After a month, the AC in my studio was finally fixed but now everything I'd been working on is off track and I'm trying to get things back on the rails. And it's been a slow month for longarming but I've been hanging in there with the 30 day challenge. I believe I can keep it up once the 30 days are up. We shall see. What was a 30 day challenge is morphing into a bona fide project. A large one that will be in progress for some time to come. The cool thing is that I'm ready for that challenge. Scary? Yes. But I'm feeling this down in my soul to keep going. I'm still working on details of the uber project, so I can't give out too much information at this time but stay tuned. It's going to be fun.

Grateful for my friends but one in particular who has been really great when the lave heat of life just won't leave me alone. She has kindly held the tiniest fan with the greatest breeze and with kind words of encouragement helped me through this month. No one can tell me I don't have determination and perseverance. I guess I have a hard head but my heart is bursting with creative things I want to make and show the world. Even if some don't get it. Because my light is great. I'm going to repeat one of my favorite quotes.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is out Light, not our Darkness that
most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Get ready to put your sunglasses on.

Challenge Days 26 - 28

A little late in posting. Drew another medieval gown on day 26th. On days 27 and 28, I researched where to put my work when done and spoke to a friend about doll clothes. It's good to have a person who is your cheerleader, always in your corner. One who will pick you up after a face plant on concrete covered with shattered glass and tacks. The one who will tell you that you are okay and that your ideas are brilliant and say 'keep going'. If you don't have a person like that, try to find one. So here's my latest drawing.

She's similar to the first one but not as much detail. My dates on the blog are off by one but on my calendar they're up-to-date.

#blythe #blythemedievalgown

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Day 23 & 24

Yesterday I made another Halloween dress for my Blythe doll. I used the wrong pattern and her dress was way too short. Hmm... So today I decided to add some more tulle. Black. But the black wasn't as dense as the copper and even though her crotch is covered, it's still not covered enough for me. So I paused and pondered what to do, short of making this a piece for my doll that will stay in my collection. I do have to go to the fabric store soon and I decided to look for some black t-shirt fabric and make some leggings for her. Then her what was supposed to be 20s look will turn into a 50s look. Am I brilliant or what?

Today I designed a witch's hat, made one and cut out another that will be sewn tomorrow. I like it. It's pretty funky looking and I can't wait to dress it up. What I've learned is that I need a good quality black fabric. Black fabric can come extra stiff to like batiste weight. I need it to stand up a bit so I will be on the lookout for the right weight. I'm liking how these little dresses are turning out and I'm ready to really dress them up.

#blythe #blytheclothes #blythehalloweendress

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Days 21 & 22

Still moving along with my challenge and I got something actually made. A cute little Halloween dress. I was going to make a hat but left the pattern at home so I will have to make it tomorrow. Yesterday, I spent a few hours researching 1920 Flapper dresses.

#blythe #blythehalloween #blythedress #blytheorangeandblack

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Challenge Day 20- I think

Yes, I'm still working on my challenge. I didn't work on it yesterday because I was working on a project that has been hanging around for at least two years. And I cut out a pair of Capri pants and worked on a short story. But today, I finished a dress and hat. I still have to put on snaps and other trim but I did it. It's such a tiny dress. I will keep at it though.

I'm still on my Halloween theme.

#blythe #blythehalloweendress

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


It was a weird day today. Starting out with voting. I felt like I was being interrogated but I got through it. Then the AC in my studio is still possessed by the heat monster and still not cooperating. I did get the binding stitched down on my mom's quilt. And I did some sketching but I had nothing else to give to the day, so I left. Got home, took a nap and sketched some new Halloween pieces. I'll show them later. But here's one project I can put on my Done/Finished list.

Another drawing for my challenge.

And more guy faces for the 29 Faces challenge.

#29faces #blythedresses