Monday, November 14, 2011

Still in GA, and playing around...

Things are very much still up in the air as we wait to find out when we need to be in NY, so we are just enjoying the time we have here and getting this house ready to move out of. We were planning to travel up the eastern seaboard to get to NY, but have decided to travel to OH first as my Mom and Step-dad have graciously allowed us to winter our travel-trailer on their property, since all the parks in NY are closed for the season.

In the last few weeks I have been working on some more clothes for my Monster High doll. (I'll get back to Barbie stuff too, once we get moved. I love Babs and will always come back to her, but I'll tell you I am loving the challenge of creating for the uniquely shaped MH girls!) I created a top to match the Purple Gingham Skirt I created a few weeks ago. This one was completely from my own mind and I love the way it turned out.

My next top was created using a Barbie doll pattern that I reduced and altered to fit the MH body. I was very curious to know if this would work as I have several patterns for Barbies and would love to use them to create more clothes. For the most part the process was easy and worked rather well. Because of the exaggerated curve of the Monster High spine, the back doesn't close completely like I'd like it too, but with some time and tweaking I think I can make the work too. I love the way the top turned out and will be adding some slim black ribbon trim to it to finish it off!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Already??? (pic heavy)

Happy Anniversary to my dear husband and me. Twelve years ago today I married my best friend and soul mate! I look forward to many many more years of happiness! =D

It's been ages since I blogged, as many of you also are facebook friends you might already know how my life is right now, but just to play catch up... hubby's deferment was approved, so our new report date is the 10th of December. We are still heading to NY and are trying to decide when we want to leave GA. I saw my doc on Halloween for my final appointment and have been given the all clear to get back to normal life. (although he did say not to over due it, no gymnastics and such! ;-D lol)

Speaking of was a little tight this year so we kind of made due. My youngest was a soldier, my middle was Jack Skellington ad my oldest decided he wanted to dress up too. He was a character of his own creation. He was the God of Fortune from a story he is writing. (no he wants to steal my cape because it's so warm and comfy! =D On a side note I've had that thing for close to 15 years {it was a gift from my Dad and Step-mom!} I love it and now that they are back in fashion I cannot wait to wear it this Fall and Winter! ) We had tons of kids...nearly a thousand!!! How do I know, you ask...well I bought a HUGE pail of 1000 suckers and aside from a few dozen kids that came around twice and a small handful of kids at the end, I was only giving each child 1 sucker, and after 2 hours of trick or treating (ours lasts from 6-8) ALL the suckers were GONE!!! There were tons of really creative costumes, but honestly none of them topped the adult wearing the homemade Optimus Prime (Transformers) costume! It even had working lights!!!

On the crafty/doll front I have been playing around making clothes for Cleo...I started out with a simple one piece vest pattern I created, I altered it several times and ended up with half a dozen various felt and denim versions. Then I used a small scrap of left over denim (I'm repurposing the legs off an old pair of jeans!) to create a halter top. Since all my ribbon is in storage in NY I took 12 strands of sewing thread and sectioned it off into 4 thread groups which I braided to use as the halter ties! Next up I created 2 different skirts... a slim pencil skirt with black trim and this purple gingham trimmed skirt! All of my other Cleo pieces can be seen over in
my Flickr photostream.

As far as nail go, I have been keeping them painted most days, but I've been rather lax in taking pics. :-( But here is my Halloween mani... Revlon's Mad about Mango scented polish on my ring fingers, and 2 coats of China Glaze's Ick-A-Bod-Y from their 2010 Halloween collection. On my ring fingers I did a quick free hand jack o lantern face. Right now I am wearing this pale simple pearly number. I've got 4 coats of OPI's Pearls of Wisdom on all my fingers. On my ring fingers those layers are mixed with 3 coats of Wet n Wild's Party of Five Glitters which I them topped off with Hard Candy's Matte-ly in Love (which I am totally in LOVE with, and seem to use it over nearly everything! lol)

So in a nutshell that's what's been going on in my life. Next week I'll be busy working on cleaning and painting and such to get ready to head to New York. (man I'm still not totally ready for that, but hey that's where the Army wants us so that's where we're headed. We'll make the most of it! :-D ) Thanks for stickign aorund and reading all this. HUGS