“Cool Spoons in a Box” for a Christmas present…

We have a place here in town called Cool Spoons and it’s VERY popular…even in the colder months. I did a post on it one time and you can see it HERE. They serve frozen yogurt and EVERY kind of topping you can imagine there. It does a booming business and is a very fun place to visit.

Well, my brother and his boys absolutely LOVE to go there, so for Christmas I got this brainy idea to make them a “Cool Spoons in a Box” present. I bought one of those decorative boxes at Joann Fabrics to put all their stuff in and then went to Cool Spoons and got their cups to make it look more “official!” I tried to find as many things as I could for toppings… M&M’s, mini Oreo’s, yogurt covered pretzels, gummi worms, sprinkles, nuts, etc. It was fun looking for things to put in the box. I even found some sugar ice cream cones with George and Tom on them… that’s my hubby and my brother in law’s names. I couldn’t resist. I packed it full. Then I put a little note on the lid letting them know they only had to supply their favorite ice cream.

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When my brother came home on Monday to pick up my mom and take her home with him for a few days, I gave it to him. He was thrilled and told me he’d send me pictures of “the Big Night!” Well, apparently it was a big hit when they got it all out of the box to see what was in there…

…time to make your choices, boys!

Look at the anticipation…

This is Edison enjoying his sundae!

Taylor is being funny with his spoon… (just between you and me, I think Taylor has come out of his shell since his Christmas Concert (dancing debut!) If you want to know what I’m talking about to see Taylor…I won’t even have to point him out… Some Christmas Cheer

…and all packed up…there will be plenty for the next time…

Then tonight I got another text from him saying they were going for “Round Two!” Apparently there was enough for another helping of “sugar!” Then he sent me a later text that it was all packed up again for the next time. He said, “It must be blessed…It keeps replenishing.” Then he called it the Holy box of candy! I’m glad they enjoyed it so much…

I just thought I’d pass that along in case you might want to do the same thing for someone you know… It’s really a fun gift to make AND RECEIVE!

ALSO… just wanted you to know I made a decision on which doll will be up first this new year. I’m just about ready to start sewing again!! You’ll find out Monday… (sorry!)

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.
Blessings, Jeanne

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From dolls in Ugly Sweaters to dolls in Sweet Dresses…

Have you ever seen a parade of dolls in Ugly Sweaters? Me neither… till Joy sent me these pictures. You’ll love them… especially those of you who have 10″ dolls, such as Patsy Tonner and her friends… Take a look…and they really aren’t that ugly… trust me…
Uh…. I believe I count 18 ten inch dolls there Joy… that’s a lot of Ugly sweaters to have to put on!

If you click on any of the pictures they will enlarge and you can see all the fun details!

Joy said a few times setting her dolls up, was like a game of Dominoes…one fell and the others went too.

Aren’t they fun looking all lined up like that? Great job Joy!

Linda wasn’t into Ugly, so she dressed her dolls up in their finest dresses for The Veiled Prophet Ball…take a look…

Here are some of her dolls dressed in AG Christmas dresses…

Then she shared some Christmas pictures… some cupcakes she made with black tube icing and little baking M&M’s for the lights… so cute…and a few scenes of her dolls dressed up for Christmas…

Also a little while back, I showed you some pictures of doll outfits that Kathie had made for a Christmas Doll Swap on the Little Darlings forum. Well, Charlotte received her swap and this is what the dress and “ugly” sweater looked like on her dolls…

Charlotte also sent along a picture of a dress she copied from a 1954 catalog and Cora wanted to show you what it looked like. A flash from the past, don’t you think?

I sure hope I have these pictures assigned to the right person… let me know if I’m wrong on any of them…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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How about some Little Girls enjoying their new dollies….

I downloaded a LOT of pictures this morning from many of my readers and want to share them with all of you. I was trying to figure out a “theme” for them and decided today’s theme will be “Little girls enjoying their new dolls.” You’re going to love these smiling faces.

Here is Hannah, my nieces little girl, (well, not so little anymore! Hannah, slow down on the growing up!)
My sister bought Saige from me and she couldn’t have gone to a better “mommy” than Hannah. She loves her and Saige is very happy to be living there.

I “appears” that Hannah should have asked Santa for her “two front teeth!”

Cindy sent me this adorable picture of them, all laid out on the floor, waiting to “ring in the New Year!” Obviously, they didn’t last till midnight! As I looked closer at the picture, I can see that Saige has moved into the number one spot next to Hannah. I see Hannah has changed her into some pajamas as I see her dress and boots and the other clothes on the other side of their pillows… “Jeanne Marie” is in the second spot and Butterfly is on the end.

…and one last picture of Hannah, with a “real life doll”…her new baby cousin…Jack!


Joy sent me this picture of her granddaughter, Landry, with her new Camille doll, an American Girl Wellie Wisher doll. Isn’t this the most adorable picture ever?
How much do you want to bet that Grandma Joy made Camille that Snowman dress she’s wearing… :o)


Marilyn sent me a picture, not of little girls loving on their dolls, but just real life little dolls… Red headed Anna is in the front and Marilyn said she was probably singing. In the email to me, Marilyn called it “Here come the Lambs!” I think they were in a Christmas pageant. Isn’t this sweet? (You’ll have to remind me again, Marilyn, how Anna is related to you???)


Here’s another doll… Linda… and her granddaughters… sorry Linda, I had to! :o) What a sweet picture!


I hope he doesn’t mind, but I’m putting Susette’s grandson, Krish, in with the girls… because he’s a REAL LIVE BOY and he looks like he’s loving what he’s doing, riding that horse. He was at an Indian wedding and decided he wanted to give that horse a try! :o)

Okay, that’s it for some fun pictures…from my readers and I hope you enjoyed them. If you haven’t guessed, I’m stalling just a few more days until I can have something sewn and ready to show you! I’m getting things ready in my Sewing Studio to start 2017 off with a bang! Thanks for being patient!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Did anyone get a new DOLL for Christmas?

First of all, thank you for the many Christmas wishes yesterday! I was flooded with them and it was so wonderful and welcoming! I appreciated all your kind notes and thoughts! May you have a terrific New Year in 2017!

Okay…now I wasn’t expecting this… but Kristoffer found a doll and thought she needed to come live at my house. She’ll be the only doll on the shelf in clothes! Her name is Yelena and Kristoffer said she was Russian. She is porcelain and has the sweetest face and a pretty velvet looking dress with a muff to keep her hands warm. Her face and arms are bisque but she has a soft body and bendable arms at the elbows. She comes with a stand and underneath her dress she has a on a pair of pretty pantalettes and some sweet Mary Jane shoes. It blessed me to think of Kristoffer walking in a store and seeing this doll and thinking she’d be better off living at my house! :o)

Rebecca repaired a necklace that I had in my jewelry box. I had made it a long time ago and it was kind of “kinky” in spots… I never really cared for the way it hung around my neck… I like them to be smooth and hang perfectly symmetrical. Well, she fixed it and I was surprised at this present too.

Well, this is NOT good… I had my post all written but when I got ready to add my pictures, they won’t load. I’ve been working for over an hour and a half and it keeps saying http error. Something happened between last night and tonight… bummer. Nothing like a blog post without pictures… and to think my “computer-fixing” son was here all afternoon… rats!

I’ll have to see what I can do about it tomorrow… but I don’t know what… I bet there won’t be a soul anywhere that can help me the day after Christmas… I’m so sorry…

So I’ll ask again… did anyone get a new doll for Christmas? If you can’t see mine, I might as well let you describe yours if you got one!

See you tomorrow, (hopefully with pictures)
Blessings, Jeanne

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