ONE doggie birthday, TWO dolly wigs, THREE webinars & FOUR jars of pickles

I’ve been busy and I wish I had more to show you… but these pictures will have to do. We’ve had something every single day of this week and we aren’t even done yet.

ONE doggie birthday… Yesterday was Reuben’s 2nd birthday. My hubby didn’t realize it when we got Reuben, but he was born on the exact same day that our dear Scruffy died. Isn’t that unbelievable? When my hubby discovered that on his registration papers, he was all teary eyed and told me he just knew Reuben was the one he was supposed to have. He did get a few extra treats yesterday…

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Here was his first day with us…

I didn’t think he was EVER going to leave the toilet paper alone…

One of our messes after a doggie haircut…

TWO doll wigs… both of Noel’s wigs came in the mail yesterday. I am pleased with them both, although I almost wish I had bought the 5/6 size in the red one…it’s a LOT of hair for such a little face, but I’m not even sure a size 5/6 would fit her head… I think it might. This is a size 6/7 from JuJu’s Dolly Mall. It’s pretty cute on her though and will probably look better with her new blue hat.

The second wig I bought was just one of those sausage wigs that are terribly out of style, if you ask me. I wanted a brown one to match Isabelle’s dark hair when she does a sister set with her. This wig isn’t quite as dark as Isabelle’s but it will have to do.

I did a little styling on it and made it look a little more fashionable! She’s pretty sweet looking in it.

THREE Webinars…I don’t have any pictures to show of this, but Sarah, my webmaster for my blog, sent me some information about free webinars that had to do with businesses and crafters. I have watched 3 really good ones and have learned a few things that I need to start working on in my business and especially my Etsy shop…poor thing…it’s been so neglected. I’ve taken 3 pages of notes and need to put some of the things into action!

FOUR jars of pickles…Today is actually my hubby’s birthday and he wanted pickles! Can you believe that? Pickles! He wanted the ONES I had made before… “Linda’s Pickes” to be exact. It isn’t necessarily Linda’s recipe, as you can find them on Pinterest and the web, but Linda sent the recipe to me, so I call them Linda’s pickles. I made 4 jars for him…(doubled the recipe) and it takes 24 hours for them to “set” so they’ll be ready today for his birthday! What a thing to ask for on your 59th birthday…

They are SO good and so easy to make… I thought I better share that blog post again where I tell you how to make the pickles. You can find the post from June 17, 2016, below…

Pickles for Pop

Well, that was my day. I hope you accomplished more than I did.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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~ Pretty as a Picture ~ Little Darling dress revealed…

PLEASE NOTE:
I added something new on my right side bar. You can now see my last 10 posts at a glance. If you missed one, you can easily click on it instead of scrolling down through all the other ones.

I hope I have this right, but I’m pretty sure Anne mentioned it… “Pretty as a Picture” that is… As soon as she mentioned it in passing, I knew it was going to be the name of Isabelle’s red and pink dress. I think it fits this set perfectly!

I was going to give you some “teaser” pictures today, but I decided to be nice and show you the dress in all its glory! The only bad thing is my camera just could not capture how truly pretty this pink and red are together. The hat is pretty much a bubblegum pink and that matches the pink in the dress perfectly. Maybe it’s a good thing because if the winner thinks these pictures are nice, they’ll be thrilled when they open their box and see it in person…

Let’s start with the unders… the thigh highs first…made from a pretty white stretch knit…

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Then Isabelle has on a pretty pink tulle slip… it’s just what this dress needed to hold it out a little bit.

When Isabelle put on the dress, she could not stop looking in the mirror… she liked the embroidery work on the front bodice and the pink bows on the sleeves…

Here are those little red buttons in the back…

She found a sweet pink bunny (thank you Miss Susette!) in the Dolly Toy Box and knew this was what she wanted as her accessory…

She put on her hat last and twirled around on my cutting table… she told me she felt like a princess. Awww…Isabelle, I’m glad you like it so much!

Aren’t you glad I didn’t tease you today???

I’ll do my very best to get my listing on Ebay Thursday evening. I already have the pictures uploaded… I just have to do the listing part…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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A pretty little dress for that pretty pink hat…

PLEASE NOTE:
My first dress for sweet little Noel is ending this evening on Ebay. She’s my newest little model, and stands just 10″ tall. This was my first dress for her, and she will be so sad to learn what happens around here… you model and then the dress will be sent off to some other little girl to wear… but *alas* your turn comes up again and you get to show off another pretty dress… it’s not too bad…

If you’d like to see her dress listing on Ebay, you can click on the picture at the right side bar, or you can click on this link that will take you to the listing…

~ Sweet and Petite ~

You’ll be happy to see what I’ve gotten done on the dress that goes with the pink hat I showed you yesterday. If you didn’t read the comments you might not know, but that fabric the hat was sitting on was the fabric I was planning on using for the dress. I’m not finished, as I’m sure you’ll see, but you can see how the set is starting to take shape.

The sleeves are puffed and heirloom lace was added to the elasticized edge. My favorite Swiss Batiste lace is sewn in at the waist and you can see the embroidery floss I’ve picked out… any guesses what that’s for??

I left the skirt about tea length and hemmed it by hand.

I forgot to take pictures of it, but there are 3 tiny red buttons on the back covering the hidden snaps.

The inside bodice is lined with a white cotton fabric and all the edges are whip stitched in place.

Here’s one last picture to hold you over till tomorrow… and hopefully I’ll have more to show you.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little pink hat!

I had a super busy day and I never stepped into my sewing room until almost 10:00 tonight. I had finished something last night that I wanted to share with you, but I was also hoping to get something else finished…to go with it…didn’t happen! :o( I know, I know, I am sad just like you are, but hey, there’s always tomorrow…so we’ll see what Tuesday holds for me…

Okay, so here’s what I made last evening… a sweet pink straw hat decorated with pretty pink and red paper roses. Isabelle said it was her turn and she’s probably right… Lian piped up and said, “Hey, but I look good in pinks too…” I told her it was Isabelle’s turn and Isabelle looked at me with those brown eyes of hers and said, “Okay, can I put the hat on now?” Sure…so here she is…looking about as darling as a Little Darling can!

My lighting wasn’t very good but it is the prettiest pink straw…like what you’ll see on the fabric. I wish you could see it in person…it’s just so adorable. I keep picking it up and holding it in the palm of my hand… *sigh*

And what do you think was my inspiration for the hat? Why this pretty pink and red cotton print, of course…

Why so many pictures of the same hat, you ask? Because that’s ALL I have to show…

Maybe I’ll have more time in my sewing room tomorrow…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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