Friday, October 29, 2010

My Peaceful Life

I like my life to be peaceful....I don't like changes. My IBS has flared up for no reason at all and I am not happy about it.

I have a doctors appointment for the second week of November. I have to go for some blood tests next week. Perhaps my doctor will just give me a pill and pat me on the head and tell me all is well....but I don't think so.
Have a peaceful wonderful day.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dancing at the Movies - Music Video

For the love of life....for the love of love....for the love of music....I give you the love of the dance.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Beautiful Jumble of Color

You see before you a jumble of beautiful color. I have been making earrings for my etsy shop and will start uploading photo's today.
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Great Depression Cooking - Pasta with Peas

Clara is 94years old. She lived through the depression and as she cooks in her tiny kitchen, she talks about the old days....the hard days. She had to quit high school because she didn't have socks. She has her own channel on utube and I plan to view all her "shows". Her cooking style is plain and simple food. I am making this dish today. YUM ! YUM !
Have a great day.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Let's Make Some Noise !!!

I have collected Halloween noisemakers for years. My sweet Granddaughter Hayley loves to try each and every one out when she comes for a visit. It's so funny to see the dogs who are not used to loud noises , put their heads down and tails between their legs as they beat a hasty retreat.
Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Early Voting !!!!

I voted yesterday and I wore my patriotic 4th of July hat. I was surprised.....everybody said they liked it and a few people tooted their horns as they drove by.
If you have early voting in your state......go now and exercise your constitutional right.
Have a great day !

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Great Handmade Halloween Dog Costumes

This has got to be the best collection of handmade dog costumes for Halloween, that I have ever seen.
I have a beautiful Mardi Gras costume that I purchased for Tuffy when we lived in Louisiana. Maybe later, I'll put it on him and take a picture.
Have a fun day.........
I'm off to early voting. I am going to wear my big picture hat with American flags and red white and blue roses all over it. Maybe I try to take my own picture and post it tomorrow.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Do We Love Our Dogs.....Yes We Do !

These high fashion photo's featuring the beloved dog are heartwarming to me.
Have a great day !

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oh Happy Happy Joy Joy !

In just the past week, I have sold two items on eBay and another item out of my etsy vintage clothing shop. I just have to package them up and go to the post office on Monday. I have so little to do today.....I think I will just monkey around !
Have a great day.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

On Being Thankful for Gods Small Gifts

Our pets, just like our children are gifts from God to be cherished and loved and protected. I present to you my male cat "Kelly". I adopted him from our local shelter after Katrina. I knew I could not go to Louisiana to rescue the many animals left behind so, I did the next best thing. I saved a life in my own small town. Keep moving forward and do the best you can.
Have a great weekend!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wizard of Oz Tag Swap

Beautiful cover tag by Karla Nathan @
Sparkeling red tag with Dorothy, Totto and a blue bird by Kristi Montgomery @
Lovely fabric tag by Erica Hofstetter @
Tiny tag of Ruby Slipper by Betsy Johnson
House on Somewhere over the rainbow sheet music with pin wheels by Karen Mathews
Silver Tin Man tag by Deborah Woodrow
Film and ticket to Wizard of Oz by Kathy Lowry @
Over the rainbow by Wendy @

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Medieval Peasant Costume

After seeing the reckoning on netflix, I thought I would pull together a Medieval Peasant Costume from items soon to be listed for sale in my etsy clothing shop. I have used a elastic waist three tier black broomstick cotton skirt.....a denim cotton blouse...a spandex corset with a wide leather belt. The scarf is a vintage 30's shawl and too fancy for a true peasant costume. All in all I think the costume looks passable...not perfect for a Renaissance fair but good enough for Halloween.
Have a great day !

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sweet Spooky Slices of Halloween Fun

Thought you might like some spooky shots of Halloween around my house.
Have a great day!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pretty Porcelain Autumn Puppies

These pretty porcelain puppies are the result of many years of collecting shih-tzu statues. My shih-tus's are a source of joy in my life.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Reckoning

The Reckoning is another gem of a film you might have missed when it was in the theaters. It's on netflix now so if you enjoy a mystery set in medieval times your in luck. I believe it was shot in the Rustic countryside of Wales.
The costumes of the peasants would seem to be simple to put together. I know....everybody wants to be the king or queen, but the peasants costume with it's rustic earth tones is just as interesting.
Have fun putting your Halloween costume together....and enjoy a good movie on netflix.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

HBO "Carnivale" -Opening Sequence

It was 2003 and HBO had just presented a new show called "Carnivale". I vaguely remember watching the first few shows and gradually loosing interest. The opening sequence with the Tarot cards kept playing on the loop in my head. I started to research tarot cards, hungry to absorb as much knowledge as possible. Slowly an idea formed in my mind. The tarot card reader in the series seemed to be using hand made cards.....I could do that!!
The cards above are the very first Tarot cards I ever made. Most of my decks are purchased by collectors in Europe, however this very first deck was purchased by a dot com company called the Tarot Garden.

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Set in winter in a dreary Swedish housing complex " let the right one in " is the love story of a child vampire and a forlorn bullied human child. Oskar is the human child, bullied in school and overlooked by his estranged parents. This fragile almost albino looking child meets "Eli" the dark child, on the snow covered play ground and the loneliness of the odd children blossom into first love.

This movie is stark and unsettling, but I love a good vampire movie set in modern time, although this movie seems to be set in the 1980's.

I streamed this little gem on my computer using my netflix account. The movie is in Swedish with subtitles but just like " Pans Labyrinth " the movie is comfortable in it's native language.

I understand the original producers have made the American version shot in 2010 renamed " Let me in ". I somehow don't think it will be as good as the original, but I will reserve judgement. The trailers of the new version look good and seem to have the same overall creepy feeling. But for now you can see the original on netflix or rent it at your local video store.

The titles of both films reflect the vampire lore, that a vampire cannot enter unless asked by a human.

Have a great watch a scary movie !

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Collection of Beautiful Bed Dolls

My mother came from a hard working farm family in White Sulphur Springs New York. MY Grandfathers house was a ramshackle farmhouse with just a path through each room so you could move about. Thanks to the " Hoarders " program I have come to the realization my Aunt was a hoarder. The master bedroom of the farmhouse was not used since it was so full of stuff....but...on the bed was the most beautiful doll this little girl ever saw. She was a vintage bed doll who although I don't remember the color of her dress, I do remember her painted face with a beauty mark on her cheek and her fabulous red hair. She was gorgeous but I could not touch her, I could not even enter the room.
Over the years I have been able to get my hands on several bed dolls. They occupy the bed in my spare room.
It makes my heart happy just to look at them.
Have a great make something beautiful !