Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Be safe, take care of yourself, and my prayer is for God to bless all of you and your family!
Debbie @ Uneekdolldesigns
Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Visit Amy Jo's Handmade and see this ....
This "stuffed taco" is sure to be a hit with a mexican food lover on your list! Who wouldn't want something this cute in their stocking?
A man is often tough to find things for, but we women know that we like a man to smell good when he is near, so this bay rum goat's milk soap is a great stuffer for any guy's stocking!
You will find it and more at CarvelCountrySoaps:
While you are at it, remember that most any one on your list can use some refreshing and moisturizing lotion. No matter what climate you live in, lotion is a nice luxury to have on hand, and even better when it smells like mint and rosemary! How refreshing is that?
Pick some up from BL Soaps and don't forget to get a few extra for yourself!
I have one more cute stocking stuffer to show you-
But first, let me ask you, do you like S'mores?
You know, the graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate all mushed together in a wonderful and high calorie delight? Of course you do!
But who wants the calories along with it? (Well, I guess I don't really care when I am eating one!) But one way to have a S'more in your hand and have it not add one more pound to the hips is this S'more notebook from Refresh:
Who couldn't use a notebook to carry with them in case you need to write something really important down? (Like your mother -in-law's birthday, or a reminder not to forget what it was you are supposed to remember not to forget! )
There are so many wonderful little ideas at Etsy for stocking stuffers...but the time is now to get them or you may be shedding tears of remorse that you didn't act sooner!
Monday, December 1, 2008
My college age daughter , ( the one I stayed up till 1:00 a.m. for ), went out to her car this morning and in a few minutes I get a call from her on her cell phone that she is stuck in some snow.
I peek out the window, and she was up to the car's hind end in packed snow. And it was packed underneath too...yipe! (All because she turned the car in the wrong direction to avoid it.)
Dejavu...this exact same scenario happened last year. I thought she had learned from it, but...well...let's just say I wasn't too happy about it. Hubby was at work so I had to don full gear and shovel and try to get her out. The car was packed in...wind was whipping so hard I kept losing my muffler. I don't like cussing, and don't do it- but I admit I was searching my vocabulary for the way I was feeling...and the words I knew didn't work...LOL
I tried for 20 minutes to get her out...my teenage son tried helping...we just couldn't get it to do anything. Oh well- I called Hubby and as it stands, he is now out there trying to get her out.
(Why don't young people listen to our wise and ancient wisdom from years of mistakes and experiences? Or at least learn from their previous errors?)
I can't wait to see what happens next...LOL
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
When I am working on a project, I can't really stand silence. Perhaps it is because having four teens in the house has conditioned me to think that if all is silent, someone is up to something ...
Well, at any rate, I like a bit of inspiration going while I am designing. I invested in a portable DVD player some time ago, and now I don't know what I'd do without it! I watch old t.v. shows on it, such as I Love Lucy and old black and white movies. My latest thing is listening to Andrea Bocelli sing in his latest concert on DVD...I have to tell you, I am in sheer creative heaven listening to it! (Although I have no idea what he is singing about for the most part, I could care less...he sings so beautifully you can feel almost what he is singing!)
What do you listen to when you are doing something?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
But, at any rate, I like sharing some of my finds with others...just in case you see something that tickles your fancy and it compels you to purchase (you know what I mean, we've all seen things that say "buy me, buy me!")
But enough prattle... on to the good stuff!
Look at this Christmas light centerpiece from Maggiemags- http://maggiemags.etsy.com/
Isn't it pretty? I thought so!
For something fun and completely unique and affordable, you should look at Sock Monkey Cards http://www.sockmonkeycards.etsy.com/
These cards are sure to make someone in your life chuckle, and that's a good thing!
You must check out Tiptopapplesauce at http://www.tiptopapplesauce.etsy.com/ , especially if you have younger kids in your life that you need to buy for this upcoming season! You will be a big hit if you get them a hat like this!
With winter coming, I can't but help but think how nice it is to not only find something that looks beautiful, but will keep one toasty when the winter winds pick up!This knitted hood- sweater
piece is gorgeous...and it looks so toasty too! You can find it at jmaccknits http://www.jmaccknits.etsy.com/
These items are just a very small sampling of what these shops have to offer, so make sure you take some time out to visit them... and get ready to hear the words, "Buy me! Buy me!" reverberating in your head as you shop!
Friday, November 14, 2008
1. Sophie. Blanche, Dorothy, and Rose from Golden Girls
2. Lucille Ball- who else would it be?
3. Bette Davis
4. Marylin Monroe
New characters added all the time! http://www.uneekdolldesigns.etsy.com
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We drove to the place he had to do his business with, and I sat in a basically empty room for a total of 3 hours while he fulfilled his mission there. I read , wrote notes to a couple of people, did a puzzle or two, read some more...and admittedly listened to the talking going on out in the office by the door. (I learned someone was getting married, and someone else wished they weren't, or at least that's what it sounded like....ha!)
I ate lunch out with hubby, and on the way back, he stopped and got us ice cream. But, besides the fact that it was nice to be good company ( at least I tried to be!) to him on another wise dull trip, I found the highlight for me was passing through a certain small town called Olney. As we drove through it, hubby pointed out a white squirrel running along the grass in a park. I was thrilled, I have never seen one before!
They are very rare indeed, but for this small town in Illinois, they are known as the town of the white squirrels, and so it is! It really was a hgihlight for me!
Here is what they look like:
Aren't they the cutest??? Well, it made my day, I can tell you! Life sure has it's little treasures!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
So I was tagged by LeakyMouth.etsy.com and I have to mention 7 facts that can be weird or whatever you want to call it- it's just facts about me! Then tag 7 other's to do the same.Here's the rules:Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.~ Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.~ Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.~ Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Fact 1. My favorite meal is soup beans and cornbread- I LOVE them , but don't eat them often since no one in the family does but me...:(
Fact 2. I have over 3oo unread books in my personal library and have a goal of reading them all before I pass away.
Fact 3. I am double jointed.
Fact 4. I like to listen to Roy Rogers and Johnny Cash sing .
Fact 5. I didn't get my ears pierced until Iwas 26.
Fact 6. I like being around people who laugh a lot, and I like playing jokes on family members and friends.
Fact 7. I sang in a traveling choir when in college.
Ok, now I am supposed to tag some others so here goes!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Teachers' College and remained in that profession until I
took early retirement nine years ago. During those
teaching years I taught all the grades, and after obtaining
my Art Specialist taught art on rotary from grade one to
eight. Because art was gradually being cut from the curriculum, I then obtained my Library specialist and worked as teacher librarian until retirement.
another, but did not start painting in watercolour until
about 15 years ago. I took a series of classes with
Phillipine born Canadian artist, Art Cunanan. I admired
his work so much and especially his ability to capture
light in his paintings, that I fell in love with the medium
and consequently began to paint exclusively in watercolour.
I still take courses, some still with Art Cunanan, since
there is always something to learn, and I am never disappointed.
of them are from other people's gardens, from our Royal Botanical Gardens or from the wild. I also love scenery, especially the rolling hills of England and the rugged Ontario north country. I would like to paint more interiors, portraits and still life, since all of these subjects are of great interest to me. I am inspired by light and shape. I seem to see these two elements first and try to emphasize them in my paintings.
I show my work on a very regular basis either with a
group or on my own. I belong to three art groups who
sponsor shows throughout the year, and I show with three
other artists, we call ourselves "Watermarks", in art galleries, libraries and museums throughout Southern Ontario. I have two shows coming up this month in which I was invited to participate. One is in Oakville, Ontario, and the other in Vaughan, Ontario. There will be approximately 45 -60 artists in each show. I always seem to be struggling to decide what to show and where.
any of the shows I mentioned above. I also sell from my
home, through flickr, and more recently through the Red
Bubble site. If anyone on flickr is interested, they can
reach me through my flickr site and e-mail http://www.blogger.com/www.flickr.com/photos/bevmor/
Friday, October 31, 2008
So.....I got to work, and here she is! She stands a mere 4 an 3/4 inches tall, and you know what? I sort of wish I had a dress like hers! (I love the dresses from the 1950's, and 1940's also!) Maybe that is why I like the old television series" I love Lucy" so much...Lucy wore the neatest dresses. ( I can't imagine doing laundry in them though...)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Beauty and the Beast by Debbie @ Uneekdolldesigns
Opposites do attract....Have you ever noticed this? The things that bug you the most about someone will most often be their greatest strengths...Hmmm... that is so true if you think about it!
Think for a moment of someone you know- a spouse, a friend, one of your kids. or a co worker.
Let's say they are talkative....er, too talkative at times- to the point where you have a hard time getting a word in edgewise. Yes, chatty people can get on your nerves, yes they talk way too much at times, and yes, they forget to breathe and let you say something too. That is annoying for sure, but.... Chatty people are outgoing, often friendly, and often make good salesmen!
How about someone who is headstrong and stubborn? One thing is for sure, you won't find them caving in to pressure under most circumstances, and they know how to get what they want.
What about someone who is bossy? Someone who likes to be in charge often makes a good leader and gets things done. You find them being in charge at work or other places because that is their strength- annoying as it may be, to be given orders by them!
There are also people who are shy, quiet, and don't speak up. Yes, that can be a problem. But think how nice it is to be around someone who isn't alway blathering all the time, and will listen to you while you blather! Many times I have found that while quiet people say little, when they do speak , it is usually deep and meaningful.
Then there are those who cry at the drop of a hat, and there are some who rarely shed a tear.
Cryers can be very soft and tender hearted, whereas stoic people are often level headed during a crisis and often get things done with cool thinking. That has been my observation, at least.
My point in all of this is that the next time someone really begins to bug you, try to look at it from a different angle. Those things that are so irritating may just be the very thing that makes them special too. Looking at the plus side of a perceived flaw in someone will help you realize that there's usually something to appreciate about them by the same token.
Now, I am off to go chat and annoy my quiet husband so he can appreciate my outgoing personality.......
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
If you are a book reader, or know someone who is, then you should take a look at the selection of unique bookmarks that this shop carries. Like this one called Teatime:
With these bookmarks, you won't need to use scraps of paper to mark your page, you can be cultured and stylish while reading!
1337art also carries numerous other items such as ACEO cards, charms, supplies and magnets, and affordable jewelry such as these super cute pine tree earrings:
And take a look at this copper penny look bracelet: (It would make a "centsible" gift!)
I finally got this set done! I was surprised how tricky it was to create the dwarfs...I guess because they were so short (3 inches tall), it made it hard to maneuver around...but I managed!
"Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work we go......."
Snow White is hoping Sneezy uses the hanky, and not her skirt!
Feels good to get a big project done, doesn't it! Now off to the kitchen to make some banana bread!