Friday, May 15, 2009

Time for a litte fun stuff ...

Here's my first crochet project for my beloved Barbie doll. There is a crochet thread on the Barbie Fan Club Bulletin Board and patterns are shared among members. This turned out so much better than I imagined it would. After all, I hadn't done any crocheting in years!

Then, I found a dress pattern on the BFC board and crocheted it in white. I hadn't planned on it being usable. I figured I'd make all the mistakes so I could make a "real" one. Ha! It turned out quite grand, don't you think? I'm thinking about adding a crocheted flower and maybe a wide belt ... and, then ...

... these beautiful colors are for a color block dress pattern for Barbie that I recently found!

I had forgotten how much fun this could be!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where have you been?

Jeez! But, it's been too long since I was last here. What's going on with that, huh?

Well. They call it life.

My granddaughter lives with me for almost a year now and she occupies a good bit of my time and attention, as does my darling husband. Housekeeping, making certain that there's food in the house, laundry, gardening, auto maintenance ... these seem to be the only things I do lately. And, I hate it! I deplore not having time for art or for taking pictures or for giving my dog a bath or for taking naps or for writing ... Why does life have to be like this? Why can't I just have a little, tiny, teeny bit of time just for me, to do what I want to do? There just doesn't seem to be much time for the "fun stuff" these days ...

I thought it was supposed to get easier as I got older? What happened?