201:#6 and some news

April 6th, 2011

Had more time today so pulled out the colored pencils.

Scott and I received an email telling us that we have been accepted in to a book.  It is a “pattern” book.  There is a nice list of artists that are confirmed contributors…some names that you would probably recognize but I can’t say much more about  it until official contracts have been signed etc.  Scott and I will be making a hat a piece–mine is based on a vintage “coolie” hat that I own.

152: the latest

March 31st, 2010

I have added new pictures of an outfit that I made for my Sd sized boy doll and progress on my homemade Bjd.  They can been seen on my BJd page. 

Also, Scott has submitted his book proprosal to C and T publishing and it has pass through the first editors review.  From there it has to go through 2 more hurdles to be accepted.  He is very excited.

51st post: (Mutant) Teddy bear picnic

August 26th, 2008


Yes it is true–what you see is a 2 headed teddy bear.  I got the idea one day looking at a magazine and my poor my-optic eyes thought it was a 2 headed bear.  My thought was, “hey, cool!”  But, upon putting my glasses I realized that I had seen it wrong–but what the heck–I can make my own right???



The rabbit is  my attempt at a pattern variation–I am thinking an elephant would be good too.


My plan is to get my butt in gear someday and make up the pattern to sell.  But in the mean time–they sit in my studio and keep me company.


On a personal note:  our rat is till wobbling around.  Some days are good and some days are bad–I just can’t seem to decide the quality of life for a rat.  She “seems” to not be in pain.  So we let her be, the kids handle her carefully (and we check often to see if she has “passed” in the night.) 

My cold is gone–yippee!  Fall is here and the squash and cucs are in abundance.  I started my blackberry cordial last week so it will be ready to give as gifts for Christmas.  We went to the Evergreen State Fair (in Monroe) this last weekend.  Max got a second for is picture (he was disgusted with that), Mimi got a first for hers, Scott’s quilt got a second (something about the binding–it will be in a book this fall), and my Dutch Touch doll, Cyril, got a “runner up” Judges choice award/ribbon as well as a first ribbon…just goes to show that it is the “pretty” dolls that get the most attention.   

Funny paragraph

June 26th, 2008

I just finished reading a book by Garrison Keillor called “Pontoon”.  I am a big fan of his “Prairie Home Companion” show.  It strikes a cord in me because those people he describes in his monologues are my family.  We are danish, came to Washington via Minnesota, they are Lutherans and drink hot black coffee in church basements.  I see these people at my family gatherings so I can reallyrelate to his comedy.  But here is the paragraph that made me snort my coffee…”Lutefisk is cod that has been dried in a lye solution.  It looks like the dessicated cadavers of squirrels run over by trucks, but after is is soaked and reconstituted and the lye is washed out and it’s cooked, it looks more fish related, though with lutefisk, the window of success is small.  It can be tasty butstatistics aren’t on your side.  It is the hereditary delicacy of Swedes and Norwegians who serve it around the holidays, in memory of the ancestors, who ate it because they were poor.  Most lutefisk is not edible by normal people.  It is reminiscent of the afterbirth of a dog or the world’s largest chunk of phlegm.”   

(o.k. call me a very sick person!)