March 17, 2013

What a difference

Yesterday, Mr. T. had to help me pull a wig off a doll. Poor thing. That old wig was really on there tight. She is a battat that was much loved.
Her hair was beyond repair and she was a bit soiled. (aka dirty) After we removed her hair I re wigged her  with a wig I had on hand.

 .Here she is much cleaner and in a new dress.

She is wearing a hand sewn bonnet. The first I made several years ago.

 Mr.T has been working on the list. You know the one. Things that have been waiting till he had time. Retirement
is great. He has done so many things I can't even tell you them all.One was to make me new fabric shelves in the sewing/family room. My fabric was in the basement in totes. not productive at all. We started bringing them up one at a time.I put the fabric on the shelves.It is not as organized as I want it to be but when the weather gets hot and I need to be inside I will do that job. For now it is fun.Like shopping in my own house. In one of the totes I found vintage aprons. I knew I had some but had no idea which tote they were in.
What is the point of having a collection if you can't see it. I had the last piece of the ladder we have cut for other projects. I hung it to display a few quilts. Yesterday I added the aprons to the top. I have seen many sewing spaces on line.Mine will never look like those rooms. It is full----- it is a bit cluttered and I love it.

Mr.T helped me make bread yesterday,of course we used the bread machine. I have tried many times to make a nice loaf of bread.It always turns out ok but not a big loaf that fills the machine. It had to be him helping !!! The bread was perfect.Now it is his job to help make bread. What a guy!
So many things that made a difference. The wig,the shelves and Mr.T.,the sewing space. I am blessed and thankful each day. Hope you all have a great week. j
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Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh.. I used to have a bread machine that would rise into so MUCH bread, EVERY TIME, no matter what recipe, that it would blow clear up and out and all over the machine! It was not new, (left from my grandmother who passed away), so I gave up and tossed it away, unfortunately... But that aside, I LOVE your dolly! I collect dolls; and as often as I come across them, at yard/rummage sales, I love saving THEM from getting tossed away! Believe me, I have worked on some terrible looking hair! But I love the long dark braids, beautiful new dress, and gorgeous bonnet! What a happy dolly she must be now! (0; Have a great week! ~tina

Judi Hunziker said...

Beautiful job on your doll!

Simply Shelley said...

Your doll turned out wonderful. I am a doll I am following you now. Glad I found you :) Blessings