Thursday, 13 September 2012

Too much

Someone stop the world please, I wanna get off!

Do you ever have those times when you realise that you have organised so much for yourself to make and do and not given yourself enough time in which to do it?  Dumb question really isn't it.

When I made the below list I thought that it would be moderate ... now I am just plain scared.

  1. Finish baby quilt I started 2 years ago
  2. Finish quilt that I am making with fabric I have won\
  3. Finish Christmas table runner I am hand sewing with small hexagons
  4. Finish pram toys
  5. Start and finish 6 Christmas gifts - fabric is coming but not sure what I am making yet 
  1. Finish "decoupage" pendants that I have on the go (about 20) and put on the store
  2. Create and add some of my doodle art
  3. Complete polymer clay dragon and pendant crystals
  4. Once I have a good variety of items ask friends to help promote my store and have a sale.
  1. Prepare 25 make and takes for a Card Christmas party in a week (plus cook cupcakes for it).
  2. Make maternity leave card
  3. Start and finish soooo many kits that I have (especially the Christmas ones).
  4. Make a fun album with some photos for a friend.
  5. Clean up the craft areas (yes they have multiplied) and sort them out so that I know where everything is!
  1. Finish my Blythe doll.  I have the pattern and the fabric for her clothes now so I have no excuse ...
  2. Start on new Blythe dolls.  Yes I have bought two more that I want to customise.  The latest edition is below.
  1. Finish editing my Tassie holiday shots
  2. Hopefully make a photo calendar for my Aunts in the East
  1. Book Flights
  2. Get necessary clearances - Police; working with kids etc
  3. Medical check up

Here are some photos I have been promising for a while:

The new Blythe.  She is what is termed a Factory Doll.  No one really knows what that means but they are normally a mismatch of parts.  This one is well matched from scalp colour to hair and overall skin tone.  She has legit Takara stamps on her body so I know she is the real deal.  I have heard since though that these factory dolls may be put together from stolen parts.  Kind of puts me off getting them now for customising.  They cost pretty much the same amount as some of the cheaper ones anyway.  I did buy a  Simply Mango to customise but my mother said she was too nice as it is.  She is now in the display cupboard along with the other untouchables.

    I was very impressed that she came dressed.  Normally factory dolls are nude and I am sure she was advertised as such. I bought her because I loved her hair so I won't need to scalp her.

    One of the little boys mum looks after recently turned 1.  There was a little bubble machine that he loved.  It was also a windy day so bubbles went everywhere.  These next two photos were taken with me standing next to the machine and the wind blowing bubbles in mums direction.  Couldn't have planned either of them if I wanted to. 

     A week or so ago we all headed off for wave rock.  My cousin took his kids surfboard and was a bit disappointed he was the only one there, in the middle of no where, with a board.  :)  Here he is catching the wave.  He really did!  Look you can see the wake he made.  Good considering he has had no lessons.  I think he should have charged people because others asked to borrow it.

    Of course my intrepid mother had to give it ago.  Her balance isn't that good anymore so she swam to catch the wave.  The fact that she forgot her bathers didn't deter her.

    The sisters.  No their hair style was not planned to be similar and they didn't plan their wardrobe either.  Don't ask about the toys they are holding, that is another story.

    Last but not least is a photo that was taken in Tassie.  It is to not only show my short hair style but I also wanted to introduce you to my Aunty P and Mrs V.  Mrs V used to babysit me when mum and dad worked.  Aunty P was mums best friend.  Love them both dearly.


ruthsplace said...

Lovely new Blythe doll, Gorgeous hair!

I like your short hair too.

Sonia Tralalalala said...

WAAW! Good luck with all those things you have to do!! (:
Rock surfing seems sooo cool. I should try it (;


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BealcA's Pad said...

Love the picture of you 3. Sure do miss hearing from you.

Love you lady


p.s.: Give Mum my love.