Thursday, July 2, 2015

‘Equestrian Springs’ for Good Fences

This is a beautiful gated community near us with an amazing entrance.


The gate was closed to visitors so I got out and took a few photos.


(while hubby waited in the get away car, lol)

Let’s see what’s inside the gate.




And how about a bit of zoom to see even better.


Time to make like a tree and leave.

 (can you tell I’ve been watching ‘Back to the Future’?)


I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ginger leaves home!

I thought she had packed her belongings to leave home but then I realized she had just packed a picnic lunch to go out to the countryside to enjoy nature. (hopefully not here in Florida, the mosquitoes have taken over the natural settings here! lol)


I am trying to use what I have so I had to ‘dig’ through my stash. I didn’t have what I needed for the red top so I cut a ‘homemade’ cloth placemat for her top. The red ric rac is vintage and the blue denim was about 3 yards that I got for $1 awhile back. The belt is a pretty piece of ribbon that my daughter in law gave me a long time ago. She also crocheted the little Mary Jane shoes for my dolls.


Ginger is such a beautiful doll that she looks good in anything, I think.


And it’s fun to make doll clothes but if you are a novice at sewing, be aware that the doll clothes patterns can be challenging.


Look at the instructions for this simple skirt.


You can’t really take short cuts either, or you will get frustrated working with the small pieces. They need to be cut accurately and sewn together properly. A cutting board is a must and ironing each seam and hem makes a world of difference. Keep the iron on low while you sew and press between each step.


Sewing should be FUN!!!


I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration

and Ivy and Elephants.

I’m joining Shelia at Note Songs today

with Wednesday Wee Ones.

Don’t forget to take time to


Monday, June 29, 2015

The Half Moon

We’ll see a full moon soon and thanks to my new camera, I will have lots of moon shots to share.


But first, how about this half moon?

We have three of these windows in our house and I love looking up to see the beautiful white fluffy clouds. (jars are filled with seashells)


Hubby has been sweet to go out in the evenings and take moon photos.


Thanks hubby! Red heart

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday

and Amaze me Monday.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sewing Challenge continues!

We are having fun this summer with a sewing challenge.


JoAnn from Scene through my Eyes sent me fabric and patterns for doll clothes. We are taking turns choosing the fabric and then creating outfits for our dolls.

(My original post is HERE, we both have Madame Alexander 18 inch dolls)

Holly is ready to go to the park with her puppy and book bag.


I made the little ruffled bag for her book. JoAnn made the cute sandals. The pattern I used for the sundress is a free pattern HERE. It was quick and easy. Thanks Blissful Sewing!


Be sure to visit JoAnn HERE to see what she’s made this week.

I’m joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J

and Roses of Inspiration!

It’s Summer time FUN!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Muscovy Duck in Florida

We had a fun sighting last Sunday. We drove over to the mall to buy some new towels and bath mats. After walking through the mall to stretch out legs, we sat in the car to have a little snack. That’s when we saw a large bird fly from the side of the building. And then another one flew by. So we walked over there to see if they had a nest. (camera in hand)


And there they were! We counted 16 large eggs and there were probably even more in their fluffy nest.

But what was funny was coming home to check my blog and see when I had done a post HERE…the Muscovy ducks at the mall in this very same spot 4 years ago, almost to the day!


At that time, a baby had fallen over the wall and my sweet hubby rescued it and put it back in the nest.


Did Mama duck say ‘thank you’?


Not exactly!!!

We hope they survive. They were in a ‘hot spot’. I hope we get a chance to drive back over there and check on our babies!

More on the Muscovy duck HERE.

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Out in the country!

We saw this house out in the country, here in Florida.


(I was careful to ‘zoom out’ to get a fence in the shot, Tex!)

Not exactly a typical design for Florida.

In fact, I’m not at all sure what the design is.


Do you know?

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Fun “Board Games”

I’ve always loved playing board games. I was young when I had my four boys and I played games with them. (I even learned to play basketball when they got older! lol)


So I was happy to find this ‘old’ board game at the thrift store.


“Park and Shop”


I was just a teensy bit disappointed when I got home and found out it was a reproduction.


But that meant it was nice and clean (and the components were still in sealed packages).


Do you need money to play?


Maybe we can start saving in this old money bank.


I had a puppy dog bank when I was little.

Did you have a piggy bank, too?


I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration

and Ivy and Elephants.

Monday, June 22, 2015

When you can’t go outside and play!

It’s HOT!


Too hot to go outside and play.


So I thought I would share some of Wendy’s ideas for summer time FUN!


How about some ‘junk food’?


Now you know what’s been going on this week!


But don’t think I didn’t have help!


Hubby plays with dolls too!




Wendy says she is innocent!


NO dolls OR bears were harmed in the making of this post!!!


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.