Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Another Little Treasure

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I have served my jury duty as it ended today - a hung jury. I've been going to the court house since Monday of last week! I'm tired, y'all! It was my first time to be a juror and it was an experience but it was very hard!! Don't want to do that for a while. Any hoo...

On our travels I popped into a little thrift shop and found that darling little scale!
 Now I have three - that's a collection! :)
You can see I'm milking my Rooster wallpaper, can't you? I'll milk it for just a little while more as we'll be leaving Galveston about mid August and driving to New York! Yay! Mr. Precious will be driving Kiki pulling a Uhaul trailer and I'll be following in my Jeep. When the time comes, I would really appreciate your prayers.
 You've seen my chick but just in case you haven't, here she is in all of her glory.
 Look at the little scale! Isn't it cute? I thought it looked a little like an old clock. The little weight plate kinda wiggles a bit so I'll have to be careful what I poke up on it. I was very careful with my chick.
Just wanted to share with you my little scale who will go with me to New York. Now I've got to make up the time packing up more things since I was off being a juror! No matter what, we just couldn't say "off with his head"!  That was the Queen of Hearts, wasn't it? :) I'm a little goofy at the moment.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Treasure of Love

The treasure of love is easy to find
It's waiting for you if your heart isn't blind
The treasure of love is not very far
It glows like a fire and it shines like a star

It's stronger than diamonds, worth more than gold
This is a treasure that never grows old
The treasure of love is found on no chart
To find where it is, just look in your heart

It's stronger than diamonds, worth more than gold
This is a treasure that never grows old
The treasure of love is found on no chart
To find where it is, just look in your heart

~ sung by Clyde McPhatter



Monday, July 28, 2014

Barbie Mondays - Little Green Dress

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Barbie Mondays. I hope you'll enjoy these posts as I share the Barbie clothes I made for my little grand daughter, Carter.
I had to pop into Walmart and buy another Barbie model. Look at her hair! Oh, she's a beauty.
I made this darling little fitted green dress in this sweet little polka dot fabric.
 It has little cap sleeves and look at the darts in the front. There's also darts in the back.
 This style looks so attractive on the tall and trim Barbie.
Just perfect for church, shopping or a luncheon don't you think?


As I was looking for patterns I found a blog called "Modest Barbie Stlye" and this young mother tells about how the clothes you buy for Barbie are not very lady like and she wanted to make clothes for her daughters Barbies that looked feminine and that would reflect her idea of modesty. She made some really sweet clothes. She doesn't have patterns but she did sell the outfits but unfortunately she doesn't blog any more but her blog is still up if you'd like to see it. I feel the same way as I want Carter to enjoy dressing Barbie but I want the clothes to look lady like.
Here's her blog if you'd like to read her story and see the adorable clothes - Modest Barbie Style.

Okie dokie, hope you've enjoyed my Barbie Monday and I'll see you next week!
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

It's Not Easy Bein' Green

It's not easy bein' green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer bein' red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that

It's not easy bein' green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles
On the water or stars in the sky

But green is the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
~ sung by Van Morrison


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Oil and Vinegar?

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, I did it again - I found something I couldn't resist. I just walked into a thrift shop, you know, just to take a peep, not really looking for anything and there they were! 
That's happened to you all hasn't it? Well, just look! What was I supposed to do? Pass up this gorgeous pair? No, no Nannette! Not me! :)
 They're olden and one of the tops had been chipped and didn't want to stay in the bottle. So, the most talented one that I am decided to twirl some double sided tape around the stopper part and poke it back into the bottle! It worked! I know, I know, it's a bit tilty, but that's okay with me.
 Don't know anything about this pair but here's the bottom and it's stamped 'Germany'. Works for me.
I'm not actually going to put oil and vinegar into the lovely bottles, so for now they're hanging out in my mother's little china cabinet!
Just so you'll know...I was summoned for jury duty and they picked me! I've always wanted to serve on a jury, never have, but this is certainly a busy time for me as we're packing up (again) for our move to New York in a little over two weeks. But anyway, back to jury duty. If I don't get back to you, just know I'll be fighting the good fight, deciding between good and evil and all that stuff! Wish me luck.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Here Come The Judge

Hear ye, hear ye
The courts in session
The courts in session, now
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge

Stop eatin that fudge
Cause here comes the judge
Don't nobody buzz
Cause here comes the judge
Judge Shorty is presidin today
And he don't take no stuff from nobody
No kind of way

Hey boy, take off that hat
Where do you think you're at
I know where you gon be
If you don't heed my plea
I'm here to tell you
Courts in session
Order in the court now
Courts in session
Can't nobody smoke now
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge

Here come the judge,
Here comes the judge
Yall here comes the judge
Order, order
What's the first case on the docket
Judge I got a boy here who can't dance
Can't dance? Ah
Ninety days, thirty days for boogaloo
Thirty days to learn how to shing-a-ling
And thirty more for the Afro twist
Can't dance, what is this
Courts in session everybody quiet now
Courts in session, here comes the judge
Here comes the judge

Is that the man?
No, your honor
Does he look like the man?
No, your Honor
Well, I'm sorry you got to go now
Ah ha you can't recognize the man
You got to stand guilty
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge
Ah yes, here comes the judge
They caught him stompin down the aisle
Yes here comes the judge
I'd rather be lost in the jungle of Brazil
Than to face the judge
This morning the way he feels
Here comes the judge
Here comes the judge boy
~ sung by Shorty Long



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Joy

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm a pretty happy gal these days knowing we're moving to New York to be close to our little grandchildren but I found a couple of little things that just put the cherry on top of my joy!
 Ta dah! Some more Jadeite!
 Just feast your most gorgeous peepers on these two pieces.
Do you see that darling little chicken on her nest? I have a collection of these and she is going to love being with her sisters in New York! She's a little on the small size. I guess she was the runt of her bunch. Are there runts in chickens? :)
Then this lovely olden bowl! She's gorgeous! I do believe this is a bowl for a mixer and it has a little indention hole on the bottom that would have sat on a mixer stand. Wouldn't it be cool to find a Jadeite mixer? Well, I'm happy with another bowl.
I told myself I would not buy anything while we lived in The Little House, but hey, Jadeite! That's all I need to say. :)
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I've Got The Joy

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart,
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart to stay.
And I’m so happy,
So very happy;
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.
And I’m so happy,
So very happy,
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.
 ~ sung by all of God's little children in Sunday School

Monday, July 21, 2014

I Love Barbies

Hello, Dear Ones! Thought I'd take a little departure from showing you our trips in Kiki with some more fun.

Oh, and do you like my new header? Some of you had mentioned it earlier and thank you. I've seen so many headers that are more simple and hey, I do like to copy cat so I had a little time and played. I made it myself. I used to belong to a little graphics club and each month would receive cute images in the mail and this little wreath came from there. :) So thank you for noticing.

Okie dokie...as a young girl, I loved my Barbies and was a closet Barbie doll player til I was 13 years old! Girl friends would pop over to visit and I had my mother working with me to make sure she came and told me first before letting in my friends so I could stash all of my Barbies into my pink polka dot suitcase and poke it under the bed! Whew! I did that a few times.

I passed my love for Barbies on to my daughter. I made zillions of Barbie clothes for her dolls and was kinda reliving the fun I had as I made them. She took care of her Barbies and then she passed them down to little Carter. That's my daughter's Barbie she's holding.
Carter is all into the animated movie "Frozen". If you haven't seen it you really should. It's great, even for grownups. She all 'Elsa' and 'Anna'. Here is Carter with my daughter's Barbie and she braided Barbie's hair into a braid like Elsa's and put on a crocheted dress I had made for her when she was little. Carter took Barbie Elsa to Show and Tell at school. Well, school for 3 & 4 years old. That crocheted dress is almost 30 years old, y'all! Can you believe it?
That's my girl! I love this little stinker.

Well, I'll do just about anything to make Carter happy. I'm a grandmother and that's my job! So since Carter is into her mommy's Barbies at the moment, I thought I would make her some Barbie clothes and bring her a new Barbie too when we arrived at her house. If you know me, I get rather carried away and get on a binge and so I made lots of Barbie clothes. I'm telling you I mean LOTS OF BARBIE CLOTHES! Of course I wanted to share them with you. I made so many that I have enough to show you an outfit a week for 6 months. I know, I'm obsessive. So bare with me and bring out your love for Barbie and each Monday I'll show you an outfit. I'll call it "Barbie Mondays".
Okie dokie. I headed out to Walmart to purchase a Barbie. I needed a model after all! I didn't realize Barbie's had changed so much. This is called a belly button Barbie. Yes, she has a belly button, smaller bust, more normal hips that pooch out and she seems to be a bit shorter than the older version. She's built more like a real gal. I never had a hang up with the Barbie image thing. Did you? Heck, I knew she was a doll and never even thought anyone really looked like that! I could tell the difference between reality and 'play like'. Oh, well. I did have some friends whose mom's wouldn't let them have a Barbie. I felt sorry for them. Barbie did not hinder the image of myself or make me anorexic or anything else. After all, my first sewing project was for my Ken doll - I made him a shirt on my mother's old peddle sewing machine.

I'm getting side tracked here. So just love Barbie with me and the making of some clothes. Now I had packed all of my material up and it was in storage so I had to go shopping for a little more. It's wise to use a small print for Barbie clothes. I used to have many Barbie clothes patterns but through the years got rid of them. So I went online! I found a gold mine of Barbie patterns and probably searched for days for free patterns! Fun fun. Sometimes I had to adjust the pattern to make it fit.

So this was my first outfit. I love this sweet fabric. Oh, I made several outfits out of the same fabric because that's what I did! :) So you'll see repeat fabrics some.
Isn't this sweet? A little top and skirt. I trimmed the top with tiny lace and thought Barbie looked so pretty.
I forgot how small the seams needed to be on Barbie clothes and messed up a couple times and had to toss the outfit. Oh, well, I'm very talented but I ain't perfect! I say with tongue in check and a great big ole smirk! :)
 Now I was on a roll and made Barbie some matching slacks. Cute huh?
 What nice long legs she has and the little slacks fit perfectly.
Then I made a pair of shorts so now Barbie has a complete set of interchangeable clothes to take on a long weekend somewhere. She may want to bring along some strong deodorant since she'll be wearing the same top! :) I had to position Barbie like this and send this snap to my daughter, who at 39 years old still turns cartwheels! I try my best to get her to stop - scares me to death!

As you can see, I love to play and I think I enjoyed making the clothes as much as Carter loved receiving them. When we go for a visit, each day we're there, I give her a 'Special Surprise'. It might not be much of anything, but she loves this. So she received about 3 or 4 Barbie outfits each day while we were there. What fun. 

Here is the free pattern for the shirt
I used the pants pattern for the shorts, just cut the legs shorter
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly,......well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly.......I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong
I feel that room swayin'......while the band's playin'
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
So..... take her wrap, fellas.......find her an empty lap, fellas
Dolly'll never go away again

Hello Dolly,.....well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly.....I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong
I feel the room swayin'...while that ole band keeps on playin'
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
So...golly, gee, fellas....find her an empty knee, fellas
Dolly'll never go away....I said she'll never go away
Dolly'll never go away again 
~ sung by Louis Armstrong



Saturday, July 19, 2014

On The Table

Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, I had to have just a couple of yardbirds with me here at The Little House. So these two won out!
I just had to set up a little vignette on the table.
My neighbor has a few rose bushes and she shares a few blooms with me from time to time! Just poked these into a little creamer.
Aren't these pretty and oh the smell is marvelous! I just love how big they've opened up. Stop and smell the roses y'all.
 Isn't he handsome, so bright and beautiful?
 Isn't she beautiful, all coy and flirty?
 They truly love each other so I couldn't separate them.
No rhyme or reason, just a little set up on the table.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Let's Stay Together

I'm... I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is all right with me...
'Cause you... make me feel so brand new...
And I... want to spend my life with you...

Let me say that since, baby
Since we've been together
Ooo...
Loving you forever
Is what I... need...
Let me... be the one you come running to...
I'll... never be untrue...

Ooo baby...
Let's, let's stay together...
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
Ooooo... Oooo... Yeah...
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Why, somebody, why people break-up
Ohhh, turn around and make-up
I just can't deceive
You'd... never do that to me... (would you, baby?)
Stayin' around you is all I see

(Here's what I want us to do)

Let's, we oughta stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad... Come on

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
And if you mess with me, you can't set me free

Woman let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
And if you mess with me, you can't set me free

Woman let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
And if you mess with me, oh woman, don't go away

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
And if you do me wrong, I just might leave you alone 
~ sung by Al Green


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Time For Some Travelin'

Hello, Dear Ones! I will be posting at my traveling blog for a while. I'd love it if you would come along with me.


Continue to be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)