Saturday, October 26, 2019

Still Making Tildas

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm still on a Tilda kick and wanted to show you another doll I've made.
If you follow me on Facebook you've seen her but I still wanted to share her with you.
 Meet Sandy and she has a story. I have a little friend who is going to be 90 years old on her birthday. I misspoke on FB and said she was 85. Anyway, she had called me and we were having a nice conversation and she asked me what I had been up to? Well, Tildas of course! So I went on and on telling her what a Tilda doll was. She just asked me so many questions about these dolls and I was happy to tell her.
 When we hung up our phones it hit me! Make her a Tilda doll for her birthday! And so I did.
I named the doll Sandy after my friend. When she received her doll, she called me and was so grateful and told me how she was going to display her and she was looking for a little chair for her to sit in. I just can't tell you how much joy it gave me to make her so happy. People, don't miss those moments to make someone smile.
 Anyway, look at Tilda Sandy. I think she turned out pretty cute, don't you? I used a fine Sharpie for her eyes and it seems to always bleed a little. I should have used a seed bead or maybe paint. Oh, well! I was proud of how her little hair turned out. I just never really know what I'm going to do with the hair until I get into it.
 I put little purple bows at the end of her sleeves. Oh, Sandy, my friend, is a red head so that's why I chose purples for the dolls clothes. I didn't have any appropriate yarn to make red hair. She told me how she loved purple and it was the color of her birthstone!
 I placed little ribbon roses at the bottoms of her little leggings.
 Then shoes! I've never made shoes like this before and I think they turned out so so cute! Perfectly matched little shoes with more ribbon roses to top them off.
Well, there you have Sandy! I so happy to know she is in a good and loving home. Don't forget to be kind to your friends. It's amazing how little it takes to put a smile on someone's face.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Try A Little Kindness

 If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and say you're goin' the wrong way
You've got to try a little kindness yes show a little kindness
Yes shine your light for everyone to see
And if you'll try a little kindness and you'll overlook the blindness
Of the narrow minded people on the narrow minded streets

Don't walk around the down and out lend a helping hand instead of doubt
And the kindness that you show every day will help someone along their way
You've got to try a little kindness...
You've got to try a little kindness... 
~ sung by Glen Campbell



Monday, October 21, 2019

The Breakfast Room All Falled Up!

Hello, Dear Ones! Today's post is going to be be quite long so grab you a Diet Dr. Pepper and let's go.
 My little Breakfast room hutch! How I love thee! She is all Falled up and I want you to look at the very top and the vignette up there! I know it's a little gawdy, but hey!
 My hutch is sitting in front of a window that has a white curtain hung in the window frame. So from the outside you would never know a hutch is poked here!. I have placed two chicken tureens and a white Rooster up on top. They are backed by a tray. Little Fall blocks, pun'kins, garlands and sunflowers.
 If you look real closely you'll see little fairie lights and oh how sweet this looks at night.



Here is the top and middle shelf filled with my Rooster dishes that are just perfect for Fall! I love to poke in the amber colored Rooster and hen on a nest for some cuteness. Of course I love me some red too so that cabbage platter works so well.

 On the bottom shelf I've placed a doily and my Rooster tea set!


Let's twirl over to the left to the baker's rack all Falled up.
 This is another piece that I love to decorate with every season.
 My Italian Roosters are still singing their songs of Fall.
 My pumpkin tureen sits atop a few cookbooks.
My second shelf is filled with loveliness. The platter in the back of course is not of the same pattern but I like how it looks. I guess we can call this the tea/coffee shelf.

Next...the dry ingredients shelf plus a cute little yardbird couple and a napkin holder, minus napkins, to blot your most voluptuous lips after you've eaten the homemade cookies! :)
You've seen this before, but the very bottom shelf has a couple of baskets to hold the only cookbooks I kept after moving back to Texas! There you have my Falled up baker's rack!
 I've shared with you my little seasonal sign I made with the ladies at my church. I've shown you the summer look with the sunflower and now I've exchanged it for the pun'kin all painted up by me! Yay Fall! I love my seasonal sign!
 Lastly, my little kitchen table. Just a simple little vignette all poked down on a crocheted doily I made many many harvest moons ago.
I want you to gaze upon the cute little red, white and blue chick! She sits proudly here amid all the Fallness.
I hope you were able to stay with me till the end. If I could give you a cookie - I would!  Happy Fall, y'all!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Harvest Moon

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin'
We could dream this night away

But there's a full moon risin'
Let's go dancin' in the light
We know where the music's playin'
Let's go out and feel the night

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart

But now it's gettin' late
And the moon is climbin' high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin' in your eyes

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon
~ sung by Neil Young




Monday, October 14, 2019

My Dining Room Has Fallen

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm still falling! Are you finished with your Fall decorating now? I am getting there. So today let's go into the dining room...
 The other evening we had our first dinner guests! I was so excited and Falled up the dining room a bit just for them. They were so impressed with my menu - TACOS! Hey, this is Texas. I did make brownies and home made ice cream! It was yummy. Okay there I go getting sidetracked about food.
Here's the table. I tossed down an old Fallen tablecoth and grabbed some white dishes and put little golden colored ramekins on top - perfect for my pinto beans.
 But most of all I wanted to show you my centerpiece. Easy and sweet! I did buy this trio of pun'kins this year at Ross. They have little cutouts in them and they light up! I love it. I also poked down a few little Fallen leaves garlands.

Got all fancy with my paper napkins! But I did use my real silverware.
 Even though this was pretty minimal, my guests were impressed and it made me proud. You really can have a nice dinner even if you're just having tacos, homemade pinto beans, guacamole and chips. Not to mention home made ice cream to top it all off! :)
 Okay, on over to the buffet. I didn't do much here except poke down a few pun'kins and Fall leaves.
 I did add a few Fall colors flowers to my floral that I had already made.
Hope you all have enjoyed seeing my simple little dining room. Now go on out to Taco Bell and get you some yummy tacos! :) or maybe a been burrito.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Bread and Butter

 I like bread and butter
I like toast and jam
That's what my baby feeds me
I'm her loving man

He likes bread and butter
He likes toast and jam
That's what his baby feeds him
He's her loving man

She don't cook mashed potatoes
She don't cook T-bone steaks
Don't feed me peanut butter
She knows that I can't take

He likes bread and butter
He likes toast and jam
That's what his baby feeds him
He's her loving man

Got home early one morning
Much to my surprise
She was eating chicken and dumplings
With some other guy

No more bread and butter
No more toast and jam
I found my baby eating
With some other man
~ sung by The Newbeats




Friday, October 11, 2019

Just Have To Play!

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, no matter what I just have to take a little time to play. You know how I go on my tangents. I go crazy for a while making one craft thing until I get tired and then go on to something else. So I think I'm on a Tilda tangent like now.

 I did go a little crazy, can you tell?! I discovered how to make little clothespin Tildas and just fell in love with them. I saw a video on Youtube but I didn't save the link. If you'd like to see it I'm sure you could just look up clothespin Tilda doll. I sent the above picture to my daughter and she said the Tildas looked like a gospel choir with their little hands raised in praise! I love that!
 You're probably wondering what in the world am I going to do with 26 tiny Tildas? I'm going to give one to each member of my United Daughters of the Confederacy. Our chapter color is red so that's why I dressed them all the same in the red fabric. I made little blondes, little redheads, little brunettes - black and brown. I left off gray or white hair - :) Just saying.
 Looks like they are line dancing here! Here you can see some of the little hairdos. I made a little yarn wig by wrapping the yarn around two of my fingers a few times, cut the yard end so I had a circle. Put the pinched circle at my sewing machine and sewed down the middle to make a part. I glued the part down to the head and then the fun began! I hand sewed little buns, curls, just whatever happened happened and they all turned out really cute. Or I think they did. Then I glued down a little ribbon rose to her hair. I used fine tipped Sharpies for her eyes and mouth. Being that some of the clothespins were a little rough - some eyes and little lips ran a bit. So hopefully they don't look too bad! They also got blushed cheeks.
 More hair and more dancing! Look how they are all in step!
It is obvious that this little Tilda doesn't use night cream. Look at her complexion!
Oops! Lipstick runs! Well, these little Tildas are cute but they ain't perfect! I'm hoping the ladies will like them and I hope you do too.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Lady in Red

 I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight,
I've never seen you shine so bright,
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance,
They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance,
And I have never seen that dress you're wearing,
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes,
I have been blind;

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek,
There's nobody here, it's just you and me,
It's where I want to be,
But I hardly know this beauty by my side,
I'll never forget the way you look tonight;

I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight,
I've never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing,
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side,
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away,
And I have never had such a feeling,
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight;

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek,
There's nobody here, it's just you and me,
It's where I want to be,
But I hardly know this beauty by my side,
I'll never forget the way you look tonight;

I never will forget the way you look tonight...
The lady in red, the lady in red,
The lady in red, my lady in red,

I love you... 
~sung by Chris De Burgh


Monday, October 7, 2019

Falling on the Tables in the Living Room

Hello, Dear Ones! I just wanted to say Mr. Precious and I have been on an RV trip for the last two weeks and that is why I haven't gotten back to you. Then...I came down with a horrible sinus infection that hurt so badly the pain was all the way down in my teeth - thought I was going to die! I called my doctor and was sent a Zpack to Walgreens ( we use Walgreens for our prescriptions and had no idea no matter where you are you can get a script there! ). We cut our trip short and just got home last night. I just wanted you to know since I appreciate you all so much for visiting with me. 

So...on with the Falling...
You've already seen my fireplace in the living room so today I'm going to show you my Fallen tables.
 Here's my coffee table. It's a big round one and lots of fun to decorate. I poked down the orange and cream colored crocheted piece my grandmother made, it's very old. I Falled all over the top of it.
 First of all I had to have a floral arrangement. I love to make them. I am certainly not a professional but I think they turn out pretty good. For some height, I placed the container on a faux book. I love those things.
With Fall comes pun'kins! I bought these probably 10 years ago from the dollar store and they are still as cute as ever.
 Of course being in the living room there are Staffies and these two jumped up here on the coffee table. I couldn't refuse them because they are the perfect Fallen color. What cute little stinkers.
 Now I'm going to show you the vignettes on the two side tables on either side of my sofa. You know how I love my Milk Glass and just had to use at least one piece. I filled it with little bitty pine cones, some berries and leaves. I also used a blue and white piece here with two little baby Staffies. Aren't they sweet and the perfect Fallen color again.
 I really didn't do anything different on this table except exchange a green moss ball with a pun'kin! Done! All three of my Bibles have their own sweet stories. I'll save that for another day.
This may be my most beloved and precious vignette - not a Staffie on my sofa but my little Willow Dawn!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

How Much is That Doggie in the Window?

How much is that doggy in the window
Woof woof
The one with the waggely tail
How much is that doggy in the window
Woof woof
I do hope that doggy's for sale

I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog he won't be lonesome
And the doggy will have a good home

How much is that doggy in the window
Woof woof
The one with the waggely tail
How much is that doggy in the window
Woof woof
I do hope that doggy's for sale

I read in the papers there are robbers
woof woof
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggy to protect him
And scare them away with one bark

I don't want a bunny or a kitty
I don't want a parrot that talks
I don't want a bowl of little fishes
He can't take a goldfish for walks

How much is that doggy in the window
Woof woof
The one with the waggely tail
How much is that doggy in the window
Woof woof
I do hope that doggy's for sale

~ sung by Patti Page