Saturday, November 3, 2007

I love making dolls.....

I have recently been beefing up my computer and cleaning out files....what a chore! But while going through my picture files I came across this little darling that I had made for a doll show raffle quite a few years ago. I had almost forgotten about her. It's interesting how these little people and critters take on a life of their own. So when I stand back and look at them I can honestly say, without feeling biased or big headed, GEEEZ SHE'S CUTE!!!!

I love making dolls!!!!!!

Life has calmed down a bit here in Sunny Escondido. The temperature is cooling and the smoke is clearing! I'm sure you have all heard about the fires here in Southern California. It has been so devastating. So many people have lost there homes and property and some their lives. For those of us whose homes are still intact, there is still a lot of clean up due to the smoke and ash. BUT I am SO grateful that I still have a home that needs cleaning.

I work at a small Pre K -12 private school in Escondido, California. We have approximately 550 students / 275 families. Of the 275 families, 5 have lost their homes and everything in them. My friend and co-worker lost her home. She and her husband were visiting their son who recently started college and while they were gone their home was destroyed. All they have is what they took on their trip. It is shocking and sobering to think that this could happen. It has happened to a staggering number of people here in our area. But I am so proud of my friend! She is so strong, and she knows who her strength comes from - Her Heavenly Father! I am so grateful to know her and call her my friend. SHE IS AMAZING!

I love making dolls....did I already say that? (smile)

There is something truly special and HEALING about creating with your hands. I think “creating” is a gift from God to us ALL, something we can use as a release when we are feeling sad or scared or happy or joyful! Give it a try!!

I love making dolls!!!! (There, I said it again)

My Hungry Lil' Caterpillar online workshop is up and running. We started on Friday, November 2nd. It is so amazing how the world-wide-web can make the world a little smaller or bigger depending on how you look at it. There are folks from Australia, Canada, and the USA. How fun is that?
Oh my - we are going to have so much fun. You can still join us - it's not too late!

Take care of yourselves,