Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Winter Clothes

With all the snow, ice and bitterly cold temperatures in Moreville, the residents have been scrambling to find any warm clothes they could get their hands on. Per the request of my dear friend Vanessa of Van's Doll Treasures, here are some new crochet creations I came up with.

Darby found a colorful new sweater. Adaline got a new warm jacket.

Ace got a new sweater also, and Adaline got a new coat.

Sophia needed a new business suit for work. It consists of two pieces.

Here's the dress.

Here is the matching blazer.

Spying on the Moreville residents and crocheting them clothes are perfect pastimes for cold, snowy and windy days. By the time winter is over, I may have enough crochet clothes for one of the girls to start up their own boutique. I know a couple of them are interested in doing just that. Stay safe and warm everyone. :-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ice, Ice Baby

After yesterday's rain/snow/ice/wintry mix, I couldn't resist taking pictures of the aftermath. We lost power sometime during the night, but thankfully it didn't last long. I felt sorry for the crews having to be out in the cold, yet grateful that they were out restoring power to all affected areas.

 Tree down in the back yard.

Ice on our big oak tree.

Back deck.

Closer view of the icicles on the oak tree.

Front yard.

So much for the grass. LOL

This bush looks like it's made out of glass.

Another view.

Here's a closer view of the downed tree in the back yard.

Another view.

The ice was so heavy, one of the main branches split right off.

Of course, none of this even comes close to what people in the northern part of the US are dealing with. My thoughts and prayers are with them. D7ana and Ro, hope you guys stay safe and warm. :-)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Amber's Reality Check

After a pleasant day of shopping, Amber and her sister Adrian stopped at Casey's for a couple of drinks before heading home. Of course, Amber immediately steered the conversation around to her next VIP party...

Adrian finally gave up trying to convince Amber that she's living in a dream world. Amber isn't listening. She'll always believe that people will fall over themselves trying to get to one of her parties. So Adrian sat back, took a deep breath, ordered another glass of wine and let her sister ramble on. Smart girl. :-)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Sweaters For The Guys and A Gift

Here are the sweaters that I crocheted for the guys. What do you all think of them?

As I mentioned before, I found a pattern on the internet for a basic Barbie sweater. Here, I altered the pattern to make sweaters for Ace and Cruz. I purposely used them as models, figuring if the sweaters fit them, they'd fit the Kens as well.

Ace and Cruz couldn't resist striking a pose for the camera. 

I made this one a little bit shorter to fit Arty better.

Looks like he couldn't resist striking his own pose. 

I plan to make more sweaters for both the guys and girls, altering the pattern for different looks.

I know I said I wasn't getting any more dolls, and I didn't. This lady was a gift from Marianne. She will be re-bodied and given a Moreville life and identity.

Isn't she just beautiful? Thanks Marianne!

I hope to be getting back to posting stories again soon. I'm still in the middle of re-organizing Moreville so that I can find things without having to hunt around. I've made some progress, but I still have more to do. When it's all done, the residents will be able to start "telling" me their stories again. They don't like to stay quiet for very long. :-)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Year, New Stuff

I don't make New Year's resolutions for a good reason - I always wind up breaking them sometime within the first week of January. This year is no exception.  In addition to the usual goals of losing weight and getting in shape, I vowed not to get any more dolls. After acquiring the Fashion Royalty guys and girls, I decided it was time to stop for awhile. Then, like an idiot, I went to my local Walmart, and guess what I found? The City Shine Barbies, mocking me from within their prison boxes, daring and begging me to take them home. So much for my resolution. Marianne bought one, I bought the other.

Here they are still in their boxes. Funny thing about these dolls. I don't think they were supposed to be on the shelves yet. They weren't scanning, and no one knew what the prices were supposed to be. So I guess one or more of the big bosses were consulted, and the price became $18.88 each. Since I'm an avid believer in miracles and synchronicity, these dolls were meant to come home with me. And the remaining dolls were pulled from the shelf almost immediately. LOL

Here they are de-boxed.

Closer look.

Here is Ace, my newest FR Color Infusion guy. I'm sure you all saw him dancing with Adaline at the New Year's Eve party. They seem to have eyes for each other.

Speaking of Adaline and Darby, I crocheted a couple of sweaters for them. I figured if the sweaters fit them, they'll fit the Barbies as well.

Here's a closer look at the sweaters.

I found a pattern on the Internet to crochet a basic Barbie sweater. I altered it a bit so that it would fit the FR girls, and I'm very happy with how they turned out. I plan on crocheting sweaters for Ace and Cruz using the same basic pattern and altering it to fit them. I figure they'll fit the Ken dolls as well. Eventually I'd like to design my own patterns to crochet doll clothes. I also plan to get my sewing maching out and make some clothes with that. All ambitious projects, so we'll see how I do. :-)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve 2014

Every year, the Town Council throws a New Year's Eve party at the community center. All residents are welcome to attend. More people moved into Moreville this past year; a few moved out. Looks like some of the newbies decided to come and check out the party...

Looks like 2015 is going to be a great year, not just for the newbies, but for the long-time residents as well. 

May the New Year bring you good health, prosperity, joy and happiness!  :-)