Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Last Wednesday of 2015. Times flies.

Here's a little tiny doll from Belgium. Yum....chocolate.

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015


ME! Not on,  in front of the tree. 

 Wearing my weaponized Santa hat made by my friend Chris. And a vintage beaded Christmas tree necklace made in West Germany.

 Clare and the Nutcracker, made in the early 80's from a Vogue craft pattern.

 Mr. Scooty on a scooter, from Malice.

 Jerry Rice, Oakland Raider wide receiver.

 The TARDIS, because. Can't wait for tonight's Christmas special....River Song!

 My niece made this dino when she was a kid, she just had her first child!

 Hello, Kitty! There's 2 more somewhere on the tree.

 Glitter covered peacock.

 Another Nutcracker ornament, with VSU in the background

 Paper Keith Herring present from the 1980's

 From my childhood, shiny bright vintage ornament. Years ago my Dad sent me 3 boxes. I'll never get rid of them.

 Turn Christmas cards into ornaments instead of tossing them out.

 Tinker Bell's been drinking she blurry!

 Last year gift from The Doctor.......

 this years. House Targaryen

There's lots more, but this post would go on forever. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, have a lovely day.

Here's something pretty:  Roses in the front yard on Christmas because it's 80 degrees.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Christmas is in 2 days and it's going to be in the low 80's. Hmm, guess it's better than a blizzard.

What's your tree topper?

Of course, mine's a weird doll.  It's a Christmas Barbie from years ago. She has a wire around her waist and that's twisted onto the tree. My fake tree we bought about 20 years ago. Our town has locations around where you can take the real trees for recycling. Yesterday when we ran an errand we drove past one of the sites. And there was a pile of trees. It seemed strange that trees are being recycled before Christmas. Maybe they were from a tree lot and way pasted their sell date. I'm just glad my town has recycling.


Monday, December 21, 2015


Spent my last 3 work days (11, 14 & 15) organizing the storage at work. How in the hell does it get so messed up? This semester we've done the hat room, women's and men's shoes, moved into a new warehouse/off site storage, got the fabric room tidy, organized the patterns, belts and countless other things. No wonder I got sick last Wednesday. The cold that won't leave.

Made by me hat, thrifted coat, from Hollie purse, Ralph Lauren jeans (cause I'm special)
 Here I am outside for the first time in 4 days on the way to the grocery store.

I did manage to put one tree up and get the cat pissed at me.

Mr. Scooty doesn't want to be a reindeer.
"Let me at that tree human"

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


School's out for Christmas Break. I totally enjoyed my semester back working, forgot how much fun the job is. What's up for spring? Bunnicula( the vampire rabbit..what?), A Raisin in the Sun and Oklahoma. 

Still waiting on the dance concert photos. 

Let's continue where we left off last week: 

Yep, another Game of Thrones action figure, also half price.  I may have to add HBO this spring to my cable. He's a tad blurry, it's he?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Last week of classes. Then Christmas Break. 

I found her on the half price table at Barnes and Noble. 

Yeah, I'm a big fan of the books and TV show.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Because it's now December, here's a doll dressed in fur. Rumor has it winter is coming, you won't know that here. 

One of these days I'll get to wear my new to me fake leopard coat.  It is nice not to have the heat on, but I makes me think it's September.

Sunday, November 29, 2015


It's a beautiful day, perfect to go outside and take photos.

Hello, long time since my face was on my own blog. Getting my BoHo on, or something. Ancient (15 years or so) Lane Bryant skirt, thrifted Cato shrug, teal camisole from Nordstrom (it was $4.99!!!!!!!!) arm load of fake cinnabar bracelets (from my BFF)  the "gold" pin is from the last auction win.

Artsy Fartsy Warning: Creative Mode

Hmm, purple?

Strange browns. That's Armi the Armadillo. (The Doctor was born in Texas after all)

Horror movie black and white?

 Back to normal.

I like this one, too bad my eyes are closed. The boots are from last year and are still in good shape. I got them at Payless Shoes, which is a cheap shoe store. I was surprised at how comfortable they are.

This weekend was Thanksgiving. We stayed home and I didn't make turkey. It's a bit much for 2 people. I made game hens with lemon, sumac and zatar, mashed potatoes w/gravy, dressing and cranberries.  Yum!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Awe, first day of Thanksgiving break.  Five days to do whatever I want. To bad I didn't think to plan a short away vacation.

Here's this week lovely lady. She's just painted plastic but I think she beautiful. There's so much detail on her outfit! 

Peace out everyone.

(step away from the table)

PS: resist Black Friday, stay home and enjoy your families.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


What my dinner room looked like last Friday

Books everywhere. It looked like this until last night. It was driving me nuts.

My project was painting these bookcases. I bought them at an auction years ago, and thought they needed some sprucing up. The weather was warm enough to paint outside. Yes, I use a canvas drop cloth, the plastic ones are crap. With canvas the paint dries and you don't  step in it and drag it into the house.

I chose a color called Electric Orange. Which I think looks great next to the periwinkle walls.

The finished look. The second one is in the other room and looks pretty much the same (I forgot to take a photo).

Last week was nuts. The root canal went well, then I got a 24hours bug, got over that, started moving all the costume stock to the new storage site, finally finished the dance concert's laundry and did a project. We're still getting the new storage organized. It's crazy to see it all in one room. It looks like the back room of the best thrift store in town. We'll be there today, too.

Thanksgiving Break starts tomorrow, yeah! Oh, it's finally gotten fall like, maybe I'll stop thing it's still September.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


A tiny doll. She looks like she's about to hug someone.

The person who took the photos for the dance concert will have them ready shorty. To tide you all over til then, here's the costumes from "Fire and Rain" hanging up after being washed.  All 19 of them

Sunday, November 15, 2015

60? WTF?

I'll get to that.

 Here's the costume plot i made for the dance I designed. I've never done that before. On the left are the names of the dancers, across the top are the sections for the parts of the dance, and the filed in spaces are who's on stage and what they wear. The 2 rows that are filled in are the last parts of the first movement, the rest of the rows are the 2 students movements. Second movement is a modern piece and the third is hip hop. It was crazy getting all the changes to work. There's almost 70 costumes.

On Friday we did have time to have some fun. I used the "creative shot" setting on my camera.

 2 of my student helpers: Carrie and Christie Jo.

 "We're done, right?"

 What they're thinking when I told them it was time to sort men's shoes.

About that birthday..... how did I get so old? Geez.

My BFF sent me some jewelry. Because I need all the jewelry in the world.....BWAHAHA.

 The coolest Day of the Dead/Frida/Buddah mash up ever.

 This beautiful scarf/shawl in my favorite colors.

My other friend, Mary-Alice (aka Malice) always does Birthday/Christmas/Birthday. She sends the Doctor a surf t-shirt and me, cool stuff.

 Buddah in a frame and crazy cats. Mr Scooty wants a scooter now.

The doctor went total nerd.

 Game of freaking Thrones Christmas ornaments!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, it wouldn't be a birthday without a shopping trip.

 The $5 pile from the charity flea market.

 Used the birthday coupon from DSW to get new sandals for summer. Also went to Sephora and got the VIB birthday gift. (I always sign up for the free programs that stores have). Lunch happened, it was a toss up between tacos and b-b-q.....tacos won.

 To honor the attacks in Paris, I wore this all day and nobody noticed. Guess the USA is too interested in all the football yesterday to pay attention to what's happening in the world. My thoughts are with you France.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Been saving this one from last years birthday dinner.

 It's a pretty bad photo, those are the ceiling lights . Sorry about that. The dolls are dressed up like the wait staff at Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe (yeah, like The Clash song) in Oakland, CA.  I do believe the one with the silver arms is R2 D2.  The display goes around the restaurant, up near the ceiling. Probably a couple 100.  

PS: the food was really good.

After lunch, I'm off the work to finish the 30th Anniversary dance concert. Our long time (30 years) dance area head is retiring in the Spring.  Seeing as I've worked with him for 20+ of those 30 years, I was in charge of the grand finale number. Hope the photo are good.  Of course, I'll be posting them later.