Thursday, May 10, 2012

Meet Carmela!

Hi - I have been busy lately and it has been a while since I have posted anything.  We went on a trip to the Bay Area to visit with family and I was able to go on a lovely garden tour in Palo Alto, CA.  After forgetting how to use the macro settings on my camera, I finally found a manual and was able to play with the macro function to photograph the flowers on the tour - what fun!!  Here are some close-ups:

I have also been working on a doll that I am donating to a fundraising event for a local Montessori Charter school.  Her name is Carmela (inspired by her caramel colored skin)!  She is a petite 14 inches long.  Her corduroy jumper was upcycled from a lovely baby dress that had beautiful embroidery and smocking details.  Here are some pictures of her before she heads off to the Mother's Day Tea fundraiser:

This weekend will be busy again for me because my 9 year old son turned 10 and we will be celebrating!! I'll be working on a new doll and we will also be having 3.5 cubic yards of topsoil delivered so that we can plant some grass seed under the area where we hang our hammock.  I had a bunch of concrete removed from that area and am looking forward to trailing my foot on the grass as I spend some lazy time reading in the hammock this summer!

I hope you have a lovely weekend!


  1. The doll looks gorgeous - I love all the flower details on the clothes!

    Hope you have a fun weekend. Happy belated birthday to your son!

  2. Thanks Holly! Carmela went home with a happy little girl today. So far the weekend is going very well and we had the most gorgeous weather today! I hope all is well for you and your new kitten! ~Anna