Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cabbage Patch Kids

Reading Mildred's blog the other day I was reminded about my experience with Cabbage Patch Dolls.  Many, many moons ago I was a secretary at a fairly big retail company.  I won't name them. I guess after all these years I am still loyal, lol....  They are out of business now, but once was a popular store. For weeks we were inundated with these dolls. They were under our desks, in cubby holes, stashed behind file cabinets. Along with a warehouse full of them....  We could not take big bags in or out of the building or we were searched.  No one wanted to be caught with "the goods"  so we all cooperated... What were they waiting for?  Christmas of course....  Back when these dolls came out there was supposed to be a shortage of them... We were told by the news that there wasn't a Cabbage Patch Kid to be found...   I  dreamed of these characters in my sleep!!!   The only thing I regret now is I didn't come up with the idea for this doll and I didn't buy one and keep it pristine in a box, because they are pretty pricey now, lol...

Hugs, LJ

Friday, August 5, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bizarre Post - This will be a sewing dummy - we hope!!!

OK,  you by now may know me as a crafter who will try anything when it comes to crafts...   I have been wanting to do this for the longest time and all I needed was someone qutsy enough to try it. My neighbor has her granddaughter visiting for a couple of weeks and her granddaughter said she was up for this because she is learning to sew.  Her job is to let her meme and myself know how it works when she sews a dress or blouse or whatever.... and of course let us tape her up.....  I must say she is a hell of a good sport....

You cut this sucker up the back and tape it and stuff it with polyfoam and wha la you have a dummy of yourself.... I think we will use a stand made out of pcp pipe, that will take some thought.... A music stand was suggested in the web site where I saw this, but we want to keep the cost down.   All it costs so far is the cost of a tee shirt and some duct tape, a meme and a friend...  I will keep you posted as to how this works out....

Hugs,  LJ

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hummingbirds galore

But do you think I can catch a pic of them.  They are just too fast for me. 

I was buying the red liquid you can buy at Walmart for them but then I ran out. It was so hot and I knew they needed their fix, so I went on the internet and found this recipe.  Melt 1/4 cup of sugar into 1 cup of water to almost a boil.  Cool and add to feeder.  OMG... the hummingbirds are fighting over it.  They dive bomb each other to get to it... 

I will keep trying to get a pic....

Hugs, LJ