Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the bug is gone.

Hello, hello...boy, time flies by. I didn't realize it has been since the 16th since I posted anything. I've been busy working on Peace Dolls of my own, and now, my neighbor girl (who is now a grown woman) (I'm not aging) was looking at the Art Doll Quarterly magazine, and are thinking about some funky corpse dolls, and altered dolls. Not in my comfort zone at all.

But, that's one way to learn. So, I think I will give that a whirl right now. I will keep you posted with pics and progress as well as info on techniques and tools I'm using.

Should be fun.
Smiles to All,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

...don't click on the green..(kind of like not walking into the light)

It seems that a stinky popup has attached itself to this blog....I don't know what I did, in my blog viginity, I may have just gotten pregnant! I'm working on getting rid of this. I didn't sign up for "making money" on the blog...any clues?
Smiles to all, Brenda
PS...those of you who are trying the pattern, how is it going?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This should help some people..

OK, some people were having a little problems printing out Abagail. So, I'm hoping flipping her to her side will make it so she prints out on your computers. Let me know. All the feedback is very helpful in this learning process. Smiles to All, Brenda

Just a quick note about the pattern: Please, feel free to make as many of these you wish if you are going to donate them to the Comfort Doll Project. I am not granting permission for the use of this pattern for your own monetary gain. Thanks. Brenda

Friday, February 12, 2010

And then there were 30!

How amazing that 30 people have already found their way to the new site. WONDERFUL!! I added my address to the Specs page above so that it is always easily found. I was asked to make instruction for Abagail. This is my first try at directions so...good luck, and I'm sure I'll be modifying it for clarity. Let me know how it is working. Thanks so much. (I'm confused on how to make this into an 81/2x11 download, but that's suppose to be the size if you are wondering the scale.)

Smiles to All,


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Christmas stopped at my house today!

When I opened my front door today, I was thrilled because it was the beginning or a long 4 day weekend with my boys, and my husband, who was home early from work...just a nice feeling. Then I looked on the kitchen table. And there they were....the first delivery of Comfort Dolls. Two boxes just waiting to be opened..
How exciting it was to open them up and see the creations. Thank you Ann and Patti! I also recieved a hand delivered doll from a co-worker, Chris. She is joyfully jumping on this creative and giving bandwagon. Thanks so much Chris.
As soon as I have my first 24 together I will be sending them out to CO and OR (12 each) in tribute to the states who were first to arrive in my hands.
If anyone has a shelter they would like to be added, please let me know.
Thanks everyone and enjoy the long weekend.
Create and Smiles,

Friday, February 5, 2010

She's Done...

Here she is. Abagail: Fountain of Joy. Abbey had gotten to be a bit too big, just 6 inches, but, not really travel size, as that really is what she enjoys doing. So, when putting her into my purse, I did a quick fold and noticed that she created her own little wrap. Not only that, she then became 3 1/2 inches. She is now awaiting her friends to come join her on her first big adventure.

Smiles and Hugs to All


Meeting Pat

Hi All! I hope you had a great week with time for relaxing, working and playing...the best of all worlds. I just got done meeting with Pat for the first time. I'm lucky to live only 15 minutes away. Let me just say, I can see why it has been so easy to participate in this Project, she is so open and full of gratitude. She shared the two GIANT binders of all your works, pictures after pictures.
Thanks you from all of you, and from all the recipients. One word "Inspirational"

I am so looking forward to my first shipment out...as well as completing my first doll...Have a great weekend.

Smiles and Hugs to All,

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I've Started...progress...

OK, I'm eagerly awaiting my first delivery of dried lavender. I can't wait for my workroom to take on that great fragrance!!

I've also started on my first Comfort Doll.

I have to say, I'm so thrilled to have this new endeavor, so ironic that I am typing this while Oprah has the children of Elizabeth Smart's kidnappers on her show.....ironic...coincidence...it makes me so grateful for what I have in my life.

Physical and emotional abuse is just such an evil (I don't ever use that word, but it fits) and the long term devastation that it can create....yeah...evil is the correct word.

I think that I am the one who is going to benefit most from this journey.

Thank you.

Smiles and Hugs to All.