Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Can you guys believe it?  We are just about to call it a wrap on 2010.  It just feels like we just called it a wrap on 2009.  This year literally flew by.  When I think back on this year I think about all the things I’ve learned about myself and about life in general.  I think about all the people whom I have met in the past year and have also said good bye to.  I think about all the plans I made…and then didn’t see thru. Sad smile  I think about all the plans I made, and did actually see thru. Smile  I think of how my health has changed for the better by giving up gluten but also for the worst with acid reflux.  I think about how I was blessed to have another year with my family and friends being happy and healthy.  And I think about how fast time just passed and how I just didn’t have time to grasp all the happened this year.  Most of it is still on my mind and probably will be by the time I remember to start writing 2011 on everything.  But mostly what I think about right now on New Year’s Eve is how this year has given me a new appreciation for life and to respect it and not take it for granted and try to live it the best way you can.  This is our one life, no dress rehearsals and no repeats, so we need to try to get this as close to golden as we can.

This New Year’s Eve is the first one that I’ve experienced where I was looking forward to the ball dropping and doing the year all over again.  I promised myself to look forward to the new year from now on as something full of possibilities and great things.  I hope that will be the case for me as well as for all of you who have joined me on my crazy journey this past year.  May 2011 be a year of great wealth and discovery for us all.  Take care tonight everyone if you are going out or even if you are staying in.  Drink responsibly, don’t eat to much, enjoy time with family and friends, and just have fun.  It’s a brand new year people!!!  And it’s gonna be one great year.  Smile

See you in 2011!!!

Loves ya,

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I knew it wouldn’t last long.

Hey guys, I’m back.  Yeah, somehow I knew last night when I posted my last entry something would come up that I would want to post about.  My sister told me this morning about the website Gawker Media being hacked into and millions of logins and passwords being stolen and posted in a file on The Pirate Bay.  Some of the sites affected were Etsy and Twitter.  So if you are on those sites you might want to go ahead and change your passwords on those site.  Now here is a site that will tell you if your account is one of the ones affected.  And if you don’t know you info you can go here to find it.  If anything, it could just be time for a freshening up of your passwords to take away all worries.  Just wanted to pass this info on to you.  I hope none of you were affected.  Check your emails as some of the sites affected have been sending emails out to their users to let them know they might have been affected.  Bye for now…again.

Loves ya,

Back in the new year.


Hey guys, I just wanted to pop on real quick to let you all know I am still alive, I’m just dealing with trying to get into better health right now.  I think I need to focus on that for a couple of weeks to get a good habit going when it comes to dieting and whatnot, but not keeping up with my blog is a stress hovering over my head.  I’m so far behind on comments and I just can’t seem to feel well enough to get organized for stay focused long enough to do that and other such stuff I want to do.  So I have decided to take a blogging break until the new year.  I just want to get things going in a better direction with my health so I can make next year a much better year.  I’ve got big plans and I need to be in good health to carry them out.  So I leave you all for now to focus on that.  I’ll still be around however, reading your blogs, mostly lurking for now, but I will be there.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.  And I’ll see you all in 2011!!!  Smile  Bye for now and take care.

Loves ya…and will miss ya,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hoarders: Jim and Susan

So a couple of weeks ago my friend told me about the Hoarders episode with a woman who had a ton of dolls, thanks Sarah, and well I made some funny comment about it and mentally planned to watch it.  Well I forgot about it until now and went to go see if it was on the A&E website.  It wasn’t.  But with some super sleuthing I found it.  I thought maybe some of you would like to watch it.  It’s close to 45 minutes long, but interesting.  Have a look.


Liv doll sale on

Hey guys, as the title says, there is a special 2 doll special on  You can pick any two of the Liv: After School Cool dolls and get them both together for 10 dollars.  Now this is not 10 dollars each, this is 10 dollars total for both of them together.  Of course there is shipping if you have sent to your home and tax, but that’s a pretty good deal on these dolls since they are originally 13 dollars each and you are getting two for 10.  I have the Hayden doll, bought from Amazon, but if I had known about the sale I would have bought her and another doll through this sale.  Maybe if it’s still going at the end of the year I will grab two more dolls.  Next year I have a feeling I will be buying a lot more dolls but also selling and donating a lot of dolls as well, so I feel I can end the year on a doll purchase know some of my vinyl peeps will be leaving me next year.  But if you are in the market for some Liv dolls or some body donors check out the sale.  Bye for now peeps.

Loves ya,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Coming out of hiding just to say hi.

Hey guys, so I am still here.  Still dealing with the death of my furbaby.  I think to myself I’m dealing with it fine, I knew she was sick and knew death would be the best thing for her in the end.  She was so weak and so sick and wasn’t eating any more.  So yeah it was best that she passed away, but it still hurts.  I still have her cage in my room because it needs to be cleaned and put away.  I keep telling myself it’s because I’m being lazy about it, but I really feel it’s because that makes it so final.  Seeing her empty cage and looking into it and seeing she isn’t there is what makes the tears start up again.  It’s really time to clean up the cage and put it into storage and finally give myself some peace.  I know she’s fine, wherever it is she may be, and if I’m really lucky I’ll get to see her again.  Who would have thought a little tuff of fur could crawl so deep into your heart and make itself at home there?

Well other than that I've been keeping myself busy looking for a knit doll bodice pattern.  I’ve found a few, one that I’ve used before, but when I knit it up now it’s very tight and I don’t want to use a thicker yarn so I am thinking maybe a slightly bigger needle but it make the top see-thru and that’s just not settling right in my “needs to be as close to realistic as possible” mind.  I want a tight knit, so I guess I need to go up in yarn thickness, add two of the same yarns together when I knit, or add a strip of fabric to the back of the knitted fabric to act as lining.  Ahh!!!  I don’t really like any of those options but I need to try something so I can get back to making some dresses.  I’ve realized I don’t have time to make any dresses in time for Christmas so I am just going to focus on Winter and Spring wear and take some time working up some guy clothing patterns instead of stressing over Christmas stuff.  Hey, am I the only one that is not getting the Christmas spirit this year?  I just don’t feel it.  I’m like “meh” whatever when I think about it.  I mean our tree is sitting in the living room half decorated and no one is rushing to finish it.  I want to finish it but my sister is always busy with work and when she’s off she wants to spend it gaming and whatnot.  I’m thinking of going down there and putting up some ornaments on the tree now since I’ve wanted to do that for a week now.  *sigh*  See what I mean?  It’s just all “meh” around here.

Humm, so anything else I’ve been doing?  Oh yeah, I tried to give my ADG Blythe doll a boiling water hair dip to try to tame her frizzies and it didn’t work.  Still frizzy like crazy.  I’m thinking I will have to do the much feared and get her a Coolcat cap and root it with some nice saran doll hair and then take her cap off, that will be damaged after removal, and put on the new cap.   But once I take her cap off I might want to try to saw into her head and see about fixing her gaze and maybe giving her new eyelashes if her old ones come out easily, which I’ve been hearing mixed reviews on.  I just haven’t done it already because she was a gift from my parents for when I lost 75 pounds.  I’ve since put back on about 40 of those pounds.  Sad smile  So guess what they got me?  Another incentive.  I believe I blogged about it before.  Two vintage dolls that I will get once I lose a large sum of weight.  *sigh*  I just wish I could lose a small sum of weight, but that’s a whole other story that I will get into at a later time.  But back to my doll, her hair is a mess and I don’t want to cut it.  So I am thinking of just dealing with the frizz.  I mean my hair is frizzy so why should I judge her for having frizzy hair, right?  So frizzy it is and who knows, maybe frizzy it will stay.  I’ve wanted to fix her hair because I want to finally take pictures of my dolls in the dresses I’ve made.  I need to set up a nice set for them to take pictures in.  I was thinking a Christmas set, but once again I don’t think I’ll be done in time for Christmas.  I’m still working on a logo.  Sad smile  I thought I had it figured out but I don’t, so yeah.  But I’ve gotten some good advice from “C” of Smidehouse and so I’m going to try tinkering around with my dolls and dresses and see if I can get a decent looking logo.  Fingers crossed tight.

But that’s about all I wanted to talk about today.  I will try to be around more often.  I need to check on my comments still, and just get back to everyone.  This year has just been a crap one on staying on top of everything with being sick, to dealing with crap people, to losing a pet, to still trying to heal myself from years of accidentally self-inflicted abuse…gluten.  That and weight has just turned my poor body into a trash heap.  Does anyone remember Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock?  You know I just went to find a video of her and I didn’t realize the Trash Heap had an accent until today.  LOL!  What accent is that people?  It almost sounds like a northern US accent. Weird, and I LOVED Fraggle Rock so that is super weird I didn’t notice that.  And umm, was her name Marjory?  Wow, I so need to go back and look at this show now that I’m an adult.  I’m sure I’d view it in a different light.  But yeah check out the video to see what I am talking about.  And isn’t it creepy how she always settled back into herself when she was done passing on her words of wisdom?  Or is that just me?  LOL!  But yes, what I have done to my body for most of my life has turned me into a living and breathing trash heap and I think it’s time to clean out the trash and become less of a heap and become healthy.  My dad was told today to lose 40 pounds, so he wants to go the gluten free route because it’s mostly healthy eating due to not being able to eat a lot of processed food.  I don’t think my mom is all for that yet, but she recently got me a Gluten-Free Cooking for Dummies book and it sounds really interesting so I may have her singing another tune soon enough.

Well I was trying not to make this a novel, but too late.  I guess I just love to write and can’t help myself.  *sigh*  I’m off to attack that tree and try to do some cleaning up and sorting through my crafty supplies.  I’m thinking again about trying out the forum thing again.  My last one died because I was at a point where I was to sick to focus on it and to bring it to life.  I want to try it again and this time make it more than just a forum to talk about your dolls and toys.  I want to have swaps, challenges, selling on the site, auctions on the site, scheduled chats on the site, and just make it a fun gathering place for all kinds of doll and toy lovers and hobbyists.  While I love going to the forum for specific dolls, sometimes I’d like a place where you can share all your possessions in one place.  So I am going to attempt it again.  I think will be doing a name change on the forum, not sure, well see in the new year.  Everything is being put off until Jan. 1, 2011.  The rest of this year is simply for organization only.  Once I am organized then I can finally focus on carrying out all the things I want to do.  Oh I have a craft book review coming up that I think may be of interest to some of you, so look forward to that.  Ok, now this really turned into a novel.  I will talk to all your peeps later.  Be good until then.

“The Trash Heap has spoken!  Nyeah!”

Loves ya,
Mouse a.k.a. The Trash Heap Winking smile

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

R.I.P. Furginia. :-(

R.I.P. Furginia


The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown...


Furginia was the first pet I bought from my own money.  I had to beg my mom to let me get her and then she had to beg my dad.  LOL!  They both gave in, I did tons of research on ferrets, and then one day before I work I went and plunked down almost 200 dollars for a baby ferret that kept biting me while I held her.  LOL!  My mom and I stopped by the pet store so I could get her some stuff and when I came back out my mom’s finger was bleeding because Furginia bit her because she was trying to touch her.  My mom said, and I quote “I could never love anything like this.”  Yeah, Furginia became her grandbaby and was smothered with hugs and kisses by the woman.  LOL!  Furginia was loved by everyone and was the sweetest thing.  She grew to trust is and was the princess of the family.  She will be greatly missed and forever loved by us all.  She’d been sick for a while and I did some research and learned she had something that couldn’t be healed.  So I choose to make her comfortable and decided that if she ever showed she was in pain I’d do the right thing and have her put to sleep.  She never showed that.  She was still herself up to the very end.  I found her curled up next to her favorite toy this morning, she thankfully passed in her sleep.  I love this little girl so much and I will forever miss her.  It will really hit me when the cage is out of my room tonight.  If you have animals give them an extra hug and kiss today for me and let them know they are loved.

I’ll talk to you all soon.  Bye for now.

Loves ya,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Where have I been?


Seriously, where have I been?  I just today learned that Joe Tai passed away back in September.  Sad smile  I remember when I first got into fashion dolls Joe Tai’s boots were one of the things I coveted.  And then when I learned about his dolls they too were added to my list of things I desperately wanted.  It’s so sad to learn of a talented person so young passing away.  It makes you realize how short life is and how you can’t waste your precious time here on Earth because you just never know.  Rest in peace Joe Tai, you will never be forgotten.

Loves ya,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

50% off of select girls toys on

Hey all, as the title says, there is a 50% off sale on today.  I’m not sure how long it will be for.  I just got the email literally like a minute ago.  So I just wanted to pop on and tell you guys.  It’s like two pages of stuff but the stuff is a lot of dolls.  A lot of the Liv dolls are half off.  Of course not the one I want.  They have all the outdoors Liv dolls on sale except for Hayden.  So either her sale inventory got bought out or she wasn’t put on sale.  *sigh*  Which is ok.  I keep missing sales anyway so it won’t bother me to pay full price.  I might get in on this deal for one doll and maybe a book or something.  I don’t know yet.  But I hope someone out there who reads this can take advantage of the deal.  They have those new Moxie dolls on sale and that is very interesting to me.  I’m curious about them but not enough to pay full price.  But half price is another think all together.  LOL!  Ok, talk to you all later.  I’m gonna catch up on some Shaytards then hit the hay for a few hours.  I spent all night working on the 10 dresses I sewed up like two months ago.  I finally embellished all but one of them since I liked it as is.  I think they all turned out nice and will be going up for sale soon.  I think I will open the shop with a sale for the holidays since I am so late in getting things done.  We’ll see.  Ok, talk to you all soon, bye for now.

Loves ya,

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I dare you not to cry.

Ok guys, so I was on Facebook today and one of the peopled I am friended to on FB posted this video with the caption asking why it made her cry.  I had to know so I watched it and I am still sniffling.  Quick backstory, it’s this little boy’s birthday and he’s opening his gifts with his family filming it.  This is one of the first good birthdays he’s had in years since he’s mostly been in the hospital.  So his parents decided they were going to give him a great birthday to be remembered.  His reaction to their gift is priceless and if you don’t cry you need to take a hairdryer to that lump of ice in your chest stat.  Ok, enjoy the video.

Touching right?  I hope he has managed to stay out of the hospital and is still enjoying his Xbox 360.  Smile  Ok, I’m off, talk to you all soon.

Loves ya,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two videos of epic proportions!

Hey guys, so I wanted to make a quick post about two videos.  One I had been meaning to post about and one I just found today.

This first video I learned about on Melly Kay’s blog.  I wanted to repost it for those who may not know of read her blog.  It has a Blythe doll in a music video, and not only is that cool but the song and video are pretty cool too.  Take a look.

This next video I learned about through =3 on Youtube.  This is a cat fight of epicness.  I hope that they eventually quit and went their own ways, but this video is such an awesome capture of their fight.  Take a look.

So yeah, that’s about it all peeps.  I’m off.  I have a busy day tomorrow of catching up on emails, comments, and other such things that got pushed to the side due to Nano, sickness, oh yeah and researching what to make for freaking Thanksgiving.  That mess was hard.  But now it’s all said and done and for Thanksgiving I have decided to make it simple or cook wayyyy in advance.  Talk to you all tomorrow.

Loves ya,