Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009!

The lovely snow angels do their patrol at the North Pole, the elves frolick with their freind Mr Patrick Polar Bear! icy yet happy, is the way at the North Pole~!
Nutcrackers stand guard at the front door of our home! Delighting young and old!...

the wonder of the house with many jaws dropping open, is the 12 foot tall tree that you stumble upon immediately entering the front room..try decorating on a 10 foot step ladder when you are afraid of heights..haha! The angel being the most challenging item to place! I wonder if she suffers from many nose bleeds at that height! haha....not seen due to high altitude in this photo! I think there was a cloud cover this day!
Okay had to show this years favorite Christmas outfit...feeling a bit ornery here..hahaha! naughty Christmas fairy i
The boys in their new jammie bottoms from thier Oma Carol and Opa Norbert!
Although this is their natural state! in undies all the way...future bribery material! haha!! for the girlfriends in a few Mantel this year! Looks so pretty in it's simplicity! At night the red lights are so warm and cheery!
Last but not least, the pictures from my stocking! Lou gave me the most delightful treasures! I am practiacally speechless with all of the wonderful wonderful vintage goodies. She really hit my likes like the head on a wow wow! Lou! THANK YOU!!!! My most favorite thing..the little doll..and the tiny felt heart needle keeper!
all of my super wonderful goodies! mostly vintage! wow!
So here it is in a tiny nutshell! this past month has been so pack full with fun and wonder and hard work! The month started with a weekend retreat with my most wonderful and precious Altered Art Divas gathered at Kari's house in Ohio. Our host was so gracious and spoiled us rotten with all of her lovely food, hospitality and suprises! many gifts were made and exchanged!
The following weekend was a wonderful day spent with some of my closest Blythe doll girlfriends. I even managed to get my studio cleaned up..the nicest it has been in a couple of years...a fun filled day that Sunday!
Then it was time to prepare for our annual office Christmas party the following Friday! An 80's themed Christmas party! What a blast we all had. dinner was catered by the most wonderful little restaurant here in Battle Creek, BiCi Bistro! thank you Shaun for such a wonderful fare! The chocolate fountain has now become a tradition with lots of goodies for dipping!*0's music and delicious spirits for all to enjoy!
So today, the last day of the crazy busy month is here...I can relax and cook in my pajamas! This has got to be the quietest Christmas on record. This morning for the unwrapping was Art, myself and the 3 little boys...that was it. This is the first christmas ever that all of the kids weren't here...a bit strange, but they do grow up don't they?
so Merry Christmas everyone! and Wishes also for a Happy New Year!

Christmas morning..after opening

Thank you Oma Carol and Opa Norbert! the boys said they were wearing these the rest of the day..haha

We Wish you a Merrry Christmas..

from our house to yours! We wish you all a Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last minute shopping and card mailing today

Hello my friends! a Photo dedicated to all of my cyber friends! Paprika is in the alst bit of frenzied shopping and mailing her cards! I created this cute winter scene with lots of giggles! The outfit was inspired by the bit of ribbon that was on some of my packages from Lou in my stocking swap! Lou I promise loved the contents too...not just the ribbon..hahaa! Any how! Merry Christmas to you all! and Happy Holidays to every one that celebrates in other ways! xoxoxo;s angela

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Originally uploaded by gemini angel art
I just realized something this morning as i was making this card, that wow! this could be addictive! It is funny after a year or more of not making too feel rusty...I was kind of nervous...haha! yeah me nervous. But found a picture of a journal cover that I liked the look of..and mimicked it in my own style...I used the idea of three elements along the edge, the tilted picture and the ribbon along the doesn't look anything like the original really...but it is amazing how one can take inspiration from another and make it completely your own! So, now iI think I am ready to make some more..this was fun! haha! Have a most wonderful holiday season! Tis Merry and Bright!

finished Doll room

I realized yesterday that i forgot to upload finished pictures of the new room! I have moved stuff in. Of course it will never be done I know things will be added over time! I do have to finish getting the old paint and varnish off the floors from the workroom days..but mostly it is done! Here is my bellydance practice/exercise area
My doll shelves and houses in you can see I still need to scrape the french door windows..
Details all glad it is done..phew!

a couple of my doll houses..too funny. I used to giggle at the concept of the little old ladies and their doll rooms...who knew? i am one! Ha hahahahaha! but hey! I an having more fun with this than any other hobby I have ba humbug on the nay sayers..*sigh* had one the other day..a very close member of my family...she just won't ever get it....the funny thing is..rather than bothering me too much, I just have this desire to talk about my dolls even more..hahahaha (no passive/agressiveness in me what-so-ever.hahaha)

So here it is...I am now currently reorganizing and cleaning up the rest of my studio to match the neatness in may take me a while..well, not too long since i have friends coming on the 13th...after my trip this weekend it is all out cleaning for a week! I'll share pics when i get done!