Thursday, September 5, 2013

Getting back into the swing...

Boy! It seems like such a long time since I've posted and I guess it is.
I've done a lot of crafts since my health has got back to normal. YAH!
I have finished this pretty beauty...
And instead of using the pieces I had, altering the pattern and assigning a generic name....I've found out this pattern is called "SISTERS CHOICE" . Wow, I was dumbfounded.
I have made 19 new dolls but only 4 different kinds. I need to dress 2 of them so they will be upcoming.
I had a urge to oil paint and I've since started a large themed  photo of a mama elephant with her baby. Elephants capture my attention no matter what they are the subject of. I think they are complex and amazing in their quiet and under spoken hierarchy ways of living.
I have finished this dedication to my cancer embroidery sampler, only needing to hand stitch the border and quilt my lines.I have seen lots of family in the last year, three of my nieces have had babies of their own and my sister was seriously sick but is much better now.
Madame continues to dance, cheer and go to school, she has grown in the last two years.
Oh, my husband and I built this,
He has always promised me one and now it is TRUE! Next will be the orchard.
Lastly, on a sad note...my companion of fifteen and a half years passed. 

What a triumphant dog he was. C & G Design

Words and photos by Dawn, C&G Design.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Out on a whim


I know my husband can fall for alot of telemarketing....I know this, so considering this, I monitor everything that occurs by mail or by phone. Is that bad!?
Anyway, this cute little tablet we received for free!
Last May we were mailed a short, postcard flyer simply stating, "Come to our meeting (such and such date) and get a droid tablet just for showing up!" 
We bit, or should I say....my husband bit.
He called and put our names on the "list."
Right away we know this is about buying into time shares, which really are not time shares anymore....you purchase points and use them whenever, where ever. As long as you have enough. It is a much better program but, really...not for us. My husband blurted right away that, "we are RV ers." I wanted to crawl under the rug. We collected our droid tablet and went home. It was nice to go out just him and I, and the restaurant we ate at gave us a senior citizen discount! Guess the grays work for something.
No sure how I really feel about that. C&G Design

Words and photos by Dawn, C&G Design.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Banking on it

Gee, last week I missed the raggedy Wednesday post. By the time the day rolled around I felt as if I were missing something and sure enough....it was my posting.
Well anyway, here we are one week later.
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I picked up this cute bank and a large, I mean LARGE
yard sale set up at a local fairground twice a year. It was the first time we attended this event and since then we have gone back 2 more times. I found Ann for 8 dollars and was so excited! 

Also finding Andy at an inside flea market for 5 dollars  made my week.
Both are hard plastic money banks and both have their original plugs. Yee haw!
Happy Valentines Day! C&G Design                                                                                                                                                                                   
Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Still here! See Visitors Day

Hey, hey! I'm still here! Ha, just being procrastinating with blogging, although I miss it a lot. 
A blogging friend, Debbie, call me earlier this week and she inspired me to get back to posting. I mentioned I needed to charge my tablet each week to get done some writing while I waited for my daughter to finish dance and by George!....I finally did it!
But the story of my tablet will have towait until another day, but since we are on the subject of my daughters dance class though, check out these nice pictures from last years visitors day.
"First position, please...."
"Downsy, daisy...."
"Upsy, daisy...."
"Turnsy roundsy, daisy...."
"Finally, tip toe through the tulips...!"
My daughter really likes these next photos,
she thinks they are artsy.
Looks like feet to me.....
Ha! They are nice though.
I'm glad I took them.
"Toe stand! Toe stand!!!! Little more...."
"Good!" Teacher says good.
"Second position...."
"Second position with arms....."
Lastly, two jazz dance shots, which the teacher allows her to take the hair down.
She is happier then ever I did not allow her to cut it like she want to a year ago.
Stay tuned for raggedy Wednesday. C&G Design
Words and photos by Dawn, C&G Design.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Furbear

I'm Back!...again. Winter was well here in Maine, we've had light temps and some snow. It was a good thing for me since I fractured my kneecap three days before Christmas. Thus the biggest reason for no blogging. I 've felt like I was hibernation for the last four months but all is great now especially since the warm sun of spring is shinning on me.
I promised myself I would get something out of storage each day, and each day I have. I've found more and more items that I have completely forgotten about and surprised myself many times. "Oh, so that's where that was."
Anyhow....this is one of my fur coats I had in the kids closet of the mobile home. I thought it was the one my mother gave me but it is one I picked up along the way.


Too bad it was in such poor shape because it was a thigh high coat and I really like the length.
Alas, not to let some creature go to the trash in vain, I decided I'd try to make a bear out of it. So off we went.

Taking the garment apart was a challenge in itself, I'm assuming this was a well loved coat since it had been altered and tailored from its original shape to a shape that was an obviously short statue lady.

I am amazed at how many pieces of fur went into making this coat, no wonder you had to be near rich to purchase one and no wonder furriers got so much money for each item.
This is what I made, this was an idea I had obsessively floating around my head for months. A teddy bear. He ended up alittle too small for a adequate judge of how fur works. Since there was very little room for turning each piece to the right side, the original seams of the fur was stressed and  I had a hard time keeping the parts together. 
He's cute and I'll keep him for myself since it was the tryout model. I love the over sized feet.
 So funny,
it reminds me of the squirrel from caddy shack. C&G Design
(or was it a groundhog?)
Words and photos by Dawn, C&G Design.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Annie Lamp

I love this lamp! I purchased it at a thrift shop for $9.99 on a half priced tag. My husband was with me and carried her around, boy did we collect attention from other shoppers!

The top photo was taken with the flash on and the bottom was taken without the flash, you can see how she just glows. 
She came without a shade so the stained glass topper is my add-on, stain glass in the brown shades are the thing in this room.


And so is Ann! C & G Design
Words and photos by Dawn, C&G Design.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Meet Raggedy Ann" book

Time to get back to blogging! Seems like I have been away for-ever! I have been getting back to life and making up for a lost year, so many things for me to finish, so many things waiting for me. I'm enjoying it.
Anyway, I want to take some time and show you this cute book Skeeter sent me, Skeeter spoils...I only wished I lived closer!


"Meet Raggedy Ann" is a adorable story.

About a little girl wanting to play but first has to find Raggedy Ann, Ann tumbled from the closet, happy as ever.
Ann is more of a modern version and looks like the little girl. They are both very cute, as is the book.
"Catch ya later." Many thanks, Skeeter!
***Update on my musical Raggedy Ann***
She came together okay but she still has a very aged wear to her body. I'd let her alone knowing this...lesson learned.
C & G design.
Words and photos by Dawn, C&G Design.