Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy New Year!

This little 12 inch Annie is a birthday Annie for a friend.
She saw this Marie Osmond doll and
asked me to make an Annie like her
with green eyes and auburn hair ~ hope she likes her.
Wishing you a very happy and blessed New Year.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Annie and Angel Mouse

This is my last Annie for 2011 ~
will be taking a small break until the new year ~
need to clean up the factory ~
refresh my mind and soul ~ take time to enjoy
this special season with my family and friends

God has blessed us with a new addition come July ~
thanking and praising God for a new grandchild ~
praying for a healthy baby girl
but will be just as thrilled with a brother for Dominic

Wishing all a blessed Thanksgiving ~
a holy Christmas ~
and happy New Year ~

special thanks and blessing to all my friends all over the world ~
May God bless you and yours this Christmas and New Year

Monday, November 7, 2011


This is such a hectic time of the year ~
Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching fast ~
I love the time spent with family ~
thanking God for the past year and welcoming the new ~
which brings me to my new Annie

Christmas "JOY"

This is one of my last Annies for the year ~
I have some orders to finish for Christmas ~
then I am looking forward to enjoying the holidays ~

Thank you all for visiting and for your comments ~
you are all a blessing
have a great week and God bless.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Electricity and HEAT!!

Saturday we had a early snow storm ~
it brought over a foot of snow and loss of power to thousands ~
we were without power for over 56 hours ~
also lost 1/3 of a beautiful 50 year old magnolia tree
~ part of a cherry and linden tree too ~
God was pruning our trees for us ~
I am thanking Him for electricity especially heat!
the worst part was being so cold
~ too cold to even sew by hand ~
wrapped myself in 3 blankets and wore mittens to read by candle light ~
the university where I work is still without power
so another praise to God ~ I can now stay home and sew
Thank you Lord!
Lesson learned this week
be thankful in all things ~ especially things taken for granted
God bless ~ thanks for visiting and keep warm!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Holly and Berries

Had a wonderful weekend with my 2-1/2 year old grandson, Dominic ~
Grammy and Pops bought him a
Batman tricycle for Christmas
(had to give it to him early of course!)
he sat on that bike, oops I mean "car" most of the weekend
just playing with all the sound buttons ~
still has to learn to push those peddles though
Holly and Berries ~
Annie's face shows some coffee stains ~
sorry, this was not my best job of staining ~
I like when you do not see any coffee stains just darkened muslin ~
I have no idea why I did not fix her but it is too late now ~
she holds a tin star I decorated with
holly, berries and some sweet annie

Annie is dressed in one of my all time favorite
Christmas fabrics ~
unfortunately this was the last in my stash
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
God bless
and thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Prim Santa and Annie

Up on Ebay this coming Friday will be
Prim Santa and his Annie ~
Santa's hair and beard is lambs wool ~
he has little stitched eyes ~
and his hat was made from an old cutter quilt
with a rusty bell on the tip
Annie wears a homespun dress with a sprig of
sweet annie in her heart pocket ~
her hair was made from Burly spun wool

Everyone loves gingerbread men and gingerbread houses ~

Annie is giving gingerbread wishes and kisses to all!

Wishing all a wonderful week ahead.
Thanks for visiting
God bless!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Free Standing Christmas Annie

I finally finished my free standing Annie ~
her white felt jacket is removable with
hand stitched poinsettia and holly ~ the berries are tiny red beads ~
she was hanging naked on my factory wall for months
so I am thrilled she is finally dressed and ready for Ebay ~
and I am pretty sure I don't want to make another
but it is fun to try something different

Ahhh ~ back to my normal Annies
comes with a little tree with a tiny cardinal
and Deck the Halls sheet music
I am getting all excited about Christmas ~
what a great time of rejoicing the birth of Jesus
thanks for visiting ~ have a great week
God bless.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Merry Mouse

Occasionally I get the urge to create something different than Annies
so please meet Merry Mouse ~
she has little pointed feet with rhinestone buttons
~ a ruffled split dress with her loons peeking out ~
also a small basket of Sweet Annie
I really enjoyed creating her but my favorites are still my Annie dolls

Christmas Poinsettia Toile Annie ~
has a tiny bear in her stocking ~
her dress has a tuck and small ivory eyelet lace along the hem

This is a little 12 inch Annie sitting on two candy cane boxes ~
I don't make this size often but she seemed perfect for the boxes
Finally we are having beautiful fall weather ~
I love autumn with the changing leaves ~
Enjoy your week
Thanks for visiting
God bless.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Christmas Annies

I had a busy weekend with a family reunion on Saturday
it was a wonderful time spent with family
I don't get to see often and
Sunday was spent with cousins walking for pancreatic cancer
the day was spent in memory of my cousin Charlie
it was both a happy and sad day

two new Christmas Annies are ready for Ebay

Annie with Rudolph on a stick with rusty bells, garland and a red nose
O' Holy Night
this Annie comes with her own little 5 inch raggedy angel ~
angel's dress is from a vintage hankie
thank you for visiting
enjoy the week ~ be thankful in everything :)
God bless

Monday, September 19, 2011

Teddy Bears and Annie

This week both Annies have teddy bears and blue eyes ~

Joy Bear is a 2004 TY bear ~ I gave him a red felt vest and hat
Annie's dress has a pretty teddy bear border
Please Santa No Coal Annie
comes with her matching bear ~
she wears a pinafore and white eyelet dress
Hope to finish two Annies for next week ~
but I have to work late one evening this week
I am counting down to retirement even though
it is hopefully 19 months away ~
then I can play in my factory all day!
Have a blessed week everyone ~ God bless

Monday, September 12, 2011

Starting Christmas Annies

Started thinking about Christmas and working on some holiday Annies ~
this is my first for 2011 ~
my mother loved cardinals and I found this wonderful fabric~
for you mom, miss you.
Kindness Blooms is one of my Prairie Annies ~
her hang tag hangs on a little hanger with rusty pins and bells ~
she comes with a little mouse and heart pinkeep
God bless everyone ~
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

God Bless Our Home

I was only able to finish one Annie this past weekend ~
next weekend doesn't look much better ~
on the bright side Pops and I will have our 2 year old grandson for an over night
~ should be a fun but exhausting weekend ~
Dominic is adorable but all boy
and very stubborn just like his mommy!

Annie will be up on Ebay probably Friday night ~
I love her sampler print dress ~
added a little lamp on a small doily ~
the fabric lamp shade matches her bodice
~ also made a small pillow with "God Bless Our Home"
her little red button is vintage
Thank you all for visiting ~

God bless!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Three New Annies

What a week this has been.
we experienced an earthquake ~
something that is not common at all where I live~
a few days afterwards Hurricane Irene decided to visit the northeast ~
I am thankful I live far enough inland that all we had was rain and wind
with no damage (toppled trees) or flooded basement ~ thank you Lord!

Since I wasn't venturing out in the hurricane
I was able to finish three Annies ~
even get their pictures done.

I am enjoying making extras to go with my Annies ~

Snowman on a Stick has a tiny hand painted cardinal
Saltbox Welcome comes with her own saltbox ~
hand painted and stained
Annie & Scarecrow
I had wanted to make a scarecrow
so this little Annie has her own
scarecrow on a rusty bed spring ~
he has a crow nesting in his hat and a prim sunflower on his hat band
Hope you all survived this week
especially if you live here in the northeast.
Wishing all a not too exciting week ahead!
God bless.
Thanks for visiting.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gathering Room Annie and Mouse

Welcome everyone to a new week ~
I had a relaxing creative weekend spent in my "factory" sewing new Annies.

Gathering Room comes with Annie and her
little mouse (Soft in the Head pattern) with a tiny basket filled with fabric and yarn

Keep it Simple Annie has
an acorn pin keep on a rusty bed spring ~
the wool acorn was made from a Sassafras Hill Primitives pattern
In the next few weeks I hope to work on some Christmas Annies ~
that is if time and my weary bones permit ~
in the real world ~ where I have to go to work each day ~ :/
it is the start of a new academic semester
and an extremely busy time ~
but I am very thankful to have my job ~
I know there are many unemployed
people (including family)~
praying for you all

Hope you enjoyed visiting
wishing all a wonderful week
Be Thankful and God bless.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Annie's Matryoshka Dolls

Musikfest is over for another year ~
unfortunately it rained 6 out of the 10 days ~
I still had a great time with friends enjoying music.
Now my life could get back to normal ~work then home to sew Annies :)

I love to hand stitch accessories for Annie.
I found this wonderful pattern for nesting dolls
and just had to make them.
Autumn Blessings Annie has two small sunflowers
made from an old cutter quilt and coffee stained.
Working on two new Annies for next week.
Have a blessed week everyone.
God bless and thanks for visiting.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Autumn Annies

Two new autumn Annies are finished and ready for Ebay next week.

This is an exhausting week for me. I am at work all day
and then sell merchandise at night at Musikfest.
Sure is fun to see all the people and listen to the wonderful music,
but exhausting at the same time!

This little one has a new style dress and comes with a teddy bear.

A is for Apple ~ Annie's dress is from a beautiful apple border fabric.

Well that's it for this week.
Wishing all a joyful week.
God bless.
Thanks for visiting.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Musikfest, a 10 day free music festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,
is starting on August 5.
Well, some concerts you do need to buy tickets for but most of the music is free!
My friends and I work the fest selling
glow necklaces, etc. to children in the evenings.
We call ourselves "The Glow Queens"
and have a wonderful time enjoying music,
our friendship and the thousands of people who come to the fest each year.
Anyone who loves music come on down to Bethlehem
for some free music and ethnic food.

So I've been busy sewing to have Annies ready for Ebay.
Lovin from the Oven comes with her own rolling pin
and Apple Brown Betty recipe!
She has new wool hair. Paternayan rug yarn is no longer dying wool
and is very hard to buy right now.
I do have a supply but started searching for another source
for when it is all gone.
This little Annie's hair is Halcyon rug yarn,
it is a little thinner and not as soft but I do think I like it.
Heart Pocket comes with her little kitty dressed to match.
She likes to keep her hand in her "heart" pocket.
Until next week.
God bless!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thinking Autumn!

With the hot weather we've been having I can't help but dream of autumn.

I found this black cat at a country fair a few years ago
and was waiting for the right Annie.

Happy Haunting loves her little black cat
she also has a rusty pumpkin too!

Country Welcome Annie
I love stitching different tags for my Annies.
These two Annies will be up on Ebay Friday and Sunday, hopefully.
Have a great week everyone
God bless.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Too Too Hot!!!

This week will be extremely hot in my little town of Bethlehem, Pa.
Glad I am working on autumn Annies.
At least I can dream of cooler weather sewing fall color dresses for Annie.

Ready for Ebay on Friday or Sunday (I haven't decided yet)
is Sunflower Smile with her hugh sunflower
made from an olde cutter quilt and coffee stained.
Thanks for visiting ~ stay cool!
God bless.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Little Hoot Annie

Lately it seems all I want to do is sew and create new Annies.

All my Annies are finished in steps ~ first bodies sewed, stuffed, stained, eyes painted and faces stitched.
Then they sit in my "factory" waiting to get dressed.
So two were finally dressed and given hair this weekend.

Little Hoot who comes with a pin cushion.
He was made from a cutter quilt.
Angels Watching Over Me
Her charm is an angel charm engraved with "Angels Watching Over Me" ~
I gave her a little white bear dressed similar ~
and a little heart pillow with "love" written with buttons.
This little Annie is a little darker than usual
(I must put an extra scoop of coffee in when mixing her stain, oops!)
Thanks for visiting this week.
Wishing all a wonderful week and God bless.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends.
Praying for God's blessing on our nation today and every day.

Glad to have a long weekend and sew Annies!
This little songbird will be going on EBay today.
She has a hang tag that says "this song is for you" and comes with two little birds.
I fell in love with the fabric, it is a border fabric with a
black background and sage green butterflys....
I sketched a butterfly similar to one on her dress and then hand stitched it on a pillow.
Spider Witch is a OOAK Annie...
her felt spider is from a Rita Stuart Collection pattern.
I gave her long puffy sleeves and a black waist sash with a crystal button...
of course her witch shoes have curled toes, rusty pins and bells
...had to give her a broom too!
Hope you enjoy my new Annies.
Wishing all the very best and God's blessing to all.
Thanks for visiting.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Blessings

Just got back from a wonderful time
at the Jersey shore....visiting my aunt and
playing with my grandson Dominic.
He had lots of fun running fast and yelling...loved the ocean too!
Summer Blessings will be up on Ebay tonight.
She has a new dress style...an underskirt panel just in the front section of her dress.
I also decided to hand stitch all her facial features....only her eyes are painted.
Every year I change her a little....once before I tried stitching her eye lashes but didn't like how they looked....this time I do!
Wishing all Summer Blessings!
God bless.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ballerina Annie

Ballerina Annie is a new Annie.
I redesigned her body, arms, hands and legs.
She has little pointed feet, perfect for ballet shoes.
I tacked her elbows to bend her arms....
thinking of possibly added wire to her arms the next time I make her.
Anyway, I was inspired by the ballet fabric....
and I love to try different ideas for Annie and her dresses.
Hope you like her. She will be on Ebay Thursday.
Going to be on vacation next week at the Jersey shore
playing with my grandson, Dominic. Can't wait!
Also looking forward to visiting with my aunt who just celebrated 92 years.
Thanks for visiting.
God bless.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Salt Box Welcome

Two new Annies this week ~ please check them out on Ebay

Hope to have one more Annie for next week ~ then a week at the Jersey shore ~
the last two weeks have been crazy for me ~ my husband had surgery
and I had to move my office at work to a new location ~ I really need that week at the shore to play with my grandson, Dominic!
Salt Box Welcome comes with three hand painted salt box bowl fillers and basket

Bloom Where You are Planted ~ just a summer Annie :)

Thanks for visiting - God bless.