Monday, April 28, 2008

Quakes Map

It is 10:48 PM and we just had another one. I am going to guess 4.0 They are predicting a 6 point or larger. I hope they are wrong. It is now 11:02 PM and we had yet another one. They seem to come at night for some reason. I am so ready for them to stop. You can almost hear them rumbling before you feel the shaking.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

4.7 quake

Scarry stuff. At 11:45 pm Friday night the house started to shake again only this time every thing all around me started falling. In 24 hours we have had over 200 quakes. Thank goodness we didn't feel all them. Any ways every room in the house had stuff on the floor. But very little broke. Still it was a lot of mess to clean up. And thank goodness Jackson wasn't laying on his pillow that everything from the book shelf fell on. My six year old neighbor asked me if all my dolls fell to the floor. I told her yes but that they didn't break. She said and I quote "God must have been at your house!" I think that God was at all of our houses because nobody got hurt. It was 4.7 so I hope we never get a 6.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Daffy Dill

Sophie (the softie)

I finished the softie doll. I made a few changes from my drawing (see my previous posting). The little doll is now a mouse and she is holding it instead of it being in a crocheted pocket. I think she is cute but I am wondering if maybe she is to cute and simple to be a softie of notice. It seems like most softies I have seen are animals or creatures. I am a doll maker so I made my softie like a doll. I am thinking maybe I need to do an animal or creature that is not so familiar to me. Do something I am not used to doing to stretch my skills and creative thinking. Something to think about.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Softie idea

So where have I been? I can't believe I havn't heard of softies before. I got an e-mail about a magizine doing an special issue on Softies and I was clueless as to what they were so I went on line and found out what I had been missing. Now of course I want to make one. I have drawn a sketch of an idea of a doll like softie to try. I may have to change it a bit because as a doll maker maybe I should really go in a differnt direction to challenge myself. Something to think about!!!