Tuesday, February 02, 2016

A Body Swap

A small box arrived from Korea today.

Neelie, Flame and Peanut were eager to check it out. Especially Flame. He had an urgent reason for wanting to free the contents.

In fact he was rather impatient when Peanut paused in the unwrapping to look at the unfamiliar Korean writing on the newspaper used as packaging.

As Peanut and Neelie struggled to dig out the pretty Fairyland Littlefee box Flame was no help at all. He was too busy ---- ---- ---- ----

---- ---- ---- undressing?!!

Neelie was horrified! Just when they were trying to make a good impression on the new arrival Flame had to go and do something like this! 

Peanut, on the other hand, didn't notice. She was too busy reading the new comer's Certificate of Authenticity. I think she's a little jealous. She's old enough that she was born before Fairyland started providing these certificates.

Flame urged Peanut to just forget about it and get on with the box opening. He said he'd been waiting far too long to put up with further delays now ---- ---- ---- and he continued to shuck his clothes.

For you see Flame knew something about this new "girl" that the others didn't. He knew she would arrive sporting a brand new BOY body ---- ---- ---- for him! And he was all for making the trade as quickly as possible. 

Once he got settled into the body of his dreams he passed along the older, slightly used FEMALE model he'd been stuck with these past few months. He could hardly wait to run off to the bathroom to try peeing standing up.

On the way back he stopped by the clothing box and dug out the dress and leggings Auntie Ban sent. He knew for certain that they were comfy and would fit perfectly. He had tried them on that body already you see.

The new girl thanked him for the clothing but shyly asked about the lack of hair. Trust a boy to forget about something like that!

A wig was found and then, feeling a little more at ease, she announced that her name was TINGLE.

Flame took Tingle by that hand and gave her a guided tour of the Tulusson family shelf.

Flame hopes they will be great friends. 

Black and Blah

Week 5 of the Dogwood Photography Challenge is:

Black and white landscape: Look for a scene with great contrast that will make a great black and white.

I personally don't find black and white very inspiring, even when it's done exceptionally well. It's also very dull and grey around here lately so I find this week's challenge rather difficult.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Welcome Home Ritual

Week 4 of the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge.

"Portrait: Head shot. You shot a selfie now shoot a 'selfie' of someone else!"

I don't know any people who want their portrait posted on the internet SOooo ---

This is my son's dog, Kona. I care for her during the day when he's working. When he arrives to pick her up she goes to the dogs' toybox and picks up the biggest mouthful of stuffies that she can manage. This time it was FIVE! She then prances around, head held high, moaning and groaning and waging her tail vigorously.

The 5 she picked up in one bite.

Kona is a Presa Canario/Bull Mastif Cross weighing approximately 70 pounds. She's an obediant, gentle, sweetheart of a dog that rarely ever barks.

Friday, January 22, 2016


Week three of the Dogwood 52 week photography challenge.

"Shoot whatever inspires you. Red should be the focus of the image. Don't be afraid to be creative".

I prefer this first one but I wish I was skilled enough at editing to remove the distracting blue cloth. 

Love the glowing red of this second one but it looks incomplete without the stem of the glass. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tulusson's Afghan

All of the crocheting and sewing in of ends is done. The miniature afghan is finished and being blocked.

When it's dry they will be happy to post a photo of it arranged on their 1/4 scale couch.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chew On That

Looky what I found on Pinterest! Okay, maybe you've seen this idea before but it's totally new to me. Mason Jar salads that can be made up in bulk four days in advance and they don't wilt and get nasty.

My husband is going to love this idea! No, not because he loves salads, because he doesn't and he would never choose to have a salad if given a choice. He's going to love this idea because *I love salads and now I'll be eating salads every day for lunch and will be less likely to serve him a salad with his entree at dinner time. Heh.   

Of course the main idea is to get all those great, healthy vegetables in each day, but it's also possible to add protein rich foods like eggs, cheese, nuts, seeds, shrimp, etc. Leftover grains like rice or pasta can find their way in there too. 

I'm late on this particular bandwagon apparently. I haven't yet unearthed the original source of this great idea, but it seems to have become popular with the health conscious or dieting crowd that must "brown bag it" during the work week. 

I'm just looking forward to being able to pull a healthy, complete lunch from the fridge thereby resisting the temptation to grab something less appealing and less nutritious but "fast and easy". I may not work outside the home but I am always busy with one thing or another. Stopping an interesting project to make a good lunch for just one person can be such a bother.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bear Necessities

Flame watched expectantly while I put the finishing touches on a special outfit he's been longing for.

I used a Pukifee pattern by DGRequeim on Etsy. For it to fit the larger Realfee dolls I had to make a number of adjustments. I had it printed out at 131% and then added additional length to the body and legs and subtracted a little from the length of the sleeves.

Flame was eager to test the fit. 

And was thrilled to find it fit perfectly. I was more concerned than he was about the possibility of cold feet, but he agreed to wear the slippers I made to go with the Kigurumi Pajama costume.

He's been practicing his best roar all afternoon.

He's even found a "cave" to hide in waiting for a chance to jump out and scare the girls.

Honestly though, I think they are more likely to be jealous than afraid. I'll probably have to make a costume for Neelie and Peanut too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Half Done

An itsy bitsy teensy weensy granny square afghan in the making. 30 of the 60 squares needed are now done. They are being made with fingering/sock weight yarn and a 1.75mm hook. Each measures approximately 1.75 inches square.

When complete the afghan will add a cozy ambiance to the Tulusson family's new couch.