Thursday, September 12, 2013
I am slowly working my way into some serious social media. I have joined Instagram. This will enable me to show snapshots of my day and the projects I am working on. I am always surrounded by delicious materials, lovely trims, thread and floss. Throw some doll bodies and yarn in the mix and there is my world in a nutshell.
Posted by Barrie Hamby at 9:08 AM
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Once again I have been adhering to my own bad advice. 'Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow'.
I will blog tomorrow. Gather photos...think of something clever to say...share what I am working on...share life's happenings....you get the idea right? Well it has been almost 5 months since I last shared here so let me sum up.
Loads of dolls have been made and shipped.
Middle child graduated from boot camp.
Oldest and youngest daughters (who had shared a home for a year) made some changes in their living arrangements.
I bribed oldest to move home for a year. (reason will be explained in a moment)
Youngest rented an apartment from her employer.
My Mr. Capt. Hamby went to training for his new job as an Operations Chief with Military Sealift Command (They provide Naval support)
Said Capt. Hamby will be gone for many months at a time. Whaaaaaaaa!
Said oldest daughter moved home so dearest mother (me) doesn't have to live alone for the first time in her life.
Capt. Hamby is in Singapore today to start his new post on the USNS Amelia Earhart.
I am working through my customs list and planning some fun and interesting new dolls. New body types, new clothing. I am thrilled to share a logo that my oldest is working on.
The first series of dolls is called The Magpie Girls.
More about The Magpie Girls will be revealed in the next month or so. Once I have these girls well on their way I will start work on the boy series. They are The Knuckleheads. Pretty exciting stuff for me.
Posted by Barrie Hamby at 7:26 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
See you Sunday.
Posted by Barrie Hamby at 4:43 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
This is a little something I made for my sewing room. It seems that I have a habit of letting go of every quilt I have ever made. I have lovely pink walls and this quilt looks wonderful on it. The pattern came from The Fat Quarter Shop . I made a few changes to suit my whims.
Posted by Barrie Hamby at 6:30 PM
This Christmas was destined to be a small and simple fête. One of my projects was to make some laundry soap to give to our girls. So using this recipe, I made over 2 gallons of powdered soap. A fancy jar from our local hardware store, a colorful wooded scoop and a label using my Cameo Silhouette made it all come together to make a lovely gift for Amber and Julia. They received this and a big bag of soap to refill the jar.
No fancy soap for Olivia. She is in Idaho and will be leaving for the Army National Guard soon.
Posted by Barrie Hamby at 10:31 AM