Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cooking supper and making stick dolls


Shoot! I wanted to write a quick post but here it is 4:00 Sunday afternoon and I have nothing cooked for supper. At least here's a start. It will take only a few minutes to put the chuck roast in the pressure cooker.

I'm back...and it took more than a few minutes...it is 7:15! You know how it goes...once you get in the kitchen there is no getting out. I cooked the roast, then peeled, cooked, and mashed the potatoes, cooked a bag of frozen garden peas and...what the heck, why stop now. I turned the oven on and baked two biscuits, then made the gravy. I set the table, poured the iced tea, and called Poppy. We sat and ate our meal together. Poppy got back on the computer whilst I put the food away, washed the dishes, dried the pots and pans and put things away...fed Bun Bun, put the rooster in the goat lot, and closed the chicken house door for the night. Whew! Wonder how long I can sit here now before somebody wants a bowl of ice cream or needs to look at something on the computer? How did everything get to be "my job" anyway?

Over near Poppy's deer hunting spot I cut down a tall maple sapling perfect for making old fashioned dolls. I sawed the sapling into the lengths needed for dolls and peeled the bark off...the fun part...





Actually what I am making is my version of a tall clothespin...



I carve out the head and make the legs, sand it real smooth, then make the stick into a doll...



I hope to be ready for the craft fair that's held at the farmers market in November where Shelby and Jimmy sell their goods every Saturday. It was fun last year. 

These are the real clothespin dolls...



Making the larger clothespin doll is a good change and a little easier on the fingers...



That's about it for tonight friends. Hope to be back tomorrow. Thank you for visiting.

Love,
Henny Penny

22 comments:

  1. Those dolls are wonderful! I made the clothes pin angels one year for a Christmas Ornament...they are really cute..but yours are beautiful! Craft sales up here have the same old thing year after year...is it like that down there too? :)

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    1. I know the little angles were pretty! It's the same here with crafts, the same old things. The first time I did a craft fair with bonnets and dolls it really got a lot of attention. There are lots of home-schools in Wake Forest where I sold at the farmers market. I think every girl that read Little House on the Prairie bought a bonnet and a doll.

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  2. Wonderful dolls! I would have popped a frozen pizza in oven, but that's me lol!

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    1. I should do more of that! Then my standing over a hot stove cooking would be more appreciated! :) I love a pizza!

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  3. Gorgeous!
    The smaller ones could be used for bookmarks, too. Or maybe that's just me ;-)
    Hope you sell them all!

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  4. I love your dolls and I have loved and enjoyed my so much. I love you and miss you!

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    1. Hey Vicki! I appreciate that. I love you and miss you too. Shelby and I are still talking about coming to Robbins. We we get there one day, hopefully.

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  5. I wondered about you doing all the work too. Maybe that's traditional there, but not here, or at least not in this house.
    Your dolls are lovely.

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    1. Wonder if I could move up your way and start over? :) I started off all wrong. You know the old saying, "do someone a favor and it becomes you job", or something like that. A lot of the problem is that he still works full time and I am retired. We will see what happens in another year and a half when he retires. Thanks Linda.

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  6. Those dolls are a real delight, they are beautiful.

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  7. Your dolls are so really neat- I love the bonnets and the dresses are adorable!

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  8. Are you on etsy ??? Your dolls are great! I love them!

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    1. No. I really don't know how to sell on etsy. That would probably be a good place though. Thank you. I just might check into that. Surely it couldn't be that hard. :)

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  9. First of all, you are so much more creative than I feel -- jealous. Maybe I'm creative in ways I don't realize! -- lol.
    And yes, SHED SOME OF YOUR CHORES. We established a 50/50 split early on (or as near as possible) and 28 years later its still working.

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    1. You are creative. All these neat ideas you come up with for your sweet little donkeys. 50/50 sounds wonderful! In 16 months when he retires I'm hoping things will be a little different.

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  10. Your dolls are delightful. What makes them so special is that they begin from absolute scratch.
    I've found that visiting your blog is like finding a quiet moment after a busy day. So soothing.

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    1. Thank you! Sure been thinking about you.

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  11. I love the little bonnets on the dolls. I made bonnets for my girls and their dolls after they read The Little House On The Prairie books, and they loved the so much! I hope yours sell well.

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    1. Oh, that is so neat. I always loved seeing the girls at the market with their bonnets and dolls. They would tell me about reading Little House On The Prairie. I also made bonnets for their American Girl dolls.

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