Friday, April 24, 2009

A gift for Viktor Dreary from Nevada

DH toured/visited family in Nevada...

and returned with a gift - for Viktor Dreary. So I guess that means he'll tolerate my doll collection a bit longer. : )

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nikki sends SPRING from the UK

Aren't doll friends simply THE BEST FRIENDS? Rain, Gray, Wind, Gray, and what does the postman bring to my door? A surprise package from Wales!

I was so surprised - delighted - and speechless. So MANY items crafted in the box. And my favorite? ALL OF THEM!

THANK YOU NIKKI!!! You have me spoiled in not only friendship but fantastic hand-crafted gifties!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Food for Friends

I don't cook. I can't cook. I was sent out of the kitchen as a young girl so I didn't make a mess. BUT even I have to keep some food on hand for when guests drop by unexpectedly.

Here's what you need: one pack of Pillsbury cresent rolls, one circle of brie, oranges (blood is best), apples, nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pecans, one egg, and one bottle of a white wine. (I prefer Firefly Riesling or Alice White Lexia)

Follow this recipe from Pillsbury -

That's it. Not much work and food fare for your friends.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Joyous Easter and...

Bunny Appreciation Day...

Friday, April 10, 2009

The dolls are ready for Easter

... wearing pastels and short sleeves or sleeveless. NOW if only Mother Nature would up the temps a bit!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I'm going Luna!

The Drearys greet the Lunars...

What can I say? My grail dolls
~ Moomglow Luna and Cosmo Martian - Tonner Convention 2007 ~
are finally mine - right here - in my house.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My own Stella Luna...

Not REALLY Stella but I love the story of the lovely fruitbat and - well - this is a bat.

Look Closely...

Hidden among the stones on the siding the little bat rests (small brown we believe) waiting for warmer temps to return home to roost. Poor dear didn't realize we still have low number temps here. Migrated a bit too soon?
(Remember the doll parsley post)

I check my Stella day and had planned to find her gone when temps soared to 67 - but - alas - she is still holding on for warmer days.

Drearydom Lurks - the scary dolls : o

I ordered Tonner's Harley Quinn - to be a member of a new family of chalk white vampires that moves next to Grimm's Academy. Too much Twilight on my mind and the mention of Hypatia in my latest Thomas H. Cook read.

The doll arrived and her bad hair - worst doll cut EVER...made me rue the day I placed the order. Stuffed her under the bed and hoped to forget about her.

Then Cherished Friends had the hughest sale ever and I found a seller on Ebay who makes capes - well - to die for! Perfect for the ghoulish dollies. So I unearthed the doll dressed her in her new frock and wrap and here we have the arrival of

Lilitupatia ( which I am translating as pallor night)

Why the net/veil?

She is in self imposed invisible shackles as punishment for a childhood crime.

Here she greets all the dolls associated with Grimm's and her tale unfolds. Ummmm - don't expect more plot - I can do bits of background but I am NOT a storyteller!!! Just displaying my Tonners.