Oct 28, 2014

Simple Makings


I've been trying to be creative again. I had a lone sock without a mate so I decided to make a sock doll, of sorts! The black top is the toe of the sock. The collar is a ponytail holder, I tried on for looks.  I didn't like it so it came off!
The little snowman is one I crocheted.





Then I added her eyes and started adding some hair. Now, shes playing in my work basket until I feel like going at it again.


This nose has got to go. I'm not making a mouse! !!!!


I left her alone a minute and shes trying to crawl out! Oh dear me, shes showing her bare tush. No time for diapers and clothes yet. You naughty little thing, back in the basket with you!




Well, if nothing else, shes sure to be one of a kind......not another like this one in the whole world ;)

Now, on to other things.........

This little doll below, Matilda (Tilly), went to live with my dear friend.  Another doll gone, but not forgotten! I'm serious about this paring down business, as I also sent two trash bags full of books to our home town charity shop, and three dolls went to the church nursery for the little ones to enjoy. When I'm done, I'll only be keeping about four dolls, that is "when I'm done "    The deciding which four is kinda difficult for me.




 Blessings my friends

Oct 26, 2014

Have a Wonderful Week Friends

I pray your Sunday has been beautiful.  Mine certainly was, with Pastor's Appreciation day being today, then with fun, food and fellowship after this mornings service, made it a very blessed day indeed. We also witnessed a young couple in our church home whom have had a very ruff past five years renew their wedding vows before God and thier church family.  Of course, I was thrilled to have all my children and all but, two of my grandchildren in church with me today......that always does my heart a world of good, even little Audrey was there with us. She is getting sweet as a butterball, smiling and trying her best to talk at just a little under one month old. This meme wants to say ....slow down just a wee bit little one.



So what are you plans for the week. Since I'm feeling some better than last week, I've planned to go stay with my parents a few days. They'll be picking me up on Tuesday.  It'll be fun to be away for a bit, and spending time with mama and daddy is always a treat. For those of you who do your wash on Monday, heres a sweet image with a good word of advice.  Monday was always wash day for me, once upon a time. Now days my daughter does most of my laundry.  What a blessing, but I do miss hanging out a washing.  It was a pleasant thing for me to do.....on a good day!


This picture below is just a sweet one of my three oldest children when they were small. I found it in a box of old photos and just had to take it out for awhile.  I sure miss those little ones, but I'm proud of the grownups they've become.



Just a random picture of my favorite baby doll, Bethy


I hope your whole week is wonderful.  Go out and kick up some leaves......have some fun, you all deserve it so much. Blessings friends.




Oct 23, 2014

Bed Time Blessings

I made a mattress for that little rope bed with some old ticking material I've had for a long time. You may notice it has some tiny holes through out it, thats because I tacked it with some cotton yard, but didn't like the way it turned out so I took them out.

I may decide to tack it with some buttons later on.



My next project is to make a little patchwork quilt for it. Here are a few examples I found on google .





Not sure mine will be as nice as these, but I'll do my best :)
Blessings my friends

Oct 18, 2014

Sewing Lessons

Today one of the grans had a birthday party, shes going to be 10 in a few days, but we celebrated today. I started at the first part of the week making her gift. I made her a cute book bag, or whatever kind of bag she may want it to be. I didn't follow a pattern, and took little pains with it. What I do, I do as simply as I can. If it starts to overwhelm me, then I'll never get it finished.  I thought it turned out pretty well, and Dakota seem to like it. I'm hoping to be using my sewing machine a little more......sewing some doll clothes etc.


This is my daughter Regina modeling the bag for me after I was finished with it.




Working with patterns has always been a challenge for me. This sweet Patsy doll below is a doll my daughter Regina gave me years ago.  I've always wanted to sew some outfits for her. I'm hoping I'll get the courage to try soon. I've wanted to make a companion doll of her. I will share more about that in another post, at another time.


Google image
Isn't this sweetie wearing a cute little frock?

Google image

I have a wee little 6 inch Patsy too. Sewing her clothes may be a great challenge for me.


I guess time, patience , and practice,  will tell. Blessings my friends


Oct 17, 2014

What do you Think?




I happen to think Audrey looks like her daddy, my son Johnny. 



At about 3 yrs old



I think she even may make funny faces like he's done all his life , compare this one with Audrey ' s face in the top photo.  See what I mean? ;)




He's always been a lively one, a clown character really. He can makes us roll with laughter.



But, he has his serious moments too.



I'm proud of my young man, and I think he's pretty proud of his baby girl too.

Beautiful mommy and baby Audrey Alexandra



Have a blessed weekend, whatever you may be doing, do it with all your might. Life is precious for the young, the old, and the in between. Blessings to all


Oct 13, 2014

What I've been up to, as of late!


Crocheted a bonnet for Matilda



Doodling for a friend


Visited the pumpkin patch with Jax

Pinterest image

 Spending time on pinterest.



Praying for my cousin and her precious daughter who has been diagnosed with cancer.


Starting to write my own book of..... Simply Shelley 's Proverbs

First Proverb.......

Never be so blinded by your misfortunes that you are unable to see all the blessings God is granting you.

Oct 10, 2014

I Love Yarn Day

From Crochet Magazine
Today is national I love yarn day. How about that, I didn't even know there was such a thing :) However, I do love yarn for many reasons, crocheting being my number one reason, so I've decided to celebrate " I love yarn day" here on my blog!

I'll be working on some crochet projects today and listening to some beautiful worship music, along with my other doings.  I need to take it a little easier today anyway, as I've had a busy couple of weeks. Howbeit, its been a very good business, but my body says ......slow down please!

Here I'm sharing some of my finished crochet projects, accept for this first one, I still have some rounds left on it, and that could be what I'll be working on today.








Heres a sweet image I'll share with you, just right click on it and save.  Blessings friends


This sweet kitty loves yarn too, shes celebrating as well, and having a ball of it!

Oct 6, 2014

Grandchildren make my Life just Grand



Just a few recent pictures of some of the grans. Above, Colton and Tristan, having a grand old time playing with trucks in the dirt. I love when kids are outdoors playing as children ought to.


Grandson , Isaiah, in the middle getting a pass off for a touchdown.  He's one great athlete. Our little town is there on Friday nights to cheer the Tigers on.


Little Audrey is already a week old :)


And Jaxon just turned five. He's just glad he's not the baby anymore.

Grandchildren sure make life grand, don't you think? And so do you my faithful friends.  Your comments, huggs and prayers were felt. I am feeling uplifted, and so very grateful.........thanks so much.    Blessings

Oct 4, 2014

Blessings of Hope



It's been quite a week, with the birth of our precious Audrey Alexandra, (a beautiful blessing) then too, a long nine hours of  traveling for a day of court with my son , (child custody case) which was reset, by the way! Then traveling nine hours back.  I feel so physically and emotionally drained. You just have to trust the Lord and keep on keeping on.  Life can sometimes seem like a roller coaster. With so many ups and downs, with sometimes just a few days between.  Such as this week was for me! It can really make ones head spin......, but for God! Being honest with all of you when you fight depression, and I do.... these sort of times make you feel like an emotional basket case.  I've gone around with a lump in my throat and for any little reason, something someone says, or some certain situation may arise which in turn, causes tears to overflow.  Its hard for others to understand, and truthfully ,I don't understand myself at times. It can be embarrassing or very frustrating to just start crying having no control over your emotions, and not even having an answer as to why. Thats where I am, but I'm praying and trusting God..... in his time.....I will overcome depression , as well as other physical and emotional disabilities I won't mention at this time. Mostly know, I'm not giving in to my feelings. I plan on fighting till the end. I'm not seeking sympathy....truly.  I just need to express my feelings, and this seems a good place. If I discourage any of you by sharing this sort of thing, please forgive me. Thank you so much for the very sweet comments on Audrey, she and mommy are doing fine, daddy too :)  Praying your Sunday is restful and blessed.  Shelley


Oct 1, 2014

Counting my blessings

There's been a bit of excitement in my world the last couple of days.  I have a new little granddaughter,  Audrey Alexandra.....born September 29, weighing 7 lbs 2 oz
Our family is feeling very blessed  to have her .



Proud parents, my son and his girl.