Thursday, February 12, 2009

Look at this tiny monocular from optics planet! Its really good for spotting birds and has a close up range of 13 inches and magnifies 7 times. Its not super powerful, but its a useful pocket scope, for folks who like to look at everything closely. like me.
I just got this pretty little sake set from Korin. We are using it for strawberry white tea and some snacks, but imagine it with asian pear sake and sea weed salad. Love the tumbled sea glass look.
Yessir, I got another Ellowyne! When will the madness stop? It won't. I'm a doll junky and this one wears wigs. I ordered a bunch of wigs and shoes. Hmmm, I love wigs and shoes. Perhaps I'm living vicariously through my dolls, watching them lounge around in expensive gowns and jewel-like stilettos, with absolutely no responsibilities. I should be jealous, but I'm not. Its love. I can't help it. Greggy is so nice, letting me order three dolls because I couldn't go to Tucson. Talk about retail therapy.

Greggy and Andrew arrive home tomorrow after being gone for two weeks! It seems like months! Azalea and I will be pleased, it'll be nice to have someone else to talk to. I can't wait. I've been working on jewelry, but not much since the little one needs me to do my job of procuring interesting snacks and playing dolls. We have staged hundreds of weddings, why that girl is so into them, I will never know. Sigh. To break up the monotony of my studio, we went to the playground a lot and went to see a couple of movies.

Coraline is freakin' amazing! Go see it. I listened to a recording read by the author, Neil Gaiman, (my all time favorite). The book is strange and creepy, good for small children like my bean. The movie is just as good, better because every doll and prop, is completely handmade. Its also a stop animation. Yet another reason to see it. My girl nearly lost her mind she loved it so much. Ok, people, more updates on the book coming soon!

11 comments:

Christina said...

I agree; Coraline was great! When it was over my son turned to me and said, "We have got to buy this movie!!"

Gaea said...

We are soooo looking forward to seeing Coraline! Is it too scary? My girl loves Scooby and has seen much of what her older brother has seen but some of the scenes looked even a bit scary for me! We watched a "Making of" short on HBO and the work they do is AMAZING! A whole day to shoot 2 or 3 seconds!

Cynthia Thornton said...

Coraline was fantastic! I didn't think it was too scary. There are a couple of moments that are frightning, but my girl loved them the most. Her favorite character was the creepy little boy, Wybie. GO see Despereaux! That's gentle and beautiful. I loved it.

Tom said...

Weasal and I went and checked it out Monday in 3D. Very cool. Love the little bat-dogs.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Ooh, thank you for the movie recommendations. We have not taken our son to the movies yet, and we have been looking for recommendations, as he is so ready.

Janet said...

What fun you must have with your little one with the dolls! Life is such an aventure for her! All those wigs you must have alot of fun!
Happy Valentines day!
xox

Janet said...

Going to see Coraline tonight! Cant wait. Forgot to say...Happy Valentines day!! I know your little one will love that lol. Hers 2 roses one for you and Azalea!
@)--->>>- @)--->>>-

Jean said...

a very good balance always when i come to you blog! glad to read your adventures!

xox jean

katarinas mama said...

We loved Coraline in 3D...the most subtle 3D ever made. And the sweaters...those tiny tiny hand knitted sweaters! WOW!

AshleeElizabeth said...

Its always great to see an inspirational artist's blogsite who is also a Gaiman fan! Bless ya!

Your work is amazing, Cindy!

Shannon said...

I love the Coraline movie. I've seen it twice with my daughter. I also love your Ellowyne doll. Gorgeous.