Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, new goals!

Given that I am "post challenged" and have only posted lately when I've completed a little dolly, there's quite a span of time between posts!  I'm a bad blogger and my resolution (meaning for about a week) is to be better about posting more frequently.  In going over my blog and trying to see what's lacking, I realized that I neglect to share some of my other little hobbies and activities, which could certainly increase the number of posts between doll completions.  

I've got about a million fabulous Cartes de Visites I've collected over the years, rotting away in their albums that I could dust off, and dresses made for antique dolls and for big people too!

However, in order to accomplish that goal, it's necessary for me to go trolling through my files and 'stuff', where I tend to get waylaid and forget why I'm there in the first place.  When I 'snoop' through my own forgotten stuff, I could be gone for hours, days, weeks.  So again, you might not hear from me till next month.  But I'm trying, I swear to that.

I decided this Christmas vacation to relax and finally got a chance to go explore some amazing blogs I hadn't seen before, and that's so addicting!  Like being in a candy store with nobody telling you to pack it in and go home already.

I have to spend a little time today on self-maintenance, meaning I can wait no longer to henna out the full 3/4 inch of gray hair that's crept up on me.  Back to my real job tomorrow and I don't want to scare anyone. Heaven forbid they actually figure out I AM as old as I look.  Of course, while I'm waiting for that henna to set, I'll be back exploring all the goodies you other fabulous bloggers have to offer!  Should only take a few hours.  Got another dolly drying out in the oven so I can't work on her, and I might as well enjoy myself this last day of vacation.

Thank you so much to all you wonderful people out there who take the time out of your day to keep up with what I'm doing, I really appreciate it!  Have a wonderful, fabulous New Year, and don't kill yourself over those pesky resolutions.  Before you know it, it'll be 2012 and you can make them all over again anyway.  That's what I do.


  1. That's it, tackle those little imperfections that seem to pop up with humor and then the henna.
    I have admired your dolls for some time and are amazed at your gift for bringing bits of clay and cloth to life.
    Happy New Year and thank you for popping by for a visit.

  2. What grey hair....what...I don't see any!!!!
    What doll are you doing now? I am wanting to start one but not sure what to do.....I am wanting something little maybe.....
    Have a good day off!
    Margaret B

  3. I sincerely hope you DO blog more frequently, Robin.............your blog is one of my favourites and sometimes it seems like a long time between drinks!

  4. I so love your dolls! And I know what you mean about getting lost along your own Memory Lane, happens to me most every time I open a I don't, in the interests of getting things done!!!
    And I agree with your take on Resolutions!!! Happy one week of keeping your Resolutions, and have a great rest of the year!!

  5. Hi. Thanks for visiting and leaving such kind comments. Your dolls are so beautiful! You are an amazing artist.
    Happy New Year!
    ~ Julie

  6. Thank You for stopping by for a visit. Glad you enjoyed you visit.......Julian

  7. oh the joys of blogging. i thought i left a comment but then it disappeared... lets try again. thanks so much for your sweet comment. you are one talented lady and i love your sense of humor. hope you will stop by again.



  8. Thank you so much for stopping by again and for your lovely comment!!! I feel honored that you like my pincushions!! Truly a huge compliment, coming from you!!! I think your dolls are amazing and appreciate your talent so much!! I too am going to try to post more often and look forward to reading yours as well!!!

    Blessings to you~~

  9. Hi Robin, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments. I too have trouble posting often and I certainly don't have the charm for writing as you do but still I'm going to try to get to it more this year....hahaha!!! Your dolls are amazing, you're such a talented artist. May you have a Wonderful, Creative New Year!!!!!

  10. Oh Robin! Life just speeds by so fast! I have trouble sneaking the blog thing in as well! And I do mean sneak! Every time I take a few minutes to blog, I feel guilty cause I should be doing something around the house! But I do love blogging! Hopefully you will be able to post more in this new year!

    I absolutely love you dolls. They are amazing!


  11. Hello, thanks for stopping by and I wanted to wish you a wonderful New Year.

  12. Thanks for looking in on me and happy New Year to you. I look forward to keeping up with your beautiful creations.

  13. Hi Robin,
    thank you for stopping by my blog. This of course led me to your blog...and what a pleasure this was!
    You make the most beautiful dolls.
    It is always so nice to meet another dollmaker.
    Like you, I get caught up in things when I should be doing my work...alas, the dollies sometimes have to wait.
    A gal needs inspiration and just dreaming sometimes...
    I wish you a happy and healthy New Year and much pleasure in creating these wonderful dolls...
    Warm wishes, Evi

  14. Hi Robin,
    thanks for visiting my blog.
    Your dolls are so sweet! Looking forward to seeing your new doll!

  15. Robin, Hi! It was so cool to read about the three year little girl ghost tugging at your skirt. Amazing how their energy can come through.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
    Load of love!

  16. Hello, thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog (about the furry animal suit), its so nice to know some-one other than my mum actually read it.
    I'm very impressed with your dolls, they are adorable, I would never have guessed they are newly made. The little painted shoes are adorable.

  17. Thank you for visiting. If you work full time and also have a wonderful "second" business that keeps you busy..I can understand where you would have a hard time finding time to blog !
    But I am glad you do..and LOVE your dolls.


  18. Hi Robin,
    Thank you for stopping by! Nice to meet you!
    I shall be looking forward to seeing more of your inspirational unique creations!
    Lovely...just lovely!
    Many Blessings to you, Linnie

  19. Thank you for visiting my place yesterday, and I think your comment was just spot on, for me and my attitude!
    I was wandering on down having a look at your latest doll, and the trimmings on her underwears are just so pretty. Well she's lovely too, and her outer dresses, but it was the underwears which struck me...dunno what that says about me, and I don't think I want to know!!

  20. Oh how perfectly lovely to have you pop over my way for a visit...I am most thankful because it led me here. What a treat it was to browse around, admire you amazing dolls (Little Boy Blue was a special favorite), and realize I'm not the only one who needs to learn to say "No!"

    natalie jo

  21. Thanks for visiting my blog as well! What a perfectly lovely way to begin the new year, visiting AND saying hello. So often, I make a quick visit and fail to comment.

    Your dolls are wonderful, a real inspiration to relative beginners like me and to anyone who loves dolls!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my post today. And thanks for the sweet remarks. I do post a little about the bed rooms. Actually the photo of my great niece and the doll was in one of my guest rooms. Also a post I did last week about Toile has some of my room and my second guest room. Have a great week. Richard