Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Here's two more Brooches in my Fancy Lady Brooch series. I have 4 more ready to paint and dress. Going to take them with me tomorrow to our perfume shop and work on them while I'm not busy. Hope I'm busy selling perfume but I do want to finish the other Fancy Lady Brooches.
I think these pictures are a bit blurry. I took several pictures and these were the best ones. Probably the lighting in my studio and the paint I used too.
Love & Hugs

Saturday, November 25, 2006


I wasn't going to show Rachel until I got her pressmolds from Jeff Mold Master. BUT I painted her face and I just had to show y'all. I'm finishing her body and costume. When I totally finish her I will post a pic of her. I just pinned hair and fabric on her to show her face. She's do to change hair colors. Just like a woman. :-)

I also have 2 other pressmolds with Jeff Mold Master. I haven't painted Abella's face yet. When I do I will post a pic so you can see her. My little 7 inch pin dolls pressmold is with Jeff Mold Master. Hehehehe sounds like I just gave Jeff a new middle and last night. ROFL.
I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE 3 New Pressmolds & Patterns. I just had to share them with you.
Love & Hugs, Fran

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Here's a picture of roses I cut from my rose bushes in my back yard today. I love this time of year and so does my rose bushes. They don't do so well in the dead of the Summer in Las Vegas.

I finished 6 little hats for a Teapot Swap BUT I forgot to take pictures of them before I packed them and mailed them.

I took Sherry Goshon's Mermaid Baby at Doll U this past Sept. I'm giving the doll to my granddaughter Kaeleigh for Christmas. I had to redo her neck because I didn't let the paper clay dry enough and when I pulled the thread around the neck area .......... part of the neck popped off because it wasn't dry. Now she's ready to get her head attached. I'll post a pic of her when I get her head back on her shoulders. :-)

I made a homemade Apple Pie earlier tonight and BOY did it make the house smell GOOD!! Can't wait to eat it tomorrow. Ken does most of the cooking. He makes the Turkey & the stuffing. I make the veggies, mashed potatoes, etc. etc. etc. The kids and grandkids are coming over tomorrow.
Love & Hugs

Saturday, November 18, 2006

WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING Etc Etc Etc .........

Picture is Alissa my Hoffman 2005 doll that traveled for a year. I got her back a couple of weeks ago. I'm glad she is home and she's in perfect condition. :-)

Yesterday (Friday) I worked on hats for a teapot swap and worked on a RR doll & journal. I also worked on revising a pattern of a doll I designed several years ago. I wanted to get it out before Christmas. I HOPE I get it revised soon. If not I will get it out before Valentines Day.
I also am working on body patterns for two new dolls I will be releasing soon with pressmold faces (waiting for the pressmolds from master mold maker). Their names are Rachel and Abella. I'll be releasing my 7 inch pin dolls with pattern and pressmold soon too (waiting for the pressmolds to arrive). Some of you have seen them before. If you want to see them go to They are in the first album COMING SOON

Last night my hubby took me to see Trace Adkins, Billy Currington & James Aldean in concert. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!! IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!! this was one of my birthday presents. :-)

Today (Saturday) I went shopping all day with my daughter Nicole. We had a good time together. My feet are killing me. LOL !! This is why I don't like shopping. hehehehe It was a nice day out with my daughter Nicole. I have to catch up on emails too. :-) We went to a ScrapBook shop. WOW!!! They have lots of wonderful stuff.

Tomorrow I will continue to work on things I need to finish. :-) I have Christmas stockings to make for 3 of my grandchildren too.
Love & Hugs

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Here's some pics of my Kitchen finished EXCEPT for the window treatments and they should be in place in the next 2 weeks. Well, that's what Home Depot said. :-) I HOPE. We ordered Ebony wooden Shutters for the windows and roll up wooden blinds for the sliding doors. I'll post some more good pictures where you can see the whole back wall. I just wanted to get some pics posted so y'all could see. It's a BIG change from what my kitchen was. :-)
LOve & HUgs


I haven't posted in awhile. Been busy with life. My kitchen is almost finished. Ken and I have a few finishing touches and it's finished EXCEPT for the window treatments. We aren't sure if we want to put up wooden shutters or curtains. SOON we will decide. I'm working on several new dolls and pressmolds and patterns.

I also just had my 58th birthday. NO I don't feel any older. I want to stay young. hehehe
I got the most WONDERFUL present from my wonderful husband Ken. I love Mel Carter's song HoldME KissMe ThrillMe. I had his records (45 rpm) but they melted in a house fire years ago. We have looked for this one record forever and Ken finally found one in England. Well, I now have it and am THRILLED. Ken also found Mel Carter's CD with lots of his songs.
I'm in HEAVEN listening to them. I might wear them out. hehehehe Ken also gave me tickets for him and I to go see Trace Adkins and Billy Currington this Friday night. WOOOOOHOOO!
My daughter Brandi got me two tickets to see THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER and one of those tickets is for her. So we are going together to see THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER in Jan. WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I LOVE MY BIRTHDAY PRESENTS AND MY FAMILY !!!

Will post some pics of my kitchen later.
Love & Hugs

Saturday, November 04, 2006


LADY IN RED is a new piece I've been working on. I finished her. WOOOHOOOO!!! I might add a few embellishments to her head piece. I think she will make a good online class. What do you think????
The pic is on a black background so you don't get the full effect of her black hair. I also posted pics of her on a white background.
Love & Hugs

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Another Kitchen In Progress Report

Here's another Kitchen in Progress report. :-)
This is the dinning area of our kitchen. Our new table and chairs arrived this morning. There will be a light over the table. Ken is putting it up tomorrow. We hung the pictures just a few minutes ago. The cabinets are coming along nicely. Ken will finish them tomorrow. WOOOOHOOOOO!!! We are gettting there. :-)
Love & Hugs