Rosey’s Sweater Coat

2012-08-23 012 Her coat is finished.  I didn’t have any suitable buttons, so I just crochet them and I think it works fine.  No pattern, just made it up as I went along.

Next is something for Princess Rosebud.  Probably crochet silk thread. 

I finally couldn’t stand having two unpacked boxes (dolly stuff and yarns) and decided that since the other furniture we planned on buying isn’t going to happen any time soon, that I would just have to make the best of it.  It took some creative doing, but I got all the yarns to fit in the hope chest and used the weird thing that came with the apartment, rough wood with cloth drawers, I assume it is for  bathroom  towels or something.  It’s useless in my opinion, impossible to pull the soft drawers out.  Anyways, for now, I got the four drawers sorted from accessories, small, medium and larger clothes and shoes.  Since I am playing with Rosey these days, her clothing are in a little train case and Yoriks stuff is in a carrier.  It all barely fit, but it’s put away neatly and I should be able to find things somewhat better.

2012-08-23 020The dolls stuff is here.

2012-08-23 023 Yarn is here in the hope chest.

I also washed and ironed my old curtains I had since before I was married.  As they are frilly, I never put them up in our living spaces, husband preferred non frilly rooms.  I thought since we live in a Victorian flat, I would put them up anyways. It softened up the windows so nicely but I worried that husband would not like them.  I don’t think he was overly impressed when he got home from work, but he said they looked nice and I was relieved.  It was a heck of a lot of work to get them up without any curtain rods.  Button hole thread and thumb tacks.  I get determined some times to make things work. lol. 

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2012-08-23 019 The bedroom curtains.  I would rather have full length drapes here, but I only saved these two set of sheers and this is what I had to work with.  At least it softened the huge window there too. 

2012-08-23 021 I washed and ironed Rosey’s bedding, I am painting her bed tomorrow.  Either petal pink or white. 

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Hammock

Dear Diary,

Mama fixed my hammock so it is up higher.  She took a picture for me.

2011-01-13 009 This is where I sleep at night. The big suitcase has all my stuff in it.  Mama says I have too much stuff.  I don’t think so. 

we are still in California where there is this awful dry an dusty wind called the Santa Ana winds.  We keep coughing.    It is like summer here and we see palm trees and green grass.  Papa says we could be back in the snow in a matter of days!