Thursday, July 28, 2011


Sally is now available for sale at my etsy store!!!

You can purchase her at this link!!!

I'm so super excited about her and I hope everyone who decides to make a doll enjoys her as much as  we have around my house!!!!

The book is still in progress and I'm hoping to still be able to get it all put together and publish sometime between the middle or end of August. It's going to take some furious amounts of drawing but I believe I'm up for the challenge!!!

Thanks for being patient on my getting her pulled together.

Keep smiling…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Set for Thursday!!!!

Okay, peeps!

I have everything in motion for the release of Sally's pattern first thing Thursday morning. Please pass it along to all your friends.

She will of course be for sale through my etsy store but I will have her posted on Ravelry,, a link on my website and wherever else I have access to make her available.

So come on back Thursday, I'll even have a link from here!!!

Keep smiling…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sally's Pattern Is Almost Ready!!

Okay, knitting friends…

and friends who just think this is cool, too!

The Sally doll pattern is almost ready for sale. I am just about finished typing up the pattern and then I just have to scan and size the pattern for her clothing. As soon as I get it all organized I will post it for sale. It will be for sale first at my etsy store and as soon as I get the e-commerce part of my website worked out, everything will be available from there as well.

Her accessories (daisy and knitting bucket) are going to be a separate pattern for now. I want to get Sally out there and then I'll worry about the bucket and flower. I promise I won't make you wait too long. They'll be available separate (in case someone doesn't necessarily want to make those) and then I'll have a combined set available later.

I'm still working on the illustrations for the book but they're not coming along as quickly as I would like. That silly creativity thing likes to take breaks too and apparently it thinks we need to be out on the river in a canoe later this week! I will keep you all abreast of when the book is finished and will actually publish.

I'm really excited about all of this and the direction God seems to be leading me with it. It just seems sometimes I don't have enough hours in the day and if I could stay awake for a week straight more might get accomplished!! I know that isn't humanly possibly, but a girl can dream, right?

Well, stay safe and keep your chins up everybody…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


I told you today would be the day for TWO posts.

Sally is FINISHED and ready for everyone to see her!!!

As promised…PICTURES!!!

And I will continue to work as diligently as possible to get the pattern finished for purchase. But for now…ENJOY!!!

And spread the word!!! THANKS!!!!

Where Have I Been?

Sheeesh…it seems like a long time since I've been on here!

I do apologize as I apparently lost myself in knitting!!

Today is the day I will post pics of my Sally doll completed (later today!) I shall be typing her pattern shortly to get on my website. If you are a knitter/sewer or know anyone who is, please pass along the link for download when it becomes available.

It just doesn't seem possible she's finally stopped running circles in my head (imagine how tired she was!) and that she's finally hit paper! For three years I've had this character, along with several others waiting to get out, in my head and it just wasn't the time to develop them. That's where I've learned to wait on God's time. He has the ultimate control anyway, why am I rushing it?

The coolest thing is that when Sally came out of my head, she came with a complete book. I mean, seriously…I sat down at my computer and just started typing and all these words just came OUT! It was AWESOME!!!

The book "Frizzy Hair on a Sunny Day" will be available sometime in August and I will post the link for purchasing it.

There's so much going on with getting all of these things accomplished and it's happening so fast it seems I just don't have time to be ON the COMPUTER! So, please, if it seems like forever since I've been here it's just because I'm working on getting everything done, working a graphic designer job as well all while still taking care of my family and commitments at church.

I thank you for your patience and understanding.

Look for pics later today (TWO posts in ONE DAY!!!! :O)

Keep your chin up…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Holiday Happenings!!

Okay, so obviously I'm not chained to my blog. Sometimes I think I should write more, but then I'm usually busy trying to pull together the latest project or job so I don't spend as much time here as I would like.

I'm hoping that doesn't deter those of you who read this from continuing to following me.

So…what's been going on here since the last post…TONS of things!

Monday was my birthday. Yes, I'm a firecracker, but we didn't set off any. I spent the day laying in the dark with a migraine, but it was relaxing when it finally went away. At the end of the day we had a great meal and watched one of my favorite movies (The Princess Bride) and of course I annoyed EVERYONE (that means The Hubs™) with my continued reciting of the lines just moments before they actually said it on the the movie. It was still a good day! BTW I'm 29 for the 10th year and if you are unable to do the math correctly, you don't need to know how old I am!! ;O)

Both of my children have been playing summer ball and I have been assistant coaching my daughter's team. Well, great expectations set aside and just the chance to teach them something and for them to have some fun turned out to be one of the greatest things. Our girls played a double header last night, needing to win the first one to play the championship game, and they came from behind during their last at-bat to win first place! Proud mama I am…Acacia knocked in the other coach's daughter for the winning run!!!

My son's team (a game I missed since we were busy winning the championship!) won to go on to play for their turn at 1st on Friday. I can't wait because they started the season having a pretty rough go at it.

Now some other big news…

I'm happy to announce that the Sally Goodwin doll (version 1.0 anyway) is finished. I am still working out the bugs on the knitting pattern for her, but as soon as I get it typed out and photos taken, etc. I will let everyone know. This will be a pattern for purchase and it is quite extensive, so if you're looking for just an easy quick knit, this probably isn't one. It also has the need for felt and basic sewing knowledge, but that's just for a head's up.

I'm really excited about her and now that I have a 3-D version I will be able to finish the illustrations for my book. I'm hoping to be able to have it published by late August or early September. I guess I need to set a deadline because i definitely work better under the pressure of those!!!

I'm also still working on some alien patterns, the bugs are almost worked out of those and I will post those soon. I might even send a free one your way first.

Well…I need to get back to the knitting. Hope you all have a good one…
even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!