Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hello my lovelies!!

This is my Alice Story Doll. I have finally finished her...she was meant to be finished for the Mad Hatter Tea Party, but she needed more attention than I could give her. She is the last Alice thing I will be doing for a while. :)

The point of these dolls is to put the character's passion where it belongs, inside the doll because it is defines its character.

Don't our passions drive every sense of our being?
When we are not following our passion, does it not constantly call to us to come back?

For Alice in Wonderland, what drives her is her curiousity. After all, without it, she would have never followed that untimely rabbit down his hole, not to mention deeper and deeper into Wonderland!

The diorama part of the story doll has a lot of detail. If you recall, the hole was lined with furniture and shelves, full of all things a rabbit would need.

My favorite?

The portrait of the Rabbit himself.

Other things you will find: clocks, books, candles, carrots, bi-focals, etc.

The rabbit is suspended in the doll, caught in time as he dives down further into the hole.

A yellow heart is on the back of his red matches his yellow buttons.

A clock rests snugly in his pocket.

What is YOUR passion?
What are you doing today to make sure you follow it?
Haven't done it yet?
Get those feet up and moving! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What I Did Over My Summer Vacation, by The Victorian Lady Part 1

This is what I did on my summer vacation.... I flew across the country out of the desert and into the green. I appreciated every leaf and blade of was a drink for the eyes.
I met up with a wonderful friend and we drove to Virginia to see this wonderful friend get married. Guess what else? Her mom was my Brownie leader! :)
It was witnessed by this amazing and supportive family. My friend's road in life has been bumpy, and they were there for her at every mile, cheering her on.We stayed with another friend at her campground and were treated like Queens...thank you dear friend! :)
The next day we went to Williamsburg...we saw things like this apothecary...
The church of the presidents...
The garden of my dreams...
Lots of beautiful old treasures. The blacksmith shop actually had large spirals of metal that the huge trees had grown around, trapping them there forever. It was beautiful.
Then treats of all treats, look what was there that I had NO idea about:
!!!!!!!! Can you believe it??

I even took some video...just for you... Sorry it's not edited and snazzy, but the I think the beautiful paintings are enough. :)

Back in my hometown again...this was my great grandfathers Dad grew up there. It was a magical place next to Longwood Gardens where my great grandfather did all the beautiful water fountains. They would hold water shows where they would light the water different colors and make them go off to music...very enjoyable to watch! :) They still do them...if you are nearby, don't miss this massive garden delight!
The house is actually FOR SALE (I want it SO bad!) Even if it didn't have all kinds of family history, it is still my dream house. The lady who owns it actually let us in! We showed her where the laundry shoot was...she didn't even know it existed!
The above tombstone is for Dani. I've never seen another like it and know she'll appreciate it! :)
Just as I appreciate your visit! Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for part 2!

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Hello Lovelies! I know I've been a bit absent, but I was at the beach for my birthday! We had SUCH a great time, until our ac broke on the way back! Yes, 3.5 hours with 118 degree air beating into your face. It is official, I want out of Arizona!!

But that is icky stuff, and I don't want to focus on that. What would be the point? I won't waste my life like that. SOOOO, please enjoy the video below...I LOVE this artist...I am sure I will hear her on the radio someday.

Oh, and while I was sweltering in that unbearable heat, I came up with a few ideas for you all! Some ways that we can have fun together! Sound good? I think so too!