Monday, March 29, 2010


Originally uploaded by Crazy Spider
Absolutely gorgeous day in Richmond on Saturday. I took my new camera out for a spin and found loads of trees in bloom including one mini-Cherry Blossom Festival over near Byrd Park. Nothing quite says spring as well as a boat-load of blossoms against a blue sky.

Well, maybe nothing except a rainy day. I can barely see across the street now!

Anywho, got some really nice close-up shots which will come in handy when designing floral motifs for crazy quilting.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Comfort Flowers

Comfort Flowers
Originally uploaded by Crazy Spider
Sunshine and lots of yellow flowers! I can't wait to catch the rest of the rainbow with my new camera.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


My Blogger account has been attacked by foreign invaders so I now have to moderate comments. Ack. Why can't these little peons get a life!!! If they had normal hobbies like the rest of us the world would be a much better place.

Monday, March 01, 2010

A New Dawn

OK, so I was really only going to the Doll Show to look. Maybe... just maybe if I saw someone who had clothing for Dawn (that doll made by Topper in the early '70's) I would see if I could get a pair of shoes.


I should have known better. I came home with this:

I also got a new camera this past week and I'm still getting used to it otherwise I'd also be showing you the clothing in the case and the 3 pairs of shoes besides the blue ones which go with the original outfit. I love working in miniature and this is about as small as a fashion doll needs to be. She presents a little bit of a challenge but I've found a great set of patterns on line by Alix North. I had gotten a set of these dolls last year and have made a couple of outfits already.

I'm looking very forward to filling that trunk to the brim and perhaps making a couple of quilts as well. Something '70's inspired for sure.