These Guys Are Everywhere!

For the last few weeks these guys have been everywhere. I can’t walk out into the back yard without running into one or several at a time. They buzz around landing on odd objects and sit there for awhile. Then they’re off again, flying around, sometimes a little to closely for comfort. But they do offer a photo opportunity.

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Oh, BTW, they are supposed to be good luck. So who knows, maybe I’ll win the Lottery this week.


I have been on a doll kick lately. Just making dolls. I enjoy it, especially the finished product. I could probably knit or crochet some dolls, but yarn tends to stretch way too much for my liking. I much prefer to sew them.

Anyway, thought I’d show you a few pictures of some dolls/animals I have made.

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These are just a few I have made over time.

Thinking Ahead to Halloween

And what better story than the Legend of Sleepy Hollow brings to mind ghosts and ghouls and everything Halloween.

I found this pattern on eBay while browsing the primitive doll pattern section. I had never seen a pattern for the Headless Horseman until now. So, of course, I had to get it and make it.

This is the pattern and it can be purchased on eBay.

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What you will see below is my interpretation of the above pattern. I didn’t particularly care for the post in the horse’s stomach or the Sleepy Hollow banner. I also felt the jack-o-lantern’s face needed to be more menacing. Anyway, here is my interpretation.

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Oh, and the book is fake. It’s a box that I painted, filled with pellets for weight and applied labels indicating the story name and author.

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It was fun to work on this doll/decoration. Can’t wait for Halloween. 🙂

Oh, BTW, the whole thing measures approximately 20 inches by 20 inches.