Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Write your congressmen

Senator Donnelly, Senator Young, Congressman Carson,

I am appalled, and morally outraged, at the treatment of immigrant families on our southern border, by the government of the United States of America. Have you, have we, forgotten that we are a nation of immigrants?

Ripping children from their parents, placing them in cages with nothing but a blanket. No toy or joy or comfort for their fears. This is the grossest of child abuse, and would be prosecuted as such in the United States of America, if the child were 'one of us.'

This administration is filled with men who are fond of quoting the Bible to justify their actions. Let us look at quotations that would be better guides to our behavior:

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-32

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” 1 John 4:20

I have always been proud to be an American; until now. I am ashamed; we should all be ashamed. We have become a nation of Christians in name only. Christ would weep at what we have become.

YOU must work to stop this. NOW.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Make Magic

I am still completely enchanted with making these sweet bendy dolls from Emilie Lefler's video tutorials.   The dolls are so easy to make, and she shares so many imaginative variations.

I have a vision of my Christmas tree covered in these lovely fairies, so I added a jump ring to the head of the doll when inserting the floral wire, then made a hanging hook from 20 gauge jewelry wire using a wire-wrapping jig purchased from Michael's.  The doll in the middle I forgot to add the jump ring, so I just inserted one into her hand (I do my hands more like Salley Mavor's Felt Folk).

I have made several more dolls:

A Coral Reef mermaid for my friend Joyce...

Midnight Magic...

Spring Dreams...

Country Girl...

And Sweet Ann.

The last two dolls are dressable!  In my next post I hope to have some basic wardrobe patterns for anyone who would like to try their hand at a dressable bendy doll.  I use size 8 perle cotton, and a size 9 steel hook...small but manageable for most, I hope!