Monday, December 31, 2012

Snowy Night

As I was reading 
Hitty and Her Next  Hundred Years,
it occurred to me that I was still wearing my December dress
and it is not only the last day of December, it is the last day of the year!
I decided that it was time for another winter dress!

The weather report has been forecasting snow, but it hasn't come to where I live.
When I woke up this morning, there was a light dusting of snow of the ground.
It didn't last long, but was enough to remember
that there was snow in the early morning hours on December 31, 2012.

So, this is what my person was doing the last day of the year:
making a beautiful dress for me out of some fabric I chose
about a month ago that happens to look like a snowy night.
It is the perfect dress to start January!

How did you spend the last day of 2012?

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Have You Read...?

Have you read Hitty and Her Next Hundred  Years
by Jody  Provost?

Although it came out in September, we finally ordered the book after Christmas.
By then, we were so eager to read it, that we had to get the Kindle version, too!
The really cool thing about Kindle is that you can get a free download of the program for your PC,
iPad, iPhone, or other device, so, here I am reading it on the 10 inch mini laptop
until our paperback copy arrives.
We love this book so much that we wrote a review on Amazon
for the paperback version, and copied it for the Kindle version.
Come check out the paperback version:

Or the Kindle version:

Please click on the "yes" button if you found our review helpful!
It is fun to see how many people are interested in Hitty!

Also, if you like Jody Provost's writing, or want to check out an even more inexpensive sample, she has taken the idea of play that we Hittys have in our different homes and multiple-Hitty families and written a fun short story for Halloween. I hear there may be plans for more short Hitty stories!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

How to Make a Snowman in Albuquerque

Chile the Snowman

1. Put together 3 styrofoam balls of descending sizes. Toothpicks can be used to hold them together.

2. Cover styrofoam balls with white paper mache clay, made up per directions. 

3. Use polymer clay to make eyes, nose, mouth, and arms. Bake polymer clay, and use the pieces you made to create indentations in the clay while it is still wet to allow them to be inset into the figure later. It is especially important to create a space to push the arms through the clay and the styrofoam balls. Allow clay to dry before gluing in place.

4. Add clothes as desired.  May not want to glue the arms in as it makes for easier dressing to remove them.

Naked Snowman~Now it is getting really chilly!

Cold enough to keep a snowman frozen,
but a little DRY!

Alternative Method
Use giant tumbleweeds, spray painted white:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation
builds a tumbleweed snowman annually to display near
the interstate highway intersection (I-40 and I-25).


Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays!

We Hope That Everyone
Had a Very, Merry Christmas!

From Jubilee

 and Georgia,

Georgia: We weren't peeking at presents!
Jubilee: No, not us! We're innocent!

 Kern Cottonwood (K.C.)

and Bean

Bean: Is this for me? Wow!