The Wee Peeple Newsletter
August 2010 Issue 42
Within the enlightened city of Austin there are
what the Dollmaker calls "wild zones"...
While out "Geo-Caching", friends stumbled upon an old bottle dump. yay!
Bottle-Hunting Adventure Time!
teeny weeny sticky burrs
hindered the expedition...
millions of them
stuck to shoelaces, backpacks, pants, hair...
the Dollmaker arrived home with
a nice collection of some very twisted and gnarly
Old Glass Jars and Bottles:
Just HOW OLD WERE these old jars and bottles?
Inquiring minds needed to know.
One of the gnarly jars had a word on it.
From the Treasure Chronicle Website:
The Moroline Jar seems to be a very common find
and has generated more emails than any single item on the Treasure Chronicle website.
What is Moroline?
Moroline is the equivalent of our modern day
Vaseline petroleum jelly.
Is it old?
Moroline was first used in January of 1931.
What is the Dollmaker going to do with all those... gently aged...
jars and bottles?
oh, she will think of something....
Staining the Porch
Stain on porch
Rain on Stain
right. If you want it to rain, just stain the porch.
Just look at how that waterproof stain worked though!
Well, that project got put on hold....
And in the "Embracing Mundane Reality" Department:
Then REal Disaster Struck the Dollmaking Studio!
The Dollmaker asks WHY?
WHY is the air conditioning unit up in the attic?
The A/C drain pipe clogs up, and water overflows the drain pan...
oops... not good.
The pile of soaking wet insulation and sheet rock which was on top of the braided rug has been removed here so that the floor could start drying...
Wee Peeple Dolls watched the whole thing from the sidelines.
The day the Dollmaker found the ceiling on the floor.
The new floating cut-off switch
Then the sheetrock
had to be repaired.
Neighbor Brad installed a float switch inside the drain pan, which will cut off the A/C unit if the drain line backs up and water begins to fill up the drain pan.
Anyway, it's all fixed now. Yay.
Whew. It's a good thing, too,
Don't we have a class coming up?
A Beginner Class
Special rate for a depressed economy:
$75.00 per person
(and a $5.00 discount per person if you come in groups)
Be prepared to stay all day.
11:00 AM to 6:00-7:00 PM
if you are coming,
call or email ahead for reservations
is entering another Art Dolls Only Challenge:
with the Dollmaker's version of:
The Finished Doll
Here he is laughing and dancing around, all smug,
thinking that the clueless princess can't figure out his name....
for the August Mini-Monthly Challenge:
The Dollmaker chose to make
(Yes, The Queen of Cups (Hearts) is next....)
Meanwhile... at the
The Wee Peeple Shoppe Tower got
Summer Project: Replace Tower Roof
These are the last two roofs
in a five-year
Rose Joe (yeah, the ROSE guy!) did a beautiful job this summer replacing the Tower roof
and the upper West-facing roof.
The Dollmaker went with a smart and stylish roofing trend emerging at the festival:
Ordinary asphalt shingles transformed!
Cut and patterned tastefully, they create this "storybook" effect!
The Dollmaker particularly
likes the pointy little
Joe added at the top--->>>
Way-more-fireproof-than-wood shingles, too.
the Printed Head
Vintage style graphic arts
check out this
by ana serrano
Some Dolls Have all the Luck
Remember this picture from the May Issue...
When Kandy posed with the dolls she bought that day...
Well, folks, this is where those dolls live now:
Do you believe this! Just look at them!
And they are not just on vacation... they live there.
Yes, these are some LUCKY Dolls!
Well, it's not Cozumel, but the Dollmaker did celebrate her birthday with a
Kayaking Adventure Down the Colorado River!
A good time was had by all!
Art Dolls Only
Phone Kandra: 512-332-6680
Write: PO Box 326 Smithville, Tx. 78957
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