mammoths and a new thang

First I’ll start off with my new ‘thing’ that I’ve added on to my site. I’ve put up a ‘Custom Doll’ form up on my site for people to order dolls from. I was doing far too much typing asking people what they wanted for their dolls, this way it’s all organized and in one place. So, through this page you’d be able to order a doll and see all the options you can customize from. I’m not sure why I’ve added this now- goodness, I’m almost booked up for Christmas already! But I thought it’s a good thing to have and I’m thinking ahead. There is a big change coming up in our family..very exciting.. but I can’t really blog about it before it happens. Everything is exciting and scary right now. I’m taking pearls of wisdom from Madonna and just ‘getting ready to Jump’ . Ack.

You know it’s amazing how things come to you when you need them. This Eckhart Tolle book is really changing my life. I know, I know- this is so old news with Oprah doing his book and web classes about the book- but I still feel as though I’ve got to spread the word about this. Reading it and understanding it has been so reassuring during this time of flux. I’ve been listening to it while I’m sewing, or driving- going through a few chapters at a time usually having to listen to a chapter several times for it to really sink in. I’m reading it as well, well trying too!


It was my 33rd birthday yesterday. We celebrated as any gal should do on her 33rd birthday and went to the Victoria Museum to see Benjamin’s favorite thing- he wooly mammoth. He loves this thing, I think he is both in love and scared of it- he talks insesently about its tusks- totally fascinated with them. I really like the Native artifacts display. Then we went through to ReBar and had a great lunch. It was a nice day with the family. Quiet and lovely, I couldn’t be any happier.

Very good news here for all you aspiring dollmakers. De Witte Engel has just released their pattern of the month and it’s for a lovely doll, all the instructions can be printed out to work from. It’s been translated to English so I think somethings do get lost in translation, but there are loads of diagrams to help you along.






7 responses to “mammoths and a new thang”

  1. Monica Avatar

    Wow! You are one busy lady! Happy birthday! I loved 33…it is my very most favorite number…here’s to a lovely 33 for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to hear your big news…I feel excitement in your words.
    I know I’m on your custom Christmas list…shall I fill out your new form? Thanks Christina!

  2. Meike Avatar

    Happy birthday Christina! Sounds like a lovely day indeed, just as it should be.

    O! And thanks for the link to De Witte Engel. I always forget about their free patterns. I know that pattern – I actually bought it years and years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚ Guess it’s time to dig it up, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Another big change in your family? Hmmm… what will it be this time, I wonder? ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope it’s something nice! It must be. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Christine Avatar

    Hey, I see you know Witte Engel, how funny. Us Dutch folks have nice stuff, huh. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    So anyway, exciting stuff coming up, congrats!! I’m curious to know what it is, is it John quitting work to become a full time partner in the business?? Sorry I’m guessing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And congrats! 33, you spring chicken! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. Your Sister Avatar
    Your Sister

    Great pictures, you’re getting good with your camera! Did you use some of that lighting advice that your boycrush at Blacks gave you?
    Oh, I’m putting your stuff in the mail tonight (the receipt and contract) and when are you in town next? I guess I could’ve phoned you rather than leave you a comment..

  5. Leanna Avatar

    Happy Birthday! I am looking forward to my thirties (only 5 months to go) I am thinking that they are going to be my best years so far.

    You kill us with the suspense. I can’t wait!

    Thanks also for the pattern link, I don’t know if I can attempt a doll like yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Amy Avatar

    Happy Birthday! Ahhh, it be 33 again, lol, I just turned 34 a week ago.
    I would like to read the new Tolle book too, so it’s really amazing eh? I recently read Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh, which changed my life. I should read it again…or the new-ish Tolle book.

  7. admin Avatar

    Thanks for the birthday congrats everyone ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amy- I’ll put that book next on my list.
    Monica, no worries- I’ll actually be in touch in about a week about Bears are next on the list!
    I’ll blog about the ‘change’ on Monday when I can ๐Ÿ™‚

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