Sunday, October 19, 2014

52 Pick-me-up: Animal

CREATED/ GIFTED/ PURCHASED/ PURLOINED/ 
For animal week on 52 Pick-me-up, I'm mixing dalmatian and leopard. Grrrrrr!
Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday.

Have any animal prints in your closet? Link and tell!




Sunday, October 12, 2014

52 Pick-me-up: Inspired by a Toy

PURCHASED/ GIFTED/ 
Thank you everyone for your kind sentiments on last week's post. I appreciated them very much.

This week's challenge is to dress like a toy. It could be the colors of said toy or whatever. Or just a picture of the toy if that's all you can manage.

Some of my favorite toys as a young girl were my Barbie Dolls. I played out many melodramatic scenarios with them -- often Midge was in peril and Barbie always rescued her. I sewed outfits for them and I think even hand knit a sweater or two. Those artifacts have disappeared, which is probably just as well.
In 1989 I started working at Mattel as a Barbie fashion designer. It seemed like a fun job to have at the time and I lasted there full time for four years. Here I am at my going away party on my last day:
See my matching Barbie? It's a custom doll that my coworkers made for me. In this case, the outfit inspired the doll. Close enough for this week.

What was your favorite toy? Link and tell!




Sunday, October 5, 2014

Goodbye Mr Chuey

Today I had to say goodbye to this guy:
Between congestive heart failure and weak kidneys, he couldn't pull through.

Too sad for 52 Pick-me-up. See you next week.