well. . . it's here!
the New Year.
Happy 2010 everyone!. . .
it sure rolls off the tongue better than 2009, don't you think?
twenty ten. very nice. :)
crazy to think that 10 years have passed since the Millennium.
what a BIG deal that was!
i was in. . . what grade?. . . hmmm. . . i was. . . well. . . don't remember. . . i have to think about it!
that's pathetic right there!!!
i was 16? ya. . . i was 16.
still in high school. . . barely legal to drive.
ha! loads has changed since then. . . married with two kids.
our parents were right. . . time really does fly. . . especially when your having fun!
to celebrate this new year we did what we always do. . . basically nothing!
just "hanging out" and enjoying time together.
but isn't that better than pretty much anything else? just being with loved ones?
we ate junk food (including Buffalo wings. . . of course!). . . watched movies. . . and Pace started painting our downstairs bathroom.
a real RIOT over at the Plant house last night!
HA HA HA! ;)
having kids really toned down the festivities. . . not that they were all that "vamped" up to begin with! :)
we are homebodies. . . and that isn't a national secret.
so. . . we are what you would say. . . boring, no?
oh well. . . we seem to have a BLAST with it anyway!
the kids help in that department too. . . non-stop entertainment when you got tots running around. . . .
oh boy howdy is that the TRUTH!!!
(especially with my two lasses. . . don't let those angelic/girly faces fool you. . . devilish spirits lurk inside!)
so the New Year is here. . . and can't wait to see what it brings.
i am excited about a few new things i will be adding to my Etsy shop and i will continue creating for Kitschy Digitals (Danielle Thompson ;). . . so. . . life is good!
hope your New Year is adventurous and prosperous. exactly what we all need.
oh. . . and i hope it's full of love. because that is what makes the world go round.
well. . . onto my next point.
i have started a collection of vintage Japan Pose Dolls within the past year and have fallen in love.
they are SO Kawaii and Kitsch. . . right up my retro alley!
i have been lucky enough to come across four "internationally" dressed girls.
all spruced up in their native lands attire. . . complete with sashes!
they are super cute. . . but. . . hmmm. . . some of the outfits were. . . well. . . not very pleasing to my eyes.
not that the outfits weren't nice. . . they just. . . well. . . they just were not what i wanted them to be!
i was thinking along the lines of retro and sassy. in reality their outfits were more polished and fancy. so i got out my scissors and "revamped" the girls for a more mod look.
so. . . here they are.
my international friends with new looks and new attitudes!
aren't they retro and sassy now?
i am espcecially in LOVE with the "now" of Miss Israel. . . i made her a custom necklace and ring. . . see:
it kills me!
also. . .
check out them frames (courtesy of an LPS owl) ;). . . so chic and geek. just like me! . . . well, at least the geek part! ;)
i am also partial to Miss Greece's earrings (straight pins) and her skirt. . . made out of a vintage sheet. i also LOVE her head band (vintage buttons) and the CUTE flowers she is holding in her hands.
hmmm. . . hard to choose a fav, i guess. . . i am partial to them all!
there you have it. . . the before and afters of some of my international girls.
i also got a Miss Argentina. . . but, i am hesitant to "revamp" her.
Pace served two years in Argentina and i kind of want to keep her "original" in honor of him. . . not that he cares too much! but all the same.
p.s. Pace says that her "native" clothing isn't even NEAR correct!. . . so i guess it doesn't really matter! ;) i will share pics later.
also. . . the gingham paper i used to make my "before and after" postcards is one of my digi kits in my Etsy shop "The Gnome Hut". . . if you like em' . . . click HERE!