Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Revised Favorites and Progress!

Okay, so I changed my mind about my favorite AG dolls... So in no particular order my dolls or wish they were my dolls list;

Elizabeth - Whom I have and renamed Angelique
Lanie GOTY 2010 - Who I'm getting for Christmas and will probably rename... Maybe something French. Though at the moment I'm calling her, Laine.
Kit - (and her friend Ruthie, maybe the best friend collection is in my future... Distant future, but still.) I would rename them, Lara and Maggie. Again after Dark Shadows.

Julie! (and Ivy)- I super love the 70's right now... ABBA! (not to be mistaken with the semi-terrible movie/play/musical, Mama Mia!) If I get Julie I might rename her, Agnetha, Anna, Anni-Frid or ABBA... Yeah, I know... I would also want all of her accessories, especially her Floral Jumpsuit.

Lindsey GOTY 2001 - I have no idea why she was so disliked when she came out... If I had been more interested in dolls at that time I might have asked for her. She kind of looks like me, except I have black eyes... They are so not blue.

Nellie - Again, if I had been aware of my love of dolls at that time I would probably have asked for her, before she was retired.

Surely you have noticed my themes, blonds or short hair. So strange... I never particularly thought about my liking blonds, actually I used to think I didn't like blonds at all... Don't kid yourself, KJo. Just look at your AG choices and Barbies for that matter.

Anyway about the afore mentioned progress. I have made four out of five gifts for my family! Just one more to go. I have also made two gifts and bought a gift for a dear friend of mine. And even made a present for her daughter. So I have to get those things in the mail. Hopefully today.
I also hope my package from AG Fun arrives today.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Just another post

So I've decided to try and knit a hat for my little brother for Christmas. I'm also going to try and finish a present for my older brother and I've working on a blanket for my mom. I already made a hat for my dad... I just need to figure something out for my sister.

My four favorite AG dolls;


Elizabeth (my Angelique)



I would really love to have all four of them sometime in the future...

I also really like Rebecca, Julie, Ivy and one of the My American Girl dolls. But I'm thinking eight dolls+ is kind of pushing it ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I haven't posted in a long time

And for no real reason either.

Let's see an update...

I got my first AG doll for my birthday this year! I got Elizabeth, but I renamed her Angelique after the character on Dark Shadows. I already had a Springfield 18" doll, I believe I've mentioned her before, Josette also named after a character on Dark Shadows. And then a bit more recently I bought a Journey Girls doll at Toys 'R' Us. I had a Visa giftcard and my mom had a Toys 'R' Us giftcard, so I practically got her for free. And they were having a sale where if you bought the doll you got a free outfit. So that was pretty awesome! I got Taryn, her new name is Evangeline. Because it's a French name and that seems to be a pattern with me.

I've decided not to over work myself by going crazy on Christmas gifts this year. I do hope to finish a couple, but so far I haven't done anything to that means.

Lets see... I won NaNoWriMo Youth Writers Program again this year! I really like my writing style. It's seems very inspired by the, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Tales of the Unexpected, X-Files and more recently added to my repertoire of the abnormal, Night Gallery.

So anyway I have other things to do I suppose....

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Webkinz Jr. giveaway!

Have you seen Webkinz Jr? They’re adorable! And here’s a giveaway I found on Sarah’s Deals. You could win an awesome Pink Elephant or an adorable Puppy! This giveaway ends the 8th of September 2010.
Please ask your parents if you can enter and please mention that KJo sent you.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Two giveaways - one ends tonight!

These are two of the last giveaways Fishing and Wishing will be having for a while.

So first we have this one, which ends tonight at 11:59, sponsored by Stellar Relics.
It's a $30 gift certificate to the shop, so have have look because they have some pretty, stellar things.

And last but not least we have this one, which ends tomorrow at 11:59, sponsored by Pollini
There will be two winners, who will each receive a $15 dollar gift certificate.

Thank you, Melanie of Fishing and Wishing, for making our summer a lot more fun! I eagerly await your return.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Etsy Wish List - $101

I'm sorry Craft Gossip my wish list is $101 dollars... But I would totally pay the extra dollar! This wish list is for this giveaway.

So I really want this Pirate Guinea Pig $20

I would love to learn Needle Felting and this looks like a great kit! $20

I would also love to learn to spin this seems like the perfect kit, $10

My family recently discovered Doctor Who (David Tennant), so I would really love this book, Spoilers! $24

And because I love notebooks and Pirates this is just the book for me!
Last but not least this awesome ring, which I would need in a size 11, I know big fingers! $7

So my total is $101 I hope that's okay! Like I said I will so pay the dollar if I need too! Thank you so much.

I created this wish list for several reasons,
1st being this giveaway
2nd being my birthday is coming up ;)
3rd I really want to expand my crafty skills
and 4th I love that Pirate Guinea Pig and really wanted to post him on my blog!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I won one of the aforementioned Visa gift cards! Dolls or yarn? Tough choice!

Now lets see if I can win these cookies.... from Sweet and Sassy. Yummy!

Friday, August 13, 2010


I found another great giveaway blog!

Sarah's Deals
Right now she is having a giveaway with two winners(!) for $25 dollar Visa gift cards.

So go have a look! If you enter please mention, KJo sent you.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Links and Apathy

After having done a blog post about finishing projects (Thanks Zaneta, it's nice to know I'm not alone) I suddenly felt totally apathetic. I didn't want to do anything, not even play with my yarn! I never don't want to play with yarn! I'm hoping I feel better today....
I really want an American Girl Doll! And a Karito Kids Doll! *pout*
Not that I need more dolls....

Please click the link for my mom and my sister, find out how influential you are. Thanks!

Also two giveaways you might want to look at;
Fishing and Wishing is having a giveaway for My little Garage
And this giveaway for Rock Kandy

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I've decided it's time to kick it into gear and finish me old projects, so that I hopefully still make my New Year's Resolution. I'm going to try and not start anymore projects, well not big projects anyway.
I'm kind of thinking about asking for an American Girl doll for my birthday. Yep, my seventeenth birthday.....

Well, here's a giveaway for crayons from Little Grippers

I love crayons! And Doctor Who 10. Way cool.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I recieved the Twig Ring yesterday! I had no idea it was coming from the UK. I love it a lot and it fits perfectly. I'm going to sew myself a dress to go with my new ring, yeah well that's how I do it. Jewelry first, clothes second. This is the dress I'm thinking on making. Mine will be pink and silver.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Voting has arrived!

Ravelers! Please come VOTE for your favorite name.

I hope you choose mine, #2.

More new projects and giveaways

I've started yet another two projects. Both for 18" dolls, I plan on keeping one and sending the other to a Charity Auction.

Here's a giveaway for 100% Cashmere yarn. Yum.
Jewelry giveaway.
More jewelry.

I was contacted by the company who makes the afore mentioned dolls. So maybe I will be getting a new doll or two, if they fix the problem and properly root hair for the dolls.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bummers and a Giveaway

Okay, bad news first:
I decided I wanted to try dyeing a dolls hair. I wanted an 18" doll with glow in the dark pink hair, so I go out to buy a Springfield doll. My local Michaels doesn't have a blond one... So I go to a different Michaels and discover that Springfield has decided to update their dolls, they have new eyes, they come in a box, they come with a dress and for some reason they have less hair! I bought one but when I got her home and out of the box, she was going bald! She actually had three spots where hair hadn’t been rooted and the places with hair didn’t have much. So I returned her to yet another Michaels and looked at their other dolls, they had blond ones and red heads, all of the dolls seemed to have this same radiation poisoning or something. It’s unbelievable! I mean I knew Springfield was a cheap doll, but I didn’t know they were that cheap!
I have a Springfield doll, I got her about a year or so ago, she has a full head of hair, very thick in comparison with the blond one I had for a short while. So I think the older Springfield dolls are of better quality than the new ones, maybe they’re spending too much money on the dresses and boxes and not enough on the doll. I would rather have a naked doll in a bag, with a full head of hair, than a balding doll in a box, that comes with a crappy dress.
So anyway, I wanted her for her hair in the first place! A bald doll wouldn't do me any good.... So I'm disappointed, mad and a little bit sad.....

But I have this giveaway to cheer me up;
Fishing and Wishing has a gift card to Toastory, they have some awesome stuff so check it out!

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's time to

buckle down and finish all the things I've started lately.
Which include three hats, a washcloth and two outfits for 18" dolls.

On another note here are two giveaways you should probably enter;
Fishing and Wishing is giving away four pins by the talented crew at Eye Candy
And Fishing and Wishing are also giving away any item from Trendy Patterns

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oh, what a beautiful morning

Oh, what a beautiful day!
As they say in the song.
I woke up this morning and found out I won this awesome ring! Thank you so much, Melanie and Michael!
Such a nice way to start the day, don't you think?
Now I have to figure out what size my finger is.... We have a ring sizer around here somewhere...

Also I would add the Fishing and Wishing buttons, but I don't know how.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I feel as though...

I need more yarn and dolls. I already have lots of Barbie dolls and one Springfield doll, but I want more! I want Pita of the Karito Kids dolls, I really like Japanese Ball Jointed dolls and so many others. And I already have a very large wardrobe full of yarn......

So anyway, the blog Fishing and Wishing is having several awesome giveaways right now!

First we have this giveaway, the prize being a creation by, Michael Lionel.

Next we have this giveaway, the prize is a one of a kind monster by LazyTulip.

Also this giveaway, the prize is a gift card to JAFRA.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Some plans should be ruined!

Namely the plan to start five new projects only. I have, in the last couple of weeks, started about eight new projects. I've finished two so far. But I'm certainly not upset about it!

I'm designing a few patterns for doll clothes, Barbie and 18" dolls.

Okay, I have to go back to my yarn now.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Things I've done lately

I decided that before I started a new project, I'd have to finish five old ones. And somehow I was able to muscle my way through it.
I finished a knitted steering wheel cover, a crocheted sand turtle, my first pair of crocheted socks, a pair of knit socks for Josette (my 18" doll) and a pair of crocheted bell-bottomed jeans for Josette.

A few days later I started my first new project in ages, a pair of crocheted fingerless mitts for my sister. I'm using yarn that my sister and I dyed ourselves, it's mostly shades of pink with a few spots of dark purple.

I'm sort of planning to start and finish five new projects and then finish five old projects and just kind of go like that. But we'll see how that turns out.

I was a very good girl yesterday, went out shopping at two different Hobby Lobbies and I only bought four skeins of yarn, they were all on clearance.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Contest Linky

Vegancraftastic is having a contest over at her blog, so check it out!

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Alright! I actually finished a project a couple of days ago! It was my first sweater to boot! Although I also started a new project yesterday, slippers, but I think I'll be able to finish them today or tomorrow.

I finally figured out what my hobby is: Collecting Hobbies
I've decided to learn Chinese Knotting and Needle Felting. I also want to learn Wood Carving.

I really wish I was better at finishing projects... I've started several projects using patterns by Roxycraft and Beth Doherty. (Some of my favorite crochet designers) I was just catching up on Mz. Dohertys blog today so I saw all these pics of her amigurumis, makes me want them..... I should really finish the three projects that I started using her patterns, let's see I have two of these on the hooks and one these. (Ravelry links) And of all her awesome patterns, the one I have actually finished is this. Don't get me wrong, I love the sweet little dead fishy, but I want a really beautiful amigurumi doll......... So I guess I should be crocheting instead of whining....

I think I'll go finish the slippers, or eat.

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Year Resolution (also late)

My New Years resolution is to finish all my old projects and try not to start a new project until I finish the old ones. So far I've started four new projects, finished one them and I've done a little work on some of the old ones..... Not looking good for the resolution. But I have 'til the end of this year so I still have a chance.... Kinda......

This is late....

But I don't care. I finished all of my Christmas knitting/crocheting for 2009! On time! I made a gift for all three of my siblings, both my parents and a gift for my grandparents. I'm very proud of myself. I made legwarmers for my sister (my own design), socks for my dad, a roll pillow for my mom (my own design), a dice bag for my little brother, a dragon for my older brother and a longhorn for my grandparents. And a hat, that my whole can share.