Hi guys! I just wanted to do a quick post highlighting some of what we’ve been up to this winter. Our city has been in complete lockdown, and I’ve been injured as well, so I haven’t really left my house since 2019, besides a doctor’s appointment and a couple of trips to the ER.
Mostly, I’ve been writing. I’m hoping to release the first book in my new series this year and I’ve been working on Book Two. Of course, that’s my day job. Boring. Yawn! Just kidding. I love it. I was born to be an author. It’s my incredible dream come true. If you love reading adventures, you can check out my Young Adult series The Everlasting Trilogy by Virginia Bennett on Amazon, available on Kindle and Kobo as well as paperback. EverLast, Liberty, and Infinity are the respective titles in the three part series. You can also follow me on Facebook @vbennett22 or go to my webpage www.virginia-bennett.com
In my free time, I’ve been doing a lot of painting. I already posted my Harry Potter artworks, and I still want to post more of my fan merchandise, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, here’s an abstract piece I recently did for my sister for her birthday.
I just love all of the gorgeous texture in this piece!
Seriously, game changing. I’ve been taking it easy though. I don’t want to hurt myself even more, but so far it’s been fine. It doesn’t bother my back at all.
I started off by finishing this outfit that I’ve been waiting nearly two years to finish.
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I’ve also been busy fixing doll hair. I love a good doll makeover, and some of our beautiful girls were in dire straits.
Our Samantha, renamed Angelina, had a severe case of the 80’s hair and not the good kind like our new girl of the year, Courtney is sporting. No, I’m talking big retro hair with major frizz.
Oh dear. So after some TLC, here she is! Seriously you guys, this doll got barely any love before and now my daughter is oohing and ahhing over her. Win! 😊❤️
She is just so sweet! I gave her a soft pink lipstick as well as a bangs trim. What a difference!
What else? Oh yes, the mini dolls! We have acquired quite a few more mini dolls over the years, so we decided that their house was in need of a renovation as well as an addition. I still need to go in and tidy up a bit as my daughter has been in there playing, but the construction is finished at least.
The lighting in this little house is also severely lacking. Ah well, one thing at a time.
Our 18 inch mega dollhouse has also been getting a makeover lately. I started the renovations back before I got injured. I hope to finish them soon.
One thing I did finish was painting the empty spare room box that I built awhile ago. I built this box with the intention of creating a generic any room which is why the walls are white. I am still contemplating putting our doll classroom in it, but I’m still deciding. It still needs a floor of some kind.
Last, I’ve been contemplating making Kira Bailey’s tent, but when I went to look at it, a bit of inspiration struck me. Do you see what I see?
They are all pretty similar! This got me thinking that perhaps I don’t need to recreate Kira’s tent from scratch. Instead, I’m going to see if I can revamp our DIY Lea’s rainforest house. I doubt it would take much, and I’m sure I can make them interchangeable somehow. So stay tuned for that.
Not much else goes on in our world. Homeschooling for Little Miss is business as usual. Being a former high school teacher, I feel pretty confident about our homeschool. Little Miss is very high gifted, not something I’ve specialized in, but something I feel capable of learning along the way.
We have also recently discovered the brand new shiny world of online grocery delivery service. I know, it’s the little things but you guys, I will never go back. Big Mr. is always out of town for work, so we are often on our own and since I can’t get to the store being injured, this has been amazing for us. When I couldn’t walk to be able to cook, we had to use SkipTheDishes a lot, but this is cheaper, obviously. Seriously. Even if I heal completely, grocery delivery is just too amazing, and literally the same cost as gas in my car across town, so why not?
Okay, now I’m talking about grocery delivery, so that is definitely my cue to sign off. Lol! I hope you weren’t too bored by my ramblings on all the things. Here’s a picture of my baby doggy to make up for it.
I hope you are all well and safe!
Stay tuned for more fun (less boring) doll craftiness and other shenanigans!
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