Next up: Mermaids!
When I was a girl, I had Liddle Kiddle paper dolls, and also the real dolls. I also had a plastic type doll house, with a carrying handle. The Liddle Kiddles fit into it perfectly! I was very sorry when I couldn't take it with me on one of our many moves.
Another favorite thing: sea life - a precious commodity that we have misused, abused and destroyed at an alarming pace. Here I have combined my love of the ocean, with my addiction to beads:
I fell in love with name painting when I was on a vacation with one of my best friends - Glenda (Another favorite thing!). We took 10 days away from our families and drove to Orlando. We visited DisneyWorld (A HUGE favorite thing), of course, but also Sea World. There was this amazing artist there, doing sponge type paintings of names. The following examples are poor substitutes for the real thing:
For Christmas one year my husband ordered a starter kit for me, with the paints, the sponges and a super book of tutorials. He also special ordered my name "inkspired" done in tropical name painting. I love it!
That is a photo of my husband, and one of my sister-in-laws, and of course, the Fabulous Tanner - who is being a pest right now, so I will pause and go feed him!
I also love the Japanese culture, and their sense of calm. Here is a favorite Japanese thing:
Here is a lovely Pop Up card, with flowers - 2 more favorite things!