We had game night tonight with our neighbors, The Husband usually does all the cooking in our house but tonight I thought I would take the helm. I am not a great cook but if I had to fend for myself I wouldn't starve.
The Husband did do the appetizer:
Shrimp Mufungo, doesn't look like much in this pic but is quite tasty. a Cuban dish made with grilled shrimp and fried green plantains.
Okay my plating isn't as pretty as The Husband's but here is my dish. Puerto Rican style pork, Cuban black beans and rice and sauteed plantains. It was good, not a knock you socks off dish but presentable to company.
I made this for dessert........
This is a Snickerdoodle Cheesecake. It WAS a knock your socks dessert! I am not a cheesecake person and this is the first I ever made and it was like eating a giant creamy snickerdoodle cookie..........YUMMY! And it was simple to boot.
There will be more Snickerdoodle Cheesecakes in my future.
Our local Petsmart, aka Louie's favorite hangout, had their Halloween doings today. They had a costume and tricks contest. And guest what....Louie tied for 1st place in the tricks contest!
He was super excited to be there and could barely do the 3 tricks The Husband got him to do. But he performed flawlessly. I thought he looked pretty darn cute as a Ladybug too.........but there were some awesome costumes that just took the show.
He got a goodie bag just for going and another for winning the tricks contest AND he got to meet a lot of dogs.....which is his favorite thing...next to treats, of course. So he had a GREAT day!
I love this outfit on Stacey. I think it looks fabulous with her red-orange hair.
The dress is a simple princess seamed strapless sheath. The cape provides protection from the chill of an autumn evening.
This is a vintage Stacey doll from 1969. She is not part of my original collection. I picked her up over 10 yrs ago. She has not been retouched, but shows some discoloration on her arms and face. But isn't she a cutie?
Stacey is a mod era doll and think this outfit is both modern and mod.
I won't be doing an outfit for Thanksgiving as I am working on a jacket for myself and hope to make several doll outfits for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Hope you enjoy!
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I love dolls. I still have my original Barbies from my childhood. I have also added to those over the years and now have a modest collection of Barbies and Ideal Miss Revlons (from the 50's).
I go through periods where I pull a few out for display and/or to make clothes for them. This is one of those times when I wish I was 10 yrs old and didn't have a care in the world..........because the world is a very scary place at times.
So I've decided to make a few outfits for some of my Barbies (and they can't all be named Barbie, so yes, they have names). Now it's been awhile since I have made anything for the Vinyl Goddess and she is quite small so I am starting out with simple but pretty outfits.
These two lovely ladies, Jeanelle (reproduction 60's ponytail) and Courtney (early 2000 doll) are attending the Harvest Moon Ball tonight in coordinated fall dresses.
These are simple strapless dresses but getting that full skirt attached to the bodice did take some doing. One of the hardest parts of making doll clothes on this scale is finding fabric prints that are appropriate and have enough drape or are not to stiff. These are made from cotton and I think worked out good. The leaf print is really pretty.
I have decided on the next outfit to make.....something along the lines of Halloween but not a costume.