Friday, December 11, 2009

Hello Everyone, A Small Sweet Christmas Update will happen at my shop on Etsy on Saturday December 12th at 7 pm EST.... there will be Dainty Dollies and other cute sweet things... all one of a kind.... hope you can be there to see the new Christmas items handmade by me! Happy Sugary Sweet Holidays!!! Hugs, Linda

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's a Small World After All!!!

In 1964, my parents being born New Yorkers decided to take us the the World's Fair in New York City. I was quite young at the time but I do remember some things that i seen while being at the World's Fair. The two things that had the biggest impact on me at the Fair was the "It's a Small World" display and ride and also the "Carousel of Progress" at the time being called "It's a great big beautiful tomorrow". We always went down to the city on weekends and would do window shopping which I still love doing and going to a steak house for a nice steak dinner. I remember wearing my little white go go boots that i loved so much. My Family was window shopping and I went by a beautiful store that had wonderful things in the window..but my eyes went immediately to a doll travel case.. they were used for pocketbooks at this time or to put your doll things in.. not a big doll case ..more like a small square train box. There was a case neatly on display with the vintage images I saw at the display - "It's a small world after all"!! Being dutch, I loved the little dutch girl on the front on it and never forgot it. My mom tugged my hands and since we were not a well off family, I knew better than to ask if i could purchase it. I dreamed about that case for sometime after it. Well, about a month ago, i was searching on ebay, just browsing for things, and what to my surprise did I come across but the little train case I saw that day in New York in the beautiful store window! I couldn't believe it.. it looked to be in great condition and it had a buy it now with an offer too.. i made an offer and it was mine! When I received that case in my hands .. i just couldn't believe I actually found this case after all those years! It's definitely a small world after all! At the time, the store was called AMSCO on Fifth Avenue and is now called SAKS OF FIFTH AVENUE. I paid $18 for the case... That made my year!!!!!! Hope you enjoyed! Hugs, Linda

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finally My First Update on the Year!!

Hello Everyone! Yay.. I finally have updated my etsy shop! First of all there is My "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window Puppy Adoption"... hope all the puppies find a home! Then there are some other nice handmade things.. some really nice soap with no preservatives.. handpainteed wood clips vintage Bunka doll style... they are really cute and kawaii.. I handpainted them and I really miss painting! Hope if you stop by, to take a peek and check it out!

Love you all, Folksie Gal

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thank you so much!

Hello Everyone, First of all, I want to thank each one of you that commented on my blog and have been with me through this hard time in my life... i am still struggling but have had some good days too which i didn't have before! Guess what i do on those days.. yep you got it.. craft!!

Anyway, I am going to e-mail each one of you and thank you. because you mean alot to me for thinking of me and you don't know how much that helps when you are feeling ill. You all are my angels! I never expected to be on the other side of the spectrum but I ended up here somehow and I know I have to except it. The medicine the new doctor has given me is making me vomit so I am going to him in a couple of days to see if he can give me something to help. I am not keeping my food in and I'm hungry! I can't even keep a cup of tea or a chai in.. so it is frustrating. But I am hanging in there! I found out that what this disease did to my heart could kill you in two days according to my new doctor and I lasted eight months with it before they found it so that shows how tough i can be! I love each and everyone of you in blogland ... and I am sorry that I haven't been here much.. I am going to try to change that and blog more... I promise!

I thought you would like to see me at my graduation in 1988.. that was a very happy day for me and I miss working very much! I can't thank you all enough for being there for me.. it has been a battle.. one I am not giving up on... and you being there for me..helps me fight even more!

I love you all! Hugs, Folksie gal

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Weird Couple of Weeks

Hello Everyone, I know it has been sometime that I have blogged and I am sorry about that.. i have been horribly ill. My husband's surgery went well and he is on his way to recovery and doing much better now but in the midst of it all.. I relasped and got sicker and developed this weird purple vein like rash on my upper left thigh. In the past the Lyme Disease affected my heart so I called the heart doctor and went to see him as I thought maybe the rash was related to my heart. He referred me to another specialist..a rheumotologist who knew what the rash was.. it is called levido and he in turn sent me for blood work and I had a long talk with him on what has gone on with my health since I was in my 30's. I went back to this doctor last week and took my bloodwork from a long time ago.. when I was in my 30's as I have all of my medical records. I have Lupus! In all this time, my Lyme doctor was focusing on my Lyme Disease and the Lupus was not detected and that is why I was not getting better. I am so thankful this rash showed up as it was a heaven sent rash. My medication has been changed and I hopefully will get better now.. my joints were so swollen ... he immediately put me on a low dose of steroid that has brought the inflammation down in my joints and put me on a anti-malarial drug to treat the Lupus. He said the Lupus caused my pericarditis in my heart as well. He thinks that when i got bit by that little tick that it stirred up the Lupus but I was only being treated for the Lyme and therefore I was not getting better. I hope this new treatment will help me to get back to myself a bit and back to blogging and back to the real world! I wanted to let my blogger friends what has been going on with me! Wish me luck! Hugs, Linda

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I found the lovely Easter Eggs I received!

Hello Everyone, What fun that Easter Egg hunt was.. I only found one of the eggs i made so far.. and that one you can see at

I found both of the eggs I received and I love them both.. a lovely egg covered with fabric and pretty and so unique..came wrapped up in tulle with a sweet little duck attached from Elizabeth High of and a papier mache egg... with a darling little scene inside..all glittered and sweet from Christine Edwards of

I sure love them both and they will be cherished with my Easter collection for many years to come. Thank you so much Vivian for having such a cute swap! Hugs, Linda

Easter Egg Hunt is here!

Hello Everyone! Today is a fun is Easter Egg Hunt day! Yeah.. I can't wait to see everyone's eggs..this was indeed a fun swap and it kept me busy while my husband was recooperating... I thank Vivian for having it and all her hard work she put into it! Well what are we waiting for.. posted is a picture of the eggs that I made and the eggs that I got.. which I love very much! I can't wait to see who ended up with my eggs and I hope they liked them! Happy Easter Egg Hunting Everyone!! What fun... Yeah!! If you want to hop along..visit and hop along with us! Hugs, Linda

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter is on the way!

Hello Everyone, I am so sorry I haven't been in blogland for a while.. my husband has recently had his second surgery which was very major! I never expected it to be so rough..he couldn't sleep for the first week due to the trauma of the surgery. I am happy to say he is coming along now and I am able to finally catch up online a bit. I miss everyone and will be catching up on my favorite blogs this week. Also wanted to tell you.. I did get a chance to participate in an Easter Egg Swap which turned out to be a big swap led by Vivian Neroni! Everyone had to make two eggs made out of any material and sent to Vivian..and in turn you will recieve two eggs back.. which will be posted on everyone's blog on April 5th! It will be very exciting to see all the different eggs that everyone made! Hope you can come and visit and join in on the Easter Egg Hunt. Anyway, it's good to be back and hopefully I will be back to crafting and creating soon!

Hugs, Folksie Linda