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Mod Podge Makeover

In early May, Hubby traveled back to New England to visit with his folks and work on a blueberry "fort" for his mom--dang those pesky birds! I don't typically look forward to him leaving, but this time I could hardly wait to drive him to the airport. I had plans to work on a project… Continue reading Mod Podge Makeover

Doll Drama · Writer's Refuge

Preorder and Land Updates

Bonjour, mes amis! C'est moi, Ellowyne Wilde. Yes, I’m as shocked to be writing this post as you are to be reading it. Then again, Laurie’s busy packing to leave on Wednesday for a writer’s conference in Texas, so who better to pick up the slack around here than moi? I thought she’d forgotten about us… Continue reading Preorder and Land Updates

Doll Drama

Tinsel Doll Part II

Summers usually find me accomplishing far more knitting than writing. This summer is no exception. In some ways, however, I've still been able to hobnob with my book characters, since the items I knitted were for them. Here’s a snapshot of where I left them (and you) in Part I: Shortly after that post, I… Continue reading Tinsel Doll Part II

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DIY Doll Tree Swing

Bonjour, mes amis! C’est moi, Ellowyne Wilde. It’s a sad time to be me these days. Not only did I (and my dolly peeps) get booted from our cozy home in Laurie’s dining room and crammed into a cold-hearted cabinet (because of a move to another town that ended up not happening!)... ...but we learned a few… Continue reading DIY Doll Tree Swing

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Though Writing Ebbs, the Creative Waters Keep Flowing

I didn’t get a lot of new writing done this summer. With the lack of a schedule, the kids being home for summer break, a family vacation, and the fact I wanted to focus more on querying agents when I did get time to write, fresh words just didn’t make it on the page. But… Continue reading Though Writing Ebbs, the Creative Waters Keep Flowing

Doll Drama

When words fail…use your hands!

I’ve been doing a lot of research and menial rewriting over the last couple of months. Researching agents, tweaking the first 10-50 pages of my manuscript, writing query letters, tweaking query letters, more researching… I hadn’t had much time left over for actual writing—you know, the kind that gets a writer’s butt into the chair… Continue reading When words fail…use your hands!

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A Taste of Spring

Bonjour, mes amis! C'est moi, Ellowyne Wilde, back for another post now that spring break is over--for Laurie’s daughters are once again at school and quiet reigns here at the house. While February and March teased Montanans with unusually mild temperatures, April seems to have decided at least one month must come in like a lion and it… Continue reading A Taste of Spring

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Finally…A Front Porch!

Before I hand things over to Ellowyne, I just want to thank the Lord for helping me complete this project that’s been two years in the making. I’ve prayed over this porch every step of the way—from prayers that I wouldn’t fudge on the detailed painting to prayers that I would make the correct cuts… Continue reading Finally…A Front Porch!

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We’ve been shuttered!

“So what have you been up to today?” my mom asked during our late Saturday afternoon phone call last week. I smiled. “I finished making the shutters for my house.” Pause. Then, “For your house…or Ellowyne’s?” Touché, Mom. Considering the plethora of doll-sized work I’ve been doing over the last couple of weeks, her question… Continue reading We’ve been shuttered!