Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
In other words, Ellaine is leaving for camp in exactly a week, which means no internet whatsoever for a whole week. *Tears* So, yeah. (I have a problem with finishing my sentences, don't I?)
P.S. Ellaine gets her braces off tomorrow (FINALLY)!
P.S.S. This is my 102 post! I can't believe I missed my 100 post, sorry!
Friday, June 18, 2010
I'm all mixed up, but, as of right now, Lisette sounds good so I am changing her name.
What do you think about this new idea?
P.S. I get out of school on June 23rd, then there will be a grand summer celebration post and you should expect to see a post every one or two days or so.
NEVER MIND, I CHANGED MY MIND, SHE'S BACK TO BEING CALLED LEILA, LOL
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Only 14 days of school left! So, I really haven't been posting much because I am overwhelmed with end of the year projects, but I promise, after I get out, this blog is going to get a makeover and it will be updated much more. Ellaine and the family (us dolls) have lots planned for the summer. As soon as she gets out she is throwing a huge sleepover with all of her friends. Then, right after that she is going away to camp for a week. Since I am not allowed to use the computer while Ellaine is not here, there will be no posts that week. Next comes vacation bible school, a fun filled week where Ellaine will be a leader for smaller children. That is only in the evenings though, so I will still be able to post. After that comes theater camp for Ellaine. A month of lengthy rehearsals that lead up to the grand performance of Treasure Island. I might not post as much during this because Ellaine will be gone all day. Finally comes another weeek without posting (Oh, no!). Ellaine is going to San Diego for a week long family reunion at the beach. She says one or two of us can go, yay! And after that, she has the whole month of August free, which means lots of posts to make up for the couple of weeks that she will be gone! So that is our summer schedule, this summer is going to be so much fun!
*Photos taken by Ellaine at Disneyland, don't they remind you of summer?*
P.S. If you haven't seen the jeans we made using LJ's awesome pattern, scroll down!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sorry for not posting in a long time, I would try to explain but that would take 10 hours to type and 11 hours to read, I'm sure you wouldn't want to read it and.............
Here are the long awaited jeans, they took about an hour to make using Liberty Jane's amazing pattern and directions. They are not the best in the world, but considering that they are only my second pair of jeans and that they are 99% better than my first pair, I am pretty proud of them.
Longer posts coming soon (once I get out of school, only 17 days left!)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
GLASS OF MILK
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.
He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.
Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water! . She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it so slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you?"
You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."
He said ... "Then I thank you from my heart."
As left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.
Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.
Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.
He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.
After a long struggle, the battle was won.
Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words ...
"Paid in full with one glass of milk"
(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You,
God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands."
There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the water comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?
Now you have two choices.
1. You can send this page on and spread a positive message.
2. Or ignore it and pretend it never touched your heart.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which -- To burn .
I just thought I might share this with you, and no, I did not make it up, and yes, please pass it on.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
so, I have decided that I am not going to post about them, but I am going to wait until I have access to the sewing machine again (Don't ask), make another, better pair and I'll post about them. As for the ones that I made, it is almost impossible to get them on anyway, so, you get the point.
On another note, Ellaine is working with Serenity on their first AGMA assignment, they only need to take a few more pictures tomorrow and then they should have enough.
Some other news, I am all done with my homework for the weekend so I have time to post. I had to type the final draft of this essay that I have been working on for 5 weeks now.
Now, for something not quite as positive,
I am sharing this news with you because I have to get it out.
I am kind of worried about one of my friends, she hasn't been at school for 2 weeks now, I expected to see her at swim practice, but the coach told me that she quit, so I thought "Okay, we both take piano lessons from the same teacher, I'll see her there". And now, I come to find out that she quit piano too. It's like she disappeared from the face of the Earth. And then, I am at swim class and this kid that I have never seen before in my life tells me that he has been secretly talking to my friend and he tells me she is grounded for a month for doing something terrible. The thing is, how can I trust this kid? I don't know him, and I'm pretty sure my friend doesn't know him, none the less talking to him in private. What can I do? I want to talk to my friend and find out what is happening but I am afraid to call her because what if she really IS grounded?
Any sugestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Okay, so I am really sorry I haven't posted in a week, some things have been going on............
Anyway, again, I won't be posting at all this weekend because............................................................
Ellaine is going to DISNEYLAND! Yay! She promised to take pictures for me and etc.
So, we are all excited about that, on the other hand, Ellaine and I are so excited to see Sitara's new stop-motion that she just finished filming! We have been so anxious to see it and the day is drawing nearer and nearer.
Another exciting thing that happened this week was that our very own Serenity recieved a spot in season 3 of AGMA, we are all wishing her the best of luck!
I am sorry I haven't posted about the jeans we made yet, I haven't had any time to photograph them, plus nobody here has had time to model them for me.
Lastly, Happy Late Earth Day, I hope you all had a nice day conserving energy and being nice to our planet!
Ruthie Camille Smithens
P.S. I n honor of Earth day, here are some of my best photos of nature, enjoy!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Ellaine is going away for the weekend.
Which means I, sadly, can not post.
Ellaine is going to a church camp up in the mountains with all of her friends and she is so excited, she is also hoping that there will be a little bit of snow left! Yay!!!!!
Getting to the point, Ellaine made some jeans for us out of her little brothers old jeans, they aren't great, but I think they are pretty nice, she used Liberty Jane's awesome jeans direction book which she one as a second place prize for the Fall 2009 contest. I'll have a long post about them when Ellaine gets back.
So, that is about it for updates. See the post below to watch Ellaine's most recent music video if you haven't already!
P.S. I'll do something special for my 100th post, coming soon!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
So today I sewed a shirt for my AG dolls, it isn't very good, but considering I was learning to use a sewing machine at the same time I was making it, it turned out pretty good! What do you think of it?
P.S. Did I mention that I made it using Liberty Jane's awesome guidebook and patterns?
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Another thing, now I KNOW that Ellaine is hiding something from us and I have a feeling that whatever it is, it is going to happen EXTREMELY soon. I continue to see her sneaking into our sewing room. Maybe she is sewing something for us? That would be AWESOME, but why? It's not like anything special is happening anytime soon, hmmm?
Did I mention,
HAPPY EASTER! I hope all of you had a great Easter, I know we did!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So, great things have been happening to Ellaine lately! Rose at Roses are Read awarded Ellaine and I 1st place in her photography contest! We were so surprised when we found out! We didn't even expect to place! Thank you so much Rose and company! Today we also found that Ellaine had won 3rd place in the Liberty Jane Valenspring contest for the Facebook portion of it! We get a pair of shoes and we are really excited because we don't have any LJ shoes yet. Anyway, other than that nothing interesting has been happening lately, but I think something big is going to happen very soon, I am almost positive that Ellaine is keeping something from us. I wonder what it could be?
P.S. We did a recent photo shoot with Nicki, it was a very formal shoot, how did the pictures turn out?
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
What does Spring mean to me? Spring means new life, the time when not only the weather is perfect, but when everything is perfect.
Ruthie and Ellaine
P.S. I am taking a break from the internet, so I am going to be offline until March 24, 2010.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Yes, March, in which Spring begins and winter ends! Unfortunately, It already feels like summer here, ugh! Anyway, sorry for not posting in FOREVER, I have been really busy and to tell you the truth, there really hasn't been anything to post about. Ellaine has been so busy with piano lessons (She has this HUGE piano test on Saturday) and Winnie-the-Pooh rehearsals (In which she plays Piglet). Winnie-The-Pooh opens this Friday so they are practicing like crazy. Your probably thinking, "Oh, she is over-exaggerating, it can't be that bad". Well, I haven't been on in so long because (Get this), she has rehearsals everyday, 6pm-9pm. EVERY Single Day! Okay, sorry about that, I should probably stop complaining now. Anyway, Ellaine entered Serenity in AGMA and she also entered the Liberty Jane Valenspring Contest. So, I have to get off now because Ellaine has to go to rehearsal, Adios!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I am looking forward to watching the Olympics a lot during the weekend! I am mainly interested in the figure skating, the skiing and the speed skating! Ellaine also has a piano recital today in which she isn't necessarily looking forward to, but she's not dreading either. So, things have been pretty boring around here, we might make another music video this weekend that will hopefully make more sense than our "Fix You" video. By the way if you haven't seen our "Fix You" music video you can click here to watch it. Well, Ellaine has to go and practice her song a bit more so I have to get off now, Bye!
P.S. Some stills from "Fix You"
P.S.S. Oops! They are backwards, oh well.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sorry, They aren't that good, they were the only ones I could get before my camera died. So here they are:
I bought 6 different separates:
-The green skinny jeans from the green peace outfit (at least I think that is what it was called)
-The blue skinny jeans from I think it was the code red outfit
-The red sparkly tank top from the Holiday Shimmer outfit
-The black long-sleeved shirt from the Until Twilight outfit
-The black vest from the until twilight outfit
-And a red T-shirt
I know the skinny jeans don't match, The skinny jeans weren't meant to go with the shirts but I just didn't want to have to photograph 20 different dolls all wearing 1 piece of clothing that I bought.
As for the quality, Everything is just AMAZING!
Everything is such good quality, way better than AG.
The jeans-The Skinny jeans are so cute in real life, they have so much detail.
The shirts-The shirts are wonderful. They are made out of nice, thick fabric and unlike some of AG's shirts, the stitching won't come undone.
The red tank top- The glimmery red tank top is so pretty, It fits perfectly and it really does sparkle in the sun. It is made out of see-through, sparkly fabric and there is a longer piece of fabric sown in the front than in the back so that it will bunch up.
The Vest- My favorite part is the little vest. It fits perfectly and it has so much detail, and because it is black it will look good over any shirt. The little shoelace that comes with it is cute too, it is AG doll sized. The vest stays on perfectly and it is just extraordinary.
Everything I bought is amazing! Thanks Liberty Jane!