December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Have a blessed and safe New Year everyone!

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas To All!

Merry Christmas everyone! Remember that Jesus Christ and the celebration of His birth is the primary thing!
Be well and safe! Love, Jan

December 18, 2012


Mommy is back at the nursing home and is being followed by Vitas Hospice. She seems stable for now. However when it rains it seems to pour! While dealing with Mom's hospitalization 2 weeks ago we learn that my husband's closest family member, Vickie his cousin was sick and was given 2 weeks to live. She passed away early this morning in Atlanta only 6 days after her prognosis. Oh boy! At the same time of course our hearts our breaking for the families of Sandy Hook victims! We can't understand much at this time but look to our faith in Father God and the presence of the Holy Spirit to give us comfort and sustain us during these most difficult of situations.  Blessings and comfort, Jan

December 13, 2012

I Miss Santa Blue!

I feel sorta blue today. I was looking at my archives and ran across Santa Blue and realized that I miss the rather elegant old fellow! I hope he has a Merry Christmas with his new owners at their home in the mountains.

December 12, 2012

Just Checking In

Hi everyone! I am over that horrific norovirus and now am spending more time on the hospice unit with my mom. I will not be working on any projects for a while because as one can imagine this situation is very draining. Keep us in your prayers! Constance thank you for the lovely email! Teresa I know you understand that your package is going to be after the holidays. I want it to be perfect but I am unable to focus on much other than my mommy! Stay safe and well guys. There are a lot of crazies out and about this time of year! Much love, Jan

December 4, 2012

Challenges, Challenges!

Oh Boy! Mommy has had a rapid decline and is in the hospital with a hospice referral. The doctors say she could have as few as 2 weeks or as much as 6 months. She has stage 5 dementia, 4-5 mini heart attacks, renal kidney function at 20% among other things. There was an outbreak of norovirus at the nursing home  (a nasty old stomach virus) and of course she was a victim. And guess who got it from her? Yours truly! It's horrible! So I have to take some time off to recuperate. Pray for us because there will be no Christmas festivities, just a conscious  acknowledgement that for the love of Jesus we are able to pull through! Love, Jan

November 29, 2012

Etsy Shop Sale

Enjoy 15% off your purchase by using the coupon code: cheeky1410
All items on sale until January 1, 2013.
Handmade, one of a kind, upscale, designer, retro, vintage, antique, elegant, funky and fun are only a few adjectives to describe the contents of Cheeky Rose Boutique! There is something for everyone in the eclectic and unique finds in this shop! Go here to visit my Etsy Shop. Blessings, Jan


November 24, 2012


I've had somewhat of a creative block in the past 2 weeks and I am fighting to overcome this problem. I have been reviewing old posts and looking at where I am now versus then to sort of kick-start the creative juices. I think it is working as yesterday I was able to get out the old trusty Dremel and sand several doll parts. I am hopeful that this trend continues. I have important projects to finish before Christmas!

Emily Charisse was my first Queen Anne Doll and my first doll period made from a homemade paper mache recipe. The storage box was made with her originally but the display box was added after.
God is good, we just have to recognize this in good and challenging times! Pray for those in need and for each other. Have a blessed and safe weekend my friends!!

November 21, 2012


I am thankful for all the lovely people I have met through the world wide web. Have a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday everyone!

November 18, 2012

Cheeky Rose Boutique at Etsy!

Cheeky Rose Boutique has new  Etsy listings are for sale! Handmade, vintage and antique one of a kind items are available. Some of the items below are already listed!

November 16, 2012

Santa Is Coming To Town!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Santa and Dolly are on ebay for the next 10 days at a special price!

November 12, 2012

Thank You

To all my fellow veterans and active military, thank you is too little to say. Blessings to you and yours and may our country continue to uplift you in the manner you deserve!

November 5, 2012

A Colorful Dilemma!

Red, yellow, blue, green, purple, pink, black, brown, teal, white. Did I miss any colors?

October 27, 2012

Sometimes This Is Hard To Do, But We Try!

  Yoohoo Teresa and friends! Have a blessed weekend!

Blessings and Peace to You, Constance

Please keep my lovely friend Constance and her family in your thoughts and prayers as her beloved mom made made the final transition and is now pain free. She has so wonderfully shared her mom with us via her beautiful blog. Love you Constance!!

October 26, 2012

October 19, 2012

Shiny Zebra Skirt

My neice is a pediatric nurse and has to have an animal costume for the office this Halloween. All the staff including the doctors are dressing as different animals. Carla is going to be a zebra and asked me to make her skirt. I finished it in one day and my house is knee deep in glitter. It'll take a week to get rid of it. Tomorrow I will be making lots of polymer clay objects. Have a blessed weekend!

October 14, 2012

Tools of the Trade

 The saga continues. Have a lovely week!

October 9, 2012


What do these two have to do with another?(Sesame Street Lingo) A big round flat paper thing-a-ma-jig, and a pretty itty bitty kitty?

October 8, 2012

Chugging Along!

Blue's Clues!!!! Have a great week!!

October 6, 2012

A Special Project

I will be working on a tantalizing project for the next 5-6 weeks. Here's the first pics!
 I will be posting more pics from time to time as the project takes shape. Love the porcelain creamer! Oh, by the way I will be celebrating the completion of this project with a dolly giveaway! Stay tuned!