Monday, February 23, 2015

Bits and Pieces

I thought I would take a quick moment to share what's on my worktable today.  :o)  I'm working on a few new designs that I am really excited about!  They don't look like much now, but hopefully I will have these little ones done by the end of the week.   I will share the results with you all then.  

Take care and stay warm!  It is still bitter cold here in my neck of the woods.
Bear hugs,

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Around the corner

My next online show is right around the corner and I am almost ready.  :o)  I just need to add some finishing touches to a few and spruce up my show page for the big day.  I am always excited and nervous around show time.  It is fun, but there is always that nagging voice in my head wondering if the new bears will grab the heart of someone out there.  It gives me a little thrill to sit by the computer on show day and watch the bears find their forever homes.  It is very humbling as well, to know that you all enjoy my work.  It means that I am able to continue doing what I love so much, and it is hard to put into words how grateful I am for that!
Thank you!
Big Bear Hugs,

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope your day is filled with love!
Bear hugs,

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Winter Wonderland

 The snow really hit us hard today!  It has been snowing since last night and it is supposed to keep snowing through tomorrow.  The weather man is saying 12"-16", possibly more.  And wow is it cold out there! 
So I snapped a couple of pictures through my living room window just so I could show you.  It is beautiful that's for sure.  (as long as I don't have to go out in it, lol)
I took this first picture of my yard at about 10:30 this morning.  The second picture was taken at about 3:30.  Just for reference, the hedges there are about 6 feet tall.  I hope we aren't buried come tomorrow.
Does anybody have some sunshine they can send my way?  ;o)

On the bright side, this is the perfect weather for staying in and working on bears.  I've made some progress on my show bears for the next online show. 
Stay warm!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

~ A typical morning~

 I mentioned in my last post that I was going to make an effort to post more often here on my blog.  While this post has nothing much to do with bears or even minis, I thought some of you might be interested to see what a typical morning (and afternoon) looks like around here.  :o)
Most of you probably don't know that I homeschool my daughter.  It is a lot of work and takes a very large portion of my time, but it is so worth it to both of us!  I won't go into a lot of detail about our homeschooling here, I am certainly no expert on the subject, but I will say that I don't regret this adventure for one minute.
We do have a dedicated space for homeschool, which also doubles as my studio space, but sometimes we choose to "do school" in other places.  The past few days we have been working at the dining room table. 
I love this room!  We get a lot of light coming in through these windows.  It's a happy place to work.

Aren't these flowers beautiful!  My husband brought them home for me last week.  :o) 
I hope that you are having a wonderful day!
Bear hugs,

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's New?

I'm a little late with this post, but I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  I hope your new year is off to a great start and you are finding lots of time to do what you love! 
I've never been one to make resolutions, but I do have a few things I would like to accomplish this year.   Maybe posting them here for all to see will make me more accountable.  ;o)
~ I have some new designs brewing right now and more ideas than I will probably ever have time for. 
~I plan to update the look of my blog.
~ I will try to post more often here on this little blog of mine.  (I know you are all laughing at me right now.)  The thing is, I've never been a very outgoing person and I have a hard time coming up with things to talk about, but I'm going to try.  :o)
~ My very small studio space is going to get a makeover.  I will take some pictures of the progress and post here.  That will probably be in the spring sometime.
~ I am thinking of making a few patterns available, if I can figure out how to do it.
~Lastly, I would really like to improve my photography skills!  Taking pictures is my least favorite thing to do, so this is a big challenge for me.  I would rather do anything else than read through the dreaded users manual for my camera! 
So, those are some of my goals on the bear side of things.  What are your goals and resolutions this year?  Do you make resolutions?  Whatever your plans, I wish you the best of luck in all you do! 
Happy 2015!
Bear Hugs,

Sunday, December 7, 2014

~New Bears Available~

Hi There!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I still have some bears available over on my Bear Pile page.  These little ones are all looking for their forever homes.  There is still time to visit the show through Monday evening.  :o)
"O'Malley"- ADOPTED

"Handsome Chap"





"Candy Cane"


Happy Holidays!
Big Bear Hugs!