Tuesday, November 24, 2015

~ New Bunny Available! ~

I have a new bunny available today on my Bear Pile page.  His name is Harvey.  He is one of my bigger style bears and I think he turned out super cute if I do say so myself. ;o)
I hope you can stop by and have a look at him!
To those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!
Bear hugs,

Friday, November 20, 2015

~ 3 New Christmas Bears Available ~

Happy Friday!
Are you ready for the weekend?  I certainly am!
I have three new bears listed today over on my Bear Pile page, I hope you will take a look at them.  I am so happy with the way they turned out!  The idea for these bears has been floating around in my mind since last Christmas.  I had so much fun bringing them to "life"!  I hope you like them too!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Bear hugs,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

~New Bear Available~

Good Morning!
I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I've got the Christmas spirit!  My daughter absolutely LOVES Christmas time and has been talking about for weeks, so I think it has rubbed off.
Anyway, I have a new Christmas bear available over on my Bear Pile page this morning.  Her name is Ginger.  I made her a little gingerbread man friend to take along with her to her new home.  :o)  If you would like to learn more about her, or see more pictures, please visit her over on Bear Pile.  I'm also happy to answer any questions you may have.
Are you all in the Christmas spirit yet?
Thanks so much for stopping by!   I hope you have a wonderful day!
Bear hugs,

Monday, November 9, 2015

Candy Jar Bears

Good evening!
Just a quick post tonight to let you all know that I have just listed two new bears over on my Bear Pile page.  I love these two little ones and their candy jars.  I'm so pleased with how they turned out!  I hope you like them too!
Please take a look at them over on Bear Pile to see the specifics.
As always, please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful evening!
Bear hugs,


Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Shapeways" Project ~ Part 2

Happy Sunday!
If you missed my previous post, here, I mentioned that I was starting a small side project. 
I now have my base ready and my armature done for the tree that will be the main focus for this piece.  There are so many different ways I could go about making the tree, but I have decided to sculpt it from clay, just because it has been such a long time since I have done any sculpting and I really miss it. :o)
I have big plans for this tree!  Now lets just see if I can accomplish them, LOL!  I will likely be adding more branches here and there along the way and I have this pictured in my mind as a late summer tree, so that means a LOT of leaves!  Maybe by the end of this it will be a dead tree in the middle of winter, ha ha! 
 Anybody want to come over and help me make leaves??  ;o)
Next is the sculpting, YEA!  I have to wait for my clay to come in the mail though.  That's ok, I have three bear shows coming up so I will be pretty busy this month. 
Have a super awesome week!

Friday, September 25, 2015

The "Shapeways" Project

Hi All!
I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to start a small side project soon.  I am calling this my "Shapeways" project because that is where most of my inspiration is coming from.  There will also be a little bit of inspiration from my childhood as well. 
Today I wanted to share some quick pictures I took of the supplies I gathered to start the project.  This is by no means all that I will need for this little project, just enough to get me going.  Any guesses on what I'm making?  Ha ha!

I also received my first order from Shapeways for this project.  Isn't it wonderful!  I just love this little chair!  I found this in the shop of tisch and it was originally only listed in half scale, but I sent a message to the shop owner and ask them if it would be possible to get this item in 1" scale.  They replied very quickly and had my item listed before the day was out and then it arrived at my door within a week.  Talk about great service!    I ordered it in white with a matte finish, but I will be painting it.

I am really looking forward to getting started on this project!  Hopefully this weekend I can do that and then update you all on how it is going.  :o)
Happy Friday!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Newport Update: Master Bedroom

Happy Saturday everybody!  As promised I am posting some pictures of the Newport master bedroom.  This room is pretty much finished, just some finishing touches that will need to be done.  The ceiling/ third floor isn't attached yet, so once that is done I will have to put up the molding.   I'm sure I will add more minis to this room over time as well. :o)
I really love how this room turned out!  It just feels cozy to me.  The inspiration for this room came from the chair and ottoman.  I had this custom made for me by Kris Compas.  Kris does the most wonderful work!  I have several of her pieces now and hope to add more to my collection in the future.  

The floors came pre-stained, but I added a wash of black paint to darken them up just a bit. 

The nighstands are just an odd pair that I picked up on E-bay a long time ago (see photo below).   I painted them black and added new knobs which I stained to match the top of the posts on the bed. 

I scratch built the bed using matte board and scrap bass wood.  The bedding was also sewn from fabric that I already had on hand.  The rug is a paper print out, but someday I would like to learn punch needle and then attempt to re-do this design. 

I purchased the lamps online, but I can't remember the name of the site.  I will add a link in here when I find that info.  I really love the bases on these, but the shades are just really flimsy plastic.  I tried adding fabric to make them look better for now, but eventually I will replace them with something more realistic looking. 

The armoire is a Bespaq piece that I have had in my stash for a while.  Another Ebay find.  I usually just buy things I like, not knowing where I will use it.  It's fun to go through things every now and then and find stuff I forgot I had. ;o)  On the other side of that though, I've been looking through my stash and asked myself  "What the heck were you thinking when you bought that?"  LOL!

I really love the window seat!  I scratch built this as well, using matte board and bass wood again.  I always pick up more when I'm at Hobby Lobby so that I have it on hand when I need it.  The printed pillows/blue pillows are from a kit by true2scale.  The rest of them were hand made by me. 

The pitcher with flowers and the bird patterned boxes are also kits by true2scale.    The stack of books is by MontserratFolch on Etsy.  Unfortunately her shop is now gone, which is a shame because her books are wonderful and I was hoping to get more.   

It is kind of hard to see, but the photo on the nightstand is actually of my daughter and niece trying on funny glasses at the store, LOL.  It always makes me laugh, so I resized it and put it in the frame.   

And here is my usual perspective view.  ;o)  You can see that the ceiling isn't attached and the lamp wires are sticking out.  The wires will go through small holes in the ceiling, but I still haven't figured out how I am going to run the wires for the rest of the third floor.  I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you like the master bedroom.  Next up I think will be the sun room which is through the French doors off of this room.  I'm at a stand still right now though.  I have a picture in my mind of how I want the windows to look, but I can't find anything that looks even close to what I want.  That means I will have to make them myself and considering it is a sunroom, I'm going to need a lot of windows.  I want them to be working windows too (of course).  Good thing I'm always up for a challenge!  :o)
Have a great night!