Saturday, May 29, 2010

A New Bear and a New Family Member

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend so far! The weather has been beautiful here in Indiana :o) I wanted to get some more photos posted of my flowers that are blooming, but my camera wouldn't cooperate long enough. Maybe tomorrow?

I do have a new bear to show tonight though and a new member of the family to introduce!

I finished this little bear thismorning. His name is Ricky and he is made of a super soft belgian plush. I love the feel of this fur! If you would like to read more about him I will be listing him on Bear Pile tonight.

ok, so I stand by my previous post, I am giving this crazy cat lady thing my best effort, LOL!
Gregg and I went over to Barnes and Noble on Thursday to pick up a book I have been wanting. It's about a 20 - 30 minute drive over there and it is located in the mall, so of course I couldn't just go to the one store! I had to take a look in all my favorites, including the pet store. :o) I feel so bad for all those little guys stuck behind the glass, it breaks my heart! While I was there I found the little french bulldog puppy that I have always wanted and I about fainted when the lady told me the price was $1400! Needless to say I did not walk out with a puppy or the little kitten I liked either!
But fate stepped in and on our way home I asked Gregg to take the back way home and there on the side of the road was a sign "FREE KITTENS" I couldn't resist.
I didn't even have to ask, he pulled in the drive and told me to pick one. I love that man!!
So without further rambling, this is little Leo. Isn't he the sweetest little thing!!
Leo with my daughter, Samantha.

Trying to take a closer look at the camera.

Climbing the furniture. Good thing it's already falling apart, LOL!

Sitting on Samantha's lap. Little girls and kittens, you just can't seperate them!
Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Little Giveaway and a Big Mess!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have decided to have a giveaway of my own! What fun!! For the prize I have chosen to offer my very first lion :o) This is "Royce". He is the prototype of my new design. I hope you like him! He has given me lots of ideas for future lions.
It is easy to enter the giveaway for Royce. There are just two steps:

#1 ~ Please join my list of followers and/or my mailing list. I will enter your name twice if you join both!
#2 ~ Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this new design. Is it a keeper?

All of you lovelies who are already followers or mailing list members will be automatically entered. :o) I thank you for joining me on my new blogging adventure!

Entries will be taken until June 15th and the winner will be selected on the 16th.
Best of luck!

Royce is made of an off-white mohair with a long brown synthetic mane. He has wired arms and tail. He has blue glass eyes and a waxed nose. He is poly filled with a pouch of bbs in his body for weight. As with all of my bears and buddies he is completly hand sewn.

Now for today's project. My big mess! Be warned, the picture you are about to see is very scary!!

I think my work table is under there somewhere?! This calls for a serious day of cleaning, yikes! Can you see my dog Abby there in the chair? Maybe I can get her to help..... ya right!

Well, I better get busy. Maybe I will find the little bear I was working on somewhere in this mess.

Um, if you don't hear from me for a couple of days, could someone please come and dig me out?!!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Easily Distracted

Yes, I am definately easily distracted! Every morning I get up and get my daughter ready and on the bus to go to school and I think about all the big plans I have for the day. Starting a new bear, working on some minis, etc. etc. but my first stop is to check my e-mail... big mistake! I could easily spend hours on the internet (and usually do, LOL!) I have my usual list of sites to check; TT, Bear Pile, The Guild and then comes Etsy and my ever growing list of blogs that I follow.

I am addicted to Etsy first of all. There are so many wonderful artists and crafters on there that I just can't help but look and look and look! If there is anyone out there who hasn't discovered the magical place that is Etsy, you should take a trip over there, you won't regret it!!

And then the blogs, oh the wonderful blogs, I love reading what other people are up to! Probably because other peoples lives are so much more interesting than mine, LOL! It fascinates me and I spend so much time reading new and old posts, discovering new blogs and learning new things about people all over the world that pretty soon half the day is gone and I wave bye-bye to all of my well thought out plans. ;o) Does anyone else have this "problem"??!

So anyway, while I'm on the subject of blogs, I have seen so many wonderfully generous giveaways out there that I couldn't help but think that maybe I should join in. I haven't been blogging very long, but still, why not?! I already have my little give away prize in mind I just have to get some pictures taken of him. :o) I will let you know the specifics in my next post. How exciting!!!

Take care! And thanks for listening to my rambling! :o)


Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Crazy Cat Lady In Training"

Yep, thats me! I saw that title printed on a t-shirt the other day and I laughed out loud because I could so see myself wearing that! I have two cats that run the house and I thought I would share some pictures of them with you today along with my new bear I finished yesterday.

This first picture is Frank. He thinks everyone was put on this earth to serve only him, LOL! Here he is sleeping in my letter tray on my desk. Of course as soon as I got out of the chair he jumped in it and wouldn't get out. Hmph!

Next is Murphy. We adopted him from the animal shelter about two months ago and he hasn't wasted any time making himself right at home as you can see. I bought them that little cat house there (which Frank is too good for, of course) and Murphy likes to knock all of the papers off of my table onto the top of it and then lay on them. His personality is completly different than Frank's, he is so full of energy, not that you can tell for this picture, LOL!

These two guys keep me company during the day when the rest of the family is at work and school. I find myself having complete conversations with them. :o) One sided conversations when Frank is involved ,but Murphy will sometimes tilt his head and meow at me. My husband says I need a friend, but that is another story for another day, LOL!! I would be happy with a couple more cats! ;o)
Anyhoo, about that new bear I mentioned....
His name is Robin and he is available on Bear Pile today. He is 11" seated and made from a long blue synthetic fur with a cream alpaca face. He has a clay nose and glass eyes. I hope you enjoy taking a look at him.

And of course here is Murphy again. He is always right in the thick of things. He takes his quality control job very seriously! I think he wanted to help with the photos, but I thought this bear was furry enough without any help from him. :o)

Well, that's all for today. I have a new bear friend to start on and I have been working on the dollhouse for my niece. Maybe I will post some in progress pictures of that in a couple of days? As slow as I am I hope to have it done by the time she graduates college, LOL! She's 5 now ,yikes, I better get busy!!
Take care,

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Wee Little Mouse

I hope you are all having a great evening!! I have just popped little Buxton on Bear Pile if you would like to stop on over there and take a look at him. :o)
I mentioned in a previous post that I was working on a rabbit. Well I liked him so much I decided to stash him away for an upcoming show. When it gets closer to the big day (and I have more bears finished) I will put together a sneak-peek.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this little guy! I really enjoyed making him! Truth be told I have been a little down in the dumps lately so I haven't got much done in the way of bear making, but I'll keep plugging along as best I can. The bear-therapy helps :o)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A brand new panda

I have been working on this little panda for several days now. I just wasn't happy with her at first and almost gave up on her at one point, but I am now glad that I didn't! She has turned out to be quite a little cutie! Her name is Josie and she is available on Bear Pile if you would like to read a little more about her.

Well, I better get back to work :o) I have a new rabbit design I have been playing with today. I can't wait to see how he turns out over the next day or two!!

Take care!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Little Gardening and A Little Elephant

Even with all the beautiful weather we have had the past few days I did manage to get a little elephant finished. His name is Gideon and he will be available on Bear Pile. He is hoping you can visit him. :o)

Apart from making bears, building dollhouses and making miniatures, I also love gardening too when I have some spare time (ha ha!). I picked up some new plants at the garden center the other day ( I could go broke in there!!) and I managed to get them planted before the rain started this evening.
I just wanted to share some pictures of the spring flowers that are in bloom here in my little corner of the world. I hope you enjoy them!
Don't mind the weeds, that's what I grow best, LOL!

I will try and get some more pictures posted here as the flowers bloom this spring and summer. I always look forward to each and every one!
Take care,