Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!

I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Big Bear Hugs,

Jingle says Merry Christmas too!  ;o) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Bear Blitz show!

How about one more bear show this year?!  Bright Star promotions is hosting a Bear Blitz online show this Sunday and Monday (Dec. 15-16) and I am excited to be participating.  I hope you can stop by and have a look when the show opens.

Just click this link if you would like to have a peek at the artists participating in the show.
We hope to see you there!
On another note, we have just moved to a new house and things have been pretty crazy.  I hope to get some new pictures of my progress on the Newport posted here soon.  (If I can find the box with my camera in it, LOL!) 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bright star online show starts Friday!

Hi there!  I hope you are having a great week!
I have been super busy getting ready for my last show of the year.  I can't believe it is November already!   Where did this year go?!
The Bright Star Promotions online bear show starts Friday at 11:00 a.m.  (Eastern time).  I hope you can stop by and take a look at all of the wonderful bears that will be available.  :o)   If you would like to take a peek at the preview page, just click the banner below.
This is my show piece.  His name is "Jingle" and we are looking forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful day!
Bear Hugs,

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Please join us for an online show!

I am excited to be participating in the Bear Hugs 4 U online show which starts tomorrow!  I hope you can join me and the bears at 12:00 (EST). 
"Crispin" is my show bear and he will be looking for his forever home at the show. 
"See" you there!  :o)
Bear hugs,

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Online Show!

I am really looking forward to participating in the new online show that Bright Star Promotions is hosting!  I hope you can come visit on September 6-9.
Here is a link to the preview page in case you would like to take a peek at all of the talented artists who will be participating.  This is sure to be a wonderful show! I hope you can be there.  :o)

This is "Precious", my  special show piece for this show.   She will be looking for her new home when the show starts.  :o)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

An upcoming show

Good Morning!
I hope you are all doing well!
Just a quick post today to say that I am excited to be participating in the upcoming Bear Hugs 4 U online show on July 12 - 14!  You can check out the preview page to see all of the artists that will participating and a sample of the wonderful bears they will be offering.
This is my bear,  "Cheerie".   I hope you will be able to stop by and visit her during the show!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Bear Hugs,

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New minis

Isn't it Beautiful!!!!
photo by Kris Compas
This is my new custom chair and ottoman that Kris Compas made for me!  I am so happy with the way it turned out!  Kris does such amazing work, I am always blown away by the quality!  They will eventually end up in the Newport when I get to the room I have in mind for them ;o)  For now though, I just enjoy looking at them. 
If you would like to see more of Kris's amazing work, you can visit her blog here, or her cdhm page here.
Thank you again Kris!
I also had a great time at the Chicago International show and picked up some new minis.  I am having some trouble with my new photo editing software,  but as soon as I get that figured out I will post some pictures of what I got.  :o)
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dewey, a new bear design

I would like to introduce my newest bear "Dewey"!  He is a brand new design and I am so happy with the way he turned out :o)  Dewey is looking for his new home on my available page at the top if you would like to visit him.

I also have a few other bears and critters that are looking for new homes.




Thanks so much for visiting!
Bear hugs,

Monday, March 11, 2013

Update: The Newport Hallway

Wow!  It has been a while since I last posted anything regarding the Newport!  I don't have nearly enough time to work on it as I would like.  There is always just so much going on around here.  I am posting some photos today of my progress on the second floor hallway.  I am not completely finished, I still have trim and other little things to do.
I decided to add a landing to the stairs, but since they have to face the opposite direction it is hard to see from the back opening.  There was a lot of measuring and a little bit of cursing involved, but I am very happy with the way it turned out.  Right now they are still removable, as is everything else.  I won't glue anything down until I am ready to attach the third floor.

I'm not sure if I want to keep the railing as is or if I want to add something less bulky.  It seems too big since I added the table on the right.  I have some other posts that I want to try and I will update you when I decide. :o) 

I loved the mirror that Brae originally made when she started the Newport and luckily I just happened to have this kit.  I did my best to re-create what she had done, although my paint colors were just slightly different.  (It is hard to tell in the photo.)
I made the hall table by adding a bottom shelf to a house of miniatures kit.  I painted it black and stained the top.  (I see that the books fell over in the second photo...oops)
I still need to add some trim there behind the stairs.

I am totally in love with this light!  It was a special treat that I bought for myself.  ;o)  It is beautifully made by Ray Storey.  I am hoping to see him at the upcoming Chicago International show.  I would love to get a couple more lights from him to use in other rooms.

Here is a view from the back.  You can see the guest room on the left and the bathroom to the right.  I took the stair railing out for this shot.


This view is looking down the stairs from the third floor.  That window looks to the front of the house.  I am thinking of adding a very small plant stand to the corner of the landing.  I have another House of Miniatures kit that I think will fit perfectly.
I am starting on the bathroom now.  I will try not to take so long before I post the next update! 
Have a great day!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bear Hugs 4 U online show

I'm still here ;o)
I've been working hard to get some bears finished for the upcoming   
            Bear Hugs 4 U online show. 

It seems like time flies by so quickly when I am trying to get things done, but I am making progress.  I hope you will be able to stop by the show March 8 - 10 and take a look at all the bears that will be waiting for new homes.  The preview page is up and running now if you would like a little sneak peek ;o)
Here is my preview bear, "Jasmine".  I hope you like her!

Take care!
Bear hugs,

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Bear of 2013!

Happy New Year to all of you!!
I hope everyone had a great holiday!
I am happy to introduce my first bear of the new year, her name is "Calypso".
I spent my New Year's Eve working on her while waiting for the clock to strike midnight.  (I know, I'm a real party animal, right!  LOL!)
*Calypso has been adopted, Thank you!
Bear Hugs,