Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We are staying home for Christmas, which is good! I just want to stay home and have a nice quiet few days. My Chinchilla, Cher, is due any day now and I don't want to risk us not being there and her having a problem with the little ones. I would be devestated if anything happend to her or them. Plus it's SOOO cold here, if the heat went out we would have some major problems.
I think I'm only getting 2 days off work anyway. But we shall see.. If there is work, well, I will be at work. If it's not too busy I will probably get a few more days. Guess it's not the end of the world either way. :)
We have not been working on the house much lately. Things have been quite busy and Brad had to switch jobs.. so that made things a bit interesting.. but he seems to be settling into his new job, I just hope he fits in and things work out there. It sounds like a much better place for him.... with a better quality of people working there. I have not met the owners yet, but they sound like good people.
So not much else new. I will try to post a few pictures this week... but I HAVE to finish Kristina's Prezzie, so I have to get my butt home and work. It looks awesome, and I'm sure she will love it.. I just have to get it done.. lol. ACK!
Love and Christmas Hugs,
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Love and Hugs!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Love and Hugs,
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I need a name for the white one.. Her name was Powder.. but I don't think that suits her she is sooo naughty... hehee. The Beige boy I think I am going to call Furito.. teehee.
Also I have some new minis I have just taken photos of and I will be uploading those to the etsy shop. I will try to have that done today! I am also working on those Christmas ornaments! There will hopefully be 3 of them when I am done.. well 4 but one is already spoken for... lol. Now I just need to get time to work on them. Hope you all have a great week!
Love and Hugs,
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Also I spent a good hour in my studio hugging mohair and thinking up new ideas :) I pulled out 5 pieces of fabric and I AM going to try to get at least one bear ornament to put up for adoption.
Okay, one more thing of the day, I've decided to do a bear sale for Christmas. I know budgets are a little tighter this year and to thank all my wonderful customers who have been putting up with my sporadic post of bears.. I will be offering some really good deals at my Etsy shop. Friday I will be putting the prices back up to the regular price. Merry Christmas!
Love and hugs!
Monday, November 17, 2008
We just recently celebrated the first year in our home. It is a great feat considering it has been one of the most challenging years we have faced. It seems to be one obstacle after another, but I am so proud of what we have accomplished in one year. I just keep my hopes up that 2009 will be an easier year.
I had planned on making some Christmas ornaments to sell... but I don't think I'm going to be able to manage to get that much done. So if you are looking for a xmas gift for yourself or someone else please visit my
etsy shop. That will be it for this year unless a miracle happens. lol.
Love to you all and Hugs,
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I missed yesterday... got too busy with things and we had people over helping with the upstairs bedroom. So Today my Gratitude list.
2. Sourdough Bread
5. My cellphone
6. Coffee.. yumm.
7. The washing Machine
8. The birds outside.
9. My warm bed
10. Sleeping in
11. Creative urges
12. Fuzzy socks.
13. deli sandwiches
16. For it not being snowing and -30c yet.
17. Digital Cameras
18. The pink coat my mom bought for me.. it's so fuzzy and soft.
19. The slow Cooker.. I've had a Chilli in there all day.. lunch and dinner.. Yum.. lol.
20. Having a house I don't have to be croweded in (even if it is a pain in the butt to keep clean.. lol)
Love and Hugs!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Retold from Aesop by Rohini Chowdhury
Once there lived an ant and a grasshopper in a grassy meadow.
All day long the ant would work hard, collecting grains of wheat from the farmer's field far away. She would hurry to the field every morning, as soon as it was light enough to see by, and toil back with a heavy grain of wheat balanced on her head. She would put the grain of wheat carefully away in her larder, and then hurry back to the field for another one. All day long she would work, without stop or rest, scurrying back and forth from the field, collecting the grains of wheat and storing them carefully in her larder.
The grasshopper would look at her and laugh. 'Why do you work so hard, dear ant?' he would say. 'Come, rest awhile, listen to my song. Summer is here, the days are long and bright. Why waste the sunshine in labour and toil?'
The ant would ignore him, and head bent, would just hurry to the field a little faster. This would make the grasshopper laugh even louder. 'What a silly little ant you are!' he would call after her. 'Come, come and dance with me! Forget about work! Enjoy the summer! Live a little!' And the grasshopper would hop away across the meadow, singing and dancing merrily.
Summer faded into autumn, and autumn turned into winter. The sun was hardly seen, and the days were short and grey, the nights long and dark. It became freezing cold, and snow began to fall.
The grasshopper didn't feel like singing any more. He was cold and hungry. He had nowhere to shelter from the snow, and nothing to eat. The meadow and the farmer's field were covered in snow, and there was no food to be had. 'Oh what shall I do? Where shall I go?' wailed the grasshopper. Suddenly he remembered the ant. 'Ah - I shall go to the ant and ask her for food and shelter!' declared the grasshopper, perking up. So off he went to the ant's house and knocked at her door. 'Hello ant!' he cried cheerfully. 'Here I am, to sing for you, as I warm myself by your fire, while you get me some food from that larder of yours!'
The ant looked at the grasshopper and said, 'All summer long I worked hard while you made fun of me, and sang and danced. You should have thought of winter then! Find somewhere else to sing, grasshopper! There is no warmth or food for you here!' And the ant shut the door in the grasshopper's face.
It is wise to worry about tomorrow today.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
1. My family
2. my pets
3. my new Chinchillas
4. Having a wonderful home
5. having a good job
6. Working with the people I love
7. My cats.
8. World of Warcraft
9. my truck
10. living in Spruce Grove
11. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
12. hot baths
13. miniature Magazines.
14. soft Blankets
15. The Dishwasher
16. my new coat
17. being healthy
18. having a private office.
20. Ron, for getting rid of my dead mice... again.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
So I am trying my best to get some new guys up next week. They are all done and ready to go.. I just have to photo them. SO I have 2 new Dragons, one new Kitty, 2 new bears and one Bunny. I promise I will do my very best to have them up. I will try to do a photo shoot on the weekend!
So not too much else is new. We have been working on the upstairs bedroom. We hired someone to come and tape and mud it.. so I am hoping we will be able to paint this weekend! I am getting sooooo excited. Having this bedroom done means I will finally get to unpack most of my stuff ... that has now been in boxes for almost 2 years! ack.
Last night I carved 2 of my 6 pumpkins. I will leave you with a photo of the one I brought with me to work :)
Hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Love and Hugs,
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Spent the weekend drywalling the master bedroom.. which is not very much fun.. but it was nice to spend the day with Brad and we had fun even if it was not the most fun job. At least it's getting done! Soon we will have a nice bedroom.
Not to much new... my birthday is on Saturday so I'm not really looking forward to that one.. but I hope to at least go and have some fun. Brad is buying me a Chinchilla.... just as soon as I find the one I want.. lol. I've wanted one forever so I am quite excited. We got some supplies for the new little one and Brad is building a home for him or her.. lol. I really want an odd color... which seem to be a bit difficult to find around here.
I will also be updating myEtsy site sometime in the next few days. I will be posting most of the minis I have available up... and maybe some bears if I can manage to get some photos done.
I really want to update my melbears site. but I just have not had the time... my appologies for not having some new bears! Soon, I promise!
Love and Hugs,
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I will be listing a few more after lunch so please check back!
Love and Hugs!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I've also spent some quality time in the basement looking for my table drapes. We still have so many thing packed from the move. I can't believe we have been here almost a year! It is hard to imagine not living here.. even though it's been a very rocky year.
Well, I should probably head off to bed soon. I need to get up early and start my day of sewing and getting ready for the show!
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I am working on a new bunny who should be done by the show.. and I am
hoping to get one more fellow done before the show.... but I am also making a few more minis....lol. Why do I always bite off more than I can chew!? lol. I need more time but it's very difficult when I work full time and have a house and pets to look after... I don't know how people with kids do it.
After the show (well after I recover from being exhausted.. lol) I will be listing some more ebay auctions. I am also going to try to make a sculpted witch doll. A few people have asked, after seeing my witch coming out of the mirror, if I could make a whole doll. So that will probably be my next big project.
I of course have to start my Halloween decorating of the house... It will take me awhile as all my Halloween goodies are still packed from the move.. I just hope I can find everything! It would also be nice if I could put some of my things outside without having them get A. snowed on B. stolen.. lol. So we shall see.
.. that reminds me.. I still have to find my table drape for the show, and make business cards (I should have had them printed, ack, I forgot!)... and tag my bears.... lol. ack. Hurry up 5 o'clock! lol.
Hope you are all having a great week!
Love and Hugs,
Monday, September 29, 2008
Other than that have not been up to much. We have been working on the house and spending lots on building supplies. Which isn't the most fun I've had buying things.. but once we have the upstairs done it will be worth it.
Also, I still have some auctions up on ebay. These will be the last I list until after the show!
Well anyway, I had better get back to work once again!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I have been working like a Crazy person on minis and I have started sculpting some doll heads as well.. I have made them into Ghosts in "mirrors". I am so very pleased with them.
I will be starting on some new bears now. I hope to get 2 new fellows done for the show. I have 12 days till showtime.. we will see where my procrastination takes me! lol. oh, and a wee preview of the itty bunnies I have been making.
Love and hugs!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
SO in other newsI will be at the Edmonton Miniature show this weekend. My friend and her Mom have been kind enough to let me put a few things on their table. Next year I will surely have enough to have my own table. I am very Excited about this show. I have never been to an all miniature show before and it should be a great experience.
This week I have been working non stop. I made 2 itty tiny bunnies. I will try to take a photo tomorrow or later today if I get time. I am very busy making more Halloween horror goodies.. lol. I have so much fun with them. I am soooo happy other people are with me in my madness and are giving my gory treats a new home. It makes me feel good that there are a few other zany people out there who love Halloween as much as I do.
I won't be posting any new auctions till next week.. after the show. I will list a few auctions after that but then I have to get ready for the Doll show.
Well I better get back to work!
Love and Hugs,
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Love and spooky hugs!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So, what else is new you ask? Not a whole huge lot. Work has been crazy busy and home life has been crazy busy. We are doing as much work as possible on the upstairs bedroom reno... Well Brad is mostly working on it because I am "trying" to get ready for the show. I still need to make new business cards... and I want to have at least 4 more bears.. but at the rate I am sewing that just isn't going to happen. I have one little bear that I can't decide if I should put up on ebay or save for the show.. and considering I only have 13 critters ready for the show.. I should probably hold onto him! lol :) well I love him anyway.. heehee.
Well I will Hopefully log on again later with an auction anouncement!
Love and Hugs!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I spent Friday with my Mom and doing a few work errands. It was a fun day, we shopped and had a yummy lunch. I always get excited as the Halloween things come into the stores. There are so many creepy delights! I didn't buy much, but Mom bought me a few eye shadows.. which are supposed to be for my Birthday.. heehee.
The rest of the weekend was spend ripping out walls for our bedroom and taking things to the dump and helping Brad at the lake with the deck.
Monday some of Brad's family came to see us... He has a huge extended family and just one sliver of them is more than all the people I know.. lol. We had a nice visit though. Brads Grandmother brought me the most gorgeous African Violet. I will have to take a photo of it while it's still blooming. I love plants and flowers.. and have seemed to have lost my curse of quickly killing my houseplants!
It's only 5 weeks till my show. Ack! Oh well, tonight I will try to start on some new minis. I have some great ideas for some little animals and dolls. BUT I need to finish my blue bunny.... and I really want to get at least 4 more bears done before the show. I know that is a stretch with work and everything.. but I want to have some new things made. I often wonder why I try to tackle shows. It is so hard to get everything done!
Well, I have to cut this short here, work is crazy busy.
Love and Hugs!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My plugs came in finally for my little lamps! yay! I am so excited. I installed plugs for hours and now have 14 lamps that are all ready for the show. Yay!
Okay, so here is my first attempt at making and posting a video... of course it is of dollhouse lamps.. and I don't say anything.. lol. Sorry about that. Brad is watching TV in the background so any noise is from that. I've never made a video before so please be kind... lol. I just really wanted to show my new little lamps actually lighting up! hehe.
My Pink lamp, it very pretty pink not lit, and glows so pretty when lit! I have to get more of those pink bulbs!
This video is of my old fashioned turquoise blue swirl lamp, my solid blue "crystal ball", and my little laboratory looking blue swirl Gourd lamp.
If you are interested in any of them let me know. They will be $30 usd each plus postage
okay, just one more...
This one the flower lights up :)
The videos don't really do them justice, I will try to take some better photos of them in the daylight.. lol. I thought it would be better to have it a bit dark to show them lighting up though.
Love and hugs,
Friday, August 22, 2008
such extreme changes in temperature.
Now, my complaint, teddy bear magazines. I just received one of my beloved teddy bear magazines and was one again disappointed. No magical Halloween displays, no articles on an artist(s) who make Fall or Halloween/creepy critters for the delights of Collectors... a few oddly placed photos. Nothing I have not seen a hundred times over. Still a good issue of the magazine, but a disappointment for someone looking for a little fall flair. Maybe I am once again the strange one and teddy bear Collectors have in interest in Halloween. ?. I'm not always the best person to pick up on the status quo. I do know Halloween is a billion dollar industry, and myself, I spend hundreds of dollars a year on Halloween decor and treats... Then again I am a Halloween junkie and tend to leave some of my larger props and decor out all year (how boring would my office be without them!.. lol). Do collectors of Teddies have no Halloween interest? I know Doll and Miniature people do... I am now eagerly awaiting my Doll and Miniature magazines, I hope they can relieve some of my need for a Halloween "fix".
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Love and Hugs,
Sunday, August 17, 2008
There's still a few hours left of the evening, I am trying to decide if I should work on the Blue Bunny I have been working on.. OR work on more Halloween Miniatures. Hmm Decisions decisions! lol.
Friday, August 15, 2008
So I thought I would share today a few photos of my darling Maine Coon kitties. Ghost and Mouser. Mouse the Tabby is the new addition
He has taken a few weeks to come out of his shell... but now he and Ghost are the best of friends. :) They seem to delight in chasing eachother around the house. I often wonder if I have elephants instead of cats! heehee.
Oh and please don't look at the mess/missing wallpaper/icky rugs. We renovating and everything is under construction or ripped apart!
Shall we attack now?
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I have many more ideas floating around in my poor brain, so more creepy items will be coming! If anyone is interested in the Halloween treats, they are ready to go, just let me know( leave a comment or email me from http://www.melbears.com) and I can list some on my Ebay or my Etsy page. They should run around $3.00- $20.00. Eyeball soups, boiling eyeballs, blood and fried eyeballs and Jars of pickled eyballs... and other treats would be great in a Halloween or Haunted Dollhouse :) That is where mine will be going!! Mwwhahaha. ;) lol. They will also be making their debut at the Edmonton Doll show in October! So don't forget to attend!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008