Monday, December 22, 2008

The Christmas Parade

The Christmas Parade of Artists' Favourites can be found at on December 23rd. Be sure to Check it out!

Love and Hugs!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I have not had time to post much lately. Well, to be honest I have been so down on myself the past few weeks for not having enough time to get things done. I still have not had time to get my minis up. I have christmas bears to finish, I have been working on them.. but just have not had time to get them all done. I have Christmas baking to do, which I don't think at this rate I am going to get done at all. What is more of a problem I can't motivate myself once I get home from work. I usually make dinner, eat, clean up and then fall asleep at my desk.. lol. oops. That probably means I should go bed.. lol.

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

Cookie Round-up

Thought this year I would participate in the Great cookie recipe round-up. I've made these cookies at Christmas since I can remember. I usually double or triple the recipe..... I always seem to eat a whole batch myself.. heehee.

Thimble Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sifted flour

Wallnuts, chopped fine
Raspberry or Strawberry or Apricot jelly or jam

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cream butter; add sugar gradually and mix well. Add well-beaten egg yolks, flavouring and flour. Shape into balls about the size of a walnut. Dip into slightly beaten egg white and roll in finely chopped nuts. Dent in center with thimble or finger. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Dent again and bake 12 to 15 minutes more. Fill with a a nice sized dot of jam or jelly while still hot.

Make sure to visit the next person in the cookie round-up.

Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ack and all that

Ack, I still have not had the time to get all my new minis up. My appologies. I always have the best intentions.... but not enough time in the day. I will get them up before the end of the week. I have the photos done.. but I need a spare few hour or two to sort them and get them listed.
Things have been very busy, but I have to admit I did take Saturday off to go out shopping with Kristina. We had a very fun day though, and I had not seen her since the Doll show.. sheesh, what a good friend I am.. lol.
In other news.. the bedroom renos are coming along. We have it all painted and it looks sooo nice. I have a dark very dramatic photo of it. We don't get much light for another couple months so it's hard to get a good photo.
So I am very much looking forward to relaxing at Christmas.. although I just found out yesterday I only get 2 days off... so pretty much a long weekend.. which sucks. Oh well, maybe things will change between now and then. I am quite disapointed though. I could really use a week off to rest and get some bears made.
I did get a very pretty red Christmas tree the other day.... I am still taking down Halloween decorations though... lol. I think instead of putting my 2 large Halloween props away I will just give them Santa hats.. heehee... Should give any Christmas visitors we have a laugh.
I am still working on those Xmas ornaments.. I really do wish I was better at getting things done... but I can't do everything so I guess it's better not to beat myself up over it... I really hope by the end of the weekend they will be done.
I am planning to register for the Spruce Grove Miniature show that is in the spring. I plan on making a pile of miniature bears this time around. I am quite excited as I have not made many minis bears in the past couple of years. I have quite a few of those on the go as well.

I also have a sweet bear that I have not wanted to part with done.. I will probably list him on ebay.. maybe this week. I really can't decide.. Etsy or Ebay? What do you guys prefer? Actually I am going to do a survey on that one.... top left of my blog page, please let me know which you would rather.
Well I better get back to work here! Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
Love and Hugs!