Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Alberta Cold



Well it hit -40c yesterday, and that was not fun at all. My truck would not start and after stressing and finally getting in going.. I left for work... only to turn around and come home becasue the fog was so bad I actually missed my turn for the highway.. lol. On a good note I finished 2 bears yesterday. The Pink panda is now done and another little one that I have been working on for quite some time. He is a little antique style clown and I am very pleased with how he turned out. I am now working on 2 new dragons. I will take photos of the 2 new bears as soon as I can :) I will probably post them on ebay.
Bear Hugs and Love!
Melanie

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The master procrastinator



Well, as usual my good intentions of actually getting photos done take me a week longer than I intend! Life is very busy, work has been hectic as we have been cleaning and re-organising everything. Plus I have been given the green light to clean out one of the storage areas to use as a second office. I have been working as much as I can on my pink panda.. I am very happy with her so far. I hope to have her done by next week and I hopefully be placing her on ebay. You will have to forgive her half made photo.. but I am so pleased with her I just wanted to share her progress :)


Bear Hugs and Love,

Melanie

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Busy busy busy little bears


It has been a very busy few days here! We put another coat of paint on the living room... it still needs another. I hope to get that done this week sometime. I have also been working on that new pink Panda.. she is sooo pretty, I can't wait to show you all. I also spent a few more evenings in the crawl space going through boxes and totes trying to find more of my collection. I have placed them around the studio and have been sooo happy to see them. People have always asked me how I can stand having so many eyes watching me all the time.. heehee. They just don't understand :)
Brad came home last night with a lovely bunch of green roses for me :) I just love them... A customer also brought me some flowers yesterday so I have a really pretty bouqet now! Green and pink and orange and purple :) I love flowers... and with it being -20c outside they sure brighten up the day.
I will be posting some pics hopefully tomorrow.. I want to show the progress I am making on the pink panda!
Love and Hugs!
Melanie

Monday, January 7, 2008

Movies and Sewing


Had a pretty good weekend. Went to Sweeney Todd on Saturday and spent a few hours wandering around the mall :). Sweeney Todd is a very strange and different movie, it is quite morbid but still funny and delightful.. I don't know if I'd suggest going to it, unless you like Morbid musicals.. heehee. As for myself I would happily see it again, if given the chance.
I also got the chance to see the movie Waitress yesterday, it is a sweet, slightly satirical movie. It is quite amusing and I'm glad I now have the dvd so I can watch it again.
Other than that had a pretty quiet weekend. I spent most of Sunday working on my Pink Panda. It is all cut out and the pieces are sewn together. Tonight, if I'm not too tired from work.. I will turn and stuff and start the face :) I am very excited about this bear! I also spent a few hours organising my studio.. I spent a few hours in the crawl space searching through boxes and totes looking for certain bears out of my collection to keep me company. My studio feels a little more like home now that I have some of my happy little faces to keep me company while I work. I think in a few more weeks my studio will be set up just how I want it.

Hugs and Love!
Melanie

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Addicted to fabric


Back at work today... tying to get up at 6am was not fun at all and I'm still in a semi-zombie State. For the most part I don't mind my job.. but today I am so tired I would pay to go home and sleep.. lol. Anyway, enough Whining :) I wanted to share the Panda I have started. I have been wanting to make this Panda for quite some time so I was very excited to get the fabric dyed.



Bear Hugs!

Melanie