Monday, March 31, 2008

The mess you make when you paint..



My weekend was full of working on the house.. We have been procrastinating lately and our living room has been sitting, vacant, half painted. We decided to paint the living room red and black.... and I can say with full conviction that I don't want to paint anything red again. I love the color, it looks fantastic! .... BUT 6 coats of paint (and yes we did primer) I have never been so tired of painting the same room.. lol. It is done now, well we have to finish the baseboards and window case still. Brad made them and they are just wonderful. I can't wait till this room is complete.. mind you then we still have to continue into the dinning room... lol!


I have a small bear order so I will work on that tonight after I touch up the paint on the ceiling. It feels really good to finally be getting some work done!

Love and Hugs!


Melanie

Thursday, March 27, 2008

And now for something completely different.


I decided on trying to make a miniature of my Maine Coon cat Ghost. Made out of wire and Alpaca, for my dollhouse. It didn't really turn out all that well.. but I thought I'd post a pic of the poor soul anyway. I've also got a photo of the fantastic Halloween cookies that Kristinas Mom made me. As well as the eyeball Gumballs Kristina made for me! heehee. I am spoiled :)


Hugs!

Melanie

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

After Easter...






We had a nice Easter at my Mom and Dads house. Brad and my Dad had fun with their remote control helicopters (photos later).. untill they both crashed leaving at least one very pouty man.. heehee. This week has been one of those non sleeping weeks for me so far. I've had to force myself to get out of bed to go to work.. There are days I wish I could stay home and sew all day :)
I have been in the studio a little bit! I swear I have.. I started sewing on a fantastic little

antique style bear. I love the color.. GREEN! heehee. I am waiting to hear if the Calgary bear show is going to be happening this year or not.. I have a new bear and a new Kitty that I want to list on the website.. BUT I have been saving them for the show.. but it's looking a bit grim if it's going to be or not, so I might just forget it and list them. It is hard to work and make enough bears for a show.... Even with how much I want to do shows.. it gets to be a bit stressful and that is not what bears are supposed to be about. :)
Well, better get back to work!

Hugs!
Melanie

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Almost Easter!???

Bah, my goodness the time goes by much too quickly. I have managed to hurt my back Sunday so I have been hobbling around whinning all this week so far.. lol.
I went out on the weekend to the art store and the mall with Kristina and had a fun fun day. Kristina gave me some extra yummy Tan Long Pile.... if that wasn't enough Kristinas Mom made me a tiny plate of Halloween cookies for my Dollhouse :) They are soooo cute. I will be sure to take a photo of them (just as soon as I get my camera back from Brad.. lol).
So in all truth I have not been sewing much, work has been so hectic that by the time I get home I just don't have any energy left. I am planning lots of new little ones.. and also trying to decide which (if any) shows I will do this year. I just need more time to sew and craft and less time at work! lol. Don't think that is going to happen but one can dream :) :)
Hope you are all having a fantastic week so far!
Hugs!
Melanie

Monday, March 3, 2008

Voting day.. and Monday!

Well I'm getting grief for not updating this enough! lol. Things as usual have been very hectic. Saturday I went out for lunch with my brother then Brad and I went for a drive to get his Bithday present fixed. I got him another remote control helicopter which had a glitch right out of the box. It is fixed now and he has been getting the hang of hovering it..... in the living room! lol. Good thing the room needs at least one more coat of paint as he has hit the walls a few times with his smaller Heli.. lol.
Sunday we went to my parents house.. Mom found a pile more of my stuff and it's going to take at least one more trip. Which is kind of a bummer because I thought we were finally done moving! I strive never to be the packrat that I already am... grr.. lol. I need to learn to get rid of things... Which can be very difficult when you are good at hording and collecting.
I also worked on my little St Paddys day bear, he is really pretty. I can't wait to get him done, I just need more time!
.... and just in time for the Provincial election .. we are in the midst of a snowstorm. I am going to see if I can get off work a little early as I have a little bit of a highway drive to my polling station and I must vote! I always say you have no right to complain if you don't vote.
So not much else is new here! hope everyone else is having a less snowy day!

Love and Hugs!
Melanie