Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Well, summer is over.. lol.

Yesterday it was +20c, I had customers calling to see if we fix air conditioning..lol. (you have to keep us cold weather people cool.. lol). Today it's snowing again! lol. Ah, we Canadians have to be born with a good sense of humor. I swear mother nature just likes to tease us. On a good note the snow is not amounting to anything yet.. yet.. lol.

So I have some good news! I found the fabric to finish my bear AND my pattern. Yay! I can't wait... it's been some time since I have been in the mini bear mood. I have so many tiny ideas!

But anyway, it's month end today so I need to get to work! Can't wait till the end of the day, we are going to pick up blinds for the living room! Yay!
Hugs!
Melanie

Monday, April 28, 2008

Another Monday

Well it finally stopped snowing! yay! So now it's melting and hope it doesn't dump more winter on us till spring, summer and fall are over.. lol. (wishful thinking! ha!). Went to the mall with Kristina on Saturday and had a good time. I got a very cool display piece for my shows. I think it's a candle stand.. but it will work great for little bears! yay!
I also worked on 2 little bears on the weekend. I have both half done.. but am having a problem with one... I have his head....... and I can't find his patten and the rest of the fabric to finish the rest of him! ACK! So now I have this sweet little bear head and can't finish him. Usually I don't work like that. I cut all the pieces out... but this little fellow is about 1.5" tall and I didn't want to loose the pieces... oops... So that idea didn't work out so well! I'm sure once I spend some MORE time seaching I will find at least the fabric. I can always make a new pattern for the body. It's just frustrating when I actually get myself working and then something like that happens.
Sunday Brad and I went out with his rc helicopter and he got to fly it for about an hour.. with no crashes! yay! It was such a nice morning.
So it's back at work today and I just want to be sewing at home.
Well I had actually better get back to work, it's going to be a busy day I'm sure!
Hugs!
Melanie

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The snow is not stopping

Well the snow is not stopping.... and at the rate it's going we are going to have another foot! I am getting very tired of being cold and damp. Everytime I have to go outside at work the snow is up to my knees and even up to my waist in some areas.. and because it has not slowed for a minute they have not got the machines out to clear it yet.. lol. Brrr, go away winter!



I had to take a photo of my brothers corvette...... corvette, a small low to the ground sports car... that is now 7 feet tall in snow... lol. You can't even tell it's a car! This pic was taken yesteday and it's snowed all night... and it's still coming down!





So, I bought myself one more little present.. this will be the last one for quite awhile I'm sure. We received some bad news about Brads knees last week.. and it's now sinking in. I don't really feel like thinking about it right now.. Just happy Teddy Bear and Dollhouse things! :) :)


Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, April 21, 2008

Never ending winter




I don't think winter is ever going to end here. It started snowing on Friday and has not stopped. We pretty much just stayed home all weekend, with just a trip to the food store and the hardware store.. lol. Got to eat and work on the house! lol.

I worked on some minis for quite a few hours Saturday, but things were not turning out how I wanted. I finally gave up and watched No Country for Old Men, which I was not overly impressed with. The acting was good, I just don't think it was my kind of movie. On a good note, Juno is out on DVD now, so I want to pick that up this week. I loved that movie and can't wait to see what extras they put on the DVD. That will be a pizza night for sure! heehee.

I've been feeling a bit down the past few days so I ordered myself a 1:144 scale dollhouse kit



It's sooo teeeeny tiny! I can't wait to see it.

Well I had better get back to work!
Hugs,
Melanie



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The craziness of work


Is craziness even a word? lol. I think I am going crazy, so I guess it doesn't matter. Some would say I'm already there... so want to join me? lol. Work is very hectic and I've been so tired at the end of the day, I've fallen asleep on the couch... just in time to wake up and go to bed.. lol. So I've accomplished nothing this week.. I guess it is only Wednesday but I am feeling bad that I can never seem to get what I want done.

Anway, I have one bear order for a sweetie that is just like this bear. He is about 4.5" tall, but in a yellow fabric, I promised him a few days ago but in my sleepy state he is only half done.


I also have a wee bit of other news. The Edmonton Doll Club show has moved days and venues so I will be attending the show this year with my bears and critters. I am also going to attempt to do the miniature show this year as well. We shall see how that goes! lol. I am not the fastest creator of things, but I will do my best. I have lots of ideas and no time..

Well I better get back to work! lol. I'm sure the boss would love to know I'm blogging instead of working.. teehee.
Love and Hugs!
Melanie

Monday, April 14, 2008

Antique show weekend




Wow, it's been a busy few days! The living room is done.. minus some holes I have to fill on the new window casing and baseboard. It looks sooo nice! I will post a photo after I get those holes filled, hopefully this week.


My Mom and I made a trip to the wild rose antique show on saturday. We had a fun day and I managed to find myself a little dollhouse treasure, a little limoges chair. I will take a photo of it this week. I met up with Kristina and her Mom (they were there shopping too) and they made me the cutest little donuts for my dollhouse. Special Green and Orange ones with Sprinkles.. heehee. I will get a photo of them as well..... I always seem to be a week behind in my photo taking. You can see some of her work here http://kristinabears.webs.com/apps/webstore/




Well I shall leave you with a couple of photos. One is from last week driving to work in the fog. The second is what my truck looked like after going to visit my brother and driving down his driveway.. teehee.






Love and Hugs!
Melanie