Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Halloween, And other Ramblings

It was my birthday on the 25th.. it was one of those.. "omg I'm old Birthdays" so I didn't feel much like celebrating. I did however go out for lunch with my Brad and my brother and his girlfriend. After lunch we went to the mall and wandererd around a bit. It was a good day, would have been better if it was not so cold.. but at least we have the West Edmonton Mall to play at. Brad is still working on the Chinchilla house so it should hopefully be done next week. Then I get to go pick up my new buddy. :)



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!

Hugs,

Melanie

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Dollhouse Miniatures

I just updated my Etsy shop with some of my Dollhouse miniatures. I hope you have a few more up by next week. I know, I know. Halloween is next week.. but I know all my fellow crazy Dollhouse friends work on the Haunted houses all year. lol.. Well, I do anyway!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5641444

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Still alive

So I am still sick.. but surviving. I am almost better, I think, now if I could get rid of the cough and plugged up head.. lol... okay so maybe not better just yet... lol.
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,
Melanie

Thursday, October 16, 2008

One little, Two little... three little Witches

Actually just one witch. I managed to get her done and my Mom loves her. We had quite a few laughs about her "shirt".

I am not good at making clothes.... mostly I just need practice.. but I am just not good at it. I can make Dolly dresses (for antique dolls) or little coats.. but that is about it. Mini clothes prove to be even more of a challenge.
Anyway, here she is in all her glory, my first doll attempt.



In other news I am still really sick so I have not been doing much at all. I can't seem to get rid of this bug. I am worn right out... hopefully I will be feeling better soon. I want to get back into making bears!
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


It's Thanksgiving here in Canada and it looks to be a nice fall day.. a bit on the cloudy side.. but it's not snowing so we will take what we get!

Post show, I've come down with the flu.. or a bad cold.. not sure which.. but I feel terrible. But that is what I have been up to... being a sickie. Anyway, I wanted to share what I've been working on. I need to have this done today so I better get my butt in gear.

This is going to be a gift for my Mom.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Halloween Minis on ebay!

Hi All, I've just listed a few more of my creepy Halloween Dollhouse delights

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/melbears_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ

I will be listing a few more after lunch so please check back!

Love and Hugs!
Melanie

Monday, October 6, 2008

After the show.

So I survived my show.. lol. It was a great day and it was very hectic. So many of my minis and other critters found wonderful homes. I also bought a couple soft pieces of Alpaca that I plan on making into some soft bunnies :) ....... now, where did I leave some energy??? lol. Well I think I will be taking the rest of this week off making new things. I am so tired from all the lack of sleep, excitment, walking and blabing that I just can't wait to go home, and hopefully have a nap.. although I doubt that will happen as I have been neglecting my other "duties". lol.
Tomorrow I will try to list a few more Halloween minis on ebay. I have also been making.... Kitty litter boxes... with little fimo poops.. eeewwww. They are very funny, well, I think so anyway!
I will leave you with a few photos of my table at the show. Enjoy!








Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, October 4, 2008

One more day.. 2 more sleeps.

So yes, I'm up kind of late tonight.. well not late, not in Melly terms, I use to be quite a night owl ... but lately I have been so tired I have been going to bed before 10pm. I am pretty wired about the show and am working on last minute things for it. I managed to get a very cute blue bunny done... well he just needs a tail.. and I have to put the finishing touches on 3 other guys that have been otherwise done. I also made some itty candy apples and am now working on just a few other mini pieces.. although I'd love to have more bears made.. I just don't and there is no use for me to get all stressed out about it. My final count looks to be 15, so no too bad. I always like to have 20... but I can only do what I can do :) I will be bringing my mini lamps and other Halloween mini goodies.. so I won't have an empty table!
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!
Hugs,
Melanie

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Edmonton Doll and Teddy bear show! 5 day countdown

Well only 5 days till the show.. Make sure you come by and say hello! It should be a great show and I am very excited!





Edmonton doll club show and sale.

ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM
11410 KINGSWAY
EDMONTON, AB
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2008
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission is $5.00








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,

Melanie