Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Golly up for sale.



I've just listed my One of a kind Golly up for sale. She is really cute and very different.





Have a SAFE and HAPPY new year!

Melanie

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas, done, New year... next.

Well we made it through Christmas and now I have a few days off which I am SOOO happy to have. Things have been so busy here. I've been working alot on re organizing the house as things were getting pretty cramped up. Got rid of alot of things and still have some more things I need to part with. It's hard when you like your stuff.. but want new stuff! lol. Something has to go.
I've also been hand feeding 2 baby Chinchillas.. The mother is one of my first place show winners but I won't be breeding her again. Nothing but problems for my poor girl.. and then her babies needed round the clock feeding because she just doesn't have enough milk for them. I am happy that Melly the foster mommy seems to be doing an okay job as both babies seem to be doing good. One girl and one boy and since I won't be breeding mom again I am keeping both babies.

I've not been sewing much, but I think today now that no one is home I will break out my sewing and the new Harry Potter movie as I've not seen it yet. It is really nice to have a few days off. I never have time to do anything I want to do, so it's nice that I can spend a few days relaxing and getting things done. It's a strange feeling!!

But first as soon as I can get a bit more light out of this dreary day I am going to take some pictures of the bears I have made. Anything that I don't have up for sale now should be up by the end of the day.
I am still trying to decide if I want to try ebay again....

Hope you all had a good Christmas!!!
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ramblings of a crazy lady

So I think I just have bad luck. The roofers did not show up and I had 3 people at my house and a Bobcat. I had to be in Calgary that day so I made sure I had back-up people there just in case. *sigh*. I don't think I am supposed to get a new roof.

Spent the Saturday cleaning the house and doing errands.... and I did manage to get the new bears up on Etsy. Sunday I went out to my parents and helped install more cabinets. I'd like to say that is almost done.. but a couple don't fit right so they have to be made again.

I spend Sunday evening on the couch.. it's the first rest I've had in a long time... I just felt icky and could not get warm... But Ghost and Mouse were happy that I was "sitting material" and used me as a place to nap... 40lb's of warm cats helps keep that chill off you! heehee!

So next on my list is making a few xmas ornaments and I want to start decorating the house. It's a bit early but if I start slowly now... I might acutally get there.

I shall try again to leave you with a photo of my latest baby chin!
Hugs, Melanie

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New bears! Finally!

I've just listed 5 miniature critters up on my etsy site! Took me forever I know.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Melbears

I hope you like something and if you are not into miniature's I have a few new
larger guys that will be going up as soon as I can get some photos done.

Bear Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

running around in circles.

Well, I've not been writing much because I've had nothing very interesting to say.... but since things have not gotten much better I will just check in anyway! lol.

I need a vacation.. I am exhausted... it's not going to happen though! lol. I spent the weekend assisting in the installation of the cabinets for my parents kitchen.. they look awesome but we still need another weekend of work there to get it totally done.

Tomorrow, I've finally got someone to do the roof on the house. At least that will be one thing off my plate... as long as they actually show up and do it. I have tomorrow off due to Remembrance day but I have to go to Calgary so that is pretty much a write off day. 6hrs on a long boring road. Blech. At least I don't have to make the trip alone as my Brother and his g/f are going to come with me... I really don't want to drive that far alone.... the big sissy I am.. heehee.

In 2-3 weeks the new floor is going into the upstairs bedroom.. I hope! Seems every time we try to tackle something things go wrong. It's picked out though, it just needs to be ordered and then installed and the closest has to be painted and finished. XX <-- crossing fingers. It has been dragging out forever it would seem.. but will be SO worth it! I've still not had time to get the new bears up for sale.. I have photos of all the minis done. I just need an hour or so to actually get the photos uploaded. Unfortunately I've not had ANY spare time the past month it seems. I really hope things get a little easier soon as I am worn out. I need a break! I want to sew, take some photos or go out shopping one day. *insert pout*

Well I better get back to work here.. I wanted to leave you with a photo of the latest Chinchilla baby that was born here.. but it won't upload so I will have to do it another time.

Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!



Happy Halloween Everybody... I believe it was our most horrible yet! lol.

Had a very hectic day today. Between visiting and getting the house ready.. I am exhausted! I dressed up as Alice Cullen and had a total blast scaring the pants off the kiddies.

I will post some videos next. I can't get them to upload on facebook so I will do it here. lol.
What else is new here.... um, I had a sweet baby chin born last week. Just in time for my birthday. My birthday was fun and I got lots of awesome stuff. I even got a new computer! yay!
I took a few photos of a new mini dragon and a few miniature bears last week.. I just need a couple hours to sit and upload photos! lol. I promise it will be soon :)
Hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Melanie

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thanksgiving or Christmas?

So we already have winter here..... I am not pleased as my Dahlia bulbs are still under the ground so now I have to go dig them up in the snow... AND I can't put out my huge Halloween display outside because the snow will ruin my props. I am just hoping we get a little heat wave and it melts! lol.

I've taken a few days off, well not off work as that has been pretty steady... but some days off from running around like a chicken with no head. I have been mentally and physically exhausted from trying to do everything. The shows totally burned me out and I remember about 8 years ago when I took a break from them.... I now remember why. When life gets so busy that you don't have time to sew... trying to get ready for 2 shows in 2 months is not the best plan. You can't work 24/7 without being burned out... well I can't anyway :) lol.

The funny thing is after taking a week off I want to sew again! lol. Unfortunately my house looks like a bomb hit it. Today I will be cleaning it, digging up my bulbs and spending some time with the chins.



Yesterday my brother and his g/f went to see Zombie Land, it was an awesome movie! I laughed harder than I have laughed in a long time. I can't wait till it comes out on DVD. :)

Speaking of DVD's, the long awaited Trick 'R Treat movie was finally released to DVD on Tuesday. Why this movie did not get theatrical release is beyond me. It was FANTASTIC! Everything a horror movie SHOULD be. Without being so shocking or so horrible that you don't want to look... or having it bother you for days, like most of the new "horror" movies do to me now. Trick 'R Treat was funny and scary and had twists you were not expecting.. and best of all it circled around Halloween. It is an instant Halloween classic. Go buy yourself a copy.. lol.


Well time to bundle up and go dig in the dirt! lol. Hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving!

Hugs,

Melanie

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sale!!

I am having a Sale on Etsy starting today at 5pm untill Friday October 9th.

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

Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Golly!


I finished up a new Golly on the weekend. She is a little different but I love her! She will be available at the Doll show :)



Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I lied..... kind of


Not really so much a lie... well, I know I promised more updates, at least one a week... but I've just not had time to check in and write. Work was hectic all week and I have been battling a cold all week as well.... still am I guess... SO that's my excuse.. lol!
So it's only one more week till the doll show. I can't believe how quicky these last few weeks have flown by!
So for today I'll share a few photos of my table at the show... but then I have to get to work here. I want to have a few more critters done for the Doll show so I need to get moving this morning :)





















Hope you have a good weekend!
Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, September 17, 2009

3 days and counting!

Well this may be my last post before the show (but I really will try to post some pictures Saturday). I will have 7 new mini critters available for Purchase. Plus miniature lamps, litter boxes, jester heads and a pile of Halloween dollhouse miniatures. I did not get all I wanted done.. but there is another show in just 2 weeks and I will have more at that show :)
Hope you see you there!

Dollhouse and miniature Show & Sale
Septmber 20, 2009
Executive Royal Inn
10010-178 St
Edmonton, AB
Time: 10:00- 4:00pm

Hugs!
Melanie

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Work work work work

I think I missed a post last week.. lol. Oh well, here I am now. I've been very busy and working my buttola off getting ready for the show. I've almost got a mini Dragon done and just as soon as I get off here I will be finishing it.
So anyway, I will keep this short today and I will try to get some photos of the few new guys I've managed to get done.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Fall is in the air!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, August 31, 2009

Dollhouse lights and everything nice....

I had a fairly productive weekend and managed to get quite a bit accomplished. I also cleaned and re-organized the studio a bit and sorted out all the bears I am now going to be working on for the show. I have 11 critters so far. I need to have 20. I've also made various dollhouse lamps, a couple needle felted dragons as well as almost finished some tiny needle felted critters.


I managed to get a few new dollhouse lamps, miniature litter boxes and some tiny jester heads/dollhouse toys done. I have been working on them over the last few weeks. I am quite pleased with how they all turned out... and at least happy that I've gotten something done. :)

I had good intentions on getting much more done in the miniature animal line.. but I've decided instead to try to get more bears done instead. I've got many many bears and other critters lined up to sew... now I just need to get home so I can work! lol.

In Chinchilla news my last litter of Baby chinchillas are almost ready to meet their new Mommies. I will be very sad to see these ones go. I've become quite attached to the little devils. I am still trying to decide if one should stay with me... but I think I have new mom's lined up for all of them. :-/ Always a difficult decision to make.... heheee.

But anyway, I had better get back work here. I shall leave you with photo of one of my gorgeous Maine Coon Cats. Mouse, who I can hardly lift anymore he has gotten so big :) He was watching me work from the landing and I could not resist getting a cute snap shot of him.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie






















Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Need to start again

So, I've been doing ALOT of thinking altely.. which is never a good thing for me to be doing. It gets me in one of my dark moods and that never benefits me at all. SO this week I am going to try to get back into the swing of things. Including updating my blog at least once a week... even if I don't have anything all that interesting to talk about.. lol.
I've been working on a few things for the miniature show... but I'm not near ready. I still want to make some tiny little bears.. I could really use a couple days off work to prep for the show.. with no distractions. :-/ Somehow I don't think that is going to happen!! lol.

I ordered myself a new little jacket the other week.. I got it yesterday. I am also in desperate need of some new jeans.. lol. I don't think I can order those online though! I will have to brave the school kids one of these days and make a trip to the mall. Here is a pic of my new Jacket though :) I love it.. I might order one in Black.. lol.

I got a surprise package from my sweet friend Chrissi from Catherwoods... some yummy salt water taffy from NJ... now I'm going to have to order some! heehee. I LOVE swt and the stuff you can buy here is not very good..... and usually only out at Halloween. Yum Yum Yum!

Speaking of Halloween I am starting to see the stores have Halloween things..... I bought myself some cute Halloween Oven mitts the other day.. lol. They can keep the house festive all year! lol.

Well I better get back to work here. Hope all is well with everyone..

Love and Hugs,

Melanie

Friday, August 7, 2009

Working again, yes, I said it!

I've been working in the studio a bit trying to get ready for the Edmonton Miniature show. I can't believe it's only a few weeks away! I am not even close to being ready. I will be working all weekend on minis, minis, minis.

I have been a busy little bee and I've made a website for the chinnies.
http://hallowsevechinchillas.com It is still under construction as I've been trying to work in the studio. But you can see my dear sweeties in all their mischievous glory.

I will try to check in and show you all what I'm up to in the studio this weekend!!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Sunday, July 26, 2009

One step at a time.

I worked in the studio for a few hours today on some miniature things. I figured if I didn't light a fire under my buttola I would have to cancel my shows... which I don't want to do. So I sat down and looked through a few things and decided on a small project that I should be able to finish in a few days. It's better than nothing and I hope it might jump start my creativity again.

It was a scorching hot weekend but I stuck pretty close to home. It was so hot I was having troubles sleeping and ended getting up earlier today then I do to go to work! lol.
Oh well, off to bed right now, I am exhausted.

Hope you all had a good weekend.
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Here, but not back.

Hi all,
So, as of late I've not felt like blogging... or sewing.. or doing my miniatures. I've been pretty sad. I will get back into things soon as I have 2 shows to get ready for and really, not much time before the miniature show.
My 3 chinny babies are growing and changing right before my eyes. I've in love with them all. They are so sweet and innocent.
I will leave you with some photos of them and will be back when I have some happier news and less sadness in my heart.

Love and hugs,
Melanie



Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sad news and happy news.

I'll start with the happy news because the sad news is overwhelming me. I had 3 healthy baby Chinchillas born on the 28th. 2 Ebony and white and one tan and white.

The sad news, my grandmother died yesteday. I had planned to see her tomorrow but she had fallen ill the other day.. they said she had the flu and not to go there because I get sick very easily. I am overwhelmed with sadness. Her and I were very much alike.. but I can't talk about that right now because I can't stop crying.
She had told me she was ready to leave.. but that is not making it any easier.
Today we have things to deal with and they are not happy things.
I need some strength to get through the day.
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Friday, June 26, 2009

On Vacation

I am finally on vacation and have been already having a really great time with Brad and members of my family. Did some shopping and have even been re-organising the house a wee bit.
Today I am going to go work at making my studio use-able then I think I will work on a new Dragon or some bunnies..... still haven't decided which :)

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

new studio is almost done!

Thought I would touch base and just show a photo of what I've been working on...
is it... bears? No.
Is it Dollhouse Minis? nope.
Is is a big monster? sadly, no.. lol.
It's my new studio! and it is looking lovely so far. I am not quite done yet but I think another
day working and it should be ready to create in! yay.

I also get a week off work coming up and am VERY excited about that. I have so many
things planned to make.


Better get back to work here though :) Hope you are all having a great week!
Love and hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Already getting ready for the Fall!

Well, it seems that Summer has finally arrived... which means I now must start getting ready for fall. Keeping with Fall Tradition I just sent in my Registration for the Edmonton Doll Club show and the Edmonton Miniature show.

Edmonton Doll, bear and miniature show
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
Alberta Aviation Museum
11410 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Edmonton Dollhouse and miniature Show and Sale
September 20th
Executive Royal Inn West Edmonton,
10010 - 178th Street
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Hope you can plan to be there. Both have been very fun shows in the past with lots to look at and buy :) .... shopping is always the best part... well besides the gab fest we seem to have! lol.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Floundering


Yes, 2 posts in one day! lol.

I am working on trying to set up the new studio.. I decided since I never work in mine because I am too cold in the basement I would move up to the main floor.

It's not going well! lol. I can't decide where to put what and so I come back to my computer and think. I need to fit 3 cabinets, a TV stand a table and 2 desks in a space that does not allow that much.. lol. I may have to loose a table or a cabinet.. Bugger.


Well, I shall leave you with a quick photo of my latest creation!




Hugs,

Melanie

Thanks for "One lovely blog award"


Hey, look what Sophie from Sophie Z'Ours tagged my blog with!


Thank you very much for this award, Sophie!!




There are a few questions I have to answer now:


What is your current obsession?


Miniatures, Chinchillas and Twilight! lol.


What is your horoscope and do you relate to it?


I am a Scorpio and very much a Scorpio.. lol.


What are you wearing today?


Shorts and an old T-shirt (I'm cleaning and moving furniture today)


What was the last thing you bought?

I bought myself 3 new shirts. I am aiming at cleaning out my wardrobe this summer and getting rid of the old things I don't wear.... to make room for nice new stuff! heehee.

What is your favorite Holiday?


Halloween, I love to decorate the house and it's so much fun making all the little kids laugh and scream :) .

A guilty pleasure?


Chocolate whip cream on my coffee


What is your must have item for Summer?


a sprinkler for the lawn... I may be too old to jump in the sprinkler.. but that does not stop me! heehee.


If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be?


To a good miniature show! lol... I might need more than an hour there though! lol.


What is your favourite piece of clothing from your closet?


I have a favorite pair of Parasuco jeans that I wear way too often. They have an embroidered and painted white tiger on the leg with roses and jewels. :)


What is your dream job?


Probably to own a successful Doll, Bear and miniature shop.


What do you consider a Fashion faux pas?


Wearing clothes that don't fit!


Describe your personal style?

Funky
What are you going to do after this?


Going to go finish moving the studio, clean the house, do some yard work, work on fixing 2 pinball machines, hopefully make a trip to the hardware store.. after I make Breakfast.. lol.


What are your favourtie past-times and hobbies?


Making bears, Dolls, miniatures, learning about Genetics, pinball machines, Halloween, learning about animals, old cars, drawing, Painting, planting flowers.


What are you proud of?


All the challenges I've managed to get through this last year.


Have you got pets at home?
Noo, I have no pets at all.. lololol! yeah right! I have 2 wonderful gorgeous Maine Coon Kitties, Ghost and Mouse, I have 2 box Turtles that I've had since I was in elementary School! I have a White Lipped tree
Frog named Froggy, I have 5 Bearded Dragons, 2 Tarantulas. I also hobby breed Chinchillas.. so have a few of them as well.. lol. Lets just say I spend ALOT of time looking after critters.
I also have a Dog at work and a Kitty at work :) Spooky who I've had for 11 years, he is my darling. And Motley who was a homeless starving little soul someone dumped out at my parents
acreage... the most well behaved affectionate kitty I've ever owned.



So I am to tag 7 others.


Those to follow are to answer the questions on the blog and replace one question that they dislike and make one of their own up.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! Love and hugs to you all!
Melanie

Monday, June 1, 2009

Spring? Maybe

Geez, I think I feel off the Blog planet last month! lol.
Things have been very busy here the past few weeks. We made a trip last weekend to visit Brads Dad in Sylvan lake. I found Brad a little Lawn tractor so he has been having fun... working/playing with that.. lol.
I am in the middle of moving my studio to the main floor... it's taking way longer than I thought it would! lol. That always seems to be the case though! I will be going home to work on it again tonight.
Made a trip with Kristina to the Miniature show yesterday. It was a cute little show I will have to post a few pics of the new treasures I got. We went to the mall after and I managed to find a few articles of clothing and a new purse.. my Poor old purse has seen better days.

So not too much new! I will be working on some new critters once the new sewing area is set up! Time this year is going by much to fast.

Hope you are all having a lovely spring :)
Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Easter bunny has arrived!



The Easter bunny was just visiting my house! The real one! He never brought any treats.. but did spend some time eating seeds that feel out of the bird feeder. :)

Thanks for the Visit Mr or Miss Bunny!


Happy Easter!
Melanie

Spring has sprung!

Finally it seems spring is here! It is sunny and warm out today.. and of course today is my cleaning day so I will have to get that done before I can go out and enjoy part of this day.
We had a fantastic thunderstorm last night, which was cool.. yet a little odd since we still have snow on the ground.

Got up early yesterday and my Mom and I headed over the the Wild Rose Antique show. It was raining a little, but not too cool out, my favorite weather. The show was really fun and I came home with a few new treasures! My Mom bought me a gorgeous Merrythought bunny who is so pretty! It had been stored most of it's life and still has the tag! I also got a few early 1900's post cards that are very fantastic. I want to find a creative way to display them.


So, I've made the scary decision to move my studio to the main floor.. lol. Why is this scary? I have alot of stuff packed into that room... lol. I rarely sew in my studio, it's cool in there and sitting in cold.. well we don't get along. I hate being cold and I spend an hour down there and then find any excuse to come up. SO that is my plan for the rest of the weekend! blah.. but yay!
It will be great to have things sorted out a little better.
After that I want to try to pick up the flooring for the upstairs room. I want that room finished so badly. We are always so busy lately it is hard to get any work on the house done.
We have to deliver some cabinets today or tomorrow as well.... lol, the fun never stops.. heehee.
Hope you all have a fantastic Easter weekend!!
Love and hugs,
Melanie

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ramblings and a new kitty!

This weekend is the Wild Rose antique show. My Mom and I go every year and it's our one day that we get to spend totally together without the stress of actually doing a show. I can't wait, even though I STILL have no truck! Can you believe that? Oh well, I am going to try to get a car for the weekend... Well, I will see what I can do anyway! lol.
I have a 6.5" Siamese kitten done! Yay! Soon he will make an appearance. I just want to make him a little collar or give him a ribbon.
I have also been working on a few new minis. Mostly those little litter boxes. I'm sold out of them..Who knew... I guess my sense of humor is not as odd as I thought it was! lol.

In other news my baby Chinchillas are getting so big :) I am now trying to decide if I can keeping one.. or selling them both.. lol. I will see when they are ready go leave Mom, they still have a month with her so after that I will decide. I will post some new pics of them this week. Hopefully of the new kitty as well. I will put him up for adoption as soon as I can!

I also hope this week to get my Clown bear up on ebay.. I've been holding onto this fellow for too long.. lol. I really like him.. BUT I think I need to give my collectors a chance to have him and not be greedy.

I finally got to see the movie Twilight a couple weeks ago. I loved it. I am now reading the first book, although it may take me a month to get through it with how much time I have to read.. lol. Oh well, who needs sleep. ;) lol.

Hope you all have a wonderful easter, full of bunnies and chocolates!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Sunday, March 15, 2009

In other news...

Hi all!
I swear I don't know where the time goes anymore :(
First news Cher finally had her babies! yay! 2 Healthy sweet little souls. Born March 11. They are beyond cute and I can't wait to see them grow.
I still have no truck.. been pretty interesting getting around but my family has been great and it really has not been too bad. I AM looking forward to getting my truck back though! I need to go shopping one of these days! lol.
In other news Brad started his own company and is now making custom fine furniture, Wall units, Kitchen Cabinets, vanities.. Millwork stuff... Custom baseboards.. etc. So if you know anyone who is needing new cabinets or a special custom piece of furniture let me know. This is a big adventure for us and very exciting. Right now he is building all the cabinets for a gorgeous kitchen... I've been helping him a bit in the garage whenever possible and learning lots more about woodworking.
I have been sewing a bit.. not as much as I'd like to be. I have been thinking about moving the studio to the den... not sure about that yet. Anyway, I've cut out another dragon and today am going to try to work on those kittens! today. One of these days I'll acutally have some new critters up for adoption! I swear!!
Well, better get back to work!
Love and hugs!
Melanie

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wow, where did the month go??

My goodness I have no idea where January went! This have been very busy here and I still don't have a vehicle. Soon I hope! Soon soon soon! soon? lol. Only the auto body place knows. heehee.


Went to see the movie Coraline with Chris and Brittany a couple weeks ago. It was a really fun movie, I am looking forward to the DVD already! I highly recommend it if you like Stop motion movies.. Or movies that are a little odd and colorful. Might be a bit scary for little ones.. but still a very fun and wonderfully put together movie.

This past weekend Brad and I drove out to Sylvan lake to visit some of his family. We had a good visit and got to watch The new Batman movie, which was awesome. I can see what all the fuss was about. Saturday we made the trek from Sylvan to Calgary so I could visit a couple of Chinchilla breeders. It was a really great experience and I learned alot. Both ladies we very nice and helpful I can't wait to make the trip out there again.

So not too much else is new.. My apologies to the people who read my blog. I am still here plugging away. Have not had much time to sew but hopefully this weekend I can have a day to myself to get some work done! I have two gorgeous kittens that need to be finished as well as some colorful little guys that I traced on before the accident.

Soon soon soon!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New little dragon on Etsy


I've just listed my little needle felted Dragon on Etsy.
Enjoy,
Love and hugs,
Melanie


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blog Award


I was honored to receive a blog award from Daphne Blau of Back Road bears AND Vicki From Baggaley Bears. Thanks so much for reading my Blog and actually thinking it worthy of an award. I often wonder if people enjoy reading my garble as much as I enjoy reading others! lol.


Thanks so much! After the week I've had this really brightened my day.
Here is the official accompanying text :-" The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming . This blog invests in proximity in space , time and relationships . These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandisement . Our hope is that when the ribbons of these awards are cut , even more friendships will be propagated . Please give your kind attention to these writers ! Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who will choose 8 more , and include this cleverly written text in to the body of the award . "
I will pass this along to 8 wonderful bloggers later today.
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Update, with just a little whinning.. lol

Well I thought I would do a bit of an update... My truck is still smashed up.. and the insurance company wants to write it off and give me not enough money to buy another truck. So I am trying to work that out with the insurance. It would be fine if I had not just spent almost 7 grand fixing my truck. *sigh*. I did nothing wrong, I just went to work... The dork crashed into me... but I am the one being punished.

So today, I spent 2 hours resting on the couch with Ghost.. I don't sit around much but Ghost seemed happy about it.. lol. My big cuddle bug is the happiest when it's just us. He is a one person kitty :)




I have not been working on my bears.. my arms are still sore and my wrist is still hurting me from the accident. I need to go back to the Dr and have it looked at... I keep procrastinating hoping it will just get better... I don't think they can do anything for it anyway.



Today I just cleaned up a bit and looked at the bears I started a couple weeks ago. They are calling me. I decided to take a few pictures of the fabrics I am working with... As well as some of the projects that I have been working on. Including my little needle felted Dragon. I will try to get him up on Etsy tomorrow. I can't get a good photo of him in this lighting, if it was not so cold I would venture out and get a better one... maybe tomorrow.. lol. I think you can get the idea with the photo here. I have one more almost done in bright pink and blue. I am very much looking forward to feeling better. I am so anxious to get my newest critters made. I am still working on those 2 new Kittens.. AND I am working on a Troll! He is looking very cute so far.. but I am going to keep him a surprise untill he is done :) :)
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, January 19, 2009

Still here.

Well, so far 2009 has not been so kind to me... Friday someone crashed into the side of my truck. I am okay but still kind of upset... and my wrist and back are hurting me which is not making things easier. There is about 4 Grand Damage to my truck. I am just happy and thankful it was not worse... could have been so much worse. I need to get a rental.. but to tell you the truth I am not so thrilled about driving at the moment. I think I will wait a few more days.

So in other news I have 2 darling needle felted Dragons done that I will be listing as soon as I am able to. I was also working on 2 gorgeous kittens and some 4-5" happy colored antique style bears. When I am not hurting so much I will get back to work on them.

Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, January 5, 2009

I did not fall off the earth, I swear! Eeek!

Hi all,
Well, I had a bit of a "holiday".. meaning I still had to go in to work.. but still managed to squeak a few days off over the last week. It was very nice to have a few days to myself and relax, AND sew! An icky stomach virus has been making the rounds in my work and family.. so far I have managed to not get it. Hoooray! People have been so sick, it's scary. *XX that is me crossing my fingers I don't get it.

Santa was good to me Bringing a GPS, a gorgeous Bracelet, a hoodie with puppy ears (sooo cute), the new wow expansion, a sweater and a pile of other goodies too... AND.. AND.. AND a Kristina Bears Elephant! Made by my beautiful and talented friend Kristina Simon. I am in love with this little Elephant.. I may just have to bribe her to make me one in pink.. heehee.. (are you reading this Kristina? MORE MORE! PINK PINK!!! ;) :D lol).

Christmas was nice and quiet. I had my brother and his g/f over for Christmas eve Fondue. That was so much fun. We watched Christmas movies and laughed. It was a great evening and I've really been needing one of those. Christmas day we went and ate dinner at my Mom and Dads. As always my Mom puts on a feast and we ate till we could not eat another bite :)
Brad and I spent the last of the New Year in pure 2008 style... Broken down on the side of the freeway with a very broken Transmission. I told Brad at least it happened before 2009 so maybe we can have a clean slate! lol.

I have been a busy little elf, with my days off I managed to finish Kristina's Christmas Prezzie, which was a newer pattern... a longer neck and larger Dragon. I hand dyed him and then did a sparkle pigment over the felt. I think he turned out pretty cute.. But Kristina seemed love him so that is all that matters :)

I also needle felted 2 itty Dragons and some other little "bear or Dollhouse buddies". I will probably post them on my Etsy shop when I can get a photo of them.. I really need to invest in some photo lighting eqt for these long winters of Darkness... If anyone has some Photo light suggestions please do let me know :) *hug*

I also have started 2 Himalayan kitties that I have just finished dyeing last night.. they are looking soooo pretty. One is a new size (BIG..lol) the other is going to be about 6.5". I am sooooo excited about them. It feels VERY good to be back into a bit of a sewing groove.


What else is new... OH I got another Chinchilla.. lol. His Mommy could not keep him anymore so asked if I could take one more... heehee. Oh, I always have room for.. "just one more" critter... well not always of course, but I could not resist another delightful Chin! :) He is a real sweetie and LOVES chin Scratchies.. heehee. I will ask Brad to take a photo of myself and "Faffy" this week. Cher has still not had her babies.. should be any day now though! I am so excited. I can't wait to meet them.
So I am back to work this week, I should have some New Years resolution... but I've never really thought I needed a new year to make a change. Looking back on 2008, it has been one of the most difficult years. I hope 2009 brings: Health, Happiness, less Challenges, less stress, more love and more time to sew... I will add one resolution, I guess, just to be status quo.. lol.. I want to try to be more organized... with work and with my projects.
So much love and many hugs. Thank you to all who read my blog and adopt my bears and minis. It means the world to me that my bears and critters have loving homes all over the world!
All my best wishes for everyone 2009!
Hugs,
Melanie