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