Friday, December 31, 2010
Happy New Years Eve Everyone. Please stay safe and sound!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
It's been nice having some days off even though it's been stressful here. Today I am going to go work in the crawl space I have so many things to sort through and I will be listing some stuff for sale as soon as I can. Mostly fabric and some Barbies I think. When the crawl space is all done I will be a very happy Melly.. lol.
Tonight I have a party to go to so I am looking forward to that. They are nice people who are not drunks so I know it won't be one of those awkward stressful things I'm usually dragged to.
Sooo, I shall leave you with a photo of the Panda I made for Kristina.
Monday, December 27, 2010
|Happy Christmas, Merry new Year! lol Jinx wants more fish for New Year!|
Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I don't think I will ever be a merry elf but I do my very best. Tonight I finished two ornaments for 2 special people. I hope they like them.
I have to work tomorrow even though the shop is closed.. but I didn't get all my work done today so I will go in and finish up and make sure my customers I've not had a chance to chat with know we are closed. It's been SO busy at work lately... Which I love... I seem to be much better at my job when it's busy.. when it's slow I procrastinate on everything.. lol.
Hope you all have a wonderful Xmas eve tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I'm just getting ready to list another little bear up on ebay. He is a sweet little snow fairy. I'm really excited to be making some fairies again. It's been awhile!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I took this outside the office door just a few minutes ago. Blah! They are advising people not to travel.. lol. Little late now! It's still coming down and with how heavy the sky looks I doubt it's stopping anytime soon.
Hope you are all having a safe warm day!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I'm also working on a special critter for Kristina for our Christmas swap! Shhhhh.. teehee. I am really happy with how it's turning out.. but you will have to wait till she gets it.. so no peeking!
Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday I put up a few Christmas decorations.. I still have one more tree to get up and an "elf" to costume. Then I will be done. I will post a few photos when I am finished.
So not much else new here.. just lots of working and getting ready for Christmas and new critters!
Hope you are all keeping safe and warm,
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Stephanie from Teddy Bear Review Magazine has done a WONDERFUL article on myself and my good friends Sarah Medina and Rosey Day.... about artists and facebook. I am so so very pleased to have been included! Stephanie is a fantastic writer and did a wonderful job on the article. Not once did I cringe! lol! Thanks Steph!!
Do make sure you get your copy of TBR magazine!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I want the holidays to be filled with fun and family and decorating and going skating, walking in the snow holding hands with a person you love..... living, loving life and enjoying the company of the people you care about the most.... Baking cookies and singing Christmas Carols at the top of your lungs and laughing till your face hurts. That is Christmas to me. I wish it was actually like that again. It's been a long time.
So for now you can call me Miss Grinch because that is how I feel! lol.
I watched 'Letters To Juliet' last night.. it was a cute feel good movie so I'm glad I got to see it. Next of my movie list is 'Remember Me' which I've been told is sad so I might wait on that one.. lol!!
I've been working on some ornaments to put up on etsy.. but at the rate I sew I'm not sure when they will be done.. lol. I will try though! I'm also working on 2 new Dragons that have been floating around in my head for quite some time. They should be very cool. Some "flighted" dragons will be making their debut as soon as they are ready. I am very excited about them.
Hope everyone is keeping well and Happy Wednesday!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
When I am done this overwhelming project I will be doing a fabric giveaway! If you want to be included in it just be one of my blog followers. It's that easy!
Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend and keeping warm... I shall now go back to "the dungeon" aka the Crawl space of doom.. heehee!!!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
free shipping worldwide. I have THREE new critters available and they are some of my new personal favourites!
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I usually list my Dragons at $225+ so someone has the chance to get a good deal! Enjoy, 3 day
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
|Eyeris and I are ready for candy!|
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Then there are the other people........
Last week one of my family members, who live in the country, came across on their door step a wee starving soul. It had been eating their garbage... a young starving cat. It had obviously been dumped by someone with the usual thought that "oh it will go to a farm and be a farm cat". This does not happen.... These animals usually get hit by a car, eaten by a coyote or hawk.. die of exposure or starvation. I've seen so many of these cats over the years hit by cars. Cats dumped by people are not given some great freedom. They die. The average lifespan of an outdoor cat is less than a year.
After much discussion with family the fate of this wee soul was decided.. the little one who chose a house looking for shelter and food, no longer hungry but still homeless... He would go to the pound in the nearest town. This decision bothered me all night.. I could not sleep and when I did all I could see was the face of that animal, starving and just wanting a home with love. Today, he was taken to the vet for vaccines and to deal with some issues.... and a neuter. Tonight a new little family member will go to his home forever, my home, till the day God takes him from me. He will never again be hungry or cold, never be unloved or unwanted.
Animals are gifts. They are not last weeks news, they have feelings.. they are not a current trend or something that makes you look cool to other people. Please, please for the love of all things, if you can't keep or don't want your pet anymore, for whatever the reason. Take it to an animal shelter or a rescue. Don't dump a domesticated animal to starve or freeze to death. They are not wild animals and have no way of fending for themselves.
Even more, if you do not have a stable home... think that a puppy or kitten is just cute when they are little... If you think a pet as a "starter" to having a baby, and when the baby is born you "no longer have time for it".... If you are not commited to giving this creature a home for life then please just don't. If you feel your child needs to "see the miracle of life" call an animal shelter.. they are usually in need of people to foster already pregnant animals... please don't make more just for the sake of making more. The humane society is often at it's capacity for cats... which means they can't take animals in need.
..... and the good thing is, the people who read my blog already know these things. Most teddy bear people are also animal lovers. I've yet to meet one who isn't. What I write is for the ignorant people.... and I've met enough of them. Some of them are relatives to people I know.... my pleading about how they dispose of animals.... it just gets me the "crazy lady" look. They don't get it... probably never will.
I'm sure not one of them has ever been comforted in dark times by soft paws and wet noses... at a time when you think the world is at it's darkest... a glimmer of hope, of love, from a living creature that would never betray you or make you feel less of a person... and would even give it's life to protect you.
Hugs to my animal heros and heroines out there.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So in other news of the week... in the next few weeks I am going to do a website overhaul. I've been procrastinating because it is going to be ALOT of work. It does need to be done though. My poor website has been the same layout for at least 9 years now.. yikes!
I will be retiring some of my bears as the fabric I use to make them is no longer available. I still have enough to make some of them... so if there is a bear or critter you have your heart set on please let me know and I will make it for you before I close the edition. I hate to retire my old friends... but new friends will take their place and I hope you will enjoy them as much.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Ghost liked it too as you can see... heehee!
Well so far it's been a non stop weekend here.. nothing new there I guess!! lol. Got my new little "blue room" all painted and it looks great. I will take photos after I put the floor in. Should be next weekend or during the week if I can.
In other news, I've added some solid wood signs to my Etsy store. They have been created from a hand made CNC router that Brad made himself. I have designed some of the signs that he has created, I hope you like them! If you have any suggestions for signs you think people would like to see made feel free to leave a comment :)
That one is for my Halloween display lol!
Hope you are all having a great weekend!!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thought I'd share a little photo. I've since moved my mohair from totes to the wire shelves
in the picture. It works great for mohair!
Now I just need to get working!!!
Hope you are having a good week,
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
So not too much new here. I went to the miniature show on the weekend and got to spend some time with my friend Kristina and her Mom from Kristina bears and Brigitte's minis. I felt sad not being able to do the show.. but things have just been to much work lately. I am not wonder woman and I have to accept that.
I did get a few little trinkets for my doll house I never have time to work on... One of these days maybe.
Last night I started getting rid of all my, once beautiful plants from outside.. . I don't think the neighbors want to look at my dead flowers.. lol. That always sucks, and since we had snow at the end of May.. well I am disgusted with our summer this year. It was too quick.
Well better get back to work,
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
All Bear by Paula Carter - Paula Carter
Apple Dumpling Bears - Shantell Whitney
AussieFelts - Narelle Hill
Back Road Bears - Daphne Blau
Barron Bears - Sharon Barron
Bear Paws by Roxanne - Roxanne Propp
Bear With Me Enterprises - Gail Hancock
Bearleigh Bears - Susan Leigh
Bears and Roses - Ina Smirnova
Bears by Sue Quinn - Susan Quinn
Bears by Tracey - Tracey Smith
Beckoning Bears - Tammy Wamboldt
Blondheart - Kelly Dauterman
Booh Bears - Janice Woodard
CatherWoods - Chrissi Catherwood
Cobblestone Creations - Laura Majusiak
Country Bears - Clare Davis-Tedd
Demonstrative Bears and Friends - Cynthia Sickler
Desert Mountain Bear - Joanne Livingston
Dog Patch Critters - Nancy Dontigney
Dolls N Dreams - Tami Lahey
Donna and the Bears - Donna Griffin
Duffyantiques - Brenda Power
EJ Crafts - Eva Summers
Essential Bears - Wendy Chamberlain
eTeddys - Alison McKee
Furbearsake - Lori Simon
Gone to the Dogs USA - Sheryl Morrow
Hager Bears - Donna Hager
Happy Little Souls - Melissa Kemp
Heirbears - Jane Woodard
Jazz Bears - Virginia Jasmer
Jellybelly Bears - Sarah Medina
Jessica Lee's Little Creations - Jessica Felton
JRB Creations - Jeannette Bashore
Karen Alderson - Karen Alderson
L J Bears - Lynette Littlejohn
Laurie Lou Bears - Laurie Wicks
Les Bears - Lesley Stipanov
Little Leaf Bears - Shanna Hiniker
Lombard Bears Australia - Linda Down
Mary Dowd Bears - Mary Dowd
Melbear's Quality Collectibles - Melanie Clark
Merry Bears by Annei Leung - Annei Leung
MJ.Bears - Melissa James
Mo Bear Designs - Jane Blowes
Mutz Tootzs - Amy Thornton
New Avenue Crew - Debora Hoffmann
Not Just Bears - Lois VonGunten
Pandy Potter Bears - Amanda Withington
Picture Books Studio - Louisa Bauer
Pinney Bears - Margaret Jackson
Pumpkin & Pickle Bears - Gemma McKenzie
q.D.paToOtieS - Lisa Thoms
Real Deal Bears - Christine Healey
Rosey Day - Rosey Day
Sally Anne Bears - Sandra Hobbs
SammiBears - Samantha Lutterotti
Sarian Miniature Bears - Sarah Savage
Sew Special Bears - Jackie Slade
Silly Bear - Aleta Breese
Skye Rose Bears - Sandra Piper
Teddies by Laura Lynn - Laura Matthews
Teddy Folk - Dorothy Stuhr
Teddybuys - Sue Jennings
Terries Bears - Terrie Kalaputas
The Patchwork Ark - Carolyn Robbins
Thingumy & Co. - Bry Richardson
Tiny Bear - Tina Jensen
Tuppies Teddies - Denise Eastwell
Vermont Harvest Folk - Doreen Frost
Walnut Tree Corner Bears - Gail Parsons
Wayneston Bears - Wayne Lim
Wazza Bears Australia - Peta Smart
Woodbury Park Bears - Raewyn Todd
This is going to be one incredible show! The largest online teddy bear show ever!
Bears and other critters of incredible quality and variety will be offered by so many of the industry's very talented artists!
This will be one show no one should miss! And because it's online you can come with a cup of your favorite beverage, wear your jammies and stay as long as you like!!!Visit www.teddiesworldwide.com often for updates!
Sneak peek coming November 10th!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Hope you have a fantastic week!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Tomorrow I am tearing all the shelving units in the room that used to be the closet before the master bedroom was done. I HOPE I can find a spot for some of them in the studio. I can't wait,. Then I get to paint that room and lay new flooring... lol. The "fun" never stops.. heehee.
Hope you all have a safe and fun long weekend! Fall is in the air my friends!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
So instead of just cleaning this weekend I decided to get rid of things. I have hopefully made some deals on some items that are worth money... and some things that really are not are making a trip to the goodwill and to the dump.
Today I finished removing all my stuff out of the old "closest" which is a small bedroom. I now have the chore of trying on and deciding what needs to go... what I wear and what I can part with. I am not very good at getting rid of things..... but I am VERY good and buying stuff.. heehee! I already took a few bags of clothes to goodwill.... and who knew... I don't miss any of them, since I never wore them anyway.
I hope in the next weeks I can finish this task and make life a little less burdened... easier to keep tidy = less cleaning = more time to do things I want to do. :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
So yesterday I did venture out to the Home Depot and got a few plastic totes for storing things. They were on sale.. and Purple. Two of my favorite things.... heehee. I want to get sewing again soon but have to get my studio back in order. I am getting rid of my TV and TV stand.. which pains me.. but it's for the best! lol. It takes up alot of space and I can use that space for my fabric... which I think is more important than the TV.. heehee.
Not much else is new here, I am so behind on everything being sick for almost 3 weeks now. Oh well, I guess the mess is not going to go anywhere! lol!!
Happy Monday everyone!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Spent this past weekend in Sylvan lake with Brads family. His Dad and stepmother decided to get married. The wedding was a small but crazy affair. The day after I got home I ended up coming down with a cold/flu. There were loads of germy little kids at the wedding so am not impressed being sick. I've not been sick in over a year.. been SO careful to stay away from sick people..... I knew I should have brought my hand sanitizer. Lol. But I'm at work and plugging away at least.. full of Cold FX and dayquil.
Not much else new here. I have been trying to simplify life by cleaning things out and getting rid of things I don't use or need. It is a good thing and makes life alot less cluttered.
I've got an extreme itch to sew some bears. I will have to clean up my studio a bit and decide what to start on soon :)
Hope all is well with everyone out there!
Love and hugs,
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I've been contemplating whether I can handle doing the shows this year. So far the miniature show is a mini no. I know I can't manage to get enough done to fill a table. I will attend to shop.. as long as I don't FORGET like I did with the miniature show earlier this year.. lol.
So on to the doll show.... I really want to do the show but don't know if I need the added stress of trying to get ready for it. Getting ready for a show is alot of work... I don't get much of a break between home work and work work.. and at home and when I do get a break it's usually instant Zzzzz Zzzzz.. lol!!
I will decide over the next few days. I have a wedding to attend, a room to paint and a floor to install. Plus one of these days I need to make a trip to Calgary. Oh, and I still need to get the new critters posted on Etsy... AND I have some Debbie Kesling fabric I am going to list on ebay... lol! So not sure when I'm going to fit 20 bears into the next 2 months.. I am going to try though. I will be sure to let you all know as soon as I know ;)
I will leave you with a photo of a custom bunny order made for one of my customers.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
In other news I spent a few days on a road trip to the 100th anniversary of North View farm and the 50th anniversary of Brads grandparents. It was quite a shindig and there were SO many people there. It was a bit overwhelming for me but I still had fun and Brad humored me by taking my photo at all the "roadside attractions" we found on our journey up to the farm.
Me taking a break from being back seat driver.
Horse drawn wagon at the farm.. I went for a ride and it was so much fun!
Also during this "vacation" we finally got the roof done on the house. It's been a struggle to get it done but the awesome crew at Lakeside roofing came in at 8am and the WHOLE thing was done and totally cleaned up by 5pm. Amazing work and I could not be more pleased... now on to the next thing, blah! lol. Never seems to end but the house is really starting to look amazing.
I DO have a new Dragon and a Kitty to post for adoption but I'm not sure if I will get time to do that this weekend yet. Have people here helping with the house and I could really use a break myself. Oh well, just 365 days till the next Vacation.. lol.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
In other news the new bedroom is pretty much done. Yay! Just a few finishing touches and it will be totally done. It is so nice to have the extra space. Feels like a whole new house! lol. It's VERY purple :) :)
I have been going through my Miniature fabric and if there is enough interest I will be listing some of the fabric I bought from Debbie Kesling. I bought her fabric stash when she retired years and years ago.. and I'm afraid with how many bears I make in a year I am just being greedy keeping it all. It cost me a small fortune and I don't think I would ever even break even selling it.. but it is a waste sitting in a box when it could be made into bears.
What else is new here.. not too much at all :) Just work work work.... work on the house, work at at work... work on bears.. work with the chins.... lol. At least I can't say I'm bored!!
I hope all is well with everyone who reads my little ramblings :)
And since I have no new bear photos I will leave you with yet another Chinchilla picture of a baby born here. lol.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I hope you like him!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010