Friday, December 31, 2010

My new Ellie

Well, I didn't make him but he's all mine! lol. This is the Ellie Kristina made me for Christmas. I love him so much! I've just stolen the photo she took of him off her blog.. lol.



Happy New Years Eve Everyone. Please stay safe and sound!
Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fun day

Had a great day with Kristina yesterday and I got sooo many wonderful goodies AND my very own Ellie!!! I am so excited about him. I will get a photo of him later..... or steal one from Kristina when/if she posts one.. lol!!
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 New Year.

In case I don't get time to write again I just wanted to wish all my friends a Happy New Year. With all luck I will be able to shake the Etch a Sketch of life and hope 2011 will be a year of change and Happiness.

Happy Christmas, Merry new Year! lol Jinx wants more fish for New Year!



Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!
Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Have a very Merry..... Humbug.. lol.

Okay, OKAY.. I have gotten a wee bit into the Christmas spirit, no not drinking! lol.
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.
Hugs,
Melanie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last auction of the year!

Well with all the cold and snow we have had lately I thought it would be the right time to put Sunshine the dragon up on ebay! lol. He is a one of a kind miniature Dragon. Take a peek if you get a chance!


Bear Hugs!
Melanie

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New fairy bear on ebay!


I'd like you to meet Snow Flake. One of my miniature fairies. I hope you like him! 







Another snow filled day!

Well at least it's stopped snowing.. we got a decent amount... People are getting stuck everywhere. I played it safe and got a ride home.. lol! I didn't get a chance to take photos at the house but I did take a few more at the shop.


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!
Hugs,
Melanie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holy snow!


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!
Hugs,
Melanie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Working working working!

I've been working in the studio like a busy little bear lately. Making wings and dragons. I need to move my sewing machine today as it's just not working for me where it is. I hope to put it by the window.. so I can at least see the snow and the little birds outside. .. and speaking of snow! It's snoooowing here. I love how the snow looks but not venturing out in it. Today I will be staying close to home. lol.

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!
Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas spirit auction!!

To get into the Christmas spirit I've decided to do something out of the ordinary! Today I've listed one of my miniature bears on ebay with NO reserve and the auction starting at just ONE dollar! Bernard is a sweet little fellow so I hope he gets lots of bids :) Enjoy!!!



Bear Hugs!!
Melanie

Shoping at Christmas, Bah Humbug.. lol.

Actually, I had a really fun Saturday. I woke up early on Saturday to battle the mall with my best bear bud Kristina. It was a fun yet exhausting day... but I picked up yet more sparkly things to make wings for the new dragons that I am working on. I am excited to see how they turn out.

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,
Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Something good!

Yay! finally some Great wonderful, super-duper news! Got something fantasitc in my email today... The Digital copy of Feb -2011 Teddy Bear Review. eeek!
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!

Bear Hugs!
Melanie

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Seasons.

I'd like to say I'm one of these people who loves Christmas..... I do try, I really do... .unfortunately the stress of the season gets to me and I just end up feeling depressed. I'm sure this year will end up being the worse for that. I've been trying not to think about it but it's creeping up and I am already anxious about it. 

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!
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bears on Bear Pile!

I've listed a few critters on bear pile. Enjoy! I'm offering FREE shipping to the USA or Canada until Friday for anyone who reads my blog. Just mention it when ordering :)

 



Hope you have a fantastic week!!!
Melanie

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Getting life in order

Three years ago we bought a house. The year before that the house I lived in got flooded so everything had to be packed up so they could fix the damage. I decided not to unpack anything from that since I wanted to get a place of my own. Bought a house that needed quite a few renovations.. with high hopes that the renos would be done in a year I left everything packed. Three years later the renos are still not done.. I still have a crawl space full of my things. So, Saturday I decided to start tackling this space.... It's not fun.. lol. But on a good note I've found most of my Christmas ornaments so maybe this year my tree won't have to be empty of ornaments. heehe!
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!!!

Bear Hugs,
Melanie

Friday, November 26, 2010

One day Black Friday sale!!!

Having a one day Black Friday sale on Etsy... staring.... Right now!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Melbears?ref=pr_shop_more


Enjoy!
Melanie

Monday, November 22, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Online show is on!

The online show is on! I've added 5 critters to my show page. I hope you find something you like!
Shipping in included. Please email me at melanie@melbears.com with any questions!




Hugs,

Melanie

Friday, November 19, 2010

Teddies Worldwide Online show.

Tomorrow is the day!! The show starts at 9am New York time. As a show special I will be offering
free shipping worldwide. I have THREE new critters available and they are some of my new personal favourites!
Be sure to check it out!
www.teddiesworldwide.com



Hugs,
Melanie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Relist of Shimmer the Dragon.

 Shimmer didn't sell the first time around on ebay so I've listed her with a low start bid and a BIN.
I usually list my Dragons at $225+ so someone has the chance to get a good deal! Enjoy, 3 day
auction. 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270661957462



Hugs,
Melanie

Friday, November 5, 2010

Shimmer on Ebay

I'm on an Ebay roll getting inspired for the online show coming up! 
I've just listed Shimmer, one of my Dragons on ebay with a low reserve. It's only a 3 day auction so bid Early!!

 

Enjoy! 


Bear Hugs!!
Melanie

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dew Drop on ebay


I've just listed little Dew Drop on Ebay. 



Hope you have a great week! 
Hugs, 
Melanie

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010 has begun!!!

Brains???
Happy Halloween everyone! This is my favorite holiday of the year. I'm now ready to go decorate the yard.... kind of hungry though, maybe some Brains first???? lol!! 

I'll try to post pictures as I get things done... but for now... Out to the cemetery!!!! 




Eyeris and I are ready for candy!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

.....And Then There Were Three

It makes me sad that some people don't think as highly of their animals as I do. My pets are family, my cats sleep on my bed with me at night, watch TV with me and entertain me with their antics. They are bought the best food, given toys and played with. They are loved, they are part of the family. If one is sick, we are upset and worried while they are away at the vet. To lose a member of the family due to old age or illness, we mourn and weep... never forgetting the soul that brought us so much joy and unconditional love into our lives.

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.
Melanie

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Website neglect

The weather this time of year reminds me of the Calgary Bear Fair. It was an awesome show and always so much fun. I really wish someone had taken the show over after Sandy passed on as it was something special. It was always SO exciting with so many artists in one space. We have to settle for the Doll show in Edmonton... which is a fine show.. but sometimes there is alot of vendors selling junk and I feel it really brings the show down. It would be nice to have an all bear show somewhere in Alberta.

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.
Bear Hugs,
Melanie
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Almost October!! Eeek!!!

Late September is always an exciting time of year for me. It's when the stores start to be filled with the delights of Halloween. Yay! This year has been no exception and I've been thrilled to have picked up some new creepy crawly things for my Halloween display this year. One supermarket even had PUMPKINS! I think I squealed with delight as I loaded one into my shopping cart. lol!
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!!
Bear Hugs!
Melanie

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Progress!

I've been spending alot of time in my studio space, getting ready for the Holiday show in November. I tossed some of the furniture and did a whole re-organizing.
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,
Bear Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Winter in September?

It's been really cool here the past few days. I was surprised we did not wake up to a foot of snow the other day. When I went to bed it was only 2c. Yikes. Luckily it was just rain.

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,
Bear Hugs,
Melanie

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teddies Worldwide show is a go!

The following 75 artists will be participating in the Teddies Worldwide Holiday Bear Show online Nov. 20-21, 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

No show - new show

So, I have made the final decision not to do the fall shows this year. It sucks, but as they say when one door closes.. another opens and my good friend Daphne Blau is putting on an online show in November. I am very excited to be one of the participating artists and look forward to making some new pieces for the show! Yay!

Hope you have a fantastic week!

Melanie

Friday, September 3, 2010

Studio time

Today I got a day off work. Yay!!! I spent most of the day in the studio... Unfortunately I was not sewing. I moved almost everything in the room... and I managed to shampoo the carpets. That was a job! I also re-organised most of my sewing stuff and managed to squeeze in my itty little sewing desk that was sitting all alone in the crawl space. heehee. It looks so cute. I should have thought to take a photo.. but I am in bed resting now... my poor feet and back are killing me.
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!
Bear Hugs,
Melanie

Sunday, August 22, 2010

making things easier

There comes a time when you realize that you spend most of your "free time"cleaning. I have begun to think that is all I do on the weekends. Instead of sewing or going out to enjoy life.... I clean. It's not the most horrible thing in the world.. but it gets very tefious... and if I don't clean all weekend I regret it during the week when I can't find things.
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. :)

Night all!
Hugs,
Melanie

Drip Drop

I am having on of those nights where I don't want to fall asleep. I sit and listen to the rain. I think the rain is one of my very favorite things. The air here has been full of smoke from the fires in B.C for days. The rain has washed the horrible smell away... I'm sitting in bed, windows open. All I can hear is drip, drop, drip, blop... all I can smell is that unmistakealbe fresh sweet smell of the rain.

Night all,
Melanie

Monday, August 16, 2010

when I get it.... I get it..

SO... My cold turned into an infected wisdom tooth.. which I then had to go to an emergency dental. *sigh* That was NOT fun at all. I will never go there again. I've looked like a lopsided chipmunk for the past 4 days and have been in horrid pain. At least today it is starting to get a little better. When I get sick I really get it.
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!
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, August 9, 2010

Having one of those days...

his is how I feel.. today... lol. Yep, that is me.. lol!
Who knew my favorite hoodie that did THAT! lol.

Happy Monday!
Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Weddings and nyquil.

Don't worry, I'm not getting married! Lol.
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,
Melanie

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To show or not to show? That is the question.. lol

So.. Sew? lol

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.



Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Be nice

Today when you are out on your daily "grind". Try to send out a smile, a compliment, maybe opening a door for someone else. Do something nice. Try to brightens someones day. Even if it's nothing to you, it can mean mountains to the person who's day you have made a little better.

Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Vacation?

So things have been even more unusually busy here... which I think is a good thing.. lol. Got my latest issue of Teddy bear Review magazine and was delighted to see my bears, some of my ramblings.... AND a photo of ME.. lol! Make sure you pic up a copy. It's a delightful article featuring Canadian artists. Yay!


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.


Cows at the farm.. Moooo!


The Big Mallard duck in Andrew



The big Sausage in Mundare


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!


The UFO landing pad in St. Paul. The aliens did not come to pic me up.. lol.


Giant Perogy in Glendon.



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.

Hugs!!
Melanie

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Blog update.. omg!

Yes, I am still among the living! lol. As usual life has been hectic... seems never ending hectic and I am looking forward to a day when I don't have a list of 50 things to do. lol. I have been sewing a few things lately but mostly orders so there won't be much new. I do have a new Dragon who just needs to be photographed then I will be putting him up on Etsy. He is a larger Dragon and I am very happy with how he turned out.

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 :)
Hugs,
Melanie

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

Facebook

I've started a facebook fan page for Melbear's

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbears-Quality-Collectibles/357256159268?ref=nf

Hope to see you there!!
Melanie

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New bear now on Etsy

I finished a new little guy last night. Little Dew Drop is an antique style bear in a seafoam color that has been dyed to look old and stained.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34471072&ref=em

I hope you like him!
Melanie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blog neglect

Wow where did January go?? *waves* I'm not sorry to see it go as everyday now will bring us just that much closer to spring!

Not too much new around here. I ordered the floor for my new bedroom on the weekend. I can't wait! I've been saving for awhile to get what I wanted.... now I just have to impatienly wait for it to arrive.. lol. I'm REALLY excited. It's been ripped apart for 2 years now and it's about time it gets done :)
I HAVE actually been sewing a little bit. A new dragon has been slowing coming together. I have SO much inspiration lately... just no time to sew :( I think a week off with no interuptions would be awesome! .....* Yes melanie keep dreaming *.. heehee!!


Anyway, I just thought I'd pop in and say Hello... and since I have no new bears to share I will leave you with a photo of my last pair of Chinchill babies that was born here in December.


Bear Hugs!

Melanie

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Coin rolls! lol.

Happy New Year!

I just took this video... I Caught one of my Maine Coon cats, Mouse, playing the the coins I rolled yesterday.. lol.

Hugs, Melanie