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