Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shimmer the dragon on ebay!


I've just listed one of my Dragons on Ebay. Shimmer is a pretty girl made from a very cool mohair that has gold strands woven into it. I made her wings as well! I hope you like her!

Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cricut machine.

My Cricut in scheduled to arrive today... I've never wanted to see the UPS truck so much. Lol. .. but
when the tracking # changed to "out for delivery" I started to get pretty excited. It's sort of funny how new things can really brighten up your day.
I love watching the videos from Robynstamps.



I will be posting a dragon on ebay this week for sure. I took photos last night but of course they did not turn out. So tonight I will try again. :)

Hope you are all having a good week.
Melanie
It's been kind of quiet in Blog land here. I was not sure if I should do this post..  I try to keep my blogs upbeat as possible, but I don't think this will be one of those postings. Sunday we got word that Brad's aunt Daria passed. She was a very nice person and one of the few relatives that always talked to me.. and never made me feel weird. She was always interested in everything you had to say. I remember fondly showing her my bears and miniatures when she was over, she was actually interested in them and that is a rare occurrence with non bear collecting people. She was even one of my first blog followers. She touched the lives of so many people with her blog, people who were suffering with the same disease that stole her life.
I hope where she is now she is not in pain anymore and she is up and brighting the days of people who need it.
Please keep her close family in your thoughts. I can only imagine the pain they are going though. I did not know Daria well but I know she was a good person and taken too soon.
Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Movies I'm actually looking forward to seeing this year!

I am a huge movie fanatic... but sadly the last couple of years have not given me much to look forward to in the way of movies. Happily two movies for 2011 are getting me very excited. Water For Elephants is one of my favorite books... when I heard they were making it into a movie I was thrilled... THEN I heard it was starting Robert Pattinson.. who is one of my favourite young actors I was even more excited! I hope they do it justice as it's a wonderful book.




The next one I'm excited about is Red Riding Hood. It's directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who did the first Twilight movie.. so I have some high hopes for this movie. I hope Catherine can do wonders with a larger budget.


It has sort of a Sleepy Hollow feel to it does it not? So the thoughts of these 2 movies have been inspiring my dreams and work lately. I must stop buying fabric and actually get some new things made! lol!
Melanie

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Can you Imagine?

Can you imagine, I finally ordered my Cricut Imagine!.. heehee. I've been wanting this machine for awhile but with the price tag attached to it... well I kept going back to the the less expensive models, thinking that they would probably be good enough. Well in my procrastination I recived a message from a friend of a SALE... oooh, I love sales... and this was a good sale! So now I just have to wait for it to get here.. 7-10 days. Hopefully it will get here sooner... I am so bad at waiting! lol.

Hope you are all having a great week! I will be listing either a bear, kitty or dragon this week on ebay but I'm not sure which one yet!
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's never going to stop!! ??

It's STILL snowing! I spent the weekend at home, my only outing was to Home Depot to get some supplies for finishing the closet in the bedroom... 4 years of waiting! Well it's not totally done yet.... but the counter-tops are on and that is a big step. I can't wait until I can say it's totally done. It looks so nice, it is by far my favourite room.

The roads going to work this morning were terrible, driving really slow seems to be the trend of the season. Here are a few pics I took outside work. The cars are just lumps of snow. I was going to walk out onto the street but the neighbours and us have people out clearing snow so I didn't want to risk getting squashed. lol.



The snow lump is my car.. lol

car? what car? lol


warning - lumps of snow may contain automobiles


   
poor little car
 




Hope it's bright and sunny where you live! lol
Hugs,
Melanie

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Not exactly BBQ weather

Well, I have to admit, the weather here is starting to get to me. Today I just wanted to get out of the house.. but when it's snowing and -25c you don't really go too far. So today I cleaned the house then designed a new Ellie. I've not made an Ellie for quite a few years so I am looking forward to seeing how this one turns out. I used the yellow fabric I dyed the other night. Tomorrow I will see if I can get part of it sewn. So I thought I would share a couple photos of my deck..


I don't think I will be BBQ-ing for awhile.. lol.

Hope you are having a good weekend.
Hugs,
Melanie

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fabric fun

I stayed up late and dyed some fabric last night. I can't wait to make something out of the gold. I already have a new design in the works.... I just hope it turns out the first try lol!!






Happy Friday!
Melanie

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The maze of snow!


Thought I would share a photo of the road outside where I work... lol. It's like a maze there is so much snow. It's quite cold here as well. -26c this morning although that is really not that cold..... spring will be a blessing.. lol.
More snow is predicted. Not sure where they are going to put it. :-/
Chilly hugs,
Melanie

Monday, January 10, 2011

Glory the Golly on ebay!


Hi all! I just listed a special Golly on ebay. Glory is sure to brighten even the darkest day. 





Enjoy! 
Bear Hugs!
Melanie

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wow

Well after a week off work I think I forgot how much work "real life" is! lol. I've not had time to work on anything this week. *pout* lol!!! I have had time to obesses over a new toy I want. I'm sure most of you have heard of a cricut machine. It's this magical machine that cuts shapes out of paper. I have really no clue what I would do with one.... but my mind has been working overtime of why I need this item. haha! Now to decide which one I want.... Who knew there were so many choices. I think the Imagine is calling me.. but I might have to settle for the Create to start with as it's more in my price range.





So anyway, that is what I've been doing. working and obsessing over things I don't need! lol!!
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to work

Back to work today and I am beyond tired. Getting into the routine of sleeping in does not work well when you have to get up for work on Monday... lol. Oh well, just have to make it through the day.
I've been working on a few bunnies on and off the past week. Yesterday I got the urge to make tags.. so I went and bought everything I needed to make them.... but then of course work has put a damper on my efforts.. lol.
Maybe I will get time to work on them after work this week. 
Well, better get back to work!
Hugs,
Melanie