Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Busy little bear maker!

We had a long weekend this past weekend Alberta, which gave me lots of time to sew. Since it was -25c is I decided staying indoors was the best plan. I took advantage of that and worked on new bears and critters the whole weekend... well I did take a break to go into the city for lunch one of the days... and took a visit to one of the antique malls. I did not find much but did nab another little curio cabinet. Yay. Now I have one for home and one for the next show I do. 

Thought I would share a photo of the fabric I just got in... all the colors are calling me. I think that orange wants to be made into a big panda!The purple tipped, maybe a bunny? Ah, so much fun!

.. so today I will leave you with a sneak peek of one of my ellies.

Hope you are all having a good week so far!
Bear Hugs!
Melanie

Shimmer on ebay,.

Listing Shimmer the dragon one last time on ebay.
Hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Maybe a reason to enjoy Christmas afterall

I know it's Feburary and not the time to be talking about Christmas... but I just had to bring this up. Yesterday while surfing the Halloween Studio tour blog, I came across something or someone called Krampus. Now if you know me, you know I'm not a big fan of Christmas. I really try to get into that whole "Christmas spirit" thing.. but I'm afraid my heart belongs to Halloween.
Now acording to legend, Krampus accompanies Santa during Christmas to warn and punishing bad children.. Lol!! Now I think I've found something to spark my interest in Christmas.

The antique show is coming up soon here in Edmonton.. so you know what I will be on the hunt for... not just Halloween Post cards.. but now Krampus post cards.





Hope you are having a good week!
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines day!


So the little emo girl hiding inside of me is not a big fan of  Valentines day.... but the hopeless romantic in me always is and always has some romantic notion for Valentines day that never happens.. lol!!!  I am thankful for the little emo part of me that always keeps me grounded and not get disappointed! lol!!! 


Whether you are single or been married for 50 years a HUGE Happy Valentines day to all my friends.
Love and Bear Hugs!

Melanie

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stranger things HAVE happend.

So this morning, armed with a box of my artist made miniatures.... and my new little curio cabinet, I set to the task of putting my minis into the cabinet. Treasure after treasure I looked at each little item with happiness. Then I came to the wee box of my very favorites... the artist made kitties. I bought these the year I bought the house 4 years ago... and without a place to display them I had them put away. I had forgotten what I had even bought and when I opened the box I got shivers.....

Why you may ask? Well I bought the house 4 years ago.. and at the time I owned one black cat. Ghost... in the next few years I acquired, by sheer accident, Mouse... a brown tabby. Then just 2 months ago a homeless stray came into my life... a white and orange cat.. the orange parts being tabby... Jinx. So now I sit here and hold these miniature cats in my hand and it feels pretty strange... what un-nerves me a bit more is there is one more miniature kitty in my collection...


I really hope this does not mean a rag doll or Birman kitten is going to come out of nowhere to me! lol. 3 cats is enough! lol.

So anyway, that is my weirdness for the day and I thought it was cute enough to share!
Hugs!
Melanie



Saturday, February 5, 2011

Freaking good day for once.

I am always afraid to say when I've had a really good day. I hate to admit that they don't happen all that often... but today was just an all round good day. This morning 2 baby chins went to a new Mom and Dad. They seem like nice people so I really hope things go well. Later I went into Stony Plain to run some errands and I saw a little funny shop and decided to go in. Well it turns out they sell antiques, they did not have too much but I did find a sweet little curio cabinet. I will use it at my next show for miniatures.. or will use it to display some of my minis at home. I have been hoping to find one of those little cabinets for quite some-time!




Later I got to go to the Monster Jam.. which is the monster truck show here. I've not been to it in years and had  SO much fun. I loved every minute of it.. although alot of it is staged and rehearsed,  the stunts are real and it was pretty cool.

So tomorrow I plan to work in the studio. I am going to cut out a blue Ellie. Now that yet another Elephant is floating around in my head.... well once I get an Ellie stuck in my brain, there is not much room for anything else... heehee.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!
Hugs,
Melanie

Friday, February 4, 2011

Princess on ebay!

I've just listed Princess the Siamese kitten on ebay.


Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!
Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New design!

I've been in very busy in the studio lately. I actually managed to almost finish the Elephant that has been floating around in my head the past few weeks. I'll upload a sneak peek of him. I think he needs some sort of head gear. I will try to finish that in the next few days. I have a great idea... I just have to see if I can make what I am dreaming! lol.




Hope you are all having a good week,
Melanie