Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quick check in!

Just popping in quickly, today is my last day of work before a week vacation. I'm not going very far from home... Maybe to Calgary to visit a friend.. but other than that I will be trying to do some fun things around home. Fishing, shopping with my Mom, going to the lake with Kristina ... these are high on my priority list.. lol! The postal strike is off so I will be taking photos and listing some new critters as well. I will post here when they are up!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New website indecision .. lol.

I need your opinion... yes you... lol. So I've been working on  new Melbears website as my old one was made by me over 10 years ago and it's very difficult for me to update quickly and efficiently. This is what I've come up with to replace it... http://melbears.webs.com
I would of course move it to the melbears.com domain.. but I am not sure about it. What do you guys think? honest opinions! My old site still up http://www.melbears.com
Blah!!! I don't know! lol!

In other news, the rain stopped today after a solid week. I don't find the rain bad at all actually, I quite enjoy it (shhh!.. lol)  but it is starting to flood in parts so at least a day for the water to soak in a bit is good. I know we are headed for some big thunderstorms now with all the moisture. Should make things interesting! :D

The post office is still on strike.. but I have been working like mad on new critters regardless. I am very excited to be working on some Halloween pieces for the Trick or Treat Halloween Studio tour. They now have a blog at http://halloweenstudiotour.blogspot.com/ for updates for the tour. I am making some very special one of a kind pieces for the tour with a portion of the proceeds going to the Bat Conservation International.

Hope you are having a good week so far!
Melanie

Friday, June 17, 2011

Black cloudy day.




Just snapped a few photos of the scary looking sky. If you can imagine it's getting more black as the afternoon goes by.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rain drops keep falling on my head.....

Been a bit of a frustrating week. I have a bunch of new critters to list for sale but the Canada postal strike is making me want to wait to list them. I am able to send other ways but I was quoted $130 dollars to post a wee bear to Australia. Wow, that is not going to work. It's very frustrating. I hope they figure things out soon.
I've been working on critters for my fall shows and starting to dream about Halloween... I know, it's the beginning of summer. I do love Halloween all year round though. I found a perfect costume for one of my helpers to wear this Halloween...... It's a bit big for me.






Lol! What do you think??? heehee. It's a it pricey though so not sure if I really want to start my Halloween season dropping that much of my Halloween budget on one item. I have SO many things I want to get this year. *rubs hands together*

For sewing inspiration I'm watching the AMC series The Walking Dead... lol! I can't wait to be able to show you what I'm working on!  Heehee! It's POURING rain here with a tornado watch ... the perfect sewing weather :)

Bear Hugs!!
Melanie

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wow! My house is for sale...


Well, not not the house I live in.. but my dream house. It's not too far from where I live now and I've drooled over this place since I was a child! lol. It's been for sale a few times over the years. I've always been in love with it.


Yep, this is right up my alley, and yes, it really is a house. Can you imagine Halloween at this house?! With secret passages and everything... It's been all renovated now and no longer looks like a 80's house inside. Now I just need to win the lotto! Ah, one can dream. Or maybe I'll start kissing some frogs and see if one turns into a prince. Ha ha ha! Mmmwwahh! ;)

Hugs!
Melanie

Monday, June 6, 2011

Running on empty

 
Time zooms by when you are busy. It's been a hectic few weeks here and I've been a bit down in the dumps with news that a work friend of mine was leaving the province. I don't find many people in life who get me... very few... the sort of people who can giggle over the stupidest thing in the world.... people who can find humor in even the darkest things... those people are not common.
My job involves dealing with grumpy people who give me little, if no respect. It's not easy but I have always taken comfort in the very few people who I get to talk to in the day who make me laugh and really, without them I find it difficult to face the day. I miss our daily chats and goofiness. I really hope he does well with the move.. and I'm sure he will. He has a good soul even if he doesn't know it.


Since it's spring and spring being when babies seem to be born.. I have been busy with my chins causing me issues. Usually things go smoothly and all is well.. but when things don't go smoothly, they go very badly.. and now I'm feeding little ones every 2 hours around the clock. I'm exhausted. I think this is why I get so annoyed at people who say so cavalier that they want to breed... they have no idea the commitment you need to be willing to put into it. It breaks your heart and make you wonder why you even do it.



So we better have some happy and bear news in here as well... My red Ellie is in the latest issue of Teddy Bear review. I will be auctioning him on ebay just as soon as we know what is going to happen with the postal Strike. It's very frustrating as I have new stuff to list but don't want to risk shipping when a strike is looming.


Well I had better get back to work here, I hope you all have a wonderful week! 
Bear Hugs, 
Melanie

Saturday, June 4, 2011

It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel. - Author Unknown