Saturday, December 15, 2012


Thursday, December 13, 2012




Sunday, December 9, 2012

Next show



I will be taking part in the next Teddies Worldwide online show. March 22-24



“It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.”
― Nick Hornby

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New bears now on Etsy!



Hi all, 
I've been working like a mad man on my house renovations.. in between sewing and trying to get the house decorated for Christmas. I'm still not sure where the tree should go this year.. but excited to see it again since last year there was no Christmas.. and the year before that was pretty terrible too.. lol. Actually I'm making it my mission this year NOT to have a crappy Christmas :) :) 

So... what I have managed to do is get some new bears up on etsy! Yay! enjoy AND use the coupon code BLOGFREE to get free shipping!! 



Friday, November 16, 2012

Teddies World Wide online show is now on!


 The Teddies worldwide show is now open!! www.TeddiesWorldwide.com Be sure to stop by and say hello to all the bears.  
Bear Hugs!
Melanie 

 

Sunday, November 4, 2012



Well I've been neglecting the blog again! lol. Things have been crazy busy here.. which is good because I've been getting a Ton of work done! First off be sure to ho visit the Trick or Treat studio tour It closes for the year soon! All of my critters have found new homes.. but other artists still have pieces still available!
So what have I been up to? Halloween, Bathroom reno, basement renovation AND getting ready for the Teddies world Wide Online show - (make sure you go vote!). So lets just say I've hardly sat down except for to sew in  weeks. I'm exhausted but SO thrilled with the work that I've been getting done. I will post some before and after photos of the reno, when it's done. I think in 2 more weeks the stuff that is started should be done and then maybe I can get some order back in this house... that is until I start another renovation project.. hehe.


So I will share a few pics from my Halloween madness. We had a ton of fun despite the very cold weather and blowing snow.






I also hit the Elizabeth antique show on Friday.. I got a couple treasures I will share a photo of them later... I must get sewing! I only have 10 days to get bears finished for the Christmas show!
Hope you have a great Sunday!

Hugs,
Melanie


Friday, November 2, 2012

Teddies Worldwide preview now on!!





 The Teddies World wide online preview is now open so be sure to go vote for your favorite critter in the Collectors Choice Award!




Hugs, Melly

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Making Christmas..... lol.



This will be the next few weeks for me




as I'm now participating in the Teddies Worldwide Christmas show.. 
Always seem strange to be making Christmas at Halloween.. but then I just go back to this song and it all makes sense. lol. 

Speaking of Halloween. I need to start decorating! I'm so behind on everything. I hope it warms enough to put the cemetery up in the next week or so. I don't want to put it up too early. It started snowing the other day.... Hopefully, and this is a MAJOR finger crossing moment, that it's nice out on Halloween. Last year we had a huge windstorm and the power went out. It was stressful and many of my props got knocked over and wrecked in the process. 

Anyway, enough rambling on... I keep nodding off here in the studio so I'm going to get some rest and hopefully start fresh tomorrow and get at least one new bear made. 

Hugs, Melly 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Insomnia = mobile blogging

So. I can't sleep again. So I decided to see if they made an app for blogger for my phone lol. Sometimes I think of the weird things insomniacs do to keep themselves occupied when they don't sleep. Mine always seems to be internet based. Lol
Tonight I traced on 2 new bears. And started to design a new dragon.. And I went on a hunting spree trying to find the piece of felt that I wanted to use in the dragon. I didn't find it. It all my felt is in one container. So I really have no idea were it got misplaced. I must've accidentally put it in the wrong tote. I guess I will keep looking or will have to order something else.... Bugger.
It's pouring rain tonight. I can hear it on the roof. It's very close to freezing though so we may wake up with a foot of snow. I really hope not lol!
Anyway, looks like the mobile blogging thing works. I better try to get some sleep. Hugs!
Melly





Monday, October 8, 2012

ho hum, ho hum...



Been having a Craptastic day today... Didn't get everything I wanted to get done accomplished.. but I got the basement paint almost totally done and finished sanding the holes in the bathroom.

I'm dyeing my hair back to bright red again now that my bear shows are done for the year. I have a couple bears to get up for sale still. Maybe I can get that done tomorrow. They have sort of an Alice in wonderland feel to them... I think I just need to make an Alice to go with them. :)

Had a good Turkey day yesterday but I came home and was so tired so I went to bed and started and finished the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower.. which was very good. They recently  turned this book into to a movie and of course it's only playing on the other end of the city.. I will have to see if anyone loves me enough to be dragged to see it.. lol!

So other than that it's going to be a few busy weeks of sewing! Don't forget that the Trick or Treat Studio tour is still on!!!!!! I have one piece left for sale.. although I've been trying my best to get one more piece added before the cut off.. the impending snow, house renos and other engagements have kept me away from my studio this weekend again.



Hugs! 
Melly

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The things I am thankful for.




It's Thanksgiving here in Canada and this year I am thankful for so many things. Last year I knew I had to make a huge change in my life. I had given up on life, I just accepted the fact that it was never going to get better.  I am thankful for all the wonderful people in my life who stood by me these past years when I was struggling so often. I'm thankful for my friend who was there for me when I thought for sure I was going to crack. I'm thankful to the person who made me realize that nothing was worth what I was going through and life could get better... and who then was there when I thought for sure I wasn't going to be able to make it through. I am thankful for my family who swooped in and helped me pick up the pieces when things were all said and done.
This year life is so much better.. It was a huge adjustment and I had some very difficult days.... but almost a year later and I no longer dread get getting up in morning or coming home at night. My home is now filled with laughter, friends and family... I am beyond thankful for that.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day. I hope each of you has someone you love to share the day with. 

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? 

I will leave you with a few pics from the Edmonton Doll show. It was a fun day.. although quite slow this year due to some other events that were on at the same time. 

My Table

Ellie by Kristina.. she is a genius! She gave this guy to me.. I LOOOVE him!!!

another pic of my table

Pic Kristina took of me at the show :)

Happy Thanksgiving! 
Melanie

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Edmonton Doll and bear show this weekend!




This Sunday Doll Club of Edmonton presents
 "Dolls, Teddy Bears and Toys" Sale. September 30 at the Alberta Aviation Museum
11410 Kingsway Avenue in Edmonton Alberta.
Show time is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. admission is $5.00 parking is Free!

Hope you can make it! 
Hugs, 
Melanie 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trick or Treat tour opens tomorrow!!!




The Tour kicks off a little early this year and you will be amazed at the spectacular creations from my fellow artists and friends! 
Please do stop by and take a peek! 


I have 3 ghoulish creations ready to delight as well as a tour of my Halloween Haunt. I hope you can stop by! The Tour is only online and runs for the month of October. Proceeds from the tour go to benefit the bat conservatory.

Happy Haunting! 
Melly

Thursday, September 20, 2012




It's been a busy few week here.. as usual I guess. The house is coming along with the renovations. I will post photos soon. It looks great what we have done so far.. I really just can't believe the work we have been able to get done in just a few short months. Now slowly getting ready for the Doll show in Edmonton that is sneaking up on us quickly! The Trick or Treat Tour Also starts in about 11 days!! It's going to be amazing as always!! 

 Hugs, 
Melly


 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Come Gimme a kiss :D



One of my Friends sent me this.. heehee!!! I LOVE it! :D




Taking a couple hours off work to hit a few Garage sales with Kristina. Should be fun and hopefully we find a few treasures.... or a few people to kiss.. lol!!!!

Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Halloween is coming! lol.


The stores are full of Halloween goodness already and I'm getting pretty excited. I do have some favourites this year that I will post later. In the meantime I thought I would share a video of my haunt from a couple years ago. It's only 55 days left Till Halloween!!! 


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lilly the wonder kitty.

Lilly helping me put away supplies. :) :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The home that Melly built.



Thought I would share why I'm never posting lately! Life has been gloriously hectic and I'm happy things are finally coming around here.

Before....
After





Sunday, August 19, 2012

True blood or something like it. ...




Not sure of any of you watch the show True-Blood. I started watching it last year and quickly became a fan. I instantly fell in love with this character, Elijah. Wish we we would be seeing more of him.. but alas.. no. I will sadly have to obsess over the few minutes we have with him. lol.

What else is new in Melly Land... I got a new fence... yes I said it!!!  lol. My mom and I also re-stained the old fence that was not falling down and it looks amazing.. I will post some pics of it soon. My home is finally coming around. I am very happy, life is finally getting better!

Summer is flying by here.. you can feel fall in the air... driving me bonkers BUT that just makes it that much closer to Halloween! The stores are getting ready to open up, nothing quite like wandering the isles - filled with delectably demented electronics.  Not sure if I should go Zombie or Vamp this year..... Hmmmmm... I do adore both :) :)

Hugs,
Melly.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

lost in blogspace.. lol.




 I love this pic... so random and rambling :D lol.  So what is new here... I've not been blogging much. I've been keeping very busy with things and renovating the house. The house is looking better everyday and things get better everyday. This weekend I should be getting the new fence, finally after 5 years.I'm  very excited! 
I'm slowly getting ready for the Trick or Treat studio tour. I hope to have at least three new pieces done for it. The ones I'm working on are looking fantastic. I will post sneak peek over the next few days on the tour blog. I am going towards a more creepy theme this year instead of a straight Halloween theme. I'm having a blast with these.

I've started using Bear Pile again so we shall see how that goes. I've not had too much time to work on listings but I should in the next few weeks.

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

Sunday, July 22, 2012



Saturday, July 21, 2012


Thursday, July 19, 2012


Monday, July 16, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Show line up!!!



Teddies Worldwide line up!! Hope you like them. I've worked very hard on these guys. :) 
Happy weekend! 






Online show NOW open!!!!

"Friends of Teddy" Online Show
OPEN NOW!

Teddies Worldwide invites you to our exciting new show, "Friends of Teddy"!
An online show featuring amazing animals (and some teddies too!)
by 75 talented, juried artists from around the globe!
Don't miss this unique, one of a kind show
offering the utmost in quality and originality!
 
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Stop by the show now and come back again often over the weekend
for 48 Hours of fun and excitement!

These amazing animals are sure to be snatched up quickly!
Show Ends Friday July 15 at 4:00pm New York time! 
  
 Come to the show: www.TeddiesWorldwide.com

Friday, June 29, 2012

Teddies world wide preview has begun!

  Be sure to go vote in the collectors choice!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Teddies Worldwide show!

I'm pleased to announce I will be taking part in the Teddies Worldwide show July 13th to July 15th.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sale, Sale SALE!!!!


SALE in my Etsy shop with coupon code 20% off! use code 20OFF 
Yay!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

ideas....



I'm thinking about doing this to my stairs
 


.. Or maybe this..... 

.... or this? lol.






This is sort of where my head is lately. I have been working a bit on 
some new sewing projects but I'm not getting very far on it. 

happy Monday, hope you all have a wonderful week

Melanie

“why can't we love the right people? what is so wrong with us that we rush into situations to which we are manifestly unsuited, which will hurt us and others? why are we given emotions which we cannot control and which move in exact contradiction to what we really want? we are walking conflicts, internal battles on legs.”
― Marian Keyes,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Wow, two whole evenings I've spent on this crazy dollhouse mini idea. lol. I hope I can get this to turn out. It's been so long since I've been inspired. I actually did sketch a new design last week... a Sea-witch Doll. So not a bear.. but I figure it's something floating around in my head... I should try to make it. I'm sure it would work for the Trick or Treat tour, Which I am already getting excited about. 
My poor back is still killing me, I so hope this goes away soon. 
Anyway,I really better get some sleep.... Maybe I can use this excuse??