Sunday, January 29, 2012

My new and old studio!

 My new Studio room
My old studio room.. lol. Much better ;)

I am very thrilled to finally have my pinball machines in a place I can play them. I worked on them last night and got most of them working properly. I still have to level them and clean them.. but at least they are here. 
Going to try to get some new bears up today among other things so I better get off the computer and get at it. 

Hugs!
Melly

Saturday, January 28, 2012

TBR and TB&F Merge

Interesting news... http://www.teddybearreview.com/articles/59-news/202-teddy-bear-a-friends-teddy-bear-review-magazines-merge.html 

I really hope they keep the TBR creative flare!!!

Melanie

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A friend sent me this the other day and oh my.. Karen, I think you will like this! lol.

Hugs, 
Melanie

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oranges and lemons:

 

My Mom would always read this to me before bed when I was little.. no wonder I'm strange... lol! I thought it was SO funny and would laugh and laugh. 

Oranges and lemons

"Oranges and lemons" say the bells of St. Clement's
"You owe me five farthings" say the bells of St. Martin's
"When will you pay me?" say the bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow rich" say the bells of Shoreditch
"When will that be?" say the bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the great bells of Bow
"Here comes a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head
Chip chop chip chop - the last man's dead."

Monday, January 23, 2012

I found this quote the other day and it really stuck with me.... 

"If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it's the only thing that can save you" - Siobhan Fahey
Things have been going along here. I've been having more downs the past few days... Seems one thing after another lately.. but I'm trying to stay positive. To top it off my grey kitten, Minion has been ill. She has a rare virus that the vet can't do much for.. We are just praying she gets better. She has had a tough start to life and we all love her so much. Today she is feeling a bit better so I hope she can turn around.
My studio is pretty much ready to work in now.. a bit more cleaning and sorting and then I will move on to my supply area. I want things to be organized again so I can at least find things. Nothing more frustrating than trying to create and not being able to find your supplies.
My wee Minion waiting for a fax :)
~ Melanie

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Longing for summer...

I wish it was summer .........

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Trick or Treat??? YES!


I am pleased to announce I will be taking part in the Trick or Treat Studio tour for 2012! I know October is a long way away but I am already getting excited. I had SO much fun last year and I already have some special new critters who are floating around in my head waiting to be made!


We have had a cold spell here the last few days. Can't complain really as it's been such an awesome winter this year with hardly any snow and awesome temperatures... I am still longing for those warm summer nights though. Cruising on the highway out to the lake with the windows open and the stereo on... Ah.... I can feel the warm breeze.. lol!!! 

Things are good here though, thanks to the people who have asked! It means the world to me to have all of you out there.  I've been having up's and downs... but things get easier everyday!
Hugs,
Melanie

Sunday, January 15, 2012

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.


Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Down to the nitty gritty

Hi all,

Well it's time for me to come clean about what is going on with life here. My relationship of many years ended. It has been a difficult time and I've shed many tears and have had many a breakdown in the past couple of months. It is all done now and I am starting to pick the pieces back up. I am ready to start over again though, looking forward to the future again instead of not.

I'm moving my studio so I've not been working on anything. I hope in a couple more weeks all will be set up and ready to go. I had been working on a zombie and I think my Friend Karen from Scratching at the Window has inspired me to make a Krampus :D lol! I can't wait.

So that is what has been going on in my life here.
Hope all is well with all of you!!
Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Another one that made me laugh. This is totally me on a hyper day.
Melanie

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

This cracked me up...


Happy New Year everyone! I am thankful 2011 is gone and done with. It was a rough year but I hope 2012 is going to be a better year. It started off much happier already with a great New Years get together with friends and family.
May 2012 bring in happiness and the best of everything!
Melanie