Tuesday, November 8, 2011

All wrapped up!

Ok because I get excited about new crafts all the time...and have again..let me show you my latest fascination! Wrap bracelets! This is my 2nd one. They are so much fun to make and rather addictive! She who dies with the most mohair wins..and apparently that's true with beads too! LOL.
It's a three wrap bracelet and has a vintage button closure.and since I want to make more and need to support my new habit..this one is for sale!

$ 55.00 and I will pay shipping .
Now let me go sort through my button stash!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall is here!

Well Reilly is the only bear I have left so I need to go back to finishing some i have started. Do you ever start a bear and then get distracted or redirected? I do and end up with several "in process"bears waiting to be born! Too much going on at once! We brought home a stunning chainsaw bear from Chester, Vt last week. He is so beautiful! I will have to post his picture soon! Stunning talent at the chainsaw competition! Fall is here and i hear Christmas coming...ok I'm a self winding stress case.! time for bed right now!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chester Craft Fair-I Love Vt!

We has such a good time in Chester last weekend! Even with the rain there was alot of people in town and  sales were good! I love Vermont but certain towns i hold particularly dear! Chester is just beautiful with all the old historic stone house! There are great restaurants there and in Ludlow, Vt. Fun shops and loads of antiques! Come visit folks, the roads are fine! Color will be peak in the next two weeks we had our first frost last night..so they will start changing in earnest now! Chicken pie suppers, hot apple pies..and Georgette at the Hugging Bear is a little bit of Teddy bear heaven! 9,000 bears and a great collection of Stieff!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Complete Inertia!

I am supposed to be making bears fir the show in Chester, Vt Oct 1st..but so many other things
Keep popping up. Including just sheer exhaustion! We started a simple floor project in the bathroom..click in place vinyl. Which led to a new sink (cuz we had to pull out the old one anyway..) the Terry cracked the toilet re installing it...sloop we have anew one of those to!
Which led to shopping for towel bars we couldn't find. I have officially corrupted him..I showed his some steam punk towel holders made of galvanized plumbing pipe ..and he was off!
They came out great! Very clever my husband! Too bad we ran out of money because we really need to update the tub too! Will post pictures soon! Now where is that bear pattern?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I hate spiders ...

I have been sparing with a spider the last few nights..and he may have a friend . I refuse to think I am seeing 2 spiders because I would have to burn the house down. I have tried in the wee hours of the morning to kill it ( glasses would help but oddly enough I don't sleep in them!) staying a safe distance away. Tonight it was on the base of the sink . AND I MANAGED TO SCARE IT TOWARDS THE BEDROOM! Augh!!! Can't spray I might poison the cat ( the totally useless sleeping ..ignoring the spider cat ) where is my gun?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Work Progressing..dust still drifting!

Well the re pointing of the brick is still coming along. There is still dust to be remove every night before we can open the windows.And more money to be printed..sigh..
My husband has been working steadily on the milk house. Repairing the walls at the moment. Discovered they are insulated! Hope the up coming long weekend will mean more progress all around! And maybe that tree out back will finally start blooming money! Excited truly about the end results but the process can be so expensive and tedious!

Monday, June 20, 2011

I have staked my claim!

After years of working on our old house we have finally arrived at a where there may be a new garage this summer and mostly cleared land where the barn was. We kept the little milk house because we just couldn't part with it. And yesterday I said MINE! I want a studio of some sort! And this is apart from the house..it's concrete based and therefore fire proof mostly! And lo and behold my own little elf is out there repairing the roof on it today! Yeah. I told him if he cleared more of the high grass around it I would help...not liking the snakes that use go be residents !I mean BIG snakes for Vt. Aauughh.. Makes me crazy just to think about it! Have to photgraph the progress! Smile! Just ran out and snapped a quick photo.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My flea market find!

Isn't he a cutie? I have been wanting a new small bear and there he was on a table just waiting for me!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Introducing Reilly!

I don't know how to describe his color..it isn't rust or even close to pink..but it sure is pretty with its dk. blue backing! He has wool felt pads and German blown glass eyes. I lifted one paw because its hard to see but most of my bears have these huge thick paw pads..the better to hug you with! He is $140. plus S&H His nose is hand stitched in two shades of brown and there is light shading on his muzzle. the pictures are pretty true to color.Hope you love this bear as much as I do!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Long nosed bear in blue!

I am finally getting around to adding bears to the blog! Isn't it awful how working for a living interferes with the fun stuff? But then again it pays for it too...! Do what you love kids!
One of my long nosed bears ( my version of the Steiff cone nosed bears..fell in love with one on EBay I couldn't afford! ) in a beautiful navy blue mohair. "Karl" has blue wool felt pads , and is lightly weighted with copper shot. German blown glass eyes and a daring green hand stitched nose complete his look! Karl is $140. Plus shipping and handling.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Bear..in Red!

 This is a lovely vibrant red mohair and her 
face is a white curly matted mohair. Wool felt pads and German glass eyes complete her  look!
Her name is :Hope" and she would look lovely this Memorial with a flag to hold ( maybe I will sneak one in with her!) or equally fun at Christmas! She is filled with polyfil and beads for weight and all the love I could stuff into her! ( Hmmm,... Valentines day!) She is $140. plus S&H

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Bear to Post!

Ok I am Finally making time to post Pictures of the new bears! Hope you like her ! She wears a vintage doll sweater and I have shaded her face and distressed her a bit. She is for sale..$110.00 plus S&H. I accept PayPal and checks ( will hold until the check clears) She is a lovely soft pink Mohair with antique shoe button eyes. Firmly stuffed with Polyfil and weighted  lightly with copper shot. Not child safe!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Trying to keep a schedule..HAH!

But if at first you don't succeed! Start over! So I am taking an online class in extreme sculpting over at Easy Bear U! You should check them out! Fun classes! I will add more pictures soon, just have a few more work and family obligations to take care of this week. Sometimes its too dark really to photograph well by the time i get home! It would be lovely not to have to work wouldn't it? Then I could play in my stash of crafts all day...in the meantime..stay dry! ( its raining here again)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New England Teddy Bear Gathering

I did so enjoy meeting some new ( to me ) artists last weekend! There were some stunning bears  and critters! It is always inspiring no matter what art form your you favor to spends time with talented people who share your passion! I often take classes not because I  need to .. but because its more fun to work with a group; laughing and talking...sharing tips,,getting to know each other! Now if I could only  FOCUS at home! LOL

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New England Teddy Bear Gathering

Well the day is done. All bears are packed and ready for home! The collectors that came were buying and we all had a great time. Daphne put on a great show as always, but due to the lack of volume of collectors and artists coming out to the shows..this will be the last one for awhile. It's a shame because there were some stunning pieces there today!
I will add mor photos after my nap! Long evening at night and I'm looking forward to dinner tonight!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Still feverishly working!

Not much time until the big day! And as usual I am behind the 8 ball! No matter how much I try and plan ahead
life gets in my way! I didn't completely unpack yet because it will save time on Friday..at least I'm hoping it will!
I need to gather up some things for the" swap and sell" event Friday night! Hope you all will pop in and see that! Great fun to see what other artists excess "stash" reveals!  I bought another lovely black fur jacket cheap at an auction, I just couldn't resist! Sometimes they have the most beautiful linings! Hope to see you all  there!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another beautiful day in Paradise

That's actually literally ! Paradise Pa! Lovely here today. We found one of the local restaurants we love so much. You know the kind the locals eat at but not usually the tourists? We were shopping in Blue Ball a few years ago and found this little place near the old fire station. Great food cheap. But we were laughing tonight because you can tell how few people they get who are not local by the "who are they!?" look on everyone's faces.and the quick stop and start to the conversation. Like the gun fighters walking into the saloon!

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Ok another bear done!

This is My challenge bear "Grace" . She will be available for purchase at the Spring New England bear show in Nashua N.H. the weekend of April 15 and 16. Hope we see you all there! Grace is a bit shy.. She hasn't actually been
Accessorized yet! But as we are still traveling she will have to choose that special look after we get home! Looking forward to getting together with friends and collectors!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New IPad arrived yesterday !

So my first post from my new IPad! Very cool but am curious why my background does not show on my blog? Junes' does! Hmmmm

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The bears are coming!

Finally finding the time to work on some new bears! Work has been thankfully busy! Vt is getting snow again!
And vacation is coming up soon!  So here is a sneak peak at the beginnings of new bears for the April show in Nashua New Hampshire!

Finally a chance to focus on Bears!

The bears are coming the bears are coming! well they are trying! Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the "in the works" bears!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Welcome to My Newest Blog!

I have discovered the world of Blogging fairly recently but I am hooked! What a fun way to connect to people who share your interests! Along that vein I have decided to change from the old website I have had to this blog to showcase my bears, because I like the fact that I can just talk to people about Teddy bears and well just anything! I am currently getting ready for a show in NH in April so I will have more bear photos soon! Please visit often while I settle into my new "home" here! Company is always welcome! I'll put on a pot of Coffee and we can sit and chat!