Friday, January 13, 2017

Snow in my Etsy Shop!

I've just listed Snow in my Etsy shop! I hope you'll visit and see her other photos! Since she was born during our recent snow storm here in southern Virginia, I made her a tiny crown and necklace so she could be queen of the Snow Festival!! I used tiny silver seed beads and 3 mm Swarovski crystals for these. If you'd like to make one for your bear or doll, check back soon and I'll show you how!

As I was typing this and trying to list the link - I found out that Snow had already been adopted!
Thanks so much Sue!!
I'll be back with those crown instructions soon!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A TOBY for Gabriela!

Gabriela wins 2017 TOBY Industry's Choice Award!

Thanks so much Teddy Bear and Friends Magazine!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Little Peek!


This little bear will be available in my Etsy shop as soon as I can get outside and take some good photos! We've had some frosty weather here in southern Virginia and this little bear will be called "Snow"!


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oh MY!

What a spectacular Birthday gift! I guess becoming a septuagenarian is a pretty good thing!!
Thank you Thank you! Taylor, Pat, and Bill

Monday, December 26, 2016


Today I am 70. I share with you a photo of my beautiful antique Lion birthday present from my husband Travis! Isn't he (well, both of them - gift and giver) grand?!!
I've thought about this milestone for sometime, but this morning it doesn't seem daunting at all! I'm being taken out to lunch by my dear family and will enjoy my gifts of art, books, and candy - and of course this great Lion (no name yet) throughout the day!
Life is good!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Clever Design

I'm always on the lookout for objects to use while photographing my little bears and bunnies and elephants and turtles and kitties and....

I recently found this glass mushroom at our local Farmers Market which also features clever crafts from time to time.

And just take a look at what this is! A bottle glued to a bowl! The lady who created it had a whole booth full of recycled and reclaimed items which might otherwise be discarded. I'll add her info as soon as I find her business card....must be here somewhere!! Clever lady!

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Show is On!!

The Teddies Worldwide show has begun! I hope you'll visit at and see all the wonderful Holiday joy in the faces of all the bears and friends. 
My "Gabriela" is pictured above with her jumble of ornaments!

And here, she'd just like a hug!
You've already seen Penelope and Pascal in my last post - my preview piece for the show.

Additionally, I have 
Pepper Minty

Holly Ann Ivy
(don't you love the name!! Thanks Jasmine!)

and Toblerone!
(who loves ornament surfing!)

I hope you like these bears (and pony) and will enjoy the show!

All my bears were sold by 12:06!!! Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy the show!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Teddies Worldwide Preview !

Penelope's Wish! A Panda Pony Named Pascal

The theme for the upcoming Teddies Worldwide show is Holiday Wishes. My sweet little Penelope panda got her wish! I hope you will visit the Teddies Worldwide  preview at: to see all the wonderful Holiday Wishes. You'll have an opportunity to vote for your favorites!

Friday, October 28, 2016

More Photo Lab fun!

Here's sweet little Harry Potter  in a "starry night" option!

I think
 These artsy renderings are even better than the original!

But he's pretty swell just as he is, don't you think??