Sunday, January 17, 2016

TOBY's for Billy and Lilly!

Billy

What a wonderful surprise to learn of two TOBY awards this year for my panda Billy and my bunny Lilly! Each of these are about 4 inches tall. Billy lives with Pat and Lilly lives with another Donna. Can't wait to tell them! Many thanks to Teddy Bear and Friends magazine and those who selected my bear and bunny for the awards!!
Lilly

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Forward to Spring!


Two fur orders arrived today. I had Spring hues in mind when I placed the orders. Both are from Etsy shops - the lavenders from the Ukraine and the other pastels from Italy. All of these pieces are viscose fur - so lovely and soft!
We are still escaping extreme winter weather here in southern Virginia and green rye grass planted for the season as well as wildlife are in abundance.
This sweet woodpecker looks for lunch in a holly tree just outside a dinning room 
window.
When I came in from photographing the new fur a beam of light from a treasured Christmas gift caught my eye. This stunning crystal bell sits in a cabinet right next to another window and sunlight shines through beautiful crystal casting rainbows to enjoy!

Can't wait to see the little bears and bunnies I'll find in all that beautiful fur!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Bear in my Etsy Shop!







Toblerone is ready to come and join you and to be your Valentine! I've just listed him in my Etsy shop, so I hope you'll drop by and find out all about him. Please click here: www.etsy.com/shop/donnaandthebears
Toblerone has been adopted!!! Thanks 
So much!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A little peek!


The new little chap has passed Rocky's inspection!


When weather permits (when it warms up!) I'll take some photos outside so that I can present him to the world in the Etsy shop!! This wonderful Tissavel fabric which he's made from is so soft! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Year's End


Do you suppose if he's born before the end of the year, I'll get a tax deduction?? Guess not, but this little fluffy chap is well on the way. Sometimes I make the body first and have it standing by for the head (which takes the longest), but the head was first for this little guy as I wanted to see what face would show up in all the fluff - some of that great viscose I've gotten from Anna in Italy. For those who haven't tried it just go to Etsy and enter "viscose" in the search spot.
I think he will have a name and be complete in time to don a party hat for New Yeat's Eve! By the way, I didn't forget - I know he needs ears! hehe :0)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Holidays!




Thanks for all the wonderful greetings from around the world! I've put them on a mirror trimmed with gold bamboo which is in my kitchen. If you look closely, there's a blue rectangle in the middle (my iPhone) with me behind it taking the photo!
And some sweet little animals on my windowsill!
For my birthday today, my family and I are going to lunch at P F Chang and then on to see the new Star Wars movie!!
May the Force be with you!!

And what a sweet addition to my greetings!

A card from all the kitties in my care - with help from a very special friend I've known as long as I've been making bears
as Donna and the Bears!! A big thank you to my friend who lives where the postmark is from!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Spring continues!

 


Rio Samba continues to open enjoying this warmth - as am I! I'm working on tiny bears early in the day and then working outside - playing really - cleaning the deck, raking, mowing, hauling leaves....
Bliss!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like...

well - Spring!


My Rio Samba rose is in bloom! Here in southern Virginia websrevexperiencing beautiful weather with temps in the high 70's! The cool is coming, though, but  
As I like to say, one day closer to Spring!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A gift


As I was coming into the house after a trip to the gym today, I spied a tiny yellow Dandilion flower perking up at me. Certainly early by the calendar's reckoning, but it cheered me to see this gift. Unexpected things are often the best!