Tuesday, February 21, 2017

And so it begins....

I'm lucky to have been accepted to participate in this year's TBAI which will be held in Syracuse, New York, in July. For information on that show, you can click here: www.TBAI.org
Each year, the participants are asked to create a gallery piece along the year's theme. My gallery piece for the show is Camelot! It's my choice of a magical myth that has always intrigued me. I thought you might like a peek as this gallery piece comes together so check back for updates as my ideas take shape between now and July.
So. Here we have King Arthur in his beginning days. He has no "eye makeup" and his head is not attached to his body, but I think he is quite handsome - sort of like Robert Goulet when I saw him perform the role at the Chrysler Theater in Virginia Beach in the early 90's. What an experience! and I hope I can translate some of that magic into this piece as I add Guinevere and a lovely setting befitting that "shinning moment that was known as Camelot!"

Sunday, February 19, 2017

First Daffodil of 2017!

Each year I marvel at the first tiny miniature daffodil that pops up in my front yard. This year, to my surprise, I noticed this little fellow on Valentine's Day! What a gift of love!! I must check, but I think this is surely the earliest this gift has arrived.

Through the winter, I've counted on this pot of pansies on my front porch to bring a smile whenever I see this bunny with his offering. It's amazing that these flowers can look frozen and as soon as the sun comes out, they are perky and happy!

Wishing you days of blossoms and sunshine to enjoy them by!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentine Panda in my Etsy Shop!

I've just listed sweet little Angelica in my Etsy shop! If you'd like to take a look just click here:
If she does not appear on the shop page, that means she's been adopted!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Angelica has been adopted! Thanks Pat!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Tiny Valentine!

I'll be listing this very tiny panda in my Etsy shop as soon as I get some photos when the weather permits. I just took a few snapshots when she was born so you could have a peek! She's very tiny, but made from "extra extra long" teddy fur.  I've been listening to the soundtrack (a gift from Kim) of the broadway play "Hamilton" lately, so I think I'll name her Angelica! I'll be sending an email to all who have signed up to be notified of new bears available just as soon as the listing is done. I take photographs outdoors so it may be awhile. We are having a very rainy winter!! 

Yes, I think she looks like a little angel!

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!