Friday, November 20, 2015

It's Showtime!!

Hello from "Sweet Mr. C.!" You can see him and his friends at the Teddies Worldwide show by clicking here:

Here are my other pieces for the show:

Finley the Elf

Pippi - Panda Bunny

and Pumpkin Latte!

Of course, Fluffy is included - he was in my last post! 
I hope you'll drop by the show and see all the wonderful bears and friends!!

All my bears were adopted within 7 minutes!! Thanks everyone!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fluffy - Preview Bear

This little bear who's all in a dither sorting out the Christmas decorations is called "Fluffy!" He's about 4 inches tall, has 5 cotter pin joints, stands nicely by himself and is made of the super soft Tissval fabric. Fluffy ismy preview bear for the upcoming Christmas Teddies Worldwide online show.

The Teddies Worldwide preview page is now open for viewing!! The show will take place November 20 -22. Do take a look at the Preview Page by clicking: and vote
for your favorites.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Another day in beautiful Yorktown!

While my friends and I enjoyed a gorgeous day with a picnic in Yorktown, Virginia, Rocky was the first kitty to try out our new comfy couch being delivered back at home under Kim's supervision!

Ships were in on the York River and families enjoyed the beach as summer comes to a close.

I arrived early so as not to be late and had a walk around before meeting my friends.

Grace Episcopal Church has been here for a very long time - in American terms anyway.

It's still in operation!

Some lucky folks live right on these historic streets!

What a view!

It's so quiet and peaceful - a perfect spot for a get together with my wonderful creative friends!

And Rocky finds the new couch a quiet and peaceful place for a nap!!

As does Kim's Beaker!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mark your calendar!!!!

I'm looking forward to participating in this wonderful show!! The Christmas show from Teddies Worldwide is always spectacular!!! It seems a long way off, but it will be here before you know it!!
Plan to visit!!! For show info click:

Saturday, July 11, 2015

New Bears in my Etsy Shop!



I've just listed the two tiny bears above in my Etsy shop! Both are about 4 inches tall but are as different as can be! Fluffy is made from the softest Tissaval fur you can imagine and Blossom is dressed for a garden party in a lovely green dress my daughter, Kim, knitted just for her. I hope you'll stop by the shop and read all about them!

Both bears have been adopted!! Thanks so much, Jill!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Hermione

Last weekend was exciting in Hampton Roads as tall ships visited the ports. We went to Yorktown where the Hermione from France was visiting after her maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

Many artists displayed their wares at the event including my friend and clay instructor, Lynne Oglesby.
Jason was along with us and chose one of her mugs

Picture quality doesn't do it justice but I was taking the photo from the back seat of a moving car! Lynne's charming illustrations make her pottery so special in our home and now in Jason's new home!
Haven't shared a Zentagle tile in awhile and I know I was working on tiles with the alphabet as strings. I'll have to look back and see where I left off, but this one, as you might guess, was the letter "O". Let me know if you are tangling and share one with me!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sneak Peek

I've been working on my ad for the September issue of Teddy Bear and Friends - yep, seems a long time until September but that's publishing! - and made this little gray lady who stands 4 inches tall for the project. My knitting wizard daughter, Kim, made this delightful little dress for her with some amazing yarn from The Verdant Gryphon she had left from a beautiful shawl she recently finished. She and I will be listing bears and knitted accessories soon in my Etsy shop.
The one of a kind (because of limited materials available) young lady shown above will be offered in the Etsy shop after the magazine with her ad is mailed. Just thought you'd like a sneak peek! To be fair, I cannot offer her for sale before then, but check back here in a couple of months for info on when she'll be available.
Our plan is to have bare bears and outfits available separately so that you can dress the little bears - or not - to your satisfaction. I'll have more info on that soon!
Do check out Kim's Ravelry page to see some of her magnificent pieces! KimGriffin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thank you Teddy Bear and Friends!!

The phrase "you could have knocked me over with a feather" comes to mind! I knew that a lovely article about me written by Pam North was to appear in the upcoming issue of Teddy Bear and Friends magazine, but what a surprise to see Dandy Lion on the cover of the digital edition this morning!! Thank you Pam, Joyce Greenholdt, and all the staff at the magazine and Jones Publishing, Inc. What a surprise and what an honor!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

From there to here!

This tiny tangling panda had a few steps in his development.

Tiny head first gets nose and eyes!

Then a body - and I can already tell he's a sweetie!!

His little eyes are painted.....

And the white is added to each eye!

And after a quick Zentangle® lesson, he's making beautiful panda art!