Monday, May 9, 2016

Have you tried the Photo Lab app yet?

Here's a special little Fairy Butterfly bear made from silk fur. He's such a sweetie (made for a special birthday gift) and I've been having some fun with Photo Lab on my iPhone.
What do you think??

Isn't that fun!
And now for my Grandkitty Frodo!
Hope you like the photos!!

Friday, April 8, 2016

New fur!

Just received these beautiful pieces of Italian 9mm viscose with names like - cookies, creamy, and cocoa! Sounds like a teddy bear tea party in the making!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Cherry Blossom Time

This sweet Little Miss arrived on Easter! I made her for Kim from a pattern from Mo Malron at Crochet Objet. I've ordered cotton from her Etsy shop Crochet Objet and used that for little bunny's body.

I'd like to take you on a photo shoot around the cherry tree in my front yard:

The blossoms start out white and turn pink before they blow away. They are never on the tree long enough.

I discovered these little beauties when I was mowing a few days ago. I left the grass high there!

And then saw these blossoms on the ground around a corner of the house where I don't go often. I couldn't imagine where they had come from. I looked up on the side of the house and there they were!

It's the Yellow Jessamine which seems to have planted itself - with the help of birds and squirrels, I'm sure. I have more of the vines in other places, but this one was a surprise!

And these beauties got an early start last fall on my deck. They are really blooming now!

Happy Spring to all!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Show Is On!


Mocha Latte




Here are my bears for the Teddies Worldwide show! I hope you'll click here: to see all the wonderful bears!! Enjoy!!

Friday, March 4, 2016

My Preview Bear for the Teddies Worldwide Upcoming Show

Here's Molly and her special friend! Molly is about 3 7/8 inches tall. Her fur is a delicate mauve color and is viscose I ordered from Italy.  I hope you'll visit the preview to see all the wonderful bears (this is a "bears only" show - though they can have friends!) on the preview page!
All the Bears have been adopted! Thanks everyone!!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Show Coming Up

My how time flies! The Teddies Worldwide show is coming up soon! I've just uploaded my preview bear and will show her here on Friday when the preview begins! Mark your Calendar for March 18th to visit this wonderful show!

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Big Quilt Show is in Town!

Once a year, those interested in the needle arts have a wonderful show to look forward to here in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It lasts for 4 days and I have been know to go each of the four days in years past. Yesterday was the first of the four days this year, and I made a quick run through checking out the hundreds of vendors - and stopping at my favorite. Each year I buy threads, beads, tiny buttons and trims from this shop:

I first saw Cindy Oravec on the Simply 
Quilts show years ago! Imagine having her and a bit of her shop right here!
Do check her website:
I'm off soon for another day of shopping!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

First Daffodil

Spotted this tiny bloom yesterday! I think this is one of the earliest sightings of the first daffodil of the year. This is a miniature variety and always bring joy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Yankee Doodle

I recently finished and shipped a special order for a red, white, and blue bear.
This is Yankee Doodle!!

He's such a cutie up close, I think!

It was pretty col while I was making him, so I thought he 
needed a mohair scarf.

He also traveled with a white hat as well as a red one. A guy needs
a change of wardrobe, don't you think??
So glad his new Mom - Margaret - was pleased. She
only had to wait a little over a year!! Do you remember
a red, white, and blue bunny I posted - well this
is his cousin. What a pair, eh??