Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fuchsia - finished!

Here's a little look at Fuchsia Flower Butterfly Bear! Hopefully I'll have her Ebay listing prepared by tonight. I'll list the link at the bottom of this posting when her auction is launched! I am offering her with no reserve, a modest opening bid, and free shipping worldwide.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who's Next to Get Her Wings?

....A pretty Miss named Fuchsia - after the lovely flower of the same name. When I saw the fabric, I visualized her right away! The color combination of fuchsia and purple is just stunning. Her matching butterfly wings are almost done and then she will be complete! Check back for a final look and news of where she will be available!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Returns!

Hope you've enjoyed this trip around my yard. I thought about commenting on the photos, but how can one put words to nature's magnificence?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A New Page

I love word play and I love Kim's photo of sleepy Beaker on her text book "page."
During the period from 2005 - 2010, I was so fortunate to have won many nominations and awards from the American teddy bear magazines. Now as I turn the "page" from this period of competition, I shall add a new "page" to the top of my site which shows these special bears. I want to thank the publications: Teddy Bear Review, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Bears and Buds, the online magazine, as well as those who nominated my bears for the awards, and especially those who voted for my bears. These awards mean so much to us teddy bear makers and I am so grateful to have been recognized in such a lovely way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
And now my very smart grand kitty shows his expertise with Kim's new Ipad and the new electronic "page."

My thanks to all for your support would fill a thousand "pages," and I hope I will continue to win your support through your kind comments on my little bears and friends.  Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bear for a Special Little Girl, Trip to Pittsburgh, and Cats in Drawers

I was priviledged to be asked to make a bear for a special little girl who is yet to be born! I haven't made a "big" bear in a long time so thought I'd like to share this photo.
My trip to Pittsburgh was such fun! The hockey game took me downtown to one of the loveliest cities anywhere. One the right of the photo above is the old "igloo" where Kim and I have attended Penguins games for years. The new arena is on the left just across the street from the old landmark.

This is my favorite shot of the trip taken from inside the arena. One side of the facility is glass, offering the visitors a gorgeous view of the city's skyline. I was there just at sunset.

It was "a great day for Hockey" and this view was just to the left of the one above. The escalators are just off the glass wall.
The murals inside the arena are worth the trip just to see them! Pictured just above the giant goalie mask is Sidney Crosby - my favorite player (along with most of Pittsburgh I expect.)

Kim told me about a web site called "Cats in Sinks." I haven't check on this, but I'm sure there must also be one called "Cats in Drawers." Cleo was eager to help me pack for my recent trip and burrowed right into my rosewood dresser! I had tons of fun on my trip, and am glad to be back home starting on my spring pallet of bears and bunnies, etc. Coming soon: Fuschia Butterfly Bear!! Happy Almost Spring everyone!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kitties in Sunshine, The First Daffodil, and Taking Time!

It's that time of year when flocks of birdies fly from place to place looking for stores of berries. They've been in our neighborhood lately much to the delight of Rocky and Cleo. Being "inside kitties" they love looking at the birdies, but I'm not sure they know exactly why!
After such a cold winter, I was amazed to see our first little miniature daffodil popping through just a few days ago. I suppose those few days of 70 degree temperatures told the little bulbs it was time to wake up! I did check last years' postings and these precious little signs of Spring are a week earlier this year.
While I won't pick those first blossoms to enjoy indoors, I do treat myself to beautiful blooms at the market. Here's a little reminder from Rockey to "Take Time to Smell the Roses!"
Happy March Everyone!! Come on Spring!!!!!!
P. S. Check back soon for previews of new Etsy offerings for this week!