Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Sunflowers, farmers market, and antiquing....and Beau!!

Beautiful Smithfield Virginia has a Farmers' Market on Saturdays. Travis and I enjoy going down, having breakfast at the Smithfield Gourmet Bakery (yum!) and getting wonderful local produce for
the week ahead.
In addition to wonderful veggies, one farmer offers cut flowers in take home vases (a canning jar) and individual sunflowers. The one pictured above caught my eye because of the enthusiastic leaves on
either side of the blossom. I plan to take photos each day as the bloom matures.
After breakfast, we went next door to my favorite shop in town (maybe the world) Wharf Hill Antiques. You may remember it's window from one of my virtual postcards. I found such treatures!
There was a box of "Woodpecker" Handweaving wool that was spun in Scotland, two spools of Columbia Cotton Crochet thread, and a bag of wooden spools! I just love looking at them.

I'm busy at work on more little bears and more crocheted outfits (hope you saw Emma in the show last weekend) and hope to be listing them on Etsy soon. I'll also soon have some ceramic buttons and pins and some greeting cards featuring my bears, cats, and flowers - some of my favorite things!
I think a thing of beauty looks good from all angles!!

And finally a "hello" to Beau - our newest clan member. Kim has adopted little Beau who proves to be a able playmate for Beaker and he's won all our hearts!
Beau is definitely a thing of beauty and gets into some pretty strange angles! What a cutie!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Online Show Begins!

What a mad whirlwind! The online show began at 4 p.m. and 4 of my bears were gone within the first minutes. There were Paypal button problems and some were disappointed that the bear they were after had been taken. I am so very sorry! On top of that, my computer (should say computers as I was dashing from my PC to my MAC hoping one would load faster so that I could get to email, web page, and Paypal faster! Now I know how my husband and son feel when they say their computers are "so slow!" I hope everyone will visit the show and enjoy seeing all the wonderful bears up for adoption! By the way, my bears for the show, pictured above, are Little Sam, Antonio, Emma, Aurora, and Raphael. As of now, Aurora is the only one left in the show. She's a little different  - hand dyed rayon and is very fluffy! Click here to visit the show:  Aurora has been adopted today as well and will be on her way to California tomorrow! Thanks to everyone for the wonderful response to the show and to my bears!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Preview for Teddies Worldwide Online Show

The preview page for the upcoming Teddies Worldwide online show is open today! My preview photo is shown above featuring "Little Sam" who's having fun in the parade! I hope you'll click on the link to the right to visit the preview page. I understand there's some voting you can do for your favorites!