Monday, November 30, 2009

A Teddy Preview

I completed a new mink panda today named Nougat, and will be offering him on my website tomorrow @ 5pm . This 6.25" cutie will be first come first served, but here is a little teaser until then :)

He reminds me of a yummy candy bar, like a Toblerone, with the cream colored nougat inside and chocolate outside. Who can resist that temptation LOL.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jackson, a mink cub

Please meet Jackson , my newest 8 inch recycled mink cub looking for a new home. He is available via silent auction on my website until Friday, November 27th. You can learn more about adopting him HERE.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Working away quietly

You may think I skipped the country, but I'm still here :) I have been quietly working on 3 bears actually, while enjoying my new Casting Crowns CD. This music totally inspires me ! The bears are in various stages of completion, but I hope to have at least one ready by mid-week.

In the meantime, enjoy this little flower I found in my yard the other day. It's nice to see some blooms this late in November.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Something Fun - A blog award

I'm still taking it easy, but I spent the week just working on a bear which sold within minutes yesterday. I was very excited about that !

Today I received this lovely Over The Top Blog Award. Hmm, maybe that was because of my "over the top" previous post LOL. I usually don't have the time to participate in these award, but today I thought it would be fun to play . Now to whom should I pass it on ????

Rules :-
1. Use only 1 word answers.
2. Pass along to 6 of you favourite bloggers.
3. Tell them you've given them the award.
4. Have Fun !!

1. Where is your cell phone? Coat
2. Your hair? straight
3. Your mother? lonely
4. Your father? Passed
5. Your favorite food? Pizza
6. Your dream last night? forget
7. Your favorite drink? Pepsi
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. What room are you in? Craft
10. Your hobby? Photography
11. Your fear? Mice
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Bearmaking
13. Where were you last night? Church
14. Something that you aren’t? Extrovert
15. Muffins? Banana
16. Wish list item? Peace
17. Where did you grow up? Canada
18. Last thing you did? Laundry
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? Evil
21. Your pets? Purring
22. Friends? Away
23. Your life? Busy
24. Your mood? Calm
25. Missing someone? Dad
26. Vehicle? OLD
27. Something you’re not wearing? Mascara
28. Your favorite store? Craft
29. Your favorite color? Yellow
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Tuesday
32. Your best friend? Winnipeg
33. One place that I go to over and over? Ocean
34. One person who emails me regularly? Harriet :)
35. Favorite place to eat? Chinese

Monday, November 9, 2009

Panic Attack

I experience something very frightening last night, my first and hopefully last panic attack ! It came out of nowhere. What a horrible feeling as the heat then cold rushed over me, my chest tightened, my heart was pounding, my throat felt tight, and I could hardly breath. I felt faint, dizzy and VERY scared. It lasted about 20 minutes . At first I thought maybe I was getting the flu, but any longer and I was ready to go to the emergency. After, I was exhausted and slept for awhile. I am so glad my husband was home as he was away most of the week on business.

Life has been very stressful lately, and I guess it just manifested as a full blown attack. Time to slow down , and spend more time letting go and letting God deal with it. He's much more capable than I am :) Time too to make an appointment with my doctor just to be sure there isn't something more going on !!!

I'll just take it easy this week and work on a bear . That is always relaxing :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

Huh, I guess my wish yesterday for rain instead of snow went unheard LOL. I woke up to the first snow of the season this morning with more expected throughout the day. It is pretty, but I still didn't get the leaves raked in time. Guess I'll have to trade in the rake for a shovel today.

Maybe I'll climb under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate instead :) I'm just not ready for winter .

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A new mink panda for adoption

Please meet 8" Bradley, my newest cub available on my website. He is being offered by silent auction which you can read all about here. I had a really hard time getting his colors to show properly in the photos today. I had to resort to my old camera as someone seems to be secretly hoarding the rechargeable batteries LOL.

I hope you like Bradley, I think he is a handsome little fella :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2009 Golden Teddy Winners announced

After what seems like forever, the winners were finally announced at the awards banquet on October 31st in Maryland, USA. This competition started in January and it is so hard to be patient this long LOL. I was not able to be in attendance to cheer on my fellow artists, but I am so excited for the winners that I know. What an exciting honor for them to be chosen as the
favorites by the public :)

My little bear Tia wasn't fortunate enough to get picked this year. I still think she is very special, and just being nominated is a huge honor for me :) Thanks to anyone that did vote for her !

Here is a list of the winners so you can see if your favorite won.

Individual Artist - Bears: Undressed, 5 inches & under
Mimi- by Donna Griffin, Donna and the Bears

Individual Artist - Bears: Dressed / Accessorized, 5 inches & under
Maude- by Donna Griffin, Donna and the Bears

Individual Artist - Bears: Undressed, over 5 & under 14 inches ( My category )
Lil Pudge- by Vicky Lougher, Elegant Creations

Individual Artist - Bears: Dressed / Accessorized, over 5 & under 14 inches
Miss Lillie- by Kim Russell, Russell Bears

Individual Artist - Bears: Undressed, 14 inches & over
Daydreamer- by Karin De Lorenzo

Individual Artist - Bears: Dressed / Accessorized, 14 inches &over
Andre- by Lena Volkova, Teddy Kingdom

Individual Artist: Soft - Sculpture / Plush Animals
Rex (German Shepherd)- by Guenter Dufeu, Dufeu Bear

Individual Artist: Needle Felted / Sculpted Animals
Mommy, I'm Stuck Kitten- by Stephanie Tiongco, Creations by Stevi T.

Manufacturer - Bears: Undressed or Dressed 5 inches & Under
Biscuit-The Gingerbread Bear- by Steiff North America

Manufacturer - Bears: Undressed over 5 & under 14 inches
Zhen Zhen- by Gund Inc.

Manufacturer - Bears: Dressed / Accessorized, over 5 and under 14 inches
Nicolas-The Lucky Bear- by Steiff North America

Manufacturer - Bears: Undressed, 14 inches & over
Alexander-The Trademark Bear- by Steiff North America

Manufacturer - Bears: Dressed / Accessorized, 14 inches & over
Old Bavarian Bear- by Hermann-Spielwaren

Manufacturer - Bears: Soft Sculpture / Plush Animals
Esmerelda- by Hildegard Gunzel, PPM Hildegard Gunzel

Polar Pals- by Kelly Dean, Kelly Dean and Co.