Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NEW SHOW

I am finally confirming I will be having a blog show on Sunday, July 27th - Tuesday, July 29th.  The show will start at 4:00 pm on the Sunday and close at midnight, on the Tuesday.  I am including a few teaser pictures.  I hope you will mark it on you calendar an join me for a few surprises.  :)

Monday, June 16, 2014

DON'T BLINK!

Eight years ago, we relocated to be close to our daughter and grandson.  At the time, Corson was a toddler of 2 1/2 years old.  We knew we had a short window span, before he was spending all his time with friends, but it seems to have happened in a blink of an eye.  Corson is creeping up on me in height, with only a few inches to go :(  He has lost his sweet chubby cheeks and they have been replaced with long arms and legs and a quick witt (compliments of his Papa).  I'm glad we have had this time with him, but I will always miss the little fellow, who had to put his hand on the wall, to climb up the step in our front hall and I still have his signature on our living room wall in his best kindergarten printing, that I can't bring myself to clean off.  I don't want to blink again, or he will be going off to university *sigh*.
 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

SUMMER AT LAST!

It was a fabulous weekend and what a treat to see our grandson and his friends spend it OUTDOORS, with not a tehno gadget in site.  It helps that we live on the shore of Lake Ontario and that the creek is at the bottom of our grandson's street.  They are old enough now to explore on their own, with the comfort of a cell phone for safety.  Fishing is the current favourite pastime for the boys and they enjoy catching and releasing fish at the creek.  It's summer, the way boys should spend it :)

 

Friday, May 30, 2014

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

 Well. the weather has been warming up, the birds are singing and our magnolia tree, our apple blossoms and our lilacs are all starting to bloom. I'm looking at my summer schedule, but I always do better when I have a goal, so I'm thinking about having another show at the end of July.  I know summer is not traditionally, the best time, but I have a zillion ideas swirling in my head and want to try some of them.  For the first time, I'd also like to ask my customers what they would like to see - the tiny bears, the larger bears, dressed bears, undressed bears etc., so if any of you have ideas, please post here of email me with suggestions.  Can't wait to hear from you.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

KING KIERAN

King Kieran is a centre seam teddy, made from hand dyed, semi sparse, light beige German Schulte mohair, that has been aged and shaded to give him vintage appeal.  King Kieran is 6 3/4 inches tall without his crown and well over 7 inches with it on his head.  King Kieran is fully disc-jointed, stuffed with excelsior and weighted gently with steel shot for an antique feel.  His eyes are German amber glass and he has a sparse waxed nose.  King Kieran  has a few bald spots, along with tiny holes in his aged, wool felt paws, where bits of excelsior show through.  

King Kieran wears a handmade, embossed copper crown, decorated with tiny flatback Austrian crystals. His shield is made from polymer clay, stamped with a celtic symbal and soldered to a copper backing.  He has a matching polymer charm around his neck and a staff, topped with a glass bead and decorated with crystals.  SHIPPING IS $20.00 UPS TO MOST PLACES IN NORTH AMERICA AND BY AIRMAIL, OVERSEAS.
PRICE:  $200.00


BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

I've been so fortunate, lately, to to have had time to finish an order AND play with new things.  Today was one of those days, that everything fell into place and I don't have those very often, so I took full advantage of it.  First, the boxes I wanted for my new ornaments were dropped off this morning (yay!),  then everything went perfectly on the finishing touches, for an order and last, I was able to finish up another bear for sale.  I decided to do two posts - one for the ornaments and one for the bear.  It's difficult to decide on a fair price, because they took me ages to do, but I am just learning tu cut glass etc., so I hope to improve my skills.  I hope you enjoy them. :o)  Shipping will be by airmail, and for now, the cost will be $10.00.

Poor Pitiful Peter - This ornament is made from duplicate copies of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit,  which I have been altered to allow me to layer the images into a 3 dimensional scene, similar to Paper Tole.  Each primary feature has been layered with an acrylic glaze, to make it stand out.  It is encased in class and finished with solder, that has been aged. The dimensions of the ornament are 2 1/2" x 1 " x 1/2". It is finished with an organza ribbon and comes with it's own presentation box, with a matching picture of the ornament, on the box
SOLD



Rabbit Drinking Tea - This ornament is made from duplicate copies of one of Beatrix Potter's lovely bunnies, which I have been altered to allow me to layer the images into a 3 dimensional scene, similar to Paper Tole.  Each primary feature has been layered with an acrylic glaze, to make it stand out.  It is encased in class and finished with solder, that has been aged. The dimensions of the ornament are 2 1/2" x 1 " x 1/2". It is finished with an organza ribbon and comes with it's own presentation box, with a matching picture of the ornament, on the box
SOLD

Monday, May 12, 2014

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!


Finally, we have some colour in our yard.   I looked out in the back yard to find our trilliums have blossomed almost overnight.  They are one of my all time favourite flowers.  I'm glad the harsh winter didn't harm them.  We have white, some pinkinsh burgundy and one lonely deep burgundy trillium.  It is finally a sign that summer will arrive soon, thank goodness.