Thursday, August 27, 2015


It's been weeks since I posted and I do apologize for that - it seems summer got in the way lol.  Honestly, we've had a peculiar summer, with some unexpected health problems that are just being sorted, now.  It's only 10 days until school starts and hubby is back to work part time and I will finally get my scheduled four hours to work in the afternoon.  I have tentatively worked a show into my September schedule - I am hoping for September 10th, if all goes well.  I will confirm, closer to the date, so watch this space :0)

We did enjoy a lovely holiday to Lancaster and I had hoped to post some of the pictures, especially of the National Christmas Centre - it was spectacular. Here is a preview - hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Today is the last day to vote for your favourite bear for the Public Choice Toby Awards.  My Oscar and Felix the Frog feel very fortunate to have won a Toby Industry Choice Award and are in the running for a Public Choice award in the Miniature Dressed Category.  Please support your favourite artists, no matter who they are - they will certainly appreciate it.  You can vote by clicking this link.  Thank you.

Monday, June 15, 2015


Miss Mary Quite Contrary is on Ebay for three days, starting tonight.  If you would like to see her auction click here or see the link to my Ebay auctions on the right hand columnn of this blog.  Thanks for peeking.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


TWINKLES is a diminutive little teddy, standing 2 2/3 inches tall.  Despite her tiny size, she is full disk jointed stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot and has black German glass bead eyes, a sparse waxed nose and ultra suede paw pads. She is shaded with permanent fabric paints, for vintage appeal.  Twinkles wears a cream silk ribbon around her neck and comes with her china bunny cup. Bunny is her friend and Twinkles likes nothing better than to cuddle her.  Shipping is $20.00 by UPS to most places in North America and shipping by small packet airmail to Europe is also $20.00.  Please feel free to email me, if you have any questions.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Mum, you were amazing.  You taught me everything I needed to know about everything, especially art and sewing, raised four kids and were with Dad for over 50 years.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.  I love you, where ever you are.  Happy Mother's day.

Friday, April 3, 2015


It doesn't seem like very long ago that it was Christmas, and Easter is upon us.  This winter has been so long and cold, the warm sun feels wonderful.   I was trying really hard to get some pieces done for Easter, but things kept getting in the way.  I wasn't even going to decorate for Easter, even though it's my favourite time of year.  Then we got some news that our niece's husband, had a heart attack at 48 years old and that our 11 year old grandson is experiencing heart issues and needs to see a pediatric cardiologist.  Suddenly, the bears and bunnies just didn't matter.  I've spent the last two days decorating the house and making our traditional Easter egg treats.    Our son is home from Uni for the weekend and we will all be together for Easter.  That's the only thing that matters.  Here are some of our Easter decorations.  Enjoy.

Friday, January 23, 2015


I found out this week that my wee bear and his friend, 'Oscar and Felix the Frog' have won a 2015, Toby Industry Choice Award. Now that it is officially posted on the Teddy Bear and Friends website, I can share it here.  I am over the moon because I know the level of the entries in this competition is world class.  It is a lovely honour to be included with so many of my peers, whom I admire, and to share these pictures with you.  I hope you enjoy them.  If you would like to see a complete list of all the winners, click here .