Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I haven't listed a new bear on Ebay in a while, but this wee soul is Jozef and he is 3 1/2 inches tall and made from hand dyed Shulte mohair. He has amber glass eyes, a waxed nose, ultra suede paw pads and is quite distressed. I fashioned Jozef after the old Schuco bears and he is a new pattern. He has shorter arms, longer and thinner body and a skinnier nose. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Last Christmas hubby surprised me with a new Imac computer - I'm still not convinced it's the best computer for me - I love my Dell, BUT they do come with the Macbook program already installed in the picture program and I've made two already and I just love them. It's such an easy way to keep memories alive and I love having our pictures in book form. Our grandson can take them to school for show and tell and they are a nice conversation piece and no more expensive than buying a photo album and paying for pictures to fill it :o)

My latest book was a late Valentine's gift for my husband, Neil, who had the honor of carrying the 2010 Olympic torch. I gathered all of our pictures and made the book for him, so he would always have that memory in concrete form. I think it will also help our young grandson remember it as well, as he grows up. There are lots of book programs for PCs as well, so if you don't like seeing your family photos gather dust in a drawer, you might consider a book for all you special memories! I'm sure you will love it, too!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I'm finally finished two new tiny bears.  The black one is 3 1/2 inches, fashioned after the old Schuco bears and the gold one is 3 inches, a more traditonal style.  The black one has had his fur and paw pads distressed, so he looks like a little old bear.  They are both fully jointed with amber glass eyes and stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot for a vintage feel. Haven't had time to name them or even take many pics, but I wanted to post them on my blog. Hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Every once in a while, we have to do something special for ourselves. When I saw this lovely mixed media, candy container for sale on my friend, Aleta's blog, www.thesillybear.blogspot.com
I knew I had to have it! I collect candy containers and find them fascinating, and this sweet girl will be a gorgeous decoration for Valentines Day. Besides, if I spend my money on the candy container, then I won't be tempted to buy candy - think of the calories I'll save :o)! Aleta also makes the most gorgeous, artist teddy bears. If you have a minute, drop by her blog and say hello!