Friday, December 31, 2010


I would like to wish all of you a wonderful "HAPPY NEW YEAR"!  I hope 2011 is a good year for everyone. :o)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Well we had a wonderful Christmas, with all our gifts, goodies and too much food, as usual. We are slowly gearing up for New Years, which is usually pretty quiet at our house. These are a few photos of our family, as we celebrated the season - I hope you enjoy them. :o)
Our grandson, Corson, singing in the school pageant

His first official grown-up tie - he loved it - hard to believe how big he's getting!

A few of our Christmas decorations.

Sprinkling reindeer food on Christmas eve. 

 Boxing day hockey on the nearby creek :o) 

Friday, December 24, 2010


Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I am thrilled to be a part of the second online bear show for   The spring BLOOMING BEAR SHOW will be held online March 12th and 13th and is produced by Daphne Blau of Backroad Bears.  There will be 75 worldwide bear artists showcasing an array of their bears and there is also a gift section, for special little bear related items under $50.00.  Please, mark the dates on your calendar, because if the last show was any indication, this will be a tremendous show :o)  You may sign up for more information and updates by clicking on the link.  Hope to see you there :o)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I have just listed Mister Jangles on Ebay tonight, for three days, with no reserve.  You can view his auction by clicking  Ebay Listings He can be hung on the wall as a Christmas decoration or displayed regularly.  Mister Jangles is 5 inches tall and comes with his own felt snowman mitten, a tiny vintage bottle brush tree, a chenille candy cane and a removable flannelette nightcap.  Thanks for peeking!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I pleased to say that Smiley Le Pew is going to a new home for Christmas and he will be staying in Canada :o)

Monday, December 6, 2010


Every year since we moved here in 2006, our grandson has wanted to help me decorate the Christmas tree, even when he was only three.  When he was almost four, I officially gave him the job as "helper", and was amazed at how good he was with the ornaments and he just loved to put them on the tree.  This year, he is almost 7 and  he is a very busy boy with hockey and school, so I wasn't sure if he had time or if he even wanted to help, but he said emphatically that it was "traditon" now, so he was definitely going to be part of trimming the tree.  So we spent Saturday afternoon, getting about half of the ornaments placed just where he wanted them and even though we didn't get it finished, Corson was proud to have his mark on our special tree, this year. He is the best helper anyone could ever have!

The really surprising part was his interest in a small primitive tree that I bought on holiday in Pennsylvania.  It's about 18 inches tall and he loved it the minute he saw it and proclaimed it "his" to decorate.  We don't have a lot of tiny decorations, but I gathered all that I had and I watched him delicately place each one in the perfect spot.  It looks absolutely lovely. I now know that when we go back in the spring, I will be buying at least one more of these special little trees.  He should have one to decorate for his house. 

He also liked a new decoration I bought this year, which is a sign that says "We believe in Santa Claus".  It's metal and I was going to put it on the front door, but when I was putting him to bed, he whispered in my ear, "we have to put the sign next to the tree, so Santa doesn't miss it!"   He isn't leaving anything to chance, *grin*.

When I was going through our old pictures this morning, I thought he might like to see how he's changed over the years.  It is so lovely to have a child in the family again - it makes Christmas really special. So Corson, these are just for you - we adore you, munchkin!

   Christmas 2004 - He loved to climb the tree lol!

  Christmas 2005 - Changing so fast
Christmas 2006 - Full of personality!

  Christmas 2007 - Designated my official helper!

Christmas 2008 - A big boy now.

Christmas 2009 - A shy smile!

Christmas 2010 - Admiring his work!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I just had to show this one off -Paddy the Bunny Clown!  He was a special commission, and I fnd those hard, working to someone elses desires, but I'm really pleased with him.  He's off to Britain to make someones Chrismas very merry :o)