Monday, December 26, 2011


I couldn't resist posting a few new pictures of our grandson, Corson, who just turned 8 years old last week.  His mum is is always ready with her new camera these days, so I get to sit back and relax and enjoy the new pictures.  I can't believe how grown up he's getting.  Seemed like yesterday, we had a chubby little toddler.  Enjoy :o)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I haven't had much time to post lately - I hope to get back to regular updates after Christmas.  I can't believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away!  I've just listed 4 pendants in my Etsy shop.  I hope have time to take a peek.  These little pendants would make great stocking stuffers :o)  Thanks so much for dropping by!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Well, it's finally arrived - the Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures Show!  It runs until Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EST.  Seventy five world wide bear artists have made special creations for the show, as well as some bear related gift items, so stop by and take a peek.  Just click here!  Here's a sampling of the bears I have for sale, as well as a few of the gift items - I hope you enjoy the show!

                                                                      Thackery the Bunny


                                                                     Rosie Posie

                                                              Rabbit Mailman Shadow Box
                                                                       and Matching Case


                                                                    "Best Friends"
                                                                  Soldered Pendant

                                                                   "Loyal & Wise"
                                                                Soldered Pendant

                                                            "A Teddy's Love is Forever"
                                                                   Soldered Pendant

Friday, November 4, 2011


The preview for the The Christmas Treasures online show preview has begun!   See 75 themed bears, made especially for this event by 75 international artists1  It's just a sampling of what they'll have available during the show!  Catch the Christmas Spirit and vote for your favourite bears here!

Here is my show preview piece. Miss Martha Entwistle - I hope you like her.  Thanks for dropping by :o)

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Well, it's been a long time but I finally have a new bear for sale, "Maddie, the good witch".  I've been working hard on show pieces for the Teddies Worldwide Show, November 18th-20th, but I couldn't let my favourite time of year pass by without at least one teddy to celebrate :o) 

Maddie is just shy of  7 inches tall and centre seam bear.  She is made of hand dyed black, German Shulte mohair.  Maddie is fully disc-jointed, has amber German glass eyes, a sparse waxed nose and distressed ultra suede felt paw pads (tiny holes allow the excelsior to show through). She is firmly stuffed with excelsior and gently weighted with stainless steel shot.  Maddie's mohair has been gently aged and distressed and she is missing mohair in some tiny spots.

Maddie wears a removable pinafore of hand dyed pale orange fabric, stamped with tiny pumpkins in indelible ink.  Her witches hat is made from molded black felt, trimmed with a crepe paper ruffle of Hallowe'en colours, and tied with ribbon.  She carries a paper cone made from Hallowe'en paper, with a chenille handle.  It contains a tiny vintage orange bottle brush tree, a wooden sign, decorated with a reproduction Hallowe'en postcard and a soldered, two sided glass ornament decorated with Hallowe'en papers.  The cone is decorated with a flashing pumpkin.  Thanks for dropping by and please don't hesitate to email me, if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I haven't been posting much this summer - it's been a busy one!  Hard to stay indoors when the sun is shining and the birds and bees are buzzing about :o)   We try and spend as much time with our grandson as possible, since he will be 8 years old in December and we realize that soon, it will be more important to him to spend his time with friends than with us.  That's the reality of growing up :o(  Wish we could keep him small for a little longer. 

So, we've been attending soccer games and hockey games and taking our grandson to goalie school and fishing and Marineland and basically enjoying our summer.  We have noticed this past week, just how much shorter the days are getting and that fall is definitely on the way.  Next month is our 40th anniversary and we will be spending it in our favourite place, Lancaster, PA.  After we come back, I am hoping to get back into a decent schedule.   I'm posting a few pictures of our summer - our grandson has sure had a lovely one! Hope you enjoy these and thanks for stopping by.