Saturday, May 28, 2011


It's been a while since I've had things for sale, but I've been playing.  I'm quite pleased with this pair and I hope you will enjoy them as well. :o)   I am listing them on Ebay, for a change and you can view them by clicking the link in their descriptions.   Canada post is possibly going on strike on Monday, so I'm hoping to find them homes in North America, where I can ship by UPS for $15.00 for most places.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

1.  POSEY is 5 1/2 inches tall and made from cream vintage mohair with a bit of a tint to it.  I think it's from the age.  She is stuffed with excelsior and steel shot and is fully disc-jointed.  Her eyes are German amber glass eyes and her paw pads are wood felt.  He is shaded on the ears, eyes, nose and paws and has been gently aged and distressed on both her mohair and her paw pads.  She has a simple pink ribbon around her neck.


2.  BUTCH, the boxer put is a new design.   He stands 7 1/4 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches long.  He is jointed at the head, only.  he is stuffed with excelsior and steel shot and is made from hand dyed
German shulte mohair and velveteen on his muzzle.  He has German amber glass eyes and a hand made leather collar and he has shading on his ears, feet and tail.  Butch is mounted on green wooden wheels and is the perfect size for a 5 inch bear, as you can see in the photos. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Ginger Brame over at Piece Parade is having a giveaway for Maybe, the sweetest little Bee bear, I've ever seen.  If you want to sign up for a chance to win this delightful little fellow, just click the link and hop on over to see for yourself!  Good luck, but I know he really wants to come and live with me ;O)

Friday, May 13, 2011


The weather is finally getting warmer, but not too hot - hope it stays this way :o)  When we lived in a small town up north, we were surrounded by nature and took full advantage of it.  We had a canoe and used to paddle regularly to the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, which was basically wilderness - quiet and serene, other than the odd black bear who would invite himself to lunch lol.  For the last 17 years, we've lived on the outskirts of a big city, first Ottawa and now Toronto.  We don't seem to commune with nature as much as we should.

Our grandson, Corson, has discovered fishing - he loves it.  So for the first time in man years, hubby got his fishing licence, so he could share some outdoor time with him, as apparently we have both trout and Atlantic salmon around here.  Yesterday, we decided to try out some of the local spots.  I took a chair, along with a bear to sew and I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it.  It was so pretty and peaceful - the creek was crystal clear and fast flowing, the butterflies were flitting about and I was re-introduced to something I had long forgotten about - Mr. Black Fly!!  They are so small and silent - you almost miss them, until you have a HUGE welt on your arm that is incredibly itchy.  Years ago, I had a bite near my eye that caused my eye to swell shut!  Soooo, I just made sure I moved my chair from the shade to the sun, and all was well  - they like the cool shade :o)

We saw quite a few trout and some very large ones, but they didn't feel like biting - I think it was too hot in the afternoon - a neighbour went out in the early evening, and caught two large ones.  I didn't mind not catching anything - it was just nice to enjoy the countryside.  I spend so much time indoors and online, that I am going to try to make an effort to get outside more, especially since this lovely area is only five minutes from our house :o)  I took some pictures - hope you enjoy them!

 Piece and quiet :o)

Different types of trout and salmon in our area

 The old fishing rod

Hubby trying to find the perfect spot to fish!

My little piece of paradise :o)

   View from my chair

You can see the trout - big ones!

Babbling brook

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Happy Mother's Day, to all the mothers out in blogland.  My mum is no longer with us, and although I think about her every day, I find myself thinking about her a lot on this day and just how much is miss her.  One of my friends on Facebook posted this today and it really rang true, so I'm including it in my post:

     "At 3 years, "Mommy, I love you".  At 10 years, "Mom, whatever".  At 16 years, "My mom is so annoying".  At 18 years, "I want to leave this house".  At 25 years, "Mom, you were right".  At 30 years, "I want to go to Mom's house".   At 50 years, "I don't want to lose my Mom".  At 70 years, "I would give up EVERYTHING for my Mom to be here with me" 

So, Happy Mother's Day, mum, where ever you are - I love you!


Friday, May 6, 2011


Well, this is the last of my bunnies for this year.  I get the urge to make them in the spring, but the rest of the year, I seem to concentrate on bears, although I might have a few surprises up my sleeve :o).  I keep struggling with hand problems, which has slowed me down lately.  I hope when the weather finally changes to warm, summer weather, some of my issues will disappear.

Priscilla bunny is a new style - I usually make boy bunnies.  She is a diminutive 3 1/4 inches tall and is on her way to her new home.  She is made from hand painted mohair and is wearing a tiny smocked dress.

The final bunny is another mini Peter Rabbit.  He is also 3 1/4 inches tall and is made to fit inside a collector tin of the customer's choice. He wears a removable, handmade coat and wooden/leather shoes. He's waiting to hear if he has a new home. Thanks for peeking and hope you enjoyed them :o)