Thursday, December 24, 2015


 Wishing all of you a wonderful Merry Christmas and I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the season with your loved ones.  We are sitting at Tim Hortons at Peason International Airport, waiting for our son to arrive home from South Korea.  Then our Christmas will officially begin!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015


 I am finally finished a needle felted piece.  I have to say, I love the process - it's very relaxing.  This piece totals 8 inches in height, consisting of a glass candle stick. holding a pin-cushion, made from hand dyed wool felt, stuffed with polyester and topped with 3 wool felt mistletoe leaves and three clusters of white Fimo berries and decorated with silver thread snowflakes.  The detailed, needle felted chickadee is just over 3 inches long inches long and 1 2/3  inches high, with German glass eyes, a black Fimo beak and wire legs covered in dark embroidery thread and sealed with gloss varnish. 

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 .