Wednesday, February 10, 2016

another online show

Online bear shows are more and more frequent. I just finished one last weekend and now and preparing for another the end of March..... The upcoming show ( Teddies Worldwide Teddybear Extravaganza) is bears only and I  am enjoying coming up with some new ideas. 
I can't post any pictures just yet!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thomas is on etsy with his quilt

I have listed Thomas in my etsy shop..
I made Thomas from some vintage mohair... probably a seat or couch cover. His rag quilt was made from scraps... from a bandanna to Japanese tiny cupcake fabric.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rag quilt

I have several blogs that I follow... one of them, Mama Sparks World, explained how  she made a rag quilt. I thought one of my bears could really use a rag quilt and I wouldn't mind ( not at all!) using up some of my scraps. Mama Sparks' quilt used 5 inch squares which is way too large for my bears. I emailed her about using much smaller squares and she ok'd the idea. My final squares are 3 inches.

Here it is... and here is Thomas sitting on the quilt.  It was a lot of fun... and I was careful snipping the edges so I didn't cut where I wasn't supposed to !  LOL  I now have a bag full of squares .. scraps from other projects... waiting till I have enough for another quilt.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Winter Stars online show

Bright Star's online show is getting closer and closer...
Here is the link

 The show opens next Friday and runs all weekend.  I have 11 bears and friends on my page!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lead bear? No, lead mouse

Edith is my lead.... she will come with a Valentine box of chocolates  and with a caution not to eat them!! Your teeth would not appreciate it!!  Her dress was made from a vintage hankie and is embellished with smocking along the neckline.
If you would like to see the other lead bear or buds... here is the link  .  The show will start  February 5th.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Thank you ... thank you

Thanks you everyone who went to my etsy shop and took a look!!  It was such fun watching the stats!

Now that 2016 is here I have started working on my bears for the upcoming online shows. 

Winter Stars is the first one... opening in February.... a great time to highlight Valentine bears and friends.

Bob and I spent New Year's Eve afternoon at our son's house with Lili and Dominic ( the grandkids). I still am surprised every time I see her new shorter hair but I think it looks terrific! The 8 - 10 inches  cut off ( in a ponytail with rubber band) is off to the Pantene donation site.  Some cancer patient will be wearing a glorious red wig!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sale in my etsy shop

I decided to offer a 10% off coupon code !!! It will expire on New Year's Eve....a way to end 2015!
The code is:   POSTCHRISTMASSALE201  (not enough room for 2015 !!  lol)

Here is the link to my etsy shop

The grandchildren and my daughter- the teacher passed on their version of the plague on Christmas... so I have been stuck hacking and coughing and playing with the computer and Kindle Fire.
Hope you all had a great Holiday season ( no matter which you celebrate).