Tuesday, September 16, 2014

who's going to Ireland with us?

Who's going to Ireland with Bob and me next week? Well... Paddy of course!  I think I will have fun taking pictures of him wherever we go ... Dublin, the Aran Islands, Kilarney etc.  Since fall is fast arriving, I made him a scarf and hat  and his own backpack  for his souvenirs ( not sure he'll find anything small enough!) . Paddy is only 4.5 inches tall so I will be able to fit him in anywhere in my luggage.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


For the first time ever I have sold out at a show!! The Bright Star Online show started yesterday... by 10 am this morning all the bears and friends were sold!!  Fantastic...amazing...wonderful!  I am doing the happy dance.....

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bright Star's online fall bear and friends show

The Bright Star online bear show starts tomorrow at 11 am Eastern ... that's Friday the 5th.  Look for my bear with pumpkins to get to my page.... here is the link

Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Back to bears and friends

I have been working on things for the Bright Star online show coming up in September...

and am all set. The pictures are uploaded... the PayPal buttons added so now it's time to wait. I will add the link just before the show starts.

I've also made another mouse with a needle and wet  felted pumpkin. He is going to my mouse collector in the UK!

Here is a poem sent to me by Matt the Mouse's new owner in the UK

There is a mouse now,
With sharp teeth now,
And he's called
Matt the Mouse.
He has chewed his way,
Around a pumpkin
Now that pumpkin
Is his house
When it's cold out,
Matt the Mouse is,warm and cosy
Curled up deep inside
As the raindrops
Splash on his rooftop
He sits inside with such pride
His only worry is
That his pumpkin house will soon
Become pumpkin pie.

(Sang to Mac the knife)!

There are more bears in the works but some of them will have to be kept secret until the Teddies Worldwide Online Christmas show!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cooking hot dogs on the firepit etc.....

We went back down to the lake house for another weekend.... this time is was cooler with some rain. The kids decided to "grill" their lunch hotdogs over the fire pit with help from Mom and Grandpa. Guess it was a success!
School starts Thursday so summer is at an end.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


We just spent a long weekend down at the lake.... Lake of the Ozarks that is!  My granddaughter has become a fishing obsessed person and finally caught a decent sized bass ( we think).
Dominic, her little brother caught the first two fish, but they were tiny.  After Lili caught her fish she found time to swim, canoe and just have fun!

We had fires in the firepit... made s'mores... played with the dogs  and since there was no tv and no internet, Lili and Dominic had to entertain themselves the old fashioned way!!

Lili stayed with us (her grandparents) for a night after everyone else left....she wanted to stay up late so we went off to bed. Grandpa snuck out and took this picture...

Later on we found her in bed....

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cement planter

My visiting sister-in-law and I made cement planters from a facebook posting. One takes cement and water into which one dips cloth till totally covered.Place the coated fabric over something and allow to drape. I used a plastc containers stacked. Allow to dry. Remove the plastic containers! This one is mine....I will add planting soil and some plants.