Monday, May 23, 2016

Wonderful sunshine

Yesterday was simply gorgeous... a breezy and sunny 80 degree day!! I decided to walk the track at St. Mary's Hospital.... each loop is .3 miles and I did four! It's funny how one can walk the same amount at three different places and be really tired at one!!
Two miles is my current limit... Rotary Park, Blue Springs !  I wonder how long it will take me to push it up to three??
The weather for the next week will be warm... but with scattered thunderstorms...EVERY day!! Guess I'll be working on jellies and jams... and bears!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thank you and back to work...

Thanks to all of you that visited the Bright Star "Spring Stars" show!! Bears and a mouse are in the mail traveling  to new homes!

AND I am back to work.  The Teddies Worldwide Show will open June 16th. The theme is teddies and friends on vacation!!  The preview voting starts June 2nd ....  I have some new ones and will be making more!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wild Thing II and the "Spring Stars" show

Wild Thing II was also made from that vintage lap rug.  He is my preview bear for the upcoming Bright Star "Spring Stars" online show....

Here is the link!

I have seven new bears and a mouse...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

vintage lap rugs... robes

Several years ago I started hunting antique stores for vintage lap rugs or robes. You know, the heavy blankets that people used in cars or buggies before heaters....  I would make them into bears or friends. Mohair rugs are not harsh like the horsehair ones.  They usually have a wildly patterned top and a solid back.
Anyway... I found one not too long ago and have  made a bear and a mouse. 
Here is the mouse. His name is "Wild One".

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lucky me!! I found a pair of Steiff chickens at an estate sale!! Poor Mrs. Hen if she had to lay such large eggs!! Really.. they are my needle felted ones!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Thanks to all

Thanks to all who went to the Teddy Bear Extravaganza show and checked out the bears!!! I have 7 boxes all sealed and with postage labels all set to head out to new homes!!!
The two remaining bears will be heading out to Des Moines in a few weeks for the Doll and Bear show held in the Iowa State Fairgrounds....I am looking forward to the show... it is one of the few chances I have to talk to bear collectors in person!!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Teddy Bear Extravaganza

Well the show is about half way through.... it closes 4pm Eastern on Sunday afternoon. I have three bears left.....

Go and take a look ... at mine or at others!!!    TeddyBearEatravaganza