Sunday, September 27, 2009

Omaha Doll and Bear Show

Today's show was a little quieter than shows past... maybe they were celebrating Nebraska's homecoming weekend and the record that was set ( 300 home game sell-outs) !
But there seemed to be more bear lovers then in the past and 5 bears plus "other stuff" went to new homes. Several "buyers" plan to be at Kansas City's Bill Boyd Jubilee Sale next Saturday!

I have my hedgehogs kits assembled... and the pattern and directions written. Now to put them on a cd and trek down to Office Depot and have them printed. My time slot is Friday 1.30 to 2.30 pm.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Away from home

yes... we're away but we don't go without the laptop! I have a doll/bear show tomorrow in Omaha, Nebraska, so Bob and I decided to make a mini vacation out of it. We took off from home on Friday morning and arrived in Council Bluffs, Iowa before lunch. No... it's only 2.5 hours by car.
Council Bluffs is the sister city to Omaha... on the eastside of the metro area. The Missouri River is the dividing line.
We discovered that the race to lay track across the western US started in Council Bluffs.. not Omaha. Our first tourist destination was the Union Pacific RR museum.... then onto a RR depot museum... then to see the Golden Spike monument.
Today we went to the Omaha Zoo ! Then to Old Market area... Omaha's version of the old City Market and its surrounding blocks. It's quite close to Omaha's rail yards and refurbished depot!
Interesting area... lots of old manufacturing and retail buildings now housing small specialty stores and restaurants... and some featuring lofts and apartments above.
My feet are tired... so it's quiet time for now!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nancy's giveaway.... and a new little "Pip"

Nancy of "Dog Patch Critters" is having a giveaway to celebrate her 200th post... here's the link !
Even though it decreases my chance of winning, I hope you will go and check her giveaway out!

I have been having fun making this little bear and his accessories. Pip is 5 inches ( as small as I can go!)... he has a gourd pumpkin and lots of Halloween candy! I will be listing him on BearPile .

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hedgehog pattern and kit

The Bill Boyd Kansas City Jubilee and Bear show is getting closer and closer. I will be doing a little "demo" on Friday afternoon( 1.30 to 2.30pm) with a pattern for my hedgehog! I made one today so that Bob and I could take pictures of the whole process. He will write up the instruction sheet for the hedgehog kits I will have available for sale. If I know him, the instruction sheet will turn into an instruction manual !
By the way... the Jubilee will be from Thursday night October 1st to Saturday ( sale day) October 3rd. The annual Good Bears of the World meeting will be Thursday night... kicking things off to a good start!
Anyone interested in the schedule can email me... and I'll be happy to send them the whole schedule!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I've needle felted a little mouse... the pumpkins must have sparked my needle felting "gene" !
I had a lot of fun with him and his cheese and the cheese's hiding place!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Halloween is coming....

Halloween is coming and I can't resist pumkins! So out came the dye pot and out came orange wool roving, just right for pumpkins!
And those side looking eyes...? Here they are again!
I posted a two-some on etsy....

These probably won't be the last for this season!