Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lily the Lilac Point Siamese

I just finished Lily ( I have to remember to spell it with a "y" after all these years spelling my granddaughter's name LILI !) ... a little anime_style cat this time. Lili and Lily both love back mollie fish. Lily's was needle felted from wool roving...
Lily is up on BearPile

Sunday, June 27, 2010

here's my newest...

Here's my newest little 5inch anime style bear... I've posted him on BearPile. His name is Joey!

Joey's moving to California!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


As we wandered through Iowa returning home from Clarion I saw this road sign for a town named Zadie and thought it a great name for a bear. So here's Zadie!
I've posted her on BearPile

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I made Braden while we drove through central Florida past groves of oranges...
I have posted him on BearPile and etsy....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Here we are....

We rarely have pictures with the two of us in it.. one of use always seems to be the picture taker! This one was taken by the bear's new owner. So here we are... ps.It was taken at Clarion!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Snowball and her fishie

Snowball is a little anime cat... about 5 inches tall ..done in soft mohair with Ultrasuede ears and paw pads. Snowball comes with a little needle felted goldfish which she stole from the fishbowl! Is the fishie lunch or a friend?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Super time at Clarion

We really had such a super time at the Clarion "Reunion in the Heartland" bear convention! The first thing I did upon getting onto the computer this morning was to write a "thank you" note to Steve Schutt his committee, his volunteers and the residents of Clarion, Iowa. Everything was so well organized... from the moment we arrived Thursday till the closing ceremony on Sunday! All of us were fed, housed and welcomed!
The classes I took were great and I am going to give some things a try! Wished I had time to take them all! The auction bears were super and mine sold well over my usual price. The spectacular bears were also wonderful and mine went to her new home in Texas. Mine was LavenderBear.. the one that "Bears and Buds" used on its May cover.
The sales room had lots tables and a goodly number of buyers! Some sales events are one very long day... not this one. We took a break for about 3 hours to participate in a parade around Clarion and to have lunch. After the salesroom closed, we had dinner. On Sunday, the sales room was open again after lunch and followed by dinner and the closing ceremony! All the meals were included and served by volunteers from various non-profits from Clarion.
I could have sold more... but I did sell! And I did get some great comments. There were 83 other bear artists vying for sales... so I am happy.
We'd do it again in a heartbeat. Whether there will be another Clarion is uncertain.... some of the committee members have worked all 5 conventions. Hopefully new people will step up sometime before 2015! Whether I'll be making bears in 5 years is also an unknown. But at least I got to "do" one!

Monday, June 7, 2010

do frogs eat ladybugs?

or are they having a little chat? This pair is in my etsy shop....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

hard to ignore...

Has anyone said that taking an elephant's picture is hard? Well, it is! That trunk is always in the way and it's very hard to ignore!
Elwood is around 5" tall and is crazy about those Georgia peanuts... roasted not boiled. Elwood is weighted with steel shot so that the trunk doesn't unbalance him!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

St. Anastasia Beach Mouse... federally endangered

I heard about this little mouse while we were on vacation in St. Augustine, FL. So here's my needle felted version!

The St.Anastasia Beach mouse is a federally endangered species! The mouse lives (only) in the dunes of St. Anastasia Island and an unnamed barrier island north of the St. Augustine Inlet... though you might find him in an old ghost crab hole! So here's my beach mouse.... he's 2" high by 4" long ( plus tail)... his vingette is 7" by 5".