Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tommy and FairieBear

We are home again! Our Thanksgiving visit to our son's home in Tulsa was great ( except for being rear ended at a traffic light! Everyone, including the cars, are fine!) We had lots of "tasks" to do... wall paper removal, gutter repairs, bookcase assembly - you get the idea.... which we accomplished!
Of course I took down little bags of bear parts for tv time sewing and managed to finish FairieBear and Tommy with his hobby horse (SOLD)! There are some other things that are WIPs!
My son and I ventured again into the world of home canning... we are beginning to feel comfortable with the process and have promised each other to do it again when he comes here for Christmas! I may try some things without him for Christmas gifts!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


etsy is trying something new and I have jumped onto the bandwagon.... a 10% off coupon at checkout. The code is "BLACKFRIDAYBONANZA" and it will be active all this week.
My etsy shop is GlassDragonBearsEtc.

can't believe it...

After spending the last few weeks raking and bagging ,raking and bagging in the cold chilly fall weather... Mother Nature does an about face. Today it's 70 out!! And was it windy this morning!? Now we will have to rake and bag some more... and the leaves aren't all down yet either!

By the way I'm also working on a charcoal gray mole....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sammi the squirrel...preparing for winter

I was commissioned to design and make a small squirrel... I spent one night dreaming about the project! The next day I put my dream onto plastic for pattern pieces and then made the squirrel. There were changes along the way, but Sammi turned out pretty much how I visualized him. Though if I make another, I'll probably make more changes! I am especially pleased with his tail which is wired and pose - able!
Sammi is 6.75" tall and jointed arms, legs and head.... weighted to counterbalance his tail and can stand with a little help! Currently he is in a resin log and carries needle felted acorns with real acorn caps.

Now she wants a SKUNK... time for dreams again!?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

etsy treasury!!!

My mouse in an old wooden shoe ( only found ONE shoe!) made it into an etsy treasury! Hooray !! Here's the link.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quiet around here!

I am stuck to whispering... Bob hasn't said whether he's enjoying the quiet or not! Tried my needles at another Santa.... changed the head proportions and gave him less of a "hanker" nose. It has been fun! I took pictures and here are the three I liked best. Not having great luck getting really good clear ones.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

work while fighting the creeping crud!!

I have been battling the creeping crud all week as friends on Facebook will already know. Luckily I can work in my recliner!!
Last week I dyed a lot of roving... tones of brown, pink and green. Yesterday I started work on a Santa ornament... This is only the second time I have tried a person rather than an animal. I really enjoyed adding rounded cheeks, eyelids, his beard and mustache. He ended up being 4" long by 3" wide... Ithink I will try a smaller version next!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Photoshop and me...

I've been playing around on Photoshop... yes, again. This time I wanted to make some magnetic cards. You know... the kind everyone has on their refrigerator. My son bought me a box of peel and stick "Make a magnet" business cards during one of our many trips to Home depot while visiting him in Tulsa. And here is what I came up with...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

US citizens .....Get out and VOTE

No matter what your political beliefs, today is the day to vote! When I was young everyone voted... nowadays too many people don't. How can one let others decide their future ? You may not vote on the winning side, but at least you have had your say.

Non-voters CANNOT complain about our country's direction!

I do love making mice!

Here's my latest... Kris the Christmas mousie. He has found the perfect hiding place... a Santa hat!

Kris has been posted on BearPile.

By the way... Kris is 4 inches long without his tail!

Monday, November 1, 2010

There must be something about the weather

There must be something about colder weather that makes me provide bears with warm sweaters! Isn't their fur enough? It seems not... so here is Kerry with his warm wet felted wool hoodie with white minkie plush trim!
Kerry has a needle felted muzzle... with eyelids, an open mouth and nose. Good thing he's got his sweater or his nose would have turned red from the cold!! Kerry is 8" tall.