Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I have only one more follower to reach 100... so let's celebrate early.   My giveaway is the little Frosty ornament. It's made from mohair with a felt hat,German glass eyes, polymer resin sew-in nose, wool plaid scarf... all on a Christmas bell.  He has pink cheeks and is 4 inches long from the top of his hat to the bottom of the bell!
I'd really like that 100th follower... but it's not required!  I will mail WORLDWIDE.  It would also be nice if you took a look at my etsy shop and my BearPile gallery.

I will close the giveaway on December 5th in the hopes that it will arrive to you for Christmas!

Entry is simple... leave a comment on this blog
Please make sure I can email you for your shipping address.... and will be using to pick a winner.

I  I can't figure out how to get the thingy into my blog but I did use it to pick the winner!  It chose #2 !!  I'll be contacting #2 ... but if I don't get a response by Friday I will choose another winner.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Baby Bear

I am going to post this little ( about 5 inches tall) bear on BearPile shortly.... Actually he is one of the leftovers ( don't tell him!) from the Christmas Treasures online show!  The show was a true learning experience.... we had to work our way through a PayPal tutorial so that we could have buttons on my page! Thank goodness my husband is MORE computer savvy than I am.  The promoters website provider crashed before the show while all the artists were setting up their show pages and then when the show opened. Too much traffic! The show sold over 300 bears from artists all over the world!!
If anyone would like to give BabyBear a new home for Christmas... just contact me. He is $70.00 shipping included to US mailing addresses.

I removed to Teddies Worldwide gadget on the right since the links no longer work! If I am accepted into the March show there will be a new one!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Another fish story!!!

"It was this b-i-i-g!  I almost had him in my creel!"   Sure Bertie... we believe you!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mail Lady !!

This weekend is the Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures online bear show ( link is to the upper right). Bob , my DH, insisted on taking a picture as I headed out to the Post Office with the first batch!!
  Friday night, when the show opened, the server based in New Hampshire bombed. Lots of frustrated collectors! One even called me twice to make sure it wasn't her computer or her server!!  Things finally settled down about 4 hours late!
  Bob and I had worked our way through a tutorial to add PayPal buttons to my show page... but until the first sale we didn't really know for sure that they worked!
  The show goes on until Sunday night.... for those who collect bears or just like to look, there are loads of wonderful bears!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

At work before the DesMoines show!

This Saturday is the DesMoines, IA Doll and Bear Show!!  Bob and I will head out early so that we can unload before 8am ( yuck!) . The show is held in the Iowa State Fairgrounds... a huge complex at 30th and University!  I am almost finished with those in the top photo!  The bear head ornament is now waiting to be packed!!
Hope to see some of you then!!

Update: it was a great show! All these and many other stayed in Iowa!!  Don't forget the CHRISTMAS TREASURES SHOW next weekend.... link to the right side bar!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Moving across town

Mack the Mouse is sitting in my mailbox waiting for my wonderful mailman to start him on his journey.... a really long one. Mack's moving from one side of the state line between Missouri and Kansas to the other!!
His new owner struggled with the ins and outs of PayPal to pay for him!  She's a retired PHD educator but still had to call her daughter for help!  I wrote and told her about our voyage through PayPal's button-adding tutorial for the Christmas Treasures online sale! Misery loves company!!
After the Christmas Treasures sale is over  Bob ( my DH) and I are going to try and add Paypal buttons to my website....  ( groan).

Friday, November 2, 2012

What's next

Here's Larkin.... I was lucky  to find this wrought iron screw on holder! I made a pincushion from embossed cashmere upholstery fabric with vintage rayon plush  leaves and a wool felt flower and have attached it using  jewelry glue. The second picture shows Larkin and the screwed on pincushion in front of my  $10.00 ( with table and stool) 1950's green Singer sewing machine which works like a charm! The picture in front of the machine's colors are off due to the flash. The top one is much more accurate. 
The bear and her pincushion are listed on and   and will be going with me to my next show.... DesMoines, IA on  Saturday Nov 10th at the State Fairgrounds!