Monday, December 31, 2012

Amelie ...really the end!

Finding a piece of pink mohair in my stash I just couldn't resist  making a NewYear's Eve pink elephant... Amelie ! She is truly the last for 2012.  I have her posted on both BearPile and Etsy.

I decided to put my etsy shop on sale this year. I've done it before,  few years ago, without much result. But this year has been different ( hooray!). 6 bears/bear friends have left for new homes! They went all over ... a nice thing!  When the ball drops tonight here in Kansas City, the sale will be over...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all....hope your day was as wonderful and crazy and hectic and loud as ours!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

"The End"

Here's "TheEnd" .... the last bear of 2012. He's  #6178 so that means I made 208 bears and friends this year  ( including Sammi #6000) . Pretty busy year!!
I have shows planned for 2013 starting with the Bright StarTampa show in February!  This show is a good excuse for a Sanibel Island, FL vacation ... bike riding, beach walking, shelling, swimming in a heated pool and so on!!  Just writing about it makes me start planning!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's white outside!!

It's white outside!! We woke on Thursday morning to a white world with lots of school closings , airport delays and cancellations and lo-o-ong commutes for those trying to get to work. There really wasn't a lot of snow but it had rained on Wednesday so maybe there was ice under the snow.... maybe it was the wind. Who knows! It took my son 30 minutes to get to work... it usually takes 7 !  My son-in-law was on the road for over two hours before getting to his work... it usually takes 45!
As for those kids with closed schools? My grandchildren and their Mother ( a high school teacher) had a fun day. The kids went sledding... my daughter cleaned and organized cupboards and didn't grade papers! They all watched Selena the cat go bunny hopping across the lawn stopping every so often to shake of that weird white stuff!
The snow didn't change my day much... other than seeing the neighborhood covered in white from the windows. The "plague" still has me housebound.
Today my husband heard the sounds of a stuck car and found our neighbors really didn't know how to "rock" the car and get loose... so off he went to give a hand. With him at the wheel, the car was out in no time! Guess it pays to have grown up in upper NY State and lived in an area of lake affect snow in Michigan.
We're due for another batch of snow in the next few days! The kids will love it.... and considering how dry ( we're in an extreme drought area) we are who can complain about water whether it be snow or rain? Ice storms I will complain about!! Those are nasty!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas is getting closer

The "Plague" is hanging on!! My husband is getting solicitous so I must be sounding worse.... LOL  :)

I decided that one thing I could do is put my ETSY shop on sale.... If you use the code  SANTAANNEX when checking out, you will receive a 10% discount!!   I use USPS Priority Mail so your US mailing address purchase should arrive in time for Christmas ( if you make a purchase in the next day or so!)

If you're not worried about a Christmas arrival, the sale goes on until December 31,2012 !

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Busy while sick!!

Guess I could blame my grandchildren... or maybe is was the  grandchildren's schoolmates  during their Christmas program... Who knows! Somehow I have caught something ( and my granddaughter has it too!). So it means cookies are on hiatus for now.. I made this Frosty while settled in the recliner with tissues and lots of liquids.....  I will post him on BearPile and then retreat back to the recliner and another small bag of bear parts!
Frosty was made from alpaca blend....

Monday, December 10, 2012

cookies cookies cookies..... instead of bears

I have been making my Christmas cookies for the last few days to send off to our families. It seemed like the amount was getting close to what I needed when the local hungry hoard waltzed in the door. And like magic the amount of cookies dwindled!  Now who would tell their favorite grandchildren "NO!" Well... not me.  So more cookie dough is chilling....

Friday, December 7, 2012

support handmade


Facebook people have been posting various versions of this idea.... and I support the idea !  I enjoy going to craft shows and seeing what others are creating and I enjoy creating things myself.  I also enjoy "cruising" through the etsy site..... there are some amazing items for sale! Go take a    and while you're there take a look at my shop...