Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hard at work for the holidays

Charles is hard at work creating goodies for the holidays....
He and all the other Glass Dragon Bears and Friends want to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving !

We are due to gather at my son's house... but he called saying the furnace isn't working right! It has been a problem since he bought the house 18 months ago... so keep your fingers crossed that all will be fixed. Luckily we can have it all here ( if I put my bear stuff away!)

The repairman came and fixed things... same guy as last time!! LOL ... but we all had a great warm Thanksgiving with way too much food !  We will have a second get together here tomorrow including those who couldn't be with us yesterday !

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Last minute bear buying show!!

Bright Star Promotions is having a "last minute bear buying "online show December 15th  and 16th.

I will post a link when the preview is open..... it should be fun!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pip has found his Christmas tree

Pip is a little 4.5 inch  mohair bear with a red knit wool hat and scarf... his tree just fits on his "wood" sled with metal runners.... I posted him in my BearPile shop.

Spent quite a bit of time packing my bears, mice, ornaments etc. that were sold in Christmas Treasures show... then dropping them off at the Post Office. Usually I put the boxes out in my mailbox after labeling with USPS click-and-ship ... but there were too many!!  And two that went outside the US ( they HAVE to be logged in at the PO) -  one to Switzerland and one to Australia!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

show is coming to an end ... and dying class

The Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures show is in its final hours...if you haven't looked, look!  Thank you to all who have looked and especially to those who bought!!

Yesterday afternoon I took a class with a quilter friend... we dyed fabrics for quilts. I took along a piece of teddy bear mohair to experiment with as well. We mixed dyes ,combined them for our own colors and then dyed. Here is my "stuff"
The orange fabric had been black pattern on white, the yellow was my off-white dense mohair, the raspberry was white Kona cotton fabric, the teal was  white with a woven pattern, the denim was a white pattern printed on white. I liked the wrong side better but a little of the right patterned side can be seen on the left side. The teacher explained ice dying and I will give that a try with mohair soon.
By the way... all the fabrics minus as much dye as I could pour off went into the washer TOGETHER with some stuff the teacher provided. The colors didn't run together and the washer didn't get discolored either! Whoo hoo!

Friday, November 15, 2013

The show is on...

Here's the link to Bettina's page   

Quite a few will be heading out to new home on Monday.  I have a class tomorrow so a trip to the Post Office will have to wait until then...

These three are hoping to find new homes too!!

Counting down

The Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures show open this afternoon at 4pm Eastern and goes till Sunday  11/17 at 4pm Eastern !!  So I am counting down the hours !!  I have all my bears and friends and gifts posted and the PayPal buttons set up.  I know how much I dreaded doing the PayPal buttons for the first couple of online shows... but now it is "easy peasy"!
Here is the link to the whole show

Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures   ... click on the enter button and you will be taken to all the preview bears and a chance to vote for your favorite.

After the show opens I will try and add a link to my own show page... so check back after 4pm Eastern.

Bettina's page

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Holidays/winter/Christmas on my mind

Bears and bear friends for the Worldwide Teddies online show have been on my minds "forever". I have enough for the show but just can't "not think" seasonal bears... so here is Penelope ( named after my newest great-niece. The original Penelope is much prettier than the bear, but I think the Penelope-Bear is pretty cute too!)
Penelope-Bear will be  posted on BearPile and shortly....

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Teddies Worldwide preview is open

Here is Carrie!  She's my preview bear!  To get to the Christmas Treasures online show ( Teddies Worldwide)... here is the link.  The  preview is open for voting and the show itself opens on November 15th. I hope you'll come and take a look!

Now that Halloween has passed... I've been thinking about holiday bears.  Here is Loren, a little 5.5 inch bear, who's found a candy tin bucket with CANDY. I have been playing with Sculpey ( polymer resin) so Loren may have more candy shortly. He's posted on both BearPile and etsy.

We ( the DH and I) are off to our son's for another family food experiment night.  I'm making a turkey spinach and feta dish in phyllo pastry.  Lili is making birthday cupcakes for her uncle. Her Dad is making chocolate covered bacon. Her Mother is making beef enchilada dip. Our son/her Uncle hasn't told us what his final choice is... so it will be a surprise!! Wish my other daughter and her husband could come... but they have other commitments.. sigh.