Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas To All

I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year and to thank you all for visiting and leaving your lovely comments. I feel blessed to count you among my friends, and I hope that our journey together continues through the coming year. Some of you, I know I will encounter on my travels, and I look forward to perhaps meeting more of you too! Where ever you are in this world, we come together here and share a bond. It truly is a "small world".
So, enjoy the season however you choose to celebrate it. I wish you all the best in the New Year.
Beary Hugs
(BTW this is my 100th post, so look out for another giveaway soon!)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What On Earth Was I Thinking?

You know my bears, you know that I like to make realistic bears. You have seen my stash and seen all the lovely "beary" colours I have in it. Soooooooo...... what was I thinking when I bought these two pieces of hand dyed alpaca recently? And what am I going to do with them? Sometimes a gal just has to break out I guess :o) I'm sorry, but you will have to wait until the new year to see what comes from these. I'm quite looking forward to having a little play, but right now I'm busy with a few last minute Christmas orders and I have a plum pudding to make! Late (I know) but it's a super recipe I have been making since I was a teen and it always tastes so good, even when it hasn't had the customary months to mellow and mature.
All the lovely "beary" colours in my stash
And what was I thinking?

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Christmas Treat

Once again I took part in a Christmas swap with the TBACA. I was lucky to get Robyn Roe from Mima's Bears as my swap partner. Greentwinky Jnr is the bear I received from Robyn. He's such  gorgeous bear in silk plush, with the most beautiful handpainted twinkly eyes! He looks very sassy with his little bottom sticking out, as he pulls a Christmas tree along behind him in his little Christmassy wagon.

Rollo and Ding are what I sent to Robyn. I had such fun with this duo, I thought they looked quite the part in their red Chrissy hats :o)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

More Family Talent

This is one of my neice's pencil drawings, the daughter of my very talented doll maker sister, Susie McMahon. I have never know Selty not to be drawing something, even as a little girl she needed to get her daily "fix" with pencil and paper!  Selty has an incredible eye for detail, and amazing patience in capturing it on paper. If you would like to see more of her work you can visit her blog. She has just started it and I'm sure she would love to have a few visitors.......and maybe some comments to encourage her.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

We Have A Winner!

Late, late last night, Sue Jenning's name was drawn from the hat. I want to thank you all for your lovely comments and welcome to my new followers. Stay tuned, I'll be having another giveaway draw soon to celebrate my 100th post! This is number 96 so hopefully it won't be too much longer :o)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wee Bear

This is Wee Bear, I'll be making one just like him as the giveaway gift. I thought he looked a little Christmassy and it being December and all........
For such a small bear ( 2.25"), he has lots of features. He is made in alpaca fur, has a tiny sculpted leather nose, sculpted feet and paws and he even has claws! His little jingle bell hat is sewn from the softest leather.
So if you want to be in with a chance to win this little bear, become a follower of this blog if you aren't one already and leave a comment here or on the previous post. If you mention the giveaway and add a link to your blog I'll add your name twice.That's it, nothing to it really, I'll draw a name on the 10th, in the mean time I'll put my skates on and get the bear done!