Maybe because I have a bit of a cold(can't remember the last time I had one) but I can't seem to decide which project to work on. I just finished a little mohair cat in my Kitty Kibbles series. I have another in progress and a little dog cut out. I also drew up the pattern for my entry in the Softie Thanksgiving Day Parade . Also drew up patterns for another outfit for Maxine the clothes hound. Decisions, decisions!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Well, Mellow Yellow is on his way to NM. I don't know the totals yet, but I think the Lemonade Bears Benefit Auction was a great success. I checked in often and I think all the auction pieces were selling. I'm really glad I participated and I hope Mellow brings many smiles to his new person.
I have been working on Halloween cats again. I have always been a Christmas person and never got that excited about Halloween(except for the candy). This year I am enjoying decorating and creating for the spooky holiday. I will be listing the siblings- Scare D. Cat and Fray D. Cat on ebay later tonight. You can see them here .
Besides listing books on Amazon today I got some other things started. I dyed some wool to match a Siamese cat I am working on. I will be needle felting her "cheeks" with the dyed wool. I am also working on a calico kitty - both for the Kitty Kibbles series. Boy for a dog person I sure have been making a lot of cats.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
It's this weekend! Starting Friday, Sept 21 there will be many great bears and critters up for auction at bid4bears. The proceeds from the benefit go to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Bear artists from around the world are participating. There is more info available at http://www.lemonadebears.com/ . There is also a sneak peek of the critters that will be auctioned.
I am donating Mellow Yellow, my imaginary friend, made for a challenge on the Edinburgh Community Forum. He is a very happy elf-like fellow that I hope will find a loving home and raise a little money to fight childhood cancer. It's only a 3 day auction, so make sure you check it out.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Yes, it's that time of year. I have just listed Spooky on ebay. Check him out http://tinyurl.com/2ypmqz . I like the way he turned out so much I am working on 2 more. They will be somewhat different as I am adding needle felted mouths. I really have to hurry because in order to auction Halloween items and have them shipped in time they need to be done before the end of the month.
I stopped in Target today and found some really cute things in their dollar section. I bought some Halloween baby sock I am going use to make sweaters for little mohair dogs. I got the idea from a posting in Teddy Talk about making one for a real Yorkie from a regular sock.
I must get to work so all my ideas will get done in time!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
It only took 4 phone calls to hostmonster to get my site uploaded. Now I just have to learn how to use all the bells & whistles available. I can expand now and not have to worry about not having enough space. I hope to make more free patterns available. I would definately like to expand my links page. If anyone would like to exchange links just let me know. You can copy the image above and link it to http://www.dogpatchcritters.com/. Email me with your link and I will add it to my links page.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I guess some the cross promotional links and blogging are working. I received an email yesterday from someone who had seen a photo of "Me N My Lil Sis" somewhere. Now they are on their way to Australia! I will feel better when I know they have arrived safely-they are a little young for a long journey by themselves.
Anyway, the proceeds went immediately to web hosting at hostmonster.com so my site will be down for a day or two while it moves. I am looking forward to more space for links, patterns, etc.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I tried to add a link to my website and the changes wouldn't upload. So, I went to the help section of my host and discovered I have used all of my 7mb of space. It's time for a change. I will be contacting hostmonster so I can move my site to them. You get 300gb of space for only a couple more dollars than I am paying now. I just hope they can explain to lil ol technically challenged me how to do it. If my site is down you will know why!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
PJ, the 6" orange tiger cat, is on ebay for a 7 day auction. You can see him here http://tinyurl.com/348vpn . He is the first from the "Kitty Kibble" series. Each kitty will come with a cat bowl..just the right size to sit in. I am already working on 2 more cats for the series. Each cat will be the same size but different furs and colors. I am also keeping my eye out for interesting cat bowls. Sometimes I think I come up with these ideas just so I can shop for the accessories.
I will be listing another critter tomorrow...I just haven't decided which one yet. Stay tuned!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I listed 2 critters on ebay this week. The first is a scruffy little terrier puppy named Tinker. You can view the auction here . The second is the first in my Teddies N Tea series. Her name is Eugenia and you can view her auction here . Tinker' auction ends on Sept 11 and Eugenia's Sept 13. I hope to have 2 auction listings a week for at least 5 weeks.
Tinker's listing was done using ebay's graphics and picture hosting. For Eugenia's listing I used a template created using Free Form a website I found searching ebay's sellers resources. I am pleased with the way it looks and the added benefit is I can insert extra pics and not pay ebay for them.