Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Too much to do

I love this time of year - getting ready for the holidays and all that means. But I have a few other things on my plate this year. I have been summoned for jury duty next week(Nov 5). My hubby, Bill, has been scheduled for knee replacement surgery on the 12th. He has several pre op appts next week, including a class that details everything that will happen after surgery(rehab, etc). I probably will not be able to go because of jury duty and I would really like to be there. I will be taking care of him when he gets out of the hospital.

I just started an online webdesign class at ebearz university. I'm excited about it, I just hope my schedule doesn't interfere too much. I also signed up to do the Ho Ho Bearz online show Thanksgiving weekend. I need to get all my photos and descriptions ready. I am trying to finish a couple of little dogs for the show. Photos have to be in by Nov 11. I will post sneak peaks later.

On top of everything else,Lexi, one of my Dachshunds, is having heart problems. She is on meds and goes in for a recheck tomorrow.

I remember when my children were on different soccer teams and all the running around that entailed. But I was a lot younger then. I'll get through...maybe even lose a little weight in the process.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Shine on Harvest Moon Challenge

The "Fall Guys -Punky, Gordy, and Corny" are my entry for the current challenge at the Edinburgh forum.

With the "Shine on Harvest Moon" Challenge you can sew, needle felt as well as crochet/knit any Harvest/Fall related items, things that fly by the light of the moon or even howl at the moon. Your item does not have to be an animal or doll but can also be a home decor item like pumpkins to sit around or even pillows. Also, you don't have to make your item especially for the challenge it can be one that you made for fall last year. Mixed media items are also accepted just so mohair, plush, felt, wool roving or any other item that Edinburgh may carry in their extensive line of products is used somewhere in your creation. Show us what you can do or have done with those products and have fun!

The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate from Edinburgh Imports. You can't beat it! I think the deadline is Oct 31. Check it out here

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Doll Bear & Collectible Show

I have spent several evenings this week preparing for a show which is Sat Oct 20 in Melbourne, Florida. It will be the second time I have done this show. I set up a table at the spring show in late March. This time I have rented 2 tables. One will be for the critters I have made. The other table will be for other "collectibles" I have picked up here and there. I have a very nice wooden doll high chair and some painted wooden children's chairs. Other things include teddy bears and critters by Russ, Dakin, Fur Real, and Boyds. I have several miniature(doll scale) Radio Flyers pieces-wagon, sled, tricycle. I have been pricing and packing everything in plastic tubs. Today I purchased a hand cart to get my containers from the car to my table.

Tomorrow I go through my check list - tablecloths, salesbook, business cards, candy to put on table, etc. Then I pack the car and set my alarm for early Sat morning. The show is a little less than an hour drive from home but I want to give myself plenty of time. They open for set up at 7 am and the show starts at 10. I'm hoping collectors are starting their Christmas shopping early.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Maxine's new jacket

Maxine, the clothes hound, wanted to show off her new jacket and matching boots. She is going for a classic look this time. Made with imitation embossed leather, the jacket and doe suede dress are accessorized with wood bead necklace and earrings.

I love playing dress-up with Maxine.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Learning about computer "stuff "

Lately I have been trying to learn more so I can do more-for my business that is. I figure the more proficiant I become at utilizing all that is available the more likely my creations will get viewed and perhaps purchased on the web. Last night I listed the Siamese Sisters on ebay using a template I created myself. I needed a little help from a friend to straighten out one problem but I think it turned out great. You can see it here . I also signed up for a class in web design at ebearz university. There are several great bear making classes as well as ones that have to do with the business of making bears. I figure I'm proof you are never too old to learn.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Another Cat

I just listed another cat on ebay. The second in my Kitty Kibbles series. This cutie is Cleo, a calico kitten. I am learning(slowly) a little html so I can spruce up my ebay listings. I couldn't get my background pic to load but the rest of it came out OK. You can see her here

I just about finished my entry for the Softie Thanksgiving Parade. One last touch to complete. I'm pretty happy with the way it has turned out but (shhhh!) it will remain a secret until the parade.