Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sweating in Florida

Well it is HOT, HOT, HOT here in Florida! The last few days have been in the upper 90's with the heat index over 105. Between time in the pool and just feeling sluggish I haven't gotten much done. We try( actually prefer) not use the ac. I was soaking wet just sitting so we bit the bullet and turned it on. I did finish 2 critters in the last week. Jessie is available on Bear Pile. I used some vintage lace I purchased at an estate sale and a vintage looking pin I have been holding on to for awhile. The other critter is a new series I have started. It needs one finishing touch before I reveal it. As they say...."Stay tuned"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Beary Cocktails

Just added these three cuties to my web site. I have ideas for a couple more in this series I am calling Beary Cocktails. Each one comes with an acrylic margarita glass. The little bears are 6 inches tall. Beary Daiquiri's is mohair with the body kool aid dyed a strawberry pink. She has a necklace of Swarovski crystals
Beary Daiquiri
Blue Hawaiian also has a kool aid dyed body of a very pretty turquoise blue. Her necklace is a flower fimo beads to resemble a lei.

Blue Hawaiian

Margarita is kool aid dyed with lemon and lemon lime. She also has a Swarovski crystal necklace and her glass has little lemons and limes around it.


They are available on my site here. I have made more mini pups and they will be available on etsy soon. Right now I am working on another critter and them maybe another Beary Cocktail.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

After the Black & White Ball

The week long Black & White Ball at TBACA was a great success. This was the first year for the Creative Design Awards and some wonderful creations competed. The competition was only open to artists from Australasia. Next year it will also be open to international artists and I will definately be competing. Next year will be a Fantasy Ball and the ideas are already churning in my head.
I had some critters in the online show. Felicia the cat has already gone to a new home but Margaret and her dog McGregor are still available. I will list them on my website soon. My other creation Beary Daiquiri is from my series Beary Cocktails and I will post about them soon.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mini Pets for Blythe

I made the first mini dog as a friend for a bear. Recently, I realized it was the perfect size pet for my Blythe doll. If you don't know what a Blythe doll is go to flickr and put Blythe in search. There is a whole culture of collectors photographing their dolls. Shannon, my Blythe, is an only doll. I am having fun making her clothes and photographing her. Playing like a little girl is de-stressing. I made several mini dogs and they are up for adoption(for a small fee) on Plastic Paradise, a Blythe forum. There will also be some in my etsy shop later. I am working on a pattern for a mini cat too.

Don't forget to visit the
Black & White Ball this week. New creations are revealed everyday. Many wonderful Teddy Bears and critters available.