Saturday, October 31, 2009

Running in circles....

I haven't started to get ready for the show....which is one week from today! Although I'm not trying to finish more bears for the show as I have enough in my critter room to more than fill a table, I still have to make tags for many of them. Then they have to be packed, table covers readied, bags and tissues for (hopefully) the many purchases the collectors will make.
I have also been making Christmas dresses for Blythe dolls. I will be listing them in my Nancy's Notions shop on etsy. Anything to keep the funds coming in.
My Christmas swap for TBACA will be on it's way on Monday. It's a surprise, so no pics yet. The other swap I joined is Viv's Littlest Elf swap. Already finished my little elf too...also no pics til after Dec 1st.
The other thing I have been working on is getting a really good photograph of a critter I want to submit to a competition. Judging is based on the photograph and the judges don't see the actual creation, so the photo must be good. The piece I'm trying to photograph is mostly white and while it looks fine on my computer when it's printed there is a glare on the white fur. I have tried several different lighting techniques. Even took pics outside yesterday...a rare cloudy day here in Florida. I'm getting frustrated and not sure what to try next.
The little bear in the photo is Carly. She has been sitting around here for awhile in little shorts so I decided a cute dress might help her find a new home. She will be going to the show Nov 7 with me. By the way, the show, which is presented by the Sunshine Bear Den of Good Bears of the World will by at 4725 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, Florida from 10 - 3. If your in that neck of the woods, come by.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jackie another Puppy Grrl

Been meaning to post photos of Jackie all week. Bill's computer won't read his game cd so he has been on my computer. He can play card games for hours which means less time for me. Not necessarily a bad thing but sometimes inconvenient. It is also a problem because Bill is an indiscriminate clicker. He has changed things(my email) around without even realizing it.
Back to Jackie.....I'm really pleased with how she turned out. I think the Jack Russell type terriers are one of the easiest for me to capture their cuteness. Jackie is already on her way to her new home. I have a couple more Puppy Grrls up my sleeve. It's a busy time of year. I have joined 3 swaps and their is a Doll & Bear show Nov 7 along with lot of other holiday happenings.

I also took care of another October chore last week. I had my annual mammagram and all is clear.
Have you had yours?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Still creating

I know my posts of late haven't shown any of my new creations. I am still making critters!! I just finished something for a Christmas swap but have to keep it under wraps so it will be a surprise. I have completed a couple of critters for the TBACA Valentine show(That's right Valentine's!!). Can't reveal those as they are show exclusives. I am going to do a show Nov 7 in Lake Worth Florida. It is sponsored by the Sunshine Bear Den of Good Bears of the World. Several bears and critters that have been occupying the "critter room" for awhile will be traveling to that show. Including Peppermint Patti and Christy, a couple of Christmas creations. Tomorrow I plan to dye some fur a pretty shade of lavender for a bear. I will post photos when she is finished.
I have also made some clothes for Shannon, my Blythe doll. I received some cute crocheted hats and things from a flickr friend. You can see pics of them on my flickr

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Living in Paradise

This time of year is really wonderful here along the east coast of Florida. The temperature and the humidity are more moderate but it's still warm enough to go swimming. This morning Bill and I packed our little cooler(he got his cup of coffee) and drove into town. There we got a croissant and an egg and sausage muffin. Then we parked by the water. The water being the Indian River which is actually an intercoastal waterway that runs parallel to the Atlantic coast in this part of Florida. We often do this, sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for dinner. This morning we could see manatees playing in the water a little ways out. Bill got out the binoculars and we watched them for quite awhile. We have seen dolphins and their babies playing in the water from that same spot along the shore another time. After lunch we relaxed in our pool. Today was a day for no worries....just living in paradise.