Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a happy one! We had family, my brother & his family and my niece and her family...9 people, including us. We had a very nice visit.
I got my Christmas cards addressed and made a trip to the post office this morning, only to find it closed. I guess they are cutting back. There is another, bigger post office in town but I can wait til Monday. Yesterday, black Friday, I did a little shopping. No big malls or crazy Walmarts though, I just went to the fabric store. The closest one is a 40 minute drive. They only had 3 people working so it took awhile to get my fabric cut and paid for. I'm happy with my new fabric and have to get going making dolly and teddy clothes.
Today I took a few photos for the Toys Tea Party on Dec 6th. I have lots of dolls and other critters to attend the tea party. I even have some nice tea pots and tea sets, I just don't have any littles tables and only a few little chairs. Improvise, improvise!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Happenings

Artfire Holiday Deals
Keeping busy trying to fulfill all the commitments I have made for the holidays. My Christmas cards are printed and waiting to be put together and addressed. I will post the photo cover closer to Christmas. The elf for the little elf swap( also photos later) went to the post office today and the ornament for the Teddy Talk ornament swap will go off next week. Two Blythe(doll) Christmas dresses were sent on their way earlier this week. I need to take photos for the tea party on Dec 6 and company is coming for Thanksgiving next week. Since gift giving is going to be very lean this year I have finished 95% of my shopping. I will start making goodies after Thanksgiving.
Yesterday I changed some of my artfire listings to reflect Artfire's Holiday Deals promotion. I am offering free shipping to the US and reduced international shipping on some bears and critters. Some of them are included in the photo above.
Also please check out Whats Up Dox shop. There is a raffle for a mohair Dachshund I made to benefit Dachshund rescue. Drawing December 11th.
More Holiday Happenings to come.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I received this award from Sandi at Bearly Sane over a week ago. The days keep slipping by so I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post and accept the award.
Rules :-
1. Use only 1 word answers.
2. Pass along to 6 of you favorite bloggers.
3. Tell them you've given them the award.
4. Have Fun !!

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your hair? short
3. Your mother? Quiet
4. Your father? Irish
5. Your favorite food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? Didn't
7. Your favorite drink? Dr Pepper
8. Your dream/goal? comfort
9. What room are you in? Workroom
10. Your hobby? reading
11. Your fear? Poverty
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Mean
15. Muffins? Strawberry
16. Wish list item? Time
17. Where did you grow up? Maryland
18. Last thing you did? Browsed
19. What are you wearing? Capris
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pets? Short
22. Friends? Great
23. Your life? Busy
24. Your mood? Determined
25. Missing someone? Linda
26. Vehicle? Old
27. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes
28. Your favorite store? Fabric
29. Your favorite color? Purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Dunno
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Computer
34. One person who emails me regularly? Renee
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

I am presenting the award to:
Vivian viv out on a whim
Bettina Glass Dragon Bears
Joanne Desert Mountain Bears
Darlene Raspbeary Bears
Marlys Waggle Bears
Laura Lynn Teddies by Laura Lynn

I hope to post again soon. Lots of things going on for the holidays. My family is coming here for Thanksgiving so I have to stop sewing and actually clean my house. I might have to dust off the vacuum before I use it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's beginning to look a little like Christmas

Just a quick post. Yesterday I received a darling little bear in a swap. Gingerbear traveled all the way from Australia. I just love him and he has started my Christmas decorating as he sits on the table by the window. I sent Foster the little dog to Raewyn of Woodbury Park Bears. We sent our swaps on the same day and they both arrived exactly one week later. Foster is wearing a Christmas Bandana and I sent several other bandana in different prints for other holidays.
I'm working on my Christmas cards and an ornament for another swap. More later.....