Monday, January 25, 2010

TBACA Be My Valentine Show

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! I'm looking forward to the online show at Teddy Bears and Critters Australasia. This is a sneak peek of my creations that will be available at the show. Hopefully it will peek your interest. The show starts at 8am February 13th Australian time. That will be 4pm Eastern Standard time on Feb 12th here in the US. There will be many wonderful creations from more than 35 artists.
There will also be a fundraiser for Bobo the Sun Bear at Free the Bears Fund. Artists have donated 26 bears with the proceeds to go to the fund. You can read more about Bobo and the Free the Bears Fund here.
You can get to the Be My Valentine Show page by clicking on the banner on the side bar. Mark it on your calendar!
I will be at the Brightstar Teddy Bear Show in Tampa on Feb 21st, just one week after the online show. I need to get stitching!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine's Day...less than a month away

That's right...diving right into 2010. First, little Luv Mi is available on my website. She is just 5 1/2 inches tall, made of alpaca, and comes with her little brocade take-out box. A perfect Valentine gift for your hunny.
I have finished all critters for the TBACA Be My Valentine online show. Make sure you check it out Feb 13th, Australian time. There will be some wonderful creations from several wonderful artists.
I have finished one Puppy Grrl for the Tampa show and I'm busily working on more. My mind is already dreaming up some Spring critters. I just hope to have the time to work on them.
Our temps here have finally returned to normal. This weekend it was beautiful with temps in the 70's. A large part of Bill's garden didn't make it through the cold snap. We drove around one day last week and there are many yards with brown withered plants and bushes. It's kinda sad, as we are used to staying green year round here. Most tropical plants just can't take that kind of cold.
Can't wait for Spring!

Luv Mi

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Back to work

Now that the holidays are over no more slacking off. That includes exercising! Those holiday pounds aren't going away on their own. Then there's the tax stuff. Yesterday, I started to work in the office and ending up cleaning the whole room. I have to finish up 2009 bookkeeping for the water business. Two shows coming up next month to get ready online and one live. I finished the last critter for the TBACA Be My Valentine show and starting working on another Puppy Grrl to take to the Brightstar Tampa show. I hope to have a couple more for that show.

I think the record cold weather here is slowing me down though. We moved here for the climate but the last week has been freezing...literally! We lost a number of plants, just couldn't cover them all. Our average temp this time of year is 72F but we didn't make it out of the 40's yesterday. I dread the electric bill at the end of the month. I don't own a coat or gloves anymore so I'm bundled in layers. I mentioned in my last post that you won't see any snow around here but there is a chance of flurries tomorrow....almost unheard of.
I am looking forward to a great year though!