Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Critters & News

Now our home purchase is up in the air. If it goes through the closing is again supposed to happen June 30th. So to keep myself busy and not fretting and wringing my hands, I finished a Teddy and a Puppy Grrl. Jenny is the bear. She is ready for some summertime fun with her jump rope. She is available on Bear Pile. Betsy is the latest Puppy Grrl...just in time for the 4th of July. All of the other Puppy Grrls have doggie print dresses but Betsy, the all American Boston Terrier, was begging for red, white, and blue. I hope to get her listed on Bear Pile in a day or two.
My other news....Rebecca has been nominated for an ABC(Australian Bear Creations) award. ABC is a beautiful Teddy Bear magazine published in Australia. I was very pleasantly surprised to see my name on the list of nominees.

Now I will go back to twiddling my thumbs, waiting to here about the house.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

I know it's a little early, but I have a lot going on between now and then. We close on the new house June 30th. Anybody that has ever had a real estate closing knows these things never go smoothly. Something always comes up at the last minute. I am trying to get it all lined up so that won't happen but the odds are probably against me. Even after closing there will be a ton of stuff to do before we can move in. The roof will be replaced right away. A 26 ft above ground pool has to be taken down and removed. It just takes up too much of the backyard and Bill wants to plant a vegetable garden. Wallpaper needs to be removed(and there is a lot of it). Then the walls need to be painted in almost every room. Since we can afford to put in new floors right away, and the carpet is yucky, we are thinking of pulling the carpet up and painting the concrete floors. Concrete floors are not that unusual here in Florida. They can look really nice and there are many colors to choose from.
Then there is the packing and actual moving. Also selling off or donating what will not be going with us. So if you don't here from me for awhile'll know what I'm up to..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Visit the Fantasy Ball

It has finally arrived!! Gerome the Gnome and Sadra the Sea Sprite are available. Chester was adopted immediately upon the show opening. He was the most fun to make. I dyed the fur for his body with fushia and purple dye, making stripes. His toothy smile is needle felted.
There are a lot of wonderful creations at the ball. Make sure you click on "Day One" to vote for the People's Photographic Choice Award category in the ACDA awards. Then "Day Two" will take you to the artists. You click on an artist's photo to see their creations. I really loved this theme but am already mulling over ideas for next years theme, Beatrix Potter.
You can get to the ball by clicking here