Saturday, August 27, 2011

Introducing Jeannie

She is finally done. It was a lot of fun creating her but it took several months. She sat naked for more than a month. Gathering the materials for her outfit took more time than expected. The original plan was purple velveteen for her vest and waistband. Did you know there are dozens of shades of purple and some clash with others? Finally, I found some cotton with pretty sparkly glitter. It is difficult to see in the photo but looks just right in person. Then finding the right shade of chiffon to match took forever! Thank goodness for etsy! My sister-in-law came through with the bottle. It was a black vase with yellow flowers. Hubby painted it gold and made a top. I painted the flowers purple. So the vision in my head of a genie elephant has come to life(so to speak). Hope you like her!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TBAAF Awards

Online voting in the Teddy Bear Artists and Friends Awards is now open. There are many, many wonderful bears and critters to look at. You don't have to register to vote. Just remember the name of the one you want to vote for so you can check it off on the voting page. Sundae is in the Anime category, Tian is in the Panda category, and Betsy is in the Cat & Dog category. So mosey on over and vote for your favorite. Click here to get to TBAAF.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot

Actually, I like summer. I love warm weather and hate cold. BUT heat indexes above 110° F are very difficult to work in. I broke down and turned the ac on. Just during the day, at night a couple of window fans do the trick and our electric bill wasn't that high last month. So I have been able to get some sewing done. Made from cream mohair dyed a very light teal, Francie and Bobbie Jo are 2 very different girls. Francie is a girly girl that likes pink and pastels. Bobbie Jo is a bit of a tomboy, preferring overalls. She did allow a bow by her ear. Both will be available shortly in my etsy shop.
Also working on some fall critters and a very special elephant.