Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sick day

It turned out to be a good day to stay home. The weather was one good reason. The severe thunder storms started last night. We had a lull overnight, then they started up again about 6:30 this morning. No damage at our house but the news is showing a lot of trees down. It's now 3 in the afternoon and I can still hear rumbles of thunder in the distance but I think the worse is over. Another reason for staying home...Bill has given me his cold. I don't feel too bad...a scratchy throat and runny nose. So I have been doing some sewing while listening to the weather on the tv.
I realized a couple of days ago that, after several critters traveled to new homes last week, I need more critters to take to a Doll and Bear show May 7th. Also, I hope to get into Daphne's(Backroad Bears) next online show in July. Today is also the end of the quarter so I need to get busy on water business bookkeeping. Can't put it off any longer.
Lastly, my entry for the ACD awards is finished and submitted. More on that later.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This and That

Several things going on...first: Teddy Bears and Critters is now Bear Artists Online. There is a new link on the left. The name change better reflects who we are and what we do.
Second, I am almost finished with my entry in the ACDA awards. I struggled with my first try at a Beatrix Potter character. The problem was it just didn't come together as I saw it in my head. So, last week I started from scratch with a different critter. Of course the entries won't be revealed until June 1st.
The third bit of news is my Spring Sale. All of the critters in the above photo were to be in the sale. After sending advanced emails to my collectors only 3 are still available.
Cubby's Easter Surprise: Was $125 Now $105. The Wild Hare: Was $115 Now $95. Flora: Was $80 Now $60. If interested email me for more photos or info

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Since I am having a kind of mental block when it comes to making critters I decided to go outside today. Bill has been working on the yard and it is starting to take shape. He already has lettuce for our salads. There are also tomatoes and peppers. There was a stone walkway which he has almost finished moving. We have some big ceramic pots we brought from the previous house and the plants in them are blooming. The geranium is bright pink and blooming like crazy. I can remember what the other one with the red blooms is called. I wasn't sure it would make it but it has come back nicely. The clover with the light purple blooms came up on it's own in several places. I guess it is considered a weed ....but it is so pretty!