Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sew, sew, sew

I'm getting excited for the Teddies Worldwide online show. The tea party theme has been fun. Two bears are completed and three more just need finishing touches. I am a little ahead of schedule so yesterday I dyed some mohair to make one more. Also did some dying for a custom order Siamese cat.
The Tea Party show will also feature some Tea Time Treat recipes. Today I experimented with mine and got hubby's seal of approval. They turned out yummy but you will have to wait til the show to find out the recipe.
There are some new listings in my etsy shop and on bear pile. Emmitt the clown, Louise the gardener and Russell, among others, are ready to be adopted.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tampa Show

It's only a 2 hour drive to Tampa from here but we had to leave at 6am so I had time to set up. The show had good attendance, although I think it was somewhat fewer than last year. Rufus the little terrier and Tootie, one of my little ellies went home with a collector. I had hoped more critters would find new homes but I still consider the show a success. Several well known Teddy bear artists complimented my creations and that made my day. Does that make me pathetic? Hope not.
Now on to the Teddies Worldwide Tea Party show. At least this one is online, so no traveling. Preview release for the show is March 9th.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Lucy!

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Lucy is 17 years old today. I remember the day she was born. I was a Dachshund breeder at the time and it was her mom's first litter. I had already decided if she had a chocolate female I was keeping her. Lucy's mom was a silver dapple and her dad a chocolate. I was kinda into the genetics of color breeding at the time. Even before she opened her eyes Lucy would roll over to get her tummy rubbed. She was registered as "Luscious Godiva" but she was never bred. Lucy was a great hunter in her day. Once a rat decided it was going to set up house in our garage. We tried several things to get rid of it but failed. Once Lucy got the scent of it she was relentless and ended up doing it in. She has always been very demanding and still lets me know when she wants something. Her bed is right next to mine and she will wake me up in the middle of the night so I can cover her up. Although, now mostly blind and deaf, she is still very spry. She likes to stay near me and will bark as if to say "Where are you?" when she can't locate me. She loves to explore the back yard...that nose still works like a charm. So....Happy Birthday to my Lucy and many more!

Happy Birthday Lucy!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

And the winner is...

Emma in the UK won the drawing for Luv Mi the little Valentine bear. Now it's time to get ready for the Tampa show. Finishing touches, tags, and pricing. Next week it will be time to pack. I have already finished one bear for the Spring Tea Party show at Teddies Worldwide in March. Back to work now...