Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Give Away

I haven't done a giveaway in a long time so with Valentine's Day a couple of weeks away this little bear would like a new home. This is "Luv Mi", a 5½ inch tall bear created with black cherry and white alpaca. She will come with her pretty Chinese take out box. A perfect Valentine gift. For a chance to win go to Dog Patch Critters page on facebook and like the page. Then leave a comment under Luv Mi's photo. If you are not on facebook email me and I will add your name to the pot. I would like to get more "fans" on facebook though check into it. Winner to be announced next Sunday Feb 5th.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Shows 2012

Just 5 weeks until the Tampa show. I really look forward to this one every year. It is the only all bear live show I take part in. I would definitely do more live shows if there were more within driving distance. When I lived more centrally along the east coast there were at least 6 a year close enough to drive to within a few hours. BUT....doing online shows has advantages. Number one, you reach a worldwide audience. So, I am delighted I will be participating in the Teddies Worldwide Spring Show!! The theme for this show is a Teddy Tea Party. Some of my ideas for this theme are already on paper. Time to get to work. Keep the dates open...March 23 - 25.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy accident

I was trying to achieve a particular shade of teal blue/green a couple of months ago. This mohair piece wasn't exactly what I was looking for and later efforts were successful. So, this piece was put away in the closet. After New Years, it started beckoning me. Though not exactly sure which direction it was taking me, I cut out a small bear. The day after starting to sew it I ran across this fabric at the store. While knowing I was going to dress this little bear I had no idea if it was going to be a boy or girl ...or what. The fabric said "clown", of course. And so Emmitt was born. Hubby said he needed a famous clown name.

I changed the pattern on the cat and I'm pleased with the results. Just some minor tweaks.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Lexi

My sweet Lexi girl turns 15 today. I have had her since the day she was born. I was a Dachshund breeder at the time and I got the pick of the litter. In some ways it seems like yesterday but sometimes it feels like long ago. She is sweet, comical and totally food driven. For the last 3 years she has been on medication for an enlarged heart. So I count each day with her as special. Lexi seems to sleep more these days but is always awake at meal time. Lettuce is one of her favorites and she stays right under Bill's feet while he makes a salad. She has put up with me as I made her wear ridiculous hats and outfits. The only time she wants to be a lap dog is during a thunderstorm. I just hope she is around for many more birthdays.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Kitty Cat

Happy New Year to everyone! Hope your holidays were filled with love, laughter, and good eats.
I have been working on a new cat pattern. The basic head pattern has been used on some previous creations. The difference is needle felting of the nose, cheeks, and mouth. Kitty's head is jointed but not it's legs. I think the body pattern needs to be tweaked a little. This cat is made to sit but I think the chest needs to come out a bit where it's front legs are sewn on. Then I might try a couple of different, tan with Siamese markings...hmmmm...we'll see.