Friday, December 31, 2010

~~~Happy New Year!~~~A busy schedual for 2011!

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and a very happy holiday!I also want to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!Also a big thank you to those who sent me such lovey e-cards and well wishes~~~~it was so nice of you!I'm sorry that I haven't been in to post much lately,but it has been hectic on my end since thanksgiving.2011 will be off to a busy start for me,time to catch up on all of my back orders that I couldn't get completed,a few bears to be finished by mid January to send to Felicia for her upcoming show(yikes thats soon!)and plan on what creations I will be making for the teddies worldwide blooming bear show in March.I can't wait to attend this online show as I missed out on the first one,not having any pieces ready at that time :(.I was also hoping to finally get a chance to work on my pattern line but I will have to be put that idea on the back burner again until I can find time to concentrate on making patterns only.I'll be sure to post as soon as I get some new creations started and have a fun and safe evening!~~~~HugsxxxxxxSharie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

*New teddies completed*now in my etsy shop*

I am so happy to announce the new teddy bears are now completed and listed in my etsy shop.I just love the way they turned out,so old and sweet dressed in their vintage dolly dresses.They are all in my etsy shop if you would like to see more pics of them.Hugsxxxx ~~~~sharie******All of the teddies have been adopted~~~~thank you so much!I still have 2 mini vintage mohair bears in my shop that I reduced their price in hopes of finding them a new home*******

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Snow storm and new bears coming soon!

It's been a wet and dreary day here in Wisconsin with uncertain weather predictions since last night.It has been raining cats and dogs with a cold front nearing that will switch the rain over to heavey snow and maybe near blizzard conditions.....then ice cold winds with wind chills of -30 below......I hate winter lol!In the meantime I have been working on my bears for my last etsy shop update for 2010.There will be four bears,all 8 inches tall and made from mohair wearing vintage style dolly dresses.I hope to have them completed and listed in my shop tommorow,Sunday.I will post their pics once they are listed.Be back soon!~~~~~Sharie

Saturday, December 4, 2010

**update&more pics of little vintage bears on etsy**

After a long day of picture taking and listing all the new teddies in my etsy shop yesterday,I didn't get a chance to post seperate pictures of the minis(needed to rest desperately lol)so I thought I would post some individual pics of the remaining bears in my etsy shop.First to last is Trevor,a very sweet gray bear,then Monty,a blue toned arctic bear,next is Hershey(in my hand)a sweet dk. brown bear,then we have Woodsy a sweet chestnut toned grizzly,and last pic is Rocky another dk. brown bear.The rest of the gang has been adopted but these little guys are still available in my etsy shop.Thanks for visiting !~~~~Sharie

Friday, December 3, 2010

***mini bears completed***now in my etsy shop update***

I am so happy to announce the gang is finished and now listed in my etsy shop.All of these wee one are 5.5 inches tall and created from vintage mohair and vintage wool.Each represent real styles of bears from the grizzly,kodiak,brown,and polar bear.The whimsical blue styles meant to be chilly arctic bears.Each bear wears a wool scarf around their neck to keep them warm during the winter months.I hope you like them and will find time to visit them in my etsy shop.~~~~~Sharie

Thursday, December 2, 2010

****sneak peek****basket of bears in the making!****

I thought I would take a quick break from working on the bears to share some pics of their progress.All of these wee one are 5.5 inches tall and created from vintage mohair and vintage wool.Each will represent real styles of bears from the grizzly,kodiak,brown,and polar bear.The whimsical blue styles popped up from my imagination and are meant to be chilly arctic bears.I will be adding their finishing touches and hope to have them listed in my etsy shop tommorow,Friday the 3rd.I also wanted to share a pic of my special order circus dog and his little buddy pugsbie.The original request was for a pug,poodle,or spanial style dog but I thought I would throw in a special supprise of the little pug who sits in his very own circus ball pouch!I hope their new mommy will like them.I will be back with the finished pics of the gang once they are completed.~~~~~Sharie

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~~Things looking brighter after the start of a bad week~~

I had the start of a very bad week that actually started on Sunday.My husband had come down with that nasty bug that has been going around and wasn't feeling very well at all.With him feeling poorly,I decided to tackle the job of cleaning out our back porch and putting all of the summer statues and baskets away for the winter by myself.I was also aware that my kitty(now my oldest)wasn't feeling too well either.He had been diagnosed with having mini strokes by our vet with no real treatment for his condition.When I was finished with my outdoor tasks and came in for the day,I was in total shock to see how bad my poor kitty was.I really thought he was not going to live through the evening and didn't think I could even bear this so soon after just losing our oldest kitty a couple of months ago.While my husband rested,me and my sons took turns staying by kitties side and comforting him the best we could.As if it was a miracle,he actually started getting more responsive and was incredibley getting better!I was so relieved but exhausted from this I dozed off immediately after I went to bed for the evening.Early the next morning I awoke to my husband standing by the end of our bed telling me he could barely breathe and needed to see the doctor.He was diagnosed with doulble pnemonia and admited into the hospital Monday morning.With everything happening so suddenly I still had to find time to get all the bears from my last etsy update packaged and shipped,get back to the hospital by my husband then back home to do housework and start supper~~~~wow it was exhausting!The good thing~~~my husband was released from the hospital today feeling much better and my kitty(Bobby)has made a full recovery,both a true blessing that I am grateful for!And even more good news,I decided to try to make some mini bears from this wonderful stash of vintage mohair and vintage wool/mohair blend pieces(5 different colors in all) so earlier today I traced and sewed a 5.5 bear up from this wonderful fabric and actually got him finished in one day!Now that is a record for me and the little bear turned out adorable and I was so pleased with him!I plan on making these little guys for my next etsy update in Dec. and will share some pics once they are in progress.~~~~~Sharie

Saturday, November 13, 2010

~~*Clowns*kitty*elephant*completed~~now in my etsy shop~~~

I'm so happy to announce all of the new clowns,kitty and of course the panda elephant are now completed and listed in my new etsy shop update.I love how Willy the elly turned out and I'm pretty happy with him as my first try in making one.Little thomas kitty has also had a big transformation since his unfished stage with the dollies below(in an older post)Also done are the winter clowns Wolfey and Foxey and dear sweet little Grace in her vintage dolly dress(I am a bit smitten with her and it will be hard to let her go lol)The clowns including the elly and Grace are a larger size,just a tad under 11 inches and Jax (yellow clown)is 8" and little Thomas kitty is 7 inches tall and 5 way disk jointed.Well thank you for stopping in to meet the gang and I hope you like them.~~~~HugsxxxxSharie~~~~~quick update....all of the gang except Wolfey(last teddy pictured)has now been adopted.....thank you so much~~~sharie

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

***New teddy clowns and an elephant in the making***

I have been busy working on vintage stlye clowns and my very first elephant clown for my next etsy shop update coming soon.Of course my first elephant couldn't be the usual style,so I created him to be a panda style elephant!I can't wait to show pics of him when he's completed along with the other teddy clowns and the white kitty(pics below in an older post)that I have had in progress for quite some time.I'll be posting again soon with pics of all the new creations once they are completed!~~~~~sharie

Sunday, October 31, 2010

****Happy Halloween***I'm back after a brief break

Hi everyone,I hope your having a wonderful Halloween!It used to be my favorite time of the year when my sons were young,we always had such fun.Now they are grown so of course there is no more trick~or~treating but still good old scarey movies to watch on tv.It is so nice to finally be back online and in the blogging world.I had to take a brief break after my big 12 bear/kitty and special orders in my last big etsy shop update.If anyone had read Kelly's blog(a stuffed life) post about not taking special orders,you really should have because this was great advice on learning to say no.....nicely to custom orders.It just gets overwhelming to keep up with these types of orders and if anything comes up,like it did for me you find yourselve so stressed out not getting the bears finished and listed on time.Not only did I take a little break but the thing that came up to push me behind schedual was what started as getting a new bedroom set.It was exciting at first,but with the work that was going to be done.....painting the walls and removing our OLD carpet we discovered water damage to the floor which needed to be repaired asap.Cutting into the floor we accidently cut the cable line,so that also had to be repaired....ughhhh what next.My youngest son helped put new wood pieces into the damaged areas and helped with the painting,but when it was time to install the new tile flooring he was called back to work,so I layed it myself!I have to say I had never done this before but had seen it done many times so I gave it my best shot and it turned out perfect.....yippee!I am just glad everything is put back together and the new bedroom set is just beautiful so it was worth the grief.I chose a black sleigh bed and just love it as I had always wanted one so bad.As for my special orders that were not completed I think I will sadly have to cancel some of them.It won't be easy but it's only fair to be honest and not keep everyone waiting.From now on I will do like Kelly and nicely say~*no*~to custom requests.Well it was nice to post again and will be back soon with some new creations to share.Have a great Halloween!~~~~Sharie

Sunday, October 3, 2010

**Antique style**Cocoa grizzly bear clown**now in my etsy shop**

This is cocoa,a little antique style grizzly bear clown that I just completed and listed in my etsy shop.He wasn't quite ready to be listed in my last update so I thought I would finish him up and list him today.The last update went very well and all the new creations will be off to their new home soon.The little pink cottage style kitty is still available and I have lowered her price in hopes of finding her a home.~~~~Sharie

Saturday, October 2, 2010

**Another late night etsy shop update**

It has been a looong day but I am happy to announce I finished my 4 special orders this morning and they will be off to their new homes soon and I also worked desperately to finish my new creations for my etsy shop update 8 in all for a total of 12 in one day to list....whew!...I think that is a new record for me.I am a bit behind schedual as these were meant to be my September update,but I'm happy I got them finished.I have alot of new cottage style kitties which is my newest design along with some fall panda bears and a sweet whimsical doggy clown.I hope you like them!~~~Sharie

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saying goodbye to a member of our family

We had a very sad weekend as our oldest kitty Teeds passed away.He has been a member of our family for 20 years and will be sadly missed.We adopted him into our family when my son was 8 and I was 28 and it seems like he has been with us forever as my son will be turning 28,the same age as I was when we got him.Above is a photo of Teeds when he was younger and in his prime.It broke my heart to see him go but he didn't suffer,and I thanked god for that.He was a sweet and gentle soul and we will miss him dearly.

Friday, September 17, 2010

~Sharing pics of kitties in progress with basaak blythe dolls~

My Bassak Blythe(clone)dolls arrived yesterday and I just love them!I did a wee bit of customizing on them and thought it would be fun to have them pose with my new kitty designs in the making.As you can see they have all became very good friends in no time at all.The 2 painted cloth kitties,blue and pink will become polka dottys with little clown hats and skirts,the kitty clown is the hint I gave in the last post,a shabby chic cottage style clown.All the roses and leaves have been hand painted onto the fur.The white kitty that the girls love cuddling in the hutch with is the white little 7 inch kitty that I wrote about in my last post.The new kitties need a bit of work before they are completed but will look much better with their finishing touches.I have to say that these sweet little dolls are quite addicting and I almost couldn't stop taking photos of them lol!Well I hope you enjoyed meeting the new dollies and designs and I will post as soon as they and the special orders are completed.~~~~~Sharie

It's been awhile since I had the chance to get any new bears and friends listed but I am happy to share the gang who...