Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This is not a diaper!

So, for whatever reason, I have recently found myself fascinated with Pullip dolls... but I hate saying their name.

In America, at least, there is a brand of transitional diaper for toddlers called "Pull-Ups" ... so when you walk around excitedly saying "I want more Pullips!" people generally look at you like you're insane!Regardless, the dolls are very cute, and I will post pics of some of the ones I own tomorrow :)

I will also post pics of the disaster that is my room, because last night I got the brilliant idea to totally rearrange the furniture to make my room more craft friendly... but I didn't finish yet and, frankly, the place is just scary.
I will post pics when it's done too :)

I am working on new patterns, on some little meeses for a swap and on a few other things... It should be a very busy crafting weekend. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Here is my holiday ornament exchange from the Teddy Talk Ornament exchange :)

I hope Cheryl likes it :)

It's Sirius, the dogstar... and then each little dangly star has a puppy pin that has a bell collar and a sprig of Holly... I made three pins, one for Cheryl, and one for each of her daughters.

I hope they like them!!

(the star has really cute pink blush that you can hardly see at all in the pics!!)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Fabulous Work of Kyoht!

Some of you may have noticed the adorable white rabbit illustration I used in my Tea Party story... well... that came from an artist who goes by the name of Kyoht.

Her website is:

And I think her work is fantastic... but... while I was stumbling around looking for imagery for the tea party weeks ago... I found this work by Kyoht... and had to wonder... does she know my cat?!

I keep expecting my cat (The Salacious Crumb) to give me a huge, creepy grin!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bear Share!

Here is a Holiday bear I made, he's red and festive and this is the first time I really tried the whole facial needle sculpting thing. :)

Also, let me say, I truly appreciate the concern people have expressed for my absence.

2009 has possibly been the worst year I've had in a long time. Here's what went wrong this year:

1. One of my best friend's father's unexpectedly died at 54 (from, essentially, bronchitis, so please please, if you have a lingering cough, get it checked and watch it closely)

2. My sister's husband, who we all thought was perfect (and all his friends and family thought this too), turned out to be a pedophillic, cheating jerk (I'm truly refraining my language here)

3. My boyfriend, who up until even the very day before, had been claiming he loved me... dumped me because he is going to leave for grad school in 8 months and may need to sleep with other people.

4. Grandma had a heart attack

5. AND I've been in and out of the hospital a lot with quite a few 'undiagnosable' maladies, and stuck with more needles than I care to think about.

Between funerals, broken hearts and hospitals... I'm feeling very spread thin emotionally... so... I say, BRING ON 2010!!!! I've had enough of this 2009 business.

Despite all of that, I am thankful to have found a wonderful community in the Teddy Bear folk, you guys have really given me something to look forward to everyday. I love reading your blogs.

I am also thankful for friends and family and their love and support... and I'm thankful for knowing these are all things that, while horrible, are things I am strong enough to make it through.

But... seriously.... I'm done with 2009!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My apologies!

I am about 2 weeks behind here. 2009 has NOT been a kind year. I am done with it! But... to close it out... I *did* prepare my party stuff... but unfortunately wasn't able to be around for the party dates... so I will share my party images... because, better late than never!!!

This set is for ginger's teaparty!
(as per usual, click on the image to see it bigger :) )

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three Little Bearries!

Sorry for my absence... the flu knocked me out... November was just... well... an AWFUL month when it came to the health of friends and family. Here's to a better December!

Let's begin it with new bears!!! The pink one you've seen before, but now she's joined with two little mohair friends!!!

I like this first pic... it looks like they're comforting the pink bear :)