January 15, 2011

Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show, San Deigo 2011

This is a pile of miscellaneous bits of fabric ...

This is what happens to those said miscellaneous bits when - with a needle, thread and a few stitches - I work my magic and “Hey Presto”...  A wee ted who answers to the call of Ted, Super Ted! is born!

This is Felicia Hymer,  She answers to the call of The Bear Scout (welllll she also answers to Felicia, but lets not get bogged down in details lol).  

Felicia offers the wonderful service of acting as a representative (or scout) for many artists.  One of her services is to take teds around to shows in the US so that artists, like myself, who are unable to travel the distance, still have the opportunity for US collectors to greet our teds face to face!   

Utilizing his super powers, Ted, Super Ted! has flown to the arms of Felicia, and this weekend both will be traveling to the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Show in  San Deigo, California.  Details can be found HERE 

To whet your appetite of what you may see if you are able to pop in to say hello to Felicia and the bears, here are a couple of shots of The Bear Scout tables (taken at a show in 2010).  What you see before you is 4 tables choc full or gorgeous teddies and friends...  Definitely worth a trip if you are in the area!

January 12, 2011

The Kindness.... of Strangers and Friends!

It’s no secret that I love getting parcels in the post *hums “brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things”* and the arrival of this particular parcel totally made my day!

It’s not so much that it’s arrival was a big surprise - I have been happily anticipating it’s arrival for quite some time - or the fact that it contains fabric from my mini making idol Debbie Kesling... DEBBIE KESLING *swoons*... no, it was the way that this particular parcel arrived.  Or should I say the fact that it arrived at all, that blew my socks off :o)  

Check this out!!  Our less-than-stellar mail service managed to confuse their numbers, and deliver the envelope to the wrong address :o/  But *dances* the wonderful Kelly of 320 - to whom the parcel was wrongly delivered - worked out the numbers, wrote me a sweet little note and slipped the parcel under my gate, ensuring that my fabulous Debbie Kesling fabric ... DEBBIE KESLING!.... made it safely into my hands :o)  ... and while part of me thinks she just did what anyone else would do, I know she went above and beyond, as there is another parcel I recently had go missing :o) and to who ever the lucky person who scored my lovely face oil is, I hope you are enjoying it.  Not!

But this particular parcel has a happy ending, and I am now the proud and ecstatic owner of 5 gorgeous pieces of Debbie Kesling’s... DEBBIE KESLING’S .... fabric :o)  I already have plans for 2 of the colours, and I am happily plotting the things I can do with the other 3 *huge grin*.  

Aren’t they perfect bear colours!!  From DEBBIE KESLING!!!  And a huge thank you {{{{hug}}}} must go to Melanie Clarke for sending me these fabulous pieces of fabric... I am still in shock that I now own fabric from the stash of the lady whose book acted as my bible while I took my first few tentative mini making steps :o)  *happy dances*  Ain’t life Grand!!

January 1, 2011


Ahh the magic of automated posting lol :o)

As this goes live I will most likely be watching the fireworks whilst running around with a group of friends, waving sparklers and doing lots of hugging, kissing and “Happy New Year-ing” :o) 

No matter your choice of activity for the first moments of 2011, I hope the new year treats you kindly...  That 2011 deliver all the things you ask of it...  That the not so great of 2010 all fades away as the clock ticks over and you begin 2011 with a fresh slate, full of potential and hope!