Friday, December 19, 2008

New website

Hi all,

There is a new website that is out for selling handmade items it is called Artfire. It is very similar to Etsy which also is for selling all things handmade.

I have checked it out and decided to have a go at it. I have set up my new studio and have listed Glacer that you see pictured below.

Here is the link to my Studio Please stop by and check out there whole site.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Peaches blog give away

Hi all,

I have picked that special someone out of a hat that will receive my little Peaches

And the winner is Pat Hage of Dendy Bears!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Pat!!!!!!!!!!!! Little Peaches will be on her way to her new home tomorrow.

Thanks again to everyone who entered.

I will be having another blog give away after the first of the year.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Winter" a little bear SOLD

Hi all,

Please meet "Winter" he is now up for auction on ebay for a 10 day listing. He will be my last little bear for the year.

Winter is made from White Mohair and is approx 13" high. He is designed to sit, but can stand with help. He has a new little friend, a blue jay that I purchased that will go along with Winter to there new home.

Please take a peek at his auction at the link below.

Thanks for looking.

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!


Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Hi all,

Well yesterday we got our first big snow storm here in Kansas City Missouri. There was about 4" out there by the time it was done snowing. It sure was pretty, but what a mess to drive in.

I remember when I was a kid we always got lots of snow. I mean any where from 4" and up. It was great we would get out of school and go sledding and go around the neighborhood and shovel driveways to earn some money. Now days you don't see to many kids wanting to make a little money. What ever happened to the good old days????????

Well any who here are a few photos I took yesterday.

This is picture is looking out my front door.

This is my Shadow boy. He loves the snow. When it was snowing heaver he came inside and looked just like a skunk with a big white stripe down his back. He is just too cute.
Here is another view looking out my front door across the street. My driveway is out there some where.

And here is Shadow and Kayla Playing!!!! Kayla is a hoot she takes off running and then slams right into shadow. I know it looks like shadow has the edge, but believe me Kayla has Shadow hands down. He is the perfect gentleman he always lets Kayla win.

We are now in for a wonderful ice storm tomorrow. Oh what fun it is to ride in a two dog open sleigh!!!!!!!!! :)
Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Introduction blog give away

Hi All,

As an introduction about me and my bears I am having a blog give away!!!!

Please meet Peaches. She is my newest pattern. She is made from a peach sparse Mohair. Peaches is approx 12" in height and 8" sitting. She is not able to stand alone.
She has been needle and scissor sculpted on her face and paw pads. Her foot pads are the reverse side of her mohair. She has been lightly shaded around her eyes, muzzle, ears, paws and feet pads. She has black glass eyes and a black polymer clay nose. Peaches is wearing a ivory lace ribbon around her neck with a brown button in the center.

I want to get Peaches to her new home just in time for the Holidays so the entries are only running for a week. The give away will run from today Wed 12-10-08 thru next Wed 12-17-08. On Thursday I will draw the name and contact the winner.
Please enter by emailing me directly at or by responding to the comment on this post.
Everyone is welcomed to enter!!!!!!!!!!!!
I also want to say thank you to all the Artist who have helped me in my new journey and making me feel very welcomed.

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!


White Elephant party at work

Yesterday was our White Elephant party at work. Now for those of you who do not know what that is it is where everyone joining in brings a gift. It can be new or something you already have from your home. There is no limit on what you can bring. We try to keep the minimum amount to spend around $10.00. All of the gifts are set in the middle of the floor and each person will draw a number. The one with the number one will go and pick a gift from the pile in the middle of the room. They open the gift and show it off. Then the person with the number 2 will have a choice to steal the gift from the first person or open another gift from the pile. If they chose to steal the first gift from the first person that person needs to open another gift and the round is done. Now here is where things can get very interesting when each number is called that person has a choice on whether to take a gift from one of the ones that have been opened or open a new one from the pile in the middle of the floor. If they choose to steal then the person they stolen from either has to seal a gift or open a new one. Confused yet??????? The object of this really fun game is to steal a gift that you like from someone else. In turn that person steals a gift from another and then that person steals from still another and so on down the line. Each round ends when a person picks from the pile and then a new number is called and the stealing starts all over again. The game ends when the last gift is picked from the pile. Believe me you can go on and on with this game. The more people you have to play and the variety of gifts you have is what makes the game fun.
We had quit a few things that kept getting taken...a bottle of whine, gift cards, a snowman bowl, a very nice vase, a wood carved elephant head and what I got a dog treat cookie jar with peanut MM's inside. I know its not much but it was cute and I have 2 dogs and can always use another treat jar. I did not have one for the Holidays.!!!


December Bears and Buds online magazine

Hi all,
I have very exciting news I am one of the featured artist in the online magazine Bears and Buds. Please take a peek at the December issue and click on Gone to the dogs on the link below.

That's ME!!!!!

I am very honored and proud to be in the issue.

Thanks for looking!!!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Have not written in a while

Hi all,

Well it has been a while since I have posted. So it is time to catch up. I have been quite the busy bee.

In late October my Brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew invited me along to Florida with them.
Well little did I know that since my birthday was that week we were going I had the biggest surprise of my life.
I was going to Disneyland for my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a wonderful most exciting gift my family has given me. Words just can not express how much this means to me. I love them all very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are just a few of the photos and stories of our trip.

Well the trip starts here. Below is where we stayed. At the Port Orleans Resort at Disneyland.
It was great. I shared my room with my niece and the others had the other room. This place is huge. It has 5 pools, gift stores, good food and many other things to do. It is a vacation spot in it self. I would recommend any one going to stay here.

My Brother was the big planer for this trip. He had every day planned on what we were going to see and do. I mean right down to where what rides we are riding first to making sure we had the time to see everything we could in every park. It was pretty cool, but he sure was funny about it. I have to laugh at me brother, oh all in good fun of course.

After checking in to our rooms, we made our first trip out. Oh I bet you can guess where it was. Yes, SeaWorld. Oh, I bet you were going to say Magic Kingdom. No not yet.

This little one was just sitting pretty for his/her photo to be taken. These birds were all over the place just running around.
This is one of the toparies of SeaWorld. I love these things.

And of course this is a Sealion, a sleeping Sealion. I could just almost reach out and touch this guy I was so close. There were more making lots of noise on the other side of there pool. But this guy just sat there with his eyes closed not worry about a thing.

I have some photos of Shamu, but were not the best. We did see the show. It was great, what wonderful creatures the killer whales are. I just wanted to take them all home. I did venture out on my own while the others went on some rides that I just did not care to go on. I went to pet the Stingrays. Oh all I can say is what a shock that was the first time I got to touch one. It was a cross between feeling slimy and velvety. I just loved it!!!
Come on lets do this again guys and around comes another one. This is great!!!!!!!! I could have spent all day just playing with these guys. When I caught up with the rest of the family I had to take them to the Stingrays. My nephew and I were having the time of our life playing with the rays. This big boy kept swimming by for us to touch. Again it was great. You could also pet the Dolphins, but they were a little shy. This one just kept swimming just far enough down under so you could not touch him. He was a big tease. It still was great being up that close to one. Again what a great time it was. Now its time to go back to the resort to rest up for tomorrow.
Magic Kingdom:
Well we are off the next day to Magic Kingdom. I have waited 40 plus years to see that famous castle. OH Boy when I first laid my eyes on it that little girl lurking inside of me dreams just come true. It was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like I said earlier my Brother had the rides all planned out. We rode I think everyone there. I had some favorites of course.

This is the Pirates of the Caribbean, That is one of my favorite movies. Gotta love Johny Depp. Oh Baby!!!!!!!!!!
The wonderful Cinderella's Castle.
I have to say that my brother is crazy. We had stepped into that famous teacup ride. I mean me which I am pretty short, my brother, oh by the way he is over 6 feet tall, my nephew who is 10 years old and little shorter than me and my niece who is 13 and pretty tall herself all in one cup. Yes all four of us in ONE Teacup!!!!! Ok my dear brother figured out how to spin this thing around while you were going around. (Kinda reminded me of one of those sit and spin toys). He had is in tears laughing so hard. You could not look up because we were spinning so fast. My sister-in-law said we were the fastest ones out there. I am sure glad I that I am all ready a dizzy person:)LOL
We got to see the fireworks display too. What a great ending for a great day at Magic Kingdom.
It was truly magical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now off the the resort and to bed for another fun filled day tomorrow.

Animal Kingdom:
Today was a two park day. We went to Animal Kingdom first. Animal Kingdom and Disney Hollywood studios are the two smaller parks. So we had do problem with seeing them both in one day. The park has very few rides, but I like to see the animals the best.
Here is a tiger of course. I love the big cats. They are so beautiful.
Here is one of the Gorilla's. This guy/gal picked up the blue jug to inspect. I was thinking to myself what on earth was he going to do with it. So I was prepared to duck if he was going to throw it at us. It was an open area between us and him. He finally sat it down and climbed up the tree that is behind him. Not sure what was in the jug.

Moving on we came to these really cool and big fruit bats. Again another open area between us and them.

Here is a cute little Mearcat standing watch. That was his job. The guide there said not to disturb him because he was on duty. How cute is he!!!!!!!!!!

Here we go now on the Safari ride. It was really cool, but we wish they could slow down a little. It was very hard to take pictures of the animals. My nephew got better photos I will have to load them later.

We saw the tree of life. It was really neat. All of the animals carved into it. A must see.
We rode what rides they had. One was the water raft ride. That was great. My niece and I thought everyone else was going to get wet going up a little hill, boy were we wrong that water got us both. By the time we were done my Brother got the worse of it. He was wet from head to toe. I mean really from head to toe. It was great!!!!!!!!
The roller coaster was mount Everest. That was really fun. I think that was one of my favorite rides.
There was also a little boat ride we took. It was fun.
All in all we had a good time at Animal Kingdom. Now we have to leave to go to Hollywood Studios.

Disney Hollywood Studio:

This park really did not have many rides. It was mainly shows. We did see a few of them and just walked around and took in the sights.
Here's is Mickey's famous Magic hat.
Another Topiary. I really liked this one. The grounds at all of the parks were beautiful. They were covered with flowers.

After a two park day we got back to the resort a little early so my Nephew and I decided to take a dip in the pool. We had fun playing with a ball and splashing around. It has been quite a while since I have been swimming. Oh Boy what a work out that was!!
Of to bed after a dip in the pool. Tomorrow the last park to see. Epcot.

Here we are the last park Epcot. Here is the famous
Silver ball. We rode the ride in it. That was cool. It was mainly telling you things from the past up to the future.
We rode this thing called the test track. I mean this was fun. It is like you are in a car like those test dummies are in. That might be say something. LOL and you run on this track that tests wind, water, how fast you can go. It was great.

We walked around and say a couple more shows and rode a couple of more rides. By late evening we were getting hungry. We decided to head on back to the resort for dinner. We thought we would take a ferry ride over to downtown Disney. Downtown Disney is mainly shops and places to eat. So we had dinner and did a little shopping and headed back to the resort on the ferry. It was a great end to a great day!!!
Now off to bed. We are going home tomorrow, but first we are going to the ocean. Cocoa Beach that is.
Cocoa Beach, Florida:
We were up and on the road to Cocoa Beach. I have seen the ocean before, but my niece and nephew have not. So it was going to be fun to watch them. It had been nice the whole week we were here until today. It was cloudy and windy. It looked liked it could rain at any time.
We headed to the surf shop and my brother rented a couple of boggy boards. Off to the beach we went. It is always a wonder to me seeing the big wide ocean. I am amazed again!!! The kids and my brother and sister in law went swimming, I just walked along the waters edge. The wind was kicking up the surf, so I decided no swimming for me. I will find some seashells instead and watch everyone else swim and take photos. I love the outdoors and animals as you may have well noticed.

Here are a couple of seagulls.

A shot down the beach. See how cloudy it was.
Look at those waves!!!!!!!

Looking back at the ocean as we are getting ready to head back to the airport to go home.

Oh a beautiful site. Good bye for now!!!
I had the most wonderful time in Orlando, Florida.
A perfect way to spend time with family on your birthday!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Paws in the Park 2008

Howdy all its the 3rd Annual Paws in the Park dog walk in beautiful English Landing Park in Parkville Missouri.
Well its that time of the year for the 3rd annual paws in the park dog walk in Parkville Missouri. The walk benefit the Friends of Parkville Animal shelter. Now why I bet you are asking your shelf why does Sheryl go on these walks. Well for one I am a very big animal lover. I do support local and out of state shelters with my art work. The second biggest reason is that 3 years ago I adopted the cutest little 9 week old Basset/Beagle puppy named Kayla from the Parkville shelter and the rest they say is history. We have been walking since they started the walk of course 3 years ago. Kayla just turned 3 in August of this year so it is our way of celebrating her birthday and have some one on one time with Mom (ME). Her big brother Shadow stayed home and watched over the house. I bet he was saying to himself "I get to have time to myself to take a good long nap without little Sis bugging me.

OK so now we come to all of the pictures of the days events.

This is Kayla (left) my little girl and her real mother Shelby (right). They told me at the shelter that Dad was a traveling salesman so we have no idea what kind of gentleman he is. They both look alike in some was but then they are very different. Kayla does not have any black on her at all. But as you can see all of those spots on the legs are the dead give away on Mom and Daughter. Kayla has 1 sister and 4 brothers which I have not met yet. I hope to some day.

This is me and my little monkey Kayla. I didn't realize that her foster mom was taking the picture of me. Oh well! So I really look attractive all bent over. LOL

This is the walk way in the park it runs right along the Missouri River. The trees here are just begin to change colors which is a little early for this time of year.

Here is another view of the River looking across to the other side.

My poor little girl was so tired after the walk she had to get into the pool to soak her aching feet and of course to play a little bit as well.

Kayla checking out the activity around her.

Here are a few other folks walking around to the booths and visiting with friends and making new friends.

More peoples and puppies!!!

Well just to say that the days events were very nice. We had a wonderful time visiting with friends and meeting new ones. Looking forward to next years walk.
Talk to you all soon!

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Panda Design

Hi all,
I just wanted to pop in and show my newest design. Please meet "Ming Yue" which means "Bright Moon". He is my first ever panda. He is completely hand made by me form start to finish and is a true one of a kind. His coat is made from a wonderful soft White and Black faux fur. His paw pads are made from black and brown ultra suede and has individually soft sculpted toes. He is wearing a red shear ribbon with a faux Chinese coin attached. His approx size is 12"long and 9" high in a standing on all paws position. He is 11" high sitting.

I am so proud of how this little guy turned out.
Ming Yue has already been adopted

I will be working on another panda within the next week. He/She will be a brand new design. Here is one hint. He/She will be designed in the sitting position only. You know that wonderful adorable laid back pose that they have.
Until next time.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Update: Round two has already begun for the URSA competiotion. Please cast your vote for the over all winner. Everyone listed has won, but they have no idea what place the are until October.

I just wanted to add that I had a wonderful time in the competition. Even though my two entries did not win I still feel that they are winners. It was a great honor to be a part of it all. Thanks to every one who voted.

Sheryl 9/3/08

News Flash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

URSA competition 2008 begins!!

Hi All,
Voting is now open to the public.

I am so exciteded this is my first time in the URSA Awards competition. I have just taken a peek and there are so many talented artists with there wonderful entries.

In case you are wondering my entries are in the following catagories.

Catagory 2

Catogory 8
Angel Beagle

The outcome of the competition is determined by the public vote.
If you think my little friends have what it takes, I would be grateful for your
Thank you!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

P.I. Stachio Bear

Hi all,

Please meet P. I. Stachio Bear. He is now available direct from me at a special price.

He is an artist one of a kind soft plush Bear that I have designed from my own pattern. He is completely hand sewn from a high quality long bright green faux fur. He has a hand needle felted muzzle, paw pads and inner ears from a dark blue wool roving. His nose is hand needle felted as well with a black roving. He has black glass eyes with a white ultra suede lower eye rims. He is 5 way cotter pin hard disk jointed. He is sporting a shear blue ribbon with silver strips and green polka dots around his neck.

He measure's approx 9" in the sitting position.

He will come with a neck hang tag and a Certificate of Authenticity signed and dated by me the artist.

Cost:$49.95 with free shipping with in the United States only. Please contact me for International shipping rates.

Please contact me for payment details.

Please keep in mind all of my items are not toys and are not intended for small children. They are meant for the adult collector!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Updated note: Pistachio bear has been SOLD

Friday, May 16, 2008

My fur Kids Lucky, Shadow and Kayla

As I mentioned in yesterdays post here is a little bit more about my three fur babies and a few pictures.

Lucky is my 15 year old black and white cat. She was rescued by me at 5 weeks old in a box in the middle of the road. She is a very short and stout cat with a personality of a tough alley cat one minute and other times she can be this sweet loving lap cat. Very much like a normal cat I suppose.

Shadow is a black lab that is 10 years old. He was rescued at the age of 3 months. He was left to defend for himself until I took him in from a friend. When I first brought him home I should have named him nightmare. He was the most, well lets just say the most ----- dog I have ever seen. We worked together and now have a very strong bond between us. His personality is the most loving and playful boy. He likes everyone. When I have visitors come over he thinks they are coming to see him. He is just a big ham.

Kayla is a Basset/Beagle mix that is 2 1/2 years old. I adopted her from a local animal shelter at 9 weeks old. If I knew then what I know now about how this little girl was going to be. I would not have changed a thing. Her personality is one in a million and the strangest dog I have ever seen, if she even is a dog. What I mean by that is she is a mini hoover vacuum cleaner as well as part goat. She eats anything and I do mean anything. I have to watch her with eyes in the back of my head. Now that that was said when I post about her again in the future you will understand. I think I should also say that she is very vocal. She likes to tell you all about it in many of her different tones of barks, howls and snorts. There is never a dull moment in my house when it comes to her. Of course she has to involve the other two as well in many of her little adventures.

Which this brings me to last night.

I was taking a walk around my back yard which I call yard patrol to see what Kayla could find to eat or get into. I was walking up by one of my trees when I say something jump. It was a toad. So I picked the little guy up and thought I would see what shadow and Kayla would do with this toad. Well Shadow just sniffed and walked off, no interest to him at all. I held the little toad out to Kayla in my hand, and I never thought that this would happen (remember what I said she wants to eat anything) well she was afraid of the thing. She just backed up away from my hand like the toad was going to eat her up. He jumped out of my hand and she again just backed up, did not want any part of that Toad. I just laughed, because she is a goofy little thing, you will never be able to guess what she is going to do. Well I let the little Toad go back by my tree to be happy catching bugs. I knew if was going to be safe for him because neither dog will bother him now.

Well this is just a a few things about my fur kids. I will be writing more because as I said every day is adventure with these three.

I also want to add that without them my life, heart and house there would be a very empty hole. They are all a very big part of me. I know that there time is limited so I do Cherish every moment with them. We have been through the good, bad, ugly, sad, scary and happy moments. That is what makes them all very special in there own way.

Bye for now.

I will post my new bear making adventures this weekend. I am excited about using that new faux fur I bought earlier this week.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hello and Welcome to my new Blog


I thought I would try my hand at blogging so I can share my adventures in polymer clay, needle felting and soft plush dogs, bears and other critters with you.

So here we gooooooooooo.!!!!!!!!!

Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. My name is Sheryl. I live and work in Kansas City Missouri. I live with my two wonderful dogs and one kitty cat. (More about these three fur babies later). My passions are making Artists One of a kind Polymer clay, needle felted and soft plush dogs and bears as well as many other critters. Another one of my hobbies is scrapbooking. I also love to spend time outdoors working in my flower beds and playing with the dogs or just relaxing.

I have started a new adventure with the soft plush bears and dogs. The photo of the bear above is named Butterscotch and is my newest design. She is all hand made by me right down to the pattern so she is one of a kind. In her sitting position she is 10" tall. She is hand sewn from a Golden faux fur with ultra suede brown paw pads and inner ears and eye rims. She has black glass eyes and a hand sculpted black polymer clay nose. Her collar is made from a plaid ribbon of green, yellow, red and orange.

Since I have started this new adventure in bear making I have been hitting the stores and websites buying all kinds of supplies. Well the other day I found out that there is a fabric store very close to where I work and let me tell you my eyes bugged out with joy. So on my lunch hour I took a little trip just to take a look to see what they had. I found the most wonderful faux fur that was just amazing and then there was another fur and still another and so on. Well I am here to tell you that I walked out of there with those furs. So much for just looking. I have been thinking of all kinds of ideas for new bears to make with them that my little head is going into overdrive.

I will be posting more about those new furs and how they will be turning into those wonderful little new designs.

Bye for now.

Please visit my website for more of my art.

"A Dog wags its tail with its Heart" -Martin Buxbaum