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