Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring is in the air!!!!!!!!!

and so is Spring Cleaning time.

I have made a very big decision that it is time for some major Spring cleaning. I have so much stuff that I can not find anything I am looking for so in the next couple of weeks or even may be months (LOL) I will be cleaning my house from top to bottom inside and out.

Now this is going to benefit you all as well.

I will be listing a few of my polymer clay items that I made in clay class years ago on ebay at a very low price. I am also going to be listing a few more of my polymer clay dogs too. Again at a very low price. Now don't get to excited I am not retiring from my polymer clay dog sculptures or my Bear and dog soft sculptures I will still work on them in between the cleaning up. Who knows what kind of ideas I might come up with in the process of cleaning. Now with that said. I will start listing items on ebay this Sunday evening so please stop by and see what is for sale on ebay. I will also be listing a few bears in my Artfire studio at the first of April and even a few other surprises too. Now all of the other things that I will not be needing will be put into a Garage sale or the trash. (Maybe I just need to rent a big dumpster and save the trouble of cleaning)LOL

Oh my I do have my work cut out for me don't I. Well it needs to be done and now is as good as time as any.

A major overhaul is coming down and I am very excited to get started. I plan to organize and do a little decorating as well. Of course after the cleaning up is down. Then I get to make a new mess. Oh Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well until next time if I am not buried under a pile of whatever in my house.

Bear hugs and puppy kisses,


Friday, March 13, 2009

Shadow update with Good news

Hi all,

If you have been following me along Shadow my handsome black lab had two teeth pulled last month. Well his mouth had an infection so we have been going back weekly to the Vets. Yesterday was the last visit. I am happy to say the infection is gone and the bump under his chin has gone down as well. It looks like he is back to normal. He even gained another pound he is now up to 70lbs. I am so glad he is better. Doing that Happy Dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully he will not need to go back until his regular check up and shots in October.

Now I do have miss Kayla to worry about it is coming up on that time of the year she gets into trouble. If anyone here does not know Kayla is my Basset/Beagle mix. Her little nose gets her into trouble all of the time. As a matter of fact yesterday she had something in that mouth of hers. So I had her bring it to me so I could see what it was. Well she had been over by my big Maple tree peeling off the bark and that is what she was caring around and brought to me. A very lovely piece of bark fresh off the tree. I told her thank you and off inside we went. She brings me presents all of the time. I am so glad that I have taught her to bring things to me and drop them in my hand. I will say sometimes the things she does bring you do not want them in your hand at all. Now let your imagination take over on what some of those things might be. UGH!!!!!!!!!! Need I say more!!!!!!!!!!

Now if we can all get through this summer with out any trips to the Vets I will be on cloud nine.

Until next time,

Bear hugs and puppy kisses,

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bear Swap

I have been keeping a little surprise from you all, LOL

A while back I had entered a bear swap from a wonderful forum I belong to called Teddy-Talk that was organized by Peta of Wazza Bears.

Well I just received my little bear this past Saturday. All I can say is what a wonderful little girl she is. My very first Artist bear OMG!!!! Doing the HAPPY DANCE now. She is made by a wonderful lady and new friend Sue Pemblington of FenBeary Folk. I can not say enough about this little one or Sue. It was a great experience and I will be taking part in future Bear Swaps.

Well here is a photo of my new and very first Artist Bear!!! Her name is Fidget Elfwand and is made from a peach/pink mohair. Is she not the cutest little thing!!!!!!! I just long her wings.

Of course what is there not to love about this little girl.

Please stop by Sue's website and take a peek at all of her wonderful bears. Believe me you will not be disappointed. Her link is above and will be adding it to my website and I have her blog site posted here on my blog.

Now here is my Panda bear that I sent to Sue. His name is Shaiming which means "Sunshine". He brought Sue something a little extra with him as well. A little wooden box with a necklace that I had made tucked inside.

This was Sue's first Artist bear as well so I am delighted to say that she is very pleased. She had written me that Shaiming sits proudly among her Steiff's. Which is a great honor for me.

Sue has been the perfect swap partner and I am looking forward to our new friendship.
We both have our very first artist bears and I must say it is a great start to a growing collection.
I would like to thank Peta for setting this up she did a wonderful job. Please take a peek at the other artist bears for the swap on Teddy-Talk. They are all wonderful.
Thank you again Sue.
Bear hugs and puppy kisses

Friday, March 6, 2009

update for Shadow 3-5-09

Well all Shadow had his check up yesterday at the Vets. She said that his mouth looked really good and that he does not need to take any more antibiotics. She does want to see him again next Thursday since he is going to be off the medicine. What a great big sigh of relief for me. He still has the bump under his chin, but it could be from the scare tissue and it is just taking a little longer for that to heal or it may never go away. Oh and he did gain 1 lb. Just a note: he weighed 83 pounds last September and had dropped down to 67 lbs from those nasty bad teeth. So with him gaining the pound I was quite happy. I think he needs to put on just a couple of more though.

All in all I have my great big lovable happy boy back to normal.

Until next time

Big bear hugs and sloppy doggie kisses,