Sunday, October 30, 2011

NEW JOB!!!!!!

Well it has been a busy week.  Started a new job in a great office.  I missed all my fav blog events, but I will be able to see them all this week.  Working on bears for the show Nov 18
Christmas Joi
This is my bear for the preview page.  I have been having a wonderful time making bears.  I have about 8 more.  They're all sitting here waiting to have their pictures uploaded.  Some are still a little under dressed, but that will be taken care of this week.

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween, 
be safe and don't eat to much candy.  See you tomorrow.

mini hugs, Lori V   (MidnightCreations)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tea Party

 Tonight we  (Circle of Bears) had our annual Tea Party at Sue's house.  Always an elegant evening.  She served delicious pumpkin chi tea along with cinnamon scones, ham with pineapple finger sandwiches, a marvelous pumpkin cake and some other delicious treats. I sat at the Leonx  table.  Set with a beautiful crochet table cloth that she purchased for $2.00.  What a deal!!!!!
The food was great, the company was great and I "sold" all my crackers to donate the money   for the Breast Cancer 3 day walk.  It was a lovely get-together.
I love her silver service.  The Pumpkin Chi Tea was sooooo good.
     Another lovely day.  How blessed I am.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween "Crakers"

Supplies for cracker project

 I made 13 "crackers"  filled with candy and a surprise (inspired by Sandi @ - the challenge was to make 1 of these).  Tuesday is my Teddy bear club "Circle of Bears" meeting.  We have met on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for the last 19 years.  We have our annual Halloween tea at Sue's house, and it is always lovely.  These crackers will be for a fundraiser for Breast Cancer.  Each one has a letter inside along with candy, the letter corresponds to a gift that will have the matching letters of BREAST CANCER. 2 of our members Pat and Sue will be walking in the 3 day walk and this money will go to them.
Prize for the lucky winner.
Every "cracker" will have a treat, there are no tricks.  One lucky winner will receive the 6" mohair teddy bear. Looking forward to seeing  my bear friends. Have a good night

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friends....what a blessing!

Just back from The Woman of Faith Conference  in Tampa, Fl.  What an awsome experience.  A fabulous weekend with wonderful girlfriends, lots of laughing, crying and "finding out who you monkeys are".  Trying to just relax and enjoy Sunday.  Going for a motorcycle ride to the beach for sunset with wonderful friends.  How blessed to have friends!!!!

I'm trying to get some blog reading in between events today.  Just stopped by to visit Mrs Olson, great blog and she's hosting a wonderful giveaway.  Going to visit a few more now and get ready to hop back on the bike for a little more wind therapy.
Gotta get my hair back in a ponytail and go.  See ya later.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Jolly Halloween

 A Jolly Halloween ...... I have had this beautiful post card for years, with the thought of making a teddy bear dressed the same way

Jolly is 5 1/2' curly mohair (7 !/2" w/ hat)   carring her own black cat and pumpkin

Fred is my constant companion.  He has been every where with me.
Last week he underwent reconstructive work.  He has a new nose and mouth. He's much happier.

Fred wanted to get in the picture with the white pumpkins I have been making.  He's so happy with his new profile.
However, there is no hope for his lost fur. He will be getting a new sweater, but here in Florida it's still in the 80's so it's a little to warm, yet.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Red Tea Cup and Plate

I just wanted to share my Red tea cup and saucer ( a gift from a friend) 

Small plate dish. L'Opera 3001 - 347. Red. Size 4 3/4" (12cm.) wide and 7/8" (2.2cm.) tall. Signed on the back.
Out of production. Made in Denmark at Nymolle Studio. In 1976 Bjorn Wiinblad took over the Nymolle Studio and factory.

Monday, October 10, 2011

pumpkins all around the house

 4" Mohair Fairy Godmother

getting ready for a Teddy Bear Show

4" ( + 1" hat)) Jester Bear with his own Tea Set I have been working on mini teddy bears.  4" tall and full of love.

Mink Teddy Bears

15" Teddy Bears from Grandma's Mink

Have your Mink Stole transformed into a lovable Teddy Bear.

Ask me how.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Shabby.........where's the......chic?????????

Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel is emphasized to differentiate it from regular vintage decor; hence the "chic" in the name.

hab·by  (shb)
adj. shab·bi·ershab·bi·est
a. Showing signs of wear and tear; threadbare or worn-out: shabby furniture.
b. Dilapidated or deteriorated in condition, especially through neglect; seedy: a shabby little park.
2. Wearing threadbare clothing.
a. Despicable; mean: a shabby trick.
b. Not generous or just; unfair: shabby treatment.
c. Of mediocre or substandard quality: a shabby performance

just shabby
I just love shabby chic.  I spend so much time drooling over the wonderful blogs full of beautiful pictures of shabby chic decor.  I thought......I can do that, it's white and light and lovely and looks so inviting.  Ahh, I have found , NOT so easy.

Soooooo the slipcovers go back and I call in the big guns, my friend is making custom slip cover and the transformation will be postponed just a little bit.  It will be a White Christmas, and Halloween will still be in color.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Beautiful day

Harley FatBoy
Well it's a lovely day here in Largo, sunshine and blue skys.  Time for a nice ride in the wind.  I'm still looking for a job.  Creating lots.  Getting ready for a teddy bear show, so keeping very busy.
I have so much to write about, but never get to it, because I spend sooooo much time looking at all the wonderful blogs out there in blogland, (or as I refer to it "my own world, where everybody likes me").  I am in awe.  On my list..... BLOG, and Wedsite.  I am working on these and sewing bears and can't get away from the blogs.  Muti'll see, I'm getting there.
Be prepared......(I think that's  a command for me)  No, prepared  for my new stuff.  They're looking at me and wondering why ' no pictures????  On the list for tomorrow.  See you then.
sweet dreams,