Monday, 28 November 2011

Cross Stitch Mugs

I stitched several of these mugs for gifts. I have two of my own.
Naturally, I would have a Sheltie one!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Paper Dolls

I love paper dolls. Always have. I collect them and I create them. I drew these many years ago. I have tons of them. I obviously had a lot of time on my hands back then. I used Betty and Veronica from the Archie comic books as some of my models.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Moose

I cross-stitched this for my daughter's friend.
I will make it into a Christmas ornament for her.

Friday, 18 November 2011


Have a great weekend!

Craft Boxes

I don't know the name of the artist since I
bought this box years ago, but she certainly did a
lovely job. The details are amazing. She painted
designs on two sides! The inside is hunter green.

I saw this box at a craft show. It was made
of pine but I wanted it in a harder wood, so
I asked the vendor if he could make one with oak.
He said yes. It ended up that he had enough
scrap pieces so he gave me a really good
deal on this custom beauty!

They have served me well over the years.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Mocha (a.k.a. Mocha Bear)

This is Mocha. We took care of her for six months. I miss her.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Miniature Bears

I love bears. I had a little teddy bear that I got
when I was two years old. I cherished that little bear. His name was Goldie.
 (How original.) I still have him. Isn't he adorable? He is still in very good condition.
He is a Steiff bear. The other three bears are Gunds and they are newer.

Three Little Mohair Bears

Group Shot

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


We are home from our shopping spree weekend (four friends)! We had a great time. Lots of laughs. (What happens in Buffalo, stays in Buffalo.) We bought a ton of stuff. Way too much to list here. We have "show and tell" in the hotel room at the end of each day. What fun it is to see everyone's purchases.

I was fine until the drive home on Sunday. I got food poisoning from lunch. I am fine now.

Back to crafting. I bought fabric, thread, embroidery hoops, glue, fine-tip pens, aida cloth, and more. If you would like to see my items for sale, please check out my Etsy shop.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

I'm Here

Sorry for not updating my blog for 8 days. We were in Huntsville, Ontario (Algonquin Park) to pick up our daughter. It was beautiful up there. We were also in Ottawa. Lots going on.

Early tomorrow I am going to Buffalo, NY, for our annual girls' pre-Christmas shopping weekend. We always have a great time. Lots of laughs, shopping ('til we drop), good meals, and wine of course! We hit all the stores (Marshalls, Macy's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Burlington Coat Factory, even Tops Friendly Markets) and all the malls too. We literally shop ALL day, especially now that some of the stores are open until 11:00. We usually go to the Cheesecake Factory and the Olive Garden. So sad that we don't have the Olive Garden up here in Canada anymore. :o( I hope to buy lots of Christmas presents! I also plan to get a lot of craft goodies.

Enjoy your weekend!