12.31.2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

The new year is almost here, but before the clock strikes 12 let me say to all- I hope you've had wonderful 2010 and let this new year bring all the brightness and joy that life can hold...  
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!


Here's a peak into one of our holiday outings with family- it was too sweet for words, a country walk with the whole family, babies in sleds and dogs in tow. nearly perfect:


12.17.2010

***taking a break***but before I go***

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday with friends and family. I'll be taking a bit of a break from posting and the studio- but I'll be back in the new year! Until then wishing you a very very... 

12.15.2010

packing up and sending out...


Thank you to everyone who came by yesterday to say hello or find a little something to make their holiday that much brighter. Update days are always hectic- so many emails and organizing, but it's always good to talk to everyone again! That said- if you emailed me yesterday and have not heard back- email me your phone number so I can give you a call. I have been getting all of my emails I think, but I have one or two people who are having a problem getting mine... we'll get it all worked out!
Ok, now to pack a few more boxes and head out to the Post. Hope you all have a good day--- did I mention I think we're getting MORE SNOW TODAY?! It looks like the whole city is moving through tunnels the piles of snow are so high by the roads, sidewalks and driveways- it's a winterwonderland!

12.13.2010

the big day...


This is just one pile of pieces waiting for their tags to be written and portraits taken... There is another bunch of bears who still need arms and ears (ohhh my), kitties without tails, not to mention all the programming and description writing and and and. Lots to do today! Can't wait until tomorrow when all these special pieces will be on view- and waiting for homes. Until tomorrow...

12.11.2010

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(I decided to make a bunny in a mitten- inspired by all the falling snow with one of Crystal's snow girls... love these vintage hand-knitted mittens! Someone spent so much time working them- and all that texture- lovely.)

bundling, jumping out and back in- just like that...

SNOW!

We're getting SO MUCH SNOW- About 8" fell overnight on top of what we already had and more is coming down down down. I think we're supposed to get a total of 12"-20"+ today. I can't wait to post the photos I just took of all of us outside- snow blowing all around, piling up, and three sets of rosy wet cheeks. If I had anywhere I had to be I'm sure I wouldn't feel this way, but it's AMAZING out there. Photos to come...

here kitty kitty kitty...

it's cold outside, but we're warm and happy in the studio this morning...

12.10.2010

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THE WINTER UPDATE
Tuesday December 14th at 12noon CST
(that's 1pm EST, 11am MST, 10am PST)
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So looking forward to sharing all my new Winter and Holiday Pieces with you all next Tuesday... I have SO much to do before then. I have so many bits and pieces started here in the studio, but lots and lots to finish before the big day... I'm about to make another cup of coffee after writing this- I'll need it!

Here's a rundown of what to expect for the update...
There will be a number of limited edition pieces and a handful of one of a kinds... I'll continue posting in-progress bears an animals here on the blog as usual but I won't be preselling any of the pieces before the update. Come by for a sneak peaks of what I'm working on, but rest assured nothing will be sold before Tuesday the 14th. On the big day at 12noon CST, all the pieces will be on the "new bears and animals" page of my website. If you have any questions about how the updates work check out all the info here about ordering, payment and shipping. If you have any questions at all feel free to email me. Ohhhh and I'll be sending out emails to everyone on my email update list in the next couple days with this info and more.

(ohhhh and Hello Bunny!)

12.09.2010

from top to bottom...

the little bears and animals are getting ready for the update...


12.06.2010

Check out Design Sponge today! Hello Snowman...

My snowman ornament kit is featured with a whole bunch of other beautiful bits to decorate for the holidays...

for scale and just because...

here's a photo of what the falls look like when they're completely frozen-
amazing huh?


(via two cities two wheels)

our wintery weekend outing to Minnehaha Falls.

We got cold cheeks but even so, it felt so good to get outside for a short time... and whats better than a tiny bundle in a little old sled? (thanks grandma and grandpa- we love it! it's the perfect thing for a short walk in our winter wonderland.)