Monday, 11 October 2010

What a lovely weekend

Gorgeous weather this weekend had us packing the dogs into the car and heading off for Seven Sisters near Eastbourne for a lovely walk to the beach. We followed the river at Cuckmere Haven, enjoying the wildlife along the way - especially the little white Egret who seems to live there! It was really hot and everyone else had shorts and t shirts on so we felt overdressed in jeans on that October Saturday afternoon! Alfie and Meg had to be on leads for the first part because of the sheep but then had a wonderful time sniffing about and running around on the beach while we sat and just watched the sea, filled our lungs with wonderful fresh air, and just unwound. Wonderful!
Here are some photos for you to enjoy too......
following the path beside the river down to the beach - about a mile of the most amazing meandering river.
Pretty windy at first but look at that lovely blue sky.....Alfie found a stick to chew!
Meg enjoying the beach all to herself (or so it looks!)
Blue sky, seaside, fresh air, my very own hunk and our 2 lovely dogs! Perfect!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

SUCH EXCITEMENT!! New Website is working ☺☺☺

Oh I am so happy!!!
Its taken another 3 hours today, but finally, you can see the new website.
Its the first time I have been able to update it myself for over 2 years since I changed computer and lost all my files. I am incredibly grateful to Keith of MawsPaws who has been looking after it for me in the meantime, but now, Big Girl! I can do it myself again!!
Please have a look - its very simple for now and I am too scared to mess about with it again today, but its a start! You can see all the new bears too.
Have fun

Friday, 10 September 2010

Website updating frustration

Hello again
I am completely frustrated with my website - I just CAN'T upload the new bears to it so it is destined to remain out of date unless a knight in shining armour comes to my rescue!

In the meantime, I have been busy.

We had the most fantastic holiday ever, in SW France, close to Dordogne, Toulouse, Pyrenees sort of area and you just HAVE to go! and its even more amazing than it looks on the website.
More about that in another post though - for now, I have some new bears to introduce.

It is Hugglets Teddy Bear Festival on Sunday 12th September at Kensington Town Hall, London and it would be lovely to see you there if you are planning to go. Do come and say hello - top of the stairs right by the refreshments.

Monday, 5 July 2010

And finally!

Well, at last I have both time and creativity back again and yesterday I was delighted to spend some time at my bear making table in my bear making corner, and finally get started again.
I am beginning with two fun little Warren Bunnies - one is white and lavender and the other is pink and pink!! They will be little handful ones and hopefully ready to show off for you soon. It felt so good to get my hands in the mohair and the stuffing again, and this afternoon maybe I will even venture to needles and threads!
Life has been full and fun, with exams and trips to the beach in this gorgeous weather we have been enjoying, seeing friends, doing lovely soothing treatments for lots of people, and tonight - Cinders is off to the Ball! The Grosvenor House Hotel in London no less! So I am looking forward to that, and just thinking that maybe I have left it a bit late to think about getting hair and nails done as its lunchtime already. Why didn't it occur to me last week to book something! Oh well! Posh frock and high heels - that will have to do!
Anyway, I would rather be making rabbits today than sitting being fussed about! Come back later in the week and you may get to see one!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Time has flown whilst I have been having fun!

I have had a really busy, but wonderful, few months and here is a quick taster of whats been going on.......and before you get excited - absolutely NO bear making (sorry!)

We had 2 brilliant weeks with the Changfeet staying here. So many laughs and special treats, and now - very happy memories - despite Alana's swine flu episode!

We 3 girls had a great day out at the Radley shop, Liz Earle shop and then afternoon tea at the Dorchester (as you do!!) and we had a great evening out seeing Evita too. We joined with Vicky and Vianney for a day out in Bath and there were many fun evenings and silly games played too. Come back soon Changfeet, we love you! ♡

(and I am still trying to persuade Janet to start making her lovely Changle Bears again)

Meg is still as obsessed with her pond as she was last year. Much to Alana's disappointment, despite waiting with the camera for hours, she didn't oblige and fall in that time, but we got some sweet pics.

Andrew went off to Mexico at Easter with Urban Saints and Amor ministries on another house building mission and here is his finished house. We are so proud of him for all his amazing work fundraising, and then the actual build too. A family are happily living in it already.

I have been studying hard trying to get my head around chemistry for my aromatherapy qualification, but loving doing the treatments with all my wonderful essential oils. Its like being a witch!!! (well thats what my minister thinks anyway!)

And now I am a grand old lady of 50 having just celebrated my Birthday in the most beautiful place in the world, the Lake District. We had a lovely week, with gorgeous weather, lots of wonderful walks, red squirrels visiting most days, new born lambs all around and the gorgeous scenery and lovely food that makes it all so special up there!

And best of all was the knock on the cottage door on the afternoon of my Birthday and there were my children to see me!!! It was the most amazing surprise and treat ever! I am still stunned.

So thats why I haven't had time to make any bears for months!!
I promise to make one as soon as I can understand the chemistry and have learned all about the essential oils. SOON I hope!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

I found this tonight, and thought I would share it with you.
Time for my . . .
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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Not going to Hugglets this time........... BUT!!!!.........

Sadly I am not able to be at Hugglets Winter Bearfest next weekend. I always need the assistance of Keith to get there, set up, clear up and get home again and he is away so not able to do all that.

There are 4 new bears and I hope they will be up on the site this weekend, but just in case, here are their pics. The reason they are all looking up is that it had just started snowing and you can just see snowflakes on the cover they are sitting on!!

OH Yippee! I am off to Lincoln to be with Rosemary!

I am off to America to Tim!!
Woo hoo! I am off to America too - to Helen's!

If you would like information on materials and size etc please just email.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Really excited!!

I am really excited!
It is a while since I bought a new bear, and there are rarely any bears available from multi award winning Donna Griffin of Donna and the Bears so when I saw that she was auctioning 3 bears in aid of the appeal for Haiti earthquake survivors it seemed a good time to buy one.
He is on his way from Carolina now and should be here in a few days.
Here he is - Richard! The three bears are named after the Top Gear presenters, so I got the hamster!

Isn't he lovely? He will be coming to join little Dibley who I have had for just over a year now and love to bits. You can see him on her site, on the bear gallery.
Gorgeous, proper, traditional teddy bears!!

I still haven't finished my little gold bear yet. I never seem to get much time to spend bear making at the moment, it is very frustrating. I will post his pic in a day or two when he is finished I hope.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Bear making again!

It feels so good!
I finally started making a little bear today.
I just don't seem to have had the time and space to get near my sewing table for weeks and have been busy with so many other things. It was wonderful and I really enjoyed getting a couple of hours peace (well there were lots of interruptions but I soldiered on!) to get started on a little gold bear. Pics will follow when he is finished.
In the meantime, here are the same dogs who were charging round in the snow chasing sledges and riding on them!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Happy New Year - Snow fun!

Our local woods - it looks like Narnia doesn't it. Their footprints were the first in the snow apart from some deer.

The little dog laughed and had such fun........

Here is Meg enjoying the snow and sledging with Keith
on Saturday afternoon!