Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.   Love, Peace, Joy, Happiness and wonderful adventures too..............Thanks for visiting my blog....Big Hugs, MaryAnn

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Teddy bears, puppies and kittens.....

Fall is in the air - the leaves will soon begin to change colors and present a breathe taking change that is so inspirational to me.  I always think about finishing projects or following through on ideas.  For many years, I have thought about adding a kitten to the designs I enjoy making.  Not too long ago, my beautiful Granddaughter asked me why I never made a cat?  She and her Mom are true cat lovers and caretakers of kittens and cats of all sizes and ages.  I really did not have an adequate answer.

Her precious question pushed me to sit at the drawing board and see what I could come up with.  I found in my overflowing mohair closet, a small piece of a beautiful mohair that said "kitten" to me.  So, the pattern was drawn up to utilize the small piece of mohair.  The kitten sits 6-1/2 inches tall.

Here is the outcome - I want to make a few changes to the pattern for the next one, but I was pleased for a first effort.  Hope you have a great day - thanks for visiting......

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two Little Hand Stitched tiny Mohair pups -

Little Westie - stands 4-1/2" tall - hand stitched mohair with a jointed head and legs - he is filled with poly/pellets - two tone glass eyes and ultrasuede painted paw pads, hand stitched nose and mouth......named after my first dog, a Westie named Brandy......

Little Black and White Mohair hand stitched pup also available - a Havenese named after a friend's dog - Millie - about 4-1/2" tall - white and black hand shaded mohair - two tone glass eyes, poly and pellet filled, jointed head and legs - wired tail - hand stitched and sealed nose -

Little Black and White dog  is available - please email me for questions - additional pictures and availability - thank you and have a great day!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Maltese - Little Bit O' Puff - 5-1/2" tall - mohair

Almost twenty years ago a precious, sweet Maltese had to leave us - her time here on earth with us was over.  I cried and still cry thinking of her.  She was so tiny and so sweet, a really love bug.  She did have her protective side and was not afraid of anything.  Finally found a long pile mohair that I thought would work to make a replica of her.  This is the prototype - named after her - Little Bit O'Puff - the first three pictures are the small replica - made entirely of mohair - poly/pellet filled - glass eyes and jointed head.  She is a little handful. The last picture is of our real Puff. Thanks for visiting and sharing a lovely memory with me.  Have a great day.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Little Fox looking for a new home....

So many projects I want to work on - so many new ideas - time to retire some older patterns and move on. This little 7-1/2" fox is designed in the humanized style - the original pattern was made several years ago with minor changes along the way - this one is my original prototype - he is available on my sale page.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Bear Who Came Alive....

Having enjoyed making bears for almost thirty years has been one of the greatest joys of my life.  Our family was blessed with three healthy, wonderful sons - having them travel to bear shows with me filled my heart with many wonderful memories.  One of those memories was when one of our sons, as a young boy, wrote this story for me.  Hope you enjoy reading it -

The Bear Who Came Alive - written in my son in his own words.......

Once in a small town in Virginia, there lived an enchanting bear maker.  She had a collection of bears even more enchanting.  She lived in an old house by a laboratory.

One day, the lab was working on a special chemical.  The chemical accidentally fell into the burner.  The burner quickly spread the chemicals' gasses everywhere into that small town.

The chemical was called LMC (Live Mixture - Caution).   The gases reached the enchanted bearmaker's house.  The gas got into the house.  Suddenly.......the bears began to move!  They began jumping around and having a party!

The bearmaker went to her bear shop to see what was going on, she saw the bears moving and screamed!  Then ran away!  The bears followed her to her room and explained what had happened with the LMC.

Suddently she exclaimed "we have not time to lose!".  She explained this could be dangerous if it got to the rest of the town.  they had build the biggest Shop Vac in the world.  All the bears teamed up with the bearmaker and sucked up the LMC Gasses.

The only problem was that everything that was touched by the gas would stay alived forever!  But, that made the bearmaker so happy!

The End

(So that is the fact as to why some bears do seem alive - it was never determined for sure what happened to the gasses....has your bear been touched by the Gasses? - - have a great day, MaryAnn)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ray Wills - miniature woodturnings and occasionally larger sized pieces new blog......

My husband Ray and I are enjoying our "retirement" working in our separate studios -    He enjoys wood turning - I am very proud of his art - he amazes me every day.   I especially enjoy his miniature pieces - here is a picture of some he has recently completed...please visit the new blog devoted to his work at: (occasionally he does have available pieces) ...thanks for visiting and have a great day.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Where does the time go..............

Where does the time go?  Spent some time organizing and catching up on projects.....I look forward to spending more creative time in the studio.....plan to have some new dogs and bears to share with you soon.

Two of our wonderful furry buddies......what a joy they are every single day - wishing you the best.....