Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing Everyone The Very Best!!!!


Thank you to all my collectors who have given my bears and critters loving homes! Thank you to my followers who listen to me whine....LOL....and for your support!!!

Happy New Year!!!
BIG HUGS To You All!!!
Kristina
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Few Pictures of Christmas Fun

Three dollies for Christmas!

The sweet heart in the middle and the one on the right hand side are my new prezzies, gifts from my Mom and the little one dressed in yellow is my gift to Mom. They are such darlings!!

Julie girl waiting patiently for her Christmas present!!


Julie's Christmas Duckie!!! She gets one every year!

Surprisingy enough, it's still in one piece!! She has not dewinged,debilled or removed all the stuffing yet.
Hugs
Kristina
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Morning!!

I had a wonderful Christmas eve with my family and boyfriend. We ate and drank, and gave prezzies and laughed. We always laugh so much...it's great!!!

Tonight I will spend with my Mom and my four legged critters. Have a nice crab and lobster dinner and then relax and exchange our gifts to each other. WooHoo! And by the looks of it...I've been extra good this year!!!




MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!
HUGS!!!!
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!




Well it's here!!! WOW the time went way too fast...heehee but I am ready!!!
Tonight the family will come over and we will eat, drink and be merry!! Exchange some prezzies and have lots of fun(like we always do!)

On a different note, we found out that my kitty has diabetes. Which we kind of knew was going to happen cause he's such a fat cat but we were hopefull that he wouldn't BUT now we have to give him insulin shots twice a day. I am so scared of hurting him or doing something wrong. Last night was our first night giving him a shot( we had a lesson from the vet of course) needless to say I did NOT sleep well at all. I'm watching him like a hawk anytime he moves. The needle part isn't so bad, it's everything else. Make sure he eats, 12 hours in between, not to much, not little, COMA from shock...AGGGGGHHHHHH.

I know there are a lot of cats and their owners going through this and I know we will get used to it but.......my tummy hurts! But I will do what it takes to keep my baby healthy cause I need him with me for as long as he can. Good thing about this is his qualtiy of life is going to improve(he's been very tired) plus it's not a disease we can't control. It could be sooo much worse than this so I am greatful for that!

Okay enough of that!!!!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
BIG HUGS from Julie(FUNGUS),James(FATCAT),Mom and ME!!!!!!
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

I Couldn't Resist!


ISN'T HE CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
heehee...................
Kristina
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 17!!!!

Already?!!!?

Where does the time go??? Well I am happy to say that I am pretty much ready for Christmas. Everyone is bought for...I need to do some wrapping(which I LOVE to do)!!! And I need to do some baking..I promised the girl's at work that I would make some of my Rocky Road Fudge. I've been told that it's not Christmas without my fudge...LOL.....It is awfully yummy!!!!!

I haven't been doing any bear making.....I'm starting to feel the desire again...I am doing a Christmas swap with my friend Melanie and then I want to make some big bears!

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!!!!
Hugs
Kristina
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Friday, December 11, 2009

It's A CLINKER!!!!!!

That's a line from one of my favorite Christmas movies...for those of you who have never seen "A Christmas Story" MUST go and buy it, rent it, burrow it!!! It is fantastic!!! This movie leaves me with the warm and fuzzy Christmas feeling..... And what??? you might ask is a CLINKER!! It's a strand of lights on my Christmas tree that likes to turn off......and then turn back on..............................then it turns off..................................and turns back on!!!! These are not twinkle lights...they are not supposed to do this....LOL...
Every year, it has become a tradition, there is always a strand of lights that burns out....turns on and off....etc. And it always happens just a couple of weeks before Christmas....One time a strand burned out on us two nights before Christmas eve....it never fails.....so there we are running out getting a new set.......cutting the old set off so we can remove it and trying to place a new strand on the tree between all the ornaments on the tree......
So today, there I am sitting,watching TV and from the corner of my eye I see a flash....now at this point I'm not sure what it is or if I even saw anything....and then there it goes again.....is it just my imagination?????? NOOOOOOOOO...It's a CLINKER!!!!!
It's just way to funny!!!!! You just gotta laugh!!

Well anyway here's a picture of my pretty tree outside(who's lights are perfect)buried in the snow...It looks so nice and magical.....The picture was taken from inside the house, that's why there's a little glare...



Hugs,
Kristina




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Saturday, December 5, 2009

This is THE cutest thing!!!!!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

I'm Showing Off

Here are a few pics of the gorgeous mnis my Mom has created. All three items are now for sale in my Etsy store. It is amazing the work she has put into each individual piece. They are breathtaking!!! Of course I am a little biased....LOL

ENJOY




Hugs
Kristina
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Some pics to share

Today is my Mom's birthday!! Happy Birthday MOM!!!!

I gave my mom a new dollhouse kit for her birthday. She wants to make a Christmas house. She has been gathering and collecting Christmas do-dads for some time now. So now it is time to place those little treasures in a house. It's a big house and it will take some time but she is so happy and excited!!! I don't think I'm going to see much of her....LOL....that's okay! I know where she is!!!
In anticipation she has been working on creating the Christmas kitchen...when inspiration hits you just have to go with it!! So for the moment she has placed the kitchen in a bread box. It is very darling! I'm sure it will have tons of more Christmas do-dads once it's in the house.

So I thought I'd share some pics with you! I gave her my first gingerbread house and it looks very sweet(I must say)on top of the fridge.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!!!
















Mini Hugs,
Kristina
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mini Madness

I have been playing around with my polymer clays again...this time it's a gingerbread house for the dollhouse!!!!! Well, Christmas is coming you know.... :O)

Can this stuff possibly get any smaller?????? It's madness I say!!!!
So I finally did it! With a combination of tiny candies I made (that takes forever)and some beads.......


I can't wait to make more!!! LET the MADNESS CONTINUE!!!!

Happy Weekend!
Kristina
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bear and Critter Sale

My bears and critters are now on sale in my Etsy store. The sale will last till Nov 18 2009. In case anyone is interested.....and would like to adopted a special friend....cause you know Christmas is on it's way!!!!!

Hugs
Kristina
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Show and Tell

I just wanted to share a picture that a wonderful lady by the name of Joyce sent me. Joyce purchased a couple of my teapots and placed them in her little tea room. She so sweetly sent me a picture of it and now I need to show it off!! LOL

Can you tell which ones they are????



They are the pink and green ones!!!

It's such an awesome feeling to see my creations being used in some ones miniature house/room box! It's the first time I have been able to experience that! How COOL!!!!
Thank you sooo much Joyce!!! I am so grateful to have met you(through the puter..heehee)you truly are a kindred spirit!!

P.S. Christmas teapots ARE in the making!!!!!

Hugs
Kristina :O)
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's My First

Yup! I finally did it!

I waxed my first bear nose! LOL

I was so nervous....I mean I did all this work to create a bear and now I'm going to play with hot wax!!! And it's not like once you start you can change your mind....you must continue!!
So I did and I Love it!!!! And I think once I have more practice (and a little more faith in myself) I am going to do it all the time!

I hope you all agree!
Please meet Cutie Pie!!!!

She got named that cause that is what everyone said when they saw her...LOL...I want to add a bow or a flower around her neck but I haven't gotten that far yet.

Hugs

Kristina :O)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quick Pictures

I finished my elly and pull toys. I took some really quick(not the greatest lighting)pics.




Hugs

Kristina :)

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

ETSY

Quick update.....

I placed some of my bears in my store today. Woohoo!!! I was able to manage that....while my man snoozed on the couch....I was able to play a little.

Now back to creating......pull toys and elephant on there way!!

Hugs
Kristina
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

NEW,NEW,NEW

I finally did it! As you all can see...I've changed the look of my blog! I have been wanting to do that for a little while but was always afraid I'd do something wrong and loose everything(cause that's just the way it is) However.......TADA.....everything is A Okay!!! <:O)
I love how bright and cheery it looks! I hope you agree!
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I've been busy today. I added a few mini bears to my Etsy store for those who maybe interested. I also took some more pictures of some of my polymer clay teapots. I hope to get them on soon.
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Today I also finished sewing all my pieces together for my new critter....Can you guess what it is?????? I'm very excited to complete him or her!
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I also want to share a picture of another polymer clay creation...I've been playing around with.
Miniature Pull Toys!!!


I will also be adding a few bigger bears to my Etsy store. I hope to get to it sometime tomorrow but I think I will be busy in the kitchen preparing our Thanksgiving feast!!!!!
Happy Weekend!
Kristina

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Monday, October 5, 2009

It's Over....Time to Start Again!


Well....another show has come and gone! I had a fantastic time!!!! I absolutely LOVE doing this show. I love the atmoshere everyone has and everyone there is passionate about something whether it's bears, dolls, barbies, etc....it's great to be around!


I got to see some of my collectors....which is always a complete honor when they keep coming back and adopting my bears! It still amazes me and thrills me. Thank you!! To all of you who adopted a critter to add to your home!!!!!


Mom did very well to. She brought a small tray of her minis and they were going like hot cakes!! It was great. I even sold a few of my mini teapots!! Which I wasn't even going to bring! Just goes to show you, you never know what collectors are searching for.


Of course Mom and I did some serious shopping. I love the little dresses and stuff that I can get for my bears. Plus both Mom and I bought one another a doll for Christmas.....LOL....They are so very sweet. I got to admire mine one more time before Mom tucked her away..not to be seen till Christmas. I can't wait!!!! I also got some beautiful mohair and some ultra suede. Can't leave there without stocking up on bear goodies!!


I had loads of fun with the other bear artists there. I brought a big bin full of mini bear fabrics for them to rummage through and take some home. I have soooo much that I thought it was the perfect time to give some away!!!! I know we all have enough..........BUT we could all use some MORE!!! Am I right???!!!


Plus I got the sweetest little bear given to me by Edie,from Edie's Bears. She was so grateful for the fabric and she knew I was in love with the little one that she gave me her as a thank you!!!! Thank you Edie!!!! That was very kind and sweet and I adore her!!!! She sits on my special shelf with all my other artists bears!!!


I left the show excited, happy, exhausted, drained....and inspired!!!! To create more bears! I actually woke up at 6:00 am this morning...thinking about my next designs...three of them....I tried to fall back to sleep but NO. So I traced and cut out and started sewing my newest elephant.


I will be adding some of my bears to my Etsy store some time this week. So stay tuned.


I guess I will go and relax some more, I have a nice warm fire going and now I think it's time for some hot chocolate.


Hugs

Kristina :O)
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beautiful Fall


This tree is the first in my area to loose it's leaves. It's a very pretty tree and I love the season fall but it is also a little depressing....summer is over!
But then I think..................Christmas is coming!!!!!!!!
The snow and the lights and the music and commercials,YES I even love the Christmas commericals...LOL.....
I love walking my dog in the evening and looking at the lights on the house and getting a peek of the Christmas trees in the windows.....absolutely gorgeous! Gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling!!
Well I'm 3 more sleeps away from my show. Saturday I will be busy doing all my last minute stuff. Lots of FUN!!
Anyway I'm off to work...
Happy Thursday!
Kristina
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Minis, Minis, Minis

I have just spent the afternoon and evening...what time is it????? 12:11 a.m!!! No wonder I'm tired and want my bed!!!

I have placed a whole lot of minis in my Etsy store. Some of Mom's wonderful creations and some of my sweet little teapots.

I am now off to bed...........I can hear it calling my name!!!!

Hugs
Kristina
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Almost Here

My Doll and Bear show is practically here!!!!!
I finished my last bear that I'm going to make, I just need to make her a little pink blankie and she is all done.

I've been playing with my polymer clays trying to create some new stuff....things I have been wanting to try but I've been to busy creating bears for my show. Now that that's done I can give some of these things a whirl!!! I have some fun!!

I hope to take some pics of the bears I've made but haven't posted. I', aiming for the weekend.

Hugs
Kristina :O)
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Monday, September 21, 2009

So Much Fun!!!

Well the mini show is over!!! But it was lots of fun! Sold a few of my minis, Mom did very well as well!!! Way to go Mom!!!
I bought a few little do-dads for Mom for Christmas.....cause that is just around the corner! WooHoo!!! :O)
All in all we had loads of fun..talking...shopping...being silly! It was great!

Another 2 weeks and it will be the Bear show which I am so excited for. That's the one where I LOVE to shop!!!!

Hugs
Kristina :O)
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's Here


The first of my two shows is today! I think I'm ready.....I hope I'm ready...LOL..if not oh well!!!!

It should be lots of fun!!

There is only one thing I did forget to do...........

I didn't take any money out for shopping....
HOW The Heck did THAT Happen?!??

Happy Sunday!!!!
Kristina :O)
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

OMG This Is Tooooo FUNNY

I just had to share this..in case you haven't seen this.... For the LOVE of Cats!!


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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pictures to Share

Okay I have a few photos...First here are a few of my puppy girl...
I am happy to say that she had her tube removed today and everything looks good! So she is no longer wearing her cone of shame!!! And BELIEVE ME she is soooooooo happy about it!!!

I also have a couple of pics of my bigger bear that I had finished last week....I finally picked out her dress. The other is a naked shot....heehee.... I was playing around with my camera. The naked pic shows the color of the mohair nicely....well it does on my puter!! Hope it does on yours as well!

Just a couple more weeks until the mini show!!! I've priced and packed most of my treasures and I'm excited to go!!
Happy Wednesday!
Kristina
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Friday, September 4, 2009

My POOR Baby Girl!!!


The Cone Of Shame!!
My Julie girl had to have surgery on Thursday on her poor little bottom. Apparently dogs have anal glands and hers were not draining properly. So they were getting infected and painful.....poor baby!!!! We first tried antibiotics but that didn't work....so she had her little bottom poked and pinched and now she has to wear this wonderful contraption!!! For about 5 days!!!! She is actually doing very well! She's not running into things as much as she was when we first brought her home....then again we have rearranged our living room and the kitchen area so she can move more easily.
She is not enjoying this at all and I am quite sure the cat is laughing his A** off!!!! I hope this does the trick and she won't have to go through this again!!! Please keep your fingers crossed for my sweet girl!!
In other news I am almost done my latest bear. She is turning out fantastic. I placed an order the other day for nose wax. It's something that I have been wanting to try. Hopefully it will arrive soon. I would like to wax this bear's nose.
Tomorrow I will hopefully get her finished and then I have to start pricing and packaging up my minis for the show on the 20th. Wow I can't believe it's almost here!! Mom has made some awesome new minis. I will try to post some pics!
Happy Weekend!!!
Kristina
P.S. My eyes are in perfect health BTW. My eye exam went great. I did get a pair of very mild lens just to make somethings a little more clearer. I will wear them when I'm sewing, reading, etc. So I guess working with all these minis hasn't made me blind...........yet!
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Two Big Bears

Here are the two bigger bears I finished. I just completed the big brown bear yesterday. I LOVE her!!!!!! I want to keep her for myself!!!!
I really need to set up something for taking pictures of bigger bears. I'm so used to the little ones...LOL...
Today I finished sewing all the pieces for another bear and cut out the pieces for my next cat. I'm looking forward to creating these two but my poor fingers are so sore...heehee...I think I need a break.......till this evening!!!
Tomorrow I'm going to get my eyes checked. I haven't had an eye exam since I was a kid.....I'm sure I'm going to need glasses. I'd be surprised if I didn't!!!
Hugs
Kristina :O)
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Monday, August 24, 2009

WooHoo I figured it out!








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