Monday, May 31, 2010

Fantasy Ball - Vote for your Favourite!!!

Click on this link to vote for your favourite bear/critter in the Fantasy Ball - People's Choice competition!

I've just voted - who will you pick????

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Central Coast Charity Doll & Bear Show

What a weekend I've had!

After heading out on Saturday morning, I arrived at my sister's house on the Central Coast of NSW (a 4 hour drive for me from home)with what seemed like a car full of bears and bear bits and pieces ready for the Central Coast Charity Doll & Bear Show at Wyong Racecourse on Sunday.

First things first though - a great family reunion - it was our Mum's 80th birthday and my other long-lost sister had arrived home from overseas (she works for the UK based Saga Cruise line) so it was a wonderful family get-together. We enjoyed a fantastic lamb roast (no Tom Cruise though!!!), a few laughs and great company!

Sunday morning arrived soon enough, and it was over to the racecourse early to set up my table - I'm pleased to say a few new bears made their debut ... I hope you like them!

This is Odie, a cheeky little chap who can't wait to open his birthday present!

This is Paddy Melon, a very thoughtful bear made from the most wonderful mint-coloured hand-dyed curly mohair:

And last, but not least - introducing Indie made from the most divine honey-coloured silky long-pile mohair and keeping out the winter chills with his hand-knitted multi-coloured scarf.

They'll be appearing shortly on my website as well, but in the meantime, don't forget that the FANTASY BALL online show starts tomorrow (31st May) at (just follow the prompts to the Fantasy Ball) - hope to see you there (I have an entry in the People's Choice competition so am very excited about that - make sure you place your vote!)

Till next time ....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Family Member!

OMG! I can't believe it's been so long since I posted anything here - time gets away from you while you're not looking, doesn't it?

Well, since I last posted, I've got so much to tell you: we were away for 3 weeks in Phuket, Thailand (as you know from my previous post) - the apartment is FANTASTIC! We had sooooo much fun just chilling out in our own place - no crowds, yay!!! And shopping for a few more pieces of furniture such as day bed, balcony setting etc. was a lot of fun too! I promise I'll post some pictures of the 'finished unit' in a later post.

Anyway - to my CURRENT exciting news! We have a new puppy! His name is Zac (short of Anzac ... seeing how we adopted him on Australia's Anzac Day). He's a full blood Australian Kelpie all the way from a farm near Cootamundra (in the south-west of NSW)and he's a little beauty! His mum and dad are farm working dogs, and already we're getting plenty of running exercise as this little guy tries to 'round us up' in the back yard. We can't stop laughing - he's brought us so much joy in such a very short time!

This is our first trip to the beach last Sunday (Mother's Day in Australia) - lots of games, and running around!

Being a farm boy, he's not at all sure about those waves though! Got bowled over in the surf and came up covered in sand!

And after all that running around silly, the little guy just plopped down in the sand for a snooze!

Looking forward to taking lots more photos - if only he would be still enough!!!!

Talk again soon!