Monday, September 17, 2012

A New Bear - Polo

I did it!  I finally finished up the little bear I was working on when I injured my wrist months ago.  His name is Polo and he's only 3.5 inches tall when standing.

Polo is a collectible, miniature OOAK ( one-of-a-kind ) artist bear. He is crocheted from a blend of acrylic and specialty threads and comes wearing a pale blue organza bow. His facial expression has been embroidered and slightly shaded to give it extra depth. He is 5-way thread jointed and can be posed in different ways. His name is Polo (pronounced like "Poe-low") which means 'polar' in beareze.

He is available in my Etsy shop -

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Time & Repetition

Again I find myself asking where does the time go.  Anyone that knows me well knows am I fan of the Big Brother show, which means that during the summers I spend alot of my time watching the live feeds.  This year there was also a new show that caught my attention, also with some live feeds, The Glass House.  So a good bit of my time this past month or so has been spent on those. 

I've also been stitching here and there and working on some baby items, specifically a crocheted, Love Knot Christening Set which includes a christening gown, booties, and blanket.  Plus I also made a Love Knot sweater too.  They need the finishing touches then I will get pictures and post them.

In addtion I also worked on a new pattern, this time for a crocheted hat and scarf set.  I worked up a few of those to test the pattern out well.  Now I'm waiting on a chance to take pictures so I can then make them and the pattern available for purchase.  Yes, I know...I need to take LOTS of pictures!!

Then, like always happens when you least expect it....disaster struck computer's hard drive apparently had some bad sectors on it which caused Windows to not recognize my internet connection.  Five days in the repair shop and $250 later, I now find myself spending my time reloading all my programs and files.  Thank Goodness (!) I had all my important files on a different hard drive, so I didn't lose any of those.  However I did lose all my email and contacts.

I have a tatting project I'm starting to work on and the bearmaking bug is getting under my skin again so I hope to have some more tatting and bears to share soon as well.

I'm also in the midst of updating my website too...and now it's time to get back working on that.