I’m so giddy with the excitement of getting a whole day to ‘bear’ today after all the hours I’ve been doing at work. I had a little time off the other day too, and got the sewing bits done, so now I have today to assemble the pieces into a couple of vintage style bears. I’m hoping today is going to get to be the messy bit :oD
I’ll be off to Hugglets nex weekend, so I’m planning on taking whatever is left to try and finish either on the 5 hour train journey either way or on the Saturday or Sunday evening when I’m down there staying at the ‘Bates Motel’. Also got poor old Maple’s accessory to finish (yep, that’d be the bear I finished on New Year’s Day!) but I’d been thwarted by the lack of some buttons, and then the ability to go and get some. I’m now armed with the buttons, and also some ribbon and buckles, so I’ll get him done next weekend too. I might also get Sage’s brother/sister done, but as I also have bearth certificates to complete, I’m trying not to get too ambitious lol
The new creations will be available at Rivington Hall Barn Doll & Teddy Bear Fair on 12th March in Horwich, near Bolton :o)
THE BATES MOTEL? No, eeeck – stay away. Tell the Clan we say hello and Happy Weekend. Have fun playing together.
Heaps of Hugs
Prudence, Sissy & LuLu
sounds like you have a lot going on. Have fun visiting the show. Take pics if you can.
Less of that Eeecking please Prudence that's my sister you're taking about 🙂 It's a very posh motel – a fifth floor flat overlooking the Thames just down from Tower Bridge.
Glad to hear you got the day off Katy, hope you make the progress you're aiming for.
Well, LT started it. The Bates Motel was that scary place in "Psycho" Eeeck – that was one, "stand up the mohair on your arms" scary movie. We have the DVD. YIKES…..Norman Bates….I shiver just thinkin' about that movie.
Hey, maybe Mom will watch it with me tonight. (o: She is sooooo funny when she's scared. She won't even watch "The Shining" anymore. Giggle. BOO!!! And she's afraid of the fog. Good thing we don't live in London. (o:
No fighting now kids! And it was my aunt that christened it the Bates Motel, and she ought to know (as she's Dr Bates lol).
I've just had a lovely flurry of e-mails into my inbox from e-bay signalling the fact that I've won lots of new accessories from the new bears :o)
Well, HE started it…here in the US everybody knows about Norman and the Bates Motel…..so there….
Sooooo, are you going to tell us what goodies you won on e-bay? Do we have to DRAG it out of you or ask the Clan?
Oh we know ALL about the Bates Motel, we have a slightly sick sense of humour in our family your know lol
The Clan say they have no interest in the new treasures unless they get to play with them, so I guess that means no, until you see them on a new Clan member ;o)
Had a good laugh at the Bates Motel thing…I also have a warped sense of humour! So glad you had a free day to play…it is frustrating when real life takes us away from our true passions..LOL.
And I highly recommend you do invest in a Kindle, Katy. I will never give up my books, but love having the Kobo with me at all times…there's always something on hand to read.
Since I'm here, may I ask a question? I pulled out a short mink jacket left to me by my MIL, which I've never worn all these years. I took it to someone who was buying furs, and he offered a measly twenty dollars – not a chance! – and now I'm wondering if I might make a bear out of it…would be a much more interesting memento for us to hold onto. Is that a sick idea?? The little mink have been dead for years, but I'd still feel a monster cutting them up! Plus, I've never made a bear before and am probably not up to the challenge of using real fur for my first. I'd really appreciate your input…
Sounds like you´re having a long train trip ahead of you next weekend Katy. Can´t wait for the show eighter. 'See you'
Looking forward to seeing photo's from the show Katy…sounds like a good time..well, except for the "Bates Motel" 🙂
bear hugs, Doreen