Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Virus and Vacation

These last 3 days I have spend my time
fighting a nasty computer virus, with no luck so far - urrggh
I just hate this. I´m writing this post on my old and VERY slow laptop
but that´s definitely better than nothing.
My ordinary one is brooke and I have just arrange a little "vacation"
for it over at my very computer savvy cousin.

And a vacation is coming up for me too.
A much better one :-)
Friday morning early I´m leaving for beautiful Italy

Hopefully I will get to see this

vineyards around Asti

and hopefully this

old monastery at Lake Magiore

and this

Varenna - Lake Como

Travelling around by car
and ending our trip with a few
days in Milan before we fly home.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer month 
and 'see' you at the end of June.

Tina <3

Friday, 8 June 2012

Focus on Bearmaking

Just a short post
to wish you all a wonderful weekend

I´m running short for time over here.
I have a few lots of arrangements coming up during
the sommer months
a vacation, a weekend trip, an online class
just to name a few 

so I realized it wasn´t a bit too early to start
working on the bears for Hugglets in September,
so that´s what I have been doing

two little ones are finished
and is sitting on my worktable - one more is in the making.

A vacation is coming up shortly
more about that soon :-)

Have a wonderful weekend
my friends

Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 1 June 2012

Some Great News and Some Great Finds

I promised I would show you my finds
from my latest visit at my all time favorite flea market
but first I want to share some great news with you.

I now have a sales representative in the US.
Sweet Felicia at The Bear Scout
is going to represent me and my bears at her
shows across the US and in Japan too.

I´m so happy to start working with Felicia and a little
bunch of bears are already on their way across the ocean
to make their debut over there.
Among is this sweet little black fellow above.
He is only 4.2 inch - his name is Pierre


And now to my lucky finds.
let´s have a closer look

a few beautiful table runners
one is hand crochet

some pieces of torn pillowcases with lace
and pieces with beautiful crochet flowers

sweet little pillow cases
some tattered silverware
and a few teeny tiny french chocolate molds

a huge bunch of wonderful lace and ribbon.

another sweet pillowcase with embroidery - F.H.
more crochet lace pieces
old handkerchiefs and some doilies too.

this awesome glass jar - you can´t really see it, but
the shape is very cool.
More wonderful french chocolate molds

an old book filled with music sheets - some of the
pages with beautiful graphic
and an old photo album - no cabinet cards inside
but that doesn´t matter at all - these are so rare over here. 

and this very cool old
measuring tape - I don´t know how old
this is - I have never seen any like that over here before.

Here´s a closeup of some of the lace pieces

How beautiful are they.
I can´t wait to use everything
in my creations.


better go work on some bears first.

Thank you so much for visiting today
my sweet friends.
Wishing every one of you
a beautiful and wonderful weekend.

Tina ♥♥♥