Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's not a magazine, it's not a book ... it's a cover to cover treat of eye candy. And an absolute "must" for every woman with a yearning for the soft and beautiful things in life. My copy already looks like a vintage item from all the paging. This publication can be purchased from Joanne Corletti http://vintagerosecollection.blogspot.com
She has the most amazing website and blog - so do yourself a huge favour ...... she is also having a give-away.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jesse turns 9 today!
I remember that day so clearly ... the day I first held that tiny little boy in my arms. The day I met my first grandson. He had just been born and from the very first moment I looked at him I knew that this boy child was going to wrap me around his little finger forever and ever.
Happy birthday Jess - I love you with all my heart.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I am busy with so many projects at the moment but at least one was completed this weekend. It's definitely not an easy to task to make a black bear and making an Alpaca black bear is a nightmare. This boy is 45 cm and very cuddly. Although he was very willing to do the photo shoot and sat patiently whilst I took picture upon picture, he is unfortunately not photogenic at all. He's a gorgeous boy in the fur and I'm going to miss him when he goes to live with my friend.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My daughter Karen took this photograph for me in a toy museum in Munich. Imagine how many people this little bear has met in his lifetime.

What do you think is his name?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


This kitty cat is the most amazing and precious creature. Sox is a wild cat. He was born on our property six years ago and when he was newly weened his mommy was hit by a car in the street in front of our home and she died. The little Sox and his siblings grew up on their own and eventually when the time was right he had a mate and the two of them roamed the property in wedded bliss. But alas, tragedy struck and his mate died and Sox disappeared for several months. I thought that he too was dead. One fine day another, heavily pregnant young kitty arrived on the property and miraculously Sox also reappeared. When five kittens were born it was very evident that Sox was their daddy. Two black kitties, just like Sox and three grey kitties just like their mommy, Honey. Two of those kitties are still with us and they turned 4 last October. Sox, Honey and the two children live together on our property and since the arrival of Honey, Sox has always stayed with them. When the kittens were still tiny, Sox would catch birds and rats and take them to Honey and the babies.
Every morning they come for breakfast and every evening they come for their supper. Honey and the children were all neutered and have never strayed from our property but Sox was far too wild to be caught so he still goes on the prowl every now and then. He has disappeared for days and then comes back home, battered and bruised. Shortly before Xmas he stopped scuttling away when I approached with the food and now he waits for me in the mornings and sits right next to his bowl.
I took this photograph this morning - Honey and the children ran away when they saw the camera but Sox allowed me to photograph him.
Although 6 is definitely not old for a kitty who is a pet, it is really an achievement for a wild cat who for about five years fended for himself.
So Sox, my darling boy, I salute you!