Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Coming Soon...

Sometimes nice things happen at just the right opportune moment; leaving you to wonder if an invisible hand is "pulling the strings"! Out of the blue I recently had a request for an artist profile interview, for the next issue of Teddy Bear Times.Of course all artists love talking about what they do - it is a passion after all, so I was more than happy to take part, and I was not expected to take out any extravagant advertising or anything like that. Anyway in the course of completing all the questions it dawned on me that I've been making and selling miniature bears for 10 years! That's a whole decade; and I was really surprised to find myself on the point of a significant anniversary!!

Hopefully, readers of the magazine will help me with a quiet little celebration, when it arrives on the stands.It should be out from the 24th May, so I'm crossing my fingers the article does get in to this issue.
 Maybe there might be a celebratory clue on this page somewhere. LOL!

I think I might arrange something on my blog too .... so keep watching this space friends!

With Beary Thanks to everyone; collectors, friends and family,
Ruth XX

Thursday, 3 May 2012

A Lovely Day...

 My niece was married a couple of weekends ago, in a pretty old "coaching inn" not far from Cambridge. Although the weather didn't totally behave throughout, we all felt priviledged to be part of such a happy day for all the family.Here is the beautiful bride, Rebecca, with her younger sister Nathalie. Amazingly, my sister Gail, spent hours upon hours creating all the buttonholes, and the bouquet, from beads threaded on to wire. You can just see an embroidered blue felt shoe peeping out from where it was tied to the bouquet, which I made for the bride, to hold a lucky sixpence inside.
The overjoyed new husband and wife also brought their two gorgeous little dogs along - my favourite photo of all!!

I'm sure we'll all enjoy many happy memories of such a wonderful celebration for years to come. Enjoy the pics Rebecca!! ;0)

T.T.F.N  Ruth XX

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

.... more on the Peregrines

What a difference a week makes. Sadly we have had the wettest April since records began, here in the UK; the result being such cold temperatures and driving wind and rain that it was inevitable the Nottingham peregrine's family would be devastated. We watched the 4 eggs hatch just over a week ago, and delighted at the fluffy little chicks, but there are now only 2 left alive, one of whom is fading fast.Such is Nature. No one can expect live webcams to sugar-coat the harsh and awful truth of what is the precarious reality of being a wild bird or animal.
We saw the local resident peregrines in Hanley on saturday morning - still not nesting, and clearly without a care in the world at the moment! I hope they have much kinder luck when the time comes.

Apparently there are numerous live cams on peregrines around the country, so I think I will add others to my sidebar links - I would dearly love to follow some other families as they grow. It is such a priviledge to be able to do this these days thanks to technology!!

On another note completely; I totally loathe all the changes to Blogger. Bleeeughhhhh! Why does everything have to be messed with? I takes me ages to get used to anything.I can't even begin to keep up with the Facebook changes either .... makes me feel like a grumpy old woman!!!! To cheer me up I shall post pics from my niece's wedding two weekends ago.Just give me a day to wrestle them off Ashley's camera......


Ruth XX