Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Cheer and Best Wishes for the New Year

Well leading up to Christmas was very hectic, as it is for most, the school year came to an end for the kids with results and presentations, so did their respect sporting commitments, and our work functions as well as many of us trying to finish the year off on a clean slate and getting their last minute finances in place. I even got my beloved annual Christmas Cake made much later this year than I wished, it was still very yummy indeed.

After much anticipation, finally the big day (Christmas Day and Santa) arrived and we celebrated with family and friends, receiving many gifts of cheer, many cheerful stories, and way too much to eat.

We caught up with my family on Boxing Day which is always a memorable occasion thanks to my Cousin and his Partner for hosting.

We also fitted in some shopping yesterday making the most of the end of Christmas sales and spending some gifted money.

Today we all kicked back with less running around and tried to get back to normal in readiness for the New Year. Still on holidays for another week or so, I had better make the most of it, with getting in some bear making, which will be the first time in a while since Christmas, just tiring and hectic.

I wish you all the best for the New Year and hope to share some memorable occasions with you all.

Hugs to you all

Karen.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Message


To all my beary friends, Bernard and I wish you all a wonderful

Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rusty

Meet Rusty, a new addition to the clan, available for adoption at my website now.




Monday, November 16, 2009

Goodbye to a dear ol friend

Today we bid a sad farewell to our dear old friend Bowdie, our 15 year old Border Collie boy, he will be sorely missed in our household and we will treasure all our fond memories of him, and its going to take some time to get over you.

We set you free to run on your merry way, so now is your time to rest in peace Bowd!!


Vale - Jemtiana Jet Black CD


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Special offer for New Members!!!!

For any new members that wish to register as a member of my site over the next two weeks, you will receive a special limited offer, visit my website now for more information.
Don't miss out, this is a strictly limited offer!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Woodend Show coming up on 25th October

If your fortunate enough to be in town on Sunday 25th October come and meet the bears and I in person, drop by and say hello, this is a fabulous show, so don't miss it.

Hope to see you there, for more information visit my website - Shows and Events


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cooper has arrived


Meet Cooper a cool new bear dedicated to a special little boy at my daughters school, who is suffering a serious illness, please keep Cooper in your thoughts!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Spring has Sprung!!

Well finally Spring time, my Weeping Cherry blossom tree is in full bloom in gorgeous Pale pink, I have numerous bears on the go in preparation for the Woodend Show in October, its just around the corner.

Footy finals in full swing, school holidays next week, beautiful warm weather, the smell of wattle in the air, butterflies are alive, flowers in bloom, and plenty of green grass.

Love to hear from anyone, what is new in your world.

Cheers for now.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Upcoming Shows in person!!!

Well it's fast approaching the business end of the year for me. I have two upcoming shows where you can see me in person and my bears and critters close up and in the fur!!!

I have a show this weekend at Paramoor Fayre - Carlsruhe, Victoria - this Sunday 6th September

Then the Woodend Teddy Bear show - Woodend Victoria - Sunday 25th October

So don't miss them, take a look on my website for more information, hope to see you there, please drop by and say hello, don't be shy!!!


http://rufnutteddys.com/

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Charlottes Magic Garden


Introducing my latest addition please meet Charlotte, she is enjoying Spring in Melbourne!!!
For more information please contact me at


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mid Winters Break!!


This weekend we travelled up to the Victorian/New South Wales border which is 3hrs + drive from home, we spent a lovely weekend in Wodonga, and stayed at Boathaven resort which overlooks the Hume Dam, fabulous views of peace and tranquility. We were there for my hubbies hobby which is involves plastic model building of cars, there was a show, so the family tagged along. We were able to experience the model show, learn about the history of the Hume Dam and visit a local Trout Farm and experience the thrill of feeding them, they are hungry little devils!!. From my own prospective it was great to see how others run shows in different hobbies and how they critique their work, very different to bears.


Yes plenty of sewing of bears was done during the trip as well.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Clickity Click!!!!!

Its that time of year again, I have dragged out the old knitting needles, I am knitting a scarf at the moment and another special project for a doggie friend, when I am done I will post some pics to share. Hoping all is well with everyone today..

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jacob has arrived!




Meet Jacob my hottest new design, in gorgeous Cognac Brown coloured ratinee mohair, such a sweet soul, I love him, the eyes say it all. His handmade tie was made from some fabric I found whilst we were on holidays, it has some cheeky Cats printed throughout.


He is now available for adoption on my website.



Sunday, July 12, 2009

How did you spend your last day of school holidays?

As I have been working through these school holidays, I had an opportunity to spend some time with the kids this weekend, and we went off swimming (inside of course) and had a fabulous time, now we are back into the grind of term 3 tomorrow. Yayyy I also can get back into the groove of working on my bears in the evenings as well.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Teddy Bear Artist Caring & Sharing Award


You pass the award by emailing the link to your own blog where the award is displayed and notifying your friend that he/she has received an award.

The rules are:
1. Copy the award and the rules from the person who gave it to you and post it on your blog.
2. Have enough good manners to say "thank you" to the person who gave it to you.

3. Link to that person's blog.
4. Pass the award on to one person who you think qualifes and they should in turn pass it on to another.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Stoked to be teaching again!!!!

This month I will be conducting a bearmaking class with some dear friends, I am really looking forward to sharing some of my knowledge and seeing the end results, the girls are looking forward to the challenge.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy End of Financial Year!!!


For those who are impacted by End of Financial Year activities in their workplace, I can totally sympathise with you, I totally know what your going through. My words of wisdom are - "It will be all over soon, just keep your head down and chin up."

Hugs to you all.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Just like to wish my Dear Amercian Family, close Friends and my work Colleagues a fantastic 4th of July. I only wish I could be there with you all to celebrate. Enjoy!!!!

More renovations in our home

Well it is July school holidays here, its cold, wet and miserable, and there are renovations going on in our household, the ensuite bathroom is very tired and is having a revamp (finally), we are just waiting for some tiles and cabinets to arrive and its all systems go. So my morning mirror and cabinet are temporarily out of action and I must use the other bathroom, just a little pain for a small amount of time, looking forward to the finished project it will be well and truely worthwhile.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sally has arrived in June!!!

My new pattern is now available in this month's issue of Austalian
Dolls Bears and Collectables. Vol 16 issue 4

Meet "Sally" sje is now open to appearances on my website

www.rufnutteddys.com

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Black and White Ball dont miss it

Hi all beary friends there is less than 10 hours to go until the show please don't miss it.
Please come and visit -

http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/blackandwhiteballvenue.htm


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Black and White Ball 1st to 7th June

Don't miss this show, running from 1st to 7th June
proudly sponsored by Teddy Bear and Critters Australasia.

Here is a sneak peek at my creations.
For more show information visit.

Teddy Bears and Critters - Australasia - Black and White Ball Venue

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A wonderful trip to America

During the month of April our family travelled to California to attend a baseball sporting tour that my son Mitch played in, we had the wonderful pleasure of meeting some fantastic families and saw some fantastic baseball. Here are some snap shots. The BLE team from America won 5 out of 6 games.


We had the opportunity of attending the opening season baseball game at San Diego against the Padres and the LA Dodgers, my little friend "Mactavish" brand new designed bear is now a seasoned traveller he appears at this year Black and White Ball in June presented by Teddy Bears and Critters of Australasia, for more info please visit my website.



Our family had day trips to Disneyland and Universal Studio, and after the tour we hired a car and travelled to Bakersfield, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Oakhurst, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

Trip highlights were visits to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Yosemite, Alcatraz, Lombard Street in San Fran, Visiting the Charles Schulz Museum and walking the fabulous strip at Vegas. Hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed our trip.






























Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Karens featured Artist article at TBACA

Take a look at my featured artist article of the month
at TBACA, visit now.

http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/featuredartist.htm

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Showtime

Don't miss out on the Be My Valentine Show, only a few more hours to go....
www.teddybearsandcritters.com

Starts 8am Aust Eastern Standard Daylight savings time
for 24 hours on Saturday14th Feb 2009.

Come and join us.....

Support bears for Bobo as well, our fellow Sun Bear.

Friday, February 6, 2009

2009 Peoples Choice Awards - Vote for me

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2fr32uifpsyag4r/a0137fqusq5om/questions

or

http://sydneyteddybearfair.homestead.com/


Come and vote at Sydney Teddy Bear Fair, the link for Peoples Choice Vote is above.

I have a nomination in the section # 6 furry friend, vote for my black and white friend - Karen Salton.

Voting closes 15th March 2009

Cheers for now

Karen.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Be My Valentine Show - Sneak Peak




Hi all, here we go a sneak preview of my new bears for the show.




Meet Leeroy, Cupids Jewel and Lovesick Hero.


Don't miss the show 14th February 2009.


See Bobo's Bear - my contribution is Sig with his big heart.





Monday, January 12, 2009

Summer in the Sun!!!!







Well its seems that summer has finally arrived we are expecting a first mini heatwave this summer and this week, the kids are on school holidays, we enjoyed a lovely day at Frankston and Seaford today by the seaside.



Keep cool everyone.

Be My Valentine Show coming soon 14th Feb 2009

Don't miss out on the Be My Valentine Show,
its an online show
coming soon
14th Feb 2009
see my new bears!!!!!