Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sidetracked Again! This time felt and other upcycled goodies!

The urge to venture off the beaten path seems to happen more frequently lately than not!  This time I decided to mix a bit of felt with some of my other favorite things ... antique buttons, fabric photo transfers, tulle, French lavender and glass!   Are you scratching your head wondering what this latest sidetracked adventure is?!   It is a pin-keep, make-do!   I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Have a blessed Sunday!  xoxo,  Janice

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cherished Gift from an Internet Angel ...

A couple weeks ago I posted about our pet rat, Charlotte, who passed away.  I mentioned if someone had told me 5 years ago I would mourn the loss of a rat, I would have shuddered!  Well, we have adopted, cared for, and lost a few rats in the past 5 years and I do mourn them - especially Charlotte.  She was my constant companion in the computer room - I miss her little face peering at me as I type.  One of the sweetest ladies read my post and she proceeded to make a little "Charlotte Angel" and she sent her to me!  I received little Charlotte by Alena of Vintee Town Bears (Alena's Blog - Vintee Town Bears) last week and I was brought to tears.  Such a beautiful and kind gesture from a sweet lady whom I've never met in person but who touched my heart more than she will ever know.  Thank you, Dear Alena, for my little Charlotte.  She sits right here by me in the computer room, peering at me.  She's a reminder that Charlotte is a little Angel now but mostly she is a reminder that there are Angels who read my blog!    xoxo,  Janice
(Picture of Charlotte and her sister, Julia, who was adopted in November)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day Booh Bear!

My latest little Booh is a Valentine's girl named Ruby.  She is available for adoption on my website.  She is made of the most beautiful discontinued viscose/cotton blend fabric from Tyber of Belgium.   Thanks to Joanne Livingston of Desert Mountain Bear, I was able to stock up on some lovely discontinued fabrics from a local fabric store - they acquired several samples of fabric from Tyber and Tissavel of France.   If you have a moment to peek in Ruby's auction, she loves visitors!  Thanks so much and have a very HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Losing Another Precious Little Friend

Well, it's inevitable, when you love animals and reside with them, there will come a time when you must decide if you are keeping them here for yourself or for them.   Our little Wazley was a rescue ferret and she was a joy to say the least.  When my daughter first rescued her, she could not even walk she was so badly malnourished and abused.   She nursed her back to health and what was once a shell of a ferret was now a playful, sweet little bundle of trouble.  Though she was blind and deaf, she still played and she still made us laugh at her antics.  We were blessed with a healthy Wazley for over 2 years.   The past couple months, her health was declining and it became apparent that it was too painful for her to even go to the bathroom anymore.  So, we made the decision to take her in and have her euthanized.  I still struggle with the thought of me taking it in to my own hands deciding when it's time for a living being to live or die.  I wish it were easier, I wish she would have just slipped away in a peaceful sleep without me having to decide to make her slip away.   I do know that she's creating joyful havoc over the rainbow bridge now and she is not in pain any longer.  Rest in peace, our sweet little Wazley.    xoxo, Janice

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Some Booh Bear Mice from the Past :O)

I received a comment about custom orders on my mice,  so I decided to post a couple photos of my past mice!   They are approximately 4" tall.  I hope you enjoy seeing the wee ones in all their finery!  I so enjoy making them!

Have a wonderful evening.  Hugs,  Janice