Sunday, January 31, 2010
Photo courtesy of North American Bear Center
Watch the Lily Den Cam here! You'll have to be patient -- she does a lot of sleeping. But when the cub wakes and is demanding food, you'll see quite a bit of activity. The cub cries, mom shifts around and gets pretty animated, the cub nurses and makes these really sweet coos. I saw Lily's head once! She turned and looked right at the camera!
I showed the site to Noli and she was so excited when Lily started moving around and scratching. This began a whole bear discussion:
She's hard to see 'cause it's all black.
If she were white, she would be a polar bear.
Maybe she could be PINK or PURPLE and I could see her better. (much giggling)
Why is the baby crying? Is she hungry? (everything is a girl or "queel" in Noliease)
Is she cold in all that snow?
Fortunately, I had read up on my black bear facts on the site and we had a pretty good conversation. Bear (ha!) in mind that Noli is a month shy of 4 so our best talk was about the colors a bear should be. Pink and purple won out over any other color! After all, Lily IS a "queel" bear.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
No telling how much it is now... the amount gets updated regularly so be sure to check in the shop announcement or on the blog.
Want to know a bit about the volunteers? Here's a link to the HeartsforHaiti blog.
I made a little crocheted card holder as my first donation. It would be perfect to enclose a Valentine gift card for your honey! Go see it here in the shop.
And here's something really fantastic: within just a few hours of listing it, it sold! So I've relisted and am now working on something else to donate.
It would be so wonderful if you could donate an item, or buy an item, to help support this great cause.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
"Etsy Love" has some wonderful Valentine selections - mine is the Valentine Kid's Hat. Don't you just love all the red and pink?!! The treasury was created by CowlickCutie who has the sweetest bows and headbands for your little one. Really adorable -- please go check out her shop.
This is the link to go to the treasury -- spread a little love by commenting!
This lovely treasury was made by Bumblestore and it features yarny goodness from the CreateCrochet Team. You can see my Soup 'n Salad on the 3rd row. Again, I'm really pleased to be included.
Here's the link for this treasury -- please visit, comment and check out the Team's talent!
And be sure to go to Bumblestore's shop -- she has some wonderful swirly scarves and the most precious baby dragon hat!!
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By the way, the CreateCrochet Team has a blog -- some good reads there. Have a nice visit, and if you crochet or have crochet supplies/yarn, then you might want to consider joining the team! It's a great bunch of people -- I've only been a member for about a week and already I feel a part of the family.
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
I just listed this cute little hat in my Etsy shop and just had to show it off!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
This particular quilt actually belongs to my daughter but I love it and it reminds me of some that a favorite aunt of mine quilted. She created beautiful quilts out of double knit polyester fabrics that came from family and friends.
But that's another story...
This quilt was made by my son-in-law's grandmother. It is made of double-knit polyester so it's washable and dryable. All the quilting is done by hand and it's big enough to cover the top of a king-sized bed. I love all the colors -- so bright and cheery!I don't know how the flowers were done, but they kind of pouf up which makes them look three dimentional.
Friday, January 8, 2010
This brooch is called "Warm Heart" and you've gotta love it's fuzzy sweetness! It's just the cutest! I love the way she includes a heart shaped box, so sweetly decorated.
And this one is perfect for Valentines Day with its cute red heart on top. And again the decorated box.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Meanwhile, the cats (Oliver and Sam) are in their yin yang position in their cozy bed.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Noli got a bike for Christmas! Of course it has training wheels...she's doing very well on it. It's a kick to see her ride! Note the Hello Kitty knee pads :) and the ballet skirt over her jeans. She's such a joy.
She also got a rescued Pug puppy! Cute as can be -- she named him Snowflake. I'll post pictures when I can get some made. He's a real cutie and very, very puppyish! So excited to be petted.