Sunday, December 30, 2012

Butterfly Ball

Jennifer from Embellish A Little, has given me these buttons - to hopefully generate some inspiration!!!!
I'm thinking Beatrix Potter? Cutesy bunnies and birds? The ideas are there already.
The saying goes, "I might look like I'm doing nothing, but inside my head I'm quite busy!"
I'd better get the ideas onto paper before I get too "mind-cluttered"!

Christmas has come and gone, with the usual speed and mayhem!
Remnants remain, such as leftover ham, Christmas Pudding and decorations.
Ham we are eating in a huge variety of ways, the pud has been cut into serve-sized pieces and frozen and the Christmas decorations come down on Twelfth Night.
How's this for a bling-loving butterfly! In the tree outside our front door. Loving the decorations!
The New Year is nearly here - I'm hoping to create some new designs - something a little different to my usual style (but I won't neglect the teddies!).
Liz
P.S. Happy New Year to everyone. Don't make your resolutions too difficult to keep!
P.P.S. Giving up chocolate is NOT a good New Year's resolution!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bulldozers for Josh

I've had a break from hand sewing since November - giving the hands a rest. I've been suffering from sore fingers and palms, but have been ignoring the pain.
I know - it's naughty.
But at last - I've managed to finish this wall hanging for Josh. It's his Christmas present - he's mad about earth movers, trucks, bulldozers and diggers! When he comes here to play, he looks carefully at all the toy cars, trucks and trains and selects two favourites. These he plays with, one in each hand, for hours!
I've started a trend! Christmas decorations are so cheap these days, that for the past few years I have hung baubles in the tree outside the front door - it looks so pretty. The parrots certainly are not put off by them, and we even had a cheeky cockatoo try to eat one of the gold ones. He actually had an expression of disgust on his face - quite comical really!
And guess who's back for the Summer?
No, not Trevor or Roger.
We think it's son (or daughter) of Trevor.
His favourite place is this rock near our front door - perfect for sunning himself.
I don't mind him, I just have to remember that he's not a snake!
And he eats the snails!
Liz
P.S. The countdown to Christmas Day is on!
P.P.S. I'm making my Christmas pudding this weekend. A last minute effort. Very unusual for me. I usually have it made several months before the big day!

Friday, December 14, 2012

But Wait, There's More

CHRISTMAS SONG
 CHRISTMAS TIME FOR TEDDY BEARS
 CHRISTMAS TREASURES DILLY BAG
DOUBLE THE CHRISTMAS FUN
 CANDY CANES
Now I'll begin thinking of new designs for next Christmas! Ideas already!
Happy Christmas!
Liz
P.S.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Only Twelve Days To Go

JINGLE BEARS
More Christmas designs to wet your appetite! Only twelve days to go. Or only twelve months and twelve days until Christmas 2013 - plenty of time to complete one of these! Or two, or three ........
 LETTERS TO SANTA
BEARY MERRY CHRISTMAS
 A TEDDY BEAR CHRISTMAS
I have "A Teddy Bear Christmas" hanging in my family room - with little tags attached to the gifts with my three grandsons' names stitched on them.
Merry Christmas!
Liz
P.S. All these patterns can be found on my website.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You Still Have Time

Only 13 days until Christmas. Yes, you still have time to whip up something festive.
Here are some of my patterns to tempt you (or to consider for next year?)!!!!
"SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER"
"SNOOZY"
"TEDDY BEAR CHRISTMAS STOCKING"
"CHRISTMAS TWEETS"
"PRANCER AND ME"
All can be seen on my website.
Or you can go to ebay and punch Teddlywinks into the search box to find my ebay store. Great of you have a paypal account!
Also available on etsy. Same again - punch in Teddlywinks, and "voila", the etsy Teddlywinks store will appear!
Liz
P.S. Happy Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Time for Teddy Bears

Carolyn sent me this photo of her completed "Christmas Time for Teddy Bears" quilt - just in time for Christmas!!!!!!!! It's beautiful Carolyn!
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Liz
P.S. She said it was a bit "wonky", but I think all quilts look wonky in photos. The camera seems to play tricks and exaggerates all things that we don't want to see!!!!!!