Sunday, January 31, 2010


This little Peter Rabbit was requested last fall and I put him off, because of Christmas. I don't usually make things to order - I find it a bit stiffling. I just enjoy puttering along, making whatever I choose. Anyway, it's been a productive day and Peter is all done and I fell wonderful!
Now I can go back to playing :o) Hope you enjoy him!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Have you ever had a piece of art take on a life of it's own. I don't make many rabbits because I think they are sort of magical, and if I made them all the time it would spoil it for me. I started this rabbit over two weeks ago, and even though he was a lot more work than a bear, he should have been finished after a week, at the latest. I had an image of what he would look like when I started him - well, he looks nothing like it at all now - I kept making clothes for him and they just didn't work, so I'd start again. I tried to make him a girl rabbit - NOT! I tried a cute little hat - NOPE! He thought he was classier than the outfits I made and he wanted to be knighted, so "Sir" it is. Here he is at last, dressed the way he wanted to be, I guess and with a name to match, LOL!

Sir Pembleton Rabbit, is 6 inches tall, to the tips of his ears, and he is made of German Mohair that has been meticulously painted with heat-set fabric paints. He is fully disc-jointed, has amber German glass eyes, molded felt ears and is stuffed with excelsior and gently weighted with stainless steel shot. Sir Pembleton wears a blue full length coat, trimmed with red silk and tiny brass buttons His tiny shoes are made from wood and leather. All his clothes are removable. Sir Pembleton carries a leather bag (which opens) and has a bunny cane, made from apoxy sculpt. The cane has been covered with silver leaf, which was then distressed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Our grandson, Corson, just got his first camera and he is incredibly fascinated with taking pictures. He also adores having his picture taken. He told me today that I haven't been taking enough pictures of him and he would pose for me, if I liked. Now how can I turn down that offer LOL! So, we had a blast - he picked out all the poses, going from one to another like a pro. He really should be a model :o) So, here are a few of the pictures we took today - hope you like them!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Louisa at Rosie Posie is having a giveaway for the cutest little bear. If you have a minute, check out her blog - it's full of sweet illustrations as well. Here's a link:

Friday, January 1, 2010


It's been a frustrating few days - having pictures and not being able to see them all or edit them! We had three people taking pictures on the day Neil carried the torch, but we couldn't get the pictures from one camera and my photo program decided to give me problems for the very first time - grrrr!

We learned a lot - there are 12,000 torch bearers in this relay and Canada actually had to ask special permission to extend it from the rule of 100 days to 106 days, so we could complete the relay. It is the longest torch relay in Olympic history and it was amazing to take part in it.

There were 11 torch bearers in our segment - we met some amazing people. You could feel the excitement, as they boarded the bus, to take them to their drop off points. It was certainly a day we won't ever forget, even though the temperature was -20 degrees. At least it was bright and sunny. Neil had been a little concerned, as he has an injured knee, but he managed just fine. We thank Coca Cola for allowing us to take part and for the treasured gift of the torch. Here are some of our pictures from that day - I hope you enjoy them!

Geting ready

Callie, the first other torch bearer we met
Briefing from the Olympic Relay organizers

Trying out the torch
I get to see the torch for the first time

Our son Neal with Neil and the torch

Torch Bearers

Security with the Relay

Starting his turn

On his way

Carring the torch

We love our Olympic Torch Bearer
A fun moment, trying not to think about the cold!

Lighting Callie's torch

Neil, Sarah & Corson

I made it!!

Last torch bearer arrives the the Centre

Torch to torch
Group picture

Sarah, Corson and Neil
Neil, Corson and Sparky
Corson finally got the torch to himself - he really wanted to run with it LOL!
The torch comes home with us - thank you Coca Cola!