Friday, July 17, 2009

Some bears for a change .......................

At last I have completed some bears, a good assortment waiting for inspiration. Making them is only the first stage of the process.

This is sad Virgilia and her little friend Thomas. Listed on e-bay and sold but to date no payment received. I do despise people who buy on e-bay auction and then do not pay, 'tho this is only the second time it has happened to us so I suppose it is not too bad. So this little girl and her friend will have to be re-listed once e-bay agrees to reverse their fees.
On the subject of e-bay fees, has any one else noticed how they have pushed up their fees. They offer this big special of free listing for the first five auctions each month with just a percentage of the final selling fee. This is a big rip-off as this final fee is extremely high. It means that those of us who only list a couple of items each month, get charged a huge amount for our auctions.

This will be my next e-bay listing. She is presently nameless but just as soon as the brain gets into action, this little girl and her tiny kitty friend will be ready for auction.
I have had fun dyeing some felt today, needed for a new pincushion idea. The felt I am using is a wool/rayon mixture which is a lot thinner than the usual acrylic or wool felt. It is supposedly not washable but I have dyed it successfully in the past. Presumably it does shrink and it certainly becomes quite fragile when wet but for the work I am doing it is just perfect. Having used Dylon dyes for years with great success I have now discovered that in Europe the little tins are no longer available. The dyes are now sold in boxes or sachets, rather like Rit dye in America. The colour range has changed and it will be a learning curve for me to find the right shades again.
Have also been doing some beading in the evenings as I have so many ufos that should be finished. I love beading and am slowly learning different techniques. I have also been brave enough to work out some of my own designs, the wonderful thing about beads if you don't like it you can just take it apart and start again, not at all like working with fabric.
So back to creating ........................

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. ~Arnold Edinborough


Karen Valentine said...

Hello my bloggy friend! WooHoo!!! Party day is just a week away! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creative spaces. I have a request... I thought it would be easier for everyone to leave comments if we all turned off comment moderation and word verification during the day (or maybe week) of the party. To do that, go to customize, settings, comments...then scroll down to turn off comment moderation and word verification.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. See you next Friday!!

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Barb said...

Oh, your bears are delightful! Each seems to have his or her own personaility. Please give them a hug for me. :)

BellaRosa said...

Stunning, simply stunning. I don't know why, but when I look at this beautiful lil bear with her bow and kitten, for some reason I think Lily Grace :) I think grace just because she looks so pretty and graceful. Rose


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