As I may have mentioned here before, although I just adore living in my new coastal town, one of the things I miss is ready access to fabric and craft stores.
I am quite comfortable (too comfortable?) ordering my supplies online, but nothing takes the place of physically being in the store, right? The closest 'big city' to us is Augusta, 40 miles away. And yesterday, we went shopping.
Look at all I brought home with me from the craft stores!
And from a visit to the fabric store, along with a large bag of polyfil, yards of interfacing and muslin, I also found many new small scale prints to add to my collection.
Cannot wait to start on new bears, mice and bunnies. :)
Among the new items I will have in this show are a family of mice going on a picnic in their car, a leprechaun bear and mouse, and even the next character from nursery rhymes in the Cobblestone Tails series ~ and one of my larger bears!
Visit the site now to view the preview bears from all the 50 participating artists.
Yes, it is still Winter, and you know I'm loving that. We had a gorgeous snowfall the other night, but as neither Mr. Cobblestone or I have the skills (or equipment?) necessary to capture such nighttime beauty on camera, you'll just have to take my word for it. It was one of those snows that coated each and every branch is a thick layer of pure white deliciousness. Unfortunately, it had warmed during the night and all that beauty was lost by morning.
But we did have a fun night of it. Many (middle-aged) kids were outside playing and we found a snowman in our front yard, courtesy of our neighbors. By morning, the poor dear had fallen over, yet was still smiling. Just goes to show, you can enjoy Winter, every single bit of Winter, even the tail end.
Here's how he started out:
We did try to get some photos that night.
While I was taking pics of the snowman that morning, I also caught our turkey flock parading down the street. It always amuses me how they follow each other single file down the road.
I also caught this Tom displaying himself.
And earlier this morning, these
lacy tracks they left on our driveway.
I will have a new bunny (or maybe two)
available this coming
Sunday evening, March 3rd.
Here's a little tease for you!
And don't forget ~ the online show starts a week from today!
I'll have little bears and mice and even a nice big 12" girlie bear.