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Tuesday, October 7

Did you see?

Look who I see in the 
Holiday Roundup in the latest 
edition of Teddy Bear and Friends? 

It's my Harvey on his rocking horse!

Friday, September 5

New items available

The Bright Stars Fall 2014 show is now open.
The show will run through
Monday, September 8th at 7 pm eastern.

Along with Babycakes (pictured above) 
I have several new pieces available.

To access my sale page, just click on 
Babycakes from the main show page. 
You need to scroll down quite a bit to find me 
as this show has the artists listed 
by reverse alphabetical order.

I am, as always, offering layaway.  
Just email me if you are interested.

Thursday, September 4

Do you recognize . . .

Mr. Cobblestone and I visited 
another landmark in Maine
just south of our home. 

Do you recognize this lighthouse?

Marshall Point

Yep ~  Run Forrest, Run!

Wednesday, September 3

Latest Commission

I was thrilled to be able to create this 
darling wee mouse that was commissioned 
for a collector's granddaughter 
who plays a grand piano.  

It is a 1:12 scale piece and will be a birthday gift.

Friday, August 15

The Premiere eBearShow is now open!

The very first show at eBearShow.com is open now through
 Sunday, August 17th at 2 am eastern.

Along with Antonia on her carousel pony 
I have several new pieces available.  

Here's a tiny peek for you.

During the show I am, as always, offering layaway.  
Just email me if you are interested.

Thursday, August 14


Since we moved to Maine a little over two years ago, 
we are slowly exploring our new neighborhood.  
Last weekend we took a drive south to 
Pemaquid Point, which is just a little over a 
half hour away from our home.  

I must say it is one of the most 
beautiful spots I have ever seen.

The day was summery, but not too humid, 
with abundant sunshine.  The colors of the 
water and sky were so blue 
it almost hurt your eyes.

The islands off in Penobscot Bay were visible, as 
were many crisp white sails and crashing waves. 

We, of course, have plans to revisit in the Fall and Winter 
when the swell of tourists have gone.  
I can see it already ~ sitting on those rocks 
with Mr. Cobblestone under an ominous 
Autumn sky listening to the waves for hours.

Tuesday, August 12

The stash

As many of you know, or may have gleaned from your reading here, I am blessed with an exquisitely wonderful husband in Mr. Cobblestone.  He takes an interest in my doings (even helps out from time to time with certain heavy lifting aspects,  ie: power tool required projects, of my little business) and reads this blog regularly.  

So let me start this post by letting you know, my darling sweetheart, that this particular entry will hold no interest for you and there is no need for you to read any further.

Is he gone?  

Ok, now that it's just us, I can tell you this post should really be titled "Confessions of a Fabric-holic".   Since we now live in a beautiful but remote area on the coast of Maine, trips into The Big City always include a stop at the craft and fabric stores to pick up things I need.  Yes, need.

After the last trip this past weekend, as I was in my studio unpacking my latest haul, I broke down and took the time to straighten out my bins of cottons.  

These specimens have been collected over the past decade or two and I am really quite pleased to say that among all of these bins, I found only 3 duplicates! 

As I said, I sorted the cottons, but I must confess that these 8 bins fill only 2/3 of one shelf in my studio ~ and there are, in total, 8 such shelves.  *gasp*

Along with cottons, there are bins for (and yes, labeled) knits, plush, flannel, silky, sparklie, felt, interfacing, floral, wild patterns, dupioni silk, poly, crepes, sheer, fluffy, moleskin, suede, ribbons (pink, red, neutral, yellow, orange, green, holiday, blue, purple and tulle), rayon, leather, suiting, faux, x-long pile cashmere, sassy long pile, medium cashmere, trims (in all colors previously mentioned), lace (ditto), wool roving and  xs threads.

So what can we take away from all this?  Well, for one thing, I need more brown toned cottons.  See half empty upper right bin in photo.

Sunday, August 3


Recently I was commissioned to redress a 
family of dollhouse dolls.  

Here is the before picture.

And here is the after.

The customer is quite pleased with how 
they turned out and the dolls will now 
fit into the decor of her lovely Victorian dollhouse. 

If she sends photos of them in the house, 
I will gladly share them here.

Saturday, August 2

Chilln' out in Maine

Hey ~ do you realize what today is?  
It's August 2nd, which means we are 
half way through Summer!  
It seems a good day to share some pics of an 
event we had in Maine back in March.  

The Cardboard Box Races!
Yeah, these people know how to make their own fun.

Multi-car Train

This year, unfortunately, it was a rather warm day, 
so not many of the racers made it to the finish line, 
even though the line itself was 
moved further up the hill.

The 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

Many of them actually got out and carried 
their creations once it was apparent they had slid 
as far as they were going to slide.

Designs ranged from the simple . .  .

This guy in the blue jacket got a workout pushing many of the contestants to the finish line.

 . . . to the more complex.

I think this lobster fellow won for best design.

Mostly it was youngsters, but there were a few adults too.


Everyone had a great time!

Ok, I'm ready for snow now.

Friday, August 1

Brand New Online Show!!!

Please visit www.ebearshow.com
to vote for your show favorites. 

Vote now through August 10th.
You do have to register first, 
but all it takes is an email address and 
then a username and password.

Little Antonia and her carousel pony,

along with many new mice and bears,
will be available during the show which opens on 
Friday August 15th at 
4pm Sydney, Australia time, 
which is 2am eastern (New York)
or 7am in the UK.

So many lovely bears and critters to see!

Friday, July 18

Cobblestone Kisses

 Kisses: Keep It Simple, Soft & Especially Sweet

Because not everyone likes their bears, 
mice and bunnies dressed, I am 
introducing a new line called 
Cobblestone Kisses.

Cadbury is the first of these and is
 now available on my website

Hope you like her!

Wednesday, July 16


You never know what you're going to see in the Camden harbor. 

A few days ago, replicas of the Nina and the Pinta sailed into town.

Can you imagine crossing the ocean in these?????

Monday, July 14

I cannot imagine a more perfect day!

I celebrated a birthday recently.  The custom 
Mr. Cobblestone and I have is that the 
birthday gal/guy decides how we spend the day.

Mine started with a lazy morning of coffee and emails, 
which, truth be told, was not 
that different from my usual routine.  

We grabbed some picnic food and lunched 
at the top of Mt. Battie.  
It is one of my favorite places, just a few miles
 from our home in Maine.  From there you look
 out over the tiny town of Camden, 
and the islands in Penobscot Bay.

Such a view!

After lunch we poked around some of 
my favorite shops in Camden.  

Sadly I found nothing I wanted to 
bring home at the antique shop. . . . this time. 

A quick stop to wet our whistles with  a
delicious Cole Porter and we were off to Owl's Head 
to see Captain Rod to get the makin's for our dinner 
that Mr. Cobblestone was going to prepare.

I just love that we get our lobsters right from the fishermen
and in such a gorgeous spot. 

The lobsters are molting early this year, and I learned 
that they are referred to as shedders.  Well, our shedders 
were so soft shelled that we didn't even have to 
use any tools to eat them.  They were literally more 
like eggshells ~ and super sweet.  

Our last excursion took us to Lincolnville for a 
craft beer at the newly opened Andy's Brewpub.

  We chose that spot because we knew it 
would be the perfect place to watch 
the super moon!

I suppose I'm a simple gal with simple needs, 
because I really cannot imagine 
a more perfect day.

Thank-you, Mr. Cobblestone!

Saturday, July 12

Please vote in the URSA Teddy Bear awards!!!

70 Artists from 18 Countries with 143 entries in 
16 categories are competing for the prestigious 
URSA Major - Best Overall Award.  

I hope you can take a moment to 
treat yourself to a peek at all the 
gorgeous bears and critters competing.

Everyone is allowed to vote for one bear in each category.  
The top 3 winners will then go on to the Finals 
and again you can vote for one of those for the top winner.

I have two entries this year, and would 
very much appreciate your vote.

Mrs Bunny is in Category 4
Medium Outfitted Bear-Bud - 6-12"

Babette is in Category 6
Large Outfitted Bear-Bud - 12 to 28"

The first round of voting ends July 31st.

Friday, July 11

Online Show TODAY!

The latest BearHugs4U show begins 
today at 12 noon eastern 
and runs through 
Sunday July 13th at 8pm eastern. 

The theme of the show is 
Christmas in July:  Best Winter Hat.

Genevieve is among the new bears 
and mice I will have available.  
You can find me right in the top row this time.  
Just click on her pic on the 
show page to see my other items.

Here is a time conversion for those 
of you living outside the USA.

New York (U.S.A.)  12 Noon 
Sydney (Australia) 2 AM  
Beijing (China) Midnight 
Paris (France) 6 PM     
Berlin (Germany) 6 PM 
Moscow (Russia)  8 PM
Johannesburg (South Africa) 6 PM  
London (England) 5 PM

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