Wednesday, April 22, 2020

He's a kewl dude...

Bears are still sitting in our windowsill and others all along the block have joined in ... and some change the bears and bunnies every few days.... I try to make ours more interesting every so often as well.

Radcliffe was admiring some sunglasses the other day....so I gave him a pair to wear.... he thought he was pretty cool.....  so did the kids who walk by and wave and point and have a giggle....



Hope everybody is safe and healthy....

Thursday, April 2, 2020

World wide bear hunt...

They've noticed us 'bear people' on the National Post ...woohooo...

For a few weeks now, bear people have been putting bears in their windows to entertain others who walk past.  I've see so many people walking I can't believe they all live on my block.

They must be bored to tears... or having absolutely not one more thing to do in the house.  I decided to do it after one of the girls on a teddy bear group showed her big red bear in a window...half hidden by curtains.

Tigger, Bernie and Floppy were the first three... well, first let me back track a bit...

There was an episode the first few days that Mr. BumbleVee was working from home ... and poor little Bernie thought it was going to be non stop fun having his Daddy home ... he yukked things up a bit too much from too close to the newly organized 'office area'.. and this happened.... (erm.....it had already happened to me a bit earlier)......
















So, little Bernie and I had a chat and I encouraged him to find some other pastimes and ..he did.  He wanted to sit on the windowsill and wave at kids....















But, then it got colder and even snowed.... they were bored......... so Bernie hung out with me at the computer and saw a little bear with a party hat.  That did it.  He insisted that we make one for him.
so, we made a cone out of coloured paper and put two 'scrunchies' on the top for a pom pom and taped it to his head.  He was a bit concerned about the tape on his forehead area and thought it might flatten his fur.  I told him that he already has sort of 'flattish' fur, but assured him I would brush up his fur each night when I take them out of the window.

So, he made a little sign and got back on the windowsill...... looking out for people and waving.... even the Dads are waving back at us....
















The neighbour across the street joined in... even though she usually thinks I'm a nut job....

Then Elmo and Radcliffe hopped up there too...and, there were plenty of bears on the sill...which is too narrow for their bums, but I balanced them on books..except Radcliffe; he can do the splits.
















Then, it got colder ................ and then............................it snowed some more.  They are not happy bears.........

You can check out the article here...

Bear Hunting



Monday, February 24, 2020

Don't protest if you can't spell


It makes you look like the idiots you are. 

And, those of you who aren't even Canadians....bugger off home.   

We've got enough problems of our own.






And, now, our stupid Prime Minister has said we will have net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050... hahahaha.........I sure hope nobody ever has to fart in that year....

... and, what about all those cows? .......

""In a 2006 United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization report, it claims that the livestock sector, most of which are cows, "generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport." According to a Danish study, the average cow produces enough methane per year to do the same greenhouse damage as four tons of carbon dioxide. So is this significantly contributing to global warming?""

Get a grip on reality folks..... we still have to live, breathe, eat and oh, yeh... fart... and drive cars, fly in planes and sail on ships and wear clothes and every single one of us carries a phone .. except me...   last of the luddites.... eat food that is more and more frequently packaged in plastics produced in plastic greenhouses and ...well, the list goes on and on. ad nauseam and ad infinitum... We obviously can't survive without anything that isn't partly oil and gas product or derivatives.... 


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Periwinkle

This is Peri.... short for Periwinkle.  Because of the colour of her outfit mostly... and, because I really like the sound of the word.  Mom used to tell us about 'winkles' when she talked about English things.  She was from there, but us kids had never been....

Imagine being able to collect and eat winkles from the nearby beaches... what fun that would be if a person liked to eat 'shell-y' kinds of things.

Anyway... I have not been doing much blogging...and, not doing anything crafty at all.  I'm having real problems with my eyes and can't see much up close to do anything of any importance anymore.  Even reading is a bust.  I have no idea if it is permanent...but I'm working on it.... at some point I'll need cataract surgery, but first must get the pressure readings from the glaucoma under control.  Bummer.

So, thought I would show you a paper clay doll I did back in the day... as I was moving dolls in the curio last weekend when we changed things around in the hobby room/ office/music room....

Here she is .. paper clay over fabric and the eyes are acrylic paint as are the lips... face colour too...

pretty blue eyes...







Thursday, January 9, 2020

Two little angels

I haven't been doing any crafting or making my own lately ... so I decided to show you a couple of things I bought years ago at craft fairs.

Two little angels... each totally different and yet pretty cute...

The first, I sit on a shelf or table where her little 'legs' can dangle.  The legs are made of narrow gold ribbon with bells on the end of each. ..it is glued to the inside of a small clay plant pot that has been pained gold.  Her head is a large wooden bead onto which a bit of yarn has been glued and also some eyes and lips painted.  On the back... a bit of tulle gathered to look like some wings and a gold string for a hanger or for a halo if you don't hang it.  Her arms are small pieces of pipe cleaners.

















The other one is a stitched and stuffed fabric head.. attached onto the top of a room deodorizer.. like Glade brand... just eyes painted on... some curly rayon 'hair'... I'm sure you could also use any yarn.  Some fabric stitched wings on the back of a little piece of gathered fabric for her dress.  Her arms are just a piece of ribbon with one soft knot in the centre and a star glued on.. ends tucked into little poufs of fabric sleeves.
                                       



Both cute and yet, totally different ...