Each time it turns out to be the the same: I am gone for a couple of days and the "punishment" follows immediately after my return: trying to catch up with all the stuff that has piled up at home during my travels!
Of course, I also don't want to miss most of the tennis matches of the French Open!
At least I finished my new mini bear which ended up not being so mini, but rather 8 inches tall. I crocheted her from a charcoal and a purple eyelash yarn. She is a chubby little girl and her name is Josefina. She is available for adoption and will soon be added to my website.
Most likely there won't be another bearkidz bear in June. I am leaving for Germany next week and there is still so much to do.
I am back in North Carolina where the current temperatures are close to the ones we had in South Florida. The sky is blue and the sun is shining. Not bad at all!
Now I have to catch up on things like sending in my URSA entry and working on a new bear. I have already started and decided: now it's time for a mini bear. Don't have a real plan yet, but somehow an idea.
The panda in the picture is one of my "oldies". I crocheted this one several years ago.
The show was great! I met so many nice People and several of my bears found new families.
I always make it my goal to buy something at a show since shows only stay alive with dealers selling. On my search for a doll I found a German Turtle Mark (Schildkroet) doll which made it into my collection. She is a newer one from the 1990s with long human hair, dressed nicely and very cute.
I would have loved to get one from the 1950s or a Kathe Kruse. However, besides antique bisque dolls I couldn't find any other German doll. My doll collection has become quite large and I decided to focus on German Turtle Mark and Kathe Kruse dolls. I own already several and this way I don't bring too many dolls home, which is very hard to do! So many dolls "speak" to me: take me! lol
Another doll went home with me, a Colette doll which I traded for Frankie.
I am getting ready for a show in Charlotte, NC on the weekend. This is a doll/bear show with about 90% dolls and only 10% bears. As a doll collector and bear maker I am really looking forward to having a great day! The 2 pictures show one of my favourite dolls: little Twirp by SFBJ. Twirp is the only reproduction doll in my collection, but I just couldn't resist this cute face. I wish everybody a wonderful Thursday!