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Friday, January 18, 2013

Renningers Antique Extravaganza

I met myself today in Mt. Dora! Was enjoying the antique extravaganza when I saw this in a dealers stand:

It's a bear I made in 1995! It's former owner, who had over 100,000 bears, had to downsize when she moved to a smaller place. She had been in 7,000 square feet before with four rooms dedicated to her bears!

These were from her collection too.
It was cold and windy but still a great day to look for treasures. And everybody else thought so too! Such a large turnout and I didn't even see the whole thing this time. There was so much to cover.
But I did find some good things.

Wait till you see what characters these will be a part of. And the ones below are purposely turned away from you, they are from the forties and wait till you see the front! Hehe in a future post, I promise.

Well that's all for now, I've got plenty to keep me busy. I'll show you soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Crossroads 2013 part two

You miss so much when you don't attend the shows.

Red Wagon Vintage Toys had such a selection on display.

It included music sheets, books, blocks of all types etc. I bought a book with great illustrations.

This is just part of the beautiful pieces Cindy Thorsen had on her table. There were a pair of doll glasses with case that were exceptional!

Pam Pontious, helping customer at her table.

One of Cindy Malchoff's new bear designs.

The TOBY Industry Award winners were announced by Cari Ferg at the dinner Saturday night and in attendance were winners,

Joanne Livingston, two awards!

Lori Simon in set, vignette category along with,

Ron and Kristy Northman in same category.

I post the winners every year because I am there and know artist are waiting on pins and needles to see if they won. But the light is dim and the slides move fast, please forgive me for not being able to get all the names written down, and misspelling others. Congratulations to all the winners! There is some wonderful and exceptional work being created out there! I will continue to always strive to move forward in my work because of all of you.

Try to be there next year, January 18,19 so you can be the first to know who wins, and get great bears and dolls!

Crossroads Show Review 2013

As usual we start the day before the show. This year our group went hiking in Palm Springs!

Yep that's me, hehe.

There's Sharon Barron on the trail.

The horses for whom I jumped off the trail lol!

Ahh... Lunch at restaurant in town.

Second trail we went on, desert as opposed to first trail,

Which was more lush!

So anyway on to the show!

One of my bulldogs at the show.

John Paul Port talking with collectors. One of his first shows since his mom Beverly Port passed away recently. We were all glad to see him.

Ellen Kislingbury at her table.

This is getting photo heavy, so part two coming up!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

TOBY 2013 industry winners

This list is missing about five names so sorry but here goes:
Miniature dressed:
Katherine Hallam

Miniature undressed:
Wendy Walter
Natasha Soba
Donna Griffin

Small dressed:
Sandra Piper
Katherine Hallam
Karen Alderson
Joanne Livingston
Jenny Johson
Small undressed:
Silke Borman
Charlene Draeger
Joanne Livingston
Charlene Draeger
Margaret Burke
Large dressed
Tami Evelage
Beverly White
Katherine Hallam
Lori Simon

Large undressed:
Charlene Draeger
Yvonne Andrew
Michelle Lamb
Brenda Parker
Tami Evelage

Mai Sai creation
Lisa Page
Mai Sau creation
Mai Sai creation
Small friend
Cindy Cherry
Zhanni Rossi
Tami Evelage
Olds Tim's
Channing Rossi
Large friend

Lyn Davie
Shelly Allison
Masako kito

Sall friend
Stevie T
Olga tin
Madame Yokijime
Stevi T
Set, vinagette:
Ron and Kristy Northman
Lori Simon
Malaya Soto
Stevi t
Stevi T

Please note some names are left off cause they moved fast! Also I apologize to ones whose name I messed up but know artist want to know who won. And yes several won in same category!

From the bears and me:0)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

To the Crossroads Show

I am at the airport in Las Vegas waiting for my connection to San Diego. I got two hours sleep last night but made up for it on the flight to Vegas. Been getting ready for the show this weekend, the Crossroads doll, bears antique toys. Talk about some of everything!
I didn't even have time to get pictures of my new stuff! Guess you'll just have to come by if you're in town.
Best part of trip so far was as we came in over the most beautiful mountains and right behind you could see the city coming into view!
Remember TOBY industry winners will be announced on Saturday at the dinner! See, you should be there. Hehe.

From the bears and me:0)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

First day of the new year and I've jumped right in!

Part of my haul from the 40% off your purchase sale at The Sewing Studio!
Was in the store two and a half hours between looking, waiting in line to get things cut and waiting in line to pay. Did I mention I waited in the turning lane just to get into the parking lot ( not to park, but to wait to park) lol!!

Well worth it. Year off to a good start, even did a good deed. So I hope your year is off to a good start too.
I just put a roast in the oven and my hoppin John is cooking, that's black eye peas with good stuff added! So cooking a meal, my husband usually cooks since I got sick. But see I am doing better, even made cookies over the holidays. Already it's a great year. And wait till you see the new bears I've been working on, hehe.
Which is why I had to get trim etc.
So hope to see you at a show during the year, my 2013 calendar will be posted this week.

Have a great 2013!