Teddies by Laura Lynn

One of a Kind and Small Limited Edition Collectible Artist Teddy Bears Designed + Created by Teddy Bear Artist Laura Lynn Matthews

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sharing Photos of Custom Ordered Bears

Hi again! Don't fall over, I'm sure it shocking to see me post so often all of a sudden LOL! Today was a better day. The meds are better today and my Girls are too :) No sick dogs for the last 3 days (knock on wood!)

I thought I'd share a couple of photos of 2 little cuties I made for a special friend - please meet Smudge and Lil' Strudel. I'll let you figure out who is who ;)

Medication side effects... Yuck!

Argh! I am so frustrated! My doc told me a little less than a year ago that it's time for me to go on blood pressure medication. I wasn't surprised, both Mom and Dad have high blood pressure. What I AM surprised about is how hard it would be to find a medication that would work for me.

Actually, all 3 I have tried have lowered my bp, but they've had side effects that I just couldn't live with. The first one gave me pain in my hip which would hinder my walking - NOT good. The 2nd one made me very depressed, and now the 3rd one appears to make me feel like I've got a really bad case of PMS... ALL the time!

Right now I'm experimenting to check for sure if that feeling is actually from the medication or not. I think it probably is. After a few weeks when I started it I started feeling that way, but not nearly as badly as I've felt the last month or so. It's really made me feel awful and has had a negative effect on how much I can work.

So... just how many types of blood pressure medication ARE there? LOL! If all else fails, I'll go back to the one that caused hip pain - I can deal with that easier than the 2 other side effects LOL!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Piper a Pocket Bear ADOPTED

Although I've been busy working on some custom orders, I do like to fit in a bear for the website here and there. I'd like to introduce you to Piper - a 6" Pocket Bear. Piper is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.

If you'd like to adopt Piper, his adoption fee is $65 plus travel charges. It's late tonight, so I'm posting him here for now. Piper will be added to the website on Wednesday if he's still looking for a new home.

Piper has been ADOPTED


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

It is the
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
salutes the Flag,

It is

who serves
under the Flag,

To All Who Are Serving and Who Have Served,

You are what Memorial Day is About!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I Need to Work on my Patience!

Yep, I'm still trying to get those bear orders done. It's been a long 6-7 weeks. That's when the food issues started with our Dogs. Right now I think everyone is OK - but earlier this week Athena started having issues again, then she got better (thank you Kayopectate!) and yesterday Isis was having major tummy issues. Isis is so underweight that she can't afford to not eat :(

But this morning it appears that everyone is doing OK. I'm going to give Isis several smaller meals instead of 2 big meals and I'm leaving Athena on the 1/2 old food 1/2 new food for a while. Athena got sick cause I tried to rush the food switch... again. (You'd think I'd learn!) Last week Isis had a rash, and the cream the doc gave her made her sick to her tummy. I stopped using the cream, and started giving her smaller meals so her tummy could handle it. This week Isis got sick cause I tried to rush giving her full sized meals.

Patience IS a virtue ;)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Back from Moms!

Sequoya sees her first cow

I've actually been back for a week, but it always seems to take a while to get back in the swing of things. Sequoya and I had a lovely time visiting with my Mom and my Step Dad in Kentucky. We didn't "do" anything, but just enjoyed visiting.

When I got back, Isis was having food issues again, so we are back to square one. Athena, however was doing well with the food switch over -- so it makes working with Isis a lot easier.

Today after running out to the Pet Market, I'm back to working on Strudel orders! Thank you to everyone who ordered one. They are all spoken for until I can see if I can order more of that yummy fur.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Truffles - formerly known as Ringo - on Ebay!

I decided to list the prototype bear for my Ringo pattern on eBay. This teddy told me his name was all wrong and demanded a chocolately sounding name! And so, we have Truffle!

Truffle is listed on eBay for a 1 day auction only - starting at $75 and with a Buy it Now of $90.

If you would like to find Truffle's auction listing, you can find him on my Bears for Adoption Page.

Today I am getting ready to go play with my Mom this weekend :) Yep, I'm leaving the hubby and kid (a 20 year old kid anyways) at home with 4 of our dogs so I can play :)

Boy it takes a lot to get ready though! Need to get to the grocery store not only for munchies for the road, but also to pick up a few things for hubby to prepare for HIS mom this Mother's Day!

Right now I'm about to start cooking... dog food - packaging it all up individually to make it easy, Sorting out all the meds to make it simple for them to administer to the Girls... etc. I'll be glad to hit the road tomorrow!

Happy Mother's Day in advance to all you Mom's out there!


Monday, May 4, 2009

Strudel - New Bear, Taking Orders

Strudel is a 14" faux fur bear. I just love his fur! It's so different from what I usually use (mohair)

I had just placed Strudel on my website but he was adopted before I even finished his listing! I decided to go ahead and take orders for bears like him if you are interested.

At the moment I am limiting the number of orders of Strudel to 4. I currently have enough fur to make 4 and want to be sure I can obtain more of his fur before taking orders for any more. It's hard to know what fur and mohair we can get lately. We can always obtain fur and mohair, but not always the specific colors and styles that we want.