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, March 31, 2010

My Girls.....

I think I've mentioned it before.... we have 5 wonderful dogs :) And yes, I work full time from home on the bears. Besides the fact that I am easily distracted... (HA! an understatement!) having 5 dogs can sometimes make it hard to concentrate on getting work done.

Yesterday afternoon was one of those times that it was hard. I had been out running errands and when I came back I let all of the Girls outside in the back yard.

Evidently Pandora bumped into Cleopatra as they ran out the door. They are both whippets... Pandora is around 5 - Cleopatra is our oldest at 10 (and boss dog). Cleo hates to be bumped into and let Pandora know it. Well, Pandora was tired of taking "crap" from Cleopatra.... and so... 5 minutes later a trip to the vet was necessary :(.

Pandora did not get a scratch on her - but Cleo needed attention. Cleo is ok and wasn't even crying - and Cleopatra is a wimp when it comes to pain. But I saw 3 deep punctures on the back of her neck, a cut on her face and back. So off to the vet we go to get them cleaned up and get some antibiotics...sigh....

All is well now. Cleo takes pills once a day and I have to put a warm compress on the back of her neck with some medicine 3 times a day. I get a little woozy when I do that. I can't wait till those close up! (there's a good reason I did not become a veterinarian!)

Cleo did not need stitches, although one could have been closed with one stitch. But the doc wanted to keep them open so that if an infection did start, it would be able to drain easily (eeewww!!!) I thought I'd spare you and not post of photo LOL!! It looks much worse now than when it happened since they shaved around the wounds.

Right now Pandora, Athena (our other whippet) and puppy Stella are sleeping quietly in their crates so I can try to get some work done. Cleopatra is no bother, so she gets to stay out with me. Sequoya our Chihuahua is sleeping soundly inside my sweat jacket (aka the joey pouch). She's much quieter in there than if I put her in her crate!

Now I'm off across the street to take care of Lucy - our neighbor's Scottish terrier - then back to cutting out bears for the show!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New England Teddy Bear Gathering - April 17 & 18

My gosh the month has almost flown by again! I know you haven't seen many bears from me lately. I've been getting ready for the New England Teddy Bear Gathering! It's going to be a wonderful show in New Hampshire. I'll be teaching a workshop on Saturday (the 17th) and the show is on Sunday the 18th. There are still some seats left in the workshop if you are interested :)

Hopefully I'll be able to take some photos of the bears I'll be bringing to the show. At the moment, however, I have lots of them drawn out or cut out... but not many finished. I'd better stop getting more bears "ready to cut out" and finish the ones I have LOL!

Right now I'm trying to finish a lovely lavender bear for the challenge. Daphne Blau (the promoter and my friend) has sent a pattern to the artists who want to participate. We are all making bears from the same pattern. It's going to be so much fun to see how they all turn out!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Do you ever walk into a room....

and then forget why you went in there? How about the computer? I have gotten online a half a dozen times this morning with the intent to post about the new mini bunny I finished.... but forgot why I came here (online) and went off in a dozen different directions!

SO.... this time I tried to keep my blinders on and go straight to my blog...well, almost straight here. But at least I didn't forget why I came here before leaving!

I'd like you to meet Daisy... my newest miniature bunny and a new design as well. She's currently looking for her new love in my Artfire Shop (and no, you do not need to sign up to adopt her there!)

I've got another Pocket Bear who is finished and will have photos soon.. and I'm trying out a new design for teddy bear pins. We'll see if I remember to come here when I have them ready!


Monday, March 1, 2010

The New Puppy ;)

I just love our Basset Hound puppy Stella (we got her the Sunday before Christmas) but boy I obviously had forgotten how much work puppies are!

We got our first puppy (Cleo our whippet) 10 years ago. Athena (another whippet) we got 9 years ago. Both of them were almost 3 months old when they came to us. The 3 dogs since then (Isis, Pandora - both whippets and our Chihuahua Sequoia) all came to us as adults.

So you can see... it's been a while since puppies LOL! That and we got Stella at around 7 weeks old instead of 11 or 12 weeks old ;)

I have a show and workshop to get ready for in New Hampshire this April. So.... what can I say.. all the Girls are in "their room" till this afternoon today... and we'll probably be doing it that way for most of the weekdays if I'm to get everything done in time LOL!!

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