Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oh... bring on the elves already @#% !!!

Okay... sorry I have been busy "santamaking" and not blogging lately! Thought I'd give you sneak peek at one of my larger finished pieces........" The Teddy Collector".

I have been in " The Little Shop of Horrors" as I affectionately call my studio, working around the clock. The place is a wreck... my poor baby Duchess needs a walk... there have been no hot meals made (not even my NoBrainers) and I'm down to my last pair of underwear (laundry has been put off for far toooo long).... Oh yeah, and a good thing that Halloween was this past week because I told everyone that I left the spiderwebs and dust bunnies ON Purpose for a "spookie effect"..... SO......bring on the elves already!!!!! I need help!

I am creating a new blog to post my Father Christmases... many have requested photos of my creations, so I thought this would be a nice way to share them..... it will come out soon.

58 comments:

Kristen said...

I love forward to seeing your creations!

Picket said...

Oh girl he is beautiful and I love Teddy Bears!!!! Can't wait to see the new blog with all your 'treasures'! And for goodness sake get a load of laundry going!!!! lol lol

mishebe said...

Been wondering where u r.(lol) Looking forward to seeing your creations. What talent you have. mishelle

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How wonderful! I love him...

laurie said...

Can't wait to see your Father Christmas blog. Since I already have mine, I hope you don't make me want to order another one!! But, I can't imagine liking any of them as much as I love mine! laurie

tardevil said...

Ok, you'd better put that Santa down & go do some laundry else you're going to have to go commando. And be sure to let the little sweetie out. Seriously, the Santa is beautiful of course! Can't wait to see the new blog. I saw one in an art gallery this past weekend going for $375. I tell you that because selling just one can fund an awful lot of yard sale purchases!!! Drop a few pieces of ice on the tile and consider the floor mopped! See ya later alligator!

Chris said...

Oh please don't make us wait long.

Hugs,
Chris

bj said...

I am very excited to be able to look at your creations,....just can't wait for the new blog...but, I CAN wait while you get your laundry done and your sweetie a hot meal..hey, warm a weiner and have a hot dog! hee hee

This Santa just takes my breath away...

Diane said...

He's gorgeous! Wow, let us know when the new blog is up!!!! Whooopppeeeee! (Do any of them look my hubby?) :0} Diane

Melissa Miller said...

Hi, Love the Santa with Teddy Bear. How precious! I have never had one and yours are fabulous. You have a shop right? Is it online? I am a huge fan of Christmas Decor' and can't wait to see what you make.
I have a new blog and would love it if you stop by for a visit. You're always welcome. ~Warmly, Melissa

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I look forward to seeing all your creations!

Tootsie said...

can't wait to see the new blog

Miss Janice said...

Mr. Santa is gorgeous. Girl you better go wash those panties! I hear you on the cooking thing--sometimes you just have to get delivery... I'm looking forward to your new blog. Get some rest???
Miss Janice

salmagundi said...

You can neglect blogland all you want as long as we know you are making beautiful treasures for us to see. But, I'm with the rest of them - go do a load of laundry!! Sally

squawmama said...

I love your Santa bear... and can hardly wait for the new blog... I collect Santa's and have probably a couple of dozen beautiful one... I would love to add some of your to my collection... I know this must be your busiest time...Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

ps the "twins" came through with flying colors... just have to keep going every 6 months for the next five years... Thanks

Bridget said...

we need to move to Canada so that we can already be deep into the throes of the Christmas season. They have the right idea with getting Thanksgiving out of the way early. I think we need to change our date for Thanksgiving. I'd rather have a longer Christmas season. Who needs turkey dinner anyway? lol

Monica S said...

Oh my... did you really make that beautiful santa??? He is just gorgeous!!!! I'm lost for words!
Just so lovely!!!

Have fun making those santas..
if you're in your work-shop alone, you don't need clothes ;-) Keep up the good work! And let the rest of your family do the laundry!! hehe

Monica

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see all your creations you have been working on! Looking good so far! ~Rhonda :)

Monica S said...

Hi...
Oh my.. did you really make that santa??? I am lost for words!! He is so gorgeous!!
Keep up the good work, and let somebody help you with the laundry! ;-) (you should't have to do it all)

Monica

Bo said...

Hi Rose...don't know if this will help with the laundry or not, but just turn the underwear inside out & wear again...heehee! Can't wait to see your Christmas creations, but I have no doubt they'll be spectacular! ;-) Bo

mrsben said...

Oh my, what beauties these are! I'll be right over to help you play domestic catch-up provided you will let me be an apprentice Elf. What an experience it would be to be part of their creation.

Looking forward to your new Father Christmas Blog. With great anticipation -Brenda-

Kristens Creations said...

He's gorgeous!! You are amazing!! I can't wait to see more. I've also been working on christmas stuff lately. I'm doing a christmas show here in my home town, and I think I told you I have an etsy store too. My garage is my work room. I'll be waiting on that blog! Can't wait to see more beautiful santas! Kristen

imjacobsmom said...

What a great combo Santa and teddy bears, how can you go wrong? I can't wait to see the rest....Robyn

Anonymous said...

Your Santa is amazing!! I too used to do crafts and I know exactly where you are coming from, we did not eat, we recycled dirty clothing, we had to wade thru piles of fabric, patterns, embellishments, etc. It was fun, but kind of glad those days are over. Good for you for having a studio to make your creations, that has to help alot!! If I had a few elves to spare I would send them your way!! Sue, mammawags62 RMS

Justine said...

Seems all the stuff you create is just gorgeous! Have fun with it. Can't wait to see pics of all of it!

Justine :o )

Dawnie said...

ME TO! I cant wait to see, your blog is so dang beautiful...

I hope you change your underwear real soon,,,that just dosnt send off a Christmasy feeling!

ann said...

WELL,IT'S ABOUT TIME.LOL.I HAD MADE UP MY MIND TODAY-I WAS GOING TO SEE IF YOU WERE OK.I WAS ACTUALLY STARTING TO WORRY ABOUT YOU.I DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN YOU POST,BUT I THOUGHT SURELY ITS MORE OFTEN THAN THIS.
BOSSY,AREN'T I?I'M JUST AN OLD LADY SET IN MY WAYS.I CK OUT SUSAN,THEN YOU,BLA,BLA,BLA.AND EVERYDAY...NO ROSE....
I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HEALTHY.[SO MANY HAVE THAT NASTY FLU.]AND YOU DIDN'T HAVE A CRISIS.JUST WORKING,OK.GOOD.NOW I FEEL BETTER.
READING YOUR BLOG IS PART OF A RITUAL I LOVE.THIS IS WHAT I DO EVERY MORNING TO GET MY EYES OPEN.HA.I DID MISS YOU SWEET ROSE....ANN

Kat said...

Ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyyy! He is fabulous! I love Christmas decor.
I also collect Santas. I cant wait to see more of your work.

nikkicrumpet said...

LOOK at his face!!! Oh my...what a little piece of magic he is...and He has a teddybear hat! You are surely the most talented thing on the planet. What fun it must be to have such a gift...and to be able to create something that people will cherish for generations. A M A Z I N G...and all this time I just thought it was a quirky nickname lol

Cottage Rose said...

OH I so love your Santa he is so great looking, I can't wait to see your new blog and all your Santas.
I have been where you are, with working and getting behind on things. You could always turn you panties inside out... ha ha sorry had to say it.... turning red now.

Hugs;
Alaura

Happy To Be said...

Rose I can hardly wait to see your santa post girl...just know its going to be beautiful..glad you did post again as I was ready to send out a Amber alert for you girl..good luck..now go sling some mud...hugs and smiles Gloria

Jill said...

I can't wait to see all your work. YOu are very talented.

Diane said...

Rose, You are so sweet to ask about my fur babies. I've been a basket case. Murphy, my cocker, is 12 1/2 & has a degenerative spine disease. He had surgery a couple of years ago to release pressure on a disc & nerves. Last week he appeared to have a pinched nerve & lost control of his back legs. He was walking like a person with MS. His legs & feet couldn't do whatever his brain told them to do. We took him to his orthopedic surgeon to see if there's something that can be done. He also has a little heart murmur & his heart has lengthy pauses sometimes, so surgery probably isn't in his future. The Doctor is trying 3 wks of antibiotics & prednisone. He's walking better, so I hope this is a permanent fix. Thank you for asking about us. It means a lot... xoxoxo

Lynne said...

I can "so relate" to this post.. I'll be looking forward to seeing your post of your wonderful creations..hugs ~lynne~

playsdolls said...

Wow your Santa and Bear are just wonderful.You do beautiful work can not wait to see more.I just found your blog and I love it.Will be back to read and see more of your wonderful work often.

tardevil said...

Too bad Santa...that best husband in the world would probably like a little commando! LOL! :O) Just teasing.

Lynette said...

Hey Rose - I know you've been busy and I can't wait to see what you've created and if you have time and want to come up for air and play, I have a little something for you at my place.
Lynette

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you so much for visiting and your encouragment! It means alot when first getting started. ~Hope you're having a wonderful day! ~Melissa

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Cool! Can't wait to see them! Love the large one with the Teddy bear.
Garden Club is this Monday, btw. I'm going...was out of town last time.
Susan

Anonymous said...

Oh goodie!!!! I ahve been waiting with baited breath to see the "new line":) Can't wait to see them all.... I am so excited now!!! YOur work is so wonderful! Pinky

Monica S said...

Hello

I have a norwegian friend with a blog similar to yours.. she makes norwegian santas etc. she's a very good painter as well.. you should check it out.

You'll find her under the name Nikoline on my norwegian blog. :-)
I hope you'll find her!!!

Monica

Cheryl said...

I can't wait to see your pictures. I collect Santas and bears. Love the pic you are showing now!
Cheryl

ksarra said...

You just made my day with that adorable Santa with his teeth showing. That is the cutest one ever. Will you have an online shop so that we can purchase some of your beautiful creations?

bj said...

I just can't wait to see what you have been making...
Thanks for letting me know your paint color. It looks so pretty in your photos. I am not one for much color on my walls, staying with soft cremes mostly, but I am ready for a slight change...AFTER the holidays...
love, bj

Lynne said...

Have the elves showed up yet or are you still doing it on your own? Girl if I was closer I'd sure help all I could..as long as there was some "special" lemonade handy. lol.. I'm wondering do you do a Santa with a bunny? I'm still bragging about your Santa's... hugs girl...~lynne~

Ma'dame French said...

OH my goodness he is BEAUTIFUL! I just started collecting Santa's last year~~~ Hugs French
PS stop by some time;)

Penny said...

I don't know where the squirrel ran off too! I went to edit and next thing I knew he took off. Squirrelly behaviour if you ask me. hahaha
I look forward to seeing your creations.
Hope all is wonderful in your world!
Hugs, Penny

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love your santa with the teddie. My mom makes very similar santas. She sells a lot of them. I can't wait to see your creations!!!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh you made me feel better, first the lovely creation, then the news of the blog and then the funny laundry story, made me feel like a million times better!

Sarah

laurie said...

I'm just stopping by to see if you ever got any elves. I wish I could come to your "shop of horrors" and be an elf. I'd learn so much, and I would have such fun visiting with you. I know your busy, and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by my blog. Love ya, laurie

laurie said...

I hope this doesn't post twice. I already tried to post it once. I just stopped by to see if you ever found any elves to help you. I would love to be an elf in your "little shop of horrors". I'd learn so much, and I'd have such fun visiting with you. I know how busy you must be, and I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog. laurie

tardevil said...

Oh my words, call 9-1-1!!! I think you need to come up for air! You haven't posted in A WEEK, and something must be wrong! I know it's a busy time of year for Santa, but.........

Linda/ RMS "Mom..." said...

~ He's a beaut! (You REEEEALLY know what yer doing there, gf!)Morrrre, please?!?! Regards, Linda

ann said...

ROSE,I HAVE A BLOG NOW TOO.IF YOU CAN'T LICK EM JOIN EM.LOLI WOULD LIKE TO BE IN THE NO BRAINER RECEIPES FOR SAT.NOV.15TH.THANK YOU..http://ann-jamesaskeltonyahoocom.blogspot.com/N HERE IS MY BLOG ADDY
ANN (SKELTONWYL)

profenretraite said...

Hi Rose...Susan sent me to your blog and I'm so glad she did! I remember all of your wonderful spaces from rms. Your "great wall of china" and your two old ladies are 2 of my favorites. I am a fledgling blogger and I have been so happy to discover so many familiar faces. I am looking forward to seeing all of your gorgeous Santas...they're putting me in the mood for Christmas! Love your blog...Debbie

Sharon Kay said...

Can not wait to see all you have been working on. You have to get out once in a while and see the sunshine. Turn the light off in the studio for a while.

Chris said...

I can't express you how beautiful I think your Santas are. You are amazing.

Hugs,
Chris

tardevil said...

Did Santa get eaten by the gobbly wobbly??? It's no fun when our friends don't play with us anymore!