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I am a teddy bear artist by profession. I also play rhythm guitar with a local bluegrass band on weekends that I am not off to teddy bear shows. I have a very funny papillon named PJ. He is 10 years old and he keeps me mobile by making me take him walking every day. I love antiquing and use many of my finds for my teddy bears. I am just starting to do mixed media artwork and collage. You can find some of my things my website:www.marthasbears.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011

my turn to make the turkey

Well, Thursday has come and gone - dinner with family was wonderful as usual.  Today is my turn to make the turkey.  (I got 2 bone in breasts so there will be lots of leftovers) YUM

Thursday, November 24, 2011

broccoli in parmesan cheese sauce

 I made this for Thanksgiving

2 pounds of broccoli (steam it in the microwave until just tender - set aside)
1 small onion (minced) I don't use the onion - onion and I don't get along
6 tblsp butter -- 4 tblsp flour -- 2 Cups milk -- 1/2 tsp salt - pepper to taste  -- 1 Cup parmesan cheese -- 1/2 C bread crumbs.

cook the onion in 4 tbsp of the butter until tender - stir in the flour  -- add the milk gradually  and cook until thickened stirring constantly.  Add the salt, pepper and parmesan -- stir until cheese melts.  Pour 1/2 of the sauce into a  greased  or cooking sprayed baking dish.  arrange the broccoli - pour the rest of the sauce over the top, dot with the remaining butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 min

Monday, November 21, 2011

mouse pin cushions

I made some cute pin cushions with mice on them  - you can see them on my etsy shop

Saturday, November 19, 2011

local show

I participated in a local holiday craft show today.  It was fun.  I usually do table top shows, so this was more of a challange to set up, but it worked OK

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2 new bears

Hey -- I just finished a bear with a needle felted tummy and nose and a cute red and white baby.

Candy Red
you can see another pic on my website.  www.marthasbears.com/adoptnow

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

new CD

Big Cedar's new Christmas CD is ready for pick up this week -- yahoo!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

new bears

Just updated my website and am frantically preparing for the Christmas Treasures online show!
Pippa -on my website
Baby Mousie - on my website

Stanley Steampunk
7" Ele

Monday, November 7, 2011

fun in Ann Arbor

Well, we had fun in Ann Arbor - Amy Thornton, Dian Pete, Donna Manthey and I drove, antiqued a little, got some sleep - did the show and drove home.  We each found some little thing to buy and saw lots of wonderful people at the show.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hey Everyone - the Preview for Teddies Worldwide is on
Here is my preview bear c -- check them out and vote for your favorite

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Leaving Saturday for the AnnArbor, MI show.  It's always an adventure to make the drive with the 4 of us.
 In the meantime -- back to sewing