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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, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

All I really want to do

I just want to clean my workspace and sew -- how come life intervenes???  Gotta walk the dog, go shopping, cook dinner -- yadda, yadda, yadda ---
Well, I guess Jim could do the grocery shopping, but still
OK, I'm over it - back to work ;-)

Monday, December 26, 2011

back to work I go

Well, it's back to work - getting ready for the Crossroads show in San Diego.  Many unfinished bears to finish. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

ugly sweater gang

well, here is the Christmas Ugly Sweater gang, my brothers and sisters, their spouses and kids.

my brother John

my niece, Molly

brother in law Dave

nephew Travis

Trav's sweetie - Autumn

Christmas tree

Got our tree up -
growly PJ and Jim

happy Toby and Me

Martha and Ugly Sweater

Jim & Ugly Sweater

Can't have too much of this one

Well, here are Jim's and My ugly sweaters for the family Christmas.  Jim's snowman has a bit of "yellow snow" on the bottom edge.  Mine is just plain nasty.  You can see that PJ is not happy about being picked up - especially next to that nasty snowman ;-)

Friday, December 23, 2011

I am enjoying watching Toby (my Papillon) "help" with the laundry.  Changed the sheets and pillowcases, turned around and there he was, dragging the pillowcases to his crate to add to his bed. Guess he wanted to save me some laundry time.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I wish everyone peace, happiness, and health.  Have a lovely Christmas or whatever holiday that you observe.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ugly sweaters

Well, our Christmas is supposed to include Ugly Sweaters, so I am off to "ugly up" one that I found at Goodwill.  It is pretty ugly to begin with -- but I am adding things.
I'll add pictures when finished.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

egg bake recipe

 You can make this for breakfast or dinner depending on what you add to it. 
Breakfast Egg Bake

9 x 12 baking pan
baking spray (Pam)
1/2 bisquick biscuit recipie
1/2 pkg of Simply Potatos shredded hash browns
8 eggs - beaten
1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese
6 slices of cooked bacon - crumbled
(you may use 1 cup cubed ham instead if you wish)
salt and pepper to taste

To make it vegetarian, use spinich, broccoli or whatever preferred veggies (about 2 cups)
Partially cook the veggies in the microwave if you don’t want them crispy

Preheat your oven to 350.00 -- spray your pan with pam
Make up the 1/2 biscuit recipie using Bisquick
Pat the dough into the bottom of the pan
beat the eggs well, fold in pototatos, cheese and meat.
pour this mixture over the bisquick (if it is too “eggy” - add a little more cheese and potato)
Bake for about 40 min or until the eggs are firmly set
This re-heats nicely AND - you can add any ingredients that you want like:
salsa or veggies or cooked meats of your choice

Thursday, December 15, 2011

new wizard finished

I just finished this Wizard bear for a collector in Maryland.  I love the beard.

home from VA

Well, I am home from Fredericksburg, VA where we had a one day signing event at the Rocking Horse Gallery -  Here is my corner.