11 August 2011


Well....did you miss me....???
Did you wonder why I haven't been posting....?? I bet you didn't....
I didn't too.. :o)
The thing is that my Betsie ( the equivalent for my pc) got a serious hart attack last Friday and there was no chance to recover her. No matter what I tried to do, she was  
as DEAD as a DODO...!!!
snif snif snif....BOO HOO
She was suffering from severe heart failure (she was from spring 2002!!), so I expected her to give up some day, but as usual, it was a total unexpected suprise when all of a sudden she stopped working. 
And now she is replaced, I have a brand and shiny new PC: A new BETSIE!!! YEAH!!!
She is running rocket fast, has a great memory, a lot of storage on 2 discs etc.
But meanwhile I look a bit like this:
 I must re-install a lot of software, which of course won't work the way you want. 
My Photoshop CD has a failure and won't work, the embroidery software has an older key gen, Outlook asks at least a thousand times that I need to login with my password.
Don't know why, I can send and receive emails. But a wizzard with this question keeps popping up!!!
I tried to figure out why, but without any luck.
So untill a new Photoshop is installed (which will be next week), I cannot do what I want to do
.....patience dus needed....
But at least you know why it is so quiet here.
So untill a new Photoshop is installed (which will be next week),
I cannot do what I want to do
.....patience dus needed....
But at least you know why it is so quiet here on my blog.

To be continued...

01 August 2011


LOL.....I am working on my blog...change HTML codes, create new labels etc.
Playing with the HTML code is somewhat advanced stuff, so just to be sure and just in case I made a back-up of my blog.....
I previewed every change that I made and only S A V E D my changes when approved OK.
 BUT for some silly reason blogger posted a previous post from the 17th of May again!!
(see the post below this one) 
*#&@-+&#%*^$ #@-&;%*&#;_!
Can anyone tell me W H Y..??? Of course it's not what I want.
And to complete the nightmare, they mixed up the post as well, what a mess!
I will not delete it as I cannot find the reason why and perhaps it will be gone tomorrow.
That happened before.
But I hate it when Blogger behaves like a antonomous muscle.
So I cross my fingers that it will be fixed by tormorrow.
If not: hereby my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

My first reborn teddy bear

This is ridiculous. It cannot be that I have not communicated since april 5th. Shame on me. I apologise. But teddybears and other friends kept my away from my computer.
I've been working on a new collection and all parts that belong to it are finished since yesterday.
All turned out wonderful and I am capable of more than I think.
But I want to look at my own collection for a little bit longer, before I start selling them.

I've also been working on my first "reborn" teddy bear.
Below the story of Mr. Strawbeary and his amazing make-over!!!
Sometimes..........you are no longer satisfied with your own teddybear that you've once made.
In March 2008 I attented a course to make a teddy bear.
This is how it all begann with my teddy bears.
In August 2008 I created Mr. Strawbeary. He was the first teddy bear that I've made without any help. I bought him as a teddy bear kit. And then I was satisfied with the result.
But he was not a stayer, as he was not the style that I wanted to make. He went to my mum.
He stood for a while in her room, until he moved to the hall way in early 2010.
Message understood, she did not like him as in the beginning.
In January this year she wanted to turn him into a teddy girl and asked me for a piece of lace to make a dress.
???????????.......excuse me.......a girl....??????? I burst out laughing.....really!!!!!
I decided to take him back home and prepare him for his big gender transformation.
He sat a while in my room and I saw no girl in him.....fact.
After a few months my mother asked if the teddy bear was ready . Oops sorry, no.
I've been very busy with other
teddy bears and I asked her to have more patience dust.
And finally......last weekend I got a brilliant idea. He stayed a HE, but I "reborned" him into a clown.
And I must say, he turned out wonderful. It was such fun to do.
Below you can see the befores and the afters......have fun looking at him........

This is the original Mr. Strawbeary in August 2008.

Left: august 2008. Right May 2011.
 I made this lovely label which Pippo now is wearing around his wrist. 
Success at first attempt.....

You can see a much more and larger pictures of Pippo the Clown at my website.
Click ** HERE **

Stay tuned......XOXO Thea