Monday, December 14, 2015

On Etsy today ....

These fellas are almost ready.. I will be posting them in my Etsy shop at 11 CST..

Friday, November 27, 2015

Vintage Steiffs

Lots of new things in my etsy shop. Just in time for the holidays. Vintage Christmas, old toys, sewing items.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015


Snow showers here yesterday. Is everyone ready for this??? I am not!!!!!
I seemed to have missed the spooky season. Where did the time go?? Too much gardening and trying to make this house a home. Sooooo, I'm moving on to the next sparkly season my doing one of my favorite things... I was thinking how fun it would be to make these little fellas for under my feather tree. I will be posting  my accomplishments here. Stay tuned....

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A good batch....

Who can resist fall pumpkins??? I can spend hours looking thru piles of them. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Just back from a very chilly walk. Two days ago it was sunny and 65.  Today it is sooooo windy, cloudy and spitting bits o' snow.  As long as there's not "feet" of snow, I guess that we can assume that spring will return soon. We have lots of hopeful spring bloomers tho. Hope it's lovely and green in your neck of the woods......

Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy Spring Everyone!!!

I hope that it is spring wherever you are..
Our winter was not as bad as some, but the arrival of spring is always a huge thing for me. This grass was a special little gift and I just love the whole package, from the sweet container to the wheat grass. I'm going to try it in my next smoothie!  Hoping that it's a lovely spring day at your house....

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring has sprung !

Spring is slowly showing promise here in Minnesota...
That said, I have been working on a few springy items to help the season along...

New items on Etsy

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thinking of you all on this frigid Valentine's Day...

It' been oh so cold here, but then where HAS it been balmy??  I dream of digging my feet in the warm sand somewhere far from icy Minnesota. But then, we are lucky this year in that we do not have mountains of snow, nor predictions of 12" like those of you right now on the east coast. All you out there trying to see out your windows, I say, eat more chocolate, and maybe spring will come early... We can only hope. 
Wishing you all the very sweetest of days and nights with your special someone or someone's.....
And oh yes, this little girl is still available on Etsy!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Our Etsy Shop…… has been updated!

Lots of new stuff in our Etsy shop!  Now you can see more photos of our bears plus more vintage stuff.
Check it out at:   

Monday, February 9, 2015

Update tomorrow on Etsy... New bears!!

Check out our new bears and vintage on Etsy tomorrow at 1pm central time.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hello out there.....

It's been awhile since my last post.. So busy watching all this weather stuff, from east to west coast... Wow, quite the winter, right??? 
But really, I have been working a lot here in my very messy studio.  Things are actually happening and now I'm burning the midnight oil in hopes of completing all  these partially finished ideas that have been rolling around iny head. 
BIG news here.  We will be moving ... No, not literally, but through the Internet from our present Murphy Bear website to a Murphy Bear site on Etsy!! You will have the opportunity to view our bears, felting, and vintage items with more photos, and an easier check out system. Fun, fun!!!!
For all of you on our email list, you will be receiving notices soon about our Valentine Update on Etsy. Check us out.. 
We're just getting started. 
Stay tuned here for more info.

Friday, January 23, 2015

It's almost February, yeah!!!

Yesterday I spent the day dyeing lots of yummy colors to get me out of this January funkie mood. It worked, I think. 
I've been busy working on new patterns for a sweet Ted too. Anxious to get sewing now.