Friday, December 26, 2008

Having A Happy Holiday!!

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! I did and it's not over yet. Tomorrow I will have a Christmas get together with my future hubby and the kids. We'll exchange prezzies and eat some leftovers.....perfect!!! Actually what I need is to STOP eating...LOL...Oh well come Monday I'm back on my working out three times a week and being a good girl...;O)..well that's the goal anyway!

Any who I have a few pics to share with you. I OF COURSE forgot to take pictures of the cat I made for my Aunt......I knew I would do that!! Anyway I do have pics of the monkey I made. I think he turned out fantastic!! Not that I'm tooting my own horn but TOOT TOOT!!!!! LOL...I am ecstatic how he turned out...it's my first you know!....I am already working on another. Not sure if I will put him up on Etsy when I'm done or save him for the shows that are coming. I know!! I am already planning for them...before I know it the first one will be here.

You know that's what I really love about the new year....all those great shows and yearly events...Every time I finish the show I can't wait for the next one! Well I have my "to do" list and it's gonna be great!!

Well anyway here are a few pics of the monkey! BTW the monkey was made for my Uncle..heehee... I figured the name was appropriate. Hopefully the next time I'm at my Aunt and Uncle's I will take some pics of the kitty! I also made my mom a mini bear which I haven't taken pics yet so as soon as I do I will post them.
Well here he is...............................................................
"UNCLE'S" MONKEY...yep! that's his name!


HUGS
Kristina :O)
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!



A Very Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

Hugs

Kristina

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Puppy



LOL.....Need I say More.......

Kristina :O)

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 Days Until Christmas???!!

WoW!!! Where does the time go??!

I've been busy getting ready for Christmas....sewing, shopping,baking..you know..the usually holiday fun stuff. I can almost say I'm finished and ready....ALMOST.....heehee...I hope to brave West Edmonton Mall this Saturday. It's supposed to get pretty cold but I shall brave the weather and the mall...LOL.. I shall conquer them both! I hope my friend will be able to go as well we always have so much fun and it is always much nicer when she's there.

I have Christmas holidays coming up, so the count down is on! Come on December 19!!!!!
I've created a few new critters but because they are Christmas prezzies I can't show them...heehee...don't want to spoil the surprise. I will post pics after, that is if I remember to.

Well I should get off this puter and do something constructive....or I could go and eat some of the rocky road fudge I made.....hmmmmm..now there's a hard choice...HA!!

Hugs
Kristina :O)

P.S. Just a reminder that my Christmas Sale @ my Etsy store ends December 17.
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Monday, December 1, 2008

HAPPY DECEMBER 1st

Only 23 more shopping days until Christmas!!!!!! Oh I hear the moans and groans out there...heehee....

I am having a Christmas Sale @ my Etsy shop. Prices have been lowered from a couple of bucks up to $20.00. So if you are interested in buying that something special for someone or for yourself..LOL...pls have a peek. Sale will end December 17.

I hope to add some more stuff on Etsy tomorrow. If everything goes as planned...and you know how that always works!! :OP

Happy Monday!!!
Kristina
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Bear Of Sorts?????

Well I have been wanting to create a critter that was...well...smiling!! I also wanted to create something different from what I normally do! Well I do believe I have done that!!!

I am very happy about my newest...bear????? critter??? hmmmmm......
anyway.....here he is!!! He has no name as of yet....still working on that! :O)



I hope you like him! Any name ideas I'd love to hear them!
Happy Weekend!
Kristina
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Free Shipping


I've just added some bears for adoption in my Etsy store and a couple of Mom's minis. She made some adorable mini Christmas stollen...hmm.hmm.hmm.....

I am offering free shipping from November 17 to November 31 on all purchases. It's my Christmas gift to my collectors and my way of saying Thank You!!!

Big Hugs
Kristina :O)
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

PETUNIA My first Pig

I'm finished...yeaaaaaaaa!!!!! I absolutely love her!!! I think I would design her arms a wee bit different but other than that I think she turned out very sweet!


I've also finished my little elephant but I need to take better pics. I will be placing both for sale in my Etsy shop...as soon as I can get to it....heehee...
Big Hugs
Kristina



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Sunday, November 9, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM

Today my wonderful Mom turned 29!!!!!! Okay she's a little older than that but that's a very good age!!! Actually she's 60 and fabulous!!!!!
We had a birthday party for her at my aunt and uncle's house and it was so much fun! A BIG thank you to two of my favorite people my aunt and uncle for hosting the party! I had so much fun as I think everyone there did.
The following pics are of the beautiful bouquet of roses my aunt and uncle gave to my Mom "60" of them....they are just gorgeous. and her bags of treats that I gave her and one of my bigger bears. She really wanted her and I know she's going to a good home...LOL....
Today I just laid around recouping from the night before...heehee...but I did manage to finish my elephant. I will try to take a couple of pics tomorrow. I also hope to finish my pig as well....I sure hope he turns out. I think the pattern has turned out so I have my fingys crossed!
Hugs
Kristina :O)


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Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy November

Wow November already!!! Christmas just around the corner....woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a couple of Christmas swaps that I am looking forward to! I LOVE doing these swaps. It's so much fun getting that box of pure joy in the mail!!

I've been busy today sewing...Trying to finish at least these critters I've started before I start on my Christmas bears. It's my Mom's 60 birthday this coming weekend so I don't think I'll be sewing to much and we always start bringing out our Christmas decorations...I know,I know some people think we're sick but Mom and I are Christmas junkies. I absolutely LOVE it!!
They started playing Christmas commercials on T.V. and I got the first Christmas flyers in the mail...LOL Okay,Okay I admit I'm a nut! So What!!! HAHAHA!!!!

I've listed a bear on Ebay tonight. It hasn't been very fruitful for me but I will keep on trying. I'm happy to say that I think one of Mom's minis sold on my Etsy shop. Which is pretty cool. Hopefully that will go smoothly.

Well that's about it...here's the link to my bear on ebay his name is Rusty...if you get a chance have a peek!

http://cgi.ebay.com/RUSTY-A-OOAK-MINI-Artist-Bear-By-Kristina_W0QQitemZ290272653427QQihZ019QQcategoryZ3904QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Happy week to you all!
Kristina
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Etsy Shop

Well it's been a little while since I've posted, I have been busy....not to sure what I've been busy with..LOL...I've been sewing a few bears and taking some orders for bears. Thought I'd do that before I got crazy busy with Christmas.

Anyway I decided to start a store with Etsy. It's a really cool place on line that only sells hand made items. I just finished setting it up and placed a couple of bears and a couple of Mom's minis.

Here's the link.....I will set up a permanent link to my Etsy Shop.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6397227

I'm very excited about this new place and I think it offers some fantastic artist offerings.

I hope you have a second to have a look......hopefully I've set it up right....heehee....

Hugs
Kristina
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Monday, October 20, 2008

The Ebay Game

Well I listed another bear on ebay...even though my last one didn't sell...LOL...I still like to give it a try. I've been away from ebay for so long I think I have to build up my name again.....oooops...oh well.

Anyway Ruben is on ebay and if you'd like to a have a look here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/RUBEN-A-OOAK-Mini-Artist-Bear-By-Kristina_W0QQitemZ290269311923QQihZ019QQcategoryZ3904QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I hope to put some more of Mom's minis on ebay soon too!

Have a great week!
Hugs
Kristina
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Bears

I managed to list a bear on ebay tonight...woohoo!!! I also placed three bears on my web site for sale. I will give the links in case any of you would like to have a peek!

Elizabeth is my sweet little girl bear that was in the Sept/Oct 2008 Teddy Bear & Friends issue.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290267853293&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

The link to the bears on my web site are under my web store.

Hope you all had a fantastic day!

Mini Hugs
Kristina
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lots of Minis

I just finished listing a bunch of my Mom's miniatures on ebay! I am happy to say she has done very well at both of the shows we did! Way to go Mom!

Here's the link to the minis if you'd like to take a moment and check them out!

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZtinyteddyhugs

(hopefully the link works ;O)

Hugs
Kristina
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Monday, October 6, 2008

The Aftermath

I had a fantastic time!!!!! I am sooo tired!! LOL My legs ache, my feet hurt, and my wallet is hurting too! heehee.....but it was so much fun! Some of my babies found new homes. And it was so great seeing people I haven't seen in over two years! Collectors and artists! Man I love doing shows even though I feel like a zombie after. I got to do a bear exchange with a fellow bear artist Terrie. I was going to do another one but the little bear got scooped up by one of my collectors sooooooo I will make you something similar Mel!!!! Christmas swap is coming!!! LOL!

I bought some beautiful dresses for my bears and some dodads that I know I will need...sometime. And I got myself some beautiful mohair so I can keep creating my babies! I have to say it is a really awesome feeling to have someone go crazy over something that you make and then give you money to own one! I always feel very grateful! So to all my collectors out there...THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!
So I did take a few pics, they are not the greatest but oh well ! The first pic is my trunk full of bears! My minis were in another container.




Well that's that! Until next year! Wait!!!!!! Miniature show and sale coming in May!!! ACK!!! I think I will take a week off before I start sewing again...LOL!!!
Happy Monday!!
Kristina
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hope to See You There!!!

DOLL, TEDDY & TOY SALE
Sunday October 5, 2008
10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m

Alberta Aviation Museum
11410 Kingsway

Stop by and say hello!!!

Bear Hugs
Kristina
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Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Mom The Genius

I've mentioned how my mom creates miniatures, well today she made the sweetest little miniature. PUMPKIN SOUP!!! It looks good enough to eat! And I don't even like pumpkin soup..LOL It is so adorable! She is going to do fantastic at the Miniature Doll House Show & Sale! I will place one on ebay..if she has any left over that is......heehee....

I just absolutely LOVE it!!
Way to go MOM!!!!!
Kristina

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

I'M IN LOVE

I'm completely in love with my elephant! I finished her today and I am very happy. Her name is Buttercup! I can't wait to make another one. She's my first bigger elephant and I am now addicted. Here's a couple of pics of her....I'm not used to taking pictures of bigger bears....I hope they are okay!


I also finished my strange bear which turned out pretty sweet!!! LOL I wanted to create something different so I just messed around with one of my patterns and TADA!!!!! This little fella was born! Please say hello to Augustus!!!

I have been working on my cat that I have put away and taken out...I don't know how many times...heehee...but I redesigned the ears and now I'm trying it again. Third times a charm...right?

Bear Hugs

Kristina :O)

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hereeeeee's Some Pics

I was able to upload a few pics. The bear and dragon have not been given names yet. I'm still thinking!?
I hope you enjoy them!


Mini Bear Hugs!!!!!!
Kristina

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Another Monday

Bears bears and bears.....I finally took a couple of pics of my latest bears. The pics didn't turn out as well as they usually do. I just can't seem to get the lighting right today. I got myself a nice little cold so I've been feeling sickie all weekend. Didn't get much sewing done either. I did however design a new pattern and cut out the material. Well it's a start any how!!! LOL

Here are two pics one of "Isabelle" and the other is "Rusty"

Have A Great Day!!!
Kristina



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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quick Hello

I hope everyone had a great Tuesday! I'm just checking in really quick! I'm still working on a couple of new bears and I'm almost finished...I can't wait....I also started a bigger bear that I've been wanting to create from this beautiful mohair that has been calling me for months. I finally took the scissors to it...LOL...

I wasn't feeling the greatest this weekend so my bear sewing slowed down some! Oh well I guess I needed a little break anyway!

I will post some pics as soon as my bears are ready to be shown off! You know how they LOVE THAT!!!

Many Mini Hugs
Kristina
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Monday, July 7, 2008

HAPPY HAPPY

I'm very happy....I finished two new bears this weekend. The third bear I was working on unfortunately did not turn out. The fabric I was using was too soft and a very light color so you could see all my stitching! I just could not work with it. However my new babies turned out as sweet as can be......if I do say so myself LOL!!!

Please meet Hershey....................... he is 2 1/4 inches big of cuteness!!!


He is so yummy looking I just want to pop him in my mouth like a lil Hershey Kiss!!! Don't worry I won't...heehee....

And Heeerreeeee's Peanut!!

Another sweet little elephant..Peanut is 2 3/4 inches.
I'm having a nice lazy Monday..well not really...I've cut out two more bears! So I am now going to go throw a movie in and start sewing!!!
Warm bear hugs
Kristina






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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Better Late Then Never

Okay I finally got around to taking a few pics of my bears that I finished......I'm sorry....I have no excuse for being late except...............laziness...:O)
I've finished sewing 2 more bears and in the process of another. Hopefully I will have them finished this weekend.....The clock IS ticking for the shows.......however it maybe hard...I think we are supposed to get some beautiful weather......some serious playing outside maybe in order!!!!!!
Mini Bear Hugs
Kristina

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday Monday

Well I finished two out of three bears this weekend! Woohoo!! I made another raggedy bear and a very bright pink/cream panda. I will take some photos soon and post them. I cut out two more critters....another elephant only smaller and a tiny bear. I'm not going to do much sewing this evening, my poor fingers hurt from sewing this weekend.

I'm happy to say I received my sign up info for the Doll and Bear show for October in the mail today!! Very cool!!! I'll be getting that out this week. I can't wait!! I've been wanting to do a show for the last 2 years!!!

Hope everyone had a good start to their week and I will post photos soon!!

Bear Hugs
Kristina :O)
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sharing Time

Stopping in real quick to show off my latest creations! These sweeties will be at my show! I am so happy the way they turned out!...I may have to keep 'em for myself....heehee...
"Lellie"
"Yum Yum"
Mini Teddy Hugs!!!!!!!!
Kristina





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Monday, June 9, 2008

TOOT My Own Horn!

I'm so excited!! I'm going to have another teddy bear in a magazine! My sweet little Elizabeth(she's in the group photo with the pink flower and lace collar)is going to be in the Sept/Oct issue of TeddyBear & Friends!!! She will be my second bear in a magazine......very cool!!

YIPPPPEEEEE!!!!!
Happy Week To You All!!!
Kristina :O)
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Group Photo

I've been wanting to create a banner or some kind of image on my blog....I just can't seem to create one with some of my older photos with past bears....so I thought I'll do a group photo of some of my bears now!! I think it turned out not to bad.....I must admit they are kind of cute...LOL....
Well, I've finished sewing all my elephant pieces together and I'm working on my panda. Hopefully this weekend I will be finished both of them! I've needle felted a couple critters...which I'm really enjoying cause I don't have to put to much thought into it...heehee....sometimes not thinking is exactly what I need!! :O)

Big Bear Hugs
Kristina
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fine Day.....Sunday!!

Okay, do you remember me talking about the pink bear I wanted to finish...well...she's actually a purple/lilac!......poor little bear has been waiting for so long I actually forgot what color she was!! I'M A BAD MOMMY!!! LOL.... Well I hope she'll forgive me cause I am now finished! YEAHHHHH!!!!

I plan on making her a little felted toy. Not to sure what though. I received my felting supplies today....so the wheels in my head are turning...heehee...can you hear the loud squeaking!!!????
I just love getting supplies in the mail! It's so much nicer than the usual bills!

Well I'm off to start creating a mini toy...Happy Sunday!!!!

Kristina :O)
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday Already???!!!!

Why oh why is the weekend over.....I need more weekend!!!! LOL

I had a great long weekend!! My boyfriend and I went out to my favorite aunt and uncle's cabin at the lake. We had so much fun, I just love going out there and spending time with them.
(I know you are reading this...heehee.....Thanks for letting us hang out with you guys!)

In between my relaxing and having a good time, I managed to needle felt another sock monkey. I'm getting pretty good at not poking my finger! I didn't bleed once!!! LOL. I was going to start on an elephant but I'm not happy with my pattern so it's back to the drawing board. Hopefully I'll finish my pink bear this week and I promise to take some photos as soon as I'm done!

Mini Hugs,
Kristina
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Monday!!

Just wanted to stop in real quick and say Hi! It feels like I've been away forever......bad, bad Kristina..LOL!!!
I've been working on some new bears and I've also been doing some needle felting. I've started with a couple of sock monkeys and I have ideas for many more little critters!! I've ordered some more felting supplies and I can't wait to start. I finished a bear yesterday and I just took a couple of pics of my new cubs for you all to see. Plus my first needle felted sock monkey has happily found his way into the arms of his new bear friend!!!!

I have another sock monkey in the making..my goal is to make tiny toys for my bears to hold and toys for doll houses as well. Should be interesting as my felting get smaller and smaller....LOL....oh my poor fingers!!!!! I also have a sweet little lilac bear waiting to be put together. I have plans for an elephant, another panda and a large bear made out of this beautiful brown/black tipped mohair that has been calling me for some time!!
Many Mini Hugs,
Kristina :O)
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Monday, April 28, 2008

BEAR & MINI SHOWS

I am very happy to say I will be attending two shows this year....yipppeeee!!!! I have given the dates, time and place on the right in case you might be in the neighbourhood and want to stop in and say hello!! I am very excited, it has been two years since I have had a table at a show. I love meeting the collectors and yaking with the other artists till my throat hurts...LOL... Most of the critters I make now will be saved for the shows but I may try to place a couple on ebay from time to time.

I have 3 mini bears waiting to be completed and one cat just lying there waiting to be stuffed and brought to life...poor thing!!! Shame on me!!! :O} I'm going to try and finish a couple of the wee ones today....wish me luck!!!

Happy Monday!!!!

Kristina :O)
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Show & Tell

Well I'm actually not getting him until Christmas but my mother and I went to the Wild Rose Antique show last Saturday and mom bought me a sweet Steiff dog. He doesn't have his button anymore but I just LOVE him!!!!! We got him at a really good price. And I must say he is VERY happy to be with me!!!


Happy Thursday!!!
Kristina
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Busy As A Bee

I've finished my new mini bear. I haven't named him yet and I think I may want to make him a little friend to hold. I took a couple quick pics of him! At least I think he's a him.........
I'm also working on another mini bear and I thought I'd try to make a cat. I will be attending two shows this year which I am very excited about. So I have to make sure I have plenty of bears to sell.
Mini Hugs
Kristina

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Okay! Okay! I've Put A Pic Up!

Heehee! At the urging of my friend...you know who you are...;O) I took a couple of pics of my mom's latest minis. Which I have been talking about non stop cause they are soooo cute! Did I mention they are cute!! LOL!!
Anyway my mom has created some more of her fantastic miniature fruit. She has cleverly placed an assortment into the caps of acorns. And they are sooo cute...OH, I think I may have mentioned that!!! Anyway the pics don't due them justice..you really do you need to see them up close.




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Monday, April 7, 2008

Getting Better

I'm happy to say I'm finally feeling a whole lot better. My cold is going away...thank goodness. It's been a very difficult weekend for reasons I'm not going to get into but I would like to say a big THANK YOU to those who have listened to me whine and cry and I appreciate you being there for me!!!!

Enough of that!!! LOL


I have finished my bear....yippeeee!!! He turned out better than I had imagined. I named him "Jeorgie" and I will be selling him at the Bear show I will be doing in September. I've been experimenting with adding eyelids to my bears. I'm really loving the look it creates.

I'm currently working on a new mini bear. I'm just finishing stuffing the little guy. I might actually finish him tonight. Depends how much energy I have! I will post some pictures as soon as I'm done.
Hugs
Kristina


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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Under the Weather

This week has not started off very good. I seem to have caught a lovely little bug!! YUCK!!! Sore throat and all stuffy....and there was sooooooo much I wanted to work on!! But it seems all I can do is lay on my couch..LOL...no energy what so ever!! I just lay there and dream about the things I want to make...heehee....and my list keeps getting longer and longer! I did however manage to start on a new bigger panda this weekend. So far so good. I'm just itching to finish! I also have another raggedy bear partly finished....poor little thing probably thinks I abandoned him!! I also have been dreaming about another mini to make....well I may not get the energy to sew today but it was nice to be able to type a blurp on my blog.

Happy Middle of the Week Everyone!!!!

Hugs
Kristina :O)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Amazing Minis

Here are a few pics of the amazing minis my mom has been creating. The first photo is her fruit platter....the peaches are even fuzzy although it's hard to see in the photo. Next is a pic of her arrangement of cheeses with some bread and sausage...yumm!!! Next is a basket full of breads. I made the basket all by myself...heehee...Dosen't it make you want to go and make a sandwich???? Or is that just me??!!!



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