Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spooky Halloween Craft Show

Good Evening Morning

Welcome to our Spooky Halloween Craft Show.

Here are our offerings for the beginning of this day.  In celebration of this being our first Halloween Show shipping within the USA is free.  Let's call it "Trick or Treat", my treat.  I will, however, have to charge for postage on special orders.  Free shipping applies only to the items listed below.
If anyone is interested in purchasing please e-mail me at bearsjustb-claws@charter.net
I will answer in the order they arrive.

do come in....careful, don't trip over Mr. Bones, he is a caring and friendly guy.
Let's begin.....
This wee little mouse is dreamin' of tricks & treats.  She is tucked into her little bed (sardine can), her covers are cotton fabric, trim is ribbon, with 2 little dried acorn caps by her pillow.  She is made from wool felt, all parts are not removable.

This little mug mat measures 9"x5.5"  The backing is quilted fabric and the right side has just a hint of fall, with pumpkins, and sunflowers.  It is offered at $10.
This mug rug is same description as above, only with a destintive Halloween theme.
These bowl fillers are made from coffee stained non-woven fabric, stitch with orange/gold metallic thread.  They are offered at $7.00 for the set.
This little kitty is all set with his pumpkin.  He stands 4.5" tall, the pumpkin is 2.5" high (counting the stem).  Kitty is made from coffee stained Osnaburg with thread eyes/nose and whiskers.  He wears a little rusted bat pendant around his neck.  The pumpkin is made from flannel, again, coffee stained with a wisp of stained roving around stem.  Stem is wire covered with green floral tape.  A wee sprig of Sweet Annie lays on top of the pumpkin.
Kitty is offered at $20.00
Little Bear measures 5" tall, he is made from wool felt and wears a little rusted pumpkin pendant tied with a cottee stained cord.  His pumpkin is flannel, again stained with a coffee stain mixture.  It has a wee sprig of sweet Annie on top.
BEAR is offered at $20.00
This wee mouse is made from coffee stained batting and sits on his pumkin made from wool felt.  His nest is stained roving.  He stand 3" tall and can be used as a pin keep or fall decoration.
(A Jackie Schmidt pattern)

This wee kitty has been busy in the pum'kin patch.  He stands 3" tall, made from coffee stained nonwoven batting with thread eyes and nose.  He has a rusty pumpkin pendant and his whiskers are stained thread.  His "stack" is made from wool felt with a wire stem and a tad of stained roving at the stem base.
(A Jackie Schmidt pattern)
This set is offered at $23.00
Something a little different for me.  This could make a cute Halloween centerpiece.  It measures 10.5" long, 4.5" high (to top of hat).  The hand is made from coffee stained Osnaburg fabric, stuffed with a mix of fiberfill and northwest Pacific redwood saw dust.  The pumpkin is coffee stained flannel, stuffed the same way.  The hat is from black flannel, with a piece of stained cheese cloth for decoration.  (Pattern by Doreen Frost)
The Hand is offered at $32.00
This  little spider wants to make friends and share in the Halloween fun but the little mouse isn't quite sure about that.
This is a 3 piece set, the pumpkin is made from wool felt, lined with the color of the "face" pieces.  It measures 6" tall (to top of wire handle).  The little mouse is kneeling inside the pumpkin and is removal.  The friendly spider is made from black wool felt with black wire legs.  Eyes are black beads, thread whiskers, floral wrapped wire for arms and legs, and a wee little wool felt scarf.
(A Cheswick Company Pattern)
EEK is offered at $28.00
Thank you for dropping in.
Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween Online Craft Show

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Spooky hello to everyone. 
 Do you like the dark, spooky noises, midnight, scary stories?  Well, then you will want to stop by The Bear's Blog early Tuesday morning, September 30, @ midnight.
We have some bewitching gifts awaiting you, like a Halloween Mug Rug, Pumpkins & kitties,  a Pumpkin & bear, Mouses, maybe a scary witches hand,  a mouse & spider, and more.
Please drop in, the door will be ajar, just brush the cobwebs aside and grab a candle to lighten your way.
Don't be afraid.......

Til then,
Witch Prudence

The Pumpkin Stack
Just added a wee little stack of pun'kins to our Etsy Shop
A warm and friendly greeting to our newest friend,
Grandma Sandy.  Thank yo for joining our little family.
All of Us

Friday, September 19, 2014

Where? Who? Why?

It's Flora's Friday
by Flora
"Hey, stupid, why is your name up there?"
 Because I wanna write somethin', that's why, cone head."
 "Where's Mom & Prudence?"
"I dunno, maybe the aliens took 'em!"
LuLu, we couldn't be that lucky, besides even the aliens don't want them."
"Okay, so write."
"About what?"
"Good grief, write about Risso, I don't know, you started it."
"Risso? The rat?"
"yeeessssssss, brains"

"Ya, know, this isn't a good idea, we'll get murdered if Mom finds out about this."
"Oh, Mom, stupid face is writing on Prudence's Blog.........."


 "Bye, bye, Flora.  Ya know, that hat really looks stupid on you."

"Okay, gang, until we meet again........"

LuLu the Great

Friday, September 12, 2014

Something Spooky

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Something Spooky is going on here in the mountains.  Oh wait, I am thinking that our house shall be referred to as The TreeTop House.  Yes, I like that.
So, me & Mom have been working on some Halloween pieces and since our online show isn't until November 1, we certainly can't offer Halloween after the fact.  Sooooo, we are having our first annual Halloween Craft Show (online) show on September 30.   More to come........

Now I have to go and design a banner, see you next week.


"We wanna help too."
Oh boy, here we go again.
No, it's me and Mom.
"Not fair, we like spooky too."
Ha, you are the spooky, what's to like?
"We're gonna go upstairs and make Halloween crafts and sell 'em at your show."
"You just watch, Stupid Prudence, we're gonna and our "things'll"  be more better than yours".
Um, you said -"things'll""more better"?
"Why is she laughing like that, LuLu?"
"Ya got me, Flora."

This is the banner that I just made while LuLu & Flora were blabbering.

(Picture courtesy of The Graphics Fairy)
Over on our "Crafty Corner" page Mom shared some nifty ideas about collecting and drying your own pumpkin/squash stems.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Decorating

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
Our witches & Pilgram mouse collection - artist
Carol Stuck
Good Friday Morning.
I'm taking a break from Main Street USA travels, I want to show you our fall decorations and then it will be time for the autumn leaves.  I want to do a few posts on our fall since it's our first here in WNC.
This is Wendi & her Pumpkin House.  Wendi was our first little mouser from Miss Carol.
Mom made her house from a craft pumpkin, Dad does the electrical in all of Mom's roomboxes.
and by night....Mr. Bones guards over the house and Miss Wendi.
Dining room decorations
 I made this squirrel centerpiece several years ago.  I went to our local nursery and they set up a little worktable for me and I just went to town picking and choosing.
This little cutie is Miss Pumpkin, the first and only doll I ever made.  My friend over at
Terra De Duendes gave an online workshop two years ago.  We had the pattern then dressed her the way we wanted, the theme was Halloween. 
Last year this little girl was all tucked away in a packing box waiting for the movers but this year she has the place of honor in our little dining room, perched on the hutch.  Birdie is her little pet crow.  This was the first time I ever painted fabric and I enjoyed learning that technique.  I then used it to paint little pumpkins on her apron.

Okay, I gave Mom a little wiggle room and let her write about some of our decorations.  I like the centerpiece and Miss Pumpkin, she did good

Have a wonderful September weekend.
Heaps of Hugs

Friday, August 29, 2014

Main Street USA

 Friday's Main Street
by Prudence
This is my first Main Street USA motor tour and we are in
Burnsville, NC
Yancey County
Traveling northeast of Weaverville, about 29 miles we come to a very lovely small town names Burnsville.

 Hensley Historical House
This is where we had lunch, it is the Hensley House and is 200 years old, now a wonderful, charming restaurant.  The day was so bee-u-tee-ful that we ate in the front yard.
The town is built around the town square, 4 roads lead to the square, North Main, South Main, East Main, and West Main St.  No traffic lights, no stop signs, when you are at the crosswalk everyone stops to let you cross.
Town Square
Beauty in The Park
Bed & Breakfast on the square
Times Journal Building
Isn't this wonderful, it's painted on the brick building.
I saved the best for last.  We were walking around the town square and this church's bell was playing, you just wanted to stand there and let the music embrace you.
Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church.

I hope you enjoyed the tour, I loved showing you around and spending time with you.  I wish you a most wonderful weekend and Happy Labor Day, if you travel please be safe.

Heaps of Hugs

They're home, it's like they didn't miss a beat......(poor me)
 "Annoying, getting in the way, mischievous, brats, naughty, not listening, yes, the bears are home!