Polar the Pyreneese

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A few weeks ago I used my Christmas crafting time to create some special ornaments for a local organization (Rescue NL).  Doing this meant some of my customers had to wait an extra few days for their orders.  Nobody seemed to mind.  😉

I’ve been told that the ornaments were launched today and sold out pretty much immediately.  I just thought I’d share them now that they have been made public.  I’m especially pleased with the boxes I made to go with them.

If you’re not familiar with Polar’s story, he’s a Pyreneese Mountain dog who was treated so poorly that he doesn’t have much trust in people.  Rescue NL (and his foster mom) has been working hard to make a better life for Polar.  These ornaments were donated to help with the cost of creating an outdoor run/dog door for Polar as he is most happy outdoors and his foster mom needed a way for him to access his outside home independently.

Since I’m talking about pet rescues today, I want to take a moment to suggest that you donate to a local animal shelter this Christmas if you are able.  We make an extra donation each year in lieu of buying dog toys/presents for our beagles at Christmas.

Christmas Stuff for Sale

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Check it out at: www.kellybee.org/christmas/

 

Pet Ornaments

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I’ve created a separate page for my 2017 Pet Christmas ornaments.

Please click HERE for details.

Christmas Order Update

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I just posted this on Facebook but thought I’d add a quick note on my blog:

To my friends/customers who are waiting on Christmas ornaments, Santa Plates, Santa Cams, etc. I decided to donate my craft time today to work on a project for a local animal rescue.  As a result, I’m a day behind on all of your orders (including the Beagle Paws fundraiser).  I hope none of you mind the delay but I felt it was important to lend a hand to this specific cause.

I can’t share the project yet and there is still something wrong with my site so I couldn’t post a picture if I wanted to. 🙁

Thanks for your patience.

 

Fall Round-Up

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Yep, Fall.  Haven’t updated the blog since July.  I do have a Facebook page if you’re interested in staying up to date.  I’m not planning on abandoning my blog but I am going to be revamping this site significantly when I get some downtime. (I’m currently taking a digital skills course which finishes in March and have decided to redesign my blog as my class project – I’m getting too old for new knowledge!)

Right now, I’m in the midst of my annual charity fundraiser for Beagle Paws.  I’ve made 97 of these babies so far:

…and 55 of these little guys:

I’m also working on other dog breeds but they’ve been on the back burner while the fundraiser above is going on.  Here’s a little taste (and some are drawn better than others – I’m no artist!):

Of course, there’s the wine glasses too…what would my crafting time be without snorting a little glitter each weekend?

I’m also working on another, smaller charity donation but it’s not ready to roll so blogging about that will have to wait.

In other Kelly news, I just bought an Instant Pot this morning (don’t worry, my blog won’t be dedicated to the cult of the Instant Pot) so that should be interesting.

Hang in there.  Blog’s not dead yet!

July in One Post

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I’ve been busy, what can I say?  The blog is neglected (I do have a FB page – Handmade By KellyBee if you want to pop by) but I’ve been doing crafty things – mostly on the weekends.

In addition to crafting, there’s been the usual round of summer visitors and home projects such as repainting our shutters and front door.  We have a bit of work to do on the front steps and then I’ll try to remember to share a before and after.  We have a white house so I was very surprised at what a change the new shutter colour made.

Some July projects:

groom gifts sophies mugs hubby wifey mugs night owl tote bag dog treat jar grad glasses beer tags

As you can see, cards have not been the main focus lately.  I’m really enjoying using my Silhouette Cameo to create projects and I’ve also been dabbling with some chalk paints lately…here’s the new toys:

chalk paint

It’s been very hot and humid in St. John’s – high 20’s most days which is not normal for this area of Canada.  It’s usually a bit cooler (low 20’s, high teens – I can’t translate to Fahrenheit but I’m guessing mid-to-low 70’s and right now it’s high 70’s to low 80’s.  Might not sound that hot to you but if you’re not used to it, it can feel pretty uncomfortable.)

My dad has been visiting from Ontario the last few weeks (he goes back next week) and my BFF has also been visiting from BC so I’ve had more social activities than usual.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I must go see what we’ll be making for supper this beautiful evening.

Weekend Round Up

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Well, two weekends worth of stuff…

Nurse Glitter Stem Wine Glass:

drink with a nurse

Graduation Mason Jar:

hassel

Dog Rules Subway Art:

dog rules

Father’s Day Pilsners:

fathers day pilsner

Father’s Day Mugs:

fathers day mugs

and finally, an actual card!!:

awesome teacher card

That’s it for now.  Back to work tomorrow. 🙁

Wood Signs

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I received a heads up from a friend that Dollarama has recently restocked some hanging wooden signs.

At $2 a piece I thought it was worth picking up a few to see what I could do with them.  They are a bit rough but a quick sanding takes care of most of the roughness.

The first sign was inspired by a sign that my friend has…

all guests sign

Sign number two is to hang in my kitchen window.  I love coffee almost as much as I love my beagles!

fresh brewed coffee sign

These signs come with a black chain for hanging.  I think them turned out well!

April Cards

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Tis the season for working on some household projects – fixing some damage on the house caused by a really bad wind storm, some exterior painting, getting the patio furniture ready for the season etc. so my weekends are consumed by that lately (and paint day – 2 friends and I get together on a Saturday afternoon and try to copy a painting by watching a YouTube video).

I have made a few cards here and there…plus I’m working on a cute one for a baby shower but that hasn’t been created yet (only in my head).  Here’s the latest crop:

spring cards 1 spring cards 2 spring cards 3

Doggie Treat Jars

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By request:

austin treat jar gemma treat jar

These were fun to do.  Makes me want to decorate the containers we use for Jack and Jill’s treats but you know the expression…”The shoemaker’s children have no shoes.”

Back tomorrow with a few cards.



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