Friday, February 6, 2009

Feb BJP 09


Here it is February in Ohio. Oh joy! Unfortunately Buckeye Chuck saw his shadow on Ground Hog's Day (2.2.09) so that means more Winter. I've already had it with the cold temperatures. We've had so many nights of below zero that I can scream. And my Scotties don't like it either as they are forced to wear their coats, and believe me when I say they HATE wearing coats. Each has their own color. Frodo wears a yellow coat, Fiona has a navy blue coat, and Arwen has a sage green. If by accident I try to put the wrong coat on the wrong dog, they let me know of my blunder really fast. Today it is suppose to get warmer and all this ice from weeks and weeks of accumulation is suppose to melt. Fiona is happy with that as she really got in the habit of our morning walks when I got home from work. So hopefully, she & I can get a little bit more exercise before we both outgrow our coats. But being Feb in Ohio, we still have snow to look forward to. Last year, the last weekend of Feb when I was at the Guilded Lilies Retreat in Hocking Hills, we had a blizzard with record snow fall. I leave on the 20th for another Retreat in Hocking Hills & I'm shuddering to think it will snow snow snow again!

Okay back to my post about the BJP. This is another one of my "Dumpster Dolls" and my goal to do only recycled pieces for the 2009 Bead Journal Project. This time, I've taken another bear from the Happy Meal give outs from McDonalds. I decided a Valentine's theme might be appropriate here with some hearts and pink beads. Now this doll is not here in my house right now. It is in Wisconsin being photographed with a few others for my article on Trash to Treasure which will be in Doll Crafter and Costuming. I still need to get some pictures of a couple of my Dumpster Dolls and send to a bead magazine at least for their gallery. I have a new one also from these Happy Meals that is a rabbit. I have to get the photography set up & get more pictures of the newer pieces I've been doing this month.

9 comments:

Julie said...

These are very sweet/ I love them. Julie C

Jacqui said...

I hate the summers here in Texas as they are too hot but equally I know I would hate to be in the States where it snows from November to March-brrrr...way too long. Question why when ice, freezing rain snow, hurricanes and tornadoes, does the US insist on their power lines always hang on a Pole exposed to the element? I can understand in the countryside but its the same in big cities. it doesn't seem very cost effective to me, to be honest.

I like the idea of your recycling stuff for the BJP. Your teddy is gorgeous.

Robin said...

Dot, you are one amazing speediebeadie!!! Already done with Feb's BJP and another dumpster victory! She is adorable! Will you please let us know when the article is published? Bear hugs, Robin A.

Carol said...

He's a cutie!

Forget that Groundhog business, we are going to have an early Spring. I have decreed it!

a2susan said...

Dot - Buckeye Chuck is so delightful you can almost...almost...forgive him for seeing his shadow. Up here in Wolverine land we still have the cold temps too, but am hoping some of the ice will disappear today.

Susan

pam T said...

Adorable and o so appropriate BJP for February! I giggled thinking of you putting the wrong coats on your dogs... I agree, time for winter to be over.

heidibeads said...

He's so cute! Just wanna squeeze him!

freebird said...

This is really cute. You've done a great job. How wonderful to get an article published. Way to go!

Robyn L. Coburn said...

Dot, I have featured your dolls in my roundup blog, Dolls: Crafting and Collecting.
www.allthingsdoll.blogspot.com

best wishes,
Robyn C.