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Jenny Smith Plush Artist

It’s still summer in SoCal!

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Hey there everyone!  I realize that it has been 8 days since my last post and I have been busy, you guessed it, crafting!  I have a few shows coming up, so I am just getting myself organized.

Also, I don’t mean to gloat, but it is really beautiful and sunny here this week.  The temperatures in in the late 7o’s and early 80’s Fahrenheit.  I just took a photo of today’s sunset because it was very picturesque. 

Oh and what else have I been doing?  Well, last weekend was Thanksgiving.  We just stayed at home and had a quaint little dinner.  Although we are mostly vegan, every once and awhile we eat fish or chicken.  I made a lovely little organic roasted chicken and all the other regular festive fare.  The mashed potatoes I made with purple potatoes and because we ate off of blue plates, the potatoes were camoflauge.  Overall, it was a lovely dinner. 

In other news, I have been making many holiday ornaments for my upcoming craft shows and it has been a nice addition to the bears and softies.  I think the snowmen may be my favorite, but I also really like the owls!  They are very rubanesque.  Here is a shot of a mix of all of the ornaments.  Once I start making these, it’s difficult to stop.  Such a fun craft!  I have recently finished some more softies and I am very happy with the way the raccoons in denim overalls came out.  What do you think?

My sister gave me the wooden painted buttons some years ago in my stocking, and I waited until the perfect occasion to use them.  I have been so raccoon-minded lately that I made my first puppet and it is a raccoon also.  I am pleased with the results and I managed to line the inside of him with flannel, so he is quite soft to the puppeteer touch.

He may not ever be for sale because I have grown attached to this one. 

I have also made a black cat.  He is an homage to my pal Reg, my roomate and black cat extraordinaire!  I made a pouty face on him because Reg frequently has one…

I also have made a Yeti, because it’s geekery and that’s cool.  I am attending a cool craft show this Friday at Meldown Comics and it is put on by the League of Extraordinary Ladies and it should be pretty fun.  Maybe I’ll bring a few of my wares to show people.

My new Polar Bear is a bit shaggy also and quite wise looking if you ask me. 

I have heard from pretty much everyone that the Muppet Movie is great, so we are off to see it on Thursday.  I like it when you go to a movie that you know you are going to like.  It makes it seem much more worth it.  We saw Being Elmo a few weeks ago and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.  It is a testament to the act of following your dreams and being true to yourself and Kevin Clash is surprisingly modest about his success as the man behind Elmo.

Thanks for stopping by and I challenge you to do one creative thing after you read this. 

Author: teddybearrepublic Jenny Smith

My name is Jenny Smith and I am a Teddy Bear Artist. I have a need to be creative many hours per day. I am currently living in West Hollywood and my Canadian blood is enjoying the sunny warmth of Southern California. When I am not sewing and creating, you can find me, running, working out, writing, drawing, reading, gardening and attending the occasional flea market.

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