Sunday, July 31, 2011

~ Aleta ~ a recycled mink baby owl

Hello everyone!

Here is my baby owl as promised :o) She is made from vintage recycled mink and is loaded with details and personality! I hope you can visit her auction at...

Thank you for looking at her here!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

baby owl coming up!

I've had so many requests for me to create another baby owl, that I've decided that now is the time! This baby is coming along well... I'm enjoying it as it has been quite some time since I created my other baby owls. This one is a little different as, instead of recycled muskrat, I'm using recycled mink fur. I just love that fluffy look!

I'll be putting this owlet up for auction on ebay on Sunday. At least that is the plan :o)

Teddy Bear Hugs to you all,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

~ Percy ~ a whimsical French Bulldog Teddy Bear :o) on ebay!

Please meet Percy! He is a whimsical French Bulldog Teddy Bear with a bit of realistic thrown in! :o) He was created with mohair and has a needle felted face. I hope you can visit his auction at ....

I'm so glad you could take a look at him & I hope you'll leave a comment :o)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

~ Dlezi ~ ooak realistic grizzly bear cub... on ebay!

I've just listed my newest bear on ebay. His name is Dlezi (means "grizzly" in the Dene language. I hope you enjoy seeing him and can visit his auction :o)

Thanks for taking a look at him here. I hope you will let me know what you think of him :o)


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

~ Tetley ~ ooak soft sculpture tea cup piglet... on ebay!

Hello all :o)

Just a quick post to let you know that Tetley, my tea cup piglet is now available on ebay!

I hope you can visit his auction

Thanks for taking a peek here and I hope you'll let me know what you think of him!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Copyright infringement of one of my pieces

Hello to everyone :o)

I just wanted to let you all know what has happened about the copyright infringement of the owlet (Nasha) I created. For anyone who didn't hear about it, a design company took a photograph I had taken of Nasha and used it in a "Talking Baby Owl" app for iPhone without my consent. It was being sold all over the world. I found out about it because someone kindly emailed me to let me know. I sent the design company a "cease and desist" letter and sent Apple an email asking them to cooperate with making sure it was removed from their iTunes store. It was immediately removed from the store. If you are curious about the app, you can see a spec page of it here:

It seems that some people don't understand that artists continue to keep the copyright to their work after it is sold. At I found this wording: "A work that is created (fixed in tangible form for the first time) on or after January 1, 1978, is automatically protected from the moment of its creation and is given a term of copyright protection enduring for the lifetime of the artist plus an additional 70 years after the artist's death."

I've been considering taking legal action in this case and have been advised by legal council that I have a case in this matter. Has anyone else had to deal with this? What advice would you have for me?