Saturday, February 26, 2011

Snow and More Needle Felting

Life lately consists of snow, needle felting, snow, needle felting, snow.... well you get the point.  It's been a tough winter this year and there just doesn't seem to be an end in sight.  Just when we think it might be at the turning point, BAM another snowstorm.  But that means lots and lots of time to needle felt and to day dream of new ideas.
One of my newest sculptures in my Lion Gentleman.  He quite fancies himself after his hero Einstein.
He even combs his hair the same way!
Alistair was a chubby child and was teased as a little boy.
 As he grew up, however, he became the handsome Elephant Man that he is now.
 Considered to be the envy of his peers he constantly sports a tuxedo, top hat and cane. Nobody is teasing Alistair now!
 Now for the snow.... lots and lots of beautiful snow.
 See that little bump behind the icicles.... by the trees... that's the picnic table that I mentioned in the previous post!
 This is what I see when I open the front door.
 My favourite bird.... the chickadee!
 Look at my clothes line!
 And finally, a little touch of spring.

Monday, February 14, 2011


I've been talking about all the snow that we are getting this winter and I thought it was time that I took some pictures so everyone can see what all my whining is about.
This is the view outside my kitchen window... see that lump underneath the trees?  That my dear friends is the picnic table I built last spring.  I would imagine if it wasn't under the cover of the trees it would be completely buried and you wouldn't even be able to see it.
My greenhouse.  We already went out and shoveled the snow off the roof of it once this winter.  I'm surprised the poor thing didn't collapse under the weight.  I swear we heard a sigh of relief from it when we were shoveling!
Finally, this is what I see when I open my front door.  There is actually a 6 inch step from the floor of the deck to the ground so add another 6 inches to the amount that you see.  If you look to the left you can just see  my car... and that isn't a snow bank, that is just the amount of snow this year.  We got a snowblower so there really aren't any snowbanks... thank goodness!  Now you know why I've been complaining!  This will take forever to all melt!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bunny Rabbits Have Come to McBride House

Oh my goodness!  I think it's rabbit season at McBride House!  They just keep multiplying!

This little bunny went to a new home in Arizona just last week.  She took a good supply of lettuce leaves tucked under her jacket to make it through the long trip.
Sunny Bunny is looking for a new home.  Her blue eyes just sparkle against her creamy white coat.
This little girl comes with her own basket of vegetables so that she won't be stealing yours.
She promises to be good!  How can you resist a little face like that?
And then there is Sir Bounce-a-lots.  He likes to well... bounce a lot!
 Thumper is the cutest little fuzzy rabbit that will surely wipe away those winter blues and put a smile on your face!
Top Hat Rabbit is always prepared for any emergency and insisted I give him two carrots to take with him.  I'm worried what he has tucked in under that hat though!
And then there is this lazy little rabbit that hitched a ride home from the market on this poor unsuspecting turtle.
He's all dressed up in his Sunday best!

Stay tuned for more!  You know how fast rabbits multiply!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter Wonderland in New Brunswick

Winter has hit New Brunswick, Canada hard these last few weeks.  In places the snow is up to my hips... and I'm not short either!  Roofs all over are being shoveled off before they collapse buildings... which they already have to a unfortunate few.... us included.  So needless to say the weather has influenced my creativity and blue and white has hit McBride House!
These two silent warriors slip through the night. Boy and beast act as one as they face the snow and cold. Guided only by a single lantern and the knowledge that they will soon be home, safe and warm in the company of loved ones. For now they silently lumber on enjoying the strength of each other as they battle against the elements. The silent warriors.
 Grandfather Frost has also made an appearance in this winter wonderland.
I love the snowflake on his back.

Then last night this polar bear and his best friend showed up!   She's his best friend and him her. They go everywhere together. Some days she's content to walk along side her armoured bear, other days, when the temperature dips way below freezing he insists she ride on his back. Nobody knows what they do all day but all they know is that they are inseparable. Just as best friends should be.
     Stay tuned though, I have lots more to show you!  A very whimsical streak has come over me and I have Gargoyles, Birdmen, rabbits riding turtles, a man riding a squirrel and even a fae pig!