Just for the record, I am in no way connected with this person. I am LynBlair here and lynblair on Ebay. I'm American and live in central New York state. My full first name is Evelyn and I go by Lyn, so you can imagine why this scammer person might pizz me off a bit.
Oh my, Shantell! You've got your hands full! Perhaps you can call your local humane society, SPCA or ASPCA for some help. They generally know how to deal with this sort of thing and will probably come to your place to help trap the mom and babies so you can get them inside. I'm sure the mother will settle down a bit if you get them all into a safe, warm spot and make sure she has plenty of food.
Sweet kitten hugs,
Edited to add this URL for Animal Rescue organizations in Oregon.
Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves family life,
full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything
beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic places, restless,
capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with when
pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition, suffers in love until they
find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.
I'm adding my vote for the Doll's Dressmaker by Venus Dodge as well. It's a top notch resource. I have the Thistlethwaite book too and feel it's, comparatively, not all that great. I have some issues with the fit and finishing of the author's work, but I'm hyper-picky about that sort of thing, so it may just be me.
If you're interested in tailored, fitted clothes, I'm not really sure there's a fabulous resource specifically for bearmaking. I've managed to acquire just about every possible bear related book imaginable and still haven't found anything better than the Venus Dodge book. On the other hand, if you're more interested in baby type clothes, like christening gowns and such, you may want to look into human baby patterns and scale them down. If this is what you're thinking about doing, I'd suggest looking into some of Nancy Coburn's books as they're very thorough and the patterns are included.
(I've never done any business with this site, but posted the URL because they seem to have most of her books.)
If you want a vintage style raggedy pattern, try http://www.sweetmeadowsfarm.com/index.php . I have the "Attic Raggedies" and "Vintage Annie" patterns and they're easy to make yet really fabulous looking! I'm not a raggedy fan, but the vintage look of these patterns called out to me.
Thanks so much for the kind words! I hope your feeling better very soon, Aleta. Being sick is .....well.....so....I dunno...boring and annoying! There are so many things I'd rather be doing than wiping my nose and feeling lousy. On the other hand, I have the perfect excuse to spend more time online with the most fabulous bear artists in the world!
I'd much rather own A Silly Bear than a bronze Rodin.
What Shelli said! :clap: How in the world can anyone consider the exquisite work you, and others here as well, do as anything but art?
Big artistic hugs,
Edited to add that I'm throwing the rocks at your mean friends and most certainly not at you, Ms. Aleta.
The talented American Johnny Weir .. is a brat, and I'd like to smack 'im
I agree, but he skates so beautifully! Probably the most elegant and talented male skater the US has had for a very long time. If he could just land that quad we keep hearing about from him, he'd have it all.
I agree about Evgeny Plushenko, too, but I'm not really fond of his choreography and style. I loved Alexei Yagudin, though, so that may be part of it.