Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Busy times..

Well, it was quite a weekend, I became an Aunty for the first time! My sister in law and brother had a lovely little baby girl.

I have also finished my very first ever red Bumpkin Bear. Nicolas is a one of a kind 16.5" fella with a warm heart and fun loving festive spirit. He was adopted within minutes of being placed on my website and is a very happy boy knowing that he has a special new Mum in America.

Right now I'm busy doing homework for my Dutch evening class that I'm following. It is funny after a few years of living here in Belgium that my brain thinks in Dutch sometimes and I even find myself talking Dutch to English speaking people by mistake!! Much to my embarrasment I do not even always realise until I see their puzzled faces :) I also have a few commission bears to design so had better carry on. Take care everyone, Catherine x


  1. Congratulations on your new, lovely niece! Many happy wishes to you & your family. Nicholas such a wonderful bear--I love his sweet expression--those eyes speak! I know what you mean about languages...Having lived in Norway some years now, I think a lot in Norwegian, and of course, speak it a lot...even by "mistake" to English-speaking folks. My husband & I speak half and half, half Enlgish, half Norwegain--or Norlish as we call it--LOL! We take care to use both languages. I love languages though, and would love to learn Italian and Japanese...maybe some day! Happy week to you ((HUGS))

  2. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog :)

  3. Congrats on being an aunt!! and a baby girl..Hope you get to hold her soon

    Love your new bear!!

    I just speak english..and sometimes folks still
    look at me funny when I talk..LOL
    many smiles, Deena

  4. Congrats on becoming an Aunt! I'm an Auntie seven times over and two of them are older than me! Mum had me at 43!!
    I love your red bear, he's my favourite of all of yours yet.
    Enjoy being an Auntie.
    Hugs, Sarah x

  5. thanks everyone, you made me laugh Tracy - my fiance and I speak Dutchlish ;) Deena, I know the feeling :) Wow Sarah, 7 times an Aunty! Hugs, Catherine x

  6. Kim Basta, Wild Thyme OriginalsDecember 13, 2007 at 9:54 AM

    Love your little Nicholas... gorgeous red mohair! Okay... I've tagged you! You have to visit my blog to read the "Tag rules." If you're like me, you'll have a heck of a time figuring out how to do it, but I guess that's part of the "fun."