November 21, 2011

Small Business Saturday coming up!!

Hey everyone!  Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On November 26, please join your friends and neighbors in shopping small at your favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. As the owner of a small business, you gotta know that I really, really love this idea!  When we all shop small, it will be huge.

Click HERE for additional info.

November 20, 2011

Home again, home again, jiggity jog.

Thank you, Des Moines customers, for your support during the Junior League Gift Mart!  A big thank you goes out to The Dreaming Bear girls for keeping the store running smoothly:  Angie, Dawny, and Emily!  Also thanks to my Little Man for being such a great helper at my helpful and patient.

I am back home now, resting in my jammies today.  Waiting for Lovin' Man to come home from conferences in Chicago.  Looks like a good day for staying in, and relaxing...but is that what we will do?  We shall see!

November 14, 2011

Happenings in the Home Studio

Hello there!  If you've visited The Dreaming Bear lately, you've likely seen one or all of us working away behind the counter, painting and sanding, and doing all we can to get ready for our upcoming visit to Des Moines, and getting the store ready for the busy holiday season!  I've been working away during my evenings at home as's a little peek at my work table currently.

I've been trying to "shake up" my normal painting routine, by trying some new paints (currently loving Liquitex fluid acrylics) and lots more layering than I usually do.  I'm obsessed with simple leaf and bubble shapes, and find that I can easily lose myself for an entire evening, just playing and swishing these lovely colors around!

I did the canvases first...but then thought to myself, "Self, I wonder if you could achieve the same effect with your glass paints, on glass items."  The answer is yes I can, however it requires more patience, as these paints remain sticky far I have to wait a bit before layering more colors on.

And below, you see some more patchwork hearts I've been sewing up, and flower pins that are in progress.    Wishing you all a colorful, spunky holiday season!  More news to come soon!  Cheers!

November 07, 2011

Des Moines Junior League Gift Mart coming up!!!

Dreaming Bear will be selling at the Des Moines Junior League Gift Mart next weekend! 
 C'mon out and get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping!  It's gonna be a FUN time!!!

Thursday, November 17th 6-9pm
Friday, November 18th  9am-9pm
Saturday, November 19th  9am-3pm

November 06, 2011

More Goodies in the Etsy Shop, Yo.

Click HERE to see what's new in the Etsy shop! 
Time to start thinking about the holidays!  Woo hoo!

November 02, 2011

We were Queens for the Evening last Thursday!

Last Thursday evening, I hosted "Queen for the Evening" in the studio, where I was joined by 4 lovely ladies, Jane, Braden, Megan and Mary Ella.  We had a great time embellishing our crowns and crafting the perfect magic wand for all of our upcoming decrees that must be brought forth.  Sorry to say, I didn't get any pics of the ladies actually wearing the crowns...we ended up sizing them at the last minute, and then scarfed down some cupcakes!  Eeeep!  Thank you all for joining was great!  Schedule your own Queen for the Evening party by calling us at the store!

November 01, 2011

Kansas City booth pics!

Last weekend, we sold Dreaming Bear goodies at the Kansas City Junior League's Holiday Gift Mart!  It was a great event!  Lots of fun to meet so many new friends!  Here are some pics of what our booth looked like before we sold lots of stuff!  And I was worried about having enough!  Ha!  We could barely fit it all in!  Top sellers this show were bookmarks, moustaches on a stick, and lazy susans!  Time to get back to work making more!