I had this sitting in drafts for a while. Ricky has a new hat! I think it’s just perfect for him. He’s not a very fierce tiger, so his hat makes up for it.
I’ve finally acquired one of my most wanted Charlie Bears for this year: Konig! I’ve named mine Rudyard. I knew he was a cute one but I was blown away when I opened the box!
Just look at his lovely paws and sweet face! 😭 I was almost in tears from joy. I can’t put into words how happy these bears make me. Nothing I’ve collected before makes me feel this way. They make these horrible times so much better.
He’s really big, too, one of my biggest Charlie Bears along with Wilfy (the one I call Toby.) I took a photo of Rudy with me for scale:
I’m gonna have him wear one of the Hal and Macy sweaters that are coming in the mail, but I haven’t decided what I’ll do about his outfit otherwise. Being so big, lots of baby clothes would fit him, so I’ll think about it carefully to give him the perfect look!
There’s a Charlie Bears Cuddle Time live broadcast today at 4pm, I’m so excited!! 😭
This is my Gotz doll, Marzi. She’s just a little bigger than your average AG doll, and the only doll I have (I don’t count dolls of licensed characters). As is often the case with my toy companions, she is named after a favorite food of mine, in this case, marzipan. 🙈
I’ve had Marzi for a couple of years now, and wanted her for so long before I could have her, that at the time, Tacky (takinoue on FA) even drew me getting her in the mail (though I couldn’t have her and wouldn’t for some time):
You can tell this is older because it’s from way before I switched to my current fursona. 😉
When I did get Marzi, she was a little dream of a doll. Ball jointed and just gorgeous, especially for a play-doll. I got her a little My Little Pony dress and bow, which were cute enough on her. But then I couldn’t connect with her for some reason.
I think it’s because dolls need to be more old fashioned for me to connect with them, and Marzi’s dress made her anything but that. So, eventually, she went into storage.
Recently though, I found the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, the perfect accessories. And with it all put together, it worked! Now she sits in permanent display in my library, looking to me as though she could have escaped from any of my children’s books. She feels like a suitable companion to my bears. 💕
Mignon’s permanent resting binchface has been vastly improved with this little addition. I am pleased.
Bananas in the title cuz… bananas in his sweater. But he’s not a monkey. Lol.
Anyway! This is Barley. He is a decently sized Boyds bear. He’s a bear not a dog, so don’t let his hat fool you. But he would like to be a dog when he grows up.
My little Mignon (AKA Cabbage Rose by Charlie Bears) arrived today! It’s odd, when I first took him out I didn’t like his face AT ALL. It was an instant, oh, back you go, buddy. I really did box him back up and start looking at the return process. He just looks… grumpy? Haha.
But I don’t know, I dressed, brushed him, and then suddenly I loved him. Basically I’m fickle as balls, okay. So he stays. I love how poseable his ears are.
He’s already joined me for date night snack, and is gonna be with me for dinner and Tetris and puzzle-making. 😁
Doesn’t he look cute in his sweater, too! It’s by HalandMacy on Etsy.
It was high time for Fuit Gummi to get a proper outfit. I wanted to show off how cool he looks!
It’s just an XS dog hoodie from AliExpress but gosh does it look good on him.
And yes he’s chained to the drawers. You gotta exercise some caution when you have a studio dinosaur that big!
We’re heading home from Sebastian! It was a lovely time —I can’t wait to see the cats and the snailios, though.
On the way back, Sugar Lump took a hand at the wheel…
He was so proud! But the truth is he had a little help…
It’s a long drive home so we are taking a nice long nap. I’ll update again today or more likely tomorrow with more news about the weekend.
My new mouse, Tostito, arrived today! His new sweater arrived just in time too. 🐥 It’s from https://www.etsy.com/shop/halandmacy
There was also another, tinier sweater. I didn’t know who I would give it to. It ended up fitting Mojito perfectly! 🦖🍌💕
Today was busy and good. I did a lot of chores, worked on art, and worked on my book’s timeline on Scrivener:
In the evening, Christopher ordered a pizza and let me order miga sandwiches and potato salad from Buenos Aires Bakery. This time they didn’t botch my order. It was delicious!
Later I spent about two hours cleaning the snail tanks. I took many nice photos, they’re always super active and give me great poses after the weekly clean. But, I’ll save those for a different post.
Tomorrow I need to plan some meals, go grocery shopping, and work on commissions. What are your weekend plans?