Sunday, May 13, 2018

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Happy Mother's day to all the mum's out there and I hope you are spoiled, today xx  My mum has been gone from 23 years, but I think about her every day - she is missed more than I can say.
Happy Mother's Day, Mum xxx

Monday, May 7, 2018

BASIL AND BRIAR

Basil and Briar are very good friends as Briar has always wanted a puppy.  They are being listed as a set but I will consider selling them separately with prices at the end of this text.

Briar  is  5 1/4 inches tall and she is made from light tan, semi-distressed German mohair.   Briar is fully disc-jointed, stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot and has black German glass eyes, a sparse waxed nose and distressed wool felt paw pads (bits of excelsior showing through). Her face, ears and paws are shaded with permanent fabric paint, for vintage appeal. Briar wears a had made, teal cable knit sweater (made from Bamboo wool) too keep her warm.  It ties with a teal silk ribbon at the neck and is removable.

Basil is a tiny Jack Russell terrier, needle felted from cream and rust wool.  He is made over a wire armature, and his head can be put in different positions.   He is 1 3/4 inches long and 1 2/3 inches high and he is just the right height to be a companion to a tiny bear.
   Price for Briar:  $200.00     Price for Basil:  SOLD






                                       






Saturday, April 21, 2018

THIS WAS FUN

I  made a small 4 inch bear and he looked like the old vintage bears, with is gold colour.  I gave him a sailor collar and had but he needed a prop.  Although I haven't made one in quite a while, I managed to carve a mini old fashioned sail boat from pine.  I really enjoyed it, even though it was only 2 1/8 inches long and 2 1/2 inches tall.  I finished it with a metal mast and a few cotton sails and the set turned out very sweet.  He will be living in Maine :)










Thursday, November 23, 2017

WORK IN PROGRESS

I have been working on something entirely different, in the past few weeks.  This is part of a winter scene I am working on.  The squirrel it's sculpted with polymer clay over a wire armature base, and then covered with grey wool, bit by bit.  It measures 1 3/4" long by 1 1/2" tall to the tip of his tail.  The scene will include a second squirrel - it will be fun to see it finished.






Wednesday, November 8, 2017

THE SHOW IS NOW CLOSED

Thank you to everyone who dropped by my show. It is appreciated.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

I hope every one had a lovely time, celebrating Canada's 150th birthday!  We spent the afternoon at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival, enjoying the Craft Fair.  We are very proud to live in such a wonderful country!


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

ALPHONSO AWARDS

In June, there was a lovely new bear show in the UK, called The Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival. It was held at the lovely Woburn Abbey and they also created a competition to go along with it, called  The Alphonso Bear Artist awards and The Alphonso Antique Bear Awards.  There were several categories in each set of awards and they had some of the industry's best artists and Bear business owners as the judges.  Anyway, I was absolutely thrilled to find out that one of my miniature bears won an Alphonso Award, which was awarded to the bear with the highest marks in each category and three other pieces won Judges awards.

 My awards arrived today, along with the fabulous Teddy Bears Magazine they created for the occasion,  and everything is really beautiful - I am truly honoured.   It is always lovely to be recognized by your peers and I am grateful to Hilary Pauley and Daniel Agnew for creating this wonderful new show and this special new competition.