Thursday, April 23, 2015

BLOG SHOW MAY 4th

I am finally back in the swing of things and getting things finished up for a small show on Monday, May 4th - Wednesday, May 6th, so mark your calendars.  It will start at 4:00 pm EST and I hope to have at least 8 bears finished for the show.  I won't be making bunnies, as the fabric I have used has been discontinued, so until I find something suitable, bunnies are on the back burner.  I will be posting some teasers, as soon as I get some pictures taken,  and will post a link, closer to the date.  Thanks for peeking!



Friday, April 3, 2015

HAPPY EASTER!

It doesn't seem like very long ago that it was Christmas, and Easter is upon us.  This winter has been so long and cold, the warm sun feels wonderful.   I was trying really hard to get some pieces done for Easter, but things kept getting in the way.  I wasn't even going to decorate for Easter, even though it's my favourite time of year.  Then we got some news that our niece's husband, had a heart attack at 48 years old and that our 11 year old grandson is experiencing heart issues and needs to see a pediatric cardiologist.  Suddenly, the bears and bunnies just didn't matter.  I've spent the last two days decorating the house and making our traditional Easter egg treats.    Our son is home from Uni for the weekend and we will all be together for Easter.  That's the only thing that matters.  Here are some of our Easter decorations.  Enjoy.





Friday, February 13, 2015

PERCIVAL WINTERBOTTOM

     Well, after a long hiatus, I have returned, although it might be sporadically.  This little fellow turned out exactly the way I wanted, so although it's the last minute, I decided to list him as a Valentine Bear.
Percival Winterbottom is 6 1/2 inches tall, made from hand dyed, aged and distressed red dense Shulte mohair.  He is fully disc jointed, with wool felt paw pads a sparse waxed nose and black German glass eyes.  His face, ears, and paws are shaded with permanent fabric paint, for a vintage look.  His fur has been aged and distressed, with tiny bits of fur missing.
     Percival wears a hand made, black velvet top hat, held on with black organza ribbon.  He has a tiny gold heart on his chest.  He comes with his basswood sign, decorated with a vintage Valentine, and decorated with glitter.  His shipping is $20.00 for UPS to most places in North America.  Overseas shipping will also $20.00.  I hope you enjoy Percival and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
SOLD

Friday, January 23, 2015

TOBY INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARD 2015

I found out this week that my wee bear and his friend, 'Oscar and Felix the Frog' have won a 2015, Toby Industry Choice Award. Now that it is officially posted on the Teddy Bear and Friends website, I can share it here.  I am over the moon because I know the level of the entries in this competition is world class.  It is a lovely honour to be included with so many of my peers, whom I admire, and to share these pictures with you.  I hope you enjoy them.  If you would like to see a complete list of all the winners, click here .

 
 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

BEATRIX ORNAMENTS ON EBAY

I have just listed these two ornaments on Ebay tonight for three days.  You can see them by clicking
here  or the Ebay Listings link in the margin of this blog.  You can see the second ornament in the scrolling Auctiva bar on the page of which ever one you are viewing.  Thanks for peeking!

Benjamin Bunny



 The Flopsy Bunnies

Monday, December 8, 2014

JASPER PEMBROKE

I'm pleased to introduce my Christmas bear, Jasper Pembroke.   Jasper is 5 inches tall and is hand sewn, using hand dyed, smoky gray, German Shulte mohair.   He is stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot and his tummy is a little squishy. Since his mohair is hand-dyed, his fur has slight variations in tone.  He is fully disc-jointed, with amber German glass eyes and wool felt  paw pads.  Jasper has a sparse waxed nose and is shaded with permanent fabric paint, for a vintage look.  His fur has been aged and distressed, so he is missing tiny spots of mohair.  Jasper is wearing a removable,  cream wool scarf and matching toque, decorated with matching silver snowflakes. He fits nice into his cream, wool mitten, which is trimmed with gray fur.   Jasper comes with a tiny, red bottle brush tree, decorated with a bit of glitter, and a Christmas sign. The mitten has a silver ribbon on it,  so it can be displayed on the wall.   I will offer layaway of three months for Jasper. I ship UPS to most places in North America and Small Package Air, to Western Europe.  Shipping is $20.00.  Please don't hesitate to email me, if you have any questions. 
SOLD