Friday, November 9, 2018

CHRISTMAS SHOW NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 14th

I have finally pinned down a date for my November bear show.  It will be open on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 pm EST through to Friday, November 16th at 6:00 pm  I hope you can join me.  I have finally managed to get a few pieces made even though my arm and shoulder continue to give me issues.  I will be sending out emails to my customers and I will post a reminder, closer to the date, but I hope you will mark it on your calendar and hope to see you there.  Thanks for dropping by.


Friday, September 14, 2018

BENJAMIN BUNNY

I am happy to have a miniature Benjamin Bunny finished and ready for sale.  I at a point that I don't know if I will be making bears, after the new year.  I am having recurring issues with my hands and arm and I don't want to get to a point where these thing are permanent.  I have been making bears for 25 years and would like to explore other art forms.  I will be having a sale in early November, and see where things lead in the new year.

Benjamin Bunny is very tiny at just 3 1/3 inches tall and he is made from hand painted, German mohair.  He is hand painted with many layers of permanent fabric paints and is fully jointed, with German amber glass eyes.  He is stuffed with excelsior and tiny steel shot and has molded wool felt ears and ultra suede foot pads.  Benjamin has a removable,  hand made ultra suede jacket with hand made gold buttons.   His tiny shoes are made from wood and leather.  Benjamin carries a red blanket and an onion (made from limo).  Benjamin was made to fit inside his collectible box, which has been aged and has his picture on the front.   Postage is $20.00 by UPS to most places in North America and by Small Packet Airmail to Europe.   Prices are in U.S. dollars.  Please don't hesitate to email me, if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by.

SOLD



   







Wednesday, August 29, 2018

TWO NEW PIECES

I am offering two new pieces of needle felted work, I have really enjoyed the summer, with no deadlines and pressure.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.  Thanks for stopping by.

1.  The King of Everything is a little bluebird, wearing a regal crown and sitting on an antique wooden childs block with the initial K for king.  The blue bird is 3 inches long and 1 3/4 inches tall and the entire pice is 4 inches tall.  The bluebird is secured to the block with thread but can be removed by snipping the thread.  Shipping is $20.00 by UPS to most places in North America and to Europe by Small Air Packet.

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2.  The Curious Fox.  This little fox is wired for simple posing.  He is is approximately 3 1/2 inches long by 2 1/4 inches tall.  He is completely needle felted out of raw wool over a wire armature, allowing him to pose in simple ways   He has onyx eyes and nylon whiskers and he comes with his red metal wagon.

SOLD





Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WASHBOARD UNION VIDEO RELEASE

The new Washboard Union video that our grandson was in is now up on Youtube.  It's really fun and the band has been nominated for three Canadian Country Music Awards - Best Group, Best Album and Roots Artists of the Year.  They are an amazing band and we are really happy and proud for our grandson, that he was able to be part of this video.  To see the video click this LINK


From the Band:  Our brand new single "Feel Like That" is now available everywhere and so is our new official video produced by Joel Stewart.. Check it out!  Coolest kids ever!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

A GREAT EXPERIENCE!

I haven't posted pictures of our grandson, Corson, in quite a while,  because he is growing up and I didn't want to embarrass him.  He's been a busy fella,  finishing his first year of high school, trying to build a career in modelling and doing a bit of acting on the side.  Yesterday, he had an amazing opportunity through his agency, to film a music video with a wonderful Canadian country music band, The Washboard Union, from British Columbia.  We were so fortunate, because they were filming in a tiny town about 10 minutes from where we live.  We weren't familiar with the band, but are amazed by their wonderful harmonies and their talent and their kindness.   Corson and two other boys, had a fabulous time making the video and even though it was a very long 12 hour day in stifling heat, the crew and the band were such fun and made the boys feel very comfortable.  They had a great experience and got lots of souvenirs and can't wait for the video to be released, in about a month or so.  Corson's comment was "I loved every minute of it".    Best of all for us, we got to see him during the filming on set.  Here are a few pictures and a huge "THANK YOU" to everyone involved.

Waiting to film



Getting some fluids - it was  hot!
                                    


Taking a break



Chilling between takes



Setting up in the park



Checking equipment 



New friends




Corson and the band members



    
A post from The Washboard Union's Instagram account
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Monday, June 11, 2018

BRISTOL TEDDY AWARDS

I am very honoured to have been awarded a Bristol Award, at the Woburn Abbey Bear Show in Woburn, England, on Saturday night.  Hazel and Harriet are extremely chuffed to have been selected in the Here Comes the Circus category.




Four other pieces were awarded Exceptional Awards, so it was a wonderful experience!


Winter Bunny, based on a Beatrix Potter sketch


Peter Pan, based on James Barrie's book
                                             


The Easter Bunny



 Miniature Peter Rabbit, based on Beatrix Potter's book.

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