Sunday, April 20, 2014

HAPPY EASTER!

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter Weekend, with family and friends. Enjoy!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BETHANY THE EASTER BEAR

I am happy to introduce my latest bear - Bethany.  She likes to play dress up and pretend she is the Easter Bunny.  Bethany is is 6 1/4 inches tall and made from white semi-distressed, German mohair that has been slightly distressed and aged.  Bethany is firmly stuffed with excelsior and weighted with stainless steel shot.  Her face, paws and ears are shaded with permanent fabric paints and he has German amber eyes and a sparse waxed nose.  Bethany has aged wool felt paw pads, with tiny holes showing the excelsior poking through.

     Bethany comes with a small, vintage German paper mache Easter egg/candy container, which is home to her friend, the little feather chick.  The egg is 3 1/3  inches x 2 1/2 inches and as it is vintage, it is not in perfect condition.  It has a few wrinkles on the graphics and a bit of discoloration on the edging.  Bethany also comes with her Easter sign, 4 1/2' x 3 ", handmade from Basswood and decorated with a reproduction of a vintage easter card.

     Bethany wears a bunny hat, that is made from the same mohair,  lined in cream silk and ties with mauve organza ribbon.  Two vintage cream flowers decorate the sides, when the ribbon is attached.  The hat has wool felt ears that are wired for posing and Bethany is 8 1/ 3 inches tall, when wearing the hat.  Bethany has a tiny, metal,  hand made bunny charm attached to her.  It was hard to get a good photo of it as it is both tiny and glossy.  Bethany and her chick, is designed and made by me, and will come with a signed hang-tag.  It is an adult collectible and is not suitable for children.

I hope you enjoy her pictures.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

**PLEASE NOTE,  SHIPPING BY UPS TO MOST PLACES IN NORTH AMERICA WILL NOW BE $20.00 AS THE RATES HAVE INCREASED CONSIDERABLY IN THE PAST YEAR.   MAIL TO EUROPE WILL REMAIN AT $15.00.**
SOLD

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

MINIATURE ROCKING TOYS ON EBAY

 I have decided to list these miniature rocking toys on Ebay tonight, to see what the site is like these days, since I haven't ventured there in a very long time.  The auctions will finish on Thursday, Feb. 27th.   Both of these rocking toys are made from basswood and are designed and hand made by me.  They are suitable for bears and dolls in the 4-4 1/2 inch range.  The auctions are only for the rocking toys, not the bear or the doll.  They are only shown as a demonstration of how they look, sitting in the toys. Thanks for peeking and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

 You can view the bunny rabbit auction by clicking here.

You can view the rocking swan auction by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

MISS POLLY GREENLY

 I am pleased to introduce Miss Polly Greenly.  She is one of my largest size bears, standing 7 1/2 inches tall.  She is made from longer, pink and cream, German Mohair that has been slightly distressed and aged.  Polly is firmly stuffed with excelsior and weighted with stainless steel shot.  Her face, paws and ears are shaded with permanent fabric paints and she has German amber eyes and a sparse waxed nose.  Polly has aged wool felt paw pads, with tiny holes showing the excelsior poking through.

     Polly wears a hand smocked, cream organza dress, decorated with ribbon roses and a vintage style, crocheted bonnet.  Both the dress and bonnet are removable and are designed and made by me.

      Polly also likes to play dress up.  In the lower pictures, wears a removable, hand dyed, wool felt clown collar and hat, decorated with tiny vintage bells.

    Shipping is $20.00 by UPS to most places in North America.  Overseas shipping will usually ship for $20.00.

     **You may choose which costume you prefer for $210.00 or both outfits for $225.00.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and thank for stopping by.**
SOLD

First Outfit


Second Outfit


Polly Undressed


Monday, January 27, 2014

FIRST WEE BEAR OF THE NEW YEAR - CAPTAIN BARNABAS AND HIS SWAN

I don't do many tiny bears anymore - my hands won't let me, but every once in a while I get the urge and I just have to make one.  This is Captain Barnabas and his Swan Rocker.  Captain Barnabas is 3 1/4 inches tall and made from cream mini German mohair and he is a centre seam bear.  He is fully disc-jointed, with German glass amber eyes, and a sparse waxed nose.  Captain Barnabas is aged and distressed to look like an old bear and is stuffed with excelsior and steel shot.  He wears a hand-dyed,  black cotton sailor jacket that has also been aged and distressed - it is removable.

The swan rocker is hand made from basswood, carefully assembled and has been aged, to look like an antique.  It has German glass eyes and has been finished with a very light coat of wax, to protect the wood.  The bear and swan were both designed and handmade by myself, and they will come with a signed hang-tag.  I love to emulate the toys of years gone by.  These are both collectibles and not suitable for children.  If you have any questions about this set, please don't hesitate to email me.  I hope you enjoy looking a the pictures and thanks for stopping by!

**PLEASE NOTE,  SHIPPING BY UPS TO MOST PLACES IN NORTH AMERICA WILL NOW BE $20.00 AS THE RATES INCREASED IN JANUARY.  MAIL TO EUROPE WILL REMAIN AT $15.00.**

SOLD

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Wishing everyone a wonderful Happy New Year and a prosperous 2014.  Our big evening consisted of me, curled up in my pjs, watching the last two movies of the Harry Potter series with Neil, as I have acquired a miserable case of the flu.  I'm heading into day 6, hoping for any improvement and crossing fingers and toes that I don't pass it on to Neil.   Have a great New Year's Day, everyone!