Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Samuel Bickers is my last bear of 2012 to be looking for a home.  I gave him a new photo shoot tonight, because I thought he deserved to be showcased.   I am offering him at a 10% discount, hoping he has a forever home for Christmas.

Samuel is 6 1/3 inches tall, and made from hand dyed blue, German semi distressed mohair that has been gently aged and distressed.  My biggest problem was getting all the photos the same tone, due to the poor lighting late this evening.  The truest colored photos are the first three.  Samuel is stuffed firmly with excelsior and gently weighted with stainless steel shot.  He has amber German glass eyes, a sparse waxed nose and permanent shading on his face, ears and paws.  Samuel's paw pads are wool felt that has been aged and distressed, allowing some excelsior to show through.

Samuel wears a little jacket, made from cream cotton.  It has been aged and distressed and fastens at the neck with a snap and a silk ribbon.  It is decorated with a tiny copper disc that has a honey bee etched on it and it is removable.   Samuel Bickers is named for my great grandfather whose last name of Bickers, means "bee keeper".

Monday, December 3, 2012


I have had fun, making a sweet Santa bear, Niklas.  I love making themed bears and white/cream bears are one of my favourites.  I hope you enjoy the pictures,

Niklas is 6 1/3 inches tall, made from semi distressed creamy white, German Mohair, that has been gently aged so he is missing tiny spots of fur.  He is fully disc jointed, stuffed firmly with traditional excelsior and gently aged with stainless steel shot.  He has a waxed nose, German glass eyes and shading with permanent fabric dye on his eyes nose, ears and paws.  Niklas's paw pads are made from wool felt and have also been distress, so bits of excelsior show throw through, to add to his vintage style.

Niklas wears a Santa hat, made from antique red mohair and trimmed with denser white mohair.  It is held on my elastic and is removable. He comes with the picture of old St Nicholas mounted on basswood and decorated with glitter.   Niklas is an original design, made by me, Brenda Power.  He will come with a signed hang tag and is a collectible, not meant for children.

Shipping for Niklas is $15.00 by UPS to most places in North America.  Shipping to Europe is $15.00 by Small Packet Air and comes with $100.00 insurance.  Customers from other countries, pleas email me for a shipping quote.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. Thanks for taking time to stop by for a peek!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


I have just listed three miniature wooden rocking toys in my Etsy shop.  They are on sale, hoping to find homes for Christmas.  They'd love it if you stopped by for a peek.  Thanks for stopping by :o)