Monday, January 28, 2013

EAMON McDONOGAL

I have just finished a bigger bear - 7 1/3 inches.  I really like this size but it's hard on my arm to stuff them, so I don't make too many.  I hope you like him.

EAMON McDONOGAL is made from hand dyed, antique mohair.  I love how it turned out!  It had some age to to, but I have distressed a wee bit more, exposing small, bald patches he might have had, if he had been loved by a child.  Eamon is 7 1/2 inches tall with amber German glass eyes, sparse waxed nose and distressed, wool felt paw pads.  His is stuffed very firmly with excelsior and weighted with stainless steel shot.  He has a nice feel, when picked up.

Eamon is wearing a hand made cotton jacket, with aged steel buttons.  He is very proud of his Celtic heritage and proudly wears his badge with a celtic symbol, made from etched brass.  His jacket is also aged and distress, with small rips and holes.  The jacket is removable.  Eamon is a collectible and not meant for children.  He is completely designed and made by me, Brenda Power.  His shipping to the continental U.S. is $15.00 by courier and also $15.00 to most places in Europe.  Thanks for dropping by and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.  
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Monday, January 21, 2013

WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO!

When we were waiting for our first grandchild to be born, I went about happily collecting all sorts of things that I thought any child would have to have.  One of the things was a tea set - a girls pink tea set, made in the fashion of the old carnival glass, along with child size silverware.  Ebay was in it's  hayday and I was able to buy a lot of different items, to make up the set.  Most have the same pattern, with the punch bowl and lemonade pitcher having a different one.  I should have waited of course, because our grandchild was a boy - a VERY BUSY boy.  I did buy him a lovely porcelain Peter Rabbit tea set, which we have managed to use a few times without breaking, but pink glass was not for him, lol! 

We are in the process of de-cluttering our house - a job that has been needed for a loooong time, to rid ourselves of the things we no longer need, want or use. Today, I stumbled across the pink glass tea set, and it took me back to a time of excitement and anticipation.  I carefully unwrapped the pieces and couldn't resist setting the table with it.  Some of the pieces have slightly different shades of pink, but it really is darling and just begging for a little girl to appreciate it.  Unfortunately, there will be no little girls in our house, at least in this generation.  I do however, make teddy bears and I also have a small collection of bears, that might enjoy such a fancy tea set.  So, should I keep it or sell it and send it on its way to a new home, with just the right little girl, waiting to have tea with her dolls.  The bears would love it, I'm sure, but it's really a large set, and I have no proper place to display it.   Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated *sigh*.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A NEW YEAR AND TWO NEW BEARS

After a very eventful Christmas and New Years, I finally have some bears ready.  I hope you like them.  If you are interested in either of these pieces, please don't hesitate to email me but I will be away from Friday morning until Sunday evening. I will have my computer with me, but shipping won't be until the beginning of next week.  Shipping is $15.00 by UPS to most of North America and by Small Air Packet, to most overseas areas. Thanks so much for peeking. 

MISS ELSIE ALABASTER:
     Miss Elsie is 6 1/4 inches tall and made from cream, semi-distressed German mohair, that has been gently aged and distressed.  She is fully disc-jointed, stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot, and has German glass eyes, a sparse waxed nose and distressed wool felt paw pads.   Miss Elsie's face, ears and paws are shaded with permanent dyes, for a vintage look.  She wears a rusty red, wool felt clown hat and matching collar, that is decorated with vintage bells and is removable.  It has also been aged.
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MR SIMON HOLMES:
     Simon is 5 1/4 inches tall and is made from short, distressed, cinammon German mohair, that has been gently aged and distressed.  He is fully disc-jointed, stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot, and has German glass eyes, a sparse waxed nose and distressed ultra suede paw pads.   Simon's face, ears and paws are shaded with permanent dyes, for a vintage look. He wears a removable, handmade leather collar, decorated with tiny vintage bells and a paper hat, from sheet music.
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