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.**
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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.**

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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!