Monday, 27 August 2012

Christmas Treasures and Happy ....

Hi, I am very happy to tell you I have been accepted for the Christmas Treasures Online Show held at Teddies Worldwide.

I (and 74 other bear artists :) will have between 5 and 10 brand new creations made especially for the show. There is also a gifts under $75 category for bear related gift items :)

I have started sewing already and I am hoping to have the full ten bears and a few gift items.  I know what I will be doing with all my time between now and November *grins*

Also, I have just listed Happy on Bear Pile, he is in the "just born" section at the moment.

I really enjoy doing these open mouth smiley faces !!

Be back tomorrow (I hope) as yesterday was my birthday and I received some lovely mohairy goodness from Steiff :)
See you then with lots of photos !!

Monday, 20 August 2012


I have been super efficient (well.... for me anyway :)  and I have listed Blueberry on Bear Pile.

I am hoping to be allowed to post my lion tomorrow :)
Back soon ...... :)

Sunday, 19 August 2012


This weekend, I have been busy with bears :)

I have cut out a double neck jointed bear in a lovely caramel/tipped with brown mohair and another bear in a long blonde/dark blonde tipped mohair and I am just about to cut out a cute little mouse in a long sassy and another in cream viscose.

My rabbit and owl in the white alpaca, that I cut out earlier in the week are all sewn up and ready for stuffing and I have had a photo session with some other bears to get them onto Bear Pile. 

I also took some better photos of Jonquil, who has been on Bear Pile already but the more I looked at her original photos the less I liked them. I somehow managed to make the poor girl look like a hunchback lol.

Anyway, here are some of the photos I took, The yellow girl  above is Jonquil ( in the repost section of Bear Pile), the red and white girl is Rosemary (in the just born section on Bear Pile) and BlueBerry and Happy (open mouth bear) will be there later this week  :)

I also have to remember to order some wool stuffing from Gerry's this week. The five kg I bought in April is just about gone !! My poor bears will be flat rather than fat if I don't do it soon lol.

Also, a shameless plug *blushes* .... the URSA Awards are still open for the final round of voting... please see the link in the sidebar... my entry is Earl Grey.  Only pick your favourite in this round and vote for the bear you would like to see win  :) 
Thanks to everyone who has already voted, no matter who you voted for... without people voting the awards would not exist !!!

See you next time - I should have a lion to show you then :)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

URSA Awards Round two.....

Hi again !!
I have been a little quiet on the bear making front for the past two weeks. After a couple of "in person" shows and the Friends of Teddy on line show, I took a little time off to try to improve my knitting (7 beanies and an almost finished jumper later lol) and to try some Polymer clay sculpting. Now I am back to the bears :) 

This morning I finished a new lion (sorry, no photos yet) and I have cut out a new owl baby and a new rabbit out of some lovely white long alpaca.

I also got some great news last week.... Earl Grey has made it into the final round of the 2012 URSA Awards.
This means he has won either a first, second or third but I don't know which :)
Now it is time for the second round of voting - instead of casting a vote in every category, this time you can look at all the finalists and pick just one to vote for.
The link in the sidebar will take you straight there :)

Now I am going back to sewing, have to see if I can get some done before I get nagged  reminded about dinner ;)