Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Update on Adoptions

Hi all

Just to let you know that the following bears have now been adopted from this page:

Bao Ling

Thank you so much to their new mums!


Monday, 21 May 2007

Hello to All

Well, because this jolly thing won't let me organise the order of my posts, my update on the show etc is below the post with all my available bears on it. So please read that also, it's after all the pics, and also note that all the bears currently on this blog, except for Bilbo are still available for adoption. Please mail me for prices and more pics.



Up for Adoption

This is the gorgeous Bao Ling. This lovely bear is painstakingly felted in merino wools, not my wool of choice but she has turned out so wonderfully. With her very big paws and her lovely texture she is such a sweet bear.
A very unique bear, Charlie is weighted with steel shot and is quite hefty for his 5 inch length. I have devised my own method for weighting felted bears and it has worked so well. He is a very special bear, with lovely brown eyes and gorgeous shading, please feel free to mail me for more pics of this lovely boy.
This baby bear is named Trinket and he comes with this fabulous needle and wet felted pouch. He wears a tassle that matches the two at the bottom of his pouch and everything is felted in complementary plum and pinky shades of corriedale. He is such a wee honey, just look at those big innocent eyes!
Renae is a quirky character. She is very much the individual. Felted over wire she is quite posable in gentle hands and she is dressed in her 'flapper' style dress.
Raggedy Ann was felted for a group challenge. And I am really pleased with our she turned out. Fully dressed with lots of detail and hours of work, I even made her wooly locks by hand.
Blink is a wee lady bug, he is felted mostly in black with his red and black spotted wings on his back. He has grey lines on his belly and the biggest eyes ever. His little antennae really complete his whole appearance as he sits in his red rose ringbox with a long stem.
Glitter is one of the bears in my Handful of Bling range. He is felted in a very unique hand dyed wool in deep purple and pink. He has pink embroidered details and in his belly there is a sweet adornment with wee gems of different colours.
Here we have baby James. He was made to fit this gorgeous crochet outfit which consists of a wee romper and bonnet. He comes with the sweetest little white highchair so do mail me if you are interested in this wee fellow so that I can send you more pics.
Not the best picture of Molly but this little bear is felted in a gorgeous varigated hand dyed wool with blues, pinks, whites etc and has pink limbs etc as well. She is quite different with her paws and muzzle shaped in a new way compared to my other bears. This photo was not taken in daylight so please mail me for better pics, this was just the only one I took with her little balloon in her paws, isn't it cute!!

Mr Funny Pants. What a OOAK furry fellow. With his big baggy pants, his oversized shoes, red nose and colourful wig he surely make quite a funny addition to your bear collection. At about 4 inches tall he is a little bigger than most of my other bears.

This is Danny. He is felted in gorgeous random dyed wools in shades of brown and gold. He comes dressed in his nappy and felted hat, and holding his wee teddy friend. Danny sits in his gorgeous cane pram with 'wrought iron' handles and wheels. Please write for more pics as this little guy is really something special.
This lovely lady is Princess Jewely. She is a deeper plum than the picture shows and is wearing gorgeous jewels. Her necklace is an imitation amethyst with zircon diamonds, set in 18k white gold plating, along with her tiara.
This darling bunny girl is felted in a wool named Fruited Ecstacy and it is a gorgeous blend of pinks, rose reds, oranges and more. A truly gorgeous wool which I imported from the US. She has lovely long ears, sweet short legs and has been shaded with pink for her cheekies and belly button.
Sandy is a sweet bear made with a beach theme. He is wearing a lovely little beach bag and wears a little shell about his neck. This has been tied with a lovely organza and gold ribbon and he is firmly felted in sand coloured corriedale wool.
Tippy is one of my smallest bears, at about 2 inches tall. She is sitting in a converted ring box which is in the shape of a red rose and sits atop a long stem. She has the sweetest shrinky plastic wings which I made myself and embellished with glittery pastels. She is felted in a hand dyed mossy coloured wool and has gold antennae with red beads.

The Show and Bears now Available!!

Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much for all the support that you offered coming up to the show! I really appreciated all the emails and kind words especially in that last week as nerves began to get the better of me!!

The show was, unfortunately, not the high point it could have been. Somehow our little town is becoming less and less interested in bears and handmade items which is really sad. However the show will be under new 'management' next year so I will give it one more go to see if they do a better job with it!

So now I have a number of bears available for my international buyers! I will endeavour to list as many pics on here as I can but I will also try and update my website as time allows.

Thank goodness for my wonderful friend Ruth, gorgeous lady and sculpting goddess!! Her and her hubby made the weekend an event to remember for me and my whole family! Thank you so much Ruth and Jarred!!

I will pop off and load up some pics now!



Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Only Days to Go!!

Wow, it's Tuesday already and on Friday my gorgeous friend Ruth will be arriving to whisk me off to set up for the show!

It really has gone quickly, doesn't seem long since it was 6 mths to go. And surprise of surprises, I was asked how many bears I have for the show today, and I had been aiming for 50. So I went to check how many are on my master list, and lo and behold, I have almost 70!!! How the heck did that happen. Only weeks ago I was lamenting that I only had 40.

Now, I can't say that I have managed to make 30 bears in just a few weeks. I know that I have fished a few older bears out of the dusty boxes where they were banished too, and fixed them up so they are more presentable. Plus there were a few I hadn't counted, but still, I have done really well these last weeks.

The picture above is of Bilbo, he is felted from a really fine wool, I would guess it was Merino as it was awful to felt, but I loved the colours so was worth the work. He turned out so well! One of my new favourites!!

Below is Peaches! Isn't she gorgeous!!! I got this goose egg box and just had to make something super special for it! She is wearing a wee tutu and has the sweetest wee bent limbs. I mixed the wool myself, it has white merino (yes I know, but I used it anyway as it was soooooo nice and white) a gorgeous misty rust, and a peach both hand dyed.

Well, I have lots I could show you but need to go make dinner! I knowww, a mothers work is never done! And I already spent the day vaccuming, mopping and doing laundry! Sheesh!!

Have a great day all



Thursday, 3 May 2007

Nearly 2 weeks to go!!!

I can't belive it's already only two weeks until the show! This last week has flown by.

I have made a few more bears and such, most pleased in particular with some tiny minis I have done to fit into rose shaped ring boxes, They have long stems and everything! :o) These bears, one is a fairy and the other a Bumble Bee, have shrinky plastic wings and beaded antennae. They are only 2 inches tall!

I have also felted another bunny as the first was so popular (Tinsel) So now Ruby joins the ranks as well. At last count I am up to 48 bears, so quite pleased with that!

Just need some sunshine now so I can take some pics!

Well that's me for now.

Catch you again soon