Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas

Well at last Christmas is here.  It has been a difficult year with very few bears made.  Next year I am determined it will be different.  Anyway, I am just going to see how it goes but as soon as the weather gets a little warmer I will be back in my studio in the garden which is my favourite place but in the meantime I am hoping to change the spare bedroom into a winter hideaway where I can start some new projects.  I will include photo's of my studio and what I make there once I have tidied up and given it a fresh lick of paint and  some pretty touches such as curtains that I have been meaning to make.

Wishing all my friends in the craft world a very Merry Christmas and Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Benson Bears

I have just entered myself into Benson Bears superb giveaway.  I have been an admirer for many years, her work is exceptional.  Please see the link below and perhaps pop along to her wonderful blog.

http://bensonbears.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/to-make-up-for.html

Monday, 6 August 2012

Craftseller Magazine

I have just bought the latest issue of Craftseller magazine it is full of wonderful useful tips on pricing and selling your crafts.  This month's issue comes with a free magazine all about Pinterest and using it to help market your craft business.  Every month there are wonderful items to make and sell.


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Essential Bears

Essential Bears are having a giveaway - please pop along and leave a comment to be in with a chance to win  a gorgeous miniature bear.
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This is the link:


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nTA0FM609Vg/UAhmy8SqFQI/AAAAAAAACs8/VAL62rJdm40/s320/pic1.jpg

Monday, 16 July 2012

Photography

At last I have managed to get around to buying a light cube, no lights for it yet but a light cube nonetheless.  I am amazed at what a difference it has already made to my pictures.  Here are a few examples.





Friday, 22 June 2012

What I have been making this week.

I have rested more sore fingers from bear making for a couple of days and made some needle cases, I used Tilda fabric which is one of my favourites and a bear picture that was drawn for me by a lovely lady from the USA going by the name of Patti's Paw Prints.  She drew one of my bears for me many years ago and I have it frame with pride of place in my studio and have at last decided to actually use it as I intended.

I have also been using my Japanese linen that I have hung on to for quite sometime and made a few more needle cases with matching pin cushions.  I will be offering these for sale on my new website soon plus taking them with me to the teddy bear shows.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

What a great day!

At last I have attended a show with only my bears.  I used to offer fabric and accessories for mini bear makers but decided to give this up.  I have never just had my bears at a show before and I was very nervous.  Had a lovely day at Stratford Teddy Bear Event met some lovely people and caught up with old friends.  Will be booking more fairs, I have got the bug again!!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Just a quick update and a couple of piccies of bears that will be with me at Stratford Teddy Bear Event tomorrow.




Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Stratford Teddy Bear Event

I have been so busy just lately making bears for Stratford Teddy Event where I will be exhibiting this weekend. I will post some piccies of the bears that will be available tomorrow.  So excited I have been in my studio from 7.30 most mornings busy sewing.  I wish I had more time ideas are just coming to me at the moment, lots more bears to make but I think I need to concentrate on labelling, pricing and painting stands.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Dresses on Etsy.

I have been busy making little dresses for approx. 5" bears and they are now available on Etsy, there will be a lot more to follow.

Here is the link:-



Two New Bears

I have listed two brand new bears in my Etsy shop.
The first is Poppy she is approx. 5" tall.  For more details of each bear please pop along to my Etsy shop.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92693669/poppy-a-5-12-bear-mohair

And also we have Ben approx. 5" in height
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92693944/ben-a-5-bear-mohair?ref=v1_other_1

Monday, 6 February 2012

Friday, 3 February 2012

Noodles 7" Panda





This is Noodles a 7" Panda made from Black and Ivory dense lush mohair, he is fully jointed and has black glass eyes with a little shading to define that soulful expression.  He has been weighted with steel shot and firmly filled with polyester filling.  He is one of my favourite designs so far.  The adoption fee is £60.00 plus postage, message me if you would like to give him a new home.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Been Busy Selling on Facebook

Hi everyone, Have been really busy selling off bits and pieces on this wonderful new page on Facebook here is the link, please pop along when you have a chance there are many bear artists selling their extra mohair and other craft supplies it's great fun and you make new friends along the way:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/361895097170641/

Thursday, 26 January 2012

My Web Site

I have decided to not renew my website, it seemed to be getting more expensive each year and didn't work as promised.  I am also having second thoughts on Ebay it just costs an absolute fortune.  You pay one huge bill and then it seems within days you get another.

I prefer Etsy at the moment and think I will build it up over the year to see how it goes.

Selling off lots of mohair

I have been selling off lots of mohair on a brilliant new page on Facebook.  I will try to put a link here for you to pop along and have a look at, if you are not a member now then please join, it is great fun lots of bear makers are selling off their private stash's at brilliant prices including me.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/361895097170641/


Friday, 13 January 2012

I had to share this piccie with you, found it while I was having a look at Pinterest.  Have you had a look yet, I recommend that you do.  You will find lots of inspiration for your crafts and home.

The most beautiful craft room in the world.


This must be the most wonderful craft room in the world, I would love to be able to work in a space this beautiful.   This picture is from elfenpulver.blogspot.com, I highly recommend this blog it is a wonderful read with so many beautiful photo's.  

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event

I have just been invited to attend The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event to be held in November 2012.  This is the first fair I have booked for this year and hope to attend a couple more.  I will only be taking my bears so this will give me the opportunity to concentrate on my bears, I have never just taken bears to a fair before so this is quite exciting.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Hi I have just stumbled across a brilliant blog, it contains lots of pictures of wonderful craft rooms mostly for cardmakers and scrapbookers but they are quite inspirational.  If you have a couple minutes I recommend you have a look I am really nosey and love to see where other people create.  The blog is craftystorage.blogspot.com, the above is just one example.

Crafters Craft Rooms

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

My First Blog Ever!!!







For those that are not familiar with my bears I have included a few of my favourite bears I have made in recent months.