Tuesday 28 August 2007

Sneaky Peak

Thought I would let you have a peak of my latest bear that will be going with me to my next fair 'Totally Teddies' in Loughborough on the 9th September.

Really pleased with how he has turned out. It was my first time with plush. Its very soft and silky and so different to mohair! It's always nice to be able to use something different for a change. At first I thought 'not keen on plush', then when I saw how he had turned out I thought I might give it another go, which is what I am doing now!

It's also my first time doing a sculpted nose. I started to do my usual stitched nose and just couldn't get it right, so had a go with clay! I didn't want anything too fussy and I feel it works well with him.

Well........must get back to the next bear, which I am just about to cut out. Going to head to my Mums re-rehabilitation flat to do some of the sewing. She's in there getting physio after a very long stay in hospital. To say its been a worrying, stressful time is an understatement! Fingers crossed she improves.

Will hopefully post more news soon. It's been 'Mostly Mum' lately.

Wednesday 8 August 2007


Here's Cottontail that was my entry for Teddy Bear Scene's 'Reader's Choice Awards 2007'. I doubt I have been nominated as Paula Carter of 'All Bear' has announced on her Blog that she is a nominee in the 'Bare Bears' category (well done Paula!). Cottontail was my entry for the 'Furry Friends' category and as I haven't heard anything and the magazine is out tomorrow publicising the nominees, I think I must have missed out this time. There's always next year!
Well I'm now off to get a coffee! Just finished another bear, so great time to get the kettle boiling.
Toodle pip, for now!

Long time no Blog

It's been a long while since I 'blogged' mainly because I have swapped Blog host and am just getting to grips with this new one and taking forever to decide on its style and also because I am making bears for the Totally Teddies bear fair on September 9th in Loughborough (Eeek!). Plus I'm still re-doing my website from scratch! There's also the fact we are hunting for our new home still. We've been looking for a year and our house is practically sold (Stress!). Oh and my mother's back in hospital yet again. So a lot of juggling going on lately and I'm not a juggling person! So bear with me! Will post again soon!