Wednesday 26 March 2008

Website Weary

I'm having some rather long days (ok they 'feel' long) redesigning my site. I'm keen to move on and start ordering some mohair and sewing again. I always have to get one thing out of the way and be happy with it before moving on. I'm not one for juggling lots of tasks, though of course life can have other ideas!

I shall plough ahead, then I can drool over the lovely sample pack sent to me from BearBasics. It's beautifully put together and even arrived in its own ring binder! I'm keen to order some longer pile mohairs, as it's great to see how a bear thats been created from a short pile looks with a longer pile.

No beary photo to post so I'll show you the view from our living room, when it snowed for Easter!

Friday 21 March 2008

Alfie Ear Update

Just for you Babs!

Alf's ear is now as good as it is going to get. We now affectionately call him 'Curly', due to the new shape of his ear!

In the consulting room on his last check up at the vets, he had a go at getting on everyones shoulders. He had a sit on Robert's and mine, but the lady vet politely declined due to the fact she wasn't as padded up as Robert and me!

We popped into my Mum's house on the way back to feed her cats and thought we would have a go at introducing Alfie to them. They were all incredibly good. Alfie would hiss now and again if one got too close, but I was quite taken aback at how well it went. Hopefully when we have Mum's four cats live with our three, it will go relatively smoothly!

New Website on Way!

I've not blogged too much lately as I'm in the process of re-designing my website. Just a few more pages to do, then I can upload it. I'm so indecisive, it's a good job I do my own!

I will return to blog again another day. x

Thursday 6 March 2008

What else?

As well as being a teddy bear artist, I also paint murals for our local museum.

This one is of a woad mill. I love the blue against the white wall, reminds me of delft tiles. When the exhibition is over it will be painted out in white emulsion :0( At least I have photos to look back at!

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Custard and Alfie news

Custard is on his way to the USA. I worry so much about them travelling all that way! The relief when I know they've got there! Daft isn't it?

I'm still working on a bear that I've made from crushed vintage velvet in green. My Robert said it reminds him of a smoking jacket. I see his point. He's all done apart from having his ears sewn on, so at the moment he sits there listening to silence. He's a long time in creation as I've been sourcing the right materials for a garland around his neck. He's forest inspired, so I've got ivy leaves and I'm waiting for some great acorns to be delivered which I have just purchased from ebay. Rather than sit and twiddle my fingers I'll make a start on another bear.

Alfie news!

Alfie had his second check up on his ear at the vets yesterday evening. The drain wasn't really working well enough, so it was took out (this is where I let Robert hold him and I stood behind him until it was done!). We now have to keep the two holes open with bathing, so it continues to drain. Anyone feeling lightheaded yet? I shall have to give it a go on my own as its a long while until Robert gets home each day. I don't mind the bathing bit, its the holding him at the same time! Anyway, I'm off to give it a go. Wish me luck.