Monday 27 February 2012

Winter now on

Winter is now on HERE

I really do hope he finds a home. He is far more white and twinkly in reality! He has FREE postage and packaging too and is much lower priced than he was originally on my website.

The penny has finally dropped as to why you don't see many white bears.....they are a devil to photograph! Black bears too, which is a shame as both are such wonderful colours for bears. I really must get to grips with photographing the bears. Once my workroom is finished (at some point!) I would like to have an area that is always ready and set up to go for taking photos of new bears as they are created. Many a teddy bear artist has to contend with getting the lighting right or waiting for a bright day outside! Setting up of lights and backdrops, adjusting camera settings, posing the bears........cats walking into the frame. It's all very time consuming!

Anyway, I digress. Hope you will pop along and visit Winter's auction. He's on ebay until the 4th March.

Thanks for stopping by and I really do love your comments!

Hugs, Sarah x

Friday 17 February 2012

I'm loving etsy!

For some time now I've wanted to put the bears and animals on etsy. I've always loved the look of it and thought it to be such a great vehicle for us artists to showcase our work.

Well, I rolled up my sleeves and forged ahead and almost all the bears and animals are on there! Winter and Forest are yet to go on there, as I want to take better photos. Their photos have never done them justice. I spent many hours on Forest's collar with the beading and machine stitching and it just doesn't show up well enough. Cookie the mini bear is on there, BUT, he may appear on ebay. I'm still thinking about that one!

The photos on etsy are lovely and big! I must remember that when I get around to re-doing my website. I seem to give my website a makeover once a year these days!

Anyway, have a lovely weekend everyone. I hope the sun shines again like it did today!

Hugs, Sarah x

Friday 3 February 2012

First Ellie 'Elliott' available!

At long last I can show you Elliott! The very first elephant from me!

It took a lot of fiddling around to try and get good photos of him and to be honest, I'm not overly pleased with these either, but I thought I would let him make a sneak preview, before he appears on my website.

I'm really pleased with how he turned out.

His brief details are:

12 inches tall (to the top of the pom poms on his hat, which is removeable)
Schulte German viscose (greyer than it appears in the photo)
Handpainted eyes in a warm brown
Seriously cute blue elephant fabric for his hat and ruff (removeable), all the way from Thailand!

£120.00 + p&p.

If you would like him to softly pad his way to your home before he appears on my website, get in touch at

Hope you like him!

Hugs, Sarah x