Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Well Miss Millie is on her way to Virginia, to her new mom, Lauren Corbin and Master James is on his way to Louise Peers, and becoming a UK citizen.  A massive thank you to everyone - I really appreciate your kindness.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


My first two bears for this year are destined to have a purpose - if you would like to know more about them, just email me at:   Thanks for dropping by!

1.  MASTER JAMES TENNYSON:  Master James is 5 1/4 inches tall and almost 7 inches tall with his top hat on.  He is made from hand dyed dense red Shulte Mohair, which has been aged and distressed.  He is fully disc jointed, with wool felt paw pads a sparse waxed nose and black German glass eyes.  His face, ears, and paws are shaded with permanent fabric paint, for a vintage look.  His fur has been aged and distressed, with tiny bits of fur missing.  Master James wears a hand made, black velvet top hat, held on with black organza ribbon, with is removable.    He comes with his fabric Valentine pin cushion, decorated with a Valentine Graphic.   

2.  MISS MILLIE MARSTON:   Miss Millie is 6 inches tall is made from hand dyed, curly black German  mohair and is stuffed firmly with excelsior and stainless steel shot.  Miss Millie is fully disc-jointed, with black German glass eyes, sparse waxed nose and aged beige aged, rexine like paw pads.   She is wearing a removable cotton dress, made from a vintage dolls dress.  It is removable.  She has a tiny red rose on her head, which has been preserved in wax.  Miss Millie is wearing her heard on her sleeve, ( a puffy red heart held on be elastic)  It too, can be removed.  

Sunday, December 24, 2017


I hope everyone has a lovely Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

Thursday, November 23, 2017


I have been working on something entirely different, in the past few weeks.  This is part of a winter scene I am working on.  The squirrel it's sculpted with polymer clay over a wire armature base, and then covered with grey wool, bit by bit.  It measures 1 3/4" long by 1 1/2" tall to the tip of his tail.  The scene will include a second squirrel - it will be fun to see it finished.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Thank you to everyone who dropped by my show. It is appreciated.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


I hope every one had a lovely time, celebrating Canada's 150th birthday!  We spent the afternoon at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival, enjoying the Craft Fair.  We are very proud to live in such a wonderful country!


Thursday, June 22, 2017


In June, there was a lovely new bear show in the UK, called The Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival. It was held at the lovely Woburn Abbey and they also created a competition to go along with it, called  The Alphonso Bear Artist awards and The Alphonso Antique Bear Awards.  There were several categories in each set of awards and they had some of the industry's best artists and Bear business owners as the judges.  Anyway, I was absolutely thrilled to find out that one of my miniature bears won an Alphonso Award, which was awarded to the bear with the highest marks in each category and three other pieces won Judges awards.

 My awards arrived today, along with the fabulous Teddy Bears Magazine they created for the occasion,  and everything is really beautiful - I am truly honoured.   It is always lovely to be recognized by your peers and I am grateful to Hilary Pauley and Daniel Agnew for creating this wonderful new show and this special new competition.