Friday, July 4, 2008


Wow, it's been a long time since my last post! Life just seems to be getting busier and busier, between holidays and babysitting our grandson, especially since he is finished school for the summer. Not much time to make bears! Add to that making a major mistake - I thought it would be faster to make a group of bear at once - NOT!!! I am definitely a one-at-a-time girl! Anyway, since I've not been selling on Ebay since their last group of ridiculous changes, I thought I would list a few bears for sale on my blog. I will leave them up for five days. It will be a first come basis, and I love feedback so if you have any ideas how I could showcase them better, please let me know. Thanks for taking the time to have a peek - enjoy!

1. The first teddy is Emma Rose. She represents all the little girls who like to dress their dolls or teddies and have a little bed to put them in. I found myself thinking a lot about my oldest sister, when making this little teddy. She was a lot older that me, and passed away 13 years ago. One of my most distinct memories of her is her doll, Emma Rose, that she adored and took everywhere with her. The name seemed to fit this teddy, perfectly.

Emma Rose is 4 1/4 inches tall and is made from Shulte mohair, that has been overdyed and distressed, so that she has tiny bald spots. She is fully disc-jointed, has German amber glass eyes and distressed, ultra suede paw pads (wit tiny holes) She is stuffed with excelsior and steel shot and has a lightly waxed nose. Emma Rose is dressed in a hand made, cream antique silk, pleated dress, trimmed with green silk at the hem. She wears an onyx heart on a thread, around her neck and a preserved miniature rose on her head.

Her shaker box is 4 1/2 x 3/1h/2 and has been painted green and then distressed. to look antique. I have decorated the front with a lovely vintage picture of a little girl and her teddy. The inside of the box has a mattress made from a tiny green paisley print, that is decorated with beads. Emma Rose fits snuggly into the box. SOLD

2. My next teddy is Nigel the Sailor. He is 5 inches tall with his hat on and 4 1/4 inches without it. He is made from hand-dyed, semi-distressed, German mini mohair, that has also been aged further, giving him a few tiny bald spots. Nigel is fully disc-jointed, has tiny amber, German glass eyes, distressed ultra suede paw pads and a lightly waxed nose. His face, paws and ears have been lightly shaded for an aged look.

Nigel wears a hand made sailor suit of wool flannel. He has a silk tie and and and had made badge, along with an aged, paper sailor hat. His jacket is removable, but it requires tweezers to undo the buttons. SOLD

3. My next bear Jangles, wears a simple collar, decorated with tiny vintage bells. The collar is removable. Jangles is 5 1/4 inches tall and is made from over-dyed mohair, that resulted in a cinnamon/rust colour. He is also stuffed with excelsior and steel shot, for a vintage feel and is fully disc-jointed. His mohair has been distressed (leaving a few tiny bald patches) and his face, ears and paws are shaded for a vintage look. His leather paw pads are also distressed, with tiny holes. Jangles has black, German glass eyes and a lightly waxed, sparse nose. SOLD