Teddies Worldwide

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

A New Year and a New Design...

















The process of designing something new, for me, can vary wildly- sometimes I get an idea and I rush to bring it to life, and it can be a matter of a day or two before I've finished it. Other ideas can take a bit longer- I have a few pieces that remain half finished for a week, month or few years:) because I've hit a creative block and I'm waiting for the right mood or idea to finish it. Then there's the ideas I've sketched out into one of my 'idea books' which sometimes stay there for years before I pick the book up on a whim, flick through and find something that speaks to me in that moment.
Thennnnn there's those pieces that remain in my head for days, weeks, months or even, as with this case- years- before I'm brave enough to tackle them:) Sometimes it's because the idea isn't quite there yet, but often it's because I am intimidated by the idea of such new pattern shapes. Like with my Hippo, squirrel, and this little guy, a Pug puppy:)
I've wanted to make a Pug or French Bulldog or similar type dog for so long, but the idea of such a different head shape kept making my head spin. Well round New Years Day I sat down and told myself it's time..... I've made this pattern up twice now, in both mohair and viscose, and I'm loving it! As is usual with designs I've put off forever, I want to make more more more!
So exciting to start the New Year with a completely new design! Basil sits about 4" tall, is sewn from distressed viscose, and is filled with pure wool and glass sand so he's just a teeny bit weighty in your hand. Here's to more adventure and new faces for us all for 2015!



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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures Preview





The Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures Online Show preview has begun! As always there's some fabulous pieces to drool over and get us all excited for the main event which starts on November 21st ( or early 22nd in my neck of the woods )
Here's my little offering, Sugar Plum Fairy, which I hope captures the preview theme "Sparkle and Shine" -right up my alley! She's made from vintage long pile, with a silk tulle tutu sprinkled with Swarovski crystals, a silver tiara and a crystal topped fairy wand.
As always, you can vote for your favourite piece- and it's a hard decision as always!:)

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Getting Ready for Woodend!






Boy how fast has this year flown? October already and won't be long before it's Christmas! Before then though, two shows for me- one close(ish!) to home, at Woodend, and the online Christmas Treasures show run by Teddies Worldwide.
At the moment I am hard at work on new creations for Woodend- here's a sneak peek of a few of them- as you can see they need a wee bit of work yet!:) A giant Panda...an elephant...a bunny... A pink koala.....a kangaroo, even a squirrel will hopefully be part of the lineup on my table, fingers crossed!:)


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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Chloe











I'd like to introduce you to my new bunny, Chloe! I've been loving the distressed viscose fabric lately, such pretty colours and unique texture. Chloe is a bit of a giant for me, standing at 6" not including her ears, and she's wearing a little lace vest made from lace I found in Paris, real genuine antique French lace.... I always feel like I've struck gold when I find it!:)
Chloe is listed on Bearpile, http://www.bearpile.com/item/88683

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Finis!













I'm loving this new design body, even if I do say so myself!:)
In honour of Spring, I've named this little girl Blossom, and she's now available on Bearpile:)

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Work in Progress




Bears have taken a back seat for quite a few weeks now- only time to squeeze a little sewing in now and then, sadly. Hopefully things are a little less hectic now and I'll be able to finish off some of the poor little creatures who've been waiting patiently for me to return to my workbench:)
Here's one of them- this little one has a very different body shape, with bent arms and legs, a big pot belly and cute chubby cheeks. I can't wait to get back downstairs and figure out how to dress her:)

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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Teddies Worldwide Online Show now open!



















Thought you might like to see my Teddies Worldwide online show pieces... The theme is Teddy and Friends on Vacation, and I created some new critters I've never attempted before- including a kangaroo, koala, seahorse and mermaid.
There's some wonderful creative pieces in the show, do pop by before it's closed and check it out! The way many artists have interpreted the theme is terrific, so many brilliant ideas!

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