Teddies Worldwide

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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Saturday, 17 May 2014

















So, now I'm coming back down to earth and trying to knuckle down and be productive... Easier said than done, which I'm sure you can well relate to!:) For some reason I've been inspired to try some needle felting. Now, like many I'm sure, I've had felting supplies for many years... Always intending on having a go but not really achieving much... So I thought this time when I give it a go, if I put pics up on my blog, it might push me to actually finish something!:-D
Whether my plan works or not is another thing, but here is one of my experiments so far. Not perfect of course, learning new techniques usually doesn't result in perfection first time out does it?:) But I'm encouraged enough to plug away and have another go- or two:)
I had already redesigned my head pattern a little, to reduce the snout area to allow for the felting, but I soon discovered to get the depth in the mouth that I was hoping for, I needed to remove yet more snout from the mohair parts. So, another head was sewn up and felted snout begun- only to have the mohair backing fray away, meaning my second head had to be tossed....
In front of me now I have another snoutless mohair head, with extra fray stopping on the face seams, waiting to be stuffed.. Wish me luck!:)
(Please forgive the not-quite-focused pics, I took them for my own entertainment not intending to post them, but I thought someone might find them interesting even if they aren't perfect- sort of like my felting attempts in general! lol)

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