Sunday, December 20, 2009

A little Jester

Haku is a wobble jointed jester that sits 12cm short.
I have used Ultra Suede for his hat and collar but felt would be just a cute.
A dear friend is making him in green and red for Christmas, can't wait to see him, I'll pop a picture up for you to.
Available from Bear Essence and Teddys Bits as a pattern or Kit or contact me for a email version.


My newest pattern is Dayce. She is a sleepy wobble jointed bear with her very own chicken pillow so she can rest her tired head on.

She is available from Teddys Bits and Bear Essence as a Pattern or Kit or contact me for a email version

Miss Edwina

I would like you to meet Miss Edwina "Cranberry Kissers", the pattern.
I used 4 layers of bone bridal tulle for her skirt and hand painted the lovely rose lace that I found at Lace Cottage in QLD.

I have made a few Miss Edwina's now :0)

The first was the work shop in Melbourne that we called Vintage Miss Edwina. She is still one of my very favorite bears.

A special order for a friend That I called Strawberries & Cream. I lined embossed tulle with pale pink silk and used picket edge ribbon for this sweety.
Miss Edwina Is avabile from Bear essence and Teddys Bits as apattern or Kit, Or contact me for a email version of the pattern.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'm back.

Hi all,
I guess you-all have wondered where I'd gotten too. Well I've been here, but hard at work preparing patterns.
I know by now, that you know, that spelling is not my strong spot. he he he he :o(
So you can imagine just how long it takes me to finish a pattern. Even spell check can't help. Thank God for Ellen, Val, Carol and Kim who keep a close eye on my spelling and good friends like Monica who get a giggle out of it.
So first cab of the rank is 12.5 cm short Twinkel, Trinket's baby sister.
She will be available in the above mohair as a kit or pattern from Bear Essence.
In a shorter but denser mohair (but same great colour) as pattern or kit from Teddy's Bits.
Or you can contact me,
Haku, Dayce and Edwina, just around the corner, have to get them checked before I can print them or email them. :o}

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hi My name is Hoshi and I've been making bears,
OOH for about a week now.
I can pick mohair, that's great fun I also play hide and seek in it,

love too sort flowers, the vintage ones taste really goood.

and I can even pic copic colours.

I really have too keep an eye on the help though.

Quality control is the biggest part of my job.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Miss Edwina Workshop

Here we are 2/3's of the way through October, where do the days go, I wish knew. Mine are a muddle of mohair, ultra suede, velvet flowers and lace. Nice place to be till you look up and see a kitchen full of dishes and dust bunnies that may just carry you off.

I try not to look away from my teddy bear table to often the site is just to frightening. The mohair has such a soothing affect. Much nicer to look at.

At the moment I'm very much in love with Helmbold's 5/8 sparse signature finish in Sand. It's what I used to make Miss Edwina in. All the colours are fab but Old Ivory is spectacular too.

Better go still have to pack the kits for the work shop. I could only get enough lace and antique flowers for ten, ahhhh but what a beautiful ten they'll be. :0]

Monday, October 12, 2009

someone new

I know, I should be working on samples and patterns and workshops and orders-

BUT I just had the urge to try someone new. A bit out of my comfort zone, I never really work with dark backing and i still think he needs a tweak here and there but with Ellie and Sandi giving me loads of inspiration I think he's well on the way.

Now all he needs is a name.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Patterns

I have also been working on some new patterns.

Benny the Jester.

Dimples and Freckles
Picture is of Dimples Freckles is on her way, A Panda.

They will be available through Teddy's Bits, Bear Essence and Me. Early November

look out for :0))

Bangers and Mash, a puppy pair
Biscuits and Cookies , a bunny and bear pair.
and a Kitty -Kat

Miss Holly

Just though it was time to catch up :0)

I've been trying to working like mad, but I keep getting distracted. You see the 2 boy bunnies Russel and Noel that my girls have, have had their second lot of baby bunnies. just toooo cute. I guess this make me a Grandma

This is Holly

I would like to make some more all dressed in their Sunday Best.

And this cutie-pie is Hoshi

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I would like you to meet little

As promised here's some pictures of Trinket.
Look out for her in December's Bear Creations, and you can make your very own little

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I flew all by myself.

I've just come home from a wonderful trip to Melbourne :o)

I went down to teach 3 x 1 day work shops and had an absolute ball. All the lovely girls there always make me feel so much at home. I have found several long lost sister and I'm sure some of us where even separated at birth.
I know its been a while since we're talked but it has been so hectic here.
I have quite a lot of orders that I'm slowly getting through, Then I jetted of to Melbourne, while I was down there I finished The little galls pictured below for "Bear Tails". Their names are "April, May and Baby June".

I'm now working on "Trinket" the baby Elephant for "Bear Creations". I have a show on the 20th of September and still have no bears made for that :o( Then I fly out to Melbourne early November for a "Flakey the Kitten", "Buster the Puppy" and "Edwina" dressed in Sense and Sensibility \ Georgena Style work shops. Fly home Tuesday night and have a show at Mittagong on Sunday the 15Th, and still no bears made :o((

I think I may be a little bit busy!

All this for a person that was afraid to fly by herself. I'm now the jet setting Queen. Even sewing on the plane. So if you don't hear from me for a while you will know where I am. I'll keep popping picture up so you can see what I've been working on.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I guess you've been wondering where I have been for the past week or so. Well, I went to visit my lovely dentist Cal. You see part of my wisdom tooth had decided to fall out,

just great :o\

David said that there's nothing to it, there's a loud pop and out comes the tooth.

Yeah sure :o[

My tooth of course decided to be stubborn and an hour and a half later, a piece of jaw bone the size of a ten cent piece and ten stitches to boot,
I was a very "sad for herself" old bear.
The one good thing, I thought that with such a sore mouth I would not be able to eat any thing and would looooose weight.
Wrong :o(
I could eat ice cream :o))

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

a bearwildered pair

I've been catching up on orders this past week, and need to share this bearwildered pair of friends with you. I've had so much fun making them, that now its hard to part with them. They are for a very special lady that shares my passion for bears as well as chocolate.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

To blonde to be black

The blondest black dog in the world is having a bad week.

Rosie not quite three

Rosie's ear had been worrying her at bit, it was a little itchy. I just thought that she had a mozzie bite or may be a flee bite but when it swelled up to the size of an extra head over night we were of to the vet. It seemed that she had scratched so hard she broke a blood vessel inside her ear and that had formed a hematoma, :'o(

So that afternoon she had it drained. There was so much extra skin that the Vet had to stitch through her ear and hold it in place with ten buttons.

"now she looks like I've been working on her"

Yesterday was Sunday, she went for her daily run with her sister Lillie and when she returned I noticed alot of blood and then the EXTRA whole in her tummy. You could fit your thumb in it though none of us actually tried that. She was in shock and I had to keep pressure on it whilst Davie made an emergency call to the Vet. Dave had done a first aid course so we patched her up with a bandaid instructed by the Vet and shes having another trip to the Vet today.

I think they will reserve a bed for her from now on.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

part 2, its not really pink

Well here she is little Josey ready for the work shop.

She has two out fits because I couldn't work out if she looked better in Peach or Mauve. I'm a peach girl myself, Ellie & Alyssa are mauve girls.

what do you think?
I'm 18cm tall "on my tippy toes"

Monday, July 13, 2009

It's not really PINK,

I was having one of those days, You see I have bipolar, most days my bears & meds keep my head out of those dark places but yesterday I could hardly see the light.
I knew I had to do a bear for an up coming work shop and was trying really hard to create the image that was in my head. The first bear I made was going to be to big for the one day work shop and I had put far to much work in the hat the ladies would have a fit, fun but a fit. So I set the head & hat aside and tried again.
The bear was 20% smaller and as I work my day became brighter.

This little face emerged and lifted my day.

Not the bear I was after for the needle felted hat and jacket work shop. But a real BLESSING she made my day.
So I started the 3rd bear and have most of her finished, all I need to do is her jacket. Will post her in part 2 of "it's not really pink.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

and I was worried about flying

Above is Carol, Fern's finished bear and Fern.
After all that worry I fell asleep on the plane "he he he".
I had a wonderful time. All the girls where lovely and very enthusiastic. Kim from Bear Essence has pictures of every ones finish bears you must go and have a look, It is a whole dance troop of elegantly beautiful ballerinas

Urenda and ME

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

HELP, flying to Melbourne.

Its been over thirty years since I've been in a plane, This old bear likes the safety of her much loved cave. The warmth that comes from making bears in winter. The hope of the new colours that you dye for spring. The joy that comes from a new
little face. Now I'm leaving the comfort of my cave to fly to Melbourne. I have 2, 2day work shops to teach which I'm looking very forward too but the plane is a whole new and nervous thing for me.
So I will be taking a few friends to keep me company. I know they will enjoy the trip.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just wanted to share!

This is Flutter,
she is being such a good girl as she waits for her wings to dry.
Now that she has dry wings, she thinks that it might be fun to play on the cloths line. she been sold already

Friday, June 12, 2009

My name is Sam

I'm not very big, well about 11cm big.

And I have been add to the
tinny little story book bears.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Toby loves Bob-cat bob

This is Toby, he loves Ellie's new Bob cat bob. I finished Toby yesterday. I think he needs a big sister don't you?