Tuesday, April 12, 2016

vintage lap rugs... robes

Several years ago I started hunting antique stores for vintage lap rugs or robes. You know, the heavy blankets that people used in cars or buggies before heaters....  I would make them into bears or friends. Mohair rugs are not harsh like the horsehair ones.  They usually have a wildly patterned top and a solid back.
Anyway... I found one not too long ago and have  made a bear and a mouse. 
Here is the mouse. His name is "Wild One".

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lucky me!! I found a pair of Steiff chickens at an estate sale!! Poor Mrs. Hen if she had to lay such large eggs!! Really.. they are my needle felted ones!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Thanks to all

Thanks to all who went to the Teddy Bear Extravaganza show and checked out the bears!!! I have 7 boxes all sealed and with postage labels all set to head out to new homes!!!
The two remaining bears will be heading out to Des Moines in a few weeks for the Doll and Bear show held in the Iowa State Fairgrounds....I am looking forward to the show... it is one of the few chances I have to talk to bear collectors in person!!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Teddy Bear Extravaganza

Well the show is about half way through.... it closes 4pm Eastern on Sunday afternoon. I have three bears left.....

Go and take a look ... at mine or at others!!!    TeddyBearEatravaganza    

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Teddies Worldwide Teddybear Extravaganza

The Teddybear Extravaganza is open for preview voting!!!  Here is the link  Teddies Worldwide . Take a look and vote for your favorites. There are three categories... you get to vote once  in each.

                                                            William is my preview bear!!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mina the Mouse and Teddies Worldwide

I have been working hard on bears for the Teddies Worldwide Teddybear Extravaganza held at the end of March.... as a change of pace I made Mina the Mouse ( the Extravaganza is ALL bears!).
So far, I have eight bears all ready for the show..... and I will post a link later in March.
BTW... Mina is on BearPile...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Christmas 2014 my husband bought me a pattern from Gertie Knoevelkes.... I put off making it for a year. The pattern didn't have any instructions and I wasn't sure how things would turn out... LOL.  But I finally got to work about a week ago and it turned out fine. So I made another .... and here he is!  Or she is... my grand daughter, Lili, named her/him Riley saying others could decide whether Riley is a boy or girl!!

Riley was made from RED (!!) matted mohair with a blue gray backing.   He is on BearPile  .