Saturday, June 27, 2009

Maghee on "top 9"

My Maghee and the hedgehog were chosen by Popnicute for her top 9 of the day! She also posted them on Votehandmade.
Isn't that something!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pincushion Swap

I received my box of goodies, including two pincushions, from Carole Ann! She must have known about my bears because she included a tiny teddy and some teddy stickers.... but here it all is! The pinwheel with butterfly pincushion is reversible! I will have loads of fun with this!

Carole Ann's blog is carolescalicos.

Thank you!

Monday, June 22, 2009

ribbit ribbit ribbit "Kikker" the frog

"Kikker" is actually Dutch for frog... we had fun with Babelfish picking a name for him. I was tempted by "grenouille" which is the French for frog, but didn't think many could pronounce it!
So... "Kikker" was needle felted from variegated hand-dyed wool roving with black German glass eyes. He'll be up on shortly. Dimensions:
4.5"l x 3.5"w x 3"h

Kikker's sold!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Help Phoenix Family Housing

My daughter is the development director for a non-profit called Phoenix Family Housing here in Kansas City, Mo. One of her "jobs" is writing grants... she posted on her blog that she has written over 1200 pages of grants in the last few weeks!
Here is something I received in an email from her

I just nominated Phoenix Family Housing for a chance to win a $25,000 Social Media Makeover at I'd love to see Phoenix Family Housing be able to do great things with this prize, but I can't do it alone.

Click on the link... and vote! That's all it takes, that and your email address. Grants provide social services at Phoenix Family Housing. Services such as busing seniors to the grocery store, tutoring for kids, craft sessions for summertime kids, and many more! This grant will provide the winner with expert consulting services to help improve their social media presence and fundraising outreach!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

in a "Pickle"

Is he called "Pickle" because of his color? Or because he loves pickles... from bread and butter to okra? Who knows....
His fabric( a vintage rayon) came from Australia, from another bear artist who included Australian passports for the bears made from it! Pickle is about 6.75" tall with German glass eyes, Ultrasuede paw pads and a perle cotton nose!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I was lucky enough to snag this cute little vintage baby sweater and matching booties on eBay the other day... and knew there had to be a bear to wear them. So here's Susan....

She's a new design with a bigger head... like a baby. I used Edinburgh's swirly mohair in an antique gold and have posted her on BearPile.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Lambert is an armful... a hefty 18 inches tall! I've been making so many small bears and hedgehogs lately that I had a hankering for a big one. Lambert is the result. He's been posted on BearPile.
While hunting through my stash for a mohair for Lambert I came across a piece of dusty mauve long mohair piece ....I'm not sure what to make from it, so I'm just going to "think on it" for awhile!