Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bebe's upcycled hoodie

I finished Bebe awhile back and thought she looked nice with her pink bow... but when I found a wool sweater ( from Australia) at the thrift store, I knew I had to upcycle it for her. The result is this hoodie!
Bebe is on BearPile and I have changed her pictures. No I didn't put her back on the front page... I know that's a "no-no".

Monday, October 26, 2009

new bears

I've turned off the Halloween button and turned on winter... here are my first seasonal bears! Both are 7 inches tall...
Since I do a different Frosty the SnowBear each year... this is Frosty 09. He's up on BearPile now.

The one on the right is Chris... SOLD

A "Make it yourself" hedgehog kit is now available on

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is the knave done?

The Knave of Hearts, he stole some tarts and took them quite away...... He also would herald the coming of the Red Queen !

I think he's done... but you never know. I had fun embellishing his ruff and finding the horn! I had thought about some tarts, but Bob felt that it was "too much"!

Maybe I didn't mention this... the rabbit is needle felted with a needle felted nose, inset needle felted paw pads ( with perle cotton claws), and needle felted inner ears. He is 5-way string jointed and can stand on his own. His glass eyes are vintage - black and white encased in clear glass, obviously hand made since each is a little different.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Knave of Hearts....

The longer I worked ( needle felting) on this piece of roving, the more it went in its own direction. As the head turned into a rabbit, the "knave of hearts" from Alice in Wonderland" popped into my head. The rabbit is finished and some of his clothing is too. Accessories are in the making...
I am enjoying the process, so I thought I would put up a picture and let others see him!

He's quite tall for a needle felted rabbit!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Lillie Mouse was my hand work project for the last week or so... She's really small for me ( 4.5 inches)! I had plans to stick her tail in a trap and make some cheese... but discovered the beads and the hairband and thought they would suit her better. Besides EVERYONE felt they couldn't stand to hear her scream when caught in the trap!
She's on BearPile ! (looks like she's sold!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tickled pink

The Bill Boyd Memorial Jubilee in Kansas City is over for 2009... next year will be its 20th Anniversary year! I think I've missed only 3 in all those years!
I scrounged around and found loads of pins, buttons and even a bolo tie from the Jubilee, Linda Mullins' show, TBAI show, ABC shows, Mark McCay's New Brunswick show and so on and put them on a beanie ( and bear) for Friday nights' auction for Good Bear's of the World. I had no idea what he'd bring; but when Martha Burch said sold...... it was for $290 ! All proceeds to GBW's cause!
On Saturday , sale day, sales could have been stronger though little things, a few bears and my hedgehog kits did go home with new owners! BUT , one of my little needle felted bears did win a second place ribbon - dressed, 8-13" category!! I'll put up her picture with her ribbon later today!
So....all in all... I had a tickled pink weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Zoo favorites...

The monkeys swim out to this little island and the skyway goes over them!
The skyway takes you from one end of the zoo back to near the entrance! Very different perspective. The animals below ignore you completely.
Totally ignored everyone!
She was watching the lion, coming across towards her, very very intently!