Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hiding out ?!

LingPanda is on etsy and BearPile..... where you can see ALL of her!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Long weekend and Ribbon winners

As you can see , it was a long weekend! But worth it... it was fun, saw lots of old friends, made new friends and won two ribbons! Some of my bears, elephants and mice were adopted!
Anastasia Beach Mouse was my version of the federally endangered mouse that lives on one of the islands off of St. Augustine, Fl.
Porter the Peanut loving Pachyderm went to a new home in Ohio!

One of my bunny rabbits has been included in an ArtFire collection! Take a look !

Monday, September 27, 2010

Settled back to normal

The Bill Boyd Memorial Teddy Bear Jubilee in KansasCity is over for another year and our visiting friends have packed up and headed back to Texas. The husband left me with a cd ( he was the Jubilee's official photographer) containing 345 pictures! The wife is a collector and she left with BAGS of bears!
I won two ribbons and will post pictures another time....
"Bears and Buds" the digital bear magazine has called for links to posted bears or friends for its new Holiday section... so I have posted DT on BearPile and sent "Bears & Buds" the link for the upcoming October issue. If you are "into" bears you might want to check "Bears & Buds" out... it's free!

He's all packed up and heading off to the UK tomorrow!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Wouldn't it be neat is Lili won this to celebrate learning to crochet? But if you'd like to win youself go to the Sarah's blog

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Phillipp the Country Mouse ( Bob named him!)

I found this neat resin tree stump on eBay... knowing a mouse just HAD to be peeking out! Phillipp was made to fit just inside with his little paws on the rim. He is needle felted and stands 4 inches from the bottom of his feet to nose tip!

The Bill BoydMemorial/KC Jubilee is this weekend. Do I save Phillipp for that or do I post him on Etsy and BearPile?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hive Autumn Challenge

Burr oak trees are shedding their acorns again... so it's time for more acorn pincushions. And what's an acorn pincushion without a baby hedgehog?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oh what a smirk

Before I tell you about PeterPeter I want to crow a little about winning two (!!) things from the giveaway mentioned on the previous post!! Can't wait for them to arrive!!

So on to PeterPeter... look at the smirk! I didn't intend for him to have one, but these bears have
a mind of their own! PeterPeter loves pumpkins.... and wants everyone to know it!

He's been posted on

Peter has arrived at his new home and is settling in... hopefully he's not making too many waves!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween candy and popcorn

There's a great Halloween giveaway at this blog... and some great Halloween eye candy... go and look!

And the third site in this Halloween giveaway is here....Halloween games and puzzles galore!

Porter the Pachyderm

Porter has "run away" and joined the circus.... taking his peanuts along to keep the rumbly tummy at bay!
Porter is 5.25 inches tall... mohair, string and cotter pin jointed... and weighted with steel shot.
His altered candy box purse has circus paper. His ruffles are crepe paper...

He is listed on BearPile and etsy.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If you are into Halloween... check this out

If you are a Halloween lover like I am.... check out this blog and its giveaway! RetroRudolph is well worth a visit!

Aside from surfing the web I have been working on a few bears. The BillBoyd/ Kansas City Jubilee is just around the corner ( September 25th is the sales table date... out at the KCI Expo Center). It looks like Bob will be supplying transportation for the convention goers ...taking them from the Expo Center to the KC Toy and Miniature Museum.... a place well worth a visit anytime ! The tours will be on Friday Sept. 24th.

This is DT who is off to the North Pole.... and Edward and his honey pot.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Harry's new picture

Much as I liked Harry looking at his stash... I decided another picture would show his face better..... and I found this cute little sign!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Teddy Bear Day

While on Facebook I read that today is Teddy Bear Day.... so make sure you hug your bears!
I know... you already hug your bears... well today, give them an extra big one!!
another explanation....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Look what I got !"

Last year ( after HALLOWEEN) I found a package of small plastic pumpkins... older ones with a 1993 date on the package closure. So when I finished Harry I knew he had to have one of them plus some "candy" made from polymer resin.
Harry was made from Alison McKee's tan NOS mohair with Ultrasuede paw pads, black German glass eyes and a perle cotton nose. He has an add-on lower lip.

The question is... is it too early to post Halloween bears?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Four little elephants.... with their peanuts!

Lately my little elephants have been traveling far and wide... taking peanuts along so they won't be hungry along the way. These are the latest... Lili (my 8 year old granddaughter :>) decided the peach and chestnut one was a girl and had to have eyelashes!
They'll be listed on etsy shortly....

The green and purplish one are heading off to Virginia. The other two have been posted on etsy.

By the way... I've been told an upturned trunk is "good luck"!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

meet Genny

Genny was made from some interesting dense highly distressed mohair from Schulte! A "sort of" green with a brownish backing... very different! She has quite a tummy and big feet! Her dress is a pillow case style one...just like I make for my grand daughter.