Friday, October 29, 2010

Genny's new sweater

It was so cold out this morning... almost freezing... that I made Genny a hoodie from a felted sweater. A pillowcase dress just isn't enough to keep one warm! I posted her on etsy .

I also updated her pictures on BearPile.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

giveaway winner

I used the random number thingy.... and #9 was the winner... "Lucky Laurel"! Would you please send me your address?!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

mice and more mice

I have been making more mice... they each come out a little different. A customer wanted an angel mouse,,, and the one with the wings is the result. I wonder whether she'll like her? (She did!!!)

Don't forget to sign up for my Frosty giveaway... it ends the 24th when we get back from the Chicagoland show!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

whoo whoo!! I made it...giveaway time

Thanks to all I now have 200 "hearts me-s" on etsy! And I have a giveaway for you. I will close this on October 24th when I get back from the Chicagoland Teddy Bear Show. All you have to do is leave me a comment and make sure I have a way of reaching you by email. I will mail internationally as well !

So here he is...... my first ornament of 2010 ( finished on 10/10/10 !?) Frosty was needle felted from wool roving. He has black onyx bead eyes, faceted black beads for his mouth and a polymer resin nose and pipe.... both of which are sewn on. He is wearing a holly leaf embellished felt hat and wool plaid scarf.

only 3 more "hearts me" till the giveaway

Oh my... only three more "hearts me" on until I reach 200 and the promised giveaway. My last giveaway, a hedgehog, was very popular so I want this one to be popular too.....

think ... think... think what should it be?

UPDATE: only 2 to go!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

How about a mohair pumpkin?

I had dye leftover from Jacco... so more mohair went into the pot and out came the mohair for this pumpkin!
He's big... about 4" in diameter and 4" to the tip of his scraggy mohair stem. He has clear German glass eyes, wool felt features and a wool felt leaf embroidered with perle cotton blanket stitching. .. a floral wire curlicue finishes things He's stuffed with fiberfill.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Jacco... all set for Halloween

When I started on Jacco I knew I had to have him be ORANGE... so I hand dyed his mohair! He has orange Ultrasuede paw pads, large black German glass eyes with Ultrasuede underlinings, a polymer resin nose, and perle cotton accents. He is cotter pin and hardboard disc jointed, stuffed with polyester fiberfill and weighted with steel shot. He is wearing a tiny Halloween bandanna and a glass bead necklace.. the beads include an orange pumpkin and several candy corns. His pumpkin is a paper mache one with a wire handle.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Frosty the Anime SnowBear...2010

Each year I make a new version of Frosty the SnowBear... there has been a big hefty open mouth one... a needle felted one... a minibear... and so on. This year I made an anime one. Fosty is a little over 6 inches tall and was made from a lovely soft straight mohair with Ultrasuede paw pads, large black German glass eyes and a polymer resin carrot nose. I made the nose and embedded a wire loop into it so that it could be sewn on Frosty.
Frosty is stuffed with fiberfill, weighted with steel shot and jointed with cotter pins and hardboard discs. He is wearing a wool plaid scarf and felt top hat and carrying a broom.

He will be listed on etsy and BearPile soon...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Looking toward colder weather

It's gorgeous and sunny out today but the nights are getting colder .... Dixie decided a warm wool felt jacket with fuzzy felt trim was in order! The she saw the Santa hat and candy canes and decided she just HAD to try them on. She does know that we will get to the Holiday Season EVENTUALLY....Dixie is on BearPile. Do you think I ought to try photographing Dixie with another background? There really isn't much of a contrast using my usual blue one....

By the way I am edging closer and closer to 200 "hearts this shop" on etsy. I have been thinking of a giveaway as a celebration. So keep checking back! Maybe an ornament?