Thursday, February 23, 2012

how about Thommy?

This is Thommy , my latest. He was made from a very raggedy German mohair and is about 10 inches tall He is wearing blue striped pants with straps.

Tommy can be found on BearPile ...

I've also been knitting a hat for my grandson....It is a Ma Cobb hat from the "Firefly/ Serenity" tv series.
My grandchildren must have big heads because this was the adult medium size and he is only 5! I had the same problem with the hat for my grand daughter!
If you're in the mood to knit this hat... here is the link for the free pattern!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I thought I'd use my passport photo to wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day....

no it's not current... only about 61 years old! I was 6 when we emigrated from the UK. We came on the French liner "Liberte". The voyage took a week. Only wine was served with dinner and even watered down I didn't like it!
My Mother woke me early on the morning we sailed into the NY harbor to see the Statue of Liberty. No Ellis Island... but we had lines to go through to get into NYC. Then my first car ride ( promptly carsick...).

Friday, February 10, 2012

A 2012 Herbie

I had a bit of "Spring's" yellow with green backing mohair left... just enough for a Herbie. So here's the first 2012 Herbie !

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Not hopeful wishing for Spring, but my newest bear. I named her"Spring" because she is daffodil yellow mohair with a leafy green backing. She stands a little over 5 inches tall and is "anime style".
Spring has a black wax over perle cotton thread nose.

She is sniffing a flower made from cold paste clay!

I have posted her on BearPile and will post her on etsy tomorrow.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

JimBob.... a Valentine Cowboy with hobby horse

JimBob is 6.5 inches tall....and was made from hand-dyed mohair. I just finished posting him on both BearPile and ... and on "artist bears" on Facebook.

I was trying for a more variegated color when dying the mohair... but I am pleased with the color! Hopefully I will be more patient when next playing with the dyes... maybe a two step process with a chance to dry in between?