Monday, October 29, 2012

Grapevine TX Bear Show trip

Doing the Grapevine Show was fun!  I saw my Texas friends ( all the TBAGgers!) , did a walk around town the afternoon we arrived - about 2 miles round trip, met new collectors and makers at the show ( enough of my little guys are not coming back home) and then visited a friend and her husband on our way back home. Bob and I got to ooh and aah over the trains, the bears and their, new to us,home!! And they took us out for a great dinner! Thank you!!
We made it to Durant, OK last night and will head home to KC shortly!! I think we may "antique" on  our way!
Next is the doll and bear show up in DesMoines, IA  Nov. 10th (?)  ... Saturday at the Iowa State  Fairgrounds!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanks to Bob and the Teddies Worldwide PayPal tutorial I now have a button on each of my items for the online show.  Bob has two monitors on his computer and I sit with my back to him on mine....not sure how we would have done it otherwise!! What a learning experience for both of us!!
I have had such fun making things for the show.... and am having a terrible time not showing them off.  All , except for the competition bear, are a scret until November 16th!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Forsaken bat...

I made a bat for someone... it was to be a swap. But it seems to have fallen through. Here he is!
 Getting wool roving to dye a deep true black is much easier said than done. His wing span is 10 inches from tip to tip! The ears are Unltrasuede and the eyes  are black onyx  beads.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fixated on Halloween?

Some of these have already left for new homes or have been spoken for! The pumpkin heads were made from vintage rayon plush ( very short nap) with German glass eyes! The spider was made from hand-dyed vintage mohair with off-set glass eyes... the legs have large wire pipe cleaners so the legs are posable!