Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easter is on its way...

needle felted eggs... over Styrofoam

chick with its egg

vintage mohair Chocolate bunny with eggs

needle felted bunny head from alpaca roving

I  finished a really large hollow needle felted egg which will probably have a duckling inside last night... but the duckling isn't quite done. I will add it later.
Quakker, the duckling, in his felted egg

Coco Bunny with carrot and vintage egg ( from E. Germany)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014


The Teddy Bear Extravaganza has been going on.... I took the laptop to my son's house where we have been prepping and painting his bedroom!  Such a difference. The room was dark greeny brown with a top border of toile wallpaper... it's now borderless and painted a"French pastry" yellow. The room looks so much larger and brighter.
Every so often I would check the laptop to see how the Extravaganza was going... but must admit the room changes were more interesting!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday... Teddy Bear Extravaganza

The Teddies Worldwide  online show...Teddy Bear Extravaganza starts at 4pm Eastern time on Friday the 21st!

(for some reason I can't get a link from my sidebar)

I have my page set up with my name misspelled (by the promoter) ...Betina Groh ...but it is me!  There are 9 new bears !

Come and take a took... the show closes on Sunday the 23rd  at 4 pm Eastern.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring is coming! Hurrah

We had several nicely warm days last week.... warm enough for my husband to rake the millions of leaves our oak trees drop!!!  He has collected 2 dumpsters plus 8 compost brown bags so far. There are probably more than that left!!  Then of course it snowed yesterday!! Luckily the temps rose enough so that it melted before nightfall!
While waiting for the Teddy Extravaganza on March 21st I have  made several non-bear  friends!  Another HerbieChick and Squeek!
Herbie Chick and egg

Squeek ... needlefelted
There were others but they have left for new homes!!  I've also been needle felting Easter eggs... bright colors, stripes, spots, flowers etc!
Squeek is headed for the UK!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wellington...my preview bear

Wellington is my preview bear for Teddies Worldwide 's Teddy Extravaganza.  There are 75 bears  in two categories. You may vote for your favorite in the two categories and then for the Best in Show!

        Teddies Worldwide    Extravaganza    click on the Preview button

Thursday, March 6, 2014

how much smaller?

How much smaller can I go???  This is Paddy... 4.75 inches tall.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New bears

I just finished... well, the names and pictures, of the 9 new bears for this month's Teddies Extravaganza. At the end of this week, the preview bears will be on display.

I have made a few other bears and Hailey is one of them... steampunk style!
Hailey's muzzle is needle felted and I made a polymer resin sew-in nose. I had a lot of fun with a box of watch parts, feathers, a felt hat and some ball chain !!  She's available  in my etsy shop