I'm currently on 2 weeks annual leave from my day job (as an Office Manager in a chemical manufacturing plant) and have spent most of my days working on new bears to be ready in time for the Sydney Teddy Bear Fair next month (http://www.sydneyteddybearfair.com/)
Yesterday, on a whim, I gloriously threw myself into the design of yet another new bear for most of the day and will start cutting out today! Can't wait to see this little treasure unveil herself (yes! I've already decided she's a girlie bear!) Stay tuned for pictures once she's finished.
Hey, I could get very used to doing this bear stuff all day, every day! (day jobs however, keep the bills paid so looks like it's 'back to the grind' for me next Monday - doh!)
Monday, February 23, 2009
A big, big thankyou to Melissa Kemp of Happy Little Souls (http://happylittlesouls.homestead.com/) who set up my new banner - many thanks Mel!
Being a complete novice at software such as Adobe Photoshop, I was at a complete loss as to how to set up a banner - my daughter and I fiddled with it for a few hours, but couldn't get the size right to upload. I think there's a message there for me to stick to my day job and bear making!!!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This is my latest bear BONGO which I entered in the 2009 People's Choice Competition of the Sydney Teddy Bear Fair. I'm thrilled to say that I'm a finalist in my Category - Section 4: Dressed or Fantasy Bear.
This is a completely new design for me, and also quite a large bear (well, for me anyway) - he sits at 24cm. I've been used to making much smaller bears - most of my previous bears have been 6" or 9" standing.
As this is a People's Choice voting competition, I would appreciate all the votes I can get - if you would like to see the competition entries (and hopefully vote for me), here's the link: www.sydneyteddybearfair.com and just follow the prompts.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Welcome to my first ever blog!
I'm very new at this stuff, so please be patient while I'm learning.
I've been making bears since 2007, so am still relative new and learning fast. After making ready-made kits and patterns from other bear artists, I'm now designing my own bears which are all hand-sewn with love. I hand-paint each my bears eyes to give them an individual one-of-a-kind look.
hope you like my bears - I'll post a few pics shortly.