Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wild & Windy Weekend!

WOW! What an adventurous weekend we've just had!!!

We experienced a pretty fierce wind storm all Saturday night and all day Sunday around Sydney and the South Coast of NSW where I live. Plenty of trees down and damage to many people's property so the SES Rescue and the electricity people have been extremely busy!!

We lost power early this morning, and it has only just come back on so a cup of tea is in order!!! We were lucky not to have any damage, but my neighbour's full size trampolene became airborne in the wind and flew over the side fence from the back into the front yard!!!! No-one was injured which was very lucky!

I took these photos this morning off Penguin Head - you can see how fierce the wind is off the waves - the spray in the background is actually spray over the ocean - glad I wasn't out there in a boat!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Bears Finished!!!

Well, it's taken me a few weeks, but I finally put the finishing touches to the 3 bears I was working on. One little girl was a custom order - I'm happy to say her new mum was thrilled with her and says she will treasure her forever - my heart sings when my customers love the bears I make for them!

Anyway, there's still 2 available and here they are:

Introducing OREO - a very soft and cuddly 14" panda which I've hand sewn from beige and a rich dark chocolate brown alpaca, with beige airbrushed ultrasuede paws in trapunto style. I've also hand-painted his custom German glass eyes which are set in the same beige ultrasuede as his pads. He wears a hand-knitted collar with contrasting custom bead trim.

This little one is 12" TOPAZ, a very charming and cheeky fellow who has been hand sewn from a wonderful tri-coloured string Shulte mohair in brown/blonde tones. His paws are also done in trapunto style from a copper-coloured ultrasuede and shaded with oil paints. Topaz also has custom hand-painted German glass eyes in sparkling emerald shades to complement his hand-crafted ribbon ruff.

Hope you like them - both OREO and TOPAZ are now available from my website and Bear Pile!

Now ... back to sewing: I'm currently working on a brand-new design which I'll be posting here in the next week so keep an eye out for that!

Until then, take care everyone!