Monday, September 22, 2014

Ava and her purple eyes

This is 'Ava'. Our very latest, and very girly artist bear! She is the proud owner of these stunning purple handpainted glass eyes of ours, that we then surrounded with hand sculpted polymer clay lids.

Ava was created to fit into this gorgeous little pink striped cardigan that I had picked up in my travels. I decided to use my new 'JUMBO' pattern reduced down by 75% to give me a bear that would be 22" rather then the original 33" (it also meant we only needed a 1/2m piece of fur to create her, rather then a full 1m piece!).

Ava is cut from a new limited edition faux fur curently listed in our Fur Addiction store. It will be the last limited edition fur we'll release this year as we have a massive home and business move coming up next month! (we finally sold our old house and will be moving to a larger property a bit further away from the city. I'll take some photos once the move has happened and we're all settled).

Ava is currently available for adoption. All her details can be found in her etsy listing.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


LeRoy says hi.

He'd love to stay and chat but he actually has a plane to catch and a new mum to meet.

Which doesn't surprise me. He is a little bit of yummi-ness :)

We do have some of his stunning fur available for sale in our store though. And he was made using our ' 10" Osias' pattern... so you could have a go at making one just like him yourself?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Faux Fur bedspreads

So we decided to try something new - and put our fur to use as faux fur bedspreads this week! How good do they look like this!!!

Each blanket will be hand made to order - and you can completely customize your fabric and size over at our website.

If there are any colours we haven't shown that you'd specifically like, just let us know :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JUMBO 33" pattern is ready!

Get ready to dust off the old sewing machine guys!

 Our jumbo 33" bear pattern is now ready for instant download in our etsy store!!! All you'll need is a full yard or meter of fur fabric of your choice, a set of 75mm joints and some 16mm eyes.... and you're ready to get to work on a massive bear of your own!

{If you'd like a kit made up, just send us an email at}

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Asher - progress in photos

This is a new little guy. Big white face, big sparkly eyes. Looking a bit odd at this stage though...

... but add a nose and we're starting to see more of his character emerge.

And then, once the ears are on it's very clear who this bear is. Such a sweet, cheeky little thing!

This is Asher. He is made from a mix of mohair and a delightfully soft, mottled faux fur. I had no idea this would be the bear looking back at me when I sat down to cut his pattern out. I had pictured him looking a lot more traditional, but as is the way with creative projects - sometimes they have a life-force of their own!

Asher is a one of a kind artist bear. We don't have this fur for sale. We don't have his pattern for sale. There are no kits. It is just him! If you'd like to take Asher home feel free to check out his listing in our etsy store.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

16" is a really nice size for a bear

In amongst all the other stuff going on here in the Emma's Bears studio with creations and custom orders and fur supplier negotiations... we've whipped up these two bears using our 'Lyric' pattern. The resulting bears are 16" tall, and I think I have come to the conclusion that this is my new favourite size for a bear. They're not too small that you wonder how on earth something so tiny took you so long to make, and not so big that you feel like you've run a marathon at the end of stuffing it!

We made these bears as examples of some new limited edition faux fur fabrics we were stocking over at This fluffy ginger guy is 'Belmonte', and there is still a bit of the faux fur he was made from available. We achieved his distinguised centre-seam part look by folding the head-gusset pattern piece in half and rotating it to lay horizontally on the fabric rather then vertically, then cutting each half of the gusset so that the fur naturally parts down the middle like this (and sewing it back together again obviously!).

*** it sounds way trickier then it actually is! ***

But we've sold out of the faux fur used to make the bear down the bottom of this page (I've gone a little photo-crazy with Belmonte here so you'll need to scroll down a fair way to find poor Bon Bon bear!)

We cut Bon Bon using the same Lyric pattern, but this time using the muzzle pieces (instead of the full head pattern) and the half-body pieces (instead of the full body pattern - it will make a lot more sense if you actually own this pattern already!).

We used our dense 'Noah' mohair to make his cheeks and chest insert as they allowed us a flat white contrast to the 'noise' of the faux fur. Sometimes a bear's face can get a bit lost if you use a really noisy fur like this without something to break it up a bit.

In saying that, Bon Bon's faux fur was VERY popular, and we actually sold out of it within a few days! We do still have Bon Bon himself available for adoption though, and 'Belmonte' bear available for adoption too.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Three little owls

These three little owls were the projects for this week. Completed around many many hours of house hunting!!! (We are trying to find a new property with enough space to handle our ever expanding fur fabric supply business Fur Addiction, as well as our two active kids and two destructive dogs!!!).

But despite the distraction, I am quite proud to show these guys off. They've all been made up in our 'Barn Owl' pattern, but the white one has mohair for her head and belly (unlike the original), and the other two are made using some of our imported faux fur fabrics.

The white owl (Halo) is sold. As is the purple owl (Hadley). But the black/red owl (Hagar) is still available. 

Halo was made using our longpile white mohair 'Eddie' and our feathered faux fur 'Golden Peacock'. 

Hadley was made using a mix of our 'Island Sunset' tipped faux fur and our 'Amethyst Sparkle' purple/silver effect faux fur. (This one is my favourite! You can easily make her yourself as well  - the pattern and fabric are available in our store).

And Hagar is made using our red 'Cherry Bomb' faux fur, our jett black 'Ace of Spades' faux fur and the 'Golden Peacock' faux fur again. It really does work so well on the owls!