Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This is Franklin - our latest little guy. He is made from a mix of tipped mohair and blonde mohair in a panda-style arrangement. He has a pair of our painted glass eyes and a choc-brown coloured nose.
He is currently available for adoption
(I've been struggling a little with trying to find a good place to photograph the bears - this boy didn't look quite right in front of the turquoise wall - so I tried a photo with our new shed as the backdrop. And I actually quite like the look with his colouring!
This new shed will soon be FULL of fabric rolls! I'll have to get a photo when it's stocked)
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The show has started!!!
Head on over and look for our big bear 'Old Man Christmas to be taken through to the Emma's Bears show page where you'll find all of our Christmas bears.
We also have five 'gift' bears under $70 that were a new technique for us - hand sculpted polymer clay, fully jointed onto a furry belly. Perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree during the festive season, then sitting on the bear shelf for the rest of the year.
Because we could only use 2 photos for each of the bears on the show page, we've added a few more here as well. Thanks again for all your support guys!
'Ruby Panda' - 18" ADOPTED
'Frozen' - 13" (ADOPTED)
'Holly Twizzle' - 18" (ADOPTED)
The Christmas Tree Pandas - 5"
Friday, November 21, 2014
You'll notice a bit of a theme with the following photos... Before we physically moved into our new house I spent 24hrs there painting some feature walls to brighten the place up a bit and make it feel more like home. One of my all time favourite colours is this stunning teal/turquoise shade. It has also made for a pretty backdrop for some of my more recent photos. Though, I think the lighting does leave a little to be desired. But you get the idea!
This stunning girl was a custom request. Her new mum called her 'Cassie'. She was made using our 'Kanoa' pattern and a piece of dense traditional gold mohair
Later in the week I was working on another custom order for a non-jointed bear, but had a bit of a brain melt. The bear was nearly finished before I realised I'd been working on autopilot and HAD jointed the bear! Rather then pull a perfectly good critter apart, I decided to just make another bear and this time pay attention and use my non-jointed bear technique.
I turned the first, fully jointed teddy into a fluffy bunny - complete with cute little bunny tail. Her name is Daphne and she is currently available for adoption in our etsy store.
We used our 'Bubblegum' pattern to create Daphne and her bear-friend, with just a few slight alterations to make the whole face white (and I drew up some bunny ears and a tail as well).
The purple/blue faux fur is our stunning (and VERY popular) 'Island Sunset' fabric. It is a delight to work with and is selling fast.
And lastly, the lucky winner of our 2014 giveaway was Jenna Mappley from the UK!