Friday, February 27, 2015

English Rose

The first example bear has been completed out of our newest faux fur. And she is stunning!!! 

This is 'English Rose'. We used our 18" Alivia design and a 1/2m piece of the new English Rose faux fur to achieve this cuteness. The bear herself has since found a new home, but we do have a kit available for her if you'd like to try making one yourself?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW FUR!!!!!

It feels like it has been FOREVER in the works - but our new batch of custom selected faux fur has finally arrived! We hand selected (and deliberated for weeks) all six of these new furs. The stunning turquoise one you see before you was colour matched to our feature walls - a stunning Pantone coloured called 'Atlantis'. It has a 100mm pile and I can not wait to get a bear made out of it!

This one is a very dense, very white curly mongolian style faux fur. The Pantone colour for this one is called 'Blanc de blanc', and it is a very cool white. All of our previous 'white' faux fur fabrics have been rather warm in tone, but this one will pair nicely with the blues, greens and purples of our other stock. Or, it will work just as well as a stand-alone fabric.

I can actually see this one making stunning photography props for newborn shoots.

This one is the same 100mm pile length as the turquoise 'Atlantis', but in a lovely fresh white. Pantone colour 'Cloud Dancer'. This one actually looks really nice as a throw rug on our couch... I might have to save a piece just for that purpose!

Speaking of which, if you would like any of these new fabrics made up into throw rugs, single, double, queen or king size bedspreads - just let us know and we can give you a price quote.

And this one is MY pick. Mark wasn't convinced, but I think it is lovely. It is a SUPER curly, rather dense pink mongolian faux fur with a darker pink tip. I fell in love with this fur because the curl is so pretty. It's a looser curl at the bottom of the pile where the colour is lighter, then as the pink gradually get darker towards the tip the curl gets tighter and spirals. The pile is quite long too - 50mm uncoiled, but it will pull right out to 80mm.

We've called this one 'English Rose'. 

And then we have these stunning animal-replica fur fabrics. This one we've called 'Maverick'. It is a really hard colour to describe but we had to have it. It will be so versatile - great for furnishing projects as well as bears. Even fursuits and costumes and clothing. The pile is very soft to the touch and a simple one-tone with a subtle dark tip.

This one is 'Wolf'. It has a little more going on then the fur above - it has a three-tone pile with a deep base colour, a lighter top and a darker tip. This one also looks great on our couch... I can see a new addiction to throw rugs starting for our coming Aussie winter!!!

ALL of these fabrics are available in any size piece you could need, from a tiny fat 1/8m piece all the way up to bulk orders of 10m or more.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Peppa & Mint

These little sweethearts are new editions from our studio. This is actually our 'Booth and/or Acorn' pattern re-imagined with a tiny little face and big chubby cheeks.

We've called these two 'Peppa' and 'Mint'. They are made from a bit of our hand-dyed turquoise mohair and a bit of our 'Oscar' frosted choc mohair. I saw the two colours laying next to each other while cutting out patterns last fortnight and knew that I HAD to make these bears!

Both Peppa and Mint are currently available for adoption :)

Monday, February 23, 2015


Annika - a newbie born over the last weekend. We had a LOT of rain here in Queensland following the tail of Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Our local area received in excess of 300mm in a very short time and there was flash flooding everywhere! All very exciting, but thankfully the waters have receeded and everyone is getting on with things again.

(Oliver, our beagle x takes it upon himself to bark at anyone/anything that dares come near our boundary. And even in though it was bucketing down with rain, he decided he was still on duty. Looking a little miserable about it though while our other dog Indi got the warm, soft, dry dog bed all to herself!)

I took the wet weather as a bit of a break to take my time making this pretty girl. She wasn't rushed, but completed bit by bit as I found the time and had the energy, However - as I was shading her paws the kids decided they were going to have a fight in my tiny sewing room. So I was a little distracted and wore away some of the pile of the fabric on her foot! Thankfully it was only a tiny bit. We took photos and listed them on Annika's etsy listing, also reducing her price slightly.

Yet despite this slight imperfection Miss Annika found her new home. I'm so happy for her too, as it can be hard for a bear when they're not 'perfect'.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


I've been struggling a bit this week with what feels like full-body arthritis - I think I've just been doing a bit too much so am going to have a restful weekend. But I did manage to get this big boy done.

This is Hudson - he's made from our chestnut frosted mohair using our Jumbo design. I wasn't sure how well this was going to work... but I honestly couldn't get the idea out of my mind. So we cut him out, sewed him up and got to work on him. Nearly 2kg of stuffing later and this big 80cm (31") tall boy was ready to meet the world.

Hudson has since been adopted, but we do have a kit available for him if you'd like to try making one like him yourself.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

7 days worth of bears...

'Gypsy' - 23" tall, faux fur. ADOPTED

'Ebony' - 16" tall, kid mohair. ADOPTED

'Callista' - 23" tall, long pile white mohair. ADOPTED

Kit bears! (one using our Belarius pattern and the other using our Chubby Cheeks pattern)

and 'Amethyst' - 17" tall, hand dyed purple curly mohair - ADOPTED