Friday, December 30, 2016

Last bears for 2016 - Cookie, Camelia and Candie

These three cuties are our last three offerings for 2016. Candie was a custom order, and has been adopted. Camelia found her new home yesterday, which only leaves Cookie still looking for his home.

All of the photos of these bears can be seen below.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Krispin and Kip

 We've had these two bright little bears tucked away in the corner of the sewing room for a good couple of months, just waiting to be given some life. But I've been so busy with custom orders that they've just been overlooked.

That was, until a few days ago - when I decided it would be time to finish them up at long last. The little one is 'Kip' and the larger one is 'Krispin'. Both are available for adoption on our website, but wont be posted until we return on the 3rd January 2017.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


This is the work-in-progress of our latest faux fur bear named 'Hank'. We made him using our new 'Coral Reef' faux fur, and I must say even I was surprised at just how thick and long the fur was. On the roll it really didn't look this nice - but made up it is stunning!

The fur comes with a naturally changing tonal effect - aqua blending into blue, blending into a hint of purple and then pink.

 We used our 'Belarius' pattern to make this big guy as we wanted the length in the limbs to be able to show case all of the colours. The photo below shows the pattern layout we used to achieve the 'dipped in colour' look. (This is a long 1/2m piece of fur, and we lined up all the feet and hands so that the pink colour would be at their tips. Please keep in mind that each 1/2m of Coral Reef fur cut from the roll will have a different proportion of colours, and that the colours may sit differently along the strip and you might not get the pink running along the bottom like this.)

And then this was the finished result. A big blue nose, droopy, fluffy ears and a shaggy hair-do. This is Hank! 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Toddler and Premmie Baby bear work in progress photo series

Last week we had a final batch of  baby style bears as custom orders to get finished before Christmas. We shared the following photos on our facebook page as we went along. 

All 5 babies have now found new homes.