Thursday, September 15, 2011

Beres - the second pink bear

Meet Beres!

The second, and last of the two pink bears I was able to squeeze out of the piece of crazy fur mum gave me for my birthday back in July.

I did question whether or not a bright pink bear could actually be a 'he', but look at that little face. If that's not the most handsome little man than I must be getting a bit confused! Plus - he has a blue bow. That's all the masculinity he needs ;)

I actually finished him last night, but like to photograph my bears in the daylight. So first thing this morning (after breastfeeding Byron, cooking up porridge for all of us, trying to get more porridge into their tummies than the floor, having to clean 80% of the porridge from the floor/table/high chair/clothes, changing two very soggy nappies and soiled PJs, and then grabbing a quick shower myself), I finally got a chance to pop outside with Beres. Thankfully the weather was behaving for me, and we got some nice true-colour shots. He can be seen on my Available page now too.

This was my audience while I posed and snapped away. (Oh, and yes, Chelsea has a cast again. She'd had the previous pink cast off for about 2 weeks when she and Oliver were messing around on the trampoline and he knocked her off - quite badly breaking her arm this time. I knew immediately - her arm was in a zig-zag formation! She had snapped the top arm bone clean away from her elbow and has had to have wires put in it. She got the purple cast on yesterday after they checked that the wires were still in position. She's doing really well considering too. Such a little trouper!)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Emma's Bears - published!!!

My copy of the latest 'Australian Bear Creations' magazine arrived this afternoon. Thank you Mr Postie. (Or as Chelsea likes to call him 'Mona-bike MAN!')

I knew to expect my two bears, Eden and Quinn to be featured as a project, but I was totally unprepared for the amount of photos/pages/other articles I'd find my bears featuring in.

There is an awesome profile on my bear making history too, with a story about the death of my puppy Molly over 10 years ago that made me cry when I read it. And I wrote it. How sad is that! :P (the relevance to the bear-article is explained in the rest of the profile! I don't usually like to throw horrific tear-jerking stories in to mess with people! :P).

Fortunately I managed to get these photos of the magazine while it was still in one piece. Somewhere in the 2 mins after I'd put it and the camera down, turned my back and gotten distracted by something else - either Chelsea or Oliver (they're both as bad as each other at the moment) got hold of the magazine and did a bit of editing of their own.

I found it in numerous pieces under the table!

I've since stuck it back together with lots of thick sticky tape, but I think I'll be making a trip to the local newsagent this week to buy a nice new 'keepsake' copy!

Oh - and as part of the Quinn and Eden project - the magazine includes my pattern. So you can have a go at making your own!

Monday, September 12, 2011

The new look blog

I'm going to be pretty bold and assume that if you're reading this blog post, you've probably noticed the new website set up!?

I decided that as part of my mission to improve this page, I wanted a whole new look for the blog as well. Again - something I would never have thought I was capable of doing myself. But I did! And I am so proud to call this little corner of cyberspace my own.

So - now that all the site modification is out of the way, I can get back to work on my secret show bears, and the last pink bear (you might be able to see his/her head rolling around at the back of this photo. I promise to have photos of a finished 'Mr Pinky' to you by the end of the week.

You better hold me to it as well. My procrastination levels have hit 'uni student' heights lately! ;)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

About Me

I've finished my first stand alone page for the 'new and improved' Inner World of Emma's Bears Blog/Website. And what better way to start than with an 'About Me' section. Feel free to check it out and let me know if you think I need more information in there? (It's really late here, and my tired, fuzzy brain can't concentrate any more!).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thank you Joanne from DesertMountainBear

I am sure you guys know of Joanne at Desertmountainbear. She is that incredibly talented, generous with her time/knowledge, and just generally awesome lady who makes THE MOST realistically detailed bears around. She recently blogged about turning her blog into a website - or rather being able to link it with her pre-existing website. I was fascinated! I meant to email her and ask her how on earth she did it, but then she put a link to a tutorial on wayne's blog from Wayneston Bears! Problem solved!

So for the last few evenings I have been putting these new found skills to good use improving my guinea pig website as a practice run for this one. I think I'm finally pretty happy with how my piggy page looks - so stay tuned for some changes around here shortly!