Monday, November 28, 2011


This is my latest, not-so-little teddy bear. Meet Georgina. She's huge - standing in at 25". I had to double, and triple check because I didn't think she was going to be so long! I had designed her to fit the gorgeous size 1 baby dress she's wearing, but even at 25" tall, she a bit small for it...

... so the story goes that Miss Georgina found herself with an opportunity to try on her big sister's favourite dress. It was a little too big for her, but that didn't stop her accessorising with her mum's favourite string of pearls as well. At least she didn't get as far as the make-up box before she got caught! Just look at that sorry little face!

Georgina is currently available for adoption either via bearpile, or she can be found on my available page. I hope you've enjoyed visiting her. She has been really fun to create, and I think it shows in the finished bear when I've had a positive experience making them!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Collection

After the arrival of little Cherrie in my last post, I got thinking about how I'd love to be able to take a peek at what other people have in their collections. Bear collectors are not a rare species, but it is rare to find someone with a collection of mostly mohair/handmade bears... and I think those are some of the most interesting collections!

So the next best thing I could do was to bring my collection to you! I figure if I'm curious about your collections, you might be curious about mine!?

I've now got a whole page dedicated to my little teddy family, and will post any new additions there as they arrive on my doorstep!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mima's Bears

The first of the bears I purchased through the bear show on the weekend arrived, this morning - meet 'Cherrie' from Mima's Bears.

I just can't get over how gorgeous this little bundle of fur is! She is incredibly well made - and heavy for such a tiny little thing!

There are a few other bears available on the Mima's Bears website too... (that I only just found myself!).

Monday, November 21, 2011

And the show is over!

The bear show is over! I figured out how to check how many views my page had over the course of the weekend as well, and it was close to 4000! WOW! That blew me away.

All up 3 of my 8 bears found new homes, which was better than I had expected. Show's have a funny habit of being quite fickle - one time you might sell out, the next time you might sell nothing. So my three sales were incredible!

The remaining 5 bears are now available for adoption either through my 'Available' page, or through bearpile/etsy over the next few weeks.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Treasures Bear Show is NOW ON

The Christmas Treasures Bear Show is now on! I've had a good look at most of the bears (between dealing with grumpy children!), and there are some stunners! A few already adopted too, that I was a little disappointed to miss out on! If I'm allowed to have a favourite page, it would be Pearls Bears. Her little creations are so sweet, and so well priced. I think there's only a three left now too!

I can also finally show off all the bears I made exclusively for the show.

Here we have 'Trinket', 13" tall (ADOPTED):

This is 'Dickens', the biggest bear at 22" tall:

This is 'Joy', 16" tall:

This is 'Noel', 10" tall:

This is 'Jingle', 12" tall (ADOPTED):

And these are my 'under $75 bears', all 8" tall and made with floppy mohair bodies and a jointed head:

'Dasher' (ADOPTED):


and 'Cupid':

If you have a few moments to spare, the show really is worth a look. There are some incredibly talented people in this world of ours!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Treasures Bear Show - starts in less than 24hrs!

The Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasure Online Bear Show PREVIEW is still currently on - and you can still vote for your favourite bear. Actually, you can vote for up to 8 bears from the one IP address - what a great way to spread the love! ;)

The FULL show starts tomorrow, 6am Brisbane time for those local to me. It will continue all weekend, so there's plenty of time to pop in and see what bears are still available. It is going to be a feast for the eyes! And I can't wait to be able to finally show you all the bears I've been secretly working on for months!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Anime Bear: Lego

~ Lego is now adopted. Thank you for your interest in him ~

This little bundle of cuteness is 'Lego'. He's a sweet little 5" anime bear with a pair of my OOAK hand painted eyes. I just love little bears with big eyes, and couldn't wait to try out the painted ones on a tiny bear!

For some reason choosing his accessories proved the most difficult part of his completion. I tried on about a dozen different beads/pendants/bows etc until I settled on this big dyed-blue stone bead, and some swarovski crystals for a bit of sparkle.

Lego is available for adoption, and can be found on my available page.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Finally - a new bear to show you!

I've finally finished a new bear that I can show you guys! This is Mackenzie. She's actually a bear that I drew up, cut out, hand dyed and partially sewed about 12 months ago. She's been sitting on the shelf, waiting for some inspiration on my behalf to turn her into the spectacular girl that I knew she could be.

And here she is. All 21" of her! If you're interested in her she is currently on bearpile, and is also on my available page.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Quinn and Eden are home

Quinn and Eden were the duo I created as project bears for the Australian Bears Creations magazine, and are in fact published in the latest edition for you to make yourself if you so desire!

The girls have just come home again, so I've popped them up on my Available page for sale. I've just mastered the art of PayPal 'Buy Now' buttons too, so adoption is easier than ever!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bear show preview!!!

The Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures Bear Show PREVIEW is available for your viewing pleasure!!! And - you can vote for your favourite bears. (hint hint! lol)

This is my preview bear Trinket, just one of 8 bears I'll have available during the show.

It has been a crazy-busy couple of months, frantically working behind the scenes getting these bears finished in time (I actually only just got the last three done yesterday!). But in less than a fortnight I'll be able to show you all the gorgeous new faces!