Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tammy the Tervuren

This sweet pup above belongs to one of our collectors who recently commissioned a soft sculpture look-alike. We had never made a Tervuren before, so we set about researching the breed shape and drawing up some pattern pieces to work with. 

I had imported some long pile honey mohair that I thought might give me a good starting point, but when it arrived it was curly! I needed straight. This was a slight set back, but nothing a good brushing out and careful pattern placement couldn't fix. 

We decided to try for a standing up design with the head facing forward. This meant we only needed a single joint in the neck. The biggest challenge was getting the long, fine nose without making her look like a cartoon character. I don't think we got it quite right, but close enough to still be cute.

To give the true Tervuren look, she then needed a lot of trimming and shading. This alone took most of the afternoon today, and many many layers of colour until we got a depth of black that seemed close enough to real. I would have preferred to get the colour darker, especially on the muzzle, but there are always limitations with materials when making realistic critters!

Then finally we had this beautiful lady looking back at us. Her new family have named her Tammy, and she will be on her way to them early this coming week.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


This sweetheart is one of our older/vintage-style bears. She has been made in our hand-dyed antique matted mohair (in white it's called 'Emmett', or we have it in a couple of unique hand-dyed colours), and using our 'Alivea' pattern. She has worn, grubby patches and wears a scarf of vintage pink lace.

Anthea is a one of a kind artist bear and is currently available for adoption. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Baby Sweetpea Honey-Pot

Meet Baby Sweetpea Honey-Pot, the latest teddy to emerge from the Emma's Bears studio who is available for general adoption. She is made from one of our newest mohair fabrics called 'Honey' - its a little on the expensive side, but it's so worth it!

Born: 19/10/15 
Time: 9:49pm
Weight: 4lb 1oz
Length: 17"


This little lady is 'Emmaline', a stunning new bear created as a custom order for one of our collectors.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW hand dyed bear making fur - viscose, cotton, alpaca and mohair!

Come on over to our Fur Addiction website and check out our newest hand-dyed rainbow bear making fur. We have been working our butts off to produce a much larger variety this time so no one needs to miss out again. So definitely come and have a look :)