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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

NBR (not bear related)

A few days ago I was browsing on Flickr and came across some wonderful photos of dewdrops on grass..... the photos stuck in my mind, then yesterday morning I looked out the window and noticed the sun sparkling on the grass outside. Quick as a flash I ran to get my camera, popped on my macro lens and snapped away. I hope you don't mind me taking time out from the bear pics to share them with you!


Monday, 19 April 2010

Just working on finishing off some new patterns that will be available exclusively from Gerrys Teddy and Craft Designs soon... the four designs will be on one CD, all ready for you to pop into your computer and print out as you need, or individual paper patterns. I'll also be teaching two days of classes for these guys just before the fabulous Gold Coast show in June... the classes are just about full, so it will be a busy couple of days!
The patterns for Primrose, Peony, Pansy and Poppy will be available soon...

Sunday, 11 April 2010

In Print, Rosebud

A little while back I was thrilled to be contacted by the Editor of Teddy Bear Review magazine and asked if I would consider designing a project for their magazine. How could I say no?? It was a little scary knowing not only did I have to design the pattern, do the instructions and the model, but also do the photos..... what a challenge.
Anyhow I made it just under the deadline (yay! hehe) and just last week the magazine has been printed and the final result is out there for all to see:) I am not sure if the subscription copies are out yet but the electronic issue is available (thank you for the heads up Sarah!:) ). Fingers crossed she came out looking well and I missed nothing too major in the instructions! It's amazing how tricky it can be to put everything step by step in writing and photos, regardless of how many times you have done it before. It will be so exciting to see it on paper when my copies of the magazine arrive!
On another note, it feels like Autumn is setting in here finally, things are cooling down, daylight savings ended last weekend and days are getting shorter. Winter is on it's way! Hard to believe we are already in the 4th month of the year!