It's Showtime again over at Teddies Worldwide! Do stop by and see some of the fabulous, imaginative creations on offer. It never ceases to amaze me how creative my fellow bear artists can be.... Don't miss out on seeing- maybe buying:) - these beautiful works of art, the show will be over and done Monday morning Australian time, Sunday evening US eastern time..... Just click on the banner above to get to the main page. And yes, these are some of my babies on offer:)
Saturday, 6 June 2015
No, I'm not on Vacation, tho from my blog updates you'd think so!:) Its actually preview time for the next Teddies Worldwide online show..... Here's my girl, for the theme "Making Memories".
Her name is 'Memories of Paris', she sits in a little leather suitcase, dressed in vintage French lace from a Parisian flea market, with a miniature handmade box of pastel coloured macarons, an antique Paris souvenir fan ( also from a Parisian flea market ) vintage flowers and a golden Eiffel Tower charm.... I do hope you like her!
She will be on sale, along with more of my bears, when the show opens in a couple of weeks- but until then, why not pop over and check out all the preview bears.
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Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Well Show Preview time at least!:) The Teddies Worldwide show is on again soon, and the preview has started.... Here's a couple of photos of my preview bear, Sunday and Spot. As always, there's a wonderful array of bears to drool over, getting us all looking forward to what's to come in the show itself:)
Daphne as always has a wonderful collection of artists from all around the world for the show which starts on 20 March ( US time, early morning on 21st for us here in Australia and NZ) and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with... Mind you, I can't wait to see what I come up with either, as I've yet to finish the rest of my pieces:) Wish me luck and see you at the show!
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015
The process of designing something new, for me, can vary wildly- sometimes I get an idea and I rush to bring it to life, and it can be a matter of a day or two before I've finished it. Other ideas can take a bit longer- I have a few pieces that remain half finished for a week, month or few years:) because I've hit a creative block and I'm waiting for the right mood or idea to finish it. Then there's the ideas I've sketched out into one of my 'idea books' which sometimes stay there for years before I pick the book up on a whim, flick through and find something that speaks to me in that moment.
Thennnnn there's those pieces that remain in my head for days, weeks, months or even, as with this case- years- before I'm brave enough to tackle them:) Sometimes it's because the idea isn't quite there yet, but often it's because I am intimidated by the idea of such new pattern shapes. Like with my Hippo, squirrel, and this little guy, a Pug puppy:)
I've wanted to make a Pug or French Bulldog or similar type dog for so long, but the idea of such a different head shape kept making my head spin. Well round New Years Day I sat down and told myself it's time..... I've made this pattern up twice now, in both mohair and viscose, and I'm loving it! As is usual with designs I've put off forever, I want to make more more more!
So exciting to start the New Year with a completely new design! Basil sits about 4" tall, is sewn from distressed viscose, and is filled with pure wool and glass sand so he's just a teeny bit weighty in your hand. Here's to more adventure and new faces for us all for 2015!
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