Monday, July 27, 2015

New Listings in my Etsy Store

A whimsical brown bear, wearing overalls.

I have 4 new listings in my etsy store. pop over if you would like to see more information on any of them.

A sweet pink Elephant.

A whimsical Worn bear wearing a vintage dolly dress.

A Little Red Cross Brown bear, wearing a vintage red cross pin badge and a light blue ribbon.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Where bloggers Create Party 2015

Well it's that time of year again for Where Bloggers Create Party hosted by My Desert Cottage.

Thank you so much Karen for hosting the party again. I can't wait to go and visit everyone's studio's

The above photo
Just inside my door way you will find this cabinet. I love to take all my photo's on the small set of drawers. I really love vintage pink. Here are some of my props i use in my photo's.

Welcome to my studio, I am an Australian Teddy bear artist - I love to make vintage style teddy bears, elephants, bunny's, giraffes, Panda bears.

One of my old dress forms.

another one of my bottle drying racks with vintage bobbins and vintage lace.

Here is another one of my green birdcages.

Grumpy bear sits with one of my little watermelon pink elephants. I love the vintage sewing basket and i keep some of my vintage sewing supplies in it.

A gorgeous shadow box of vintage sewing notions.

I love collecting vintage toy cots.

They make great displays for my bears.

I love this vintage pink doll cradle

I just received this gorgeous vintage dolly travel trunk in the mail the other day, another purchase i made, I have a thing for vintage pink stuff!

large bird cage sits on my desk.

Here is another display cabinet in my room, This one holds a lot of vintage glass an old typewriter and some of my suitcases. On the top shelf i have a French bottle drying rack with a lot of bobbins with lace.

A tiny Panda Girl.

A new chair, I am going to love sitting in my studio stitching those bears.

This gorgeous display gets moved around a lot in the studio. This is a before i moved it yet again!

Here is one of my tiny giraffes that i make.

I love to collect vintage baby shoes and boots.

A sweet bear wearing bunny ears I made for her.

Some of my vintage lace and sewing supplies. I also love to collect vintage hats. You can see a couple in this photo.

Here is some of my work i did for a recent teddy bear show.

My sewing desk

A new vintage display, one of my large vintage style bears and a tiny Panda girl.

Close up of my vintage baby shoes and boots.

A tiny elephant wearing a crocheted hat

My beautiful french cabinet with blue glass i have had this one for many years and it is filled with my vintage lace and fabric.

A altered art doll I made earlier this year.

A tiny elephant in the making.

Beautiful vintage pink baby scales.

I love this little pink toy sewing machine, it is missing a lot of parts, but it does make a great display and i love that it is incomplete.

A tiny watermelon pink bear.

I hope you have loved looking around my little studio, I am very lucky to be able to work here everyday and some days it's hard to leave, I get lost in creating a new little bear or elephant.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New listing on etsy

I have spent the morning listing some viscose in my etsy store along with some of my e-patterns.

I will be doing some more listing this afternoon.

grey viscose.

Pink hand dyed viscose.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Back to work on some new little bears and friends

After taking a couple of weeks off after the show.

I thought it was time to get back to work on making some new bears and friends.
I am working on this tiny panda bear at the moment. I love the brown and cream viscose i am using.
I think she is going to turn out very sweet and is looking like a girl at this stage.

I am also working on a tiny red cross bear that will have a vintage red cross pin badge.
a tiny pink girl that i am stitching lace to her body. I have not started on the lace yet, it looks good in my head just hope it will turn out just as good in real life!! 

I have so many ideas in my head of what i want to create next.
I really love to process from when a idea started to where it ends up. A new creation.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Photo's from Winter Wonderland Teddy bear show 2015

Here are some of the bears I did this year for Winter Wonderland Doll and Teddy bear show.

Starting to set up the table for the show.

Now the pretty things get to come out and it starts to look amazing.

A tiny giraffe she sits at 12cm tall - sold 

These two lovely one's didn't sell at the show and are in my etsy store for sale now.

This sweet vintage style bear sold first up in the morning. I love her vintage dolly dress 

Three friends sitting together.

This tiny elephant found a home after the show finished.

First day of the show, Every year I share a table with Julie of  Bears and Old lace. We always have a wonderful time together and do lots of talking.

Second day of the show. This photo was taken by the lovely Lisa of Megelles bears

A pair of vintage shoes that i could part with went to the show and sold.

I also took these vintage ladies Victorian boots, they also sold

This vintage dolly wardrobe sold before the show had started.

Vintage baby scales that i took to the show, they didn't sell so i decided they needed to stay with me in the studio.

Two little bunny friends didn't sell but are in my etsy store now for sale.

and this little elephant with an upturned trunk. she is also for sale in my etsy store.

a tiny little pink bear, she sold before the show started. she was such a sweet little thing.

A tiny elephant i love the colour viscose lace and  ribbon

I love this little elephant, I love the watermelon pink colour (I hand dyed it myself)

A large and small elephant sitting together. This is the largest size elephant i have made. she is wearing a vintage dolly dress.

3 little elephants they all found homes but the little one in the middle. 
She is in my etsy store for sale now.