Thursday, January 14, 2016

Giving the Studio a fresh new look for 2016

I have been trying for so long to make some large changes in the studio but it always seemed to hard as i wanted to move large cabinets. being a new year I thought i would just dive right in and do it.

When i first moved into this bedroom it had built in wardrobes, I removed the doors and put shelving in but it seemed like a wasted space. So out came the shelving and in the cabinets went which gives me more room in the studio.

Here is a small collection of my vintage goodies

I love my Raggedy Old Annie dolls, well i love any dolls. That's how i started my craft life as a doll maker in 2002. I took till 2008 to start making teddy bears and i found my passion.

A basket full of vintage lace.

Lots of little treasures.

My beautiful Inn Country hand painted sign. I started my first shop in 2007 and it was called Inn Country. I asked a really wonderful person to paint the sign for me. Natasha Burns. Since i closed the last shop in 2013 the sign has hung in the studio. I wonderful memory to keep from the shop.

I still have a lot of work to do in the studio. I wanted to share where i started with the changes.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The making of an old world Tattered Teddy Bear.

Meet Edith, She is an Old Style Teddy bear with a touch of Old World Charm.

I have been playing around with this one for a couple of weeks on and off.

She looked like this Friday morning.

Last night she was at this stage, I was playing around with some vintage lace collars.

I loved this one but it didn't quite hit the mark, I was looking for a little more old world charm.

This morning i changed her lace collar for a vintage wrap. She now looks perfect.

I just have to finish off her ears and she should be on etsy this afternoon.

Her name came to me this morning once i had changed her collar for the wrap. I also added a vintage charm of a little girl.

I really love her deep Chocolate Colour

I really do love making these Teddy bears and other creations.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

New stock in my etsy store

I have had a busy week working on a couple of new elephants a sweet little duck egg blue one and adding some small changes to a large on photo below

I also have this vintage brown bear wearing a vintage dolly apron in my etsy store.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Busy Busy Busy

Well Christmas has been and gone and New Year's Eve, It seems like it was only yesterday that i put the Christmas tree up, We had a wonderful New Year's Eve in the city watching the fireworks, first time i have seen it in Brisbane and i have lived in Brisbane for 23 years.

This was Christmas Eve, all presents wrapped! We had a lovely Christmas with family then off to more family on boxing day.

I finished all my orders the week before Christmas so i could work on my daughters Christmas presents see below photo. Gorgeous elephant

I totally fell in love with little elephant Her name is Paris, which is my daughters name.
I also made her a fabric sewing book and pin keep and also a pin cushion. she loved them all.

I updated my French bunny pattern, over the holidays, no changes to the pattern, I just gave her a vintage look and took her hat off. I love her new look.

I also working on another vintage style fabric sewing book, it is on etsy now for sale.

I am updating another one of my patterns at the moment. My tiny elephant photo's to come soon.

I hope you all had a beautiful holiday with family and friend and a wonderful New Years Eve.

wow it is 2016. Time flies when your having fun.