Monday, 30 January 2012


Valentine Collection

Doesn't time fly by quickly, it not long since I was busy with the Christmas bears! With Valentine day approaching soon I thought I would show you my new Hearts and Flowers collection of bears and bunnies Elspeth and Romeo are the two traditional teds at the back, the two bunnies at the front are Rose and Jak and little Yara is the anime style in the middle.... I think she feels like the odd one out, just as well she is now on her way to meet her new Mum. I had a lovely time with the outfits as besides the bears, knitting and crochet are my favorite other hobbies and I think it fits right in with the bears. Elspeth (the girl at the back) and Jak (boy bunny) are still available for adoption from my website.

Pauline x

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

An Old Favorite

An Old Favorite

Been playing around with my mohair stash this week and found a nice piece of smokey blue suitable for miniatures. I dug out my old favorite, an anime pattern I designed a couple of years back and it was perfect size for this cute little brother and sister. I called them Midge and Molly, both are apprx 3.5" high a bit of a challenge for my fingers and especially the tiny little collar and flower decorations. Very pleased with them and they are listed with Ebay this week, fingers crossed they get a nice new home, the starting bid is very reasonable. Next week I am hoping to have a little Valentine collection to show, all hearts and flowers, hope you will bob back to see them, a couple of my traditional teds in this collection and a bunny or two hopefully. See you next time.

Hugs..... Pauline xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Happy Days!

Happy Days!

Well it's a few weeks now since the decision to cut out the afternoon job and after a scary "what have I done" mood for a while I have settled into a nice routine and am much happier, I have yet to find out if it's the right choice financially and I may find I have to make slight cut backs in certain things I spend on for now, but I do have a lot more time on my hands to achieve the things I want to do.

Besides more time for bear making I have started back at sewing group in the village where I live, a nice get together treat with like minded people just one day a week and going to start Zumba one evening a week soon to make up for the lack of exersise I am now getting without my daily walks to the bus stop and back, it all adds up doesn't it. Also more time for cooking nice evening dinners instead of grabbing takeaways etc and so am sure we will be a much healthier household than before. Looking forward to the time I can get out into the garden to work a little when the weather gets better so more exersise and perhaps a little sit down in the sunshine with the bear making, will see!

I will leave you with a picture of my first bear of 2012, Lydia, as I now have more time I was able to give her lots of added detail such as an inset muzzle, white eye accents, little eyebrows and a cute little outfit, really enjoyed this one. She is listed with Ebay this week, fingers crossed she gets a nice new family.
See you next time
Pauline xx

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!

New Year!

Happy new year! Hope it's a good 2012 for everyone, peaceful, healthy and prosperous.

Well, it is a brand new start for me, moving into the new year as a full-time Bear Artist, I finally gave up my afternoon job which I did alongside of the bears for 4 years just before Christmas. It was only afternoons but I had to make time to get ready for work, travel to work, travel back from work etc amounted to a lot more hours than I liked. Feels a bit funny at the moment but hopefully I will have more time to concentrate on bears. Getting myself motivated into a working routine will be hard at first as I will still feel like I am on holiday for a while. I am sure it will be better and I will have more time to release all the ideas that I have in my head, as the time issue before gave me a lot of frustration.

On the bear front, I have started the year with a January sale on my website of bears and some bear clothes and also I have listed this little miniature elephant Sasha on Ebay. Hope you like her.