Sunday, 3 November 2013

Festive Delights 

I know its only November but Christmas won't be that long and I like to get organised early, perhaps its because I also have a few birthdays around that time to prepare for too,  I did buy a new Christmas tree a couple of weeks back too as our old one was spoiled during our house move in June, so I am feeling a little festive already.  I have a few nice pieces of fabric ready to cut out for some seasonal bears but before cutting them out I have up-dated the website
Valewood Bears  with some beautiful seasonal outfits, this may be the last batch before Christmas as I prepare to work on some bears but you never know!  Just might make a few mince pies for the freezer and perhaps a Christmas cake in the next couple of days before I start work on the Christmas bears.

Have a lovely week 
Pauline xx

Friday, 1 November 2013

A Tasty Bear

As I mentioned in a previous post I had a cuddly tan Alpaca bear cut out and ready to sew and didn't know if boy or girl would be born form this lovely fabric.  Well here is the outcome, definitely a boy.  I called him Fudge as he reminded me of tasty fudge.  He is just under 10" high and all ready for the cold season in his fluffy brown mohair hat, really pleased with how he has turned out.  If you are interested in giving him a home (he would make a lovely Christmas present for someone) all his details are on my website ...

Have a lovely weekend..... Pauline x

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Happy Day
Well I am doing the happy dance as have managed to get my website back working.  I found a brilliant local computer shop who took me under his wing and did everything needed to get my site working again, they also host the Frontpage extensions so they are able to host my site on their server which is great, a smaller company than I had used before giving the best service ever.
 I have already updated the website with Zola who I am happy to say was adopted within half an hour, this is the wacky bear that I mentioned was coming in last post on here, very unusual mohair which was hand dyed in striking colours, I am happy I was able to do it justice with Zola.  
The next bear will be at 10 inch high honey coloured Alpaca bear, not sure if he will be girl or boy yet, pop back  in a few days if you would like to see the finished bear or check out my website 
Pauline x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

A New Bear

As promised I am back here with a new bear, Meg is 8.5 inches high standing although she prefers to sit.  I created Meg from a lovely rich chocolate brown mohair with paw and foot pads in matching German wool felt.  Meg has a cotter pin jointed head and her limbs are all nut and bolt jointed, she is filled with a mixture of poly/cotton and steel shot, she is quite a heavy little girl for her size.  Meg has premium black glass eyes with white accents and nose is embroidered in black cotton pearl thread.  Meg is wearing a cute little lacey knitted coat which is slightly aged for her, a lacey bow at her head also slightly aged and around her neck a wooden heart in colour to match her fur.  If you would like to adopt Meg please get in touch
 Her adoption fee is £79.00 plus £6.60 postage and packing for UK.  I do post worldwide please ask for postage to your country.

Thanks for looking at Meg.... Pauline x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Website and Computer Problems

After getting a new computer (hard drive part) last week we somehow lost the link to our website host.  Therefore I cannot publish my website after up-dating and unfortunately nobody can see the website if they are visiting.  I am trying my best to get this sorted out but having trouble with the hosting people not bothering to help or calling me back.  If we don't have any luck soon, going to ask for a refund and go with another host which will take time up again before I am online again.  Meanwhile, any new available bears I have will be posted on here, also any new bear clothes (although might not be many clothes now until after Christmas).  You can also find me on Facebook (Valewood Bears) as I post new bears on there too.  Here are two bears that I have listed on Ebay this week, here is a link to the auction Valewoodbears

Also I have been busy knitting cuddly waistcoats and hat sets for a lovely lady to put on her gorgeous bears to wear, thought you might like a little look at them.  

Next to come are a few bigger bears than the Ebay ones, a 9 inch dark brown mohair and a 7 inch hand dyed one in very wacky colours which is unusual for me.  There is also a tan fluffy Alpaca bear cut out which will be 10" high, so please pop back in a few days time and I might have one or more to show you.

Bye for now and hugs

Pauline x

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A Fresh Start!!

It's been a long time since I last wrote as we have been in the long process of house moving.  Selling up the home we lived in Yorkshire all my life as we needed somewhere new, we then moved into rented for a while until we found our now, hopefully forever home here in sunny Suffolk.  It's been a hard year but are finally settled.  It's a gorgous place to live we have been busy exploring the Suffolk coastline and towns and villages around, the sun has shone almost every day since we moved in, although I am told the winters are cold and harsh as we are quite near to the sea although I am sure we won't have as many snow drifts as we had up in Yorkshire last winter.

I have a nice little room of my own for the bear making but have yet to furnish it properly, I do have my sewing machine and supplies set up already, been busy last week and  finished these 3 little bears who I have added to my website.  Will be looking into booking some fairs again soon, hoping there will be one or two in this area.

Will be back with another up-date later
Pauline x