Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Been busy!!!!

Well Kay here are the mittens I was talking about. Made from sweaters

 
I have about 24 made for the craft show at the end of the month with my hubby.
 
Here are needle felted critters I have done.



 

                    Two mice and a bunny named Daisy!

















Now I have done up some Fab scissors for the show as well....





 




...and some pincushions
 with decorative pins.



 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sep 30th!

Well summer is cone and now we are into fall and such wonderful time of year with all the  awesome colors. Sep 30th already and I can't believe it. The time has gone by so fast. What have I been up to? Well not alot. I have been doing some needle felting and now making mittens from sweaters for a fall sale my husband and I are doing. He does wood turning and I am making some stuff for the sale as well. I am working on another bear as well. It has been a long summer looking after my mom who has alot of health issues. Plus traveling around Ontario. I do hope you all have had a wonderful summer. Now that the cooler weather is here I will be working more on the line of bears and such. Happy Fall!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Nothing but a hound dog!

Well as promised, here is what I have been working on. A needle felted dog with all the details.....well most any how.She is 6 inches long and 5 inches high. took me awhile to do but got it finished today. I really enjoyed making this critter. First time making a dog needle felting. I made a mouse first and then did the dog. I am working on another mouse but doing him different. I like the way the dog turned out. No patternm just from pictures. She has been a bad girl as she has been chewing on someone's slipper!






Friday, July 20, 2012

Teddy Bears Tutorials: Little "Peanut"

Teddy Bears Tutorials: Little "Peanut"

How Long ago????

Well I couldn't believe how long it has been since my last post. There has been lots happing in my life right now and bears are on the back burner as they say. I have been doing some needle felting and have a couple of things to show you. The summer has been very hot here and takes the goodness right out of me. I will get some pictures of what I am needle felting and will post them shortly. Thanks for hanging in there. Hope you all are having a great summer.

Friday, April 20, 2012

What I have been up to!

It has been awhile since I post any thing. I was away for the month of  March. Went to the Phoenix bear show and got together with great bear artist.  I got to meet Janice Woodard, Martha BurchTyler Crain-Davis, Marge Weiss, Sharon Barron, Robert Forman and of course the show promoter Valerie Rodgers. I am now the proud owner of one of Janice's bears and Robert"s bears. Plus I also got a couple of Joann's bears.
 Here is something I made for Joanne for being so knid and helping me in so many ways. It's a needle felted mouse pincushion.


Spent an after noon with Joanne Livingston working on bears and meeting her family. Joanne also took the time show us around Phoenix.

Got to spend an after noon talking about bears with Kathy Myers.
Here is Kathy and myself holding the panda bear that I received from Kathy.



 These ladies are just wonderful.
Then we headed up to Albera to visit with my daughter and her family. It was an awesome trip.

Now here is what I have been working on.
This a vintage style steam punk bear!
I still have some leather to add to the dress. She already sold.
Now that is better!

Next.......

Open closed eye lids on this polar bear. Still have some finishing touches to do. Joanne showed me how to make the claws and use lock line. This is my first try at open close eye lids.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Amigurumi Crochet

Have you heard of this before? Well I have not. I though crochet was crochet. It was the first thing I learned in school. Here is a defination of it.

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.
(source: Wikipedia)

There's so much information out on the web reference it. Patterns, lots of patters and free ones. Well I had to give it a try. I found that you have to crochet from the inside of the item going around instead of the out side. I went small and made cherries. Here is one link to more information.

It makes a nice tight crochet.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sweet little Lila!

Here is sweet Lila who is ready for a day on the town! She was a tough one to finish as she did not cooperate. She has a vintage style body with the hump on the back but wanted to be more modern. Shw wears removable hat, dress and shoes. She even has a hat pin to hold her hat in place. Click on her picture for more information. She is listed on Bear Pile.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Isabell with a new look

As you have seen in the last post Isabell was posted on Bear Pile. Well I thought she looked a little bare so I changed her up a bit. I hope you like the new Isabell. She has been put back on Bear Pile. You will find out more information on her and see more pictures.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Isabell Now on Bear Pile!

This is Isabell another Vintage style panda bear.



 I have them both on Bear Pile if you would like to stop by and take a peek!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Vintage bear available!


This is Harold a vintage style bear that is now available!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Getting started for the new year!

Well here it is a new year. I have had these two started for a while now and just getting back to them. I sold my first bear of the year, May the vintage style bear. I had cut out four different ones and have these two to finish. I more bears that are started but not finished and my plan is to get them finished this year! This is one of my goals for this year. I have a timless teddy that I will be posting for sale soon.

I hope everyone had a great New Year. My all you dreams and wishes come through for you in this New Year!