Sunday, December 25, 2011

I Won!!!!

I am so happy! I have been playing the contest Days of Christmas that was on Tracy Lee's website ThimbleBeary Orginals. I have won some ornaments for my tree and a bear pin and a pin cushion Plus the grand prize Snowflake that was drawn on christmas eve!!!!!
What a great christmas gift! Thanks Tracy for the cool contest!!!!
Now you know he will have a place on my tree for the years to come. I have always
loved Tracy's bears and I now have one of my own!

Monday, December 12, 2011

101 Days of Christmas

Here is a blog I found that I thought you might like. Go take a peek.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A peek at some of the things in my christmas tree!

Here are a few of the critters that is sitting in my christmas tree!

The cat looking for the mouse...... 
Panda peeking around the tree......

Ploar bear playing in the tree.....

raccoon .... and O whats this I see....there is a black bear with a toy...
.......there you are little mouse hiding from Mr. Cat!

I have a couple of wooden suit cases that stack one on top of the other.
As you can see I added some friends with the bears for a
 christmassy look by the fire place.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Starting to look a lot like Christmas!

Well I don't know where the time has gone. Here it is Dec already and christmas knocking at the back door! I have my tree up and thought I would share it with you. I still have more to decorate around the house. Here goes......... I took different shoots of the tree so you can see most of the items.

See if you can find the critters in the tree. I love to put elfs and bears and such in my christmas tree. I had the lights off and the lights on the tree on and my flash really lit up the tree.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mouse Ornamnet!

I have been doing swap ornaments for the last 5 years. I just finished  my ornament and thought I would share with you a couple of pictures be for I posted it in the mail.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I won a blog giveaway!

I just found out I won one of the Old Road Primitives Blog's give away!
They are so cute. If you like Primitive you should take a peek at their blog. Lots of patterns to choose from.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stars for winter!!!

I have been cleaning out my craft stuff and came across these stars and decided to add a few things to them. Here are a couple of them and I have a couple more to do. I just used up things I had around.

They were fun to do. I would find different things and take them apart to use like the snowman heads. They are made of tin. I didn't want to use the bodies as they were too big, so I took the heads off and just used them. A little bit of greenery and some snow, few berries and there you have it. Simple!
It seems I have a thing for snowmen. They are great to hang on the door that can be there all winter.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Resource list reference bears.

Melissa Wenzel sent me this link reference bears and I want to share with you. A guide to Teddy Bear resources on the web. If you wish to be added to this list , please contact Melissa at,


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Mink Coats For Sale!

I just up dated the mink coats for sale page. I have put two more on the website.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mink coats up for sale!

I am doing some cleaning up and I have more mink then I will ever use. I enjoy using mohair so it is time to let go of the mink. So if you are interested click on the available items to go have a peek!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vintage bear now available!

I have  a vintage style bear now available. This is may. Go to the available page for more information!

As promised Here is Griffiths!

Here is the lt yorkie I made from Krista's pattern that I won. I used short mohair instead of long and he looks like he has a puppy cut. I named him after Krista Griffiths as it is her pattern. Ehat a totaly differnt look buy changing the lenght of the fur plus I used an all tan collor for the head. I hope you all like him and he was fun to make.To see more pictures and information on him go to my available page.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wayne's Tutorial!

I am so happy I found a post that Joanne did on linking her website to her blog. Her friend Wayne did a tutorial on how to do this. Here is the link to Wayne's tutorial . I hope you find it helpful. Thank you Joane and Wayne! Now I will be able to have pages for different things and link to my website.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A cool Blog!

I came across this cool blog this morning that has some free toy patterns that you may like. So go on over an take a peek!

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Timeless Teddy Vintage Style

Here is a Timeless Teddy vintage style! He has no name yet. He is made from mohair and about 10" tall. He wears a working pendent with a cloth bow tied to it. He has a bit of a different face then What May has. I have been trying out different designs I have created to see what I like the best.

I am working on the yorkie pattern I won from Krista and will have pictures to follow shortly. So don't forget to pop back to see what I have created.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I won the pattern of a K Pawz Creations!

I won the pattern of a K Pawz Creations Yorkshire Terrier puppy pattern by Krista Griffiths. This is the first ever made public a pattern from Krista.  I was so thrilled :) Krista is going to sell this pattern. If you click on the picture you will go to her blog and get more information.  We have 4 Yorkies and two Chihuahuas. I will post a picture when I make this puppy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Vintage Style Bear/ Make over

It has been awhile since I posted a bear. I have several on the go at different stages to be finished. Here is May. A vintage style bear. This is my first vintage style bear. She is about 10" tall, made from mohair. May has loose joints and stuffed with steel shot and poly filling. She has a nice weight to her. It took me awhile to age her as I have not done that to a bear before. It is a bit scary to make a bear look old when I make bears look new, if you know what I mean. The funny thing is I had a job with the nose to make it look old.

I have made so changes with May. Trimming back the fur as it was too long. Making her a simple dress out of a vintage hanky. I like the new May better.

I am back!

The group at the table picture from our last night there.Me and my two bears and Joanne.

Well I am back from Philadelphia and had a blast! Met lots of wonderful people and got to meet Joanne Livington, Alison Mckee, Michell Lamb, Katherine Hallem and Bev White. I did bring home a couple of bears by Joanne. Here are a couple of pictures from the show. Everyone was so nice. If they have the show again next year I would go. It had dolls as well but not as many as there were bears. It is the biggest bear show I have been to. Joanne has posted more pictures here at TT. Thanks Joanne, click here

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Giveaway from TS mini bears

This is eye candy! what a great give away. The draw is May 7th. So click on the picture to take you to TS mini bears blog to get all the info.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Philadelphia bear show May 12 - 14

I am so excited to go to the Philadelphia bear show in May. I we to the Toronto show a couple of weeks ago. This one is for bears and dolls. I won't have a table in the show but going to see what it is all about and may be bring home a furry friend. You should check out the site. Even better, why not just go and see all the great works of art. It should be good. I am going for the three days. Who knows what you may find to bring home.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Link to Bear History!

I had a email for an Elementart school teacher that has
found the information on my web page What's in a bear useful. So one of her
students found this link to the history of the
teddy bear and thought that other readers may
be interested in reading the history of
teddy bears.
So thank you Ashleigh for the website:) What a sweet thing to do. Maybe you will be a bear artist some day:)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Books For Sale!!!

Here is the list of books I have for sale; The price does not include the shipping. You will be charged the acual shipping cost.
Making Teddy Bears- $10.00 SOLD
Easy-To-Make Teddy Bears & All The Trimmings- $10.00
The Bear Canvas ( guide to fabric painting and teddy-bear making)- $20.00
Teddy Bear Craft Book (hard cover, Thirty five projects)- $10.00
Two - Hour Teddy bears- (hard cover)- $6.00
2 books - Collecting Teddy Bears- (hard cover)- $10.00 each
Teddy Bears- (hard cover)( This delightfully illustrated book provides the ideal introduction to the world of the Teddy bear)- $10.00
Ultimate Teddy Bear Book- (hard cover)(The essential guide for all bear enthusiasts)- $10.00
The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia- (hard cover)- $10.00 SOLD

If you are interest in buying a book, please email me;

Clean Sweep!!!

Well here it is 2011 and it is time to get rid of stuff I no longer need. Some where along the way I seem to have lost this post so I am entering it again. This is not the way to start 2011 having things disappear. Lol I have a dozen bear books I am going to try and post here in the next few days for sale. So pop back and see whats up for grabs!