Monday, March 23, 2015

New Bunny for Easter

Happy Monday!
I have a new bunny available today just in time for the Easter holiday.  His name is Peter and he comes complete with his own Easter eggs. 
He is available over on my Bear Pile page if you would like to take a look.
 ~ADOPTED, THANK YOU!~ 

*As a side note, I'm having some trouble with my mailing list service and I haven't been able to send it today.  If you are a member, I apologize for this.  Hopefully it will be working again soon.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Bear hugs,
*Jeannette 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

A new bear for St. Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick's Day not far off I wanted to create a bear for the occasion.  While I may not be Irish, I will use any excuse to work with my favorite color green.  Not to mention the fact that I am in love with anything pertaining to Ireland.  Going there is at the very top of my bucket list!   So I dug through my stash of fur and picked out this lovely green and cream mohair combination and came up with "Finnegan".   There is still a little bit of a chill in the air so I gave him a warm little scarf.  ;o) 
 
I hope you like him as much as I do!
He is listed over on my Bear Pile page right now.
 



 
Have a wonderful day!
*Jeannette


Monday, March 9, 2015

Mind Block

Do you ever feel like your mind is completely blocked?  That's how I feel today.  It's not because I am out of ideas, far from it.  I just have so many ideas that I don't know where to start, so I sit and think.....and think.....and think.  And then at the end of the day I have nothing to show for it.    That was my day.   I got other things done of course, like school, laundry, house cleaning, dinner, dishes....but no bears.   My muse must be on vacation. 
 
I like to look for inspiration online when I feel this way.  My favorites are vintage images and folk art, they inspire me.   I'll leave you with this wonderful picture I found over on The Graphics Fairy blog.  Isn't he cute!
 
 
 
What inspires you?
 
 
Bear hugs,
*Jeannette


Friday, March 6, 2015

Online Show Today!

Good Morning!
The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day here in Indiana!  I hope some of this snow will melt, my driveway is one long sheet of ice.  It was no fun walking to the mailbox let me tell ya!
 
Today is the start of the Bear Hugs 4 U online show.  I hope you can visit!  http://www.bearhugs4u.com/
The show opens at 12:00 noon (EST) and closes on Sunday.
 
I have 10 exclusive pieces available on my page, including "Ariana".   The theme for this show is "Teddi and Her Friend", so Ariana is holding her favorite little bear.  They will travel to their new home together.   She is made from the softest Tissavel fur I have ever worked with.
 
http://www.bearhugs4u.com/
"Ariana"

http://www.bearhugs4u.com/
 
 
We hope to "see" you at the show!
 
Bear hugs,
*Jeannette


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Finished

I finally got these two little guys finished!  You may not recognize them, but they came from that little pile of bits in my last post.   They are a bit different than what I usually do, but I'm so happy with the way they turned out!   I took my favorite 6" bear pattern and added a little "prim" twist to it. 
I snapped another quick picture of them on my desk, but I will get some better pictures taken of them soon so that they can both be listed on my Bear Pile page.  Feel free to email me if you are interested in adopting either of them before then.  ga2150@aol.com 
The bear is "Abe" and the bunny is "Oswin". 
 



"Abe" and "Oswin"
Have a wonderful day!
Bear hugs,
*Jeannette


Monday, February 23, 2015

Bits and Pieces


I thought I would take a quick moment to share what's on my worktable today.  :o)  I'm working on a few new designs that I am really excited about!  They don't look like much now, but hopefully I will have these little ones done by the end of the week.   I will share the results with you all then.  
 


Take care and stay warm!  It is still bitter cold here in my neck of the woods.
 
Bear hugs,
*Jeannette
 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Around the corner

My next online show is right around the corner and I am almost ready.  :o)  I just need to add some finishing touches to a few and spruce up my show page for the big day.  I am always excited and nervous around show time.  It is fun, but there is always that nagging voice in my head wondering if the new bears will grab the heart of someone out there.  It gives me a little thrill to sit by the computer on show day and watch the bears find their forever homes.  It is very humbling as well, to know that you all enjoy my work.  It means that I am able to continue doing what I love so much, and it is hard to put into words how grateful I am for that!
Thank you!
 
bearhugs4u.com
 
 
 
bearhugs4u.com
"Ariana"
 
Big Bear Hugs,
*Jeannette