Sunday, April 25, 2010

A New Little Bunny

Well that little bunny that I had told you was hopping around in my imagination has finally come to life! He is just as cute as I hoped he would be too! His name is Ryan and he is made from a gold mohair with brown tips. He is available on

I hope you have a chance to visit him! Thanks so much for stopping in!!

Big Bear Hugs!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Inspired By The Past

As I mentioned the other day, I have been working on a little vintage style bear. I have her all finished this morning and I would love to share her with you!

Her name is Laura, in memory of my grandma. She reminds me of a bear that I would have found stashed in some dark corner of her attic, if she had ever let me go up there. I remember asking her again and again if I could see what was up there, but no such luck. "That dirty old attic is no place for a little girl" is what she always said with a smile. To this day I still wonder what she had up there so I sometimes daydream and imagine what I would have found. I think this little bear would have been right at home among some old dusty treasures, don't you?

UPDATE: Laura has been adopted!

Laura is available on Bear Pile if you would like to take a look at her.
I better get back to work now. I can't wait to get started on my next little critter!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Loving Blog Land

I am really having fun with this whole blogging thing, LOL! I wasn't sure that I would, but it is great! I have already met so many new people :o)

I would love to share a couple of new little creations with you today. The first is "Horatio", a little aged elephant. He is 4" seated. I dyed and aged his mohair and polka dot fabric to give him a well loved, prim look. I love the way he turned out!

"Horatio" Update: Horatio has been adopted! Thank you!

Second is "Berry", a tiny little 3" bear. She is made from a short pink mohair. These two are so much cuter in the fur! I have been doing some camera shopping, I need a new one so bad!! My current one has definitely seen better days, LOL. I dropped it on the cement floor of my garage a while back , oops! Finding a new one is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be! There are so many choices out there. I wish I could test drive them first, lol :o)


Well, I better get back to sewing. I have so many ideas floating around in my head, I don't know if I will ever have time to bring them all out!
I have a vintage style bear on my work table that I need to get sewn up and then there seems to be a bunny hopping around in my imagination, so keep watching this space. :o) If you would like to join my mailing list and be notified when new bears are available there is a link in the right column here where you can sign up. :o)

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Bunny

Wow, this week is really flying by!! I know you have all heard it a million times before, but I will say it again, There just aren't enough hours in the day!!

I would like to share my new little bunny with you though before I go and get started on dinner. I had such a good time creating my little mouse "Brie" that I just had to make her a little friend. I tweaked my pattern (again!) and "Pascal" is the result. He is 3" sitting, not including his ears. He is available on Bear Pile. I am sure he would love to have a visit from you if you get a chance. :o)

Thanks so much for stopping in!! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Big Bear Hugs,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I have been a busy bee! I have finally finished a couple of little critters that have been patiently waiting on my desk for the past couple of weeks. :o) The first little guy here is named Jude. He is a mohair panda and is available on Bear Pile if you would like to visit him over there.

Second is my first ever little mouse. She turned out so cute! Her name is Brie and she is available right here on my blog or on my website. If you would like more info on her just shoot me an e-mail.

"Jude" ~ 6" seated

"Brie" ~ 3" seated UPDATE: Brie has been adopted! :o)

I even had some time to work on some miniature flowers for my Etsy shop. I haven't had a chance to do this in awhile! I love making these :o)

Miniature Iris

Miniature Daylily
Joanne of DesertMountainBear is having a wonderful giveaway on her blog! Stop by and have a look, her bears are so wonderful!!!

Have a great day!! ;o)
Big Bear Hugs,

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring has sprung....I think!

What a beautiful day we had here in Indiana!!! I spent the day weeding my flower beds and I got 3 of the 5 done before we had to run to the grocery store. I hope tomorrow is nice so I can get the rest finished, but you never know around here. It was in the 70's today and yesterday it was in the 30's, go figure!

Anyway, as promised I have a large bear finished. Well, large for me anyway, LOL! Her name is Iris and she measures about 13" seated and 19" overall. I will get her posted on Bear Pile here in a minute if you would like to read more about her. I apologize for the photos! I spent most of the day yesterday trying to get a some decent pictures of her, but it proved to be a real challenge!! I have come to the conclusion that I need to invest in some kind of photography set up for my larger bears. I already have one for my small bears, but I just can't seem to squeeze the big uns' in there. :o)
I hope you all enjoy your weekend!! Thanks for stopping by! :o)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A blog giveaway by Shantock Bears

Elanor over at Shantock Bears is having a very generous giveaway! Pop on over to her blog and check it out!

Elephants, Elephants....

I have to admit that my mini elephants are my favorite to create! I had such a good time creating little Sammy that I just had to make her a friend. Of course he had to be a boy, LOL, it is spring! ;o) His name is Ian and he is looking for a new home on Bear Pile.

I have created him from a sparse blue mohair and flower print fabric for his ears and feet. Isn't he a cute?! UPDATE: Ian has been adopted! :o)

I also have a large bear to post soon, I hope. I need to get some pictures taken, but it has been pouring rain all day so unfortunately the lighting hasn't been very good :o( Maybe tomorrow.

Thanks so much for visiting!! Have a great evening!!


Monday, April 5, 2010

A little spring elephant

I have been so inspired by all of the gorgeous spring weather that I couldn't resist creating a pretty little girly elephant. :o) I would love for you to meet Sammy. I have named her after my daughter who is having her 9th birthday tomorrow!! Where does the time go???!!! My daughter's name is Samantha and her favorite color is purple, so Sammy seemed to be the perfect name for this wee one! If you would like to read more about her you can visit her on Bear Pile.
Thanks so much for visiting!! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!

UPDATE: Sammy has been adopted! :o)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

One Big Step

Hello all! I have finally made the leap into blog land! How exciting! I have lots of big plans for this page so I am hoping you can stop in and visit often. I would love to show my most recent bears and buddies here in this space, give updates on happenings here in my studio and also just share the special things that happen around here. :o)
So, to get things started I would love to introduce my new bear "Niles". He is available on
Bear Pile. He was made from a beautiful, soft belgian plush with ultrasuede pawpads and glass eyes.

I hope you can stop by and visit me here again! I hope to post updates often.
Have a wonderful day!!