Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The best laid plans

Well.......so much for listing a couple of new bears on ebay soon after my last posting!!! Two days after my last post I was admitted to hospital and had to have emergency surgery to have my gall bladder removed so, needless to say I didn't get round to finishing my bears!!!

I finally got round to listing 2 of them today and I'll hopefully get the other one put on tomorrow. The first one is called Willow and he's a 10" panda made from the most scrumptious new deluxe faux fur.........incredibly soft and fluffy!!

The second one is a new design I've been trying out and is an 8 way jointed polar bear called Flake. He's quite a big boy (for me anyway) at 14" tall when standing and quite heavy. He's made from a lovely white straight pile mohair. He's got such a lovely feel about him, I could just sit and hug him all day :o)

I've also finished off a very cute little miniature bear who stands just 4" tall. I just need to finish off a couple of little things before I post him on ebay!!

I'm really enjoying playing about with new designs and fabrics just now.....hence the 3 different styles of bear being listed on ebay!!! I think that's one of the things I really enjoy about bear making......there's so many new things to try and so many wonderful fabrics to choose from that I can't imagine ever getting bored of creating new bears :o)

Speak to you again soon!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Oh dear......yet another 2 months!!!!!!!

Well......what can I say????? I've no reasonable excuse for leaving it yet another 2 months to update my blog, so I'm not even going to try......lol :o)

I'd like to say a very warm welcome to all my visitors :o) I've been having a look at my little Feedjit thingy at the bottom of my blog page and am amazed at the people
who have visited :o) It's very nice to see visitors coming from all over the world.........thank you :o)

Well, that's my holiday well and truly over for this year and I must say what a fantastic (but exhausting!!!!) holiday it was. I LOVED America and most definitely want to go back there!!! I won't bore you with all my holiday photos (WAY too many!!!!) but I thought I'd share a couple with you :o)
You can't go to Disney without taking a photo of Cinderella's castle........so here it is!!!

One of the floats at the Disney night time parade

The FANTASTIC Shamu at Seaworld....what a show!!!!

My son enjoying the cool water mist coming off the water under the Universal globe.

The African Queen boat from the movie starring
Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn which was outside our hotel at the Florida Keys.

WOW........bush sculpture in Busch Gardens!!!!

And, for me, the highlight of our holiday.................

.........my son and I swimming with the dolphins at the Florida Keys

Well holiday pics posted......now lets talk bears :o) I've got a couple of bears almost finished (hopefully I'll get them finished over the weekend) which I'll hopefully get put onto Bearpile and possibly ebay over the next few days. I've just bought a stash of GORGEOUS deluxe faux fur which I'm looking forward to making some bears from. I've almost finished a panda I'm making from this stash and it's sooooo soft. I've also got a little miniature bear, an open mouthed polar bear and a golden mohair bear in the process of being made so fingers crossed I should be finished them soon :o)

Speak to all again soon(ish!!!!)