Thursday, December 31, 2009

last bear of 2009 was "born" today

Today my last bear of this year was "born": bearkidz mini #8, a cute little girl crocheted from gorgeous yellow eyelash yarn. I still need to take pictures and will post them as soon as I get a chance which will be in the new year 2010! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I hope everybody had a peaceful Christmas, I surely did. It was a wonderful and quiet time I could spend with my family. One more day and a new exciting year will begin. I am looking forward to going to Florida in January where I will attend the Naples doll show. Since I am a doll collector besides making and collecting bears, this show is for years now my favourite on my schedule.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Peter at Christmas

Here is another one of my Christmas cards sent out in previous years. Little Peter can't wait to get his gifts, guilty! .....

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Another beautiful day, sunshine and cooler temperatures. I am working on another bearkidz mini. It will be mini number eight and I might start giving them names instead of just numbers. Several people asked me to name them.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It is cold but the sun is shining today. Only a couple more days till Christmas and I am looking forward to having nice family time!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Today we have another cold and rainy day. The weatherman said there might be a chance for some wet snow, however it rained all day. I really wouldn't mind if we had at least a little white dusting for Christmas, even if it was just for one day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

I would like to introduce you to bearkidz® mini #7.
This funny little bear is one of a kind and crocheted from an eyelash yarnin a beautiful turquoise shade. It sits 5 inches tall and will be available through my website.

Before sending out bearkidz® mini #6 to his new mommy I took a picture of the siblings.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bearkidz mini #6 would like to say "hi" to everybody. I finished this little bear today and will list him/her on ebay later today.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bearkidz mini #6 is almost ready to be introduced to the bear world! I crocheted him/her from a beautiful yellow eyelash yarn. I used a cream colored cotton yarn for the paws and off white felting wool for the face.

In this Christmas card my bear Christopher was the star! This picture was also in the Teddybear magazines.

Friday, December 4, 2009

This is another card I made, featuring one of my bearkidz babies. This one is Rascal who is one of my favourite bears and still lives with me.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I thought to share some bearkidz Christmas cards I had designed and sent out in previous years. I will add more during the next couple of days and hope you will enjoy them.
It is a rainy day and I am working on bearkidz mini #6.

The response to this new series is very positive. At this point I have planned to limit the series to a number of 10 bearkidz minis. These minis are all one of a kind, each with it's distinctive own personality.

All the minis that I have made so far have each found a new family to live with.

Mini #6, a yellow one with pudgy cheeks, will be finished this week and go on ebay by the end of this week.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

bearkidz mini #5 is listed on ebay

Bearkidz mini #5 is now listed on ebay. In case you would like to visit the auction, here is the link:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lately I have not been able to add much to my blog. Helping with my daughter's move and getting ready for Thanksgiving took most of my time. I can't believe that November is almost over. Now I am ready for the holidays and looking forward to decorating the house and getting in the Christmas spirit.

Finally I get to introduce bearkidz mini #5. This funny little one sits 3 1/2 inches tall and is like all it's bearkidz siblings one of a kind. I crocheted him/her (I leave this up to a new owner) and needle felted the face. The eyes are glass eyes, accessories include a hat and a collar in shades matching the "fur" and all handmade by me. Mini #5 will be listed on ebay this weekend.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

bearkidz minis #3 and #4

I also worked on two more minis, #3 and #4. They are both 4" tall when sitting and ready to go out in the cold. Both will soon be available on my website as well as on ebay.


Melody, a new bearkidz girl is ready for the world. She got finished just a couple of days ago. Her size is 10" and she is, as all my bearkidz, one of a kind. She will soon be available on my website.

Monday, November 9, 2009

bearkidz mini #2

I finished the second in the bearkidz mini series. This bear stands 3 1/2 inches tall and is crocheted from a pink eyelash yarn. The facial features are needlefelted, the eyes are tiny glass eyes. A crocheted collar and hat complete this little one.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Leon - finished after sneak preview

A new bearkidz-baby is born. Leon is about 12" tall and one of a kind. He might look like he is made from mohair, but he is not. As all my bearkidz he is crocheted from a variety of different yarns without the use of any pattern. This newest bearkidz-family member will be up for adoption soon on my website. If you like to inquire about him, please send me an email.

Monday, October 19, 2009

bearkidz Minis

I am working on a new series, the bearkidz-Minis. This is the first one, available soon on ebay and on my website. The little one stands 4 1/2 inches tall,is crocheted from eyelash yarn, and has a needle felted face. Hat and collar are handmade. You can always email me for more information.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

sneak preview

I am back home and crocheting my newest bearkidz family member. I am inviting you to a sneak preview. The head of my bear is not done yet, eyes and ears are just attached losely with pins. I still need to determine where I would like them placed. The nose hasn't been waxed or sealed yet and also no shading has been applied. But isn't it amazing how ears and their placement change the expression of the bear?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

At the moment I am out of town again but not without my crochet hook, knitting needles and some yarn. This time I have been working on a dress for a future bearkidz bear. I am sure there will be one that will look perfect and "beary" fine in this dress.
At home I have started to work on a new bear and I can't wait to get back to keep working. The first part I always finish is the bears' head. I will show a picture of him/her? as soon as my creation is ready. I always need to wait until a finished bear looks at me and only then I can tell if it is a she or a he. Once my new bear has a name, he or she will be happy to meet you!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A new bearkidz baby is born. Her name is Amy. She is one-of-a-kind and about 10"(25 cm)tall. Amy is crocheted from an eyelash yarn in combination with a very thin strand of yarn with soft and whispy "lashes".
Her paw pads are made from a microfiber fabric. I also knitted a dress with a little ballerina button in front that matches the paw pads in color. A braided hair band rounds up her outfit. Amy will be available on my website soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Molly and Hannah won first place in the URSA Awards Competition!

I am so excited! Both bearkidz bears, Molly and Hannah, won first place in the URSA Awards Competition. There were so many wonderful entries from all over the world!

Here is the link to see the top three winners in all categories:

Thank you to all who voted for my bears and congratulations to all winners!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I am back from my travels to Germany and will start to work on new bears soon. This weekend I will enjoy the beautiful sunny weather that already shows a hint of fall.
The leaves are slowly starting to turn and I am ready for some cooler temperatures.

There is still some time to vote in the URSA competition! Voting goes until September 10, 2009.
Here is the link again:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thank you for voting for my bears in the worldwide annual URSA competition. Both my entries, Molly and Hannah, made it to be in the top three winners of their categories.

Both bear girls say "thank you" for your votes!

The exact individual placing (first, second or third) will be announced after the second round of voting in September.

The second round of voting goes from August 10 to September 10, 2009 in which one vote helps to determine the URSA Major Award winner.

Here is the link to the voting page:
Please cast your vote!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Daisy has been adopted and will go to Europe soon.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I just finished little Daisy. She is one of a kind and entirely crocheted, as always without the use of any pattern. She stands 10 inches tall. I crocheted a white and yellow dress and made a hair bow for her so she looks pretty and girly. Her accessories include a little rocking horse. She will soon be available on my website.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

10 more days to vote in the URSA Awards - Round one!

My bears Molly and Hannah are entered in category 6 and 9.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hannah has been adopted and will soon be on the way to her new mommy!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bear Friends

One of my small crochet bears with her old friend, an antique German Teddy Bear.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hannah is entered in category 9 of the 2009 URSA competition: check out the exciting entries of artist from all around the world and cast your vote! Thank you!

Molly is entered in category 6 of the 2009 URSA competition: check out the wonderful entries in all categories. Your vote would be appreciated.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The little brown bear I was talking about earlier was "born" today and turned out to be a girl. Her name is Antonia, she is one of a kind and entirely crocheted, no pattern used. She will be available on my website soon

Saturday, June 20, 2009

We are having a beautiful weekend, sunshine and warm weather.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Bearkidz-babies Rascal, Mason and Jacob are having a good time with Greta Himstedt,
a doll from my personal doll collection.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the picture above Jacob is shown with Greta, a Himstedt doll from my own collection.

I am currently working on a new bear and will soon be able to introduce him/her on my blog.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lexi is also crocheted from a variety of different yarns.

She stands 12 inches tall and is one of a kind as well.

Her crocheted dress and matching purse as well as her cute white shoes make her a little fashionista.

She is available on my website:
My newest bearkidz bear is Jacob, crocheted from a variety of different yarns.
Jacob is one of a kind and stands about 13 inches tall.