Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

 
The weather has been beautiful for the last week and it is supposed to stay this way for the coming week. Each day there is lots of sunshine, blue sky and the temperatures are just perfect. 

I haven't found time to update my blog since I am enjoying spending wonderful time with my family who has taken time off between Christmas and New Year's. 

Besides this I have been working on another bear. This is my last one for the year 2011. She is white and stands about 10 inches tall. I will try to take and post pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

A mohair bear for a change!

My newest member of the bearkidz-family is Martin.

At my visit in October to the Euro-Teddy show in Essen (Germany) I had bought some mohair fabric, 
just in case .... ! 
Sometimes I want to work with a different material, other than yarn and it is nice to have some materials on hand when the mood strikes. Exactly this is what happened, and the result is Martin.

He is 7.5 inches tall and made from sparse German mohair. His face is needle felted, his paw pads are made from a suede-like fabric. I have applied shading with dry oil paint and knitted a hooded vest. Martin is disk/cotter pin jointed and weighted for a nice feel.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy 4th Advent!

Happy 4th Advent! Less than a week till Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The day is so beautiful, sunshine and blue sky! 
I leave the door to my backyard open so Raven can walk in and out as she pleases. 
You will always find her carrying one of her teddy bears around! Raven has her own collection! She owns a panda, the one in the picture and another brown bear. I am only glad that she knows which ones are hers and which ones are mine!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wilbur is in Teddy Bear Review

I just received the February 2012 issue of Teddy Bear Review. I am always looking forward to my new reading material. This time I found to my surprise a picture of my little Wilbur in it!

 Thank you Teddy Bear Review for showing him to your readers! http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7d1e10a2#/7d1e10a2/30

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alvin, a new bear



Finally I got my newest bear to do a photo session with me! Alvin is his name and he is 7 inches tall, one-of-a-kind and entirely crocheted. He comes dressed in his knitted pants and has a tiny vintage key hanging around his neck. Alvin is available for adoption on Bear Pile: http://www.bearpile.com/item/50718

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Krissy is offered for adoption on Bear Pile



My bear Krissy is offered for adoption on Bear Pile: http://www.bearpile.com/item/50661
She is so cute! I am probably the biggest fan of my work! And if she doesn't find a new mommy I will gladly keep her in my collection!

I also finished a new bear and it turned out to be a boy! Tomorrow I will take pictures since I love doing this outside and today is cold and rainy! My Iphone says: sunshine for the next couple of days! Perfect!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy First Advent!

I just noticed that I haven't posted in a while. Once again, I don't know where the time went!
I have to admit that I devoted more time to my hobby photography than to crocheting bears! A little bear is in the making for quite a while, but still waiting to get finished. However, sometimes it is good to be creative in a different field! You develop new ideas and keep your creativity on a fresh level!

Happy First Advent!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Max



Max was born yesterday! This little guy is crocheted from a short eyelash yarn and stands about 7.5 inches tall. He is listed for adoption on Bear Pile http://www.bearpile.com/item/49815.

I just noticed, after making mostly girl bears, all my last bears are boys! Strange!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Here I am showing another oldie: Autumn. Autumn was, if I remember correctly, 16 inches tall. I had crocheted her from a vibrant eyelash yarn in fall shades, hence her name Autumn. Autumn has long been adopted and since I didn't get a chance to take a picture of my newest little bear, I thought another oldie would be good too.

This week flew by so quickly. And it is always the same: before you leave on a trip you have to think of so many things to do, and when you come back, so much has piled up! My Germany visit seems so long ago!

Finally I got over my cold which I had caught from a fellow passenger who was sitting next to me for 9.5 hours on my flight from Germany to the US. He was coughing and sneezing during the whole flight and there was no escape, the flight was fully booked! Next time I will carry a mouth mask in my carry on luggage!

I wish everybody a nice Friday and a nice weekend!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A wonderful day!

The day was just gorgeous! Sun, blue sky and perfect temperatures. We went to capture the beautiful day in pictures and had a great time! Tomorrow we will have the same weather again and I am looking forward to spending the day with my daughter!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wilbur is now listed for adoption on Bear Pile: http://www.bearpile.com/item/49494 He wanted a toy, so I needle felted a tiny bear for him. Now he is all happy and looking for a new mommy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Back in the US


Back in the US! I had a great time in Germany but now it is time to work on bears again!
My newest one is Wilbur, the one in the picture. I had finished him before my trip but still needed to give him something to wear! His outfit was knitted high in the sky during my flight! Knitting or crocheting on a long plane ride makes the time appear so much shorter!

Thursday, October 20, 2011




The countdown is on, my time in good old Germany is almost over. The weather is supposed to be nice for the next couple of days and I am looking forward to spending these with my family.

"Guilty" the needle felted dog is another oldie I found on my computer. I made him 5 years ago and he has also been adopted 5 years ago.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Germany - Day No. 7


Today the weather started getting better, the weekend is supposed to have nice Fall days for us in store. I am looking forward to seeing the sun but with comfortable cooler temperatures.

In my MacBook I found this picture of another oldie, Pepper the dog. Pepper was born in 2006 and has long ago been adopted.

I found one problem with my blog at this time: I can't reply to posts in my blog nor post in any other blogs. I can only post my own posts in my own blog. I have no clue why, but I just wanted to let you know! Could it have to do with the fact that I am in Germany?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Germany - Day No. 5


Day 5 of my Germany visit was a rainy one. Despite the rain I had a great time with my family. I bought some new yarns and whenever there is time, I am knitting little outfits for my bears.

The picture shows "Autumn", another one of my adopted oldies!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Germany - Day No. 4



Today was day no. 4 in Germany. So far I had a great time. On Saturday I visited the Euro-Teddy where I met old and new friends. The bears at the Euro-Teddy were wonderful. You could find everything bear: antique bears, artist bears, manufactured bears, bear accessories, some dolls, and of course lots of bear making supplies!

The picture above shows 2 oldies, both adopted!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Packing


It is time to start packing for my trip to Germany. On Saturday I will be at the Euro-Teddy where I will meet up with lots of "bear people" and also stock up on some bear supplies! I am looking forward to this trip, just not to the long flight!
My yarn and knitting/crochet needles, a book and my ipod will hopefully make this flight not seem too long!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Krissy won Second Place in the URSA Awards Competition 2011!




My bear Krissy won a Second Place in the URSA Awards Competition 2011! I would like to thank you for your votes and also congratulate the other winners!

Here is the link to the Awards Presentation page of the Bears&Buds magazine: http://www.bearsandbuds.com/URSA-2011/Presentingthe2011URSAAwardsCompetition-BearsBudsTeddyBearMagazine.asp


I received a surprise package for my win from Bears&Buds with lots of useful gifts like a cute pin, a picture frame, a winning ribbon and the best was a beautiful necklace with a jointed bear covered in rhinestones!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

First Place in the 2011 TBAAF Awards Competition!


I am pleased to announce that my bear Toni won a First Place in the 2011 TBAAF (Teddy Bear Artists and Friends) Awards Competition!

Congratulations to all the other winners! The entries were wonderful!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011




Today I got a chance to take some pictures of my newest bear Joshua. I had fun making him a little baby boy with bent limbs and very poseable. I also made a pillow for him and needle felted a tiny toy bear for Joshua to play with. To keep him warm I knitted his little outfit from premium angora yarn.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall




Fall is officially here! But I am still waiting for the beautiful fall days with cooler temperatures!So far we have had only lots of rain and it is very humid and warm.

My dog Raven doesn't really mind the wet ground and even rolled in the mud! She came home covered with lots of wet leaves! I didn't think it was funny since she made sure to shake them off in the house before I could prevent her from coming in.

I have finished two more bears and knitted little outfits for them. As soon as it stops raining I will hopefully be able to take pictures which I like to take outside.

I wish everybody a nice fall week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Harley

I hope everybody had a nice weekend. Mine was surely enjoyable since finally fall is in the air. If you look closely you see some leaves changing colors. Walking my dog in perfect weather was a real pleasure. I also got to take some pictures of a bear I have finished. Harley is crocheted, one-of-a-kind and stands 11 inches tall. She is listed for adoption on Bear Pile: http://www.bearpile.com/item/48489 Everybody have a great Monday!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I just noticed that I haven't posted in a while. Time flies too fast!

There were just so many little and larger things to take care of. One of the larger things was that one of our dogs needed surgery. She had a torn ligament, but is now on her way to recovery and still needs special care.

I managed to finish a small bear but didn't get a chance to take pictures yet. Tomorrow looks very promising for a bear photo session.

I also booked my flight to Germany and will be at the Euro-Teddy in October. I am looking forward to meeting old friends and see what's new in the teddy bear world.

Today we have a gorgeous day with perfect temperatures, around 80 degrees, sunshine and blue sky. Fall is in the air!

I wish everybody a nice weekend!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ethan




Another new bearkidz baby is born! Ethan is smaller than the bears I recently made. he is only 5.5 inches tall, crocheted from a short eyelash yarn and 5-way jointed. I am not a big knitter, although I enjoy knitting for my bears. At the moment I love making and dressing them in little hooded jackets. The next winter is just around the corner! Ethan is listed for adoption on Bear Pile: http://www.bearpile.com/item/47961

Friday, August 26, 2011

Milton




I would like to introduce my new bear Milton. He is entirely crocheted, one-of-a-kind and stands 8 inches tall. Milton is 5-way jointed and filled with sheep wool and safely encased steel shot to give him a nice weight. To keep him warm I have knitted a hooded jacket from premium angora yarn.
Milton is listed for adoption on Bear Pile: http://www.bearpile.com/artist/1087

It is extremely warm and I am so much looking forward to my favorite season of the year: Fall! After the earthquake we had a couple of days ago, we are now waiting for Hurricane Irene to pass by. I completely missed the earthquake, in my house I felt nothing. Some streets over the houses were shaking. Hopefully Irene will miss us completely and I hope she will also not do serious damage to the east coast! Let's cross fingers!

I wish everybody a nice weekend!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Christmas in Summer




These 2 pictures were taken in 2 different stores yesterday!

We still have around 90 degrees and sunshine. It is hot and humid! For me to see Christmas decorations is a little too early! We haven't even had Halloween yet!