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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 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!
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!
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
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!