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!

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: