Saturday, April 30, 2011

Old Bear......

bear_original A few weeks back I bought this old bear who has a certain charm I just could not resist! Yes he does need a lot of TLC and I plan on doing this though not too much as I wouldn't like him to loose his charm. He is about 38cm tall in mohair and mainly stuffed with wood wool and a small amount of Kapok - has a non working growler - cotter pin joints. Poor thing is missing an eye  bear_sad  I am struggling a little here in identifying him as I can't even make up my mind if he is German or English  bear_rolleyes If anyone can be of help it would be very much appreciated  bear_original

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Fairy Ring.......

Hope you are all having a good week - I have been busy making another bear as I am taking part in a bear swap which has been organized by another beary person on Teddy-Talk. We each get our own swap partner and mine is a very nice lady in the UK - she doesn't know what I am going to make for her and I don't get to know what she is going to make for me but it is a real fun thing to do - took part in one a couple of years back and I received the most gorgrous mohair dog which she modeled on my dog Millie (Norwich Terrier) - that was really some surprise! She called her Muffin and I've added a picture of her so you can all see what she looks like.
Now, the other picture is of a Fairy Ring which we found at the bottom of our garden - first time I have seen one of these but hubby reckons he has seen them before. 
It seems they also go by other names such as  fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring and pixie ring, and is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. 


Friday, April 1, 2011

Mama bear and baby bears.......

I'm just taking a break from dying more pieces of mohair to post this link on YouTube of a mother bear and her 3 cubs - this has such a high cute factor as well as being funny - had me smiling and aarrhhhing all the way through:o))

The weekend has started for me but not for others so on that note I would like to wish you all a good weekend:o))