I have discovered that you can get stuck in a beary rut if you don't change your approach to creating bears on the odd occasion...well, at least that is my experience...so having been felting non stop for sooo many weeks I found myself felted out! It happens once in a while...so to change gears a bit I have been getting back into my crochet and loving the change of pace! I have been working in Chenille thread which I just loooooooove! It is so easy to crochet and sooooo soft and cuddly, it really does make very huggable bears! I have ordered some unusual thread from http://www.tedsfromthreads.com/ and hope to receive it very soon so I can get my beary hands on it and start stitching!! I'll let ya know how I go when my first bear is born from it...until then I would like to share Ethan with you...He is a 4 inch beary made from ultra soft ivory and honey chenille thread...he is sooooo lovable and has such soulful eyes...I hope he spreads a bot of joy about on eBay and here....!
I know it's been a while since I posted, I have been a bizzzzy bee with my bearies but I am back and thought I should share some news!
I have had one of my bearies, his name is Cheezel, published in Teddy Bear Scene and I am so proud of him. We are slow getting the magazine here in Oz so I haven't seen him yet but I can imagine that he is spreading some Anime smiles around the Teddy Bear World! Thanks so much to Sophie at TBS for her patience and help with photos. Cheezel is actually red and blue but I love to turn bear photos sepia so I did that to Cheezels photo here and he looks sooo COOL, don't ya reckon??? I loved working in Cheezels mohair which was gifted to me by Sammie at Quirky Critters, thanks Sammie!!! I bleached it to make it a wee bit vintage looking and it worked a treat!
The Yahoo! Group Love Japanese Bearies has now gone to a Forum!!! YAY!! i love the format, sooo much easier and we ahve 21 members already, and they to like the format... www.lovejapanesebearies.freeforums.org check it out, there are loads of fun people to share your love of Anime bears with and to chate about all kinds of beary things! We are just beginning there but I bet we have loads of good times! There is even a free pattern already, thanks to Sammie of Quirky Critters! Boy, that Sammie is a generous gal isn't she!
Alrighty, I will post again soon I hope, in the meantime Cheezel gives you a smile!
I am a miniature teddy bear, doll and creature artist from Australia...I loooove to create in miniature especially micro mini teddy bears and Japanese-style Bears! I sell my bears on eBay and hope to have my website up and going soon...