Miniature Teddy Bear, Emaline and New Prints in Etsy Shop

 
Emaline, miniature mohair Artist Bear

Emaline, miniature mohair Artist Bear

Emaline is a miniature mohair artist bear.  She is only 2 1/2" tall and was hand stitched.  Her mohair was hand dyed and shaded.  She is wearing a vintage lace skirt, a necklace made of vintage glass beads.  She has glass eyes and an embroidered nose and mouth.  Emaline has tiny stainless steel shot in her tummy to give her a little weight and to help her sit nicely.  She is available in my Etsy shop.

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I have  8" x 10" giclée art prints of the following paintings in my Etsy shop. "Elephant Showtime" is a mixed media acrylic painting with collage and color pencil. 

Elephant Showtime

Elephant Showtime

"Elephant with Flowers and Mushrooms" is a mixed media watercolor with charcoal, inks, and color pencil.

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"Girl with Scarf" is a mixed media acrylic painting with collage and color pencil.

Girl with Scarf

Girl with Scarf

"Ghosts are Coming To Dinner" is an oil with pencil painting.

Ghosts are Coming to Dinner

Ghosts are Coming to Dinner

I'd love for you to come visit my shop! :)

 

 

Teddybear Extravaganza Online Show - Preview Today 4:00P.M.

 
Remy
Remy

I am excited to be participating in the Teddybear Extravaganza Online Show, which will run March 21 - 23.  There will be 75 international bear artists participating.

Here is Remy, my preview bear.  He is a OOAK (one of a kind) 6 1/4" tall jointed bear and is made of   Schulte mohair that I hand dyed.  You can vote for him or any of the other preview bears as your favorite here.

Emaline - New Miniature Mohair Artist Bear in Etsy Shop

emaline-sidefrontarm-blog Emaline, a new Ellifolks miniature mohair teddy bear is now in my Etsy shop.  Emaline is 2 1/2" tall.  She is wearing a handmade skirt of lace trim and a bead necklace of vintage glass beads.  She has a peach-colored vintage millinery flower by her ear.

Emaline

She is all hand stitched, and I dyed and shaded her red mohair.  You can see her here.

Emaline

 

Wookie, Whimsical Mohair Panda in Etsy Shop

Wookie

Wookie, a whimsical mohair panda in now in my Etsy shop. Wookie is made of sparse hand-dyed mohairs. He has one glass eye bordered with a wool felt flower and one orange vintage button eye ringed with a red embroidered circle. He is about 4 3/4" tall and is wearing a linen cord collar with a rusty jingle bell.

You can see Wookie here. Please come visit if you get a chance.  Wookie has been adopted.

Wookie

 

Wookie

Sullivan New Miniature Mohair Bear in Etsy Shop

I have added my new little Sullivan, a hand dyed and hand shaded miniature mohair bear, to my Etsy shop.  Sullivan is 3 1/4" tall and is dyed a pretty ochre color.  He is made of a sparse Schulte German mohair with hand shaded detailing.

Sullivan has big brown glass eyes and a distressed grey-blue silk ribbon scarf.  He would love for you to visit him on his Etsy page here.

Sadie and Olivia, New Bear and Bunny in Etsy Shop

I have added a new bear and  bunny to my Etsy shop.  They would love for you to come visit. :)

Sadie is a 6 3/4" hand dyed and hand shaded mohair bear with glass eyes and embroidered nose, mouth, and claws.  Sadie is wearing a vintage rayon ribbon headband.  She is made of an aged, sparse Schulte German mohair that I dyed a dusty rose color.  You can visit her here.

Olivia is a 7 " hand-dyed wool bunny with glass eyes and embroidered nose.  She is made of a lovely short Schulte German wool that I dyed a nice tangerine shade.

She has long, curly whiskers and is wearing a vintage flower by her ear. She can stand by herself.  You can visit her here.

W.I.P. - Work in Progress, New Teddy and Rabbit

Here are two new critters, works-in-progress.  The first is a hand-dyed mohair teddy being stuffed with excelsior.

And here is a hand-dyed wool rabbit that I have pinned together to get a better idea of how it will look when finished.  I have eyes temporarily placed and am trying out nose thread colors.

It's so much fun when the pieces get to the place where their personality begins to show through. :)

Teddy Bear Picnic Event at the Country Plus Shop, Hopkinton, MA

I am excited to have some of my bears represented at a wonderful event, Teddy Bear Picnic at the Country Plus Shop in Hopkinton, Massachusetts on Friday August 6 and Saturday August 7.  Marie Poole of Basically Bears will be showing my bears along with other wonderful bear artists including Vicki Stephan "Raspberies", Louise Bernier "Bear Witness", Tonni Bears, Sheryl Wells, Frances Harper, and Karen Seal.

Bear artists "Raspberies", Louise Bernier "Bear Witness", Jill Kenny "JK Bears", and Donna Bjerke "Bjerke Bears" will be making special appearances at the event.

Please come visit if you are in the area!!

Lucien and Dani, New Bear and Panda in Etsy Shop and on BearPile

Lucien is a sweet hand-dyed and hand-shaded bear made of sparse Schulte German mohair.  He is 7" tall and is wearing an antiqued copper necklace with a vintage brass bell.  He is in my Etsy shop and can be viewed here and on my BearPile gallery. Lucien has been sold.

Here is Dani:

Dani is a 6" panda made of hand-dyed and hand-shaded Schulte German mohair.  She is wearing a linen string collar with a rusty jingle bell.  She is listed in my Etsy shop and can be viewed hereDani has been sold.

I hope you can come visit them!

New Bear, Aleph, in Etsy Shop -- New Rabbit, Alice, on BearPile

I have two new critters available for adoption.

Aleph is the first of my new Min-elli series.  He is 4 1/2" tall of a sparse Schulte mohair that I dyed  and hand shaded.   He is wearing a copper and sterling silver chain collar.  His limbs are cotter-pin jointed.  He is available here in my Etsy shop.

Alice is a hand dyed rabbit of a sparse German mohair that I dyed and hand shaded.  She is wearing a skirt made of vintage lace trim and a vintage lace trim scarf.  She is holding a vintage millinery carrot.  She is cotter-pin jointed.  She is available here on BearPile.

Pussman & Co. Sweet Teddy Giveaway

Danielle of Pussman & Co., Pussman Stuffies is giving away the sweetest hand-dyed teddy to celebrate her three-year blogging anniversary.  There are two more days to join - until March 23!

You can join the giveaway here:

http://pussman.blogspot.com/2010/02/3-year-blog-giveaway.html

Please check out her wonderful blogs and other sweet teddies, too. :)  Pussman & Co, and PussmanStuffies.

Winnie at Bear Pile

I just joined Bear Pile and plan to add more bears there regularly.

Winnie is my first bear up for adoption at Bear Pile.  She is 8 1/2" tall and is made of German mohair that I hand-dyed and hand-shaded.  She is wearing a handmade skirt of vintage lace and eyelet, a handmade necklace with a vintage vegetable ivory bead, and a vintage rayon bow by her ear.  She is cotter pin jointed and stuffed with excelsior and cotton batting.  She has a small muslin bag with stainless and steel shot in her tummy for a nice weight.  She is very loose jointed for a vintage feel, but can stand with help.

You can visit Winnie here.

New Bear and New Panda in my Etsy Shop

Gregory

I have listed Gregory, a 9" primitive-style mohair bear in my Etsy shop.  He is hand-dyed and shaded with glass eyes, embroidered nose, mouth, and claws of pearl cotton and is stuffed with a mixture of excelsior and cotton batting.  You can visit him here Gregory has been sold.

Gregory

I have also listed Brioche, a sweet fluffy 7 1/2" mohair panda bear in my Etsy shop.  He is hand-dyed and shaded ith glass eyes, embroidered nose, mouth, and claws of pearl cotton and is stuffed with a mixture of excelsior and cotton batting.  He is wearing a vintage cotton lace ribbon scarf.  You can visit him here.

Thomas - new mohair Bear in Etsy Shop

Thomas I have added Thomas, a new mohair bear, to my Etsy shop.  Please check him out.

Thomas

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Thomas is a reddish-brown bear made of sparce, distressed German mohair and has  glass eyes with wool felt bordering.  He has a primitive, vintage style and  is hand dyed and hand shaded.  He is wearing a vintage rayon ribbon scarf fastened with a vintage vegetable ivory underwear button.  He is 8 ″ tall.  You can see his Etsy page here.

Thomas

New Bears in Etsy Shop

I have added some new bears and a bunny to my Etsy shop if you would like to check them out. Pete is a peach bear made of German mohair and has hand-painted glass eyes.  He is hand dyed.  He is 8 1/2" tall.  You can see his Etsy page here.

Pete

Petra is a dark turquoise bear made of German mohair and also has hand-painted glass eyes.  She is hand dyed and is 7 1/2"tall.  You can see her Etsy page here. (Petra has been sold.)

Petra side view

Petra

Maxie is a pale beige bunny made of German mohair.  He is hand shaded and is holding a vintage millinery carrot.  He is wearing a lace scarf.  He is 8" tall including his ears.  You can see his Etsy page here.

Maxie front view

Maxie

The last two bears I showed before, and have now placed them in my Etsy shop.

Isabel is an orange bear made of German mohair.  She is hand dyed.  She is wearing a French trim headband and a handmade vintage lace collar with a vintage pearl button.  She is 7 3/4" tall.  You can see her Etsy page here.

Isabel

Isabel side view

Ruthie Ann is a miniature red and dull purple panda made of German mohair.  She is hand dyed.  She is wearing a vintage lace skirt, a necklace of vintage glass beads, and a cotton floss bow on her head.  She is 2 1/2" tall.  You can see her Etsy page here.  (Ruthie Ann has been sold.)

Ruthie Ann

Ruthie Ann and Madison

Madison (a Dal doll) holding Ruthie Ann in her lap

On One Shelf - Some of My Teddy Collection

For the Studio Shots - Tuesday this week, I am showing some of my bear collection that lives on a shelf of my computer desk. computer desk

Here is my computer desk with the teddys on the top shelf.  At the top of the shelf unit, I have five bears, an elephant, and a dog.  The two animals on the right are a bear and a dog I made as samples for classes I taught.  The others are artist bears and an artist elephant from my small bear collection.  I bought them at bear shows before my now teenage daughter was born.

alpaca bear, polar bear, old fashioned humpback bear

Here they are from left to right:

elephant, artic bear

This is a mohair elephant by Steve Van Houten.  He has hand painted details and feels wonderful to hold.

The second bear is "Artic Bear", a mohair bear by Clare and Matt Herz.  I love his pointy snout.

alpaca bear, polar bear, old fashioned bear

The smallest bear is hand-dyed llama by Grandma Lynn (Lynn Lumly).  She has clay flowers on her chest, hat, and purse.  She also has an embroidered rose on one foot.

The white polar bear is Clara, a limited edition by Linda Spiegel-Lohre of Bearly There Company.  She is wearing a ruffled felt collar.

Irma is an "old-fashioned type humpback bear" by Louise of Bear Witness.  She is made from an old coat lining and has shoe button eyes.

samples for classes - crochet bear and sock dog

The last two critters are the ones I made as class samples.  The crocheted bear was made as a sample for the Creative Crochet class I taught at our homeschool co-op.  In the class, the girls learned how to do basic and fancy stitches, do shaping, and create three-dimensional shapes.  Suzy has a blue dress that is incorporated into her body.  The top of the dress is part of her actual body, and the skirt and sleeves are crocheted to come away from the body.

Riina is a sock-dog that was made as a sample for the Renegade Sewing class that I also taught at our homeschool co-op.  She was based on a design from a Japanese Craft book about sewing animals from gloves and socks.  You can read more about her here.

Some New Bears

I finished three new bears. All were hand-dyed .

Thibaut

Thibaut is a dusty purple mohair bear. He has a traditional, vintage feel with shaded and distressed fur and a collar of rusty jingle bells.

Thibaut

Isabel is a deep orange mohair and is wearing a handmade lace collar and a flowered head band.

Isabel

 Isabel side view

Here is Ruthie Ann, a miniature mohair panda (2 3/4").  She is hand-dyed and shaded.   Ruthie Ann is wearing a lace skirt and has a cotton floss bow by her ear.  I sewed  Ruthie Ann by hand while we were on vacation.

Ruthie Ann

ruthie Ann