A New Ellifolks Teddy, Rabbit and Chick, and Four Art Prints in Etsy Shop

 
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Two new Ellifolks critters are now in my Etsy shop along with two new art prints.

Johnson, a mohair artist bear is hand dyed and hand shaded to give a rich, vintage coloring. I used a sparse mohair for Johnson to add to the vintage look and feel.  He has one glass eye with a wool felt edging and one vintage shoe button eye ringed with a red embroidered circle. His circle nose is embroidered with pearl cotton thread. He is stuffed with excelsior and cotton batting.

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Harriet Rabbit and Sam are a hand dyed and hand shaded pale pink rabbit and a hand dyed and hand shaded pale green chick both made of sparse German mohairs.

Harriet Rabbit is approximately 8" tall including ears and is cotter-pin jointed for a vintage feel. She is wearing a needle-felted purple polka dot hat with cotton lace trim. She has German glass eyes and a pearl cotton embroidered nose and mouth. She is stuffed with excelsior and cotton batting. She has steel shot in her tummy to give her a nice weight.

Sam Chick is approximately 4 1/4" tall including his purple glass bead legs and feet. He has a needle-felted comb and beak and German glass eyes. He is stuffed with excelsior.
 

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"Boy With Dog" is a fine art giclée print of one of my original color pencil and digital paintings.  I did a drawing with color pencils and then scanned it into my computer.  I colored it in Procreate using many layers and types of digital brushes.

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"Girl With Poodle and Flowers" is a fine art giclée print of one of my original mixed media/acrylic paintings. This was painted on a  cradled wood panel.  I started with a very textured layer of gesso and incorporated the texture into the painting.  I also used pencil and color pencils in the painting.

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"Sail" is a digital painting I made in Illustrator.  I like the combination of the clean, flat shapes with gradient color.

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"Dolls with Donuts" is a digital painting I made in Illustrator. 

Please come visit me in my shop! :)

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.

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

Emaline

 

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!!

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.

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

Studio Shots

While working in the studio today, I started seeing photo compositions of various objects that struck me as funny or just interesting.  I ran and got my camera and quickly shot them so I would have a record of the images.  Makes me think I'll start taking my camera around more when I go out.

Hangry Dal doll

Hangry Dal doll

Teddy in Baggie Teddy w.i.p. - in baggie

Sorting wonderful mohair gift

Assortment of mohair pieces from mohair gift rolled up to go into supply closet

Doll Sneakers from Japan

Micro doll sneakers

Teddy foot with alligator clip toes

Teddy leg w.i.p. with alligator clip toes

Sylvie with Dolly in my Etsy Shop

 
Sylvie and Dolly artist bear with companion
Sylvie and Dolly artist bear with companion
Sylvie and Dolly artist bear with companion

Sylvie and Dolly artist bear with companion

I have listed Sylvie with Dolly in my Etsy shop.  She is made of a sparse champagne beige German mohair that I hand shaded.  I made her silk hand-dyed ribbon flower with vintage stamens which she wears over one ear. She is 7 1/2''.

Sylvie and Dolly artist bear with companion

Sylvie and Dolly artist bear with companion

I designed and sewed her dress and undies. 

I needlefelted Dolly out of cream wool. She has red and blue wool details for her face and shoes and red wool hair. She is 1 3/4'' and wears a cotton lace dress with tiny glass bead accents.

I hope you can come visit!

W.I.P. - Tea Bath for a Ted: Tea Dyeing in a Cup

Today I want to tea dye a teddy bear. This will be a little panda with darker ears, arms and legs. I've sewn the pieces but they aren't stuffed or jointed yet.  

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teapot water boiling

I'm just heating up some water in a teapot. The flame doesn't show up very well, but the water is boiling. Because the pieces are so small, I can just use a Pyrex measuring cup for the dyeing. I dyed a scrap first to check time needed for the result I'm looking for. If it comes out too dark, I know to keep the actual teddy pieces in the bath for a shorter time.

teddy pieces before tea dyeing
teddy pieces before tea dyeing

Here are the undyed teddy pieces ready to go into the tea bath.

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teddy pieces in tea bath

The teddy pieces in the tea dye bath.

dyed teddy parts
dyed teddy parts

Tea dyed teddy pieces. I'm happy with the color I got. Now the panda will be stuffed, jointed, and the face and claw detailing finished.