Monday, April 7, 2014

Special Commission "Winter Blessing"


 I created this special bear for Donna.  She wanted a long mohair white teddy with a winter theme.
I gave her a pale grey nose.  Hand-blown glass eyes with accents and shading.
Her paw pads are sculpted and shaded light grey ultra suede.
Around her neck I gave her a multi ribbon bow accents with greenery with crystals and glittered snowflakes. In her hair she wears a matching hair bow.

Thank you Donna for letting me create "Winter Blessing" for you.
 
 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Summer" Commission for Darlene


This pretty bear is a commission for Darlene and her husband, Jim for their 45th Wedding Anniversary in June. 
She is a 14" teddy made from pale yellow hand-dyed curly mohair. 
Her foot pads are embroidered with daisies.
Around her neck, she wears a satin bow trimmed with leaves and a vintage daisy accent.
The wool felted swans are from Daria Lvovsky of Israel. 

Have a BEARY wonderful day!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A big bear Thank You!

 



I would like to give a big bear hug Thank You to
Betsy, Diane, Lillian, Lorraine, Nicole, Diana,
 Karen, Sue, Stephanie and Patty
for adopting a bear from the Teddy Bear Extravaganza Online bear show this weekend.
I hope your bear brings you smiles and happiness.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Introducing Bailey Teddy Bear Extravaganza Show Piece!


 I would like to introduce you to "Bailey". 
He is my Teddies Worldwide Teddy Bear Extravaganza Show Piece bear. 
He will be available for adoption on Friday, March 21st.
Isn't he adorable!
See you at the show!
 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bear Hugs 4 U Show Thank you!


 

A big Bear Hug Thank You to Diane N, Nicole, Jamie, Diane S, Rose, Stephanie, Harriet and Janice
for adopting a bear/bunny from the Bear Hugs 4 U online show this weekend.
I really appreciate your kindness. 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bear Hugs 4 You Bare Bear Show piece

I would like to introduce "Pickwick" 
 He is my One of a Kind Show Piece bear for the Bear Hugs 4 U Bear Show. 
The show piece bear had to be bare with no accessories. 
I created "Pickwick" from a very dense Tissavel faux fur.
His paw pads are sculpted and shaded ultra suede.
Available for adoption on March 7-9, 2014
 

What a darling face he has!

See you at the show!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Betty

I would like to share with you an email that I received from a collector after the Winter Stars Online Bear Show on last week. 
Judy adopted "Cornflower" in memory of her beloved Mother and friend,
 Betty.
This email touched my heart.  I needed to share it with you.
 
Hi Donna ~ 
I lost my Mom to pancreatic cancer in 2010 ...
 
I began collecting purple bears and have a collection of what I call my PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS AMBASSADOR BEARS ...
 
(That’s how I found the world of handmade bears) 
Each purple bear (and some angel and “Betty”/Elizabeth bears – My Mom’s name was Elizabeth, but everyone called her “Betty”)
has a place in my collection of PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS AMBASSADOR BEARS ~
and all are very important! 
 
My Mom’s cancer was not detected until Stage IV ... she crossed over less than two months after her diagnosis ... although she had been sick for many months prior ... no one discovered what the problem was.  
Mom was my Best Friend here on Earth and now my Best Guardian Angel in Heaven ... she sends me rainbows when she is able ...
I have some beautiful photos of rainbows she has sent to me after terrible storms … I know she watches over me.
 
Mom and Me on her 84th Birthday
Mom and Me at a Christmas celebration at my Brother’s House
A Mother’s Day photo I just love!
One of Mom’s favorite photos with my Dad ...
They were high school sweethearts and married 66 ½ years ... Dad was 90 on July 30th of this past year … he is doing well. 
Mom’s 91st Birthday would have been Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 
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I have been hoping for a purple bear that you created …
and at every on-line show your bears are all adopted before I even have a chance to see them … 
I guess this time … I was supposed to adopt Cornflower ~ Thank You 
Sending You Warm Hugs and Many Blessings ~
Judy ~
 
Thank you, Judy, for sharing your story of your beloved Mother, Betty.  
It warms my heart to know that this bear I created will be cherished in your collection of purple
 PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS AMBASSADOR BEARS
“What you do makes a difference … and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall 

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