Sunday, 12 October 2008

Pierre and Billy Boo.

I had a photo session this lovely sunny afternoon with the bears in the garden . A random frog hopped in to say hello and I ran in the house until he'd hopped off. Silly I know but they're so erratic the way they jump that I find them unpredictable and worry that they might jump on me! Anyway I got some nice shots , I find natural light is so much better for taking photos and getting true colours, I was glad it was sunny.

My new bear is wearing his hat with pride and I've decided to call him Pierre, I think it suits him. Let me know what you think. I'm going to put his friend Billy Boo on tonight for a three day auction . Ta ta for now x

Friday, 10 October 2008

Time For Change.

Hello, thought I'd better check in and let you know that I'm still blogging. After a nasty cold that kept me in bed for a few days I have been taking it easy, but not too easy! I find it hard to do nothing at all and I've been putting some ideas down on paper - new designs for bears and generally organising myself and my sewing room. I've also been thinking about which direction I'm heading in, with the change of season so definately here now I'm getting a bit restless , I feel it's time for something new and even though I'm still a bit unsure of what exactly that may be , I'm excited! I hope that I'm making sense, please let me know if you think I'm going mad. With so much doom and gloom in the media maybe we all need something to look forward to ......

I've been putting the finishing touches to a new bear today , he's bigger than my usual and I've had great fun making him and seeing his personality emerging as I go . I gave him a growler and I'm sure he must be dizzy since I can't resist getting him to make some noise every time I pick him up. He's based on a gorgeous old bear that I saw at an antique fair in the summer. Unfortunately I didn't buy him (my funds wouldn't allow) but I did have a hug and he did inspire me to make this fellow. Haven't given him a name yet but hey look what happened to Billy. He's now Billy Boo! I wasn't entirely happy with Billy's features so I set about improving them and then I went ahead and made a new outfit and a pumpkin and I love him.