Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Joey up for adoption!

Things are a little hectic around here at the moment as my Mum is in hospital under going tests for DVT and I've been called upon to take care of my nephew (my younger sister's son ) who she was looking after before she took ill. My sister is on holiday in Canada and has another week left , so it looks like Auntie Gin will be busy next week as well.
My nephew is 10 years old and great company! He also shares my love of bears and has been reading the latest copy of Teddy Bear Times today! He's also been busy designing his own bear for me to make!
Anyway I just managed to grab some time today and put Joey on my new website. The site is in its infancy as are my computer skills so please bear with me, do excuse the pun!
I will be adding more bears over the next week or so , please let me know what you think, it would be great to get some feedback, hop over and take a look-

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The end of the day.

Well it's nearing the end of the day now and I'm only just getting around to updating my blog. It's been a great day though , you know the days when everything runs smoothly and just falls into place - one of those, which is rare for me. I joined an art group today which is something that I've been meaning to do for some time . I'm so glad I did it at last. I have to confess that I'm more confidant with a needle and thread in my hand than a paintbrush !! I'm already thinking of ways to incorporate thread and textiles into the piece!! The art teacher likes to recycle all kinds of things and one of the best ideas is the one where she turns a discarded video into a box canvas by covering it with cloth cut from old sheets! Will show some pics tomorrow of a painting I bought that's done like this.

I also finished sewing a little grey bear today. He's called Cedric and is going to live in Copenhagen, what a lucky boy!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Joey the blue eyed sailor boy.

Meet Joey the cheeky sailor boy. I've been busy the last few days and Joey is just one of the projects I've been working on. He measures 9" and sports a silk sailor collar and hat (worn at the obligatory jaunty angle) . I'm putting him up for adoption on my new website tomorrow!!

So do pop back and take a peek, I'd love to know what you think!!

Friday, 8 May 2009

Lets get busy!

Hi, just letting you know that I'm still here!! Been quite busy with family birthdays and housey stuff but the bear creating is still going on in the background. I'm playing around with a new design and will show the finished bears when I'm done tweaking. It's almost like I can't even stop to catch my breath because I'm so focussed on getting my pattern right. Ooh I love it when I get into a creative whizz , because it feels just like that - a whizz, instead of the creative quagmire that I sometimes find myself wading through when I can't muster up any new ideas and feel unable to make even the most simple decision . So while I'm in this mood I'll crack on !!
Back with pics soon, have a great weekend x

Friday, 1 May 2009

Best Friends Part Two.

Yes I know it's been a long time in between posts but there is so much to distract me at the moment!! The lure of a sunny day is far too tempting for me and I find myself in the outdoors exploring the beautiful country walks nearby, needless to say my plans for the new workroom have been dragged out and I'm eager to get it finished, so please pray for rain then I can get back to completing it!!

These are some of the pics from my walks , the two best friends are my godson and stepson, Shea and Sam , two cuties!!