Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bears That Care

Just a sneak peak at Penny my donation to The Bears that Care Online Show

It's almost here!  

The Bears that Care Online Charity Show - tomorrow at 12pm (Melbourne time)   
Please pop in and have a look at all the wonderful bears that have been 
kindly donated to raise much need funds for Ovcare.  
Ovcare is and ovarian cancer research, education and awareness program.
 All the bears are One of a Kind Collector Bears. 
Maybe you will find a Christmas present or two.  
All proceeds are donated so please support Ovcare and the wonderful work they do!

Click on Link here to pop over!!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

What else is happening?

Well I keep telling you how busy I am making all these little teddies for the upcoming TWW Show but the truth is I have had lots of other exciting things happening as well.

Peaches (above) has been adopted and she is off to her new home in America where she will join her little sister Caramel. I am happy that two of my bears are going to the same home.

I was super excited to find a profile on myself and all my little bears and friends in the current issue of Australian Bear Magazine.  It was very special to have the opportunity to included in this issue.

And to top it off Bosley Bears was also featured in the lovely New Zealand Teds October/November Issue. With little Annie dog making the cover. This is such a cute little magazine and I want to Thank Hazel and Pam for being so lovely and featuring my bears.  It is wonderful what these two ladies do, they make no profit from the publication and provide a lovely little magazine for us all to enjoy!  If you like bear magazines be sure to subscribe and support Hazel and Pam to keep Bear Making alive. For information on subscriptions contact Pam Hurly at
Oh I almost forgot, this issue has a free pattern of Elliot so be sure to get a copy!

Aaaand last of all I thought I would show you what I am working on this week.  A beautiful silver/grey  and cream mink bear.  He is all jointed just patiently waiting for his stuffing, eyes, nose and ears. I will pop some photos up when he is all done

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Teddies Worldwide Preview Bear - Angel

Finally I can show you one of my little bears I have made for the Teddies Worldwide Show.  This little Angel Bear is my preview bear, you can see her and all the other beautiful bears at

She is made from Antique felted mohair and has handmade feather wings.  Her little nose has been hand stitched and then waxed with bees wax.  She stands just 16cm tall.  She is a little rustic and wears little Christmas overalls with wooden buttons.

Pop over and have a looksie and vote for your favourite bear :) there are two categories and you can vote once in each one.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Almost Time!

Almost time!  I have just realised that its not long now until Teddies Worldwide Online Bear Show Preview opens. 4pm Friday New York time and I think 6am Saturday here in Queensland. (in the morning)
ooooh very exciting, this is my first online show so I am anxoius and excited about it.  I have been very busy making lots of little bears and friends, they are all sitting here looking at me:)
I will be able to show you my preview bear tomorrow or even better you can pop over and see him and all the other bears and friends on offer. This years theme is Christmas Carols so all the bears and friends will be based on a Christmas Carol.
 You can vote for your favourtie bear in the Collector's Choice Awards.
The show itself opens on November 16 - 18 when all the artists will showcase their collection of bears.  Each artist can have up to 10 bears for sale so there will lots to see.
Don't forget to pop over and vote for your favourite bear!  If you click on the picture above it will take you straight over there:)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Something Different!

It has been a little while since I last posted, I have been super busy making lots of little bears for the upcoming Teddies Worldwide Online show. 
Unfortunately I can't show any of the little bears I have been making because we have to keep them a secret......  to keep the surprise element for the show.
Something I can show you is a much bigger bear than what I am used to making.  I have been working on a couple of comission bears made from recycled fur.
 This is the first one made up all ready to go to his new home.
This is the beginnings of his twin brother.
They have been fun to make but a bit rough on my little fingys, the leather is pretty tough and I have been hand sewing them all.  Thank goodness for my little leather thimble!
One little thing I can show you that I have been making for the Teddies Worldwide Online show is all the little drawstring bags I have made to package my little bears in. 
They will be nice and clean and safe for their journeys to their new homes.

The excitment for Teddies Worldwide is building,
hope you can join me and all the other wonderful artists!
Be sure to mark the date on your calendar!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

And the Winner is....

Glenda Jones


You are the lucky winner of your favourite kit Ginger....

Thankyou to everyone who joined my new blog and facebook page this 
month it has been very lovely to meet you all.

Glenda if you could email me your details I will pop Ginger in the mail for you asap:)

Last Chance!

Just one more day to enter our little giveaway, if you would like to go in the draw don't forget to leave a comment below or on facebook.  We will draw a winner tomorrow! 
Yippeeee can't wait!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Kit Giveaway

I would like to welcome all of you that have joined my facebook page and blog.  It is lovely to meet you all. I hope you all enjoy my little blog and seeing my little creations come to life.  

As a Thank you gift for joining me as you may already know I am having a giveaway this month, I would like to extend the invitation to everyone who has joined me recently and in the past. 

You can win a complete kit of your choice! 

My kits are all listed on my webpage 
 Pop over and have a look to see which one you would like to have a go at making!

If you would like to be entered in the competition please leave a comment below this post with where you have joined me and more importantly which kit you would like if you won and I will pop your name in the hat.  You can also leave a comment on facebook if you would prefer or email me (whatever is easiest for you).  My little girl will be drawing a name from her new little hat on the 30th of September. 

Remember you have to be in it to win it! 

Don' forget to leave a comment!

Monday, 27 August 2012


Win a Bear Making Kit of your choice!

Will you help me Celebrate my new Website and Blog and join me on my blog or facebook?
 For the month of September if you join my blog (either networked blogs or google friend connect), facebook or my email list you will go into the draw for a FREE kit of your choice!!  Yipee I love free stuff!!  Just join me and then leave a comment under this post to let me know where you have joined me and which kit would you like to win!  A winner will be drawn out on the 30th September.

 Will you come join me?  I would love to meet you:)

You can check out all my kits on my new website
Oh and if you already have joined me and would also love to win a kit, invite a friend to join and then leave a comment with your friends name and I will pop you in also! 
I don't want you to miss out:)
Ginger Kit
Raymond Kit
Gracie Kit


Teddies Worldwide Online Bear Show

I am thrilled that I have been accepted to participate in this years Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures Online Bear Show.  It only runs for just a couple of days starting on the 16 November.  I feel honured to be accepted and be able to showcase my little critters for the show.  I can't wait and have already got lots of ideas running around in my head of what little bears and critters I can create.  This will be my first online show so I am very excited, make sure you ad it to your calender so you can come and join in the fun and check out all the lovely creations that will be available.

Monday, 20 August 2012




Lilly and Caramel have left to travel to their new homes far, far away from Australia.
 I hope their new Mummy's are happy to meet them!  I will miss them:)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

New Mohair Alpaca Blend Fabrics.

oh so excited got a bunch of new fabrics today, going to make up a bunch of new teddies.
Now just need to decide which fabric to start with ???  Decisions, decisions.......Dreaming of Shabby Chic style bears with lots of flowers, ribbons, vintage lace, buttons and a little bit of bling.......Yummy......I will keep you posted.

Monday, 30 July 2012

NEW Pattern Available Now!

I finally have a new pattern to share with you! Yipee

Ellie Elephant

She is adorable, her finished size is 16cm and her detailed step by step instructions include her little pants.

You can find her pattern on my website  or my etsy shop 

If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to email me.

Bear Hugs Karen

Saturday, 28 July 2012

My precious baby's 

I thought I would share a little bit of our family.
These are our three baby's, I waited until the fur kids bath day though so we all looked lovely.  It was quite a challenge though trying to get everyone looking at the camera. And poor little Hannah's hair?? Well I am no expert with curly hair, mine is dead straight. Anyway it was a stay at home housework day lol! She is still beautiful.

I am very excited today to find my blog with a brand new look.  Karen Valentine of Valentine Designs has designed this beautiful blog for me which I am completely in love with.  Karen has been wonderful to work with and is a very talented lady.
If you would like a lovely blog be sure to check out her Blog at
She also has a great name!

Hugs Karen

Saturday, 14 July 2012


Faith is my newest edition
She is now available for adoption on Bear Pile
She is one of my favourites, it will be hard to part with her.
She is made from 2 recycled mink collars.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


Cavalier King Charles Puppy

Now up for adoption!

Just like my real life cavy - Annie!  Enjoy

She comes with her own mini birth certificate and a 
special fabric bag to keep her nice and clean and safe on her journeys!

Click on link for details

Monday, 2 July 2012

This is Peaches, she is a little bit cute!  
She is now available for adoption!
Click on the link below for details.

Bear Hugs Karen

Saturday, 23 June 2012


Welcome to my new blog, I am currently setting up my new blog and having lots of fun.  Keep watching this space lots more to come!
Thanks for stopping by!

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