Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A new little friend

On Saturday night we had a huge thunder storm, very typical for Johannesburg at this time of the year. I was in the process of completing this little bear but my kitty Jemima was terrified of the lightning and jumped on my lap for comfort so the bear had to be abandoned for a while because kitty cat definitely gets priority, especially when she is afraid. So,, even though he still needs quite a bit of work done and he needs to be "dressed", I have named him Storm. His coat is Schulte mohair and one of the best mohairs I have worked with. It's silky soft and the picture just does not do justice to little Storm. I'm hoping to have him complete very soon but can't seem to find the time because on the 26th of this month Candy, my daughter and my two grandchildren arrive from Australia and there is so, so much to be done before the arrival date. And instead of being able to go through the "to do" list, I just sit and stare into space and get trilliions of butterflies in my tummy - I am more than excited and cannot wait to see them. How on earth am I going to be able to make all the Christmas bears, decorations and gifts that I had planned???

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Please meet my new Southern Bear, George. George was created from Jenny Lee's give-away pattern "Sunday". All the girl bears are competing for his affections but he has his special little friend joining him very shortly. So watch this space! George is a shy bear and didn't really want his picture taken but he did me a very special favour by posing for me. Thank you George.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I was going to post a new bear and a mouse tonight but then I found out that I had won Wendy's little Amelia and I am over the moon! From the first moment I saw Wendy's bears on her website, I was hooked and I am the very proud mama to two of her bears. And now a third is arriving ... how lucky can a gal be! I hope that you have all had a look at her little darlings because they are such a treat. Thank you Wendy!