Sunday, March 20, 2011


My previous post looked far more frightening than it was supposed to be! I'm so sorry if I alarmed some of my blog friends. Last week I had minor surgery to my mouth, my husband was not well (nothing serious) and my workload in the office, overwhelming. But ... I did some crafting and bearmaking in the evenings and the stress disappeared. What do people do with their stress if they don't create??

I completed Dinky, the scruffy, melancholy little bear. Dinky was born a year ago but I'd never sewn his ears (poor little mite!). Now he has ears and a bell and bow around his neck and is quite happy living with all the other bears and friends.

A few years ago scrapbooking was my passion but then the bears came along and I lost interest in the scrapbooking and I also didn't have time for it. It seemed a pity that all the beautiful papers and goodies were not being used anymore so I tried my hand in decorating chipboard boxes. Here is the result ..... I still need a lot of practice.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

This is my newest Southern Bear, Annie. Her coat is the softest mohair in a very pale pink. She's 13 inches when standing and is fully jointed.
After having made almost every size I have now finally realised that I love the bigger traditional/vintage style bears. I have in the past made three and felt a very deep satisfaction when they were completed. I have now cut out a big boy and hope to show him to you soon.
A lovely weekend for all!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Brenda Sanker of the Vintage Polka Dot is having a gorgeous giveaway ... Harvey! Please visit to view some very special work.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A wonderful giveaway on
This dolly has to be mine!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My granddaughter, Georgia wanted me to make an elephant for her.
Please meet Molly who is waiting for Georgia to collect her and take her to live in Australia. Fortunately I'll have Molly with me for a little while until the end of April when Georgia arrives in South Africa. You can see a bear in the background, waiting eagerly to introduce himself to Molly!