Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Swap Bears

Sandi from Teddy Bears and Critters Australasia decided it would be fun to do a Christmas Bear Swap with other members.My swap was with Laraine White - Raine Bears from New Zealand.
Here is Miko a 14cm tall bear that Laraine made for me. Isn't he just so cute and aren't I so lucky!

And this is Nicholas - 10cm tall bear I sent to Laraine.

A new album has been created on the TBACA website where the swap bears are displayed. You might like to have a look at them . Just Click here

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Back Home...

Well its ages since I posted but that's because I've been tripping around Victoria catching up with family and friends. It was a nice break but also good to be back home and back to life in Maleny and back to dancing,which I had really missed.
While away I did manage to visit a few quilt shops but was very restrained and didn't buy any fabric but did find a book I liked on Japanese quilt blocks.
I also spent a day with Sandi. We lunched,shopped and visited Kim at
Bear Essence which is now in Tooradin and talked all things bear.
My latest creations are Neva and Mariette. Neva just 4"/10cm tall, is rugged up ready to go tobogganing. He obviously is planning an overseas trip as it is far too hot here at the moment for duffel coats and snow
. His Duffel coat is another piece of knitting from Judy Buist.


Mariette stands just 6" / 15cm tall.
Her dress has been made from vintage lace and hand dyed lace.