Sunday, November 21, 2010

Worldwide Teddies Holiday Bear Show...

Well the show has begun and what a wonderful selection of bears are available for adoption.

To see whats for sale go to

Wee Nick was one of the bears I had for sale but he is now off to USA

Monday, October 25, 2010

Woodend -- here we come....

Well its only a few days now till the Woodend Teddy Bear Show. I'm looking forward to the show and catching up with friends and family while I am in Melbourne for the week.
Meet Tobias who's ready for a game of tennis and Roslin .These are just two new bears who will be looking for homes at the show.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Valentino Retrospective ...

Last weekend I went to the Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art to see the Valentino Retrospective Exhibition. Some of the dresses were just beautiful and the workmanship - all done by hand - totally amazing. Some of course over the top and not my thing at all! If you get the chance to see it it's worth a visit.I tried uploading some pics but they seem to be copyright protected.
I have also just finished "Fey" a 2"/5cm miniature bear. She is currently being auctioned on ebay and you can see more pics of her there.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finally finished.....

This is the little bear I made with Linda B while at the Gold Coast in June. Brigit and I had a spare day so what better way to spend it than to make a beautiful Benson Bear creation. Thanks Linda for sharing your skills and talents.

Since then I've made "Podge" - an open mouthed bear, made from sassy mini bear fabric who is just 10cm/4" tall and has a fat tum!!! For more pics click here

Monday, August 9, 2010

How time flies!!!

I can hardly believe its been over two months since I blogged! But life seems to have been busy - sewing , quilting , dancing etc. I've finally finished the bear I made with Linda Benson while we were staying at the Gold Coast. Just have to take his pic. But I have been making several little bears. This is the latest - Dylan a 3.25" /8 cm bear sitting on his little rocking horse. He's made from sassy mini bear fabric and I've knitted his little jacket.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Elysia and Nissa the Nasturtium Elf

Nissa the Nasturtium Elf

Well the Fantasy Ball is well under way and above are two of my bears that have been adopted.

Baby Filbert the dragon and Lilla are still looking for new homes.

Don't forget to vote for your favourite bear or critter in the Australian Creative Design Awards. Baby Filbert


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Not long to go...

Its only 6 sleeps until the Fantasy Ball . Don't forget to vote for your favourite entry in the Australian Creative Design awards. Here's another Sneak Peek of my critters you'll see at the Fantasy Ball.

I've also just finished Baby Alaska a miniature polar bear. He is currently being auctioned on ebay. You can see more pictures on ebay.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Sneak Peek

I am just about to head south for a short break so thought I would whet your appetite with a "Sneak Peek" of the bears and critter I will have for sale at Teddy Bears and Critters Fantasy Ball which is an online show from 31st May to 6th June.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Labour Day weekend

We just spent the weekend at Bell, a small country town at the base of the Bunya Mountains about 3 1/2 hours drive from Brisbane. We were there for the wedding of Jess and Adam. The service was held in the very small chapel at Jimbour and then drinks and canapes were at Jimbour house a very old building , with beautiful grounds.

Jess looked absolutely stunning as did the bridesmaids and the little flower girl and page boy were a delight. I mustn't forget Adam and his boys - all dressed in their long coats somewhat reminiscent of Mr.Darcy

Soooo. ... cute!

The reception followed back at Bell in the memorial hall. The country hall had been transformed and it looked amazing. Jess who is an events manager for Brisbane Convention Centre did a fantastic job.
It was a great wedding - good food , wine and plenty of dancing.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Life seems to have been so busy lately with little time to do the things I want to do. But things are settling down now and I can back into my bearmaking,quilting and painting. I am madly working on my pieces for Teddy Bears and Critters "Fantasy Ball" of which the deadline is looming.
Sally is my latest creation that is currently being auctioned on ebay . You can view more photos there. This is the first time I have used Lou Bear fabric from South Africa and I was pleased with the result. It is a combination of mohair and viscose. It doesn't show up well in the photo but is actually a very pale pink.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm Back...

Well its a long time since I did a post .... too much has been going on .... so my bearmaking has been very quiet. But I'm back with a few new littlies.
I finished Flossy last night - soo cute!

Flossy the miniature bunny is just 1.75"/4.5cm tall. I knitted her little jacket - how fiddly. I'm so pleased that Judy has her knitting needles out again! Flossy is being auctioned on ebay .Click here for more info and photos.

The next little fellow is Davy who is 3"/7.5cm tall and is having a great time on his rocking horse.He is wearing a hand knitted jacket made by my friend Judy Buist

To purchase Davy go to ebay.

And finally here is Mackenzie wearing a silk ribbon and vintage lace. Mackenzie is 3.5"/9cm tall.For more photos and to purchase go to ebay

Maleny has had only 7 rain free days since the beginning of Feb and we are getting very tired of this weather. I am amazed at how quickly mold starts growing and washing just doesn't want to dry. I had to resort to the dryer today. The mold even grows on the inside of the windows!! Anyway at least we have plenty of water not like those in the southern parts of Oz.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Time For A Sneak Peek!

Just thought I'd whet your appetite with a "Sneak Peek" of my bears for the "Be My Valentine"online bear show which is being held on 13th & 14th Feb. Thanks to Linda B and Linda D for help with this!

Benson Bears Blogiversary and a Giveaway!!

For all those bear lovers out there - you have a chance to become the proud owner of a Benson Bear! Just take a look at Bears in The Bush blog for a chance to win. Heres the link

I have 3 minature Benson Bears in my collection , made by Linda in the 90's. They are quite different from the realistic bears Linda now makes but I still love them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rain ,Rain and More rain...

Well its been raining here since Christmas Eve and there is more to come! We shouldn't complain as now our water tanks are overflowing and everywhere is looking lush and green! The cows in the paddock over the road are certainly enjoying the luscious grass which grows at an incredilbly quick rate here. You need to mow about every 5 days or else it just gets away!
Finally my bears are finished for the Be My Valentine on line bear show being held on 13th and 14th Feb. When I work out how to do it I'll post a "Sneak Peek"
Below is "Michel" another little creation wearing a hand knitted dress made by Judy Buist. She is currently being auctioned on ebay.