Friday, March 22, 2013

Teddy Bear Extravaganza!

Since the main purpose of this blog is to share what I am creating in my studio, it is always challenging to resist the temptation to share on it some preview of the bears I am working on for Teddies Worldwide shows. But part of the fun of these shows is the big unveiling of hundreds of new designs from artists all over the globe.

Now the show is open so I can show you what I have been doing for the last few months! Visit my bears and many more at !

First up are Clyde, Grover and Harry, three classic fellows made from short dense mohair. I typically save fur this short for much smaller, bears but wanted to try it out on something bigger. They are 13" tall. They are quite a departure from my chubby aand thick furred contemporary fellows, but I loved them from the start. The short fur complements the classic lines of this pattern perfectly I think. I hope you like them too.


Next, I have two 17" alpaca cuties, Otto and Otis! Otto was introduced in my last post as my preview bear for the show. I love to use alpaca because it is so dense and cuddly. Don't those pleading faces just beg for hugs?

Otto and Otis


And here is Beatrix! I have used the same Tissavel luxury synthetic fur and and the same pattern for her as Celeste. (Holly is the same pattern in a different fur.) I love this new size and I will make more finishing each one with unique paw and nose colors as well as accessories. This cute button trim has been waiting for a while to find just the right bear to wear it!


Now for the smallest bear on my page! Here is Orville! a sweet chubby little fellow made from soft mohair and adorned with a vintage silk ribbon bow.


Showtime in!


Rachy said...

They are all beautiful but Otis is my fav!!! xx

susana said...

love your alpaca bears, and yes, Otis is my fav too!