Thursday, 13 December 2012

My Beautiful Mum

It's been a while since I have posted.. Sorry about that.. Life has been quite chaotic in my neck of the woods lately.

After moving house I still haven't had a chance to unpack.. I feel like a Hoarder manoeuvring through the narrow pathways between the mountain of boxes to get from room to room. I even have what I call the washing machine dance (as a great majority of the boxes are in my laundry) ..
It goes a bit like this..

It's just a turn to the side..
and you shuffle on iiiiin..
now a turn to the right..
and you shuffle some mooooore..
take a deep breath iiin..
and start the machiiiiine..
Lets do the Machine Shuffle again..
Lets do the Machine Shuffle again..

What has this got to do with my mum you say!! Well just after I moved Mum had a fall and ended up in physical injuries so that was a blessing.

It did however leave her with a mobility problem and sent her already fragile state of mind (mum has early dementure) into a backwards slide.
The result being she was not able to go home to the house she has lived in for 30 years as it is two storey with 16 stairs to climb to get to the bedrooms and bathroom...That news was not taken well!!

Mum is getting stronger both physically and mentally every day and we have lucky enough to get her into an excellent  low care Hostel unit (no mean feat in just over a week)... That news went down even better!!

We moved her in yesterday and she is currently acting like a very spoilt naughty child.Refusing to go to the dining room, not interacting with the other residents and giving the staff a hard time in general.

And then there is the emotional blackmail..No one cares about me I might as well be dead..happy what's happy I'll never be happy again..that's it you go home to your nice little home and leave me stuck here homeless, I'm homeless you know this will never be home to me I might as well be dead..and on and on it goes.

I am not sure when the the lines blurred and the roles reversed.... When I became the mum and my Beautiful Mum, my best friend became the naughty child.. all I know is I don't like it one bit.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

" Time for a change "

There comes a time in life when you have to embrace change and my time is now.

I have recently moved house which involved a serious down size.. ooh !! so hard to decide what stuff you don't absolutely need I think it would be easier to decide which child should go or which limb to cut off ..Ha Ha !!

My daughter has helped me to create a new look blog where I will eventually have pics of all my bears past and present.. Love it !!

And finally I have ventured into the world of Facebook..That's Scary !!

I think that's enough change for this Old Fart for the moment I feel like my brain is about to explode.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Off to Woodend !!

Hey there
It's been a while since I posted.. Sorry about that I have been flat out trying to make bears for Woodend as well as find somewhere to move. All sorted now.
Before I leave I thought I would share some piccies with you of a few friends who will be travelling with me to Woodend this weekend.

These are my new "Charm bears" only 2 1/2" tall

"Coconut Ice".. 4 1/2" tall

"Lil' Bit".. 3 1/2" tall

My new Goose design.."Punky" 3 1/2" tall

And last but not least "Sakura".. 2 1/2" she is resting in a Sakura flower handmade by me.

Hope to see some of you there on Sunday it's a great show. 
Cheers for now    Lyn

Friday, 7 September 2012

Lucy Goosey

Thought I would share some pics of my latest creation with you. Her name is Lucy Goosey and she has been created for a workshop at Melissa Kemps fabulous shop The Art of Teddy Bears in Haberfield on the 13th  and 14th of October.
Lucy is 6" tall and 6 1/2" long, she is made from Mohair and just loves wearing her tutu and dancing ballet. If you're interested in joining us to make Lucy you can contact Melissa at or phone 0297169993.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Teddies Worldwide Christmas Treasures show

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in this years Christmas Treasures online show.
Exciting!! as Christmas is my all time favourite celebration of the many ideas running round in my head I can't wait to create them in the fur so to speak.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Happily Married

I was having a much needed clean up on my cameras memory and look who I found.

Margaret and Byrne the bride and groom trolls I was commissioned to make earlier this year. They were named after the lovely Margaret Byrne from the UK who makes the most wonderful bespoke veils and kindly sends me Goodie bags full of silk samples and tulle off cuts.

Margaret's dress is made from one of the  4" sq samples of embroidered dupion silk and her veil is made from silk tulle off cuts. One man's trash is definitely another man's treasure.

Margaret ( 3 1/2") and Byrne (4 1/2") 

Hope you like them I think they make a handsome couple.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Bears That Care

This year as with previous years I will be creating a special  bear for the Bears That Care auction to raise funds for Ovarian cancer research. For 2012 they will be holding this in the form of an online show so everyone can participate.

Bookmark this show in your diary it's one not to miss.
For dates, times and more info click on the banner to be taken to the Wedsite

Monday, 23 April 2012

Steam punk Workshop

I will be teaching 2 x 2 day workshops on my miniature Steam punk Hatter at Teddys Bits in Baulkham Hills. The first is Tue & Wed 22nd & 23rd May the second is Sat & Sun 26th & 27th May.

Hatter is 41/4" short without his hat and 5" with. Why not come along and join us to learn the art of Steam punk plus Bonus !! we always have a great time at Teddys Bits..

Kits are being provided for him which include fur for Hatter, Ultrasuede for his clothing, all the springs and cogs needed for the Steam punk plus joints eyes etc.
For more info on the workshop and bookings pop over to