Monday, 23 February 2009

My Coffins have arrived!!

G'day my fellow bear lovers,

It's been an eventful couple of weeks in the Parker Bear world.

Firstly and Most exciting my miniature coffins (yes you heard that right coffins) have arrived from the UK. They are all I hoped for so look out for my new creations 'Dead Fred' and 'Deceased Doris', I will post a happy snap when they are finished. 

Bear Hugs

Sunday, 8 February 2009

New Range 'Things With Wings'

Well here I am officially in the 21st Century (I know scary).

I have just attended the Heavenly Stitches show at Eden Gardens, what a great day. I am now looking ahead to the next show I will be attending in March - The Sydney Teddy Bear Fair (STBF). Another great show well worth a visit.

Just thought I would share a few Happy snaps of some of my latest range called 'Things with Wings', they might help you see what I am about. All are made in Sassy Fur are betwen 5" and 3 1/4" 

This Is Bertrum(above) he is a 3 1/4" bear made from two different hand dyed long Sassy's.
He wears handmade bee wings.

This is Cobweb(above) he is a 3 1/2" bear made from hand dyed long Sassy.
He wears handmade wings.

This Is Oberon and Puck(above). These cute little bears are 4 1/4" and 3 1/2" tall and are made from two different hand dyed long Sassy's.
They wear handmade wings.

This is Donella(above) she is a colourful 5" bear made from hand dyed long Sassy.
She wears handmade wings.

This is Mustardseed(above) she is a 5" tall and made from hand dyed Autumn toned Sassy.
She wears handmade wings

This is Peaseblossom(above) she is a cute little 3 1/2" tall bear made from a combination of Hand dyed Sassy and mini bear fur.
She wears handmade wings and lays on a silvery toned moon.

I hope you like my new range, I am having alot of fun with them and have many more planned so keep a look out for them.

Bear Hugs

Great Shows for 2009

Well I guess I will start with the shows I am attending this year.
Here they are:

  • Heavenly Stitches - Eden Gardens - 1st Feb
  • Sydney Teddy Bear Fair - Sydney Olympic Park - 22nd March
  • Heavenly Stitches - Appin House - 3rd May
  • Heavenly Stitches - Parramatta Workers Club - 20th September
  • Mittagong Doll and Bear Show - 15th November
Hope to see you at the shows.

Welcome To My Blog


My Daughter is the creative influence behind this (dragging me kicking and screaming into the 21st century) as I am computer illiterate at this point in my life (planning to learn), so please bear with me as I find my feet.(pardon the pun).

This blog is to keep everyone updated on the shows I will be attending, new bears as they are created and life in general in the Parker household.

With all that said and done here is a little about Me and my life.

 I have two Children, two cheeky Grandsons, and one gorgeous Aussie Bulldog called Boof.

After leaving school I attended TAFE attaining my Fashion Design Certificate which included Fine Needlework, Dress Making and Design, Tailoring and Millinery. I then went on to be a quality controller for a major Lingerie Company.

Over the years I have made and taught just about every craft, finally settling exclusively on Bears 14 years ago. Many of my bears have been Adopted into Hugs in different countries all over the world, some having six or seven additions. However I tend to have a short attention span and become bored easily so my style has changed many times, from Large and Traditional to Modern to were I am now and intend to stay Miniatures (5" and under). I still can't settle on one style (too many ideas not enough years), although most of my bears do share one common trait, they have an Attitude Problem (or so I have been told).

Thank you Beary Much for Visiting.