Monday, 22 November 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Lorrie from Sculptues Galore is having fantastic Giveaway. Don't you just LOOOOVE!! this Santa. Pop over and have a look.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Silly Season

I have just attended my last show for the year is. Mittagong was on today I had a good day it was good catching up with everyone before Christmas.
Time to sit back now and relax with just a few things to do before Christmas is upon us.
Let me see there is a project for Bear Creations, the house to decorate, the tree to trim, the family Christmas lunch  to plan, presents to buy, presents to make for family and friends (I like to make as many of my gifts as I can ), 3 secret Santa presents to organise and a Partridge in a pear tree. Yep definitely time to relax !!
It really is the Silly Season.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A Sneak Peek!

As promised here is a sneak peek of some of my new creations. Hope you like them..

Hugs Lyn.


Pick Me 



Friday, 19 November 2010

2 Sleeps to go !!

until the Mittagong Doll and bear show. It is on this Sunday the 21st of Nov at the Mittagong RSL club starting at 10am. This is a great show which has been running for quite a few years now.
Why not come and visit the show and perhaps add a creation or two to your collection while spending the day or maybe the weekend in the beautiful Southern Highlands.
For more information about the show click on the banner in my side bar.
I will try (probably tomorrow) and put up a sneak peek of some of my new creations.
Hope to see you there
Cheers Lyn

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Bears that Care auction.

Exciting news the Bears that Care auction is now accepting online bids up till 12 midday on the 12th of Nov.

There are many bears up for adoption donated by talented artist from all over the world. Click on the link in my sidebar to see the bears and to register for online bidding.

The proceeds from the auction go to Ovarian cancer research so please pop along and have a look you never know you might even add a few more friends to your hug.  Cheers  Lyn.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Home from the Woodend show

Arrived home this afternoon from attending the Woodend show for the first time had an absolute blast.

We decided to make a road trip out of it and I travelled with my good friend Raewyn . We took the return trip over two days and indulged in some much deserved retail therapy on the way  (although I do have to say Raewyn indulged a bit more than me).

Thanks to Kerri and her many helpers for the effort put into making this a fantastic show. Even though the weather was against them (arctic temperature and heavy rain) the show was an unmitigated success, not an easy task.

I for one will be back  next year, can't wait. Although next year I will be better prepared for the cold Victorion weather and perhaps not turn blue.

Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight, there's no place like home.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Babushka bears !!

It has been on my to do list for a long time to make a set of Babushka bears. I just love the Babushka dolls especially the older more rustic ones.

One of my friends has a few sets of quite old Russian dolls dressed in simple peasant style clothing. One of these sets was my inspiration for my Babushka bears.

This is the set of  3 Babushkas.  I just loved there simplicity (excuse the photo it was taken on my phone).
Below is my version ( in bear form ) of these gorgeous girls. Hope you like them they are 2 1/2",2" and 1 1/2"

In case you missed it click on the link further down my page to participate in The Little Leaf  blog giveaway he is a beautiful little panda. I know I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Cheers  Lyn

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Two by Two!!

I feel like Mrs Noah my latest creations keep coming two at a time .

Thought I would share the latest two with you . I am calling them  "Sweeties" as they each sit on there own handmade fabric lolly plus I do think they are kinda cute.

Meet Sherbet Orange and Fairy Floss.

Fairy Floss   3"

Sherbet Orange  3"
The colour is not right having camera problems he is actually a very pastel orange.

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Little Leaf Giveaway

I'm very excited!! I've joined my very first blog giveaway.

Shanna, from The Little Leaf is giving away a beautiful little panda cub called Minzhe, pop over and take a look.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Worthy cause.

This year I will be creating a special piece for the Bears that Care auction to be held in Melbourne on the 12th of  November. The auction is being held  to raise funds for Ovarian cancer research.

They have an amazing selection of bears up for grabs from many talented Artists from all over the world. An opportunity not to be missed such a variety of bears from all corners of the globe under the one roof.

So please go along if you can and add some exciting new members to your Hug at the same time showing  your support this wonderful cause.

Click on the link in my side bar for more information about the auction, to purchase tickets or to see photos of the many bears available. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Judi on 0407826771 or 03 93427877.

Hope you are able go along and be part of this exciting evening.
Cheers  Lyn.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A Tribute to the 1960's

Does anyone remember the 1960's Troll dolls. I do, and I just love them.

My Grandmother used to collect them I guess in that way I take after her I love all things Ugly cute. I can remember we used to buy her a new Troll every Birthday, Mothers day and Christmas. Her collection was massive she had Trolls in every size and style imaginable it extended into every room.

I came across one of her smaller ones at my mothers a couple of months ago and it inspired me to create my Troll bears. This is my tribute to one the 1960's classics and my Beautiful Nana also a classic. I know she will be looking down at them with a smile, hope you like them too.

Sizzik   4 1/2"

Zamja   3 1/2"

Hope you like them.     Cheers Lyn.


Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Countdown has started !!

Time to dust off the decorations, check the bulbs in the lights and fluff the tree the countdown is on and it won't be long.

We need to get out the Christmas card list and check it twice, tick off the present list and see who's been naughty or nice because Santa is not far away.

Order the Christmas ham, prawns and turkey, check that there's enough gas in the barbie. Stock up on the usual assortment of nibbles and please don't forget a treat for Rover and Tiddles.

Practice your Carols and your Jolliest HO HO because there is not a lot of sleeps to go. So if your like me and work best under pressure pop over any time and check my Days to Go measure.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Introducing the Bush Nymphs !!

Life has been quite hectic since my last blog. I have been busy trying to get myself organised to travel to Victoria to attend theWoodend show on the 31st of Oct.

This will be the first time I have attended this show, getting more and more excited as it gets closer.

I found these frogs a couple of weeks ago in a small Newsagency and just had to buy them. I loved them so much I bought all they had. I could just see a Snugglepot and Cuddlepie kind of a bear on them. Sooo cute!! I thought I would share a sneak peak with you of the 2 new bears I have made using my frogs.

They are called  Bush Nymphs.There names are Angophora and Callistemon. Hope you like them.

Callistemon   2 1/2"

Angophora  2 1/2"

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Soo Cute

I was sent these pictures the other day and loved them sooo much I just had to share them with you. Enjoy!!

Mum? Can you come and get me down now?  

I'm not coming out.
You'll have to come in and get me.

Kung Fu Panda...bring it on! 

On the count of three.... lift!

Does this log make my butt look fat? 

Betcha can't see me..... 

Oops! Slight miscalculation. 

You go. I'll just stay here and rest my head a little bit. 

It wasn't me! I didn't steal this bamboo shoot!
It was just sitting here, I swear it!

I'll give you 2 seconds to get off me or I'm calling Mom

Pardon me but do you have a napkin?   

Darn paparazzi! Could we have a little privacy please?

Dear Martha Stewart:
I have this brown stain on my nice, white, fluffy butt...

Shhhh! I'm reviewing... 

I cannot believe that I'm stuck in this tree again.
What is the matter with me?

I'm sure there's a way out somewhere.
I saw an ant go this way yesterday.

Pandas looking for lost earrings....

Absolutely nothing accomplished.
The perfect day for a panda...

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Finally !!!

Hey there,
 Thought it was time I finally got my butt into gear and updated my Blog (thanks Sandi).
 Where to start!! there has been loads happening since my last blog.

I attended the Gold Coast show in June and as usual had a Great time. It would have to be one of my favourite shows very organised, very trader and consumer  friendly. The show was well attended and I very much enjoyed talking to the many Makers, Collectors and Traders. It's always nice to catch up with everyone and it's no secret I'm always up for a chat. I also participated in quite a bit of retail therapy because if you don't get it when you see it you won't have it when you need it (isn't that how it goes). This show is one I highly recommend you put in your diary as a must attend for next year. Thanks Patti and Graham for making us all feel special.

On a more personal note my youngest Grandchild  turned one last month, hard to believe they grow up so quick. She is walking (or should I say running) and has been for a couple of months. She has an ever growing vocabulary including Ama (this is the name all my grandchildren call me) which I am quite chuffed about. My Grandson  is now two and a half ( they are my Sons children) and my eldset Grandchild (my daughters Son ) will be 7 in October. Time goes so fast I'm sure it won't be long before I'm blogging about them getting there licence (scary)

By the way this is the first time I have done my blog myself  I usually write it out with pen and paper (the old fashioned way) and my Daughter does it all. Thought it was time I took the bull by the horns, take a deep breath and just do it. Not as bad as I thought a bit slow with the typing but proud of myself.  

On that note I will say Goodnight and will try not to leave it too long before my next blog.
 Will add a few photos of some of my latest creations soon.

 Cheers Lyn.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Sydney Teddy Bear Fair 2010

Hey There,

I attended the STBF on Sunday and had a great day (as usual).

The show was well attended and  I participated in much retail therapy, spending too much on yummy fur I just had to have.

 I also thought I might share some of my favourite bears with you.

Bob and Marley


Smokey and Trigger

The only down for the day happened on the way home. 15 mins from the venue I was rear ended by another car pushing me into the car in front. This resulted in the back of my car being caved right in and some minor damage to the front. NOT HAPPY JAN!!! At least everyone was OK (people and bears) so I guess I should be grateful for that.

My Poor Car

Anyway I didn't let it put a damper on my day.

On a happier note I was thrilled to find out my Rainbow Riders took out 1st place in the Diorama section of the STBF Competition. HOW EXCITING!!

Bye for now

Sunday, 10 January 2010

A New Year!

Hi There,

Happy New Year to all, hope your Christmas and New Year was a safe and happy one.

Well another year, more bears to make. Slowly getting started on new creations.

Recently I personally had a bit of a scare, on Boxing Day evening two of my fingers developed unbearable pain causing me not to be able to use my hand. It turned out I have a blood clot which is interfering with the circulation to my fingers. After many, many strong pain killers (I hate taking them, I lost a week I was so dopey from them) and some medication it is starting to dissolve, so fingers crossed I will be back to normal soon (I am going crazy not being able to work properly).

On a brighter note let me introduce you to the newest member of our family. Ralf, a 50kg, 4 1/2 year old, Mastiff x Great Dane. He is a very welcome addition to fill a very big gap in our lives from the passing of our 'Boof'. He is a big beautiful dope and fits our family like a glove.

Bear Hugs