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 hospital..no 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 www.theartofteddybears.com 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 year..so 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  http://www.dream-veils.co.uk/index.html 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 www.teddysbits.com.au






Monday, 9 April 2012

New Shoes!!

We took my 2 year old Grand daughter shopping for new winter shoes the other day. She is quite the trendy one for her age just loves shopping for new clothes and shoes and knows exactly what she wants.

She had it all planned out she was getting a pair of booloo (blue ) shoes with flowers nere ( pointing to the middle of the top of her foot ) and SPARKLES. Not a tall order to fill at all !!

Once we entered the shop she was in heaven and quickly set about picking shoes to try ( not one blue pair amongst them ). After trying MANY pairs of beautiful shoes we finally settled on a lovely mushroom pink pair of Ciao court shoes with Diamant√© studs on the strap (not a flower in sight). She was just a little disappointed the purple sparkle shoes didn't fit.

After paying for them her mother gave her the bag with her new shoes in to hold while we packed up. Taking our eyes off her for only a few seconds we turned around to find her in seventh heaven at the sale table filling her bag with as many pretty shoes as she could (how embarrasment).

Thankfully the shop assistant thought it was cute and rather funny which I suppose it was but it didn't seem so at the time.

All I can say is watch out Emelda because Hayley is on the way.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Show has started

Teddies Worldwide online show has started click on the banner in my sidebar to pop over and have a look at the amazing bears on offer from all over the world.

Here are the 6 pieces I have created for the show.

Hatter

Alice

Rabbit

Tweedle

Deedle

Queenie





Saturday, 10 March 2012

The time has come!!

The time has come my Blogging Friends to talk of other things.. of Tea and Cake and Teddy Bears.. Of Party dresses and Wings.

3 guesses which theme I chose for The Teddies Worldwide online show... You got it Alice in Wonderland (with a Twist.)


Meet "Hatter" my Preview bear for the show. He is 4" short without his hat and 5" with.


The show Preview is now open where you can view one Bear from each participating Artist and vote for your favourite in each category. Click on the Banner in my sidebar and you will be taken straight there.

Hope you enjoy the Preview
Hugs Lyn

Steam-punk

I have recently had a go at Steam-punk on my little minis...Have to say I am having a blast don't know why I didn't try it ages ago it's right up my alley.

I am dying to show you my first creation but I can't yet... He is my Preview bear for the next Teddies Worldwide online show which is themed " Tea Party "and starts in a couple of weeks.

But the show Preview is just around the corner so all will be revealed soon...For the time being it's Shhh !!

Stay tuned
Hugs
Lyn