As a special added bonus, my 'Bears That Care' OvCare Charity bear will be standing on my table introducing himself to all the passers by, and hoping that you might chose to bid on him come November the 12 (more details to follow)... it's all in a great cause!!
Hope are happy to brave the rain today, so we can see you - and you can see him - there!!
Every now and then something lands in my inbox that absolutely makes my day. Last week it was a lovely message from a lady who had recently purchased a couple of my kits... and attached were some pictures of the gorgeous bunny she created using my Bernie kit.
I tell you, I opened that email and sat there grinning like the Cheshire Cat... nah, make that the Cheshire Cat who was given a saucer of cream by the Mad Hatter and then cuddled by Alice... Happy!! Yup, I was one happy girl :o) :o) :o)
I think Jo has done such an awesome job on her Bernie, that I wanted to share the cuteness with you too.... How about I shut up now, and share that picture of Jo’s bunny with you:
Isn’t he adorable!? Sadly I don’t know what she named him... I wish I had thought to ask! If you did name him Jo, please leave a comment telling us what it is :o)
How about I introduce you to the original Bernie as well... You can very easily see what a great job Jo did!
I’ll also give you the link to his page on my website, just in case Jo’s adorable little bunny has inspired you to have a go at making your own little Bernie :o) ... and maybe when you do, you will send me pictures too *big grin*
I’m not actually going to say just how many days left to the Woodend Teddy Bear Show for 2010... You are more than able to see for yourself on the flyer below... and coz, well *panic*...
Time is flying, and there is much sewing and stuffing happening here at Chateau Teddy, and there shall continue to be until I have completed a whole new group of tiny teds to introduce to you at my table on the 31st :o) Oh DOH... I went and said the date! I better get back to stuffing those tiny colourful limbs so the bears will be looking their best when first you meet!
Bear making tends to be a fairly solitary process... I know most of my creating is done when it is just me, but every now and then, I can’t shake the feeling that I am being watched... *tilts head and raises eyebrows*
I know that there are many bear makers who embrace the cooler weather (possibly something to do with heat and mohair not being the best of combinations lol) but for me it is warm sunny days all the way :o)
This is what I saw when I looked up a few months ago:
I mean it is beautiful - I don’t deny that.... but the interminable grey... it just doesn’t make me feel cheerful :o( Quite the reverse, it does my head in. And the creeping chill of a Melbourne winter *sigh* it gets into my bones and makes me less than rosey in disposition *winks and giggles*
Oh but a change is coming! Today when I look skyward, this is what I see:
Now isn’t that better. Happy. Sunny. Infinate blue skies bursting with the promise of long, lazy summer days *happy sigh*... Oh Yes, that is more like it :o)
So what does a girl do to celebrate the long awaited appearance of Spring? Why, grab a pile of brightly coloured fabrics to turn into bears of course!
Doesn’t that blue fabric echo the sky perfectly! The pink is bang on for the magnolia flowers, and such a sunny yellow... it is like a pile of (albeit furry) sunny days :o) :o) :o)
So what is it that I will be working on when this post goes up? Nothing less than my brightly coloured army of summer toned happiness. Bliss!
Rosey Day made her first bear in 1999. Her unique miniature creations have helped her to win many awards, be featured in multiple local and international magazines and publications, as well as have 6 of her bears displayed in the Cheju Museum (Korea). Her creations - often described as “whimsical” - are hand sewn, intricately detailed, OOAK bears (and cats, and ducks, and bunnies, and grizzlies, and mice....etc) and are generally made out of out of rare vintage fabrics. She enjoys dying her own fabrics, and often combines a number of different textured or coloured fabrics into the one design. Available (and adopted bears) can be seen on roseyday.com where she also sells a range of patterns/kits so you can try your hand at creating your very own Rosey Day miniature. Rosey’s little critters live all over the globe, and she would love you to join her loyal band of collectors!!