Friday, May 29, 2009


Meet Colbert! He has that "just found in the attic" look. Seriously, he looks like a mini version of a well-loved 1900s bear. He was lovingly distressed and stained to look antique. You can find Colbert on eBay to see his photo shoot and purchasing information. Just do a search for Burlison Bears. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Updated Brisby Photos!

Cuteness overload! I just got these updated photos from Brisby's breeder in Kansas. By Golly, what a stunning collie! He's really transformed! Looks like a collie more than before. Just a wee little guy. I can't wait to hold him! The countdown begins...he arrives by plane to us this Saturday! He is now 7 & 1/2 weeks old. Just look at that sweet face...:0)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Meet Bonjour the Bear!

Meet Bonjour, a little bear I just finished. He's commissioned for a friend. I had to hand-dye his mohair twice for the rich dark brown you see in the photos. Bonjour is a sweetie. I love his red/orange paw pads. They match his silk satin ribbon beautifully. I didn't distress this little guy, which is rare for me!
Bonjour posed nicely for me during the photo shoot. Don't you think? :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Clue, a blue bear

Meet Clue, a blue bear. He's sort of my tribute to Blue's Clues. He was hand-dyed a lovely shade of baby blue. He's been distressed considerably for that well-loved antique character. I do love to antique my bears. It makes them seem more like an old friend. I just listed Clue today on eBay so please go check out his photo shoot. He was quite photogenic for me, which always helps. He also has a buy it now price for those of you who do not like to participate in auction format.
Have a happy day everyone!

A Spring Day

What a beautiful day! Just had to share photos of some of our lovely spring flowers and our very happy collie, Banny. He's enjoying the day outside and wagging that tail of his profusely. We plan on getting more gardening done this Memorial Day weekend. Isn't spring the best season of all? Everything is awake and alive and fresh. Happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you all enjoy the weather and don't forget to grill out! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Brisby Photos!

Here's the latest photos of my soon-to-be collie puppy, Brisby! The breeder in Kansas emailed them to me. He's a little darling! Look at the dark circles under his eyes. :) His markings are gorgeous. Brisby is 4 weeks old in these photos. He'll be coming to live with us when he is 8 weeks, May 30th. So excited!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Finally Finished!

Well, here he is...finally! This took awhile, and even longer since I was out of town for two weeks, but here is the first BIG Burlison Bear! Meet Puppet! He's a very slumpy antiqued whimsical bear. And a whopping 14 incher! That's a huge difference from my typical 4 inch miniatures! I have to give applause to all the bear artists out there who do these big fellows on a regular basis, especially the ones that only handsew like me. Whew! Lot of time and patience involved! But worth it in the end. I really love how Puppet turned out. He's loosely jointed and frumpy/slumpy. He will look so cute slumped in an old rocker or in a primitive cupboard. Puppet is the exact same design as my miniature whimsical bears, just enlarged considerably! He's a sweetheart too...I took the liberty of cuddling with him last night in bed! :) Wouldn't you?