Friday, June 26, 2009


Well I did a blue bear named Bottlerocket and now a red bear named Firecracker. Can you tell I'm getting ready for Fourth of July? ;) Little Firecracker is such a cheeky little fellow. I love the way he turned out. He is now listed on eBay. He comes with his little stained flag. Thanks for looking. Bear hugs to all!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Old Bear Named Bellwether

Here's my latest BIG bear, Bellwether! He's an 11 incher. Believe it or not I just listed this fellow on eBay a couple hours ago and he already sold! That's got to be a record for me! And silly me, I was thinking earlier that my bigger bears probably wouldn't be too successful on getting adopted since I've only ever been a "miniature" bear artist. Well, maybe I should redefine my title occupation. :0)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

...come again some other day. Sigh. Well, another rainy day here in Massachusetts. Nothing to do but stay indoors and make bears. On the plus side here is a new little fellow I just listed on eBay. His name is Binky and he is a very quirky new design with a long body and short and stubby limbs and a big head. His blue eyes make him stand out.
Well...gotta get back to churning out more bears and other fanciful critters. There's going to be some more BIG bears on the way once my newly ordered mohair arrives. Ta-ta for now!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bottlerocket the Bear!

Whoooshhhh! Kapow! Pop! Pop! Crackle...
Fireworks! Yes, it's almost time for a certain holiday and this little blue bear is all decked out in his Americana ribbon and waving his little flag. Fourth of July will be here before you know it. It's actually my favorite holiday. I love fireworks and all the festivities of this summer holiday. So get yourself a bag of bottlerockets and a wedge of watermelon and join in the fun.

Bottlerocket the bear is now listed on eBay.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Bear Named Hamish

I just love this little guy. I hand-dyed a peach mohair fabric with Egyptian Red dye to achieve his splendid color. Hamish has been distressed and stained for antique character. The silk satin ribbon around his neck is called "Stormy Monday". Hopefully this little fellow will find a new home soon. Hamish is currently listed on eBay.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Primitive Kitty Cat Doll

Today I finished this little critter, a primitive cat doll named Kitkat. The name comes from the dark chocolate mohair I used, and the color of her hand-dyed silk satin ribbon is actually called "Chocolate Rose". This little wonder has just now been listed on eBay. It was an overcast day today but the photo shoot turned out decent enough. Now I'm off to work on a deep red bear as well as dye some mohair a dark blue for future creations. Busy, busy, busy. Plus my new puppy Brisby is running me ragged at the same time! :0)

Monday, June 8, 2009

My first brown & white panda!

I just listed this little sweetie on eBay. Meet Graham, my first ever brown & white panda bear! He turned out rather cute. But my day of bear-making ain't over yet! I still have some red and blue mohair to dye for a certain holiday coming up. Can you guess which holiday? Here's a hint: Bottlerocket will be the name of a soon-to-be bear! ;)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kaleidoscope of Colors!

Meet Kaleido, my second Big Burlison Bear. She is from my own whimsical pattern, just enlarged to 12". She's a kaleidoscope of colors, hence the name. She is saggy and frumpy and loosely jointed and distressed. She's everything a good old bear should be. And very huggable I might add. Kaleido is now listed on eBay, where you can view her entire photo shoot.

Clyde the teddy bear

A beautiful day for a photo shoot! Hello everyone. I just listed this itty bitty fellow on eBay. His name is Clyde, and he has a nice rounded head that I just love. He is made to look like the antique bears of the 1900s with his very prominent hump on his back. He's been distressed for character and has shading around his eyes which really bring them out. He also has a bit of woodwool peeping through his foot pad.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Brisby is Home at Last!

Brisbane Evan Burlison has arrived in Massachusetts! He is home at last! We picked him up from the airport on Saturday afternoon. It's been 2 wonderful days with Brisby. This puppy has surpassed my expectations. He's a dream pup. He is so snuggly and cuddly, even more than the chihuahua puppy I used to have. He's a sweetheart. And he's very intelligent. He seems to already comprehend "Come". He's basically housetrained himself. He's only had 1 accident in our house. He knows to go to the door to go out to potty. He follows our big guy collie Banny everywhere. Banny seems a little unsure of him at the moment, but he's warming up to the idea of a puppy playing with his toys and toddling after him. Brisby is officially 8 weeks old today. Happy Birthday, Brisby! We are so blessed to have this little furry bundle of joy in our lives.