Saturday, July 31, 2010

A work in progress

For those of you who read TT, you know that I found a little baby mouse that had been injured by a friends cat. I wanted so badly to take him home with me for a few days and let him recuperate, but the friend I'm staying with refused. I tried to release the mouse in a safe place and hope for the best. In remembrance of that little baby, I have designed my first mouse. I'll admit she is still a bit of a work in progress. Currently she is tailless, I haven't quite decided what to do for a tail, but she will have one eventually. I've had several friends inquire as to what's currently in the works and am surprised at the looks of disgust I get when I tell them I'm stitching up a wee mouse. I even had someone suggest I do a dog instead (maybe next!) Hopefully they will feel differently when they see her.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm now on Etsy!

I plan on returning to Bear Pile in November, but until then you can find me on My shop address is, and I'm slowly adding the Little Leaves to the shop. It may take several trip to the library for this!

Blue Bear

I know most of you have already seen photos of this little guy, but I wanted to add him to my blog. He is made of a delicious curly Schulte kid mohair in antique blue. I gave him glass eyes, Ultrasuede trapunto paw pads, a tail, and a growler. Right now I just can't manage to part with him so he isn't up for adoption just yet. I'm having troubles coming up with a name, any ideas?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Willow's been adopted!

I'm so excited to report that Willow found a great new home with a bunny enthusiast. She is my first big "bear" sale. Yippee!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Leaving Bear Pile

I've had very little luck on Bear Pile, so in just a few days my membership is going to expire....darn. Hopefully someday it will make sense for me to have a membership again, but I've made no sales on the website so think it's time to move on! I'm thinking of starting an Etsy account, what do you think?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Willow is on Bear Pile

Well, I've finished up the last touches on this little fluff of a bunny. I kept her around a little longer than most before posting her for sale as I am rather smitten with her. Some are harder to give up than others and she is so snuggly and sweet....sigh! I can't keep them all! She is now listed on Bear Pile so you can go say hello if you get a moment.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coffee with fellow bear artist Anne Cranshaw!

I was lucky enough to have breakfast with another bear artist. Anne was fantastic, I've never met another artist in person to talk bears and it was wonderful! I'm hoping it won't be my last meeting with a fellow bear maker. Thanks again for everything Anne!