Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A swap bear sneak peek!!

Laurie of Laurie Lou bears and I decided to do a bear swap. I took photos of the bear I made for her (named Simon) and cropped one of them to give her a sneak peek (you can see it on my adopted bear page). Well, I was excited to get a sneak peek of my very own! Meet Barnaby...well meet Barnaby's ear and eye! Doesn't he look sweet!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Working on new cards

I keep telling myself that I need a new card to send along with my adopted bears. It's been a challenge trying to make decisions, there are so many choices!! I also wanted to be careful about any copyrights on images so I just ended up drawing my own. I'm not particularly computer savvy when it comes to scanning and editing, so right now I'm hand drawing and writing everything aside from the photo (not sure if I want to do this every time). Here are photos of my first draft of a card, what do you think? I know the writing is a little bit crooked (probably should have used a ruler), and I apologize for the fuzziness of the photo on the inside. I made this card for a bear I made for a swap and don't want to ruin the surprise (if you are curious, there is a little sneak peek of him under adopted bears)! Do you think it's too plain? Unprofessional? I'm sure I will go through several drafts before I finally settle on something. I would love your input!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Needle felting!

I've been wanting to learn needle felting for some time now and I finally took the plunge. I ordered a kit off of Etsy and spent a couple of hours last night punching away. Here is the result! I know he's far from exceptional, but he is my very first try. I think he has a slight arrogance about him. Don't you think he looks slightly miffed at my photographing him? If you have been contemplating needle felting, I highly recommend it! I found a local shop that carries the wool....oh the possibilities! Now to incorporate needle felting in with my bears...on second thought, maybe a bit more practice first!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Online holiday show in November!

I am excited to announce that I will be participating in the online holiday bear show in November! This will be my first time participating in an online show and I'm very excited. There will be some new Little Leaves available and some fun under $50 gifts as well! I hope you will stop by!