Thursday, 18 June 2015

Teddies Worldwide - online show!

The Teddies Worldwide Online Show will start on Friday, 19th June at 9pm UK time (4pm New York) and continue through to Sunday, the 21st.

The theme will be "On Vacation" - and there will be a total of 75 artists taking part!
Here is my preview piece; a tiny 1.1 inch tall micro-dog called "Gigi" - she comes in her felt wedding shoe, and has jointed head and limbs.

I hope you can stop by and see us! :0)

(You can click on the link here to visit the show, from Friday)

Friday, 12 June 2015

Teddy Bear Artist Event

Nearly time for the 2015 Teddy Bear Artist Event, in Stratford upon Avon*!  I love exhibiting at this show; with its friendly, and communal atmosphere. Once again the show will be supporting The British Heart Foundation, and I will be bringing along a tiny Frivol, with her own bag containing a pretty vintage-print notebook, to be one of the Raffle prizes.

Hoping to see plenty of friends there!  :0)

* The fair opens 11.00am at the Stratford Arthouse (previously named Civic Hall) on sunday, 14th June.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Winter Bear Fest at Hugglets!

It's nearly time for the first Hugglets fair of 2015 - at the Kensington Town Hall, on Sunday 22nd Feb.
Here's just a quick preview of a few of the brand new bears I'll be bringing with me:-

I'm hoping to spread the love of bears with this collection (eight in all) various styles; antique lace collars, silk ribbons, and a little heart proclaiming them the "LOVE bears" collection.

The "HaBEARdashery" collection of variously sized bears, all with their own little haberdashery decorations. They bring a pretty vintage style bookmark to complement each.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards 2014

I am absolutely delighted that my entry in the Miniature Dressed category of the EBAAs has been honoured with a Judges' Choice Award. This means that little Giselle (just under 3 inches tall!) will go forward for a public online vote. All of the nominated creations in each category can be seen on the Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards website - and you can vote on your favourite pieces by following the link!

I was inspired to create "Giselle" by the opulence and fragility of ballet characters, and their costumery. She is wearing a fully removable tulle and organza dress with a fitted bodice, and vintage lace armholes, with silk ribbons and appliqu├ęs.

Thank you so much to the Judging panel for their consideration of her! :0)

New: Available at Teddy Bears of Witney

The 2015 catalogue of beary delights has now arrived from Teddy Bears of Witney; a beautiful olde worlde shop situated in the village of Witney, Oxfordshire.
This time I will be creating Limited Editions (4 each) of "Fyne" and Dandi" - both fully jointed 1.1" tall micro dogs, made from Upholstery Velvet, and wearing tiny identity medallions as you can see below.

If you are interested in either of these dogs; exclusive to Teddy Bears of Witney, you can check this link HERE, or contact them for a catalogue.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A Brilliant Weekend in Sheffield

This weekend saw the hosting of the Gala Dinner for the final stage of the Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards, at the Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event venue - Hilton hotel in Sheffield. Once again it was a beautifully organised event, where it is always fantastic to meet up with other bear-making friends.

I was really thrilled to hear that Horatia was voted People's Choice winner in her category! Thank you so very much to everyone who voted for her! :0)  I feel very proud to have taken part in these wonderful awards, and it means such a lot to me to have my work recognised with so much positivity.

With heartfelt Thanks,

Ruth XX

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Great News!

Just time to post the wonderful news that my little 3" bear; "Horatia", has received a Judges' Choice award in the 2013 Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards! I am very honoured to have been considered by the judges, and I'd like to thank them ever so much! :0)

Here she is:-

I was inspired by the story I came across, of Horatio Nelson's daughter (she was named after him), who had to flee her mother's debtors in France dressed as a boy. I've used some integral clothing in the long pile Upholstery Velvet, and she wears antique lace as a ruffle collar, and gathered around the wrists. She has a grey silk sash around the top of her "breeches", and carries a tiny silk reticule.
I shall be bringing her with me to Hugglets next sunday; so I hope she can meet lots of new people there!

Ruth xx