Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Many Thanks!

Yesterday I heard that little Joan of Arc received The Peoples' Choice,  Category Winner award in the 2015 EBAAs!  Imagine my utter delight at such lovely news!  :0)

Ever so many Thank yous to everyone who voted for her, and to the judging panel and organisers of these prestigious awards. It's quite put the sunshine back in to this blustery, grey November!

                                 "Thank you!"   :0)

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Excellence in Bear Artistry Awards 2015

I was very excited to hear that my entry in the Miniature Dressed Bear under 3.75" category, has received a Judges' Choice Award!

My little 2.6" tall piece; "Joan of Arc" was inspired by my youngest son's involvement with a Medieval Society at Edinburgh University where he's currently in his second year studying. Over the summer he constructed his own chainmail coif (like a hood) and vest - and so I decided to make a tiny tribute to this iconic young lady from that period in history.
I well remember "being" Joan whenever we read the George Bernard Shaw play, for our A levels ... (back a few years ago now!) but she was feisty and vulnerable at the same time; which I tried to portray with small pieces of Long Pile Upholstery Velvet, Ultrasuede and a silver lurex net!

If you would like to see the other Judge's Choice Winners, and vote for your favourites, please click the logo to do so, up until 31st October. Sit back and enjoy!

Vote here

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.