Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Galloping up on the Rails...

I very much enjoyed creating the animal pieces for the Teddies Worldwide show, but I now feel the urge to get some "proper" beary bears made! The next deadline I'm working for is Teddies 2012 at Hugglets in September - I can already see it clearly on the horizon, and it's fast approaching! I do like to be well prepared in advance (with a bit of leeway for eventualities) and so all my creative thoughts are bent in this direction. There will definitely be a new "Teatime Treasures" piece; no. 3 in the series celebrating the beauty of English bone china tea ware and bears together.

Over the last 2 weeks I've been beavering away with some micro hobby horses to take along too. I've had lots of enquiries about availability of them as stand alone creations, and it was ages ago that I last made one - here they are almost finished:

In my Grand Plan I'll have another 2 hobbies to accompany a couple of Bygone Bruins but , ummmmm.... we'll see! :0)

In the meantime I'll be glued to the screen day and night (whilst still sewing obviously) for the Olympics. Hurrah! Having followed Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish through the whole of the Tour de France, which is a summer favourite in this house, we can't wait for the cycling events. OK, so Ashley didn't get tickets for the fantastic velodrome, but tele' is the next best thing! I have to say this year has been a great time to be a bear maker working from home - so hurrah again!!

Mini Hugs, Ruth xx

Friday, 13 July 2012

"Friends of Teddy"

The Friends of Teddy online show started last night, and will continue on until 9pm on the 15th July, UK time.I created 6 pieces for the show, but I now only have two hamsters left to be adopted.



Thank you so much to all the collectors who have adopted new friends from me :0)  There is still plenty to see at the show so it's well worth stopping by!

Click here to visit.  

T.T.F.N  Ruth xx                    

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Another Show!

"Welcome to my home!"

This little robin has made a very comfy moss lined nest inside the ornamental fish at the bottom of my garden! Ashley managed to get a couple of snaps, through the fish's gaping mouth, with a long lens.In spite of the never ending rain this little family seems to be doing OK, and it appears the fish shape is actually keeping the wet off them. We see both the male and female dashing all round the garden collecting buggy bits, and popping in and out tirelessly! How resourceful of them! I hope they come back next year :0)

What a sweet little lodger!
Ruth XX