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