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Thank you! I appreciate your sweet comments
It has been a while since I've been on TT, I have missed talking to you all. I am planning to make a return this year with new creations as often as possible!
First, I would like to show you my new little puppy named Buffy. I have her listed on bearpile for now.
Love sweet Noah Perfect!
Thank you so much for your wonderful suggestions Miss Heidi!
That was beautifully stated. I appreciate the encouragement :hug:
Sometimes I think about changing my direction of teddy bear making. Not to remove myself from it, but maybe a change of designs and approachability.
Since my accident, I was not able to keep up with the ongoing struggle to have a teddy available on a regular basis. When you can not keep up, your collectors just move on or loose interest. Which is totally understandable. My bears involve much attention to detail. I don't know if I have slipped away from this because of the pain and difficulty that I experience while I am making my bear. I do know that I give it my best effort that I have to make my teddies. And now, when I do have a bear available, it just dose not move like they use to. Or it does not move at all. Which really make me think twice about what I am doing. Because lets face it, besides th fact of making a teddy bear that brings a smile to everyones face, it is a business for me too. Who knows, maybe it has a lot to do with the state of the economy right now. But I do know that I see some other artists that are still making sales. Mostly because I believe that they have kept on producing their work and doing all that needs to be done to have a successful business. I do hold them in the highest reguards and consider them friends.
With that said, I have been drawing up a new style/design for a teddy bear. It falls along the line of the plush meets doll design. I plan on adding as much detail as I possibly can muster up! Without the struggle and pain I previously would receive.
I'll try and report back as often as possible on my new way of tackling this situation.
I am looking forward to using my ideas and creating adorable stuffed fuzzy, furry, teddies <3
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Okay......... Now splain' for a lefty! Just kiddin. I got it. I am use to having to do everything backwards
Thank you friends! I totally appreciate it :hug: :hug: :hug:
I've been away for a while. Happy to be back and see all the outstanding work you all are doing!
I have a little clown teddy available. Her name is Callie.
I have her on my website.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for your sweet compliments :hug:
I have just listed a new teddy available on ebay. Her name is "Reina."
Reina is a smiling open mouth teddy. Made from a lovely vanilla color mohair. I crocheted an adorable owl hat for her.
Please take a moment to view her auction.
Thank you all for your support in the last couple weeks in the loss of my Father.
I truly appreciate it. :hug:
Thank you for your kind comments.
I don't remember the song, but she's lovely
Hugs Katy (The Littlest Thistle)
Oh! I have it playing on my website. You should go check it out. :hug:
I have a new little girl teddy available now on bearpile. Her name is "Aubrey." Y'all remember that song called "Aubrey" by "Bread"?
I had this song stuck in my head and just had to name her it.
Thanks for having a look. :hug: :rose:
Wow, more great advice. It's going to take some effort on my part I can see.
One of the reasons why I was contemplating this idea was because I injured my other arm this summer and just can not use all my strength it takes to complete a bear is a sufficiant time. I have been making bears for some 10 years now. Maybe with my somewhat experience and y'all's great advice, I can get a pattern or two done.
I can just watch this dog over and over!
For some reason I can relate to him.
Chubby....I mean "fluffy" and close to the ground.
Oh, and the Happy Dance when someone dumps food in front of me.
If you want to start the day with a big grin
You have to see this
Excellent advice girlfriends! Thank you.
I never had purchased an "actual" mohair teddy bear pattern. So I really dont know what they look like.
From my beginning, I found a couple ideas from magazines, and from a book I had purchased a book of Nancy Tillberg's. But I never used their actual pattern. I got the basic idea, and then changed it to my liking.
So, my understanding is to begin with a beginer level pattern. Lots of pics and easy but not to excessive with the instructions. Include copyright information. Be sure to include advanced technique if used. And a picture of the completed bear,bare!
I have been kicking around the idea of writing up a pattern or two of my bears and making them available for sale. I was wondering if anyone who has done this before might have any "pointers" or suggestions on what to do and what not to with with a project as this.
I appreciate your input.
Thank you friends!!
Bebe has been sold to a new mommy in the UK. :hug: :hug:
I hope everyone is having a safe and productive summer!
I wanted to introduce you all to my newest bear named "Bebe." She is available right now from my website.
Thanks for your time!
Hugs :hug: :hug: :hug:
Thank you friends for your sweet compliments on Arianna!! :hug:
Arianna is going to a great home in California!
Thanks Kim. fingers crossed...XX
Us Bears- You got it!