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.
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
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:
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.
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.