Friday, December 09, 2011

Christmas Wishes

And so this is Christmas! One word that brings joy to our hearts and a feeling of anticipation. I dread the rush and crowds while shopping for Christmas but it is all forgotten when Christmas Day arrives and I feel the wonder and happiness of Christmas as I did as a child. I hope you have a very safe and happy Christmas surrounded with family and those you love.


There will be no new bears available until next year, over the break I will be working on bears for the Sydney Teddy Bear Fair to be held at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 4th March 2012.
I would like to thank you for your interest in my bears and blog and appreciate your comments and thoughts.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nicholas now available for adoption

Just in time to help celebrate the Christmas Season I have a new bear called Nicholas available for adoption on eBay. Nicholas is made in light and dark brown recycled mink fur and stands 5 1/2 inches high.  His face has been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal his puffy cheeks and little chin. Nicholas' companion chick is hand crocheted from DMC perle cotton and is accessorised with a Christmas light bulb, ready to hang on your tree.




Nicholas has been adopted.
Cheers for now Susan ♥

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Nice Surprise

This week I had a lovely surprise delivered in the mail...my Golden Teddy Award Nominee rosette for my mink kitten Cappaccino. It has been a while since the nominations were announced and I had forgotten that the rosette had not arrived. Cappaccino was adopted from the Sydney teddy Bear Fair earlier this year so unfortunately I have no photos of him with the ribbon. It was such great thrill for me to have received this nomination.



Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jingle now available for adoption

Just in time to help celebrate the Christmas Season I have a new bear called Jingle available for adoption on eBay. Jingle  is made in light brown and white recycled mink fur and stands 5 1/2 inches high.  His face has been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal his puffy cheeks and little chin. jingle wears a garland of colourful bells and is accessorised with a hand crocheted Christmas light bulb.



Jingle has been adopted and is off to live in England.
Cheers for now Susan ♥

Friday, November 11, 2011

Deck the Halls Showroom Now Open

The showroom doors are now open for the deck the Halls Online Show. I have three exclusive Christmas themed bears available for immediate adoption. To visit the Showroom please click on the banner below.


Cheers for now Susan♥

Monday, November 07, 2011

Final Sneak Peek

 I will have three Christmas themed creations available for adoption at the Deck the Halls Online show to be held over three days starting on 11th ~ 14 November. This is my final finished piece available for a Sneak Peek; I have coordinated this set in festive colours of red and gold.
Please drop by to see all the wonderful Christmas themed bears available and maybe spoil yourself with a new adoption.




Cheers for now Susan ♥

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Girls Night In

Last weekend my daughter Samantha, sister-in-law Beth, niece Stephanie and I attended a Girls Night In function to help the fund raising for breast cancer research and support. An auction was held on the night and all the items had been donated for the event. The tickets included a three course dinner, entertainment and a donation to breast cancer research. We had a wonderful time, the food was lovely and the champagne flowed, the speakers shared some very heart felt stories of their experiences and it reminds me that being healthy is something not to take for granted as it can change in a moment. Samantha bid on a leather bag and gift basket, after a fierce battle she was so excited to win. Samantha and I were wearing our pink themed dresses that we had made, we finished the night off with some moves on the dance floor...a good way to burn off the champagne.


With my beautiful daughter Samantha


Samantha and Stephaine

Susan and Beth

Samantha and her booty

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bella available for adoption

I have a new bunny called Bella available for adoption on eBay this week. Bella is made in a combination of dark brown and silver white recycled mink fur, she has long lop ears and stands just 5 inches  high.  Her face has been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal her puffy cheeks and little chin. Bella's flower is made from wool felt, embrodiery cotton and wire with a purchased ladybug.




Bella has found a new home.
Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Sneak Peek

 I will have three Christmas themed creations available for adoption at the Deck the Halls Online show to be held over three days starting on 11th ~ 14 November. This is my second finished piece available for a Sneak Peek; I have coordinated this set in festive colours of red, gold and green.
Watch out for my final Sneak Peek coming soon.




Cheers for now Susan ♥

Friday, October 14, 2011

My sewing helper

My daughter Samantha and myself are going to a "Girls Night In" charity ball for breast cancer at the end of the month. We both decided to make some new dresses for the occasion, so after choosing our material and the preparation of the pattern it was time to cut out and start sewing. My material is a silk mix and has a burnout pattern on it so I lined each piece with a light cotton. While I pinned the pieces my little bird Rico would follow and pull the pins out, he was not afraid off the sound of the machine and was happy to sit on top while I was sewing. He thought it was a great idea to chew the little balls of the end of my pins, not very helpful but he had a fun afternoon.



Now that I am finished my dress I can smile as I think about Sam's frustration when she gets her helping hand from Rico.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, October 03, 2011

Olinda available for adoption

 This week I have a new fairy bear called Olinda available for adoption on eBay. Olinda is made in sliver grey and white recycled mink fur and stands 6 inches high.  Her face has been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal her puffy cheeks and little chin. Olinda's wings are a combination of sliver, green and pink ribbons and her wedge of sponge cake is made from wool felt and emblished with beads and felt sprinkles.



Olinda has now been adopted.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Deck the Halls Sneak Peek

I will have three Christmas themed creations available for adoption at the Deck the Halls Online show to be held over three days starting on 11th ~ 14 November. This is my first finished piece available for a Sneak Peek; I have coordinated this set in festive colours of red, sliver and white.
Watch out for more Sneak Peeks in the coming weeks.




Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thumper has now been adopted

I have a new bunny called Thumper available for adoption on eBay this week. Thumper is made in a combination of light, dark brown and white recycled mink fur, he has long lop ears and stand 6 inches high.  His face has been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal his puffy cheeks and little chin. Thumper's yummy donut treat is made from wool felt and embellished with beads and sprinkles.



Thumper has been adopted.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bears That Care

The Bears That Care Charity Auction will be held on Wednesday, 16th November 2011 at The Conservatory - RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
 The auction is held to raise money to support Ovcare for ovarian cancer research, education and awareness. International and Australian hand crafted bears have been generously donated and I am pleased to participate this year with my mink bunny Flossy.
 

If you can't attend the auction in person email bids will be accepted, if anyone is interested they can contact judi@ovecare.com.au to register and find out more information.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, September 05, 2011

Melody has now been adopted

Melody is my new bear available for adoption, she is made in a silver grey and white and recycled mink fur and stands 5 1/2 inches high. Her face has been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal her puffy cheeks and little chin. Melody wears a wired organza neck ruffle and her cupcake is crocheted from DMC perle cotton, embellished with beads and tiny polymer clay hearts.




Melody has now been adopted.

Cheers for now Susan

Friday, August 26, 2011

Daffodil Day

It was a lovely spring day here today and my garden is starting to come to life after the cold winter. It really is this time for daffodils and there are clumps blooming with their heads nodding in the warm breeze. These photos were taken early in the morning away from the bright sunlight, focusing in on a single bloom gave a blurred background and a lovely soft photo.



Cheers for now Susan ♥


Monday, August 22, 2011

Hamish has been adopted

Hamish is my new bear available for adoption, he is made in a very dark brown and beige recycled mink fur and stands 6 inches high. His face have been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal his puffy cheeks and little chin. I have made Hamish a curly knitted scarf and his companion teddy is hand sculpted from polymer clay.



Hamish has been adopted

Cheers Susan ♥

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blog Winner

Recently I entered a blog Giveaway at Destermountainbears and was so happy when Joanne emailed me to let me know that I was the lucky winner. This bear was carved by a Native American Navajo from Picasso marble with turquoise eyes, his lifeline is turquoise and coral and he has a medicine bundle on his back made from shell with a coral inlay. In Native American symbolism bears represent courage and strength and inner power.




I have him sitting on a dresser where he can watch over the bears as I am sewing.
Thank you Joanne for such a lovely giveaway.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, August 15, 2011

Emlyn has been adopted

Emlyn is my new bear available for adoption, she is made in a medium brown and white recycled mink fur and stands 6 inches high. Her face have been extensively hand scissor sculpted to reveal her puffy cheeks and little chin. I have made Emlyn a crocheted bunny companion from DMC perle cotton, finished with black glass eyes and embroidery cotton, Emlyn and her bunny wear coordinating neck ribbons.






Emlyn has been adopted.

Cheers Susan ♥

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rico learns to sit on hands

My little bird Rico is learning to sit on our hands with a bribe of his favourite seeds. He loves apples and sultanas and will try just about anything we offer him, he is such an inquisitive little character. Now that it is warming up I put his cage outside in the sunshine where he can see and hear the wild birds that come to our bird feeder.



Cheers for now Susan ♥