Monday, April 25, 2011

Firefly a ladybug mink bear...now adopted

Please meet Firefly a 6 inch ladybug bear made from darkest brown and white recycled mink fur. Her ladybug bump is handsewn from red wool felt with dark brown spots, it ties around her neck and is removable. Firefly's curving antenna are made with red glass beads and wire.



Firefly has been adopted and is moving to Western Australia.

Cheers for now Susan

Monday, April 18, 2011

Moonlight...realistic polar cub...now adopted

Working with my new realistic bear pattern I have made a few alterations to the original design and are very happy to introduce Moonlight, a Polar bear cub. Moonlight is made in a beautiful silver white mink fur and stands 9 inches tall, he is eleven way cotter pin jointed with additional joints at the wrist, elbow and ankle allowing for greater movement.


Moonlight has a slightly different shape to his sculpted eye lids than my first realistic brown bear cub Idaho and his paw and feet pads are two layers of contrasting Ultra Suede.


Moonlight has been adopted and will be joining his new family in the United States.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Friday, April 15, 2011

Coffee Macarons

It was time for another macaron challenge..this time I went for a coffee flavoured shell with a vanilla buttercream filling. The coffee was mixed with the icing sugar and ground almonds..although I think it should have been pounded in the mortar and pestle for finer powder.


To decorate they were painted with a strong coffee solution on half the shell..very yummy although I don't drink coffee at all these were great.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, April 11, 2011

Splish in celebration of Easter..Now Adopted

To celebrate the Easter Season are Splish and her ugly duckling friend. Splish is 4 1/2 inches tall and made from recycled mink fur in a soft beige, she is three way cotter pin jointed for movement at the neck and wings. Her peach coloured beak and feet are hand sculpted from modelling compound and her ugly duckling is crochetrd from DMC perle cotton.




Little Splish and her ugly ducking companion have been adopted.

Cheers for now Susan ♥

Monday, April 04, 2011

Idaho....my personal challenge has been adopted

To make a realistic bear was something that I have been working on for some time now and Idaho is my first completed bear. Idaho is 9 inches tall (a large bear for me) but this was needed to fit in the extra joints that give him movement at the wrist, elbow and ankle..... without the pieces being too small and hard to turn. He has sculpted upper and lower eye lids, nose and claws from modelling compound and appliqued paw pads.

Trimming his face was a bit of a hurdle as I am so used to my small bears round cubby cheeks that cutting down to reveal his more natural shape was very strange. His ears, paws and feet also need trimming of the long mink guard hairs to define them.


Idaho's size can be seen here in the hands of my beautiful daughter Samantha. 


Idaho has been adopted and is off to live with his new family in the United Kingdom.

Cheers for now Susan ♥