Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two New Lace Bear Dresses

These are my two latest little patchwork bear dresses, (bears not mine).  I've crafted these from all sorts of vintage & antique laces, some from wedding dresses, doilies etc.  I'm really pleased with the pink colour as originally it was bright pink but a quick dunk in parisian turned it into a lovely old pinky colour. 

The girls are an order for a lovely lady who has ordered them for presents for her family, trouble is she keeps falling in love with all the bears & then finds it hard to part with them.  (I bet she keeps the pink one)!

Have a great week.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Old Buttons

Don't you just love old buttons!  I was lucky enough to find this old tin yesterday at a garage sale.  It was hiding away in the bottom of a box.  I find it really exciting coming home & checking out what treasures there are, sort of like going through Nana's old buttons. 

There were a few interesting ones in the tin, especially the larger one.  It measures 6.5 cm & has like a mother of pearl shell inlay.  Sort of looks art deco'ish to me.  Any ideas??  I'll have to check my button book for this one.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.  It's stopped raining here & has turned out to be a lovely sunny day!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Ok here he is, nearly finished!  Once he got his mane on he looked more like a Zebra! 
Thanks Rosemary from Bears for helping me with his ears.  It really is great being in a class where everyone is willing to help & offer new ideas! 

Have a great weekend wherever in the world you are!  It's supposed to be wet all weekend here in Brisbane.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Ok so I found this lovely piece of striped viscose at the last show for a real bargain.  I dreamt of a cute little Zebra emerging from the fabric.  Not so, I reckon it's looking like an alpaca or even a foxy dog. I'll take it to my bear class tomorrow & see if I can get help to fix it.  (Do you even get black & white striped dogs)?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

And Then There Were More....

Ok so I haven't done a post for awhile!  I'm finding it hard to get any critters finished but today I did it!  Well not really, they still need to be aged & dressed.  I usually have about 8 bears on the go at any one time, so then it's a big effort to finish them! 

There's a bear show in Brisbane next month so I really need to finish this lot!

Hope you're all having a great week!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bear Class At Old Petrie Town

Today we switched venues for our bear making class & had it at Laura's gorgeous shop at Old Petrie Town.  It was probably more like high tea but hey we didn't mind!  Lots of lovely goodies to look at as well!  Thanks Laura!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vintage Hatbox & Pretty In Pink Bear

I love this sweet little bear I made for the last show.  I used pale pink viscose & then dirtied her paws & feet with a pen.  I have her sitting in a vintage tulle hat that I picked up at a car boot sale on my recent trip to NZ.

I'm also loving the old brown hatbox I found!  It's a bit smaller than the usual ones that I've found so it'll be perfect as a prop at the next show in September.

Have a great week, I'm off to sit in the sun for a bit and stuff a couple of heads.   It's a beautiful 24 degrees here today in sunny Brisbane.