Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our new kitten !

Best Wishes to everyone for 2010 ~ Happy New Year !
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We have a special addition to our family this Christmas ~ Isn't she adorable ! We adopted her from the Humane Society on December 19th. She was thrilled to be out of the shelter and into her forever home for Christmas.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Shop Update ~ Vintage Bonnets for Dolls or Bears

I'm Back! Summer ran into Fall and before you know it . . . Christmas will be here! I'll try and update more frequently. I have the most wonderful selection of vintage hats and baby bonnets to list in my Old Soul Bears Etsy shop this week.

The blue child's hat with rabbit fur trim and rosettes is just adorable!

I have many different shapes, styles and fabrics to choose from . . . .

Silk Bonnets

Pretty Ribbon Work

White Crochet

Frilly Victorian Bonnets

Thanks for dropping by !

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Ruffs for your Sweet Old Bears

I have finished the photo shoots and I will be posting some amazing ruffles this week in my Old Soul Bears Etsy shop.

I have yards and yards of ruffled ribbon, cord and frills. Many colors to choose from.

They make wonderful collars or ruffs for your teddy bears.

The Blue or the Pink suit my 17 inch Steiff Bear.

I think "he" can pull off the pink : )

The Flowers are pretty too. They could be used to embellish doll or teddy bear clothing.
Lots of potential !

The Teddy Bear shop is now updated : )
Thanks for dropping by for a visit.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Bear ~ Wesley

This little guy is 8 inches tall. He is made from German mohair and has worn out boot button eyes. I thought about making him into a clown bear but he just wasn't into the whole clown hat thing. He says he is too small for a big hat . . . so he won that battle, LOL. Funny how they get to decide !

He was OK with the rusty bells on his lace collar though.

His mohair has been distressed for an old bear look and I have squished his excelsior stuffing to give him a bit of a belly.

He has been listed in my Etsy shop

Monday, May 25, 2009

Grand Opening of my 2nd Etsy Shop!

I am very excited to announce the opening of my second Etsy Shop: ~ Old Soul Bears ~ to Showcase my handmade teddy bears and related vintage treasures. The following items have already been listed. I will be adding additional items throughout the week. Please stop by for a visit.
A sweet little Jewelry Keep with Millinery and Pearls

An adorable little tin cup and saucer. Perfect for your favorite bear.

A mini Tea Set that would look lovely with your dolls or bears.

Antique Net Lace Shawl for a larger Teddy Bear.

Vintage clothing that looks charming on ol' bears.

Thanks for visiting : )

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Earth Day ~ Terra Teddy Bear ~ 2009

I was inspired by Earth Day to finish this little bear in gentle shades of Brown and Green. I have named her Terra. Her vintage sweater is 100% wool. It was gently soaked in tea dye to achieve a soft sage green. Her eyes are old fashioned boot buttons. Her mohair is hand dyed and her necklace is made from Raffia. Her key hopefully holds the secret to a greener, happier planet.

She will bring a vintage lace hanky with her.

Her rose is Vintage Millinery

Ms. Terra will be in my Etsy shop later this week. Thanks for visiting : )

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A playful look for Spring!

A playful look ~ floral petals and a pink bow !

It is Spring after all !

I like the pink against the dark blue :0)

The Vintage Millinery is pink and silver and frames her face nicely.
Available now in my Etsy Shop.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A New Banner!


Thank you Brenda!!! for making me a wonderful banner to use on the Bear Artist Blogs site. I just got back from vacation and was thrilled to have this surprise waiting for me, in an email. How sweet! Thank you Brenda : )

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Valentine's Day Bear

It is February already! I made this little Valentine's Bear from hand dyed mohair. He is a very dark shade of blue . . . . so I decided to call him Midnight Blue. He has antique boot button eyes, a vintage bow and distressed mohair ~ An Old Soul Bear.


He is ready for Valentine's Day and has a red rose (dried and preserved) for his sweetheart.

A sweet little bear with a heart of gold . . . all ready for Valentine's Day