Friday, December 17, 2010

Teddies Worldwide Blooming Bear Show!

I am very happy to announce that ~ Old Soul Bears ~ will be participating in the Online Teddies Worldwide Bear Show in March!

Can't wait to start planning those teddies designs !!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Do your creations evolve as you make them?

I always start with a clear plan in my head . . .this is going to be a girl bear and I have the perfect little piece of lace for her to wear. Maybe even some millinery and pearls !!!

She will be sweet and dainty . . . .

Any sometimes my plan even follows though with what I had in mind : )

And other times I think he will be cute and chubby ~ a mischievous boy bear!
Maybe a little sailor.

But then I have enough mohair remaining, lol, to make a mini bear from the same fabric and I think . . . oh wouldn't a mommy and baby bear be so cute !!!!

But then I discover the cutest little doll sweater, that happens to fit my bear perfectly!!! I hand dye it from cream to a wonderful shade of green. It is around Earth Day so I think . . . this little bear with be called Terra in honor of Earth Day and she will hold the secrets to a greener happier world.

So that is how she evolved !!!!
Do your designs and plans stay the same from start to finish?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Perfect for a little girl bear !

I was looking through my stash of doll clothing today and found the cutest little sweater and antique blouse. Perhaps I can make a white or pale pink bear with VERY thin arms. Teddies always have trouble wearing doll clothing it seems . . . but if I plan ahead it should be OK.

Such a pretty girl bear she shall be!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vintage Steiff ~ Bears and Toys

I heard about a new Antique Market last weekend and was excited to visit for the first time. I was dreaming of finding a big'ol Steiff Bear for cheap (don't we all!). Well, I laughed to myself when I did indeed find him. You get what you ask for I guess. Next time I will have to project more specific details to "the Universe" . . . . like mohair !

He is a lovely Antique Steiff Bear and probably a generous size too. Looks like he might be about 20 inches standing. The only thing is . . . he's a tin sign. I did buy him though, for cheap : )

I have decided to thin out my collection of Steiff bunny rabbits. Then I'll have some spending money when I find my MOHAIR Steiff Bear, lol. I have listed these cuties in my Old Soul Bears Etsy shop. You can view them here .