Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cinnamon Bear, Last Bear of 2009

Time to meet Cinnamon Bear, my last bear of 2009.

I would like to wish all my friends here in teddy bear land and otherwise, a very Happy 2010. Thanks for making 2009 a very fun year for me and the bears.

Teddy Hugs to All from Vicki and the Bears

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Holiday Mode; It's Over!

OK, I'm done. I'm out of Holiday Mode and back in the teddy bear room. I just listed my most recent creation, Grizz, on Etsy and I'm going to cut out his sister, Cinnamon, today.

I almost took down the tree today... I did reconsider though and decided I would make better use of my time cutting out another teddy bear.

I'm not a "bah humbug" by any means. It's just that when it's over, it's over and time to get on with the program.... the teddy program that is.

So here is a picture of Grizz. And hopefully Cinnamon will be poking her little nose in here shortly.

Love and hugs to you from Vicki and the Bears

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I've Been Working....Honest

It’s been over a month since I’ve written here on the blog. Holy cow, I used to be so good about this, writing at least every two weeks. Now I feel like I’ve lazed out here and I’m not too pleased with myself (sigh...).

However, I have been working.


I have some new bears to show you.

In addition to my regular bears like my newest creations Halo and the teddy for my niece...

"Bear for my Niece"

...I'm also working on a new design. Maybe that's why I'm lax to post here on the blog. Working on new stuff means for me a lot of starts and stops, dos and re-dos, studying and concentration.

I’ve been consumed by my fascination with “real” bears, like the Grizzly and brown bears in Alaska. Consequently, I’m working up a pattern and have finished my first prototype, which I have called Brown Bear.

We have a taxidermy stuffed huge brown bear in our mall here in Juneau. I never really look at it because I am really not into stuffed “real” creatures. However, I have been studying it closely, because that bear will help me design my new patterns and make my very own realistic (not real) brown/grizzly bear.

This is my first attempt at "trapunto paws" and using polymer clay for the nose (my hat goes off to all those polymer clay artists..... it's hard to get that thing to stay how I want it). I will keep practicing, though, because I know that's how I get the results I want (eventually).

Thank you for dropping by. If I don't get back here before Christmas, I wish you a most peaceful Holiday.

Hugs from Vicki and the Grizzly Bears