Thursday, February 17, 2011

From This…..


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….. To This…


Aren’t teddy bears just magical!

The bear posed as sitting is Charles and he is made from the first jacket. His buddy is Albert and he is made from the second jacket.

Mom recently gave me a faux fur coat that she won’t wear, so I’m thinking it is going to turn into my next Alaskan bear. I’ll post updates as they arise!

Thanks for sharing the magic!

Hugs from Charles and Albert….. and, of course, Vicki and all the other bears!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day and…

…happy Anniversary to my husband. We celebrate eight years today!


Anybody who can stand back and let his home turn into a teddy bear palace, has just got to be the greatest husband ever. I love you, honey!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yawn…stretch….time to Wake Up!

Sometimes when the energy goes away, I feel like it will never return. I think, perhaps, sometimes we just need a “time out” and then when the ideas start popping in, we need to take advantage and get rolling.

Last week it started with an idea to go to the Salvation Army to search for some old coats. I love working with mohair and other plush materials, but I just felt the urge to find some other unique materials and see where that takes me.

By the end of the day, I had four coats in hand and felt the old creative spirit return.

I have photographed two of the coats I found.

Coat No. 1


and Coat No. 2


Both have been washed and dismantled and I’ll be cutting out the pieces within the next day or two.

Bear pics will be posted!

One of my favorite bears is Beth. I made her many, many years ago from an old coat I found in a second hand store. She’s one of those bears whose eyes follow you as you walk around the room.


It feels good to be back. I love making teddy bears.. it just seems as if something is missing when I’m not messing around with fur-like materials.

Many hugs from Vicki and the bears