Thursday, July 14, 2011

Why do I do it?


I honestly can’t tell you. But it drives me crazy when I do… and a month or so later, I’ll just do it again.

What is “it” you ask?


See this, this is “it.”


One of those teeny, tiny, hand-held little critters that I almost have to wear magnifying glasses to create.


It is difficult to describe the process and the hours it takes for me to make one of these guys. And this particular bear, I HAD to make those silly little clay footpads that I’ve been adding to my bears of late.


His face must have taken me two hours to do… at the very least.

He had three different sets of eyes, before I finally settled on the onyx beads.


He is tired. I am tired. But here we are again… ready to introduce my latest bear, my mini named Smitty.

I know after this almost week long project that I won’t soon get the urge to do “it” again any time soon, but trust me, I will….


….I just don’t know when.

Heavy sighs, yawns and hugs from Vicki and the mini bears.


  1. Awww - so sweet. Even if it takes so long to make these little bears, you do a beautiful job as always.


  2. Well it was worth it because you have done a great job:o)) Been there, seen it, done it and never again! Yep, I'm talking mini bears - had pieces flying off into space as well as loosing pieces:o))
    Take care and have a good weekend.
    Hugs Lyn x

  3. Thank you, Pat! Hope your vacation was great! It's nice to have you back :)

    Hi Lyn, your description of the process made me laugh. Take care!

  4. Hello Vicki! Your hard work paid off, Smitty is wonderful! I love his little face, so expressive. He is filled with personality. You've truly given life to this tiny little fellow.
    And, one day early.. Happy Birthday! It's the big one! Hope you have wonderful happy day, my dear friend.
    I think of you so often, I'm just a terrible terrible pen-pal. Much love and many hugs ♥

  5. Well now it should be one day til your birthday, as my previous comment posted one minute til midnight.
    So, Happy (one day to go) Birthday!!!
    Hugs and Love ♥

  6. He is superb! Those little paw pads are brilliant! A big magnifier must be a help. I use one sometimes, just because it makes things easier. I watched a video of a Steiff bear being made yesterday and was surprised to see that they put the bear in a vice to sew it's nose . . . I can understand how it must make things easier, having two free hands, but I can't imagine tightening a vice on a little bear! Lynda x

  7. Hi Laura! Thanks for the pre-birthday wishes... this one is a toughie because it is 60! Geeze.... anyway, it is good to hear from you. I love looking at your beautiful photographs, you truly have an artistic talent. Many hugs to you, too! Vicki

    Oh, Lynda.... vices???? Ouch! The bears are tolerant though, aren't they. I love hearing from you and hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Take care, Vicki

  8. Aaaahhhh, he's so cute. As a proud mom to one of your tiny bears, I know he's even cuter and more irresistible in person.

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I had no idea it was your b-day!! I hope you had a very special day.


  9. Hey Tracy,thanks for coming over to meet Smitty.... oh... and yes, birthday???? geeze, turned 60 on Sunday!! And I did have a very very special day. Thanks!