Tuesday, 1 December 2009

2009 Christmas Bear -- Joy Holly

I have finished this cute little bear just right before Christmas.

She should be the entrant of Teddys Bit's Mystery competition, but I didn't make it to the deadline...
Anyway, the compeition was about the teddy bear supplier shop sell a kit,
but it doesn't have pattern, only 3 different colour of short pile mohair -- brown, green & red.

We have to use these 3 colours of mohair to make a bear with X'mas theme.I designed the pattern, choose the eye size, joints and paw pads.And here she is, "Joy Holly".

She is about 20 cm height, has black glass eyes, 5 ways lock nut joint sets, wool stuffing with X'mas theme paw pads.As I want her to free stand, I used a lot of garnet powder in her both legs. She is wearing a green Tee with 2 big Christmas buttons, with silver tinsel ribbon around the arms. As well as a red skirt with gold tinsel ribbon.

Both of her ears also have bells in there, the bells will ring when you move her.

Oh! And she is also carrying a Christmas sock, and wow! She got a gift from Santa!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Happy Halloween

I know it's bit late to post this bear out, but I am really love him!
He is cutest bear that I have ever made!

He is also my first ever Halloween bear, he is about 38cm height without hat (50cm height includes hat).
As I want him can free stand, due to the huge wings. I add a lot of garnet powder in his both legs, so he is very heavy... about 1 kg!
He has huge black feather wings, black felt witch hat with pumkin Halloween decoration.
As Halloween in USA is about Autumn, so I gave him a scarf. Black & White scarf with ghost pieces around!

The cutest part is his fings! He is not looking scary without those fings! LOL
He is also carrying a pumkin candy basket, and he is ready for Trick or Treat!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Flower Fairy bear

I am really sorry that I haven't update my blog for LONG LONG.... time!!

I have gone back to my hometown, Tainan City, Taiwan on June.
We spent 5 weeks overthere, and I have bought my daughter Misha back home to see my parents.
My mum have seen Misha when she was born, but my dad didn't, so that was his first time to see his grand-daughter!
We really had a great time when my parents, and of course... a lot of shopping and eating! (LOL)

Then when we came back, I started REALLY busy to make bears for Who is Who in Bear making online bear show.
As well as this flower fairy bear for Spring Challenge on Teddy Bear and Critters -- Australiasia.

This flower fairy is very beautiful, she has velvet flowers decoration near her left ear, and a very special necklace to give her a nice touch!

When I took this Spring Challenge, I was thinking about a "tea bear" and a "cake bear", the "Morning tea in Spring morning" bear set.
But I wasn't have enough time to finish 2 bears, so I made this flower fairy instead.
I will still do that bear set in the future, because I love to do this idea for a very long time!

I am still very happy what I have done for this flower fairy bear,
as she is such a lovely girl! I am very prond what I achived for her! ^__^

Here is her details:
NAME: Flower Fairy
EDITION: OOAK SIZE: 9 inches (23 cm)
FABRIC: Hand dyed multi-colour mohair
PAW PADS: Ultrasuede
EYES: Black glass eyes
NOSE: Embroidered with nose shine
JOINTS: 5 way disk - locknut
FILLING: Wool stuffing with stainless steel shot
ACCESSORIES: Velvet flower head decoration, glass beads necklace
DETAILS: Light shading around nose and eyes, needle and scissor sculpted face, needle sculpted paw pads

She is available to adopt for AUS$150 on http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/springchallenge.htm

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Black & White Ball Show

This is my second online bear show, and I have put a lot of hard works on those competition bears & show bears.

This is a fantastic online bear show, which will run for a week long.
Today is the first day, and we are showing all of
The Australasian Creative Design Award bears. And they are open for public vote, please visit: http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/june1.htm Please also mark this URL: http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/ballopen.htm Because everyday is going to have some more new bears! HOW EXCITING!!!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Bringing You Up to Date

Less than 2 weeks to go until the
8 am 1st June - 7th June, 2009

There will be many new bears and critters on offer exclusively at the "Black and White Ball" Online Show. This is a completely new concept in Online Shows where it runs over a week and the bears and critters for sale will be presented individually and not in Artist's Booths as before. It is a "Masked Ball", where you will not know who has made the bear or critter until you actually contact the artist during the show, so it should be a lot of fun!!

Please visit the official show website
http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/blackandwhiteballvenue.htm and if you have any questions, please ask!

An Official Sneak Peek is available at
http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=5413921 .
Most of the Artists have only 3 new pieces included in the official Sneak Peek, as The Australian Creative Design Awards will also be featured as part of the Online Show. There is also a Public Choice Competition and I encourage you to vote for your favourite piece. The competition pieces cannot be viewed at all until the Online Show officially opens, all I can tell you is that each entry is either a bear or critter, all the entries will also be available for sale and they are all black and white!!

As with previous online shows, my own new pieces will not be available to view on my website. These exclusive new creations will only be available to purchase at the official Online Show. You can check the starting time for your neck of the woods here http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

New pieces will be added daily, according to the daily "Dance Card" and for your convenience I will email the "Black & White Ball" Online Show link to you when it opens for business.

How to Purchase at the Online Show
To purchase though the official Online Show website just click on the email link provided on each bear/critters page.
The first person to contact me by email once the Online Show has officially opened will have the the first opportunity to secure each piece.
Please include - the NAME of the piece you would like to secure in the SUBJECT LINE of your email
- POSTAL ADDRESS for shipping and optional insurance calculations

Once the final cost has been calculated you have a choice of payment options -
PayPal - International/ Australian collectors
Direct Bank Deposit - Australian collectors only

I will be offering a very convenient option to purchase your new piece.
A 35% deposit ( non-refundable) is all that is required to secure your new bear or critter and further installments are negotiable to suit your bear budget, please contact me to arrange details.
This option is also available for any other available pieces on my website!!

Please Note - In keeping with the Online Show rules, a piece cannot be marked as "ADOPTED" until Payment/Deposit has been confirmed!

If you have any questions or suggestions, I would love to hear from you,
Beary kind regards,

Monday, 4 May 2009

Sneak Peek for Black & White Ball show

This is the sneak peek of Cumai Bears for Black & White Ball show.

Don't forget to come to http://www.teddybearsandcritters.com/blackandwhiteballvenue.htm
to visit the show from 1st of June.
This will be A WEEK LONG bear show!

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Taking photos

My workroom is not only messy at the moment,
My workroom was made up by our garage, it's simple, but many bears have been made in this small room.

I was taking photos for my Black and White Ball show bears yesterday.
This is the first time that I use SLR digital camera to take bear photos.
Professional camera really made the bear looks very different..., as I always use simple digital camera to take bear photos.
But they always can't show the beauty of real bear!

So this time I asked my husband to teach me how to use SLR camera,
and found the result is very surprise me!
I have also used 2 flash at the sides and they give the bear really good lighting and effect!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Had a bad dream

It looks like I am going to make a panda..., but it will be a very different panda!

I had a bad dream last night,
it was about today is the last day before hand in Black & White ball show's deadline,
and I didn't finish any bear!!

After woke up, I start to sew the bear immediately.
Don't wanna this bad dream to come true!!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Happy Easter

Please meet my latest creation -- Joshi the Rabbit

He is my first ever bunny rabbit, and he is one of "Easter Challenge" in Teddy Bear and Critters - Australaisa

He has hand-painted glass eyes

Wired ears & needle sculpted foot pad. He is also air-brushed to give him unique colours.

Here are some of his details:
SIZE: 10 inches (27cm) when sitting (include ears)
FABRIC: Mohair
PAW PADS: Ultrasuede
EYES: Painted crystal eyes
NOSE: Embroidered with perle cotton
JOINTS: 5 way locknut joints
FILLING: Wool filling & stainless steel shot in tummy
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon bow on neck
DETAILS: Airbrushing, needle sculpting, sculpted paw and footpads and horse hair whiskers

He is ready for adoption with price of AUS$120.

Behind the scene:
The photos that I took for him at Australasia Teddy Bear and Critters's website is really bad, because I finished him right on the deadline & didn't get chance to take photos at day time. So he ended of having photos done during the night, and my workroom is too dark to take professional photos.

I used cardboard to set up the place and have used flash mode, cause the shadow will just right behind the bunny without flash. However flash didn't work well too.
I think it's time to learn professional photography!
Don't want to end of horrible photos at all, because all of my photos can't really present my workmanship!!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Holding My Heart

I have created this big angel boy for long time.
He is a very special bear, because he was different before.

He had crystal tears on the face and his arms have armatures, so they are bendable.
Just looks like he is praying to God, hope the war can stop, there is no more fight or argument between people.

However this lovely bear still can't find someone loves him & take him home.
So I had a little change for him -- take off the tears, and give him a heart shape necklace.
He feels no more sadness and ready to bring his heart to you!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Black & White Ball

I will join Teddy Bears & Critters Australia on June for this wonderful event:
Black & White Ball from 1st to 7th of June.

I will have 2 bears for competition & 3 bears for online shows.
I am very nervous right now....
Because I haven't make so many bears for very long time.
I have been busy with my 7 months old baby girl and she takes almost ALL of my time!!

Luckily I have few ideas stored in my mind and have started sewing, otherwise I really don't know how can I hand in 5 bears at one time!

OK....chop chop....
I am going to sewing the bears now!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

粗體Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Just showing one of my favorite creation so far.
These couple bears are ordered by a nice customer that I have for many years.
He ordered these bears for his sister's wedding.

In Taiwanese wedding, bride will carry a candy basket and stand at the exit when the wedding dinner finish.
People can take lollies from the basket, it means to share the happiness from the new couple.
So this Love Bear Basket will be carried by the new bride and lollies will surround the bears.
I can image this lovely scene, people will surprise this special candy basket!

When I made this candy basket, I just gave birth for my baby girl not long ago.
I was still doing "One Month Rest" when I made them. (In Chinese tradition, woman who gave birth needs to rest for a month and "CAN NOT" wash hair for a month as well!)
I didn't rest that much, because I really can't just stay on the bed for 30 days and almost back to work about 2 weeks after gave birth.

I still can remember the swing is the most difficult things to make!
I have drew a lot of sketches and looking for so many different kind of materials,
and finally make this swing that I happy with.

These 2 bears and the basket really took me a lot of time, but I am really happy with the effect that I have achieved!

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

I am very surprise to get this award which gave from Jenny of Jennylovesbenny.

Because I am just very new to English version blog.
(I have a Chinese blog for at least 5 years, but just created this one not long ago)
And I just updated some new creations onto here, and so happy to get this award.
Thanks Jenny~

This Works Of Heart award is for people who put their heart and soul into their work, their words and/or their kindness to others.

I am going to pass this award to Megelles by Lisa Dopking.
I know Lisa for many years and she is always so kind to me.
Her bears always have lovely character, and they are just so special!

I also want to pass this award back to Jenny as well.
I really LOVE her creations, and they are just cutie of cutie!
All of the bears and critters all made by beautiful mohair and fabric, nite hands and a lovely heart! ^O^

Little Pinky Pansy

I always LOVE this pink swirl mohair. I have created so many bears with it.

Here is a little cutie -- Pinky Pansy.
She is a lovely lady bear with lace necklace and BIG velvet pansy on her left side of head.
She is now available on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350159226149
with started from AUS $120

Friday, 23 January 2009

Meet "Pang Pang"

Please meet my latest creation which made by custom design.

This customer emailed me and told me her dog passed away and she cried so many days.
Then she sent me so many photos of her dog and asked me to make one for her.
However, custom made someone's beloved dog is a hard job.
Because they use to live with their dog and will notice the difference if my work is not similar to their one.
I usually fell so much pressure to take this kind of order.
Luckily she love the dog and even said she cried when she saw the picture that I sent to her...

I love this job, I love to create something special for someone who needs it.
Custom design work is big challenge, but I will still keep doing it!