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kraftyladies

Hello all!
It has been a very long time, but I am back to bear making. I think my last post was 2010! Life kind of got in that way, but I am making time for teddt bear again. I have missed it so.

Glad I remembered this site, and was able to get logged in. Looking forward to reading all the posts, learning new tricks, and seeing everyone's wonderful bears!!!

Camille

kraftyladies

He is wonderful!  My favorites to collect are realistic polar bears.... I am inspired by your work to one day be able to make one only half as beautiful as Manju.  Gorgeous!!

kraftyladies

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Hi all,

Another new bear for me, started to try my hand at dressed type bears.... pretty new for me.  Would love to hear what you think

kraftyladies

Thanks all for the wonderful comments! They mean alot!

kraftyladies

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Pierre is a new bear I made for Valentine's Day, even though he is purple!  He is 8.5 inches, and has his beret and a heart to give to you!
Would love to hear your thoughts and comments!

Susan

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This is my newest creation, Emily. I have been away from bear making for a little bit, trying to get back into the swing of things.
She is available on my website, and I would love to hear what everyone thinks!

kraftyladies

I dont either, please let me know as I haven't been able to be online much at all, due to school.  Are we not allowed to do swapa anymore????  If someone can please send me a message....

Susan

kraftyladies

What a cute bear!  I am glad everyones swaps are going so well!!!

Susan

kraftyladies

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!


Hugs from me and the Bears!!!

Susan

kraftyladies

How cute!  Great job with the pics!!

bear hugs,
Susan

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absolutely Gorgeous Cat Dilu!!!  I love him!!!

kraftyladies

Hi Bonnie and Welcome!  Great job on Duncan, wish I can say my first one turned out that great... mine was kind of scary!!   bear_wacko

Looking forward to seeing pics of your bears....
Susan

kraftyladies

Welcome Debi!
Love your bears!

Susan

kraftyladies

Welcome, it is good to have you!  Love your Bears!

Susan

kraftyladies

love both the bears, you girls sure are early swappers!!  i am just toooooo slow....

Susan

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Hi sophie,

Good luck with your job and the English test, I am sure you will do great!
I wish I had you here to help me with my microbiology class, I am struggling to pass it for my nursing degree.  I really want to understand it all, but the teacher just doesn't seem to reach me.  I am not a math or science person, I sure wish I was!

good luck and keep us posted!
Susan

kraftyladies

Ok marie, we need to see a picture of your swap bear!!!!!!!!!!!

susan

kraftyladies

Shantell,

Your bears are great!  I get discouraged on there too, but there are soooo many bears listed on there now, that usually people don't even see them until you have 2 or 3 days left. From my experience as a buyer, I look at the ones ending soonest, and usually get bored after looking through pages and pages.  And as a seller, to be honest, I haven't put any on ebay for a long time, because it seems like unless you are a VERY popular artist, you seem to get overlooked, and I have gotten discouraged as well.  And I am not going to lower the price to just anything so they will sell either. 
Have you listed your bears other places, like on Bear Pile?  just to get your bears out there....
I am sure you will have some watchers and bidders closer to the end of your auctions....  because your bears are adorable!
Susan

kraftyladies

Hi Jenn,

Exercising a couple of hours before your bedtime can help.  Also drinking a glass of warm milk before you go to bed is supposed to help, it has tryptophan that helps release serotonin and help you sleep.  Establishing a regular nightly routine helps too.  Try a hot bath before you go to bed or maybe someone can give you a back rub? That relaxes you and helps you to sleep.
I would say something about sleeping meds, but I don't recommend them.  Try natural ways first.
Maybe some of these things will help?
Susan

kraftyladies

Hi Debbie,

The numbers  like that one 370 S/c is the type of finish, it is their curly finish, it just has a really wavy texture.  And that one is really nice for bigger bears because of the length.  That has always been one of my favorite type of theirs.  The colors have numbers too, but the color name is usually listed with that number.  I have never washed the mohair before I have used it, unless it was one that I dyed.  I have never used kid mohair, but I do know that it is alot softer than the regular mohair, maybe someone can give you more info on that.  Alpaca is a little softer that regular mohair too.  To get a good prices to start with mohair, visit Intercals End pieces page.  Use can get 1/4 or 1/3 yd pieces at really good prices and that way would not have to invest a lot to find out what styles you like to work with.
I hope this helps!
Susan

kraftyladies

Hi Penny,

well, I guess I missed the post, or it didn't bother me in the least.  I like reading your posts Penny, they usually brighten my day.  So, not offended here either!  bear_grin  :hug:
Susan

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WOW, I just wish I had the talent you have in your pinky finger!!!  awesome, but I can't think of a name, I like KITO too, though.   :clap:  :clap:

Susan

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