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newbearland

Congratulations Paula!

I get the NZ Ted - send me your address (PM or email) and I'll post it to you after I have read it.

Mel

newbearland

Mine is simple New Bearland is a play on New Zealand - which is where I live  bear_original

Melissa you are right there are a lot of Mel, Melanie and Melissas in the bear world...maybe it is a 70's generation thing.

Melanie

newbearland

Hi Tracey

Welcome back!!

Glad to hear you had a great trip...hope you brought back some new bears for your collection.

Mel

newbearland

False  bear_original   I'm from New Zealand

Ok here I go - the person below me is female...I'm thinking I have a good chance of success with this one  bear_laugh

newbearland

Hi Gaby

Had a look at the apple prices last night when I was buying my groceries and can you believe it the average price was NZ$3.49/kg - amazing that you can buy them cheaper than us....lucky I am not a great fan of apples bear_laugh

Mel

newbearland

Thanks everyone

Kallie yes I am planning on making a couple more before Xmas...it is on my for ever growing to do list!

Mel

newbearland

Thanks Cheryl and Louise.  Lizzie is completely needlefelted as is her Christmas bauble.

Mel

newbearland

Lizzie.jpgHi Everyone

This is Lizzie.  I made her for a friend's birthday from photos she had previously sent me of her kitten Lizzie - as she knew I was wanting to make a black and white cat.  When I heard she had a significant birthday approaching ie the big 40 I just knew I had to make it for her...she was very pleased.

Mel

newbearland

He is gorgeous - see told you you shouldn't give up the big bears as you are obviously a master of both big and mini bears.  Love em!!

newbearland

I started a Christmas bear way back in July and have yet to finish it so this is the perfect motivation for me - count me in.

newbearland

He is adorable Laraine - I'm smitten!!

newbearland

Farrago3.jpgFarrago2.jpgFarrago1.JPGHi everyone

This is wee Farrago.  He is completely needle felted, including his starry ball, and has onyx bead eyes.  He is approx 3.5 inches from his head to the base of his ball.

He is off to the USA to live.

As you can see from this and my avatar that I love needle felting cats - I hope to make some other breeds over the next few months.

Mel

newbearland

Linda your wee Sheltie is amazing.  I too thought you had posted a photo of your pet in the wrong section  bear_original

newbearland

Stephanie she is adorable.  I have seen all the new doll stuff on your website and am soooo tempted...but then I'm tempted by all the stuff on your website  :crackup:

newbearland

Ahh yes the joys of needle felting - I usually complete the head, body and one leg and one arm and then put it all away for weeks till I begrudgingly get it out again to do the other arm and leg....and then they take about 3 times longer to do than the originals.  Putting aside the wool is a good idea....but usually I find that by the time I get the piece out again the wool I have put aside has found it's way back into the bag with the rest of the wool.  :crackup:

newbearland

Hi Daphne

I’m a great talking book fan and listen to them while I walk to work, walk the dog, renovate, garden etc etc…and although I don’t listen to them much while making bears I must admit I do get more done listening to them than watching TV.

A nationwide bookstore here in NZ produces an annual top 100 books as voted by the public so I just check out the local library to see if the have the books on that list available as talking books.

A couple I have ‘read’ recently that are good are Kate Atkinson “Behind the scenes at the museum” (great narrator) and Jodi Piccolt “My sister’s keeper”.

I tend to go by the book rather than the narrator but I do prefer woman narrators…and older men are probably my least favourite.

Happy listening
Mel

newbearland

I think they are absolutely adorable Melissa - I am sure they will be snapped up.

newbearland

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Wendy.

There was a baby girl born on Tuesday here in NZ at 6:06am...thats all the sixes 6:06  6/6/06.  They joked that if it was a boy they might have named it Damien.

Mel

newbearland

Jennie he is adorable...a real cutey and so unique.

Melanie

newbearland

W---Baabaara-1.jpgW---Baabaara-2.jpgHi everyone

A while ago a Teddy Talker mentioned to me that as a New Zealander I should really make a sheep...well it's taken me a few months to finally complete her but here she is - Baabaara a 3.5" needle felted sheep complete with gingham ribbon and needle felted flower.

Sorry about the dark photos - I never have any luck photographing black.

Mel

newbearland

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you so much Melissa you are truely a star  bear_flower  bear_innocent

I am very pleased with the picture (and on this occasion I will even graciously accept being called an 'Australian'   bear_shocked  ) and if I'm not mistaken is that Lisa's little Arid the dryer Fairy on the same page....it is so flattering to be in the company of other such talented Teddy Talkers.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and congratulations Tammy on your piece in the TBR magazine you so deserve it your bears are absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you again Melissa for scanning and emailing it to me what a wonderful way to start a Monday morning.

Melanie

newbearland

Hi Everyone

I have a big favour to ask -  I sent 3 photos to Teddy Bear Review for the June Themed Roundup section, which I understand is now out in the US, and I was wondering if someone would be so kind as to scan the page(s) for me.  I know that at least one of the photos has been published as I have had some feedback and would love to see them in print......and it is months before the magazine arrives in lil' ol' NZ.

I realise that sending in photos is not as prestigious as being approached by the magazine but I am still very chuffed as this is the first time my bears have been in a bear magazine.

Thanks so much
Melanie

newbearland

My niece also loves needle felting - she is 9.  I make her wear thimbles on her left thumb and one finger so she doesn't prick herself.

Mel

newbearland

Hi Dilu

All of us Kiwi's will be pleased to have two of your gorgeous gollies join us in lil' ol' NZ.

Mel

newbearland

Oh Aleta

They are adorable - and I love the way you have positioned them one after the other its is like they are chasing after their mum...like real chicks.

Mel

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