Just a quick note to say hello to everyone. I am a bear-maker here in the UK and I am finding the lists a terrible distraction from what I set out to do each day...but this one seems like at least it could be bear orientated so maybe I won't feel as guilty as I sit at my PC!!
I have only been making bear for 3 years so I have lots to learn...but hopefully things to share too.
Hi Jenny. To everyone Jenny may have been making for only 3 years but she has a huge following and makes the most cute and cuddly bears. Lovely to have you Jenny. I've just sneaked on the computer today. I will be getting back to bears in the Autumn after a summer break of days out etc.
I also know you will have loads of tips on using synthetics as you use the most exquisite fabrics as well as mohair. Lovely!
Oh thanks everybody....I really hope I can contribute within the group. I hope that in the time I have spent figuring things out over the last 3 years I may have learned enough to be of help to other bear makers and I want to say that I have found the tips and techniques posted exctremely useful so far , hope I can add to them.
Jenny, I just stumbled across your bears and site the other day, so what a delight to have you here. Where was I that I found you and ended up at your glorious website... (it's a great one, guys; check it out),.. geez, I really can't remember. Anyway, welcome to you; your work is divine!
I too stumbled across your site recently... probably just following links from one artist's site to another! I remember how sweet your bear faces were and smiled when I read about WHO inspires your work! Your doggies are adorable!! I can see their soulful looks in your bears for sure!
It's great to have you here and I'm sure you'll have lots to contribute!!
Welcome & Bear Hugs,
Was great to take a look at your bears on your web-site. The wee bear on your avatar
is just darling - such an angelic face.
Zoe, Lottie and Lizzie are very sweet and I know what you mean about getting inspiration
from your dogs face. Heidi, our Giant schauzner and Hyacinth and Louie ( Persian cats)
have such a great look on their face and they do look like some of my Bears sometimes.
Welcome to Teddy talk. I have seen your work many times before and have spoken to you at a show one time but for the heck of me I can't remember which one. Your bears are adorable! It's nice to have another Brit join in...maybe we will meet again at another show one day.
Thanks again to everyone who has taken the trouble to welcome me to the group...it means a lot to me!! Jane...I think it might have been that really quiet fair at Stoke-on-trent...or was it the NEC...my memory is dreadful?? Oh well...no doubt we'll bump into each other at some point!!!!