Sunday, 31 July 2011

Lets's Welcome Jenny and Jane

Jenny and Jane are both lovely sisters. They are made of sweet pink cotton fabric. Jenny is the older sister and Jane the younger one. These bears come with Certificates of Authenticity

Here is cute little Jane

Here is Jenny, the older sister

Let's welcome Jenny and Jane

Certificate of Authenticity for Jenny and Jane

The Making of Jenny

A Classical Fabric Bear - Ashley

Finally I have completed Ashley. Isn't she beautiful.... I've placed her in my glass cabinet... oops sorry Ashley is not for sale. I've put in so much tender love and hugs, heart and soul into it...Ashley is created to bring back the appreciation of hand-stitched craft.

Creating A Classical Bear

I was at the Sewing Club again on Friday. This was my third time there and had gathered lots of wonderful advice from wonderful experts like Aunties Ivy and Shirley. Their handicraft work is so fantastic and so professional. Their wonderful advice and encouragement has further made realized that the art of hand-stitch work has to be continued from one generation to another. A big thank you to my friend Adeline who has introduced me to the Sewing Club. And a really big thank you to Wonderful Ivy and Shirley.

Adeline has given me a piece of very beautiful vintage-like fabric. I was very excited as I have always wanted to sew a classical bear and this is a wonderful opportunity. Here are the work in progress images I have uploaded:

Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Little Pink Bear - PoPo

PoPo is a little pink bear that loves to to be hugged. This sweet little darling is one of a kind and is waiting to be loved and nurtured by a special small person, soft and cuddley and perfect for kissing.If you’ve got some room to spare for this cuddly friend, she'd love to be adopted by someone as lovely as you.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A Little Sock Doggie-Edmund

Just love Edmund, this little sock doggie of yellow and green I've just created.... a Snobbish Little Fellow who doesn't bother about what's going on around him....look at the way he sticks his hands into the pockets.....
Great one of a kind shower gift, birthday present or for any special child in your life! This handmade plushie will never end up in the garage sale, but handed down for generations! He is holding up to lots of hugs and kisses.

Caring Instructions- I would suggest washing just like any stuffed a pillowcase, tumble dry.

The Hues of the Sky

Isn't it beautiful.... the entire sky is purplish red yesterday evening.... at that moment I thought the world has come to its glorious end....

Sunday, 24 July 2011

About Bears

The Teddy Culture In Brief

Legend has it that the teddy bear was in 1902 first identified with the incident when the US President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear planned as a trophy for his hunting trip. The bear in time became known as Teddy's bear and was popularised by the first bear-making manufacturer- the Ideal Novelty & Toy Company. In Germany Richard & Margaret Steiff were said to have made the first movable teddies at about the same time that Berryman published his cartoon of President Roosevelt and his bear on the front page of the Washington Post. Antique and new teddies are now sold under such brand names of manufacturers like Bing, Chad Valley, Merrythought, Dean's, Hermann and Schuco.

In the 1980s artists' bears became established as bear-making became popular with home-crafters. Artists' bears are characterised by the innovative features introduced so that each bear is individually unique. Such bears are ideally fully handstitched and woven Mohair and glass eyes are used.

Teddies are not only collected but given away as mascots and as symbols of care and concern people have for each other - for children and adults alike. As mascots teddies are known for the therapeautic effect they have on people who are affected by their forelorn looks and cuddly appeal. Safety items like plastic eyes and plastic joints are used for children's toy bears. The market for antique and collectors' teddies are such that these teddies are items which are auctioned off at commercial houses like Christie's and Sotheby's. Teddies are also offered at public and private events and functions where funds are raised for charities. Teddy clubs are launched worldwide. The first Great Teddy Bear Rally was launched in 1979 - organised by the group called Good Bears of the World.

Some of the well-known bears are:

Paddington bear ............Mr Whoppit

Petsy..........Zotty,,,,,,Raffles Steiff
Elliot .......Happy......Winnie the Pooh

Rupert......................Teddy Girl ...Yogi-bear.......

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Sanitary Pad Organiser

What a great way to keep sanitary pads in our beautiful felt Sanitary Pad organiser....I bet nobody will notice what are in the organiser :) Embellished with pretty lace, ribbon flower and ribbobn, you or your friend will love it. Handmade with lots of love and care for you to take home!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

MRT Card Case

 Sponge Bob


 My Melody

 Little Bunny


Been putting all my sketches into the real work... and am really very happy with the result... presenting my new little MRT Card Case family...aren't they cute??

Felt Felt Felt

There is something magical about felt...I have a stash of beautiful felt that I finally find out what to do with them... hurray....

Hmmm... beautiful rainbow just makes my day : )  I hope these would help me strike more inspiration for more craft pieces.....