Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
(His name translates into Purple and Orange)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I have been working on some new creations and I've been doing a lot of hand dyeing, which has helped me achieve some really unique fabrics and color combinations. I hope you can join us at the show this weekend!
To see who will be there, check out this link to the sneak preview page:
(Pictured above is Blossom the bunny who is all bundled up for winter)
Friday, November 7, 2008
He is available now for $75 plus shipping.
Click here to see his listing on Bear Pile.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Let me present to you Sam. Sam is a one of a kind creation by me, Tyler Crain, of Teds 'n Such. Sam is a proud patriot of the United States. Sam is a 12" tall teddy bear made of a beautiful red/navy/golden hand dyed mohair. He has hand painted navy premium German eyes with sparkling glitter accents, dark brown needle felted eyelids, a hand-stitched nose of perle cotton, and golden brown wool felt foot pads with soft-sculpted toes. He is stuffed with a silky soft polyester fiberfil and steel shot for a more realistic feel. Sam is fully jointed with cotterpin joints and hard board disks.
Sam comes with a hand made hat with stars and stripes and a tea dyed American flag to match his vintage Americana coloring.
Click Here to see his eBay auction!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This weekend was the Fall Schaumburg Teddy Bear Show. Valerie Rogers of Bright Star Promotions put on a great show and we all had a lot of fun catching up with our artist friends along with seeing some of our favorite collectors. She is going to be continuing with a show in April. Check out her website for more details.
Below are some photographs of some bears that I had at the show with me.
(L to R: Chief Lightfeather, Jin Kai, Topsy Kretts)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Hello everyone! Let me introduce to you, Neil. He is a wise old bear filled with knowledge and intriguing stories. He could definitely entertain you for hours!
Neil is an 11" bear made of a beautiful gray mohair. He has black German glass eyes and a hand stitched nose. He is fully jointed with cotterpin joints and he is stuffed with the finest polyester fibers and steel shot.
Click here for more information.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I recently graduated from college (in May) with a Computer Science degree from Ball State University. Two months after graduating, I moved to Chicago, a big difference from the small town of Angola, IN that I grew up in and I have enjoyed my summer in the city.
Tomorrow I begin my new job. This is my first full-time job and I'm both excited and nervous. I will be working for a company called Big Machines which is located in Deerfield, IL (a suburb just north of the city of Chicago). I will be doing web development, something I have always been interested in. Because of this, I will not be able to devote as much time to my teddy bears, but I will continue to work on them in my free time and I have plans to attend several shows throughout the year.
Speaking of shows...
My next show is on Sunday, October 26th in Schaumburg, IL
Check out Bright Star Promotions for more information!
It will be a great show and I hope you can make it!
Watch out for more posts as I continue to work in my free time!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Clark is an 11" bear made of a beautiful Navy Blue and Violet tie dyed mohair. He has black German glass eyes and a hand stitched nose. He is fully jointed with cotterpin joints and he is stuffed with the finest polyester fibers and steel shot.
Click Here for more information about Clark.
Griffin is a 10.5" bear made out of a lovely brown mohair with a black tip. He has black German glass eyes and a hand stitched nose. He is fully jointed with cotterpin joints and he is stuffed with the finest polyester fibers and steel shot.
Click Here for more information about Griffin.
Eliana is a 7" elephant made out of a cream mohair with a rosy pink tip. She has black German glass eyes, she is fully jointed with cotterpin joints and she is stuffed with the finest polyester fibers and steel shot.
Click Here for more information about Eliana.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I am 22 years old and have been making bears for 10 years now. I really enjoy the teddy bear world and all of the wonderful people that are in it.
I became interested in making my own teddies one holiday season, so my mother and I went to the store and found a teddy bear pattern. The initial intent was to make teddies for family members to give out at our holiday get together, but soon I was hooked on teddies.