Friday, July 29, 2011

Working Away...

Hello Everyone!
I've been busy working on new creations for TBAI (which is now just 2 weeks away) and I decided to start playing with dyes again this week. I dyed several different pieces, one of which is a golden/orange marbled alpaca. It inspired me to make a fall themed bear and I just finished him last night. I'm not going to share the whole piece yet, just his accessories. I found some great brown and gold ribbons, fall flowers, and a beautiful pendant with a little bird on it. I put it all together, and this is how it came out:

Keep watching for more previews as the show gets closer! If you would like some information about TBAI, just click here to read about this year's show.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Coming to Columbus!

Hello Everyone!
I am getting ready to head to Columbus, OH this weekend for the 24th Annual teddy bear show, which is being put on by Bright Star Promotions. The show is this Sunday, July 24th from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Concourse Inn by the airport. Click here for more details and to see a preview of the teddy bear artists that will be at the show!

I would like to give you a little preview of what I've been working on. Below are pictures of two pieces that I'll have with me at the show. The first is a new open-mouth dragon design. I haven't made a dragon in over a year, and I'm happy with how he turned out! The other item pictured is one of my new little monsters. They are fun little cuddly friends!I hope you are able to make it to the show! Below is a coupon for $1 off admission. Just print it off and bring it to the show!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bears on Parade - Thank You (and onto my next show!)

Thank you to all of you that visited the online show this weekend! I think the show was a success for everyone involved. I'm glad to say that a couple of my pieces found new homes!

While the show's been going on, I've been busy working on some more new pieces. I have another show one week from today in Columbus, OH. I've been going to this show for a long time (since I was in high school) and it never seems to disappoint. There is always a wonderful group of collectors and friends that I get to see! CLICK HERE to read more about the show and look for a preview and admission coupon later in the week!

Orion is available now for $155 plus S/H. You can adopt him by e-mailing me at or you can see him in person next weekend in Columbus, OH!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Bears on Parade: Show Opens Today!

Hey Everyone!
Today is the day that the Bears on Parade online show opens! The website will be available beginning today at 4PM EDT (which is less than an hour from now) and the show will be open until 4PM on Sunday, July 17th. I hope that you've enjoyed my previews of the pieces that I have available. When the show opens, you will be able to see all of the pieces that these accessories go with!

Go to the show page and check it all out:


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bears on Parade: 7 Days of Previews, Day 7

Today is the last day of previews before the show opens! Today's preview is a wonderful, sparkly tiara!

Reminder: The Bears on Parade show opens tomorrow, Friday, July 15th, at 4:00PM EDT. Go to to see the preview bears and be there tomorrow to see all of the fantastic pieces made specially for the show!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bears on Parade: 7 Days of Previews, Day 6

The show is just two days away! I'm getting very excited for you all to see the pieces that I've created. Today's preview is a fun and beautiful black and gold mask.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bears on Parade: 7 Days of Previews, Day 4/5

It seems that I missed a day in my set of previews, so I guess it's 2X Tuesday!

These two previews come from the same piece. I hope you enjoy them!

There are just a few days left before the show opens up! You can still go to the website and vote for your favorite bear in each category. Check it out at


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bears on Parade: 7 Days of Previews, Day 3

The show is getting closer... and I've got another preview for you!

What on Earth is that, you might ask? A red nose of course. A bright red nose. What could I have put a red nose on? Take a guess, then find out on Friday when the show opens! :)

Remember to vote for your favorite preview bear at


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bears on Parade: 7 Days of Previews, Day 2

Hello Again!
Yesterday you got a peek at a star relating to one of my pieces for the Bears on Parade online show that opens on Friday, July 15th. Today, I have a patriotic pin that is adorning one of the teddies. Enjoy the teaser, and be sure to keep an eye on the website!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Bears on Parade: 7 Days of Previews

We are now just one week away from the online show and I am proud to say that I have seven brand new pieces ready for the show! Since we have 7 days before the show and I have 7 pieces, I thought that I'd give you a little sneak peek at something relating to each piece every day leading up to the show. I cannot actually show you the pieces until the day the show opens, but you'll see some part/accessory of each piece. Here's your first preview:

And remember to visit the website to see all of the preview bears and vote for your favorite!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Bears on Parade: Preview Bear Rory

Hello Everyone!
I'm very proud to introduce to you, Rory! Rory is one of the bears that will be available starting two weeks from today for the Teddies Worldwide Bears on Parade online show!

Please follow this link to learn more about the show, see the other preview bears, and vote for your favorite in the collector's choice award! (and please feel free to comment on Rory here on my blog).
Rory is a 7" baby bear practicing to become a drummer in the Teds' n Such marching band. He is made out of a medium brown mohair with brown ultrasuede paws and feet. He has German black glass eyes with ultrasuede eyelids, a black hand-stitched nose of perle cotton, and soft-sculpted fingers and toes. Rory is fully jointed and he comes with a set of drumsticks and a 1960's Ohio Art Co. tin drum decorated with images of bears playing various instruments

Bear Hugs!