Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Two Chances to See Teds 'n Such!

This weekend I'm doing double-duty and will be participating in both an online show and an in-person show.  

First, I will be participating in the Bright Star Promotions Holiday Stars online teddy bear show, which opens Friday morning at 11am EST.  The preview for the show is now live and you can see my bear Kris (below) along with all of the other artists' wonderful preview pieces now before the show opens on Friday.  I'm very excited because I have 5 brand new, never-before-seen pieces available on this show.  Click here: to get to the show page.

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Second, I will be off to Hunt Valley for the Christmas Holiday Teddy Bear Show and Sale.  This will be taking place on Sunday, November 10 from 10am - 3:30pm at the Embassy Suites Baltimore North, 213 International Circle in Hunt Valley, MD.  I will have some of the bears there that are available in the online show, along with other new pieces that I'm reserving just for Hunt Valley, including some brand new Christmas ornaments.  You can click on the link below for more information and see who else is going to be there!


Friday, October 11, 2013


Hello everyone!
I've been absent for quite a while, so I have so much to tell you.  First, I attended the Kansas City Jubilee at the end of September.  I had a wonderful time, a great show, and two of my pieces received second place ribbons in the artist competition.  One of them is my piece: Nerissa trainer of sea dragons (pictured below).

I am also happy to announce that I have been featured in the latest issue of Teddy Bear & Friends, my first major solo feature in an American print magazine!  I'm so excited!  The issue was released on Wednesday in digital form and I received my print copy in the mail yesterday.  Please check it out!  There is also a wonderful article about Martha Burch and her amazing bears in the same issue.

Finally, I have updated my website with some of my newest pieces, including Nerissa (above) and Eloise (below).  Check out all of the new pieces at:


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Online Show Opens July 12th!

I am participating in an online show with Bear Hugs 4 U!  The theme of this show is Christmas in July.  The show opens at 10:00am EDT on Friday, July 12 and runs through 8:00pm on Sunday, July 14th.

You can currently see all of the preview bears from all 50 participating artists at and you can return to that page when the show opens to see all of the fabulous pieces!

I have 8 of my newest pieces on my individual page that are ready to find homes.  I hope you can take some time to check them out!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Christmas in July Show: Tinker!

I would like to introduce to you my preview bear for the Christmas in July Bear Hugs 4 U online teddy bear show!  This is Tinker and he will be available along with several other new bears that I've been working on from July 12 - 14.  Click here to see all of the preview bears and be ready for the show on the 12th!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Christmas in July Show

Hello Everyone!
I will be participating in the Bear Hugs 4 U online teddy bear show running from July 12th - 14th.  Click on the banner below to see some of the preview bears that are going to be available at the show and later this week I'll post one of the bears that I've made exclusively for this show!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Philadelphia - In Review

I usually post before I head off to a show, but I've been so busy lately that I've barely had time to get on the computer and do anything -- and that's saying something because I'm a technology teacher and I'm surrounded by it on a daily basis!

Anyway, I traveled to Philadelphia, PA this weekend for the 3rd Annual Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Show.  This was my second time attending this convention and it was just fantastic!  It is nice to be able to see old friends and connect with people over the weekend.  There were so many educational opportunities through paid workshops on Thursday and free talks/demonstrations on Friday.  We also had the show & sale on Friday night and all day today (Saturday).

On Friday, I gave a presentation.  This was my first time ever presenting to the teddy bear community.  I gave a 45-minute talk and presentation on dyeing mohair and alpaca fabrics.  I discussed the techniques and tools I use for dyeing the fur that I use in my bears and for the furs that I bring to the shows and sell.  Then I gave a live demonstration on how you can use earth palette dyes and paint the dyes directly on the fur.  Here is a shot of me working on the dyeing taken by Cindy McGuire!

I also wanted to share with you a couple shots of my table.  I am happy that several of my teddy bears and an elephant found new homes while we were here!

I just had a great time.  I'm exhausted, but so happy that I was able to come and I can't wait until next year!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Online Shows!

The preview period is now active for the Teddies Worldwide show occurring on March 22nd - 24th.  Below is my preview bear Carson!  This is the first time anyone is seeing this little guy.  Please go check out the preview page.  You can vote for your favorite pieces during the preview period.  Go to to see all of the participating artists and their preview bears!

I'm also participating in the online Bear Hugs 4 U online show.  It opened this morning and will remain open until Sunday evening.  Check it out now at  I posted 7 pieces for this show and some have already found new homes, but I still have a few left.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bear Hugs 4 U

Show opens tomorrow morning at 10:00AM!  See post below for link!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bear Hugs 4 U Show

In just one week the Bear Hugs 4 U online show will be going on!  I wanted to share with you my preview piece and let you know what I've been working on!

Here is my preview bear Miles:

He is going to be available along with several other new pieces starting next Friday, March 8th and going through Sunday, March 10th.  Visit for more details!

I cannot share with you the pictures of any of my other pieces, but I can let you know that Miles has a smaller sister made out of a pink and purple mohair and I also have a traditional-style teddy that is made out of a purple mohair with black tips.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows!

I am busy sewing away on new pieces for two online shows that I am participating in during the month of March.  They will be my first shows of 2013 and I'm trying to make some special new things for you all.  The work is coming along slowly, as I'm balancing teddy bears with teaching elementary students and instructing at 5 Zumba classes each week.  I hope to share with you soon my preview bears for these shows!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to a brand new year!  As always, I've been busy with school for the past couple months and busy with the holidays, but now it's time for me to get back to work and make some new creations.  I have finished my first piece of 2013.  His name is Midnight and he is a baby owl that measures at just 5" tall.  Check him out, along with some other special pieces at a special online offering that I have up now through Sunday!

See the show: