last two Teddies of 2020 were both made to order as Christmas
One of them is Dominic,
the bear who loves the sea (though he has not yet been to the seaside).
To feed his passion, he even started to collect beach pebbles
an easy task in land-locked Berkshire!
When adopted, Dominic is going to live on a real boat, and I
do hope a great many exciting voyages await him in the future.
whom you may have met before, would now
like to introduce to you two good friends who joined him recently on my
Teddy Bear shelf.
(on the left) is not as unworldly as you might imagine. He is a
well-read and knowledgeable bear renouned for his sound judgement.
Other bears often ask his advice, and he is always happy to help.
(in the centre) may look rather self-conscious on account of his wry
smile, but is in fact a most dependable bear. He is someone you can
rely on in the most trying circumstances.
latest Teddy is quite unique, being made of hand-painted
His name is Riley,
and he is a circus bear!
I feel it may well be the start of a new Circus Collection - full of
colour and craziness)))
Let's be happy!
||My first Teddy Bear Making Workshop given
distancing regulations has come to a successful conclusion!
I am extremely proud of my hardworking student. Our four weekly garden
sessions were very productive, and good fun too! The weather
did not spring any nasty surprises either.
All the homework I set was done to perfection, and the result is
the beautiful, very special one-of-a-kind Teddy you can see on these
time ago, I received a rather unusual request: to make a scaled-down
copy of someone's much-loved Teddy - based solely on the photos of the
Teddy in question.
I had to pester the Teddy's poor owner with
numerous questions - asking him for all sorts of weird measurements and
photos from every possible angle.
What followed was quite a long
process: to begin with, I had to create a prototype (photo 1 above) -
simply to make sure that the shape was right. Only then did I start
making a proper replica (photos 2 & 3 above), having first
the fabric to make it as similar to the original as possible.
the end, we were very pleased with the result. The photo on the right
shows my replica Teddy reunited with his "big brother".
||My new Teddy is a girl, and her name is
She is Simon's
younger sister, and takes after him in many ways: she too is a very
gentle soul, and also a bit of a dreamer.
Caroline was made to order as a companion for Tyler,
who lives just a few miles from us in Oxfordshire with his adoptive
Caroline and Tyler met for the first time today, and I am told that
they are getting along very well.
|Please welcome Rory,
my latest Teddy!
He came into the world during the lock-down, and he is therefore
perfectly comfortable with the idea of self-isolation.
Rory believes there is no point in venturing too far:
after all, there are so many fascinating things to explore while simply
exercising in the garden!
to Rory, the only real drawback of the lock-down is that it
exceedingly hard to find someone to trim your hair -
if you are a bear.
He has already called a few barbers trying to arrange an appointment
for early July but so far he has had no luck.
new Teddy, Mason,
is a down-to-earth kind of bear, who is not afraid to get his paws
He particularly likes to work outdoors, doing things about the garden.
Mason's only regret is that his otherwise excellent trousers have no
pockets to keep some useful tools in)))
Earlier today, my new Teddy bear called Maurice
went to the Post Office
with me (not forgetting his passport of course)).
From there, he is going to his new home in London, to celebrate with
the family the birth of a new baby boy.
I am particularly pleased because Maurice came into being thanks to a
very nice person who had ordered Teddies from me twice before.