Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Thread Artist Guild held a challenge to create a bear dressed for a Masquerade Ball with a removable mask. I decided to try something a little different for it this time. Thus Quinn was born.
Quinn kindly allowed me to take pictures of him as he was dressed for the Masquerade Ball. This time Quinn decided to go as a Harlequin Court Jester. He has his jester hat, mask and Scepter made from polymer clay to match his costume. His name is Quinn (pronounced "Cuwin") which means 'jokester' in bearese.
Quinn is a micro bear standing only 1.75 inches tall which makes him equivalent to about 18 inches on a 1:12 doll house scale. His eyes are slightly shaded to give them added depth. His jester hat and mask are removable and made from polymer clay, as is his jester scepter.
He was alot of fun to make and I will be making more mixed media bears in the future :-)

Monday, September 10, 2007

A Peach of a Bear

~ Peachy - A Teddy Bear Fairy ~ 5-Way Jointed and only 3.25 Inches Tall Standing ! A Peachtree Cottage™ Teddy Bear Fairyby Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage ™ Bears
I thought I'd share a picture of my newest creation, Peachy. I diverted from making my normal miniature thread crochet bears to making a little sewn mini bear. This is only the 2nd one I've ever made. She came out quite well and I'm pretty sure I will be making more of these little sewn bears in the coming months.
Here's Peachy's description:
Peachy is very shy, so she loves to hang around the peach trees where she blends right in. She even smells of sweet Georgia Peaches as she has spent so many warm summer days in the orchard among them. Peachy (pronounced "pea-Chee") means 'juicy sweet' in fairy bearese.
Peachy stands at 3.25 inches tall and is made from soft peach furry fabric. Her eyes are slightly shaded along with her paws and footpads to give them added depth. Her wings are shaded from peachy tan going out to green and are semi transparent. Her necklace is a hand stitched lariat with green leaves dangling from Swarovski Crystals. She will arrive with a signed picture certificate of authenticity.
Peachy is a peach color fairy bear with wings shaded from peachy tan going out to green and are semi transparent. Her necklace is a hand stitched lariat with green leaves dangling from Swarovski Crystals.She is scented with the aroma of Georgia Peaches.
She has already sold and will be going to the UK for her new home. Quite the little traveler isn't she?