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I have been mad on crafting for as long as I can remember, making dolls clothes when I was little and knitting jumpers and tops and drawing as a young teenager. I love everything crafty which is why I dont finnish many things as I get side tracked by something else, this includes, crochet, knitting, felting, sewing, painting, drawing, cross stitch salt dough, nail art the list goes on. I see a colour I like or a shape and thats it I want to start on something new. I love it and the greatest feeling in the world is when someone else loves it too x

Sunday, 15 August 2010

A Fresh Start!

Its been a while since I finnished a bear and I must admit it was getting me down. I even wrote to my website provider to say I was going to quit my site.

Then something truely amazing happend! I was searching through my emails (385!!) after my holiday and came across one from Vic who has one of my bears called Sukie. It was just 4 words that made me smile from ear to ear " I'm a big fan". Those kind comments made me feel so happy I finnished a bear.

His name is Fred and he is 3 1/2" tall and 5 way jointed. I will be putting him up for auction very soon. I hope you like him.

So it just goes to show that you can make a big difference to someone with just a few words...

Thursday, 29 April 2010


I finnished a sweet little bear this week at 2.25" tall Elliot is the baby of the Wonderland bears.

Thank heavens for the lighter evenings. This means I can make bears in the evening. This week I have been playing around with photoStudio trying to crop and adjust my photos. This is going well untill I try to save what I've done. Then I find I cant view them!

I will keep going and stay calm but untill then I've always got the untouced version of the picture lol x

Big bearhugs

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Another New bear and a very clever Bichon Frise puppy


Just finnished another bear called Martha. she is going to a new home with Gladys. Im also getting ready for a big spring clean around the house so martha may be the last for a little while, although I have some bear parts still waiting to be put together :0)

Lily our puppy has learnt to jump onto the sofa and this morning turned on the remote and was sat watching the motor racing ?!!! They told me she was intelegent buy wow who would have thought. She'll be reading the Times next.

Big bearhugs

Friday, 2 April 2010

A very busy week

What a busy week!
Philip Bunny has gone to a new home ( sniff). clutching his carrot I hope his new mummy is pleased with him


Tulip was also finnished this week!

Made from punch thread with a yellow cotton dress and hat with a gem necklace I was very happy to hand her to her new owner yesterday. I made a box with stamped bunnieds and hearts on it but didn't get a chance to take a picture. I gave her some rosey cheeks and a black embroidered nose. I enjoyed making her so much I cant wait to get started on another bear.
Im now on annual leave from work for 10 days yipee. So Im going to have a good sping clean spend time with hubby and the children and CHROCHET to my hearts content. Oh what bliss... HAPPY EASTER Everyone xxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Peace at Last


I'm on late shift today so having got the children to school and hubby off to work its just me the puppy the cat and the hamster. I have heaps of housework to do but I need to Finnish a commissioned bunny. So I've made a large mug of coffee and I'm all set. Its so nice to be crocheting again. The only problem is that I'm having so many ideas its hard to concentrate on one thing at a time lol.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Lazy Sunday


Today I put a Philip the Bunny on Ebay. i also finnished Daisy. When I say finnish all she was missing was her hat. I started Daisy in April 08! Well you cant rush some things can you. She did originaly have a hat but it was lost in transit in November 08 when I held a stall at the Audley End Christmas craft fair.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Philip the bunny is here at last! I made his carrot during my lunch break at work and just made it up as I went. Im very pleased with it :0)

I decided he would be a sleepy bunny and made his eyelids a little bit bigger to look like his eyes are just closing.

And now its time to go to work:0( If only I could make bears and bunnies all day! Oh well I can crochet at lunch time.

Big bunnyhugs
Ali xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

early mornings and new Bunnies

I got up and an ungodly hour this morning to take hubby to the station. At first I thought of the extra hour I could have had asleep. But then I realised I could finnish my Bunny (as yet no name).

So I've fed the puppy and the cat. Made a large cup of coffee and away I go........

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sunshine and Crochet

What a Beautiful day!! It seems like we have been in winter for ever but at last we have a day warm enough to sit outside

I'd love to say more but I want to get back out in the sunshine :0)

Big bearhugs
Ali xx

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Moving along nicely

Feeling very optomistic about my crafting today. Have had another 2 orders which is great. Im also finding my way around the world of Blogging and trying to tie things together like my Website www.wonderlandbears.co.uk, my face book account and here. Its great fun looking at all the bear sites but I have to be careful as my crafting time is very limited and I could spend hours on the computer instead of crocheting :0)

I've a long way to go but I've made a start with this blog site and Im hoping to make some new friends along the way.

Wish me luck

Big bearhugs

Alison xx

Friday, 19 March 2010

Decision Time

Today I need to decide if I should keep my website www.wonderlandbears.co.uk I've had it for 5 years but I'm not sure I can keep paying for it. So I'm going to research and see if I can sell my bears another way and maybe just beep this blog.

The internet and selling crafts has moved on so very fast the last few years. If anyone can give me some advise I'd be very very grateful.

Now off to the day job :0( but at least its Friday so I can crochet at the weekend.

Big bearhugs

Thursday, 18 March 2010

At Last A new Bear

At long last I have a new bear. Her name is Rosa and she is 2" tall. Made from punch thread Rosa is thread jointed which means she can move her head, arms and legs.

Rosa loves to hide amongst the Roses ( she loves the smell ).

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

A New Start for Wonderland Bears

I havent made any new bears for a while but with a new year comes new inspiration and new minature bears.

Big bearhugs x