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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

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

New Bear available on Ebay


Ive just put my latest bear Hal on Ebay. He loves his pumpkins so much I'm keeping them with him when he goes to his new home.

The auction is for 5 days and finnishes on Sunday 23/10/11. I realy enjoyed making Hal. Im looking forward to starting a new bear now :0)

big warm bearhugs

Sunday, 16 October 2011

missing leads and thread jointing blues


Im sorry to say I have to start this blog with a bit of a moan. I am the only person in my house to upload pics from my camera and yet every time I want to do this someone has moved the lead... This usualy only takes about an hour until I eventualy find it but this time I've been looking for 4 days with no luck :0( The suspects, hubby, hannah and jamie each look at me and say " what lead?"

I think this is proof that I need a work room LOL

I have managed to upload a pic via FB of my latest bear Hal.

Hal is 3" tall and was sitting waiting for me to join him together for nearly 3 months, poor thing. But I went back to basics and re read instructions which was very useful. i think I had gotten into bad habbits over the years so it was refreshing to go back and start again.

Hope you all have a good October

big bearhugs

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

How Confused am I?

At the age of 45 I can send an email and update my FB and blog, even twitter gets a comment from me every now and again so Im not doing that bad. However, when I decided to have a go at creating my own website instead of using my current "ready templated one" I didn't realise what I was getting myself into lolx

First I wanted to make a Banner using pics of bears I have made. Sounds simple enough I took a nice pic of some bears but....... As for the font and colour and design there is so much choice I cant make my mind up. Back grounds for the website in every colour every pattern, music, video, sparkles, buttons, my head is in a complete spin. Then you can now link every to site to each other using html etc. Oh my, Im so confused I need someone to guide me though it all.

In the meantime I'll carry on making some new bears...

Big bearhugs

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Its all a bit scarey

Well this year is steaming past me and I'm still no nearer sorting out my new website. The problem is I want to make my own web using a free site but Im scared to let go of my old one. Hannah my daughter has prommised to help me with my new designs and the Logo is almost there but I keep holding back.

I currently have 7 commissions to finnish and some new bears in the pipeline so loads to keep me busy. I just need some confidence to give me a big push. Oh and Im also starting a diet tomorrow so very busy and exciting times ahead.

Ok Wish me luck xx

Wonderland Bears

Its all a bit scarey

Monday, 18 July 2011

Rainy Mondays


Here in Essex England its been a very rainy day, so much for my week off as it looks like rain all week lol. But on the plus side I've listed 2 of my bears and almost finnished a third.


is a 3" little boy in his rompa suit and a little hat to keep his head warm.


is from yesterdays blog.

I think I should start to make some Christmas bears soon ( where has this year gone!) prehaps I'll start while on holiday next month ;0)

big bearhugs

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Waltham Abbey Bear Fair 2011

Had a fab time at the Bear Fair and only £1 to get in and a free cup of tea to boot. It was a small venue but packed full of gorgeous bears!!

My Daughter fell head over hills in love with a bear from "Sew what and Stuff it" called Dexter.

I bought some mini bear fabric which i will use for a new pattern im making, and a beautiful yellow hat which i will make a bear for.

big bearhugs

I love Sundays x

Good morning

Well its not the sunniest Summer Sunday morning but its going to be a good one. Ive finnished a bear which my daughter Hannah has named Audrey.

Audrey is 3 1/2" tall and is wearing a pink hat and matching dress with pink beaded detail on the front and white buttons on the back.

Im just getting ready to go to a bear fair in Waltham Abbey which is only about 10 mins drive away. I cant wait to see all the lovely bears ad meet their creators. Alhough I get very tounge tied when i meet the Artists, for me its like meeting your fav film star or musician <3

I'll post later when I get back.

big bearhugs

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

12th July 2011

Have lots of bears half made and hope to get these finnished next week. Pinkie my little elephant is just about to finnish on Ebay and Im happy to see she has a new mummy or daddy to go to tomorrow.

There is a bear fair on Sunday 17/07/11 at Waltham Abbey Scouts hall which is just down the road from me so Im really looking forward to seeing lots of beautiful bears.

Big bearhugs

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Hugo and others


As promised I have taken some pics of the chenille bears.
They were great fun to do

I also finnished Hugo who is 3 1/2" standing and made from Short pile Mohair. His nose is polimer clay and I used a cotter pin joint for his head and thread jointed his arms and legs.

So feeling brave I cut out the pattern for a fluffy orange bunny. She is for my Daughters friends birthday next month.

Im off to find some unusual material for the pads today and sparkley thread for her nose I think :0)

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Dont Panic!


After my Christmas rush Iwas so excited about my new bears for 2011. But 2 weeks ago I started getting terrible pains in my left arm. My shoulder hs been bad for a few months but I just ignored it. Unfortunately I cant ignore my arm, which means at the moment I cant knit or crochet as the pain is so bad :0(

I have to make something or I will go crazy so I dug out some bear patterns and found a little Short pile Mohair and set to work. Sewing is ok in short burst as I can leave my left arm still for most of the time. I also found some chenille sticks that I bought last year and have started making bears with thoes too. Pics to follow tomorrow as I have run out of light.

So I've told myself "Don't Panic" I can still make bears and catch up on reading all thoes bear magazines I've been saving. I'll go to the drs as soon as I can and find out whats going on with me :0)

Big Bearhugs
Wonderland Bears

Sunday, 2 January 2011

A New Year

Firstly a Very Happy New Year to you all.

Bearmaking took a bit of a back seat for me last year. But this year Im ready to go lol. I have already started my first little bear and hope to have her finnished later today.

Big bearhugs
Alison :0)