Thursday, November 22, 2012

Available Bears...

Sprinkles and Breezy are looking for a home, 
if you would like to help please drop me an email:

Sprinkles is made from pink upholstery velvet with has pink ultra suede paws. She has glass eyes, is filled with polyester and steel shot and she wears a pretty multi coloured hand knitted dungaree and hat set.

Sprinkles is priced at:
£98 + P&P
UK - £6
International - £10

Breezy is made from grey upholstery velvet with matching paws. He has glass eyes, is filled with polyester and steel shot and he wears a blue/grey multi coloured hand knitted dungaree and hat set.

Breezy is priced at:

£98 + P&P
UK - £6
International - £10

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The new stands make their début...

I got to use my new stands this weekend, 
it was exciting putting my table together, seeing that my "vision" had worked. 
I am delighted with them, I'd love to know what you think.

Here's a full view of the stand

A close up of the stands

A close up of the knitting

My sign

The bears, oh and badgers!

More bears

And mice

Then there's some details, our flashing bauble

Christmas tree and presents


And lastly here's me and Mum ready for the gala dinner, 
we ate, drank, talked and laughed, happy days.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event Preview..

Joining us this Sunday at

(He's waiting for a hat and a scarf!)








See yo there!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Another sneaky peek...

Fingers crossed I'll have the rest finished tomorrow for a preview!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event 2012

Me and Mum are heading up North this weekend to attend 

This lovely show is held in Hilton Hotel right by the canal in Sheffield. It's run by my fellow bear artist and friend Katherine Hallam of Katie-Rae Bears, with the help of her fab family. It's set to be a wonderful weekend of fun.

It will be extra special this time because on the Saturday evening we will be going to the gala dinner where the public choice winners of the Excellence in Bear Artistry will be announced. I'm very much looking forward to the show even though I am no where near ready!!! 
I'm planning to put up a preview on Friday but for now here's a little peek at a badger, bear and mouse I have managed to finish.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Patter cake, patter cake,

baker's man (woman), bake me a cake as fast as you can......

I've been wanting to try this for ages and the Halloween party 
I went to at the weekend provided just the right excuse

It started with a lot of baking, 6 cakes in 6 different colours!

It took me all week, a layer a day which I then froze 
(did you know sponge cake freezes very well, I think it tastes better after freezing too)

I then used a bowl to cut round the cakes so they where exactly the same size

I then layered the cakes on top of one another

One layer with frosting

And then next with jam

Layer after layer

Until I had this

I then covered the whole cake with frosting
(yes it was sweet, oh so sweet)

Nobody will know what's inside until they cut it

I then made this, can you guess what it is?

While it was setting I added silver spray (edible of course) and some bats

I then smashed the edible glass (did you guess that's what it was?!) 
it's sugar and water heated then cooled, very simple with a fab result

And with the help of some red food colouring I ended up with this

What do you think? Pretty convincing?

I learnt a lot from this process, 
the glass was a bit cloudy (I think the sugar wasn't heated enough or maybe too much) and the cakes where a bit wonky

But that didn't effect the taste!

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