Monday, April 29, 2013

15 seconds of fame?!

Here in the UK we have a TV programme called 
"Have I got news for you" it's a news based quiz show on BBC1 .

Imagine my surprise and excitement on Friday night when I see 
my mouse Leo staring back at me from the television! 

In one section of the show they have a guest publication 
and randomly this episode they chose Teddy Bear Times!
I suppose that's my 15 seconds of fame.

If you are in the UK you can watch the show here

Friday, April 26, 2013

The IT factor...

Every now and then I make a bear that I know 
I'll find it very hard to part with.

Little Bow is one of those bears, 
I can't explain what it is about him that make him so special 
he just has the "IT" factor!

Monday, April 22, 2013


It's been a hard decision but essential! I need more space! 
Sadly the house is not expanding with my bear collection so I need to streamline a bit.
I've put a few bears on Bear Pile that are looking for new homes!

Here's one of them

This is Lucas, a cute little bear from the Cotswold Bear Company

If you want to see more details on this lovely bear and his other friends for sale pop over to Bear Pile and have a look...

Artist Bears and Handmade Teddy Bears

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring has arrived!

Finally after what feels like the longest winter, the sun is peeping his head out!
The days are longer and warmer (not that warm but double figures some days)
and we even managed to "tidy" the garden at the weekend. I'm pleased to say that almost 
everything survived the winter (so far) and I'm looking forward to filling the garden with more pots of flowers and veggies this summer.

Bilbo is enjoying the garden, he's out chasing flies from dawn till dusk, 
it's getting increasingly hard to entice him inside when it's time to go to bed!

So let me take you on a little tour........

These pansy's are from last autumn, they seem to have survived the cold well.

My favourite spring flowers are brightening up the borders.

Raspberry bushes are sprouting, 
very exciting as we brought these late last year, I can't wait to see fruit on them .

Ornamental cabbage! I love purple flowers.

This heuchera is called sugar plum, 
it's a really pretty shade of pinky-purple

Herbs are growing.

My broomstick is parked ready for flying.

And what's this strange plant?

It's rather furry!

Very naughty....

He just doesn't care, 
no matter how many times I tell him to get out of my pots, 
he just looks at me as if I'm mad ;0)

We've had to stop using the bird feeder 
which is now Bilbo's tree house.

And while all this has been going on in the garden, 
I've been sewing away in my sunny studio, working on shop orders, 
commissions and planning my next show collection. 
I hope wherever you are you have enjoyed some sun.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Artist showcase...

Hope over to the Easy Art Space Website
to see Donna's profile!
(written by me)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Off to meet a friend in Virginia...

This little mousy is on his way across the pond to live with my lovely friend Donna!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Addicted to Pinterest!

Okay so I'll admit it, I have a problem, I just can't stop pinning!
Over 3000 pins and counting. 

I pin decorating idea's... 


Craft things...

woodland cottage sewing pattern by merwing✿little dear

Cute animals... 

spotted duckling

Anything Harry potter...

Harry Potter

Sparklely  things...


Dolls I want to own...

by Wendy Froud

Bears I love...


Oh dear I could go on and on, I think I need help!!

 You can check out my boards here

 My Pinterest

If you have time but be warned if you've not tried Pinterest before you might just get hooked.
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