Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Well Christmas is over -- all the hype, all the mad late night shopping, all the outings, all the eating, eating, eating... and now here we are tired, our bellies aching from way too much food and all we want to do is NOTHING but doze in the sun... and you know what, there is nothing wrong with that!!!
Let's make the most of this time to relax, re-energize our batteries and get ready for 2010... We have so much planned for you at Bear Essence -- it is going to be a great year!!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Over the past week I have had many requests asking me to post a photo showing the bottom half of my dress -- well here it is. The dress was designed and made for me by Neomi Allen of High Street, Armadale. A very very talented lady -- who did an amazing job. It was made from Versace fabric which Neomi had purchased in Europe and just happened to be in my all time favourite colours... It was such a dream to wear!!!
Now that the wedding is over, my brain has gone into overdrive thinking about all the gorgeous teddy outfits I can make when we recycle these beautiful dresses... (mine and Dani's)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tomorrow is the BIG day... My son Jonathan is marrying his princess Danielle... and as is always the case with weddings, the day arrives quicker than you think. Ours was no different! So with time running out fast, I enlisted the help of my friend Karen Alderson to create the most perfect bears for such a gala event!!!
Karen, being the lifesaver that she is, made the bears and all I had to do was dress them --- thanks Karen. I was supposed to have a photo here, so that you could see how beautiful they turned out, -- but unfortunately when my back was turned, they were delivered to the venue before I even got my camera out of its cover!! So you will just have to come back to the blog next week to check them out and of course there'll also be a few pics of us in all our finery :)
A big thank you to all those people who have helped in the lead up -- you know who you are...
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Lots of wonderful new techniques were learnt with the very talented Monica Spicer. We had some long distance travellers again. You can see by the happy faces it was worth the trip.
Thanks for another wonderful day!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
A huge thank you to my very special friend Josey who came to visit on her day off with a yummy fruit flan and gorgeous bunch of balloons (pink of course!!!!)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The classroom was busy busy busy today as the first of the Magnolia Classes took place. As usual there was plenty of laughter and chit chatting amongst friends who had gathered together with one common interest -- the love of bears.
By the end of the day, under the expert guidance of Karen Alderson, six Magnolia's were born and everyone went home HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY. It certainly was a fun day -- Thank you Vicki for bringing the MARS BAR SLICE!!! (very naughty but nice)
Monday, October 12, 2009
If you're driving through Tooradin, along the South Gippsland Highway, don't be surprized to see a huge bear strapped to a power pole. That's our JACK and he's on a mission...
His job is to give every passer-by a dose of the "bear-bug" Not a lethal dose of course, but just enough to tug at their heart-strings and make them feel "warm and fuzzy" inside. A job that only a bear can do!!!
So far, so good -- MISSION ACCOMPLISHED...
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Break out the champagne... Today our bear circle ladies made the trek to their new meeting place in TOORADIN. Thankfully nobody got lost on the way and as usual the day was spent full of fun, laughter and of course stitching... One of the highlights was strolling down to the Tooradin Bakery for lunch... Soooo many yummy choices -- Ladies this could be dangerous!