Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nicholas completed......

Just for those of you who I know have been waiting for me to add this picture.
We finished our Nicholas's today in class. I have to say it has been one of THE most enjoyable classes I have ever done!

Nicholas progress report.....

We have been spending the morning painting the base for our Nicholas bear and Christmas tree.
Keep watching....we will be finished by the end of today!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nicholas with Josey Freni

Once the buttons have been painted, we need somewhere to attach them.
Home to dye some mohair for the Christmas tree. I think the colour came up pretty well!
Here is my tree in progress...I just love the way this project is coming along!
I can't wait for Tuesday to come so we can finish putting Nicholas together with all his bits & pieces.
Keep watching......

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nicholas with Josey Freni

We have been making Josey's Nicholas over the past few weeks.
These gorgeous buttons began as plain wooden buttons, but with a little Josey magic we have managed to paint them up ready to attach to the Christmas tree. It was so much easier than we all thought!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pink poodle with Karen Alderson

We have managed to fit one more class in before Christmas with Karen.
We are making this cute little pink poodle on Sunday 19th December and have only 3 places available.
If you would like to attend contact us asap.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday class with Karen

Karen's "Forever Friends" class on Sunday.
More gorgeous little bears and Gollys.
It is always a lovely day when we have Karen teaching at Bear Essence. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sculpey Clay friends with Monica Spicer

We had so much fun in Monica's Lotti class making her little sculpey elephant that we booked a class then and there to make more little friends.
We made gollies, bunnies, elephants and the funniest little bird ever!
 Monica's creative juices are flowing and we are planning more classes next year for more fun little bear companions.
 Check out the rest photos on the website.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Looking and looking at the gorgeous red felted mohair that has just arrived...

What can I do?  What can I do???

I know!!!   I'm gonna make a little red Q-Tee, with fussy cut "Christmas" paws, lime green ribbons and berries, holding the cutest little gingerbread man in his paw, and then I'm gonna sit him in a cherry red cupcake holder...

All done --- HOW CUTE...
Now the hard part -- Who am I gonna give him to this Christmas???

Why not make one yourself -- patterns and kits are now available...

Monday, November 8, 2010

The last of 3 classes with Linda

This is the 3rd of 3 classes with Linda Benson making her gorgeous panda.
We have spent been a wonderful week with Linda and look forward to her return when she teaches her sun bear. Check our facebook page and website for all the photos!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

More little bugs!

4 more little bugs made their way from the UK to Tooradin this week. 2 have already sold and another is really wanting to come home with me! Sooo cute!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday & Tuesday class with Linda Benson

Linda tells me the girls did a wonderful job on their bears while I was away. So sorry I didn't make it back in time to get the finished photos...if you can email me one it would be great so I can add them.

Day 2 of 2

As promised...here they are after day 2. They all turned out so cute!
Congratulations ladies!
Enjoy your day off tomorrow Linda, see back in the classroom on Saturday morning. (yummy rissotto btw :))

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Panda with Linda Benson day 1 of 2

Just the beginning....1 day down and 1 to go.
Keep watching for the finished bears tomorrow!