Thursday, 24 November 2011

More little mohair bears to tempt you

Cherry 7" SOLD

Tyler 6"

These are the two little bears made from mohair that I received this week. 
Cherry is such a pretty shade of red and has a nice sheen to her fur.  I love the little magnetic butterfly that I found at a craft fair, it can be attached to any part of her mohair.

Tyler is so cute, I found it difficult to show his appeal in a photo.  Some bears are like that and you have to delete loads of photos before you can get a few that you are satisfied with.  Other times every single photo is good and you struggle to pick from the group.

I am now working on a 6" off white bear using a pretty wavy mohair that has a lovely silky feel to it.  She has the same style of head as Tyler, with the short stubby nose.
Now sold

The bears, as always,  are available from my website -
(The little mohair Pud Bears have their own page seperate from the vintage bears)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Four new Mini Bears and one Old Timer

I have been quite productive in the last week.  I have finished Sailor Bill's jacket (1940's Chiltern) and have 4 new Pud Bears made.  They are all available from and my web site

Sailor Bill a vintage Chiltern bear

Priscilla - 5" mini bear

Hairy Harry - 7" bear

Ted Bear - 4.5" mini bear
Bluebell - 4.5" mini bear

I am pleased with how the little bears have turned out.  There was a panic when I had lost a leg from Ted Bear, and didn't think I had any more of the mohair.  I found a small piece yesterday though and was able to finish him.  I have no idea where the original leg went.  It will probably turn up with the odd socks!!
Talking of socks, I need to make a few Sock Monkeys up, I have some lovely bright coloured striped socks to use.  One pair are over the knee socks so that will be a very long and lanky Sock Monkey.

I am still busy making mini bears (7" and under).  I am hoping to sell a few leading up to Christmas.
I will show them on my blog as I get them made, so keep popping back to see what is available.
They range from about £15 to £20 for up to 7", with the 8" to 10" between £20 and £30.

If you are from the UK and want to order direct with me, go to my web site,  I have put in a new page featuring the Pud Bears that are

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Mini Bears, Fairies, and a Missing Leg

I have been trying to finish 3 little 4" bears for what seems like ages now.
There is a blue one, a white one and a brown one.  I have finally got their heads done and set about stuffing and jointing them. when I came across a problem - a missing leg.
I am sure I had all the limbs when they were stitched up and have searched everywhere I can think of for the elusive leg. 
One possiblity was that Foggy Puss has decided it was a great game to kick it about the floor and it could have been under the china cabinet, or the armchairs.  We checked, with Alan tipping all the chairs back so I could see under them, and shining a light under the cabinet, but no luck. 
The trouble is I have no more of the mohair so I cannot even make a replacement.
Here are the little heads, the brown one may have to have different coloured limbs.

I have decided that in future I will make one bear at a time instead of making 3 at once as I have been doing.  I want to try a few different head shapes too, although I will not stop making my traditional looking little bears as the customers do seem to like them.

I am still busy with the old bears too.  At present I have a white Austrian bear sitting in the airing cupboard drying out as she had to have a surface wash (she is cotton plush not mohair).

 Also a 1940's Chiltern bear is waiting patiently for me to finish knitting his sailor jacket as he has lost a lot of mohair and needs the warmth.

On the subject of Chrtistmas (sorry, but it is racing towards us), I have made 4 Christmas tree fairies from little dolls.

Pink and White Fairy
Blue Fairy
Pink Fluffy Fairy
Rose Pink Fairy

I first made one of these type of Fairies using a doll that my Nanny got me from Woolworths in the 1950's.  I made her 40 years ago and she still sits on top of my Christmas tree every year.
Not for Sale - this one's mine!

The fairies are available from my Folksy shop , Etsy shop or message me at

They are priced at £5,50 each plus £2.50 postage to the UK.