Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Bear and out of town!

Well, the army of my other type of bear is underway... but not done yet. Hindered by the joy of a migraine last night :(

BUT! I did finish a little mohair bear today :) Well, kind of, he doesn't have any shading yet... but he will soon, and I'll take another picture when he does.

My camera phone doesn't do mohair bears justice, lol, they always look like they've got some crazy bedhead going on. XD

Also! Tomorrow morning bright and early I am hitting the road for NYC! On the long car ride I hope to get to work on the bear army some more, and then I should have interesting pictures when I get back :)

See ya all next week!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monster High

Hmm, I can't decide, do I wish my Highschool had been more like this, or not... or, you know... on second though, maybe my Highschool was like this... just without the monsters looking so cool. XD

I digress.
Mattel has just come out with this new line of doll that is fantastic! The line is called Monster High. Their clothes and accessories are just perfect! I bought all 4 of the individual girls (although admittedly, the vampire girl is not my favorite, my favs are the Frankenstein and Fish girls). Now... the one thing I've been pondering is why they made the guy doll the Gorgon (I haven't bought him yet)... but the best I can figure is that it's because, traditionally, all the girl dolls are generally male monsters (Dracula, Sea Monster, Frankenstein's Monster, Wolfman) so they made the guy an obvious girl monster... I still think it's a bit strange though :)

Anyways, here are the girls:

Lagoona Blue, the fish girl, note her blue skin, and webbed fingers... she also has fins on her arms and legs :) Also, each of these dolls has a different face mold, and they purposely made Lagoona more fishy, with bulgier eyes and a poutier lips and a very flat fishy face. A lot of people don't like her because of this, but I think it makes her all the better.

Clawdeen Wolf, I almost didn't buy this girl... but she was just too cute to leave behind with those little ears and her lovely skin tone. She's just lacking one thing... a tail!

Frankie Stein, a bit greenish skinned, her hair has a purple tinge to it, and her eyes are two different colors... plus she's covered in scars and has little neck bolts... SO CUTE. (yeah, that's probably a strange thing to say)
Draculaura, admittedly, I did not buy the first time around. I'm not that impressed with her painted on fangs, and she's pink skinned and just looks more like a goth-poser girl than an actual vampire (hehe, whatever those look like). When I bought the other three, there had been about 20 of these dolls in the store... when I went back the next day to buy the vamp girl (I knew it would bug me not to have them all) there were only two left. Thankfully one of them was her! So, she's been added to the collection anyways :) I hope they come out with more!

Yeah, it's kind of a silly and childish thing for me to go out and buy, but they were just so well designed... I couldn't help it!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another New Bear and a Blog Party!

Well, I did it, I drew up a new bear pattern and made him, all in one day. I also decided to try my hand at needle felting his muzzle and nose... which I almost didn't do because the pattern is really cute without any modifications... but I thought, no, I had better go for it with the needle felting before I lose my nerve... and I LOVE how he has turned out!!! I have got to make more of these!!!
The entire muzzle was actually felted with white wool... and then completely hand colored by me (I loooove shading)

He has button joints for his arms and legs, and a cotter pin joint for his head... I think he needs a bow or something though... I plan on giving him needle felted paw pads, and I think I'm going to order some apoxy sculpt and make him little claws too.

I'm also going to give this pattern a go in mohair too :) ... but I *really* love how it looks this way.

Also! FawnDear is having a Neverland blog party... so click the image to join in the fun!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Little Bear

Here's a new little guy I made from some of the mohair I got in the Bear Accessory Swap on Teddy Talk!
I need to make a new bear pattern... this one is ok... but it's not quite where I want to be.
This pattern is just perfect 'hold in your hand' size though XD

I feel like I need to add needle felting, and that I should give his body more mass, and yet at the same time, I like his proportions... thus I'm thinking... new pattern all together :P

Oh boy.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Midsummer Night's Dream

Ok... so it's still a work in progress, but thanks to this, I've been at least motivated to start it... but here is an image of my website, as it stands thus far.... yes... I will actually get my website going!!!!

Thank you, Kelly, for the motivation to get started!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rainstorm from England and Raspberries from Australia!

So, the day before yesterday I was browsing blogs and I took a peek at Michele's blog, Soggibottom where she had posted pictures of a rainstorm. Jokingly, I said she could send the rain this way... with thunder and lightening if possible.
She responded saying she would... and I laughed it off... until yesterday...
Rain, thunder, lightening... enough to knock branches from the trees and cut out the power!
Be careful... when you ask Michele for something... she delivers!!!!

(It was an amazing storm, despite my somewhat boring photos... but I ran back inside when the lightening hit so hard it sounded like a gunshot being fired next to my head!)

Thanks Michele! :)

Now onto the raspberries!
I recently won a blog giveaway at Bearly Sane... and the giveaway was for this awesome book that tells you how to dye things with natural materials... so... as soon as the book arrived I had to try it out! AND IT'S AMAZING! The color is so beautiful!!! Here is a picture of the original (the white) and the dyed with raspberries. I was amazed by the subtlety and variety... it changes when you turn it in the light... just amazing.
Thank you so much for your lovely giveaway Sandi!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Giveaway Guessing Game...

Alright, so I know *nothing* about different types of wools... but I'm playing anyways :) You don't need to guess right to get an entry... a correct guess just gets you more entries... which is good... since I will probably be waaaaay off!

Click the picture to go visit Little Handfuls Mini Bears Giveaway!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I was published in TBR! My grumpy ol' rodent made it into the colorful critters section!
I've never had anything I've sewn published before... so that's kinda cool!

Friday, July 2, 2010


I drew a dolphin and a goldfinch... for no particular reason XD