Monday 8 September 2008

Special new friends

Hi everyone, I have been busy bringing special commissioned bears to life the last few weeks. I'd love you to meet Rafferty, a sweet panda bear with the cutest pink needle felted tootsies and hand made ribbon ruff. He has just arrived with his new Mum and she says she is in love with him, so what more can a panda bear ask for :)

Then I created a wee little girlie called Penny, she is made of the most glorious dense Schulte mohair and only comes in at 8.5" tall! I have made mini bears less than 4" but never this size. I am relieved to say that her new mum was delighted with her photos and is now waiting patiently for her to arrive in the post in Wales, UK.

Last week was pretty eventful, 2 houses down from us caught fire last Thursday, it was awful to see it going up in smoke. We tried to help before the fire engines came but by the time they arrived it was just too late to save it. Saddest part is that their 2 cats did not get out, as I have 2 cats myself I just couldn't bare this thought. Then we came back to our house and I found a leak in the loft and our boiler was dripping water out of all sides and parts! THANK GOODNESS I saw this before any damage was caused, just a big bill for a new boiler! Then the next day went to the dentist for a broken tooth but that is all ok now. Then Saturday the lawn mower broke...... but in the scheme of things compared to that poor family losing everything in their home I can't complain about all these things.

Thanks for stopping by here and for all your comments, it's such fun to hear from you all, here's too a calmer week! Hugs, Catherine x


Anonymous said...

Hi! I wanted to thank you for visiting my Blog, The Teddy Bear Diaries. Marjie has told me about you and your bears and I know I've seen messages from you on my photos at Webshots. I'm not good at answering every single message I get, and I wish I could do better. My eyes get tired and I can't look at the screen very long so I have to stop sometimes before I want to. I've been meaning to tell you that I love your bears and your photos in your blog. Just lovely. I wish I was in the market for pretty artist bears, but about all I buy is vintage Steiff. I wanted to let you know that I put a link to your blog on my blog. I see you have links to teddy bear artists blogs, so I don't know if you'd be interested in adding my blog to your list, because I know it's very different. But, my friend Boo, told me I should start networking and swaping blog links, so I thought since you'd visited my blog, I would ask you. Thank you and have a Beary Good Day! Carol Jean / lovethemsteiff

Sarah said...

Oh, what a week! Those poor cats. As you probably know we have seven and I worry about them, especially our Lily who is seventeen.

Darling bears! Pleased the sale is going ok for you.

Hugs, Sarah x