Tuesday 9 December 2008

Lewis - a Christmas Greeting

I am delighted to share Lewis with you, he was a joy to bring to life using his fabulous golden dense mohair, one of the original Steiff types produced by Schulte for this world famous bear making company. He is a bear full of kindness and love and I hand made him a sweet red fleece jacket to keep him warm on snowy days! His name was inspired by Lewis Carroll and a charming Christmas Greeting -

Christmas Greeting
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Lady, dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say -
Gentle children, whom we love -
Long ago on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above,

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, Glad New Year!

You can see all of Lewis's photos and adoption information on my website

Lewis will come to his new home with a free thank you gift of a pack of 5 Bumpkin BearsChristmas Cards. If you would like Lewis or any other Bumpkin Bears, prints or cards to arrive in time to appear in Santa's stocking there is still time if you are quick. The recommended dates for post to arrive in time for Christmas are -

INTERNATIONAL (USA, Australia, etc) - 10th December
EUROPE - 14th December
(but of course I will be sending out all my Bumpkin Bears at later dates too and it is possible they will be with you in time for Christmas, just not guaranteed by the post)

Lewis will be the last Bear to come to life out of my studio before Christmas. There is now lots of work for a brand new website design and lots of new exciting illustrations! If you would like to adopt Lewis or any of my bears looking for a special home for Christmas then just send me an email. We'll be going and choosing our Christmas Tree soon, my favourite part of Christmas, so pop back to see photos of it all decorated :) Beary Hugs, Catherine and Lewis xx


Unknown said...

Thank you, Lewis, for your lovely Christmas greeting! He's adorable!

Monica said...

Lewis is just awesome, and your Christmas wish adorable! Thank you also for your lovely and touching comment on my blog, I appreciated it a lot!


Lynda (Granny K) said...

Simply Gorgeous! Merry Christmas Lewis!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Lewis was one of my favorite writer's. I hope to someday go to england to see where he lived and wrote his many wonderful books. I really love this fabulous bear. He has such personality really. Love the red vest. He is handsome and very dashing as well. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

The Victorian Parlor said...

He's beautiful! You are so talented! I just love your bears!!!

All Bear by Paula said...

He is a lovely soulful bear Catherine. I do hope you don't mind, but I've put a little write up about your talents on my blog!

Tracy said...

Hello, Lewis! Aren't you a cutie-pie! He looks so sweet with his red waistcoat and jaunty ribbon bow. Wonderful work, Catherine! And such fun with the Lewis Carrol poem. So much looking forward to all your new bear adventures and more in the New Year! :o) ((BIG HUGS))

Dave said...

I like your bears Catherin. I liked Lewis carroll stories when I was younger. They seemed to have a touch of magic to them. He was a very clever man as you may know. He was actually a skillful mathematician and I understand thet he enjoyed maths logic (as used in computers)and his stories are based on it. - Dave

Certain Creatures said...

what a cutie he is!!!

FRIZZ said...

Thanks so much for the nice comment.

Your bears are fabulous and travel pics are amazing!

I just bought my first sewing machine - I think I secretly want to make softies!!

I'll be back!