Friday, December 11, 2009
I was delighted that so many of you emailed me to receive my Binky Bear pattern. I will try to post new free patterns from time to time.I am excited to announce that I have been invited to join a very talented group of artists in an on-line market called Primitive Folk Art, Trinkets and Treasures Marketplace or PFATT for short. I have three bears for sale this month which can be viewed at:
Please take time to visit the exhibits of other artists, as well.I plan to do my Christmas shopping on the site.You can find things there that you can find no where else. Today, I want to introduce another artist to you. When you go to Pfatt, be sure and check out Soft in the Head. Pam's patterns are so unique. I just purchased one of her mouse patterns to go along with mine.I just finished another of my big mohair Teddy Bears. Say "Hello" to Jingle Bear.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I just checked out my Pooh E-Pattern and was not pleased with it. I will have it updated. So here is Binky Bear for you.This is a darling bear and so easy to make. Once again, please give me your email address and I will email Binky's pattern to you as an early Christmas gift from me. No strings attached. Make all you want for friends and family. Even sell you bear if you want. Do Not give me credit. It's now your bear. Enjoy, Connie
Even though I am retired, I still look forward to weekends. Everything is so much slower here from Friday night until Monday morning.I especially love to sew on the weekends as I don't have so many interruptions. Why don't you join me in a project? I will send you an E-pattern of one of my favorite designs. I call these guys, Old Friends.They really make beautiful gifts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you this pattern. Have fun sewing.Connie
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I still consider myself a novice when dealing with computers.This blogging is so new to me but with the help of two very good artist friends of mine, I have learned some of the basics. Today I discovered how to add this adorable Christmas back ground.Speaking of my friends, I hope that you will check out their wonderful work. Robin Seeber's dolls can be seen at:www.outsidetheboxprimitivessales.blogspot.com Nancy Malay's art can be viewed at: http://vintagewhimsy.blogspot.com. Say goodbye to Baby Bear. She is going to her new home to live with a precious little girl in North Carolina.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
My signature bears are US Navy Teddies. My Dad was a naval officer and my mom was a devoted Navy wife. We traveled a great deal. It was a wonderful life. My parents are both buried in Arlington National Cemetary. Here is my newest Navy Bear. She is quite large at 16" and fully jointed. She is made from distressed Schulte mohair and wears a midday blouse and skirt. She has a tag which is a copy of a World War II recruiting poster.She goes up for sale today on Arts a Flutter and on my web site.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
As the song goes, this is the most wonderful time of the year. Our family loves the holidays. We all believe in the magic of Christmas. It is a time for us to be together as much as possible. My studio becomes a workshop that would rival Santa's. Speaking of Santa, here is my new Christams bear. This large 16" Teddy is made from distressed Schutle mohair and wears a velvet Santa suit.He is fully jointed and is for sale for $99 plus actual shipping. I have just listed several new bears on http://www.artsaflutter.com/ I would love to hear from you so I wil know that someone is reading my blog. I am still so new to this. Connie
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I have had a very interesting few weeks. I had a sudden heart attack and had emergency heart surgery. I was fine one minute and gasping for breath the next. My beloved English Bull Dog, UGA, heard me gasping and began barking wildly until the rest of the family was alerted. The picture of my hero is posted. I was unable to have my usual booth last week at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show but did teach my two bear making classes. A good time was had by everyone and all 40 students went home carrying a new mohair Teddy.
I promise to start showing off my new mohair bears, hares, elephants and puppies. Thanks for your time. Connie