Wednesday, 29 October 2008

British Bear Artist Awards

I cannot believe it, I am walking on air as we speak

I have been nominated for an award, I was sooooooooo shocked I was speechless...........................................yes odd for me, those that know me would testify to that

My entry is in catagory 9, as I am still a novice and the competition is very very stiff, but at the end of the day I feel like a winner, so anything more is a huge bonus
Her name is Fire Elfdancer and she is 6 inches tall with firey red/gold wings, which I made entirely from scratch.
Here is a little piccie, anyway back to work now, Kelham in 4 days and soooooo much to do.
If you are at Kelham Hall Newark on Sunday, do come and say hello and meet Fire as well

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Sad day

What a sad day for Bear Artist and Collectors today is.

Warner Distribution have announced the demise of Teddy Bear Scene, I understand this has nothing to do with purchase levels of the magazine, then why?

It could be the fact that in the last few weeks both the Editor and Deputy Editor have left, both for personal reasons and I do really wish them well, they have both worked tirelessly for this art. Warner must be finding it difficult to replace both of them, so maybe that is why they took the very quick decision to end the magazine.

I have decided to e-mail Warners just to let them know that their magazine is invaluable to us in the UK and Europe, if enough Artist and Collectors do like wise then maybe they may re-think their descision and just put the magazine on hold til they can find suitable replacements. We all may think that we are insignificant in this world but all it takes is just a few voices to rise up and join together.

There is alot of talk at the moment on the demise of the Teddy Bear world, I think that we are at the start of a new wave of collecting, with old and new collectors returning to the humble teddy, after all teddies have been around for over 100 years and has been through many changes. From the days when only wealthy children owned a hand made bear to mass production in China, from fairs to present day internet shops, there is room for all. All we need to do is to retain our love for the humble bear and I am sure it will all work out. I for one do not make my bears with an eye on how much I can sell he or she for, I make them because they give me such joy and truly the joy on the face of his or her new owner is a priceless moment, to know you have created something that brings such joy is a fantastic feeling.

As for Teddy Bear Scene, I hope Warners will continue to produce this excellent magazine, maybe we will have to wait awhile for it to start again but lets hope it is not lost forever.

I myself will hopefully be at the Nottingham Bear Fair in August, so make a note in your diary, it's on Bank Holiday Monday and is a great day out for all, treasure hunts for the kids and there are the normal exhibitions in the main centre for those that are not too beary minded (Dads and Hubbies!!).

Many FenHugs Sue X

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Work space, YIPEE

Well, my hubby has finally gotten around to making a work space at the far end of the living room.

It looks fantastic, I am sooooooo excited.

I have so much stuff that I have filled it already, I have been faffing with it all week, buying pretty boxes, well it is in the living room

The only problem now is that hubby has the DIY bug, I am not saying that is a bad thing, as he is really very good at it and when he starts, he does carry on till its finished but Bank Holiday Monday is looming (bear-making, my first commission to do) and I know I will be knee deep in sawn wood and rawplugs

This picture, I just had to show you, it's my stash of mohair, I had not realised I had so much, well not really but now he knows, oooops

Have a lovely Bank Holiday (UK'rs) hope the weather stops fine for everyone, XX.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Lack of sense of humour?????

I made a joke last night and had to share it with you, this does not seem important but believe me it is. Over my adult life my sense of humour has been slowly lost, they should issue a warning when you get to about 18 to say along with sagging bits your sense of humour fails. Please do not get me wrong I am a happy person but just not that quick witted any more

Anyway back to my ditty, it all revolved around a salad, not just any old salad but my hubbies salad for today. The Apprentice had just started on tv and hubby decided that he was going to bed, hah I thought, quick make his salad and hopefully he would fall asleep straight away and I could watch Alan Sugar, he hates it, so off I heads to the kitchen. Catherine our daughter gets the stuff from the fridge for me, when all of a sudden his royal highness's dulcet tones are heard

"You better make that with some love and care tonight, not like last night"

Quick as a flash, I replied "Sorry we don't have any of that left in the fridge, we have run out"

This went totally over his head, he was too busy complaining that I just slung it together.

So my next comment was "Its obviously not on buy one get one free at the supermarket, else I would have got some for you" by this point Catherine and I are having a giggle attack in the kitchen.

I know it probably is not that funny but for me, its rare

So today I am off to Morrisons to see if they have any, which aisle I wonder, dairy, bakery or will it be in the frozen section so it doesn't go off