I thought I would share what I have been making since Little and Large, Ernest and Ethel are both 5 inches high and sit lovely in the palm of your hand, this is my favorite size of bear to work on, a little bit bigger than the miniature and so a bit easier to make them clothes although I still ended up making a few things before I decided on the tank tops they are wearing. I am pleased how they both turned out. Well.. back to work now, I have a beautiful piece of dusky pink mohair on my work desk at the moment, I think it will make a lovely girly bear.
Well I did promise to pop by with a picture of the 2 bears I was in the middle of creating, really pleased with how they turned out, so please meet Rocky and Billy. Rocky is one of the largest bears I have made at 14 inches and Billy is approximately 3 inches. He loved sitting on top of Rocky's head in a nice warm pile of fur but that didn't last very long as Rocky was adopted quite quickly and Billy is still looking for his forever home.
I am now back to working on a couple of 5 inch bears which are my favorite size to work with, not too fiddly and big enough to dress if I feel like making them something. Will pop by to add some work in progress pictures soon.
Here is a work in progress picture, you can see the size of the two bears is vastly different, I prefer to work with mini or miniature bears but every now and then I come across a nice piece of fur, in which the pile is far too long to make a small bear, that I cannot resist. I thought I would work on these two at the same time, be interesting to see them both together, I am now at the stage where I will work on their faces before putting the joints together and giving them nice accessories, all being well they will be available for adoption soon. I will hopefully pop another picture on of the finished bears within a few days.
A few pretty outfits for teddy bears that I have spare, please Email me. I do post worldwide, please contact me for a price for your country, I combine postage on more thank one item. I do have lots more teddy clothes for sale on the website.
Pretty crochet sleeveless coat in turquoise pure cotton yarn, will fit approx 11" bear
£7.50 plus £1.00 postage to UK
Another pretty crochet sleeveless coat in silky yarn with contrasting bead button at neck, will fit approx 11" bear
£7.50 plus £1.00 postage to UK
Sweet little crochet sleeveless coat with fancy button to neck, crochet in pink pure cotton yarn
Feeling a little summery this week as the sun has been shining in Suffolk and I found a pretty piece of lemon Alpaca fur I had been keeping for a special little bear.
I called her Primrose, she is approximately 7 inches high and she is made from luxury Lemon Schulte Alpaca fur, her paw and foot pads are a darker Lemon cashmere fabric. Primrose has premium black glass eyes to which I added white accents for a lovely soulful gaze. Her nose is embroidered in lemon cotton pearl thread. She has a cotter pin jointed head and her limbs are all nut and bolt jointed and she is filled with a mixture of poly/cotton and stainless steel shot for a lovely heavy feel. She wears a pretty crochet collar in Lemon cotton yarn and fastened with darker Lemon button, she is very nicely colour coordinated.
Hi again, I am back to the bears this week and have just finished this little two toned bear called Spice. He is approximately 6 inches high.
Spice is created from a lovely spicy tipped mohair in tan colours with cream mohair head and tummy insert. His paw and foot pads are chocolate brown 100% German wool felt. He looks at you through premium black glass eyes and his nose is hand embroidered in tan cotton pearl thread, I have gently shaded his face to bring out a soulful gaze. Spice is fully 5 way cotter pin jointed and is filled with a mixture of poly/cotton and stainless steel shot for a lovely heavy feel in the palm of your hand.
Spice is finished off with a neck decoration of wooden beads in colours to match is fur. He has a Valewood Bears label in his back and will come to you with a card with all his details on and my signature.
SPICE HAS BEEN ADOPTED
Postage for UK is £4.50 First Class Recorded.
I do post Worldwide, please contact me for your country
Hello, having a change from the bears this week and I am delighted to introduce little Libby, my new piggy. Libby is approximately 6.5 inches standing, I created her in vintage style and used various aging techniques for a well loved look. I used pale pink mohair and her pads and inner ears and snout are white cashmere fabric. She has premium black glass eyes giving her a soulful gaze. Libby is 5 way cotter pin jointed and filled with poly/cotton and stainless steel shot for a lovely heavy feel for her size. She is wearing a lovely knitted top with pink flower trim and a little lacey bow to her head. LIBBY IS ADOPTED, THANKS
Adoption fee for Libby £70.00 Postage to UK £4.50 (I do post worldwide, please contact for your country)
Please meet Rose-Marie just finished and ready for adoption, She is approx 10" high standing, to create her I used a beautiful shade of pink fluffy Alpaca fur. Her paw and foot pads have needle felted little toes in grey merino leaving little tufts of fur between her toes. She has premium black glass eyes to which I have added white accents for a lovely soulful gaze and a hand embroidered nose in grey cotton pearl thead. Rose-Marie has a cotter pin jointed head and her limbs are all nut and bolt jointed.
She is filled with a mixture of poly/cotton and stainless steel shot for a lovely weight.
I made Rose-Marie a pretty crochet collar from white pure cotton yarn and added pretty crochet flowers in colours to match her fur, then added little pearly bead closure.
I am unable to up-date my website at the moment and will be listing bears for sale here on my blog until I can have the problem sorted. So please meet my little miniature flower bear Marigold.
She is approx 3.5" high and created from long pile miniature bear fur in a lovely orange and white, her paw and foot pads are white cashmere fabric to which I have added claw detail. She has premium black glass eyes and hand embroidered nose in orange cotton pearl thread.
Marigold is 5 way cotter pin jointed and filled with a mixture of poly/cotton and stainless steel shot for a nice weight for her tiny size. I finished her off with a little crochet petal hat in tones of orange colours. She has a sewn in Valewood Bears label and will arrive with swing tag and card with all her details and my signature. Hope you like Marigold,
Should you wish to give Marigold a home her please contact me by email which you can find on my web site www.valewoodbears.co.uk
Adoption fee for Marigold is:- £70.00 Postage to UK is £4.50 Postage to Europe is £8.00 Postage to rest of world £9.75
I am married to Alan, an Engineer and we have a grown up daughter Charlotte who after a career as a dancer/singer is now a Dance Teacher. I have been designing and making bears, bunnies and clothes for bears since 2005. I have won British Bear Artist Awards with my creations and they have also featured in many teddy bear magazines.
In my spare time I like to dance, taking classes in Ballroom, Latin and Old Time, also Tap Dancing.