Friday, March 30, 2012

Russell Bears Members Club!

I've had a bit of bad computer luck lately and have lost most of my registered Russell Bears Members Club contacts. If you would like to make sure you are still on the list, please visit my website and submit your name and email address and you will receive a confirmation email as soon as you are listed ( membership is free ).
So sorry for the inconvenience, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or register directly using this email :o)
Beary kind regards,

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The WA Teddy Bear Challenge for 2012

The WA Teddy Bear Challenge entries will be on display at the WA Craft Show ( details above ). The Teddy Tree and various bear artists will also be trading at the show, so mark your calenders to make sure you can be there.

The WA Teddy Bear Challenge for 2012, Pattern and Fur are now available! Come in and get yours now to allow plenty of time for your creations to come alive! If you can't come in, we can send you what you need, all international entries are welcome too.

This years pattern is designed by the exceptionally talented and modest, Jennie Boylan. "Ashburton" (pattern) incorporates the opportunity for you to test out some of your sculpting skills and creative prowess, with a 5 piece head and optional foot pad accents. The Challenge fur this year is a white (or grey, depending on how you look at it!) Ratinee Mohair with black highlights.

Please contact The Teddy Tree for details -

Monday, March 12, 2012

Another Oldie - Paddy - Sorry I am Sold

Paddy has been living in my cabinet since 2006 and is an award winning bear, taking out the "Sydney Bear Professional" category at the 2006 Sydney Teddy Bear Fair.Paddy and Hudson were my 2 entries in this competiton in different categories.

He is a bit different though, he is not my pattern design, he was part of a competition where each entry was to be created from the exact same pattern and finished off using your own techniques and skills. ( The name of the artist eludes me at the moment, but I will give credit to the pattern designer on a special adoption certificate that will accompany him )

I created this little guy in the St Patricks day theme and have decided to offer him 6 years later for St Patricks day this year. He is approx 29cm ( 11.5 inches ) standing ( without hat ), but is designed to sit. He is created from hand dyed alpaca with extensive needle felted details, gold/beige glass eyes and is five way jointed.Being an older style bear, he does not have as much detail as my needle felted pieces these days, but still has the signature Russell Bears look.

He will come complete with his original swing tag, wooden teddy hang tag and medallion awarded for winning his category. His D.O.B is 2nd February, 2006. Payment Plans are available, please CONTACT ME for details.