Friday, 28 June 2013

The Teddies Worldwide Show has Begun

I have five pieces available for adoption until Sunday evening. If you would like to adopt one of the bears or other animals, please go to:

Matilda - Lunch with a Friend - Adopted

Lucky - an American Black Bear Cub - Adopted

Chico Adopted

Old Circus Ellie

Pull Along Piggie

Friday, 14 June 2013

The Show Preview has Started

The show preview has started! My preview piece is called: 'Lunch with a Friend'.  Matilda is a 17 inch (nose to tail) brown bear made from Schulte alpaca.  She has six nut and bolt joints.  Her legs are wired.  She comes with her little mouse friend, who I have hand sculpted in polymer clay.  Little mouse has hand sculpted acorns, oak leaves and blackberries for them to share for lunch. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Now the preview has begun, you can visit to see all the lovely preview bears and vote for your favourite.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Work in Progress

My bearmaking for the upcoming online show is going well...but I'm not allowed to show any previews.  It is difficult to not show them, as I am very pleased with them.

I have two quilts that need sashing and borders - both are samplers, one is pieced, using batiks and the other is all white and free-motion quilted.  Below is a single block from each quilt.

I've found time for some baking:

8 inch Rich chocolate cake

8 inch rich fruit cake and 6 inch Madiera cake

The Spring has been the coldest for 50 years, so the flowers are about a month behind.  I grew the yellow tree peony from seed.

 The rhodedendron is a very large, old shrub that had reverted back to the mauve species plant with only one small branch of the cultivar remaining.

The quince below was planted last year.   It looked quite sickly, so am delighted that it looks so good this year.  I LOVE quince jelly!

Hoping everyone is having a great weekend!