Category Archives: teddy bears and such

posts about teddy bears and other stuffed critters

Creating an Octopus – The Final Vignette

Here is the final finished vignette – Jacques and Octavian – I Think I Need a Bigger NetJacques is wearing a mask made from the same black plastic as his flippers and his snorkel is a piece of electrical wire … Continue reading

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Creating an Octopus – Part 2

Octavian was completed, but I needed a bear to complete the vignette and a display base for both of them. Some beige short pile mohair was chosen for the bear and then accessories needed to be created. First up were … Continue reading

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Creating an Octopus – Part 1

Well, it’s been over a year since I’ve put up a blog post. It isn’t that I didn’t create anything in 2020, but with the continuing construction work on my new studio, I’ve not made much. And there are always … Continue reading

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Steampunk Bear Hat

The Philly show has a few themed galleries in addition to the showcase gallery. The producers choose the themes – this year they brought back the Steampunk gallery – always a favorite with both the artists and the collectors. I … Continue reading

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Summer Joyride

I’m getting ready to do the show in Philadelphia sponsored by the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum. The show always features a special gallery of one of a kind pieces done by the attending artists. For this year’s … Continue reading

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Old Coat to New Treasures

At a recent show in Tampa FL, the promoter had asked the artists to participate in challenge called “Old Coat to New Treasure”. We were asked to create a piece using an old coat. I found this one at a … Continue reading

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Off to Philadelphia

I’m headed to the Quinlan Artist Doll and Teddy Bear Convention next week.  The convention days are Thursday and Friday, with workshops and seminars and the public show and sale is on Saturday.  I have four gallery pieces (which I … Continue reading

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Another Successful Surgery

Another patient came into the shop last week, from the same owner as the Character bear I recently repaired. This one was a much older bear that had belonged to his great aunt. It had sat in a drawer for … Continue reading

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Undoing a Decapitation

Owning and running a teddy bear store, I often get asked about bear repairs. I always say that I need to see the patient before I can determine if I can do the repair. Recently a vintage Character bear came … Continue reading

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