Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Teddy Bears Galore

During the last month I have been making teddy bears!  I love making mohair teddies, bunnies and cats and I decided to make some and take a break from art dolls.

Here they are:

A bear wanna be bunny


Ready with her Easter bonnet

The Easter bonnet

This bunny is about 19" tall

A Himalayan kitty, 16" tall


Funny little guy with his crocheted toy

So sweet with her big nose!

A hand knit tunic

Panda love

About 16" tall

A large black bear made from a faux fur coat

such a big fellow at 22"

Su Ling lying in the sun

Paddington with his red wool coat

What a 12" sweet

Big 20" bunny with long, long ears

Big blue glass eyes

A wee 5" sweet bear wearing a muff and hat

Peter Rabbit is ready for Easter

Checkers is about 15" long

Elfin sweet bear

A big 18" fellow

Another 5" bear ready for the sock hop

Bye for now

Monday, 29 January 2018

Dolls from Play to Art

I just finished hanging my show at the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. The show opens this Wednesday, January 31st. The opening reception is Sunday, February 4th from 1 to 3pm.

Here is a video of my show

The show runs through February 11th.  The Centre is open from Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm.  Hope many of you get a chance to visit.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Folk Art Dolls and Upcoming Doll Show

Well it is the start of a new year and I have fallen in love with making folk art dolls.  I found some great patterns on Etsy (Pixies Thimble by Cindy Conrad, and Sanker Studio by Brenda Sanker) and I went to town making animals.  They are all cloth, then gessoed and painted and antiqued with raw and burnt umber/coffee solution:

My Snow Bunny is made from a Brenda Sanker pattern

Mr Ollie, the carrot farmer, also made using a Brenda Sanker pattern

The remainder are from patterns by Cindy Conrad of Pixie's Thimble:
Frederick the Courting Froggie

Peanut and his friend Miss Emma

Miss Emma

 All of these dolls and more will be in my upcoming solo show at the Coast Collective from January 31 to February 11 in Collwood (Victoria, BC). 

 I hope you come and visit if you are in the neighbourhood.