Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dotty, an Adorable Bear Cub

I don’t know what it is about bear making, but it just gives me such good feeling. I love seeing a little face come alive, full of character and soul.

This is Dotty...

Dotty measures 5 inches tall and is made of creamy sparse German mohair.  She is five way jointed, filled with poly fibre and has a small bag of steel shot in her tummy. 

She has such an endearing face, don’t you agee?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Teddies Online Show starts Today

Hello all Teddy Bear friends!

Just a reminder that the TeddiesWorldWide show starts today, Friday, March 23rd, at 4pm Eastern Standard Time.

I am happy to tell you that I will have five bears, created exclusively for this online show.  These are all 6" bears made from gorgeous mohair and Japanese silk.

Adopting a bear is easy and safe with Paypal.  If you do not have a Paypal account,  you  can still use the "Use Paypal as a Guest" service to complete your transaction using any major credit card.
I am also offering a Layaway service on all my bears available at this show.

Here is the link:

There are many wonderful bears from 90 very talented artists  and I'm sure you will find a new little friend to hug and love at this show.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Puppies in Springtime

It seems Spring has finally arrived here in Southwestern Canada.  Today is such a glorious day and even though there is still some snow on the ground here and there, I already envision flower beds full of radiant color.  I can’t wait to start planting!

This is my little princess, Lucy.  She is a Shi-poo and my constant companion.  I just love her to bits, and use her sweet little face as inspiration for all my bears.  But ….it turned out this little princess loves not only me but the outdoors as well.  Her favorite past time is rolling in mud puddles and slurping up rain worms whenever she gets the chance.  So much for being a princess…
After a hard day's work...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Milo, a Mischievous little Bear Cub

It has been busy here at the AutumnWood studio the last couple of weeks.  I am working on four new bears for the Teddies Worldwide show, which will take place  March 23 - 25, 2012, as well as on some equine drawings for an art exhibition in Kamloops.  

Amongst all this craziness, a new bear cub was born,  he is a real cutie-pie.  He is sitting on my work table at the moment, sharing with me what he plans to do when he is a fully grown grizzly bear. 

But ...

Unfortunately for tiny 5" Milo, he will have to spend his life  in a closed container until his adoption.  Panini, our official studio assistant, is always on the lookout for cute little mohair critters to prey on can be dangerous for a grizzly cub.

Milo is available for adoption at

Milo has been adopted by a wonderful collector in the US


We're having a Party

Welcome to our Tea Party.

Let me introduce you to Neela and her friends.  Neela is a 6" girly bear, created from beautiful creamy colored mohair.  She has German glass eyes, ultra-suede paw pads and a tummy full of steel shot to give her a nice weighted feeling in your hand.

Neela's fairy friends, as well as the cupcake are made of polymer clay.  The faeries are  approximately 1.5" standing, with blue-ish mohair hair.  The charming tea cup is a 'Lindner' porcelain cup and saucer set that I found in a quaint little shop years ago while living in Germany. 
Neela and her fairy friends are having some lavender tea today, care to join them?

If you like Neela, please vote for her on

Monday, March 5, 2012

Teddy Bear’s Tea Party

Who doesn’t love a tea party? I know  I do, and on March 23 – 25, 2012 my  little bears are participating in the Teddies World Wide online  Teddy Bear’s Tea Party show.  This online show will feature bears by up to 100 artists from around the world!
Preview of all the beautiful teddies, specially made for this show,  begin on Friday, March 9th at 4:00 pm New York Time. Collectors and fellow artists can vote for "Best Tea Party Attire" in the Collector's Choice Awards.
Come join me for a Teddy Bear Tea Party and maybe you will even find a little one that you would like to give a home

Just a sneak peek of my teddie bear, Neela,  who will be on the preview show on Friday.  She also invited two little friends for tea.   Go to on Friday, March 9 at 4:00 New York Time to vote for Neela and her friends.