Monday, December 23, 2013

End of another Year

Now that we have come to the end of another year, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your wonderful support and encouragement during 2013. May your new year be filled with peace, health and happiness.
I hope to share another fabulous year with you in 2014 and I wish you...

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!

En 'n baie Geseënde Kersfees!

Hugs, Delane

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations! Katherine Mahoney, you are the winner of our giveaway bear, Pia

Please contact me with your address details Katherine, Pia can't wait to meet you.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tiny and not so Tiny

With 9 inches, Milli is definately the largest bear I have ever made.  Her little friend, Jimmy is just over 2 inches from his tiny feet to his head.
They are both available for adoption.

Friday, November 29, 2013

A Sweet Little Black Bear

This is Smokey..

...a tiny black bear that didn't go into hibernation this winter.

Smokey is currently available for adoption.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Almost Time

Some of us can wait any longer...

This is Tessi, tired of looking for her little present.  More photos of Tessi here

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tiny Benni

Benni,  another little one...

I thought pink or lilac would suit him perfectly, but he was adamant those were not his colors.  
Benni is now available for adoption.  More photo's  here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Little Christmas Giveaway

This time of the year is just right for a fun giveaway!  From now until  December 4th, you can enter to win this tiny little bear, Pia.

All you have to do is, visit AutumnWood Bears Facebook Page. Then...
and Comment... on Pia's photo.  That's all, and maybe you will be Pia's new mom or dad at the end of this giveaway .  A winner will be chosen via on December, 5th and the winner will be announced here on my blog.

If you are not a member of  Facebook,  and would still like to enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog post with you name, and I will add you to the list of entries.

Good Luck to you all!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Past and Present

I never got a chance to show you Esti before she was adopted.  She found a wonderful home in the UK and will be someone special's Christmas gift on December 25th.

This little one is called Ruby.  She is a tiny 4 inches tall and made of faux fur and short pile Sassy fabric.
There are more photos of Ruby here

Thursday, October 31, 2013

No Pumpkin Pie this Fall

Not pumpkin pie and apple cider, but hazelnut shading and creamy Tissavel fur.   
I spend hours in my studio this week, sewing and trying out  ideas for my new Etsy store. The dust bunnies in the corners were just ignored and my family survived on left overs.  The only ones that were fed, were the dogs and the kitty-cats.   Fortunately my dearest husband and son do not mind and love all the creations that come from my time spend in the studio.  

Chelby is the latest little kitten from my studio.  She is now available for adoption.  More photos of Chelby can be found here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

For the Love of Cats

I love cats.  We have five of them. Two fat big black ones, two handsome striped ones and a petite grey female. As strays, each came with his or her own sad history.

This little one on the other hand has had only sweet experiences.  She has been sharing my studio space for a while now, I wasn't quite sure whether I would like to let her go or maybe just keep her all to myself.

She is now available for adoption

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Be Happy ....Thought for the Day

“If you want to feel rich,
 just count the things you have that money can’t buy.” 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Better Time Management = More Fuzzy Critters

Some weeks are just better than others and I manage to get so much more done.   This week I have finished two little bears.

The first one is Timo.

He is a soft, cuddly baby bear, who is now available for adoption
There are many more photos here.

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Little bit Chic and Shabby

Turquoise and pink are not exactly Fall colors, but a little bit of candy floss every now and again, can't hurt. 
Dixi is now available for adoption.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sometimes all you need is Love....and Chocolate

My apologies if you are on a diet, but this is such a good delicious idea.

Thanks Sandie for this lovely tag.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

An AutumnWood Bear ready for Fall

Winters can be dreadfully cold here in Canada, but fortunately there is always Fall to look forward to before winters’ snowy clouds descend upon us. 
It is not hard to understand why Fall is many people's favorite time of the year when you wander through the country side with its magnificent colors. 
We live a small village in Southwestern Ontario.  It is beautiful all year long, but it becomes spectacular during the Fall season.

This little bear is totally in love with this beautiful season.  Her name is Shay.  She is currently available for adoption.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

An Unproductive Summer and Soft Cuddly Bears

When you come for a visit to my studio, you might wonder why there are teddy bear limbs pinned to my pin board.  
Something I discovered this summer is that I do not like to work on more than one bear at a time.  
My sweet, well-meaning dh thought it would be a great idea to streamline my ‘production’ and cut out a few bears at a time. Then, ever so leisurely, finish all the arms, then all the legs, then the ears…  you get the picture.  
I tried, but it was killing my artistic soul. Tedious with no inspiration!   Now I have more than half a dozen unfinished bears in small plastic bags, pinned to my pin board and I just know I will never finish any of them.  

This week I have created this little girl.  She is a faux fur bear of approximately 5 inches from her head to her toes.  I love her chocolaty color, and her soft cuddly fur.

Kari is currently available for adoption.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A New Bear on the Blog

Her name is Zia and she almost didn't make it to the blog.  Taking photos of her was nearly impossible, there was always  a hair (fur) out of place.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rusty Brown Teddy Bears

I love working with mohair.  It is so easy to hand sew and you are not all covered in little fur pieces at the end of the day.

This is Brinley.  She is sewn from a beautiful warm rusty brown mohair.  Her face and body are a creamy pink long pile medium density mohair.  She is about 5 inches standing, which she can do all by herself.

Brinley is currently available for adoption.  For more photos of  Brinley, visit the Available Bears page.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Finally, a little Boy Bear

Somehow I always manage to make girly bears, but this one is a real little boy.

Tulley is a 5", faux fur bear and is currently available for adoption. 

Two tiny friends.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Chubby Baby Bear

Good thing you're not here in my studio when I photograph my little bears.   I have conversations with them, and I am sure this little bear kept asking me today 'what are you doing?' every time I pointed the camera at her.

Sounds weird, I know, but if you're a teddy bear lover, you'll understand.

Her name is Dani, she is 5in tall and is now available for adoption.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer Babes

Two new little ones from the studio...

Georgie is approximatley 4 inches standing and made from a cream, sparse mohair. 

 Kelsy is a bit taller at 4.5 inches, created from  a white and soft grey faux fur.

Both Georgie and Kelsy are currently available for adoption.

Georgie has found a new home, thank you.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Last of the Peonies

I couldn't bear to cut the last of the peonies from my garden. We have had so much rain this season, they didn't last more than a few days and were starting to turn brown.  

I wish I had a huge flower garden so that I could pick baskets full of flowers everyday.  Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Benno loves Peonies as well....

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Who is Who in Bear Making Online Show

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer.  
For those of you who don't know, 'Who is Who in Bear Making' has its online teddy bear show this weekend.  I am not participating in the show this time, but many teddy bear artists from all over the world are presenting their lovely bears for adoption. Have a look, I'm sure you will find one that you love. Click on this link, it will take you to the online showroom:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Cuties on Facebook

If you were wearing flip-flops and a t-shirt and were in Southwestern Ontario today, you would definitely have noticed it was a mistake!  We are back in the single digits, almost down to zero degrees.  Even the dogs do not want to poke their noses outside today.

I thought I would give you a sneak peak of a cutie that will hopefully be finished by this weekend.  He still needs some shading, and of course arms and legs. And ears.

If you would like to be first to know about new born AutumnWood Bears, visit  our Facebook page.  Here is the link:   I always post new little ones there first.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Just for You...

Hope it brightens your day.

This lovely animated tag was made by the very talented Sandie of 'Sandieluvsteddys'  
Thanks Sandie, my bears love being part of your creations.