Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
First up, we have the rather dashing Arthur, a 13" laughing bear, made from a rich gold alpaca, with lovely cashmere pads. He is sporting a very sophisticated, hand-knitted, chocolate duffle coat.
The second introduction to be made is this 'Little Handful' bunny called Benjamin. If you have read any Beatrix Potter, you may well know of his namesake! Benjamin is a 9" little chap, made from Japanese alpaca, with cashmere sculpted pads and another Warren Bears speciality: a hand-knitted waistcoat. He'll soon have some cute little whiskers too!
Next up we have Bertie, another 9" Little handful, made from gold mohair, also sporting those popular sculpted cashmere pads and a smart little hand-knitted red waistcoat. This cheeky little chappy will be there to greet you on my stand should you visit us at the show on Sunday, along with all the others.
Now time to introduce a lady to this - thus far male dominated - collection! Meet Bethany, a very elegant 12" bear made from cream and 'honey cream' alpaca, with luxurious cashmere pads. Only the best for Bethany, she carries off her velvet hat and matching bow just beautifully!
Sticking with the girl theme, may I introduce Jenny, another very feminine little 8" bear, made from white, short-pile mohair. She is dressed up ready for the outdoors in a gorgeous little hand-knitted, pink scarf. She prefers pretty, girly colours to the elegant, lady-like style carried off by the likes of Bethany!From two little ladies to a real old gentleman, we move on to this 21" huge hug, named Mister! He is made with two varieties of wispy mohair: pure caramel and caramel with dark tips. His paw pads are ultrasuede and, just to complete his cuddly bear look, he's wearing a lovely big red bow. He will be looking out for you on Sunday, ready and waiting with a warm hug!
Now onto some pairs of bears for you to meet! Firstly, meet Noah and Alf, two 13" bears made from delicious, butterscotch mohair and a deep copper mohair. Both have cashmere pads and wobble heads. They can be bought individually or as a pair - they just like to be photographed together.
They say a dog is a man's best friend but at Warren Bears HQ, we've found that it's very possible for dogs to be friends with bears as well. These two photos are the proof of that, surely?!
Their names are Tony and Puppy, a multi-poseable bear in caramel wispy mohair and hand-knitted waistcoat and his little puppy, made with gold and white mohair. Tony will lie back in a particularly chilled out fashion, swing his legs over a shelf or mantle piece edge, or just sit like a good bear.
And finally.... here is a work in progress and it is not for the faint-hearted. My daughter used to find such sights rather distressing when she was younger, but just be glad it has a head! This little bunny is giving me the run-around but will make its very own appearance on this blog as soon as it is completed. It'll hopefully be accompanying all the others to the show on Sunday, providing it behaves itself between now and then!
Friday, 13 February 2009
Well I am working away on new bears for Hugglets next weekend. It's slow progress, but I have five little sweeties sitting on the shelves of my workroom eagerly awaiting some new friends to be created.