Monday, 4 March 2013

My little bears and I are so excited to be a part of two online Teddy Bear show this March.

Teddies Worldwide Teddy Bear Extravaganza ~ March 22nd- 24th
and
Bear Hugs 4 U March Madeness ~ March 8th -10th

We hope to see you there!

Friday, 28 September 2012



Thank you to everyone that visited my page during the "Fall, La,La,La,La" Online Teddy Bear Show!

I hope you enjoy meeting my little bears and reading their stories.
****Please notice the sizes indicated for each bear...the pictures can be deceiving****
 Method of payment is Paypal and prices are in Canadian Dollars.
I will refund overpaid shipping.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at tinkerzzz5@gmail.com

Have You Hugged a Bear Today?


Mr. Freezle & Chilli
Musical Wind-Up Bear ~ Plays "Frosty the Snowman"

$275
After putting the finishing touches on little bear and his friend, I placed his "old top hat upon his head"...and sure enough they began to dance around!  "Wait a minute!", little bear protested... "This song is all wrong!"  "What do you mean little bear?", I asked.  "Well, for starters, my name is Mr. Freezle, NOT Frosty". He then crossed his eyes to look at his nose..." This is NOT a button here, my eyes are quality German glass certainly NOT coal, and as for the corncob pipe...everyone KNOWS that smoking is bad for you!"  Little bird pretended to cough. "Hack, hack!".  Little bear giggled and added, "And where does it mention my best friend here...Chilli?!" Little bird nodded his in agreement.  "Hmmmm....", I pondered,"You have a point there".  So, little bear took out a paper and pen and he and Chilli enjoyed a wonderful afternoon together writing their OWN version of Frosty!


Mr. Freezle is a special musical bear.  He has a wind-up musical box in his back that plays his favourite song ~ "Frosty the Snowman".  He loves to hear his tune...and if you wind him up...you just might catch him dancing! 

Mr. Freezle is approximately 17 inches tall with his hat and 12 inches sitting.  He has been entirely hand sewn using a gorgeous curly white mohair and has matching white wool felt paw and foot pads.  He has three glittery bead buttons on his chest.  Mr. Freezle sees the frosty world though gently shaded shiny black glass eyes and has an embroidered nose that I have applied black glitter to.   He is fully 5-way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins, and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and bean bag pellets.  Mr. Freezle is wearing a handsome soft wool black hat with red velvet trim and holly, and a red velvet scarf around his neck.  Chilli is approximately  4 inches tall and 5 inches long.  He is made with black and vibrant red mohair, has a black wool felt beak, and black glass eyes.  Chilli has wire legs and feet and his wings are wired for gentle posing.

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!



Little Miss Faye & Hester  

$125
"Little Miss Faye sat on her hay eating her curds and whey.  Along came a spider and sat down beside her...and she ate that too!"  "What!?...I am NOT eating a spider!",  protested Faye! "Ya...I am pretty sure that is not how it goes!"  Hester spat!  "Okay, okay!." I giggled.  "I can see how you might not think that was funny.  So how about...Along came a spider and sat down beside her and said "Hey...where is your tuffet?"  "Well...", they both pondered for a moment..."That is a bit better...but we think your story telling is getting pretty lame!", Little Miss Faye confessed. "Yes...LAME", grumbled Hester..."Eat the spider...what was she thinking?!!"


Little Miss Faye is approximately 5 1/2 tall and 4 inches sitting.  She has been hand sewn using a long beige sassy fur and has antique shaded paw and foot pads.  Little Miss Faye sees through shiny black glass eyes that I have been shaded in black/browns and purple "eye shadow".  She also has a touch of pink blush on her cheeks, and a cute little black embroidered nose. She is fully 5-way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins, and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and a small amount of glass pellets.  Faye is wearing a lovely purple crocheted hat and purple lace shawl with purple/white/green trim and a button snap. She sits on her bale of hay with her little china cup and saucer which will arrive with her.  Hester's body is approximately 4 inches in diameter.   He is made with an ultra soft black wool felt and has been filled with Fiberfill.  His sees with his odd shaped black glass google eyes.  He would not mind at all if you would like to use him as a pincushion!

$125.00 CAD plus shipping
Shipping US or Canada $20.00 / International $35.00

Bootsie McFly


$225


Little bear had just skipped into the room after being out all day!  "Good afternoon little bear!", I greeted. "How was your first day fishing?"  "Fantastic!", he beamed...I caught SEVEN fish!"  "Seven?", I was intrigued by his success..."What kind of lure did you use?"  "Lure?" little bear looked puzzled.  "Yes...It is what you attach to the hook to catch the fish with", I explained.  "HOOK?!", gasped little bear.  "I didn't use either of those!", he said in disgust.  "Then how did you catch seven fish?",  I was now thoroughly confused.  "Easy!", little bear exclaimed..."I found some fish attending school...it must have been recess because I did not see their teacher!  Anyways, I introduced myself and then said..." I am learning how to fish and would like to be friends...but I don't know how to get you into my water bucket!"  Little bear continued... "Then, the next thing I knew, the little fish were happily swimming into it!  We had a wonderful afternoon together, and then I gently poured them back into the creek so that they could go home for the night!  Fishing is so much FUN!", little bear was almost dancing with delight.  "That is absolutely lovely little bear!" I gave him a BIG hug..."You are the best FisherBear there EVER was!"






Bootsie McFly measures approximately 16 inches tall standing, which he can do on his own with those HUGE boots of his, and 10 inches sitting.  He has been completely hand sewn using a super soft curly-creamy-beige mohair. His paw and foot pads are antique shaded beige wool felt. Bootsie sees the world through shiny black glass eyes that I have gently shaded in black and browns.  He has a sweet black embroidered nose on his slightly scissor sculpted muzzle. He is fully five-way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins, and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and steel pellets.   Bootsie McFly is wearing a beige cotton fishing vest and hat that I have chalked in black/browns and adorned with plaid ribbons, fly fishing flies, various lures and rusty bells.  The flies and lures are about 30 years old and have never been used.  I clipped off the hooks and added glass beads to the ends to make them "safe"! Although he doesn't need to use it, Bootsie has a fun fishing rod that was hand made for him in Australia.  He also wears a fishing bobble necklace around his neck.  His HUGE leather hiking boots were very difficult to get on...so please remember, that if you choose to remove them that you will get a workout putting them back on! :)  (Bucket and plant are for display only)


$225.00 CAN plus shipping
Shipping US or Canada $20.00 / International $35.00



Autumn
$125

It was a beautiful fall day and little bear decided to wear her new oak leaf and acorn outfit to go for a stroll. She returned several hours later looking very disheveled. "Little bear...what happened to your hat and bow?", I asked concerned about her appearance. "Well", she started..."I was out enjoying the beautiful day when I came across five squirrels fighting over one acorn. When they saw the four acorns that I was wearing, their eyes widened and their mouths dropped to the ground!", she paused just long enough for me to interrupt. "Oh no!", I gasped, "And then they attacked you and took your acorns?", I asked alarmed.  Little bear laughed, "No, no, no, certainly not. They were very sweet! I gave my acorns to them so that the ALL had one. They were happy, I was happy, and we all enjoyed the beautiful afternoon together!"


Autumn measures approximately 9 1/2 inches tall from head-to-toe and 6 1/2 inches sitting . She has been hand-sewn using a lovely creamy-yellow slightly curly-sparse mohair and has antique shaded yellow wool felt paw and foot pads. Autumn sees through shiny black glass eyes that are gently shaded in black and brown. I embroidered her nose and then added warm brown glitter...her muzzle has been tweezer plucked. Autumn is fully five way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and glass pellets...giving her a bit of weight and a squishy tummy. Autumn is wearing a lovely brown felt hat adorned with creamy-brown flowers, lovely autumn coloured oak leaves, glittered acorns, and beautiful brown curly feathers. It has an orange organza ribbon with a double bow at the back. She is wearing a an orange organza ribbon with oak leaves and acorns around her neck.

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!





Dear Teacher...

$125
Soon it would be Little Bear's first day of school and he had been writing in his journal all morning.  "Are you ready for class tomorrow Little Bear?", I asked.  "Almost!", Little Bear said, focusing on his work.
"There...done!", he beamed proudly.  Little Bear got up from his desk to show me his masterpiece.  "I picked this shiny, bright red apple and wrote a poem for my new teacher!  Would you like to hear it?", Little Bear was so excited!  "Of course Little Bear!", I exclaimed with enthusiasm.  He cleared his throat and began..."Dear Teacher...I promise that I will be good, and pay attention like I should.  I promise that I will play fair, be a friend and show I care.  I promise that I'll try my best, do my homework and pass my test.  I promise not to tease the girls, not to bully or pull their curls.  I promise that I'll make you proud, and keep my promise like I vowed.", Little Bear looked up from his page, and shyly whispered..."I'm a little bit nervous!".  I smiled, gave him a big reassuring hug and said...
"You'll be fine Little Bear, just fine!" 


Little Bear measures approximately 10 inches tall and 7 inches sitting.  He has been hand sewn using a gorgeous reddish-brown slightly curly mohair. He has soft red-brown wool felt antique shaded paw and foot pads.  Little Bear sees through shiny black glass eyes that I have shaded in black and browns giving him a sweet, gentle gaze.  He has a little black embroidered nose that is waxed and buffed.   Little Bear is fully five way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins and  has been filled with Premium High-Loft Fiberfill and steel pellets....giving him just a bit of weight and a nice squish. Little Bear is wearing his school pencil on a suede cord around his neck.  I made his "shiny, bright red apple" that he chose for his teacher out of red, green and brown wool felt.  His "Dear Teacher..." poem is printed on cardstock.

$125.00 CAD plus shipping
Shipping US or Canada $20.00 / International $35.00






 Lulu the Flapper
$225
After trying to decide on what to wear to the costume party, little bear finally came into the room swinging her boa and walking with an over-exaggerated wiggle to her hips.  "You look marvelous as a "Flapper" little bear,  just marvelous!", I said admiring her outfit.  "As a what?" little bear asked with a perplexed look on her face.  "A flapper, little bear....that is what they called the ladies in the 1920's that created what many consider the "new" or "modern" woman.", I explained.  "Oh....", little bear giggled. "I thought maybe they were called flappers because they never stopped talking!"



Lulu is approximately 12 inches from head-to-toe and 8 1/2 inches sitting.  She has been hand sewn using a lovely golden-curly-sparse mohair and has matching ultrasuede paw and foot pads.  She sees through black glass eyes, and has a petitie waxed and buffed black embroidered nose on her tweezer plucked muzzle.  Lulu is fully five-way jointed with cotter pins and hardboard disks and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and glass pellets.  I have hand sewn Lulu's flapper dress using black fringe and sequin trim.  Her headband is made with sequins and is adorned with a beaded show piece with feathers.  I beaded a faux pearl necklace for Lulu with a lobster clasp, gave her a black feather boa and a sweet little black velvet clutch purse.

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!


Mary & Chris the Moose

$150
Little cat strutted into the room and proudly announced, "I caught my first mouse!"  I was finishing the last stitch, so replied without lifting my eyes "Congratulations little cat!  I hope you were a good kitty and let him go".  "Actually...", little cat confessed..."I asked Chris to spend the holidays with us."  Just then a large movement caught my eye.  I looked up and...."MOUSE?!", I gasped.  "That is not a MOUSE...that is a MOOSE!" I exclaimed, nearly falling out of my chair!  "Oh?", little cat said.  "I must have made a typo when I searched Google images!" 
So...the leaves changed colour and fell to the ground, the snow blanketed the world in white, and the holidays came.  We sang carols at the piano, baked goodies galore, and our new friend was the most beautiful Chris Moose Tree that we had ever had.  The holidays were wonderful!



 
Chris the Moose measures approximately 7 inches tall and 6 inches long.  He has been completely handsewn using rusty-brown straight-sparse mohair and brown wool felt . He sees the world through shiny black glass eyes.  He is five way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins, and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill.  Chris is wearing a green wreath with a red velvet bow, gold trim and a gold bell around his neck. Chris placed 8 miniautre glass "light bulbs" on his antlers for the holidays.  His new friend Mary is 5 1/2" tall and 3 1/2 sitting.  She has been handsewn using a sandy coloured beige matted mohair and has antique shaded felt foot pads.  I have shaded her to resemble a Siamese kitty. Mary has a black embroidered nose with sweet little whiskers, black glass shaded eyes and a wired tail for gentle posing.  She is wearing a golden collar with a tiny golden bell around her neck.

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!



Caspurr ~ "More Milk Please!"

$125


"Little cat...isn't that the third time that you have watched the "Puss in Boots" movie today?", I asked, knowing that there would be an interesting explanation.  "The fourth!", little cat announced.  "I am try to perfect that "LOOK" that he does."  Little cat paused the movie just in time to capture it.  He then turned and looked up at me with the biggest eyes and sweetest expression that I had ever seen and said in his most endearing voice, "More Milk Please!"  I melted.  Satisfied with my reaction little cat smiled and asked, "So, what do you think?" 
I laughed, patted him on his head and said, "I'll go get the milk!"


Caspurr measures approximately 9 inches tall from ear-tip-to-toe.  He has been hand-sewn using a lovely creamy-white curly mohair and has cream wool felt inner ears and paw pads that have stitched claws. Caspurr gazes up at the world through shiny black glass eyes that are outlined in black...giving him an irresistible "Pet Me Please" look. He has a black embroidered nose and long black whiskers on his scissor trimmed, needle sculpted nose and muzzle.   Caspurr's neck and back legs are jointed with  hardboard discs and cotter pins and he has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and glass pellets...giving him just a bit of weight. His long tail contains wires for gentle posing.  Caspurr is wearing a handsome blue flower and feather collar with a silver and blue gem pendant around his neck.  (Birdbath is for display only)

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!



Miss Ophelia Featherworth

$250

Little bear had been packing all morning and sauntered into the room "dressed to the nines".  Where are you going little bear?", I asked.  "My name is Miss Ophelia Featherworth, and I am going to London!", she stated with a big smile on her face.  "Why London?", I inquired.  "Well...", little bear said blushing..."I watched the Olympic opening ceremonies and I am hoping that if I go to London I will run into...."him"!", she batted her eyelashes and placed her hands on her heart.  "Who is "him"?", I asked, having no idea that she had a crush on someone. "Bond!", she sighed..."James Bond!" 


Ophelia measures approximately 14 inches tall from head-to-toe standing and 11 inches while sitting.  She has been handsewn using a beautiful blonde curly-dense mohair with matching antique shaded wool felt paw and foot pads.  Ophelia sees through shiny black glass eyes that I have gently shaded in black and browns giving her a more dramatic look.  She has a black waxed nose on her scissor trimmed muzzle.  Ophelia is fully five way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and steel pellets...giving her a bit of weight and a nice squishy tummy.  Ophelia is wearing a black faux fur hat adorned with red/cream/green flowers and black feathers.  She has a matching faux fur stole with an elegant ruby red and faux pearl brooch.  I made Ophelia a stunning necklace with faceted red and black glass beads and faux pearls.

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!




Fiddlestix & Russell the Crow

$175

Little bear wanted to help out with the gardening so he chose to take care of the pumpkin patch.  "How was your afternoon as a scarecrow little bear?", I asked just before noticing the bird that was on his shoulder.  "Great!", exclaimed little bear.  "I made a new friend named Russell.  He is helping me scare away all of the crows!", little bear said excitedly.  "That's right!  Yep, yep, yep....no crows here!", piped up the little bird as he flapped his wings. "Ummm...", I got closer to little bear and whispered in his ear..."Isn't Russell a CROW, little bear?", I was very confused.  Little bear leaned forward and quietly said..."Shhhhh...he thinks he is a pigeon!" 


Fiddlestix measures approximately 10 inches tall from head-to-toe and 6 1/2 inches sitting.  He has been hand-sewn using a lovely golden curly-sparse mohair. His paws and feet are made with rust coloured wool felt, are antique shaded and have stitched claws.  Fiddlestix sees through shiny black glass eyes that are gently outlined and shaded in black and browns...giving him a gentle loving gaze. He has a waxed and buffed black embroidered nose on his little muzzle. Fiddllestix is fully five way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and glass pellets...giving him a bit of weight and a bit of squish. Fiddlestix's scarecrow hat is made with jute/burlap and has "grass straw" hair.  His plaid shirt is also lined with grass straw.   Russell the Crow is approximately  4 inches tall and 5 inches long.  He is made with black mohair, has a grey wool felt beak, and black glass eyes.  Russell has wire legs and feet and his wings are wired for gentle posing.


ADOPTED, THANK YOU!




Professor Punky Klockin-Sprocket

$250
Little bear had been busy collecting gadgets all week.  He piled them on the table in front of me and announced triumphantly..."There!  I have all of the necessary components!"  He had quite a collection of...STUFF!  "What is this all for little bear?", I inquired.  "I am Professor Punky Klockin-Sprocket...Master Steampunk Engineer and Inventor...and I have created schematics beyond your technological imagination." Little bear placed his blueprints down for me to see.  "Ultra-spectroscopic invisibility goggles, a fizzle-torc wormhole generator, aquadynamic coal-powered flying boat, an ornate cog-spinning lighter-than-air airship, and my greatest creation....a gizmatic steam-powered train-based time machine.", little bear was quite proud of his accomplishments.  "All of those spring-propelled gadgets, giant cogs, sprockets and clock parts are going to make those?", I was amazed.   "Well...probably not!", little bear laughed. "But they will sure look good on my hat!" 


Professor Punky Klockin-Sproket is approximately 17 inches tall from head-to-toe with his hat, 14 inches without, and 9 1/2 inches while sitting....hatless.  He has been entirely hand sewn with a beautiful golden straight mohair and antique shaded ultra-suede paw and foot pads.  Punky see the world through black shiny glass eyes and has a handsome waxed and buffed embroidered nose.  He is fully five-way jointed with cotter pins and hardboard disks and is filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill and bagged steel pellets.  Punky is wearing an elaborately decorated top hat and snap-button vest hand sewn with coffee stained muslin.  I adorned it with numerous steampunk gadgets and dangles, gears and sprockets, clock faces and hands, keyhole and key, a stunning chocolate brown feather, and an interwoven leather and chain hat band.  He has a letter "P" scrabble tile charm dangle on his hat and a leather cord necklace around his neck with a gadget dangle.  I made two beautiful hat pins with faux pearls, antique style metal and "diamond" focal bead and swarovski crystal spacers to hold Punky's hat in place. 

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!




Captain Jack & his Sparrow

$325
After rummaging through the costume trunk, little bear wiggled into an elaborate pirate outfit.  "Aarrr Matey!  Batten down the hatches!" he exclaimed in his best version of a pirate accent.  "I have my pirate costume with my hat, a Kraken locket to ward off the evil beast, a treasure map and a lucky treasure chest key to unlock the Golden Booty when I find it.  Oh...I just need one more thing!" he stated, and off little bear went.  Sometime later, little bear returned with a small brown bird.  "There!", he said satisfied. "My costume is complete!"  "Little bear, why do you have a sparrow on your shoulder?" I was very much perplexed!  "Pirates are supposed to have a pet parrot!", I told him.  "Shiver Me Timbers!  A parrot?" little bear said in disgust.  "No, no, no...I am sure that in that Pirate Movie, Captain Jack had a Sparrow not a Parrot!"  The little sparrow winked at me and ruffled his feathers...obviously enjoying his new role and asking me to play along.  "Oh...I remember now!" I said, winking back at the little bird.  "Your costume is wonderful little bear!  Just wonderful!"


Captain Jack measures approximately 15 inches tall and 10 inches sitting.  He has been completely hand sewn using a  rust antique-curled sparse mohair with a dark brown backing and his paw and foot pads are an ultra soft brown wool felt.  Jack sees the pirate world through shiny black glass eyes that I have gently shaded in black and browns.  His large black embroidered nose on his tweezer-plucked muzzle has been waxed and buffed. He is fully five-way jointed with hardboard discs and cotter pins, and has been filled with Premium High-Loft Polyester Fiberfill.  Jack is wearing a hand sewn elaborately decorated 4 piece pirate costume. I used an ultra-soft black fabric for his outfit and adorned it with gold trim, gold and diamond buttons, a black and red satin sash and a huge red plume feather. I also made him a white satin and lace cravat that he wears around his neck. His black wool hair is attached to his pirate hat.  Jack has an antique brass coloured Kraken locket necklace around his neck and a lucky Treasure Chest Key that he wears around his waist.  I candle burnt the edges around his age sprayed cotton treasure map which he never lets out of his sight!  His little Sparrow friend is 4 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches long.  I have hand sewn him with shaded cocoa, beige and white matted sparse mohair, black wool felt, and several gorgeous feathers.  He has shaded black glass eyes, a jointed head, wire legs and feet, and wired wings for gentle posing. 

ADOPTED, THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for taking a stroll with my bears.
I really hope that they made you smile and that you enjoyed your visit!