Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WOW, Where has the year gone?

Here are some of my latest bears that are now on my website:

The year just seems to have flown by......still have quite a bit to do before Christmas. A couple of orders to finish, Christmas tree to put up, presents to organise..etc. etc. On the 21st of November, I did my last show for the year at Mittagong in New South Wales. We had a great time, catching up with everyone and meeting new people.

I have also received some great news....I will be trading at Hugglets in Kensington, London, in the United Kingdom next year in February. I am so excited.

Better end off now and get some of those orders done. Speak again soon!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Last show of the year

Tomorrow I am off to the last show of this year for me. It is in Mittagong in New South Wales in Australia. It is a lovely country town. I hope to see some of you there!

I am also participating with 74 other bear artists in the Teddies Worldwide Online Show on www.teddiesworldwide.com. It starts at 1am (sydney Time) on Sunday morning. Here is one of the bears that I will have available at the show.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Woodend Show

I have just arrived back from Woodend Teddy Bear Show. What a lovely time and what a fantastic show. I managed to complete my first Halloween Bear, Spinifex and he went off to his new home at the show. Here is a picture of him!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Who is Who in Bearmaking Online Show

Here is a sneek peak of my bears that will be available on www.whoiswho-in-bearmaking.com on the 6th and 7th November 2010. Make a cuppa and take some time to look at all the bears from various artists around the world.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just a few photos

I thought I would share a few photos of some of the ladies that I teach or have had workshop with me and their creations. Aren't the bears gorgeous?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am still here!

Sorry that I have not blogged for a while, but I have been working quite a lot at my part time job and have also been trying to get up to date with orders. Not quite there yet, but I will be shortly.

I have just released a new pattern. Angelina has just scurried in. What do you think of her?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Look who has just flown in!

Tuscany and Aelfwine have just arrived. You can look on my website for more information.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Australian Bear Creations Nomination for Benji

Benji has been nominated in the small bear category, buy the latest Australian Bear Creations magazine to see all the nominations.

Off on our travels

In the morning I leave to fly up to the Gold Coast for the Gold Coast International Teddy Bear Show.. it is on Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June. I am so excited as I have never been to this show before. I will give you an update when I get back.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fantasy Ball

Don't forget to go and look at all the wonderful creations in the Fantasy Ball......it runs until the 6th June. Click on the button on the right hand side and it will take you straight there! You will be amazed with all the creations.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Doesn't Chewy just make you smile?

Well, almost all the boxes are unpacked.....and now I have to get back to bearmaking, as I have a whole lot of shows in the month of June.

Just look at this happy fellow. Go to my website for more information at...www.bearleighbears.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just a little Blue!

Look who I've finished. Blue is now available on my website. He is made in a hand dyed ratinee mohair with a slate grey backing and dark blue tips. Have a look at www.bearleighbears.com for more information.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Hi there! Sorry that I haven't blogged for a while, but after getting back from a great show in Hahndorf, Adelaide, I did a real fur workshop the following weekend which was fantastic. Then I have been packing. We are moving next week to a property with 5 acres, so that we can have our horses with us. I just hate packing. I also have had bears to get ready for online shows.....the first three have already been sent and I have finished the next three, and now just have to photograph and send off the last three. And in between all that, try and pack. It is so difficult when you would rather be making bears. But never mind, hopefully after next week, I will be able to get back into the full swing of things. I will post some photos of our new house as soon as I can!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Adelaide Hills Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Hahndorf, South Australia

I am just writing a short note, because I should already be sleeping. I have to get up in 3 hours to catch an early morning flight to South Australia to the show in Hahndorf. It is such a beautiful village and it will be great to see old friends again. The show is on for two days, Saturday 10th and Sunday the 11th April 2010.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Hi there! Just an update. The saddle posted below...was entered into the Sydney Royal Easter Show, and got first place. I am so happy for my husband. He couldn't believe it. I also entered one of my real fur bears(a little panda), and she got second place. She is pictured above, her name is Mei Sheng! So we are two little happy chappies at the moment!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010


My husband, David, has just completed his saddle, isn't it just great. It took him many hours of hard work, but I think that the result was worth every minute!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Here are my creations from the Be My Valentine Show on www.teddybearsandcritters.com. I made 3 bears from mink and a rabbitt from mohair. The top two are Rollo and Russell, and the bottom two are Mei Sheng and Emily.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Babies have flown the nest

Two of my little bears, Raspberry Ripple and Boysenberry have left the nest on their way to their new home in North Carolina, USA.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Be My Valentine 2010

Here is my Sneek Peak for the Be My Valentine Show on the 13th & 14th February 2010 at www.teddybearsandcritters.com. There are 4 bears available. Take a look on the above dates.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Coriander eating Possum

I planted these coriander plants in my pots a few days back, thinking how lovely it would be to have fresh coriander to put in my salads, etc and after the first day, one plant was just stalks and the next morning so was the other one. We have possums in the garden in the evening, so I obviously have a possum that has taken a liking to coriander. I thought that they only ate fruit, roses buds, but this one likes a bit of flavour with his food. Here is a photo of what has been left.

Monday, January 18, 2010


I will be doing a Real Fur workshop at Teddys Bits in Castle Hill, NSW on the 27th & 28th March 2010. Please contact Valma at the shop on 02 9680 3777 to book your place. The workshop is filling up fast.