Friday, 27 January 2012

A little Bear and a little Clean Up

I decided I needed a little clean up
over here at the blog.
Kind of spring clean while we wait for spring.
allthough Winter arrived over here this week, with a bit of
snow and some cold and bright days.

So

I made a new background
and if you look at the pop of the page, there
more pages added.
I wanted a two column layout for a more
peaceful and clean look.
I hope it looks that way to you too.
What do you think?

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Here´s another little bear


he´s so cute
only 3.5 inch


and with teeny tiny knitted trousers
and a little rusty bell


I called him Elliot


Here he is, standing while I
hold him in his little paw.

He´s now in my
'for Hugglets' box

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A few new bears will be available
on my website this weekend.
(edited 28/1: new bears have just been uploaded
on the website)

If you would like to receive notice



Wishing you all a wonderful and not too cold weekend.

Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 22 January 2012

My Old Suitcase

I want to start this post by thanking all of you
who commented on my little blue bear.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

I haven´t been able to get back to you to thank you personally
I´m having SO much trouble with my internet connection
these last two weeks - on and off all the time - mostly off....
They´re going to look into it tomorrow, so cross my fingers

anyway

during last summers junk hunting
I finally came across an old suitcase



not easy to find over here, and when I do
they´re quite expensive, so I was so lucky to get this
one for a very decent price.



it´s an old one
and it also smelled like one - urrgghh :o)


it´s taking me some time to find out how to rit of that old smell


but after experimenting with some radol
and some methylated spirit
I think it have worked




so now my old suitcase
containes my mohair stock for the bears


here´s a peek of some pretty colors
for some upcoming little ones


I´m still working on the bears for Hugglets
making decent progress
and have planned a little update with a few new bears
on my website end January.

More about the bears later.

Wishing you all a wonderful sunday

Tina ♥♥♥

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Do you have trouble commenting on blogger?

Hi All

Though I would pop in and make a little
post about blogger and comments.

Recently I have experiented some trouble commenting on
some of the blogs I follow, and I can see posts in blogland
that others have the same problem.
So if you have experiented this too or if you have received emails
about people can´t leave a comment on your blog
all I can say is

this is a know problem at Blogger

the only thing we don´t know is

when will they fix it
so

here goes:

if you have your comment settings set to be embedded
in your posts, people using IE or Firefox
will have some trouble leaving comments on the post.
Safari works fine though.

To solve this, the only thing you have to do,
is to set your comment settings as a pop up box
that should do the trick.

Hope you finds this helpful

and

no post without a photo
so



here´s a sunflower
while we wait for spring.

Have a wonderful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 14 January 2012

A Little Blue Bear


Hi All
and happy saturday
Remember the little blue bear in the last post...
I´ve finished him
and his name is Little Joe
Thought I would show you how he turned out
so here he is...


I gave him a little singlet
to wear and a tiny rusty bell



He´s a little bit smaller than normal
just 3.5 inch


Here he is in my hand
to give you an idea of his size.

It´s a beautiful sunny day here today.
Hope to find time for a walk too.

Now back to bear making :o)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 9 January 2012

Studio Arrangements

I´ve been working on some arrangements
in the studio in  between the bearmaking this weekend.
I was so very lucky to get hold of a new desk for the computer.
Nothing fancy at all - it´s larger than the old one and
it´s white.... :o)

This is an old photo from my studio
It´ll give you an idea


you can just see  a snip of the old desk in this photo
and I´ve wanted to get rid of that ugly old rack next to the white shelves too
and as this new desk was bigger - the old ugly one was replaced
with a new smaller macthing white one.
which ended up giving me some more wall space to fill


this is how it looked like when the shelves and desk was in place.
Quite bare right...

and this is the new studio look


an old plate rack I´ve had for quite some while
came up on the left.
I´ve only added a few things so far.


underneath I´ve added some tiny hooks
and a wire to hang little pretty stuff.

I also made some frame creations
from old golden frames
to hang on the wall above the computer



one with a vintage dolls dress


and one for the very pretty pocket
sweet Ann made for me some years ago.

Quite happy with my little corner.

and

on my work table at the moment


this sweet little pale blue fellow.

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Thank you SO much to those of you
who took the time to comment on my last post
and shared your opinion with me.
Haven´t quite decided whether to do a
schedule on the bear updates or not
 - will definately let you know when I decided :o)

Wishing you all a wonderful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 6 January 2012

All about the Bears

Hello Sweet Friends
and Happy Friday

First of all, I want to thank you all
for the wonderful Birthday wishes I have received.
I´m so sorry I haven´t had the time to visit you all.
Wish the days had more hours.

This first month of the new years
is going to be all about the bears.

The sickness during Christmas really got me.
I´ve had a hard time getting on top of things
and have been feeling really tired.
So I haven´t really gotten back at things
in the Tinybear Studio.

The Hugglets Fair in London is sneaking up on me
and there´s only 7 weeks left. So far I have only one bear ready
this sweet little 3.5 inch girly bear Hazel


(If you see this Beth - this is what I was going to use your coin purses for)

I´ll need about 25 bears to fill my table
which means 24 more to go
and 6 week to do it, as the last week before have to be
sat aside for preparing the table setup and paperwork.
Simple calculation says that´ll be 4 bears pr. week from now
so you´ll see - it´s going to be all about the bears :-)

If you don´t read my blog for the bears sake
I promise there will be other stuff too - lol.

About the bears
Some thoughts have been rummaged in
my head for some time now
and this is where you come in
my dear readers

So far I have been updating my website with new bears
when I have had enough - say 3-5 bears between shows.

I´ve been wanting to do this on a more regular basis
but haven´t decided how offen
or if it would do any differents.

so my question is:

Should I have a sceduled website update say ones a month
or every second month on certain dates?
Should I have a few website updates a year, like a personal webshow?
Should I just update when I have enough bears as I have done so far?
Does it do any differens?

I would love to hear your thought on this matter.
If you don´t feel like posting on here
feel free to email me - my emails are in my profile.

What would you prefer if you were a collector?

Wishing you all a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥


Sunday, 1 January 2012

On My Birthday

Happy New Year everyone

I hope you all had a lovely evening


This is the first day in a new year
and it´s also my Birthday

the big Five. O.

no party for me today though
that´ll have to wait a few months.

Time to reflect

Time to make new plans

For me the word for this year is 
Balance

I need to have more balance in my life
Balance between real work and creative work
Balance between work and free time
Balance between computer time and creative time
Balance between work time and family time
Need to balance time

 
I wish for you all
that this year will be a great and beautiful year

I wish you all a very beautiful day
on this
My Big Day

Tina ♥♥♥

What´s your word.....