Welcome to our new Blog. I am going to try really hard this year to keep more up to date with this, to let you all know what we are working on and to introduce new bears to you here. Please do keep in touch, we love to hear from our Collector's and would love to know what you think of our latest bears.

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  1. Hello to you all, we have had a busy few days as the response to Stumpy who we showed you last week, was really good, and several of you asked for a similar bear, so I have been busy working on them for the last few days. I am Bud Blogshowing a photo here of Bud, the latest of these bears to be made. He is made of the same short, creamy gold Hembold mohair as Stumpy but his head is made of longer, sparse, straight wheat gold mohair which has been hand dyed with a pale green wash. He has very pale green cashmere pads and paws and as you can see, he is adorable! We have decided to call this collection the Fubsy Collection. After spending some time online on various Dictionaries, I found that this word is an archaic word meaning stumpy, so it seems a perfect name! Bud is still available at the moment and will probably be added to the Website Shop New Bears page later so if anyone is interested in him, let me know. He costs £46 plus postage.

    I am also showing a photo here of the adorable Chambray, an 8" bear who has just been added to the NewChambray Blog Bears Page of the Website Shop. He is the second bear in our new Fabric Featured Collection and as you can see he is a perfect antidote to the dark, cold January days! He is wonderfully colourful and has such a happy smiling face. I hope you like him, he costs £65 plus postage. I am busy working on another of these bears with more subtle colouring but who I think is going to look equally lovely. I will let you see photo's once he is finished.

    Steve is busy working on a new Patchwork bear in a slightly different style and I will hopefully be able to add him to the Website tomorrow, so do come back soon and meet him. He is very colourful and I think will look really spectacular when he is finished.

    So as you can see, we are still working hard and have lots of ideas for new bears. I will be making more of our Pieces of Eight Collection soon too which I am looking forward to. The first of these bears had black arms, legs and head with different colours for the eight piece body but the next ones I make will be in paler colours I think. Maybe cream limbs and head with brighter colours for the body. I will have a look through our fur stock and see what I can find. If you have not seen these bears, visit the page for 3 1/2"/4" bears and you will see what I mean.

    I hope you have a good week and manage to keep warm in this very cold winter weather. I will write again soon. Don't forget, this new Blog format allows for you to leave comments, so if you would like to get in touch or would like to let us know what you think about any of our new bears, please do.

  2. Stumpy 1

    Welcome to our new Blog! I am hoping that this year I will be able to keep it more up to date, to let you know what we are working on and how all our bear's progress through the creation process. Do feel free to respond and let us know what you think about our bears, we love to hear from all our Collectors.

    As mentioned on our Shop Page, I have been hard at work for the last couple of days designing and making a new style of small bear and so we are delighted to introduce Stumpy! He is a prototype of the new pattern and so he is not available to adopt but I wanted you to see him and to give you the chance to let me know what you think of him! He is around 5" tall and is very different to our other bears. It is always fascinating to see how a new pattern will turn out, whether the time has been wasted or whether the result is worth the effort. I hope you think it has been worth the time creating Stumpy, I really like him. He has very short legsStumpy 4 with tiny feet, short arms, a long rounded body and a sweet face. I have used longer fur for his head so that he has a fringe of hair which he peeps through very appealingly. He is heavily filled with steel shot which gives him a nice weight. Future bears will be made in different colours, I like the combination of the short fur and the longer fur for his head but to enable us to make more bears in this style, we need to be able to vary the fur so I will try different mixes to see how they look. We have got a lovely selection of the longer fur in different colours, plus we can of course always hand dye them to create true "one-off" bears. It is fairly impossible to duplicate hand dyed fur so you always know the bear really is original, and as you know, we always endeavour to make each of our bears different.

    Stumpy 2I haven't decided on what this style of bear is to be called, the name Stumpy sort of stuck because he is a bit short! However, we need a theme because we can't call them all Stumpy! So we will have to work on that over the next few days. I will start work on the second of these bears tomorrow and hope to be able to add him to the Website soon so do keep and eye on the New Bears page to see what the next one looks like. We think they will be available for £45 plus postage.

    As well as Stumpy, we have been working on our new Fabric Featured Collection and you can see Bombazine on the New Bears Page. He is the first bear in this new Collection and I hope you like him. Steve is working on another of these bears which will be finished soon. This one will be a larger bear and I am looking forward to seeing what he looks like. As you can see, we are hard at work and back to full production after the Christmas break. The weather doesn't encourage us to venture out very much so we are keeping warm and making bears! I will write again soon, have a good week and keep warm! Don't forget to let us know what you think of Stumpy.