Saturday, 31 January 2009

First Own Designed Bear

I'm super excited to annonuce that my very first 100% own designed bear is done! She's a white and lilac Baby Panda.
She's got a cute little ribbon and a sad, wistful expression.
She's made from 100% Mohair and is totally hand stitched - I don't use machines, I like to do the work myself.
She has glass eyes and is cotter-pin jointed with vintage upholstery paw pads with have been hand shaded. Her seams have been shaded as have her ears and her eyes. She has pulled toes and a lovely glittery matted effect ribbon.

There are things i would change certainly, but for a first attempt, I'm quite impressed with myself. She's very traditional in style.

I will add pictures either tomorrow or monday, as it is too late to get some natural light to photograph her with. :-)

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Logo on it's way

My Sister has come up with an awesome design for my Logo; i've just go to scan it and sharpen it up and it's good to go.

Wierdly i originally wanted my site to have a red rose on it, and she's already got it on there! By asking her to design it, i know there will be no issues in the future and it was 100% designed for me.

It has also given me an idea for how I can make some cool anime style emo bears too - Personally i prefer a more traditional type of bear, but i must admit, she's come up with something really cool!!

I look forward to sharing it with you all.

Also, i finished the intial sewing of my first own designed bear today; i also sculpted some pulled toes, which thanks to a very helpful PDF by Nikola Bears (purchased on eBay if anyone else wants one!) turned out much, much better than my previous attempt.

I have decided I definitley have a 'thing' for big feet on bears!!

Take care!

P.s. All is well in Chinchilla land; Leroy was cruelly subjected to cuddles earlier and is having a bit of a strop! Stitch is the Chilled out boy he always is

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Making Progress

Hi all!

Well, i'm slowly making progress and have registered the web address :-)

I wouldn't bother trying to visit it yet though because all it will do is bounce it back here! My Sister has been tasked with helping me to come up with a banner and logo for Emo Bears; i look forward to seeing what she comes up with.

I've also bought some funky emo fabrics to dress the bears/for paw pad material too.

Other than that, i've got some tag ideas which should be pretty cool.

Thanks to everyone for visiting s far - i'll try and be good and update regularly.

on the non-bear front, Leroy and Stitch are doing great :-)

Monday, 26 January 2009

Welcome To Emo Bears.....

Welcome everyone to Emo Bears!

I live in the Uk and am learning to become a Teddy Bear artist.

At the moment, I'm still learning new things every day about making bears - It's a very fulfilling hobby to see something start as a line drawing and turn into a 3d animal with a life of it's own!

Emo Bears was dreamt up by myself some 6 months ago as a concept for a different, unique and distinct series of bears. At the moment, they exsist in my head, waiting to come out when i've learned the skills to make them real.

It's still early days and I am currently creating my very first 100% self designed bear. She's a purple and white Panda, and I have no idea how she will end up!!

I'll post the results when I have them!

So for now, I invite you to join me on my Journey of discovery as I try and figure out just what an Emo-bear is and what it looks like.

I have a fondness for soulful sad looking bears, and am endlessly inspired by the random clothing combinations of my Emo Sister.

Here's to the future.....