Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Day out, no bearmaking today!


Well I went on a little trip out today, to Bridgemere garden centre and I even bought a plant! I usually go for the nice drive out and they have a large Hobbycraft store. Bits and bobs tend to get ordered over the internet but its always nice to wander around and pick things up. I managed to get an evergreen clematis with 50% off. Hee hee I like a bargain and one that lasts all year round. They have a wonderful Christmas display but it all felt just that bit too early. The drive was lovely and the colours so Autumnal, very mild for the time of year too, a proper Indian summer. Then it was off to The Wetherspoons at Stone, for our afternoon tea, good old fish and chips with a bit of bread and butter. My dad loves the chip butties more than anything, he even used to have roast dinners and still have bread with it, dipping in the gravy. Some things never change.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sanders on ebay

This is my latest panda, Sanders. As you can see he is very fond of his morning cuppa! Hes on ebay for a week.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble.....

No trouble at all actually! I love dyeing mohair and managed to get some lovely shades, the pale pink was a favourite. The dye pot on the left was used to get the pink, you would not think it. Anyone who makes bears will know what its like to feel and just look at your stash of mohair and when you get bored just dye some new colours!

I'm working on a soft gold and black panda, I forgot how it was sewing black, or have I got older and my eyesight worse? Time to put some new contacts lenses in!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sara Dumpling on ebay

Here is my latest bear, on ebay for a week. I must say although ebay can be hit and miss I'm 'meeting' some lovely collectors, hope you like this little bear, hubby says the colours are weird. LOL

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Pandy Potter....whats in a name?

Hi everyone, I thought, having seen an old post on a forum, its interesting to see where people's Blog names or other names come from. Pandy Potter.......well I am Amanda and Mandy but was mostly called Mandy by my parents. As you can see my childhood toy was a panda, I got called Mandy pandy, then pandy potter. The potter bit? Well we live in Stoke-on-Trent, well known as the Potteries, maybe that was it. So when I came to a name Pandy Potter seemed apt. It was my dad who called me that. The lovely panda will be 41 at Christmas, old thing! Yes it was my first Christmas present....LOL I've still got a soft spot for pandas and they do tend to be my favourites to make. So the next bear is a panda, hopefully finished for friday.

What about your name?

Monday, 12 October 2009

Pooky Spooky available on my website

Pooky Spooky is available from my website. Please go to the Bears for Sale page to see more photos.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Harry Halloween now on ebay

Hiya, I've decided to put Harry on ebay, at a 99p start. Its always a risk but so far lots of people are taking notice! Its an easy way of getting my bears seen. Hopefully tomorrow I'll complete my other bear.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Harry Halloween

Here is the first of my Halloween bears, Harry!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

New bears coming soon

Hiya, hopefully later I can get moving on two Halloween bear, cross fingers I might even finish them tomorrow! Theres always other stuff to do but I always try to keep fridays free, its nice after my 'other' job, relaxing doing the bears. So until then, ta ta for now.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Posie and Frankie on ebay and website

Hiya everyone, thanks for the lovely comments. Frankie will be available on ebay, click the button to the right and for Posie please go to the available bears page.
I've so enjoyed these bears and can feel a panda wanting to be born!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Blog giveaway

Check out Kelly's latest give away, just click on the photo top left.