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I am a teddy bear artist by profession. I also play rhythm guitar with a local bluegrass band on weekends that I am not off to teddy bear shows. I have a very funny papillon named PJ. He is 10 years old and he keeps me mobile by making me take him walking every day. I love antiquing and use many of my finds for my teddy bears. I am just starting to do mixed media artwork and collage. You can find some of my things my website:www.marthasbears.com

Thursday, July 26, 2012

new finds

I found some great new stuff to use with bears and other critters.  There were a bunch of antique shoes at a rummage sale that I got at a good price, some great lace, a green wicker basket that is going to be fabulous with a woodland bear.  I can't wait to get some of these finished.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2 new owls

I am having so much fun with these owls!

Here are 2 new ones with fuzzy feet  -- both are made from an antique wool Victorian skirt.  The gold one has the addition of antique gold thread fabric that looks like feathers.  Self standing about 7" tall.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

an addition to the suppliers list

If you check the June posts for this blog, you will find the suppliers list -  here is an addtion
If you search for Suppliers list in the search box at the bottom of this blog page, it will take you to the rest of the list.

 Great website. lots of doll  and bear making supplies  -- eyes, armature, joint discs, mohair
Easy to deal with

Shamrock Rose Teddy Bear Supplies
Suite 314 - 57 Bateman Drive
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
K2G 4N9

Phone:  613-276-1098

show is over

Well, the show is over -- hope you enjoyed it.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thse critters still available

There are a few of my pieces left at the Teddies Worldwide Online show


Martha Jane and PJ

Hunny Bee

these found homes

These little guys found homes at the Teddies Worldwide Online show -- Plus the Lionbrarian



Punkin Patch

Nutmeg and Sploosh

Friday, July 13, 2012

Teddies Worldwide Online show

The Friends of Teddy Online show starts TODAY, July 13th at 3pm Central US time.

this is my Lionbrarian and there are so many wonderful things including bears.  You can click the banner to the right to go right to the show.

Monday, July 9, 2012

URSA Awards

Hi there - this bear is entered in the URSA Awards on Bears and Buds click this link to vote
Please check out the entries and vote

Friday, July 6, 2012

New owl

I just finished a new owl.  He is 7" tall and made from an antique wool skirt (over a sturdy wool underlay.)  The wool "feathers" are not hemmed or fray checked.  I wanted them to fray a little to look like feathers.   He was very fun to make.
Hallo who ween

Hallo who ween