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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

Friday, August 31, 2012

basket o thread

And I found this basket of thread at Goodwill on "sale" day.  The entire thing including the basket was 5.00.  Not sure what I will do with it yet, but love the red twine.

pinkeep bases

I went through all the stuff that I have been putting aside for my projects and found this group for pin cushion bases.  I love the green color and the old looking white.  I have not quite decided how to use the one that looks like a fluted bowl with candle in the center, but - I am working on it.

look what I found!

Well, I have been having so much fun with the punkin heads -- I found all these wonderful things for use in making more of them.  The little strainer is going to be a hat for a "Steampunkin"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Online Halloween Show

This year I will again be participating in the Online Halloween Show! It starts October 1st and is guaranteed to be SPOOKTACULAR!

Working on a mummy - cat, owl, and whooooo knows what else

some new fun jewelry too

I also finished some fun jewelry pieces -- also on etsy

Hey - it is Punkin Time!

I have a bunch of my punkin heads up on etsy -- go take a look if you want -- there is a link on this page - right side - down a bit
here is a group of them  - now I need to find more old funnels and bed springs!

Monday, August 13, 2012

The newest Santa Bear

I just finished this guy too.  I had found the bells that are around his coat on one of my trips.

Fernery Basket bear

I got this great basket on one of my antiquing trips.  Here is the bear in the basket.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

got some new things finished -

Well, I got some of the pieces finished using the bits and stuff that I found, Now I just need a few pictures.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wish we could really Time Travel

This is Wells

See him on my website

Woodlandia is in the final URSA Awards!

YAY!  Thanks to all who voted, Woodlandia is a winner in the URSA Awards.  She is now in the final round of voting.  Please check it out and vote for your favorites starting Aug 11, 2012.
Just click on the banner

Thursday, August 2, 2012

TBAI Gallery piece

Wooo hoooo -- I finally got my TBAI Gallery Piece finished!  Yippeeee!!!!!!!  Hard to see, but the box has tiny red, white and blue battery pack led lights.

For those who don't know about this Teddy Bear Show, it is a fun convention and show that also raises funds for endangered spieces and the Binghamton, NY zoo.  If you only attend one convention-this is the one -- it is FUN!!!!!!!  See Details at: http://www.tbai.org

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

new wool bear

well, I know that I said I was going to use the "stuff" that I found, but I had to finish this guy first.
I used a recycled wool coat and then needle felted the holly leaves.  I can't wait to make others.