About Me

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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, November 15, 2013

ornament time

It is time for Christmas ornaments.
I have White, Green and Red this year.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

working and more working

I am working on pieces for the upcoming Christmas Treasures online show (http://www.teddiesworldwide.com)  This is my preview piece.  Comfort and Joy
Comfort is the polar and Joy is the Penguin  
I also found a bunch of oil cans that will become pieces for my steampunk series of bears.  I love making the Steampunkers

Friday, October 18, 2013

pin keeps

I have been working on new pin cushions
This kitty one is my fav, though I really like the mummy too.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

upcoming stuff

I am on my way to Kansas City for the Teddy Bear Jubilee.  AND the Halloween Studio Tour starts on Monday AND the upcoming Octobearfest online show is coming up AND  I have a local craft show AND my husband is having hip replacement surgery on Oct 7th. 

Can I fit any more in to that schedule?????

Anyway, here is Tut,  he will be part of the Halloween Studio Tour for the month of October

Bittersweet is part of the Octobearfest online show 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This little Steampunk Bear

This Little Steampunk bear found a home -- I had way too much fun building this bear!!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

TBAI Gallery Bear

This is my Bear for the TBAI Gallery. 
It is called Grandma's trunk.  My Grandma taught me to sew, to cook and bake and a little about many other things.  Just Imagine if I could talk with her today, when I am ready to really listen and learn.
To see other pieces and get show info

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Show in Richfield

I spent the day on Saturday, July 27th at the Outdoor art fair in Richfield.  The booth looked nice, but it was COLD......  just 55 degrees all day long with wind and no sun.  I nearly shivered myself to death.  We had 90 degree weather just a few days ago and then this!  I was really pooped when I got home.
 Here is my booth

new punkinheads

I am putting some new punkin heads up on etsy.  Also will be photographing new jewelry and bears.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Christmas in July Online Show

It is nearly time for the Christmas in July online Teddy bear show

check out www.BearHugs4U.com to see participating artists and their preview bears.

Friday, June 28, 2013

patriotic bear

Got one patriotic bear finished and up on my new website.  She is all set for the 4th. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I finally finished Tinker -- the Steampunk Inventor

See him on my website.  www.marthasbears.com

Sunday, June 23, 2013

cleaning my workspace

whew!  I really set myself a task.  two weeks ago I cleaned and organized half of my workroom.  It took me 2 days,

I decided to clean the 2nd half -- I am on day 3 and very nearly finished
my buttons -- all jared and drawered  - organized

the yarn and trim storage - organized

more buttons and little "stuff" - organized

OK, not organized yet

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more work to do

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My garden

My garden is finally starting to look good.  It was a lot of work at first, but is easier now

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Antique photos

I just love antique photos.  I want to do more with them.  Ideas???
she is just too cute

Maybe a locket fairy

Jewelry?, Ornament?

Great Christmas Ornament?

I made this locket with a copy of one of my pics

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

punkin heads

I am just finishing Punkin Heads to post on etsy.  AND some new jewelry too. Oh Yeah, a new owl. 
The will be there this afternoon -- 6/19

9" wool owl with jointed head
5" Punkin head on antique funnel
6" tall punkin head on spring

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New website

Well, I finished updating my website.  Right now you can preview it by going to http://marthasbears.intuitwebsites.com but that will change to my old web address -- www.marthasbears.com
 as soon as all the technicals are finished.  But, take a look, let me know what you think

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Philly show

On the way to the Philly show.  I have bears, one doll, stuff to sell at the marketplace and a long drive ahead.
This is the bear that I made for the one of a kind competition
And I have one Wizard with me too.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

so glad

Whew, I am so glad that winter is nearly over.  It has been exhausting!  We had damage due to ice dams on the roof - Thank goodness for insurance!  Shoveling has put our backs out and we just need some sun!
OK, I am better now ;-)

just finished some chickies

I just finished some new chicks in time for spring decorating.  They are in my etsy store.