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

Monday, October 13, 2014

new stuff

I am going to be doing a local Craft Fair this coming weekend and I made these fun prim owls.  They are about 6" tall with mummy wrapped wire feet

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

new pin keep

I have a new pin keep going to the Jubilee in Kansas City

You should see all the stuff that I have together for my talk - I can't believe the amount of junk that I have!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

punkin time

It is getting close to Punkin time.  I have punkins listed on etsy and witches on my website.

I am working on pincushions right now and having fun with that.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

jewelry up on etsy

I just finished listing some jewelry in my etsy store.
You can find the link on this blog

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Online show continues

The Christmas in july online show continues

This little guy needs a home - His name is Spencer

Cubbin too

anybody need buttons and lace?

I have bags of buttons and vintage lace that need new homes.
I had pics, but can't find them on my computer, so watch for them later today.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

stuff to sell and stuff to keep

I am going through everything I own to sort out stuff to keep and stuff to sell.  WHAT A MESS!!!

Life is kind of overwhelming at the moment and I find that a good purge helps clear my head.  I hope that it will be cold and cloudy so that I don't want to go outside and play instead. 

I will be posting things on etsy, but will have pics here before I do to give you a feel for what I have to get rid of.

I have also committed to do a talk at the Kansas City Jubilee bear show in Sept - the topic: "What are you going to do with that?"

So I may be keeping more than I originally hoped just for that talk.

Monday, May 19, 2014

shows coming up

I will be at the www.dolls4all.com show in Albuquerque, NM on May 31st --
MCM Elegante
2020 Menaul NE - Albuquerque, NM
 10am to 4pm

and at the Bright Star show in St Louis, MO on June 8th
Holiday Inn Route 66 - Viking Center
10709 Watson Road
St Louis, MO
10 am to 3pm

Sunday, March 9, 2014

one more online show

I have a batch of brand new bears for this upcoming show.
This is one of them--his name is Buddy

Go and check out the preview bears and vote for your favorites


Friday, March 7, 2014

Online Show

Are you ready? Got your coffee, a comfy seat and computer? March Madness online teddy bear show opens in 6 minutes. Take a deep breath -- enjoy the show

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

a challange for me

I was challenged to make a memory bear for someone using 6 silk ties. 

I fianlly finished the bear and here it is