Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring has Sprung here in Wisconsin!

What a gorgeous day today! Love it, it is invigorating! Spent most of the day Spring cleaning. (as it is commonly called)
Anyone who has a woodstove knows how wonderfully warm they are in the deep frigidness of winter, but oh boy, do they make a mess! Fine black dust all over the place! Needless to say, after hours of wiping down everything, washing curtains~windows, ceiling fans, moving furniture, deep vacuuming~ I am one hurtin' unit!
I did have time to post a few piece son Ebay, and then added some pictures here also. Busy day ;o)
Very soon I will begin making my prototypes for "Teddy Bears of Witney" in the UK. This is an annual process every April. I usually send 4~5 newly created pieces to them, and they decide which ones will be placed in their catalog for the next year. I have been blessed to be able to work with them for almost 10 years now. I can hardly beleive it.
To think I am able to make teddy bears and their whimsical little friends without having to leave home!
I hope to take some pictures of the process along the way and will post them here for you ~ Should make an interesting essay ;o)
Well, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day, wherever you are! Talk soon!

1 comment:

Louise Peers said...

I am thinking too at the moment what to make for Witney ! xx

Deborah Beardsley Elertson

Deborah Beardsley Elertson

Welcome to Deb's corner of the world!

So happy you could drop in to visit for a moment! I am new at this Blogging, but I thought I had better get in step with the times~ So please, "bear" with me as I explore this new world and creative venue~
I will be posting pictures of the new pieces I make, and also some of the older interesting ones. I do hope you will stop by often to see what is going on. Thoughts and musings about life in the middle of the Northern Wisconsin Woods, on this journey of bear making and grandparenting!
I will be adding new widgets and gadgets as I become more familiar with it all.
Many thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

About Me

Holcombe, Wisconsin, United States
I have been a full time professional teddy bear artist for 13 years. I sell through quite a few fine shoppes worldwide, have been published in several magazines and fine catalogs featured my creations along with many other wonderful doll and bear artists. I take much pride in my work and strive to bring that same sense to you,the collector. Before making my own teddy bear patterns, I worked in the commerical sewing industry, sewing upholstery, men's garments, furs, leather shoes, leather garments. It has been quite a journey and an adventure into all sorts of sewing! I truly love what I do and enjoy bringing that sense of pleasure to my customers worldwide. It is an honor and blessing. I am happily married to my husband, Pete, for many years =). We live on 92 beautiful wooded acres in Northern Wisconsin, it is very peaceful and quiet. Perfect for focusing and creating! Through my new BLOG, I will be posting new pieces for sale especially for you, my collectors. And if you are just visiting~ Thank you for stopping by!

Favorite things in life

  • Hugs and kisses from grandchildren!
  • Watching my children parent their children~
  • Meeting customers!
  • Creating teddy bears and their sometimes silly friends
  • Dyeing new mohair
  • New mohair
  • Good wine~~
  • Eating!
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Colorful flowers in my garden (or anyones'!)
  • Warm sunny days~

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