Michelle makes bears and animals with enduring faces that bring a smile to the young and old. Her favourite bear size is about 15 cm and she prefers high quality plush. Michelle lives in Panama City Florida. Her creations are surely influenced by the wildlife there. Read the portrait
"Little Felted Animals": Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-felting Techniques
"Little Felted Animals" shows how to make the most adorable little miniature animals, using only some simple tools and some wool roving. Discover 16 great creations: birds, bears, cats, dogs, mice, a fox, a sheep, a seal and a bunny! These animals make great gifts or decorations. The book includes lovely photos. More details on Amazon
Artist portrait: Olga Sulcova & Anna Borisova
Miola Teddies from Czech Republic
Olga Sulcova and her mother Anna Borisova have been sewing teddy bears under the label "Miola Teddies" for only about 2 years.
Read more about the lovely creations from the Czech Republic. Read the portrait
Fairy Beary books and watercolour paintings
by Joanne Kavanagh
Joanne Kavanagh has self-published Fairy Beary books and watercolour paintings in the UK.
Joanne would like to invite all teddy bear friends to her website to find out more about her paintings, books
and her lovely Fairy Beary Land. Visit Fairy Bearys on Facebook
Workshop: How to wax an embroidered nose
A Tutorial by Paula Carter
The neater the nose stitching, the better result you will achieve from your waxing.
Paula Carter (All Bear from England) explains in her step-by-step tutorial, how the nose waxing works. Find out more
Book recommendation: "Bear Basics & Beyond"
By Helen Gleeson (Bare Cub Designs)
"Bear Basics and Beyond" (released in 2011) is an inspirational beautiful book including the "Bear Basics",
covering furs, tools and step by step photo guides to "Beyond" where Helen Gleeson shares
all her own experiences as a bear artist. Find out more
Workshop: Paint your own teddy bear's eyes
By Sarah Cousins (Sarah's Bruins)
It’s always great to try new things when bear making and if you’ve always used black eyes, but would like to try something new, painting your own bears’ eyes could be one answer!
It gives you the option to have your bear’s eyes in any colour you wish! Find out more
Don't miss that: April, 25th + 26th 2015
Münster (Germany) Event Homepage
Simple Patchwork Gifts (Love to Sew) (Paperback)
Discover these cheerful sewing creations! Patchwork sewing is a wonderful pastime. Every one will love these bright and colourful projects. The playful designs are easy to make and make great gifts for friends and family. Suitable for beginners and advanced stitchers. With step-by-step instructions.