Friday, July 29, 2011

@ Onabee - FINALLY!!!

Taradale Teddies (well, needle felted bunnies to be exact) have FINALLY hopped on down to Onabee! More details on my new blog -!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

On The Move

The bears & I are on the move... again... but this is the last time I promise!!!

We all agree that we are now to be known as "Taradale Teddies" and so farewell to this blog and hello to our brand new blog. Please come on over and keep following us there!

bearHugs, Bec & the Bears

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Return to Bearmaking

The poor bears - particularly the UFOs - have taken a back seat long enough. I miss them and they miss me, so I am going to make some time to bearmake every day. I have a few little mohair guys I want to finish, and a couple of new patterns I want to try. And then I want to, hopefully - FINALLY - put some little guys up for adoption!

Ears used to be a headache for me, but I've sorted that. Now my headache is footpads. I just can't get the hang of them! Paw pads, when I use them, no problem. Foot pads? A mess. I just can't seem to get them to be the right size and to sew in nicely. Bear in mind (excuse the pun!) I hand sew all of my bears.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for sewing in the perfect footpad? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Photo Fun Day 13 - Reminds Me Of Childhood

This is my gorgeous munchkin, Leah, helping her Oma in the garden. It reminds me so much of when I was that age helping my dad out in the garden - I absolutely loved that time with my dad!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Photo Fun Day 12 - Sun Flare

As taken by my gorgeous daughter - the water tank in the grandparent's yard...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Photo Fun Day 10 - Animal

I simply adore cats, so when I was in Malacca, Malaysia a couple of years back I found myself in cat heaven! There were cats everywhere!!! I made friends with this beautiful little moggy...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Photo Fun Day 9 - Fresh Fruit

OK, I'm going to cheat again... This website has thousands of absolutely fantastic photos, and is where I got these gorgeous images...

Photo Fun Day 8 - Sunset

I'm cheating a little here... This is a fabulous photo that I cannot take credit for - it was taken by my fantastically talented dad, Damian Kelly. You can check out some of his work here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Photo Fun Day 7 - High Angle

One of the examples of the beautiful old architecture in Malacca (Malaysia)...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Photo Fun Day 4 - Clouds

The cloud formations around Dove Lake (Cradle Mountain, Tasmania) are absolutely stunning - especially in winter!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Photo Fun Day 3 - Hands

Hold on tight with those little hands, Leah! Unless you want to go down the slide of course...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Photo Fun - Day 2 - Favourite Shoes

Just can't go past my trusty boots for this one!

Voting has begun!

Pop on over to Teddies Worldwide's Bears On Parade online show - people choice voting has begun! There is a collection of wonderful bears - you don't want to miss this online show!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Photo Fun - Day 1: Self Portrait

If I was a teddy bear I would look something like this...

Unfortunately, I look something like this...