Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jules and his little bear

377801_10150532337428572_129302273571_11486740_640443972_n This is Jules with his little fabric bear. Do you like to see more pics? Then visit Jules on bearpile tomorrow. Tonight his is in the studio for more great pics.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dark autumn nights need color

Sophie found an internet  tutorial for rainbow muffins and so she made them last night. I love the color and believe me the smelled wonderful.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Dear Blog

I have cheated you with facebook. Life with facebook is so simple and easy. And you are sometimes so difficult to handle. But I found a new tool and I hope that we will be happy again together and that we have a lot of fun now. Here is something I like to share with you – the wonderful anual Recklinghausen Light Show in autumn.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Franny - a sweet baby bear

Summer holidays are nearly over and I'm back from my creative break. Today I finished Franny and I'm very happy with her - think her face is adorable. Like to see more pics from her? Follow that link:


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rupert on bearpile

This is little Rupert. You will find him on bearpile now. Click on the bearpile button and you will see him at my account, or send me an email for more information.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Preview is open

The preview page is open for all of you. Come and see all the great bears artists have made for this show.
See my sweetheart little Bao - a wonderful Panda.
And perhaps you take time to vote for her. Thank you so much and the next stop it the online show on July 15.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Have a break

Between two bear (or better between the bears of the online show, my latest bear Mary-Kay and the next guy) I needed a break to make something different.
At the moment it is very hot outside but I'm sure next autumn is coming and so I went to the next wool shop to buy some lovely tweed wool. Wasn't very simple in the middle of summer, but here is the result of my efforts.
I knitted a nice short vest for me and unsurprisingly another one for Sweet Sophie  (again a visit at the wool shop for more tweed in a different color) Sophies vest is still in progress.

Two other things I would like to say: Please don't forget the BEARS ON PARADE online show -tomorrowstarts the preview- and for all of you how like to see Mary-Kay you can visit her on my Facebook Fan PageThe Wild Things. You don't have to be a member of fb it is open for all.  Just click on the links at the right side.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Retro but still sweet

These days I'm working hard on my bears for the online show Bears On Parade. And it is a challenge to create a Wild Thing for under 100 $!
Than I was thinking what to do, I found one of my patterns from the end of the 80s.
I started bear making 35 years ago with classic bears and funny bears with big noses and big feet, but when I saw a care bear I knew that this was the kind of bears I would like to create. On my blog (think it is under 2009)I published a photo that shows me making one of my first own care-bear-looking bears. These early Wild Things have only one joint between head and body and the body is sitting and made in one piece.
And so I have sewn a bear for the show from this old pattern that I made long long ago. But - how life goes- Sophie saw this little guy and fall in love with him and as a loving mother I can't say no. So this little sweet pink cuddly guy will not be in the online show. And that brings my back to the beginnig of this post - I have to go now to work hard on my bears.... I lost one.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Digital Beauty

On Sunday I was thinking about some ebay-autcions but I hadn't any new templates at the moment.
And so I bought a new one (see it at the right side) from my favourite template designer April Lewis. If you think to buy a template for your auctions visit Aprils website: or look at her offers on ebay under the same name.
For my opinion April is one of the best. Her templates are beautiful and her instructions are great and if you still have problems she gives you a helping hand via mail, patient and professional. It is so easy to use - everybody can do it.
Yesterday I started my auction with an old template from April. But it is perfect for this case: Poor Mizzy is still looking for a new home and if you like to make a good bargain visit Mizzi on ebay

I reduced her price and hope that she will find a nice new Mum very soon. She is such a lovely dog, she doesn't loose hair, she doesn't bark and you don't have to make a walk with her on a rainy day. Isn't it nice?
Now I'm back to my new white faux fur bear and trimming the seams he is loosing hairs - I look like a snowmen in summer at the moment ;O(

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Here is little Mizzy. She is available from my website now, click on the "Adopting" button to find her. From the Blooming bear online show I have learned to work with paypal buttons and how simple it is to add them to a blog or website. Mizzy will also be on bearpile later one for those who prefer this site.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We are not only working - oh no. Sometimes we have a lot of fun.

Today we had a mother-daugther-power-shopping-day. Started our treasure hunt early in the morning and came home with our shopping bags in the afternoon.

One of the pieces we found in our favourite shop I would like to share. It is that sensational bag. We couldn't resist to gave this bag a new and loving home.

Do you know this feeling? You enter a shop and hear a soft voice calling:"Buy me, buy me!"

Show me one woman that could overcome that temptation!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Please don't worry. During the next day these things can happen if you visit my blog: 1. Nothing - everything looks fine. 2. The blog looks a bit confused in fact every minute. 3. You see nothing - and nothing means nothing. 4. The best thing - tada... blog and the new website work perfect together. I'm trying to bring my website into my blog. From the other side things work perfect. From the new website you can visit the blog. But if you are at the blog you don't come back to the website. Think it isn't a big deal but I'm not so perfect with these things. Cross your fingers..... Pst... For those who can't wait to see the new website:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Second chance for Suzy

Sometimes girls need a new dress. And it seems to be that Suzy wasn't happy with that she was wearing. So I created a new dress for her and hope that she will find a new mum very soon.
At the moment I'm working on a new website with Sweet Sophie. The old one is running for a couple of years now but I wasn't really happy with the result.
I couldn't upload my own background design, add paypal buttons, or place my photos were ever I like them.
Turning my blog into a website, that is very popular at the moment, I find a bit boring. And so I'm fighting with html, css and adding links and navbars.
Believe me I'm not a profi with all this things but I like the challenge. You could be curious if my website will run in a few weeks;O)

Suzy has a new home now!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I'm very happy that we also will be on parade. At the moment I'm thinking about sweet nice bears and - giving away a little secret - Sweet Sophie promised to design two bears for the show. Keep watching!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

SUZY - a sweet easter bunny

A hurried glance on the calendar showed me that it is the right time for the annual bunny. And here is Suzy a sweet alpaca girl, she is around 13.4"/34cm with a ruffle around her neck and one of the felted flowers I have made a few weeks ago. Suzy will be at my bearpile account tonight.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Surfing trough the www looking for a birthday present (of course a painting tool) for sweet Sophie I came to a website that offers a little bottle with a liquid that helps you to wet felt at the drop of a hat.

Normaly I'm not a wet felter - like the result very much but it is to slow.
But this bottle was exactly the thing I need. Two days later the parcel arrived and I could start. worked wonderful. I had felted a pile of flowers it in the twinkling of an eye.
Now I'm thinking how to use them, some will be for the bears and one will be for my mother as a brooch for summer (Mother's Day gift ?)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A fairy for the Blooming Bear Show

Here is, as promised, the preview pic of one of my bears for the great online show in March (12/13). I think fairies are a wonderful theme for spring and it was a pleasure to make her wings and her great silk dress. Hope that you will give her and the other two bears a warm welcome at their great day. And also the fantastic artist bears you will see at the show. Follow the link and I'm sure you are overwhelmed.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby Panda Clown Youki

Here is Youki my latest bear. I justed added her to bearpile and hope that you like her. She is such a sweatheart and needs a lot of hugs and love.

And don't forget - the great Blooming Bear Onlineshow preview starts on Tuesday. You will find the pics of one of my three bears here on my blog and on my facebook page. Hope to see you.

Sweet Youki has been adopted

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What a week!

My goodness that was week for us.

Most of the time I was in hopital this week - not as patient but as a vistor. Sweet Sophie had a
tonsillectomy, not unexpected but faster as we thought. From December on her health was very bad and this was the only way to recover.

To tell you something about Caesar... I'm very happy that he found such a good echo. I wasn't sure if you would like him. For all of you who missed him, I'm also planning a Panda and a Polar Bear with this more life-like look.

Cordial thanks to Waltraud Rickel and Joanne Livingston for their great turorials about teeth and claw making.

Sophie is at home now and I'm sure that we all find back to our daily routine.

Hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Just a short message

Just a short message about Caesar. He is on bearpile from now on.
At the moment I'm so tired. Tell you more about Caesar tomorrow.
Sleep well!!!!
Caesar has been adopted!

Something new

In January I had my 50. birthday and my sweet Sophies idea was to create something very special for this birthday.

I use my WILD THINGS logo with the polar bear for so many years now and she tought that I need a new fresh one.

As a surprise she made a new avatar for me at facebook and also new hanging tags and business cards. And today is the day where the first bear with the new tag will be on bearpile.

I think the new design looks great - for the case that you need a new and modern look - contact sweet Sophie.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


This pic isn't advertising Vampire diaries, these are my new teeth I made after a tutorial from Waltraud Rickel posted at The Guild of Master Bearcrafters.

Think they look nice and now I only need a new bear for them.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

.....a new bear on bearpile- sweetheart Chris

Here comes Chris. He is on bearpile from now on. Click on the bearpile button to vist him.


Great news and.....

I'm so happy and excited to tell you that Ben is on the list of the 2011 Industry's Choice award winners. Isn't it great - cross your fingers that he comes up in the world.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sophie's new blog

As a proud Mum I'm very delighted to say that my sweet girl started her own blog.
A few month ago she opened her own website with tips for drawing and painting mangas.
So her blog is a perfect addition for current events. Visit her under