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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

FACEBOOK Giveaway!!

I’m having a giveaway on my Bilberry Lane Facebook page to win Mackenzie – this lovely boy:




Mackenzie is made from a beautiful light gold colour viscose. He has been purposely aged a little around the edges with oil pastels and, here and there, has a few faux mending stitches. He is 5-way cotter jointed and is filled with a firm fibre filling and steel shot for weight. Mackenzie’s top is made from a sock (a clean one, don’t worry!!) :0) The beautiful floral button on his top is ceramic and his scarf is a piece of homespun fabric. The bag is made from faux suede to which I have added gold style eyelets and chain for decoration and a metal lock; and inside it, he has two teeny tiny postcards ready to send! And finally, around his neck are two antique style gold bells.

Please note: Mackenzie is a collectors bear and is NOT suitable for children under the age of 12






If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Mackenzie, head over to my Facebook page – link over on the side – and join the fun!!

Friday, 20 April 2018

Dolly!

A few more photos of Dolly - isn't she a cutie!!




Dolly is a gorgeous dusty pink viscose (my most favourite colour of viscose) and she is wearing a cute little dress made from cotton fabric, with a cotton scrim frill and a pretty pink ribbon round her head. Dolly is 8½”/21cms top to toe and 6½”/16cms sitting.




She is filled with the usual firm fibre fill and steel shot to weight her; and then she has been finished off with a bit of oil pastels distressing and faux mending stitches and a antique style gold colour teddy charm around her neck.




On her back, Dolly has a fabric 'handmade at Bilberry Lane' label and my own antique style gold colour metal 'BL' pin - excuse her state of undress  :0)

Dolly can be adopted for £60, plus shipping and packaging

UK - £10 tracked and signed
Europe - £15, tracked and insured
Worldwide - £22, tracked and insured

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Facebook MAL

Well, this is nothing to do with bears, despite a picture of a bear :0) What's on display are the little hooded coats. Over the last 12 months or so, I've had a growing interest in Waldorf dolls and know that I will be going in that direction at some point - I'll still be making bears too though. If you're not familiar with Waldorf dolls, well I can't even show you one, as I haven't made one yet, but because I follow several ladies who make the most exquisite dolls, I've joined a Facebook MAL (make along) run by the very talented Astrid; and each 6-8 weeks, she introduces a new item of dolls clothing to make. So, even though I haven't been brave enough to make a doll yet (they look very complicated!), I have joined in with a couple of the MALs and the current one is this hooded coat.




Now the bear comes in because the coat actually fits him; and he was quite willing to model, even though I would really say it should be on a girl - just use your imagination a bit if you don't mind :0)




Anyway, I got that excited about the cute little coat AND the cutest fabric, I just had to make two simply because I couldn't decide which one to go with




So, what do you think!?


Saturday, 14 April 2018

AMELIA







This is Amelia elephant, one of my newbies I showed on Sunday. I've been meaning all week to do individual slots for them, but you know, life takes over (in other words, work!!). Anyway, Amelia is a lovely pale pink colour viscose with the prettiest floral Liberty fabric for her inner ears and two pink ribbons around her head. She also has a beaded choker around her neck and 3 mother of pearl buttons down the front. A touch of ageing around the edges adds to a vintage look. Amelia's height is 8½”/21cms top to toe and 6½”/16cms sitting.







Amelia can be adopted for £60, plus shipping and packaging

UK - £10 Special Delivery
Europe - £15, tracked and signed for
Worldwide - £22, tracked & insured


Thursday, 12 April 2018

I won!!!!

I WON!!!!!

Well, that's what my bloggy friend, Wendy would have said anyway:0)

For some years now, I have really, really wanted a miniature sewing machine - only for display; but each time I've seen one on eBay, there's been several people bidding, with prices going anywhere between £50 - £100. So what a great thing for me on Saturday when I came across, not one, but two miniature sewing machines both ending on Saturday and with nobody else bidding. The little red one I got for just £5.00; and it's a proper working one (or at least it will be when I put a needle in it) - a child's  I assume. And the slightly bigger one was £15.00, which is just ornamental - not old, just made to look old, but I love it. The little red one is about 6 inches wide and about 5 inches high; and the other one clearly just a bit bigger.

They will eventually adorn my Welsh dresser and I think I might one of the days make a miniature patchwork quilt to lie 'casually' across to little 'Vulcan' 

:0) 




Sunday, 8 April 2018

And then there were four!!

So, it’s been almost exactly two months since my last blog post ….. hmmm!!

Generally, it takes me around three to four weeks to make a bear, so I decided I would go into a bit of mass production and make four all at the same time. It’s taken me two months, so I think I’ve achieved my object, although it’s felt like an absolute age since I ‘show cased’ anything!!

Anyway, here are my four new fluffy friends – three teddy bears and one hefalump!

Group photos first please! Meet Amelia, Oliver, Dolly and Mackenzie









They’re all made from one of my favourite teddy bear fabrics - Steiff Schulte 6mm viscose in a lovely range of muted colours. They have black glass eyes and are filled with the usual firm fibre fill and steel shot for weight. Then aged with oil pastels, with hand stitched noses and toesies! Plus faux mending stitches. They are all 5-way cotter jointed, with wobble-jointed necks. They each have a fabric ‘Handmade at Bilberry Lane’ label sewn into the back seam and my special ‘BL’ antique style metal pin.

OLIVER








AMELIA













DOLLY










MACKENZIE









I do hope you like my new creations! If you would like any further information, please email me at:-

bilberrylane@hotmail.co.uk 


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Bertie Bear!

Meet Bertie - my latest Artist Bear.





He is made from Steiff Schulte 6mm viscose in a kind of toffee colour. He has a muslin muffler around his neck, with a tiny piece of dried gypsophila tucked inside and he has a red faux leather satchel bag across his body. He has black glass eyes and is filled with the usual firm fibre fill and steel shot for weight. He has then been aged with oil pastels. Bertie is 5-way cotter jointed and measures 8 inches from top to toe. 



He has a fabric ‘Handmade at Bilberry Lane’ label sewn into his back seam and the ‘BL’ antique style metal pin.



I hope you like him!



Bertie can be adopted for £35, plus shipping and packaging

UK - £8 Special Delivery
Europe - £15, tracked and signed for
Worldwide - £20, tracked and signed for

If you would like any further information, please email me at:-

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Rupert



Rupert is my latest Artist Bear and he’s all ready for the snow and cold weather we’re having at the moment with that lovely thick scarf around his neck! I knitted the scarf using a beautiful variegated double-knit wool called ‘Drops Big Delight’ - the scarf has a tiny passport charm pinned to it with a rusty style pin and has rusty style bells at the ends and the finishing touch is his rusty old lantern so that he can see where he’s going in the dark!

Rupert is made from Steiff Schulte cotton fabric with faux leather for his paw pads. He has black glass eyes and is filled with the usual firm fibre fill and steel shot for a good bit of weight. He has then been aged with oil pastels. Rupert is 5-way cotter jointed and measures 12¼ inches/31cms top to toe and 9½ inches/24cms sitting.




On his back you can see the fabric ‘Handmade at Bilberry Lane’ label and a unique antique style ‘BL’ pin.





I do hope you like him!

Rupert can be adopted for £60, plus shipping and packaging

UK - £8 Special Delivery
Europe - £15, tracked and signed for
Worldwide - £20, tracked and signed for

If you would like any further information, please email me at:-

EDIT: Rupert has now been adopted - thank you!


Thanks for looking

xxxx