Wednesday, 6 October 2010

My Work Desk on Wednesday and my newest Teddy Bear is finished!


It has been weeks since I last showed what was on my work desk on Wednesday so I am making sure that I add my name to this week's WOYWW.  I finished a lovely mohair teddy bear that I have been making for ages and just had to show him off!  My box of pro markers are out because I've just had some new colours delivered from Joanna Sheen - I love the fact that she offers free p&p and the delivery was so quick!  Besides card making, I use my pro markers for adding shading to my teddy bears' faces.  You can just about see my little lappy too and a can of cherry Tango - its too early for anything stronger!!!




I started to sew this ted before I had the laser treatment on my eyes in August but have had to put my sewing away for several weeks because the mohair and filling fibres get everywhere and I couldn't risk getting any into my eyes.  Finally, I managed to finish him this weekend - as yet, he is unnamed  -I'm still toying with a few suggestions.  This is the largest teddy I have made as I usually prefer to stick to making the miniatures.  He stands about 10" tall. 


I went craft shopping this weekend and bought a huge tub of dew drops for adding to my cards.  I haven't used any yet but I've seen them on several card making blogs and I really like the effect.  Must give them a try this week!


I also have on my desk, and it has been there a while, a card that I made for OH together with a stack of Boys paper by DCWV.  As a card maker, last week I committed the ultimate sin ..... I purchased two men cards instead of making them!  Shame on me!  I am leaving the papers and card there because I hope that it will give me some incentive to make some "man cards" so that I have a little stash of them.

Thanks for looking, I'm off to look around a few work desks now!

Amanda

29 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Just popped in for a nose..... how cute is that teddy AJ, real cutie! Love the dew drops haven't seen them, loving the birthday card too! Hugs Jo xxx

Diane said...

Lovely teddy, he just needs a cuddle!
Diane 67

Cheryl said...

oh wow that teddy is fantastic hun gosh you are so clever,love all those dew drops too and as for the card its just perfect love the papers you have used hugs cheryl xxxx

Pam said...

Cute Teddy.Love the card I just used the same paper on one of mine its fab isn't it. Hugs Pam x

Lou and Mel said...

What a fantastic bear - you are clever!

triciasconfetti said...

why do we all have this problem with 'man' cards. I have only men in my life and do feel guilty if I buy a card fro them but they are so hard to do well. Love your bear he is lovely.
x Tricia (65)

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh, he's a cutie! He'll whisper his name in ur ear one day....
=D
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Mandi said...

FABULOUS teddy, so cute
Love the card too

My first week too
see you again
mandi xx

Susie said...

Aw how adorable is your little bear, the face is gorgeous! Love the male card to, the colours are fab x

Hugs
Susie xx

Heather x said...

Oh I need a new ted if yours wants to come live with me ;) I have collected teddybears since I was 8 years old, I'm addicted lol.
He looks like a Joey to me :)
*hugs* Heather x (99)

Helen said...

Love the teddy bear. He is beautiful.
That is one mega tub of dew drops. I have a tiny tube (which is lasting a while) but I'd love some other colours too....

Claire said...

That teddy is just too cute!!! Well done on your husband card too - gosh aren't men cards always a nightmare to design, but I think you've come up trumps here. It's the first time I have visited (newbie) but I just wanted to say I love your blog design, the flowers and colors are so funky!

Claire
WOYWW #78

Sue said...

Hi ya Amanda
aww what a gorgeous teddy, so cute, lovely new stash, gorgeous card,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (2)

Sarah Anderson said...

Cute bear! My Mum makes miniature bears :) Bet that tub of dew drops feels great to run your fingers through, I only have a small tube of them

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE the Teddy ... and go careful with those Dew Drops ... I have issues with knowing when to stop!
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Carol Ann said...

Awww just love the teddy he reminds me of my own teddy bear I loved him to bits and Mum threw him out one day when I was at school .... I'm 56 now but I still miss him :) What are dew drops?
Can't believe you bought two cards ... you must have been desperate :)

Hugs
Carol Ann xx

craftimamma said...

That teddy bear is really special. I would have been climbing the walls with frustration if I couldn't craft for all that time. Glad you're getting back to it now.

Lesley Xx Linky 92

sasa said...

Fab teddy - hope he finds a name soon. I buy man cards too - so no worries. Hope your eyes are soon up to full speed,


Sarah sasa 18

Jennifer said...

I love your teddies Amanda! They are just amazing xx Jenny xx

Katie said...

Beautiful teddy! Lovely, lovely cards :)

- Katie

Katie said...

Ok..not sure if my first comment showed up. SO just in case...

Love your teddy! He's so pretty! Lovely cards too!!

Katie (138)

Daniele said...

what a fab teddy his eyes are just lovely ahhh
thanks for the peek
hugs

Susan Allan said...

Your teddy bear is amazing...how do you do it?
I think I need some dew drops...what potential there is in that jar.

Sue xx 88
Give Teddy a hug from me

Sherry said...

Your teddy is beautiful! He looks like he should be called 'Hubert' bear!

Sherry (117)

Julia Dunnit said...

men cards - ugh, enough to make most of us cave in and go shopping! Teddy is gorgeous - how about a nice traditional name, like Alfie or Albert or....you know. Glad your eyes are so improved - baby steps all the time huh! -

Donna said...

Aww...Amanda, I love your wonderful Teddy Bear, he's so darn cute!
Donna x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you are getting better from your surgery. The bear is so cute, and it's a sign that your eyes have healed enough to deal with the fluff and fuzz. What I love about WOYWW is all the new products I see. I've never heard of dew drops. I will watch anxiously to see how they are used. Can't even tell their size, but I suspect they are smaller than I thought from first seeing the photo. (I'm #1)

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi Amanda x love the bears (you know I amm a big fan!) I think he should be simply "Big Bear" love your dewdrops too x these will look stunning on Christmas cards x I always stay on your blog far tooooo long Amanda, so much stuff to see x Leigh x

Gina L said...

Adorable. I love his big nose. I don't know why, but he reminds me of an Oliver. Is that weird or what, to think of that name for this bear?