Thursday, October 22, 2009

Creating Special New friends

I've been busy lately creating this little girl as a special commission for the lovely Julie Marie. It's been fun to design a bear with her wishes in mind. She named her Honeybeary and this little girl has now started her journey to America to be with her New Mum and family of bears.

I am now working on a new design for a grand 20" bear as a commission. I love big bears and am delighted to have this opportunity to bring this chap to life. We have chosen his mohair together which will be just gorgeous. Today I've been surrounded by sketches and lots of paper to work out my thoughts for this bear and his pattern design.

I have also been excited to start designing little gift hang tags of my illustrations, can't wait to show you all and launch them in my store.

We seem to have skipped Autumn and gone straight into chilly winter over here. A few weeks back I took these photos of animals around my village on a sleepy afternoon. The sheep came charging at me with a chorus of BAAA-BAAA-BAAA, sorry guys don't have any food for you!! Don't you just love those donkeys?! I have adored donkeys ever since having a dear Donkey friend in a field down the lane from my Granny's home in the Dorset countryside of England. I called this Donkey "Dinky Donkey", and he would eeeey-ooooorrrrree all the way down the field hearing me walking down the lane until we met at his gate way :)





You can always click on the photos to see a bigger size. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon. Hugs, Catherine x

10 comments:

  1. Hi Catherine.... ooh, and hi my little Honeybeary, I love her so much already... I hope she has a safe trip to me from so far away! I can't wait to hug her! The photos of the animals are wonderful, I love all God's precious creatures... I am excited to see your new tags too! Love to you... xoxoxo Julie Marie

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  2. So many sweet creatures day... not least your newly created Honeybear--sooo precious... well done, Catherine! Love the fun of all the animals today... that black kitty is so cute... Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

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  3. What an adorable little teddy. Your so gifted, its wonderful.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  4. Oh, what a little sweetie! Love your outdoor photos, too! What beautiful land and animals!

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  5. Your bears are delightful! And your prints are SO sweet!

    I never knew how friendly a donkey could be until I met one recently... he reminded me of my golden retriever! If I had the room... I would definitely get a hee-hawing donkey :)

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  6. love the bear! oh, i can't wait till i can get my own!
    -chelsey

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  7. I had a donkey when I was a little girl living in Once Upon a Fairyland. Her name was Twiggy and she gave birth to Little Bark...go figure...
    You might enjoy my blog over the last couple of days...I'm having some play time with bears. Your creations are outstanding. Love them!

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  8. loving the donkeys :-) AND those bunnies coming for tea - seriously seriously cute ....

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  9. What an adorable bear! I love the pictures of the animals that you have shared too:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  10. Hi Catherine,

    Honeybeary is a lovely sweet teddy and Julie Marie will be over the moon when she gets her ! I'd love to be a fly on the wall, when you're designing the big 20" bear... Though I hope you were not thinking of donkeys during your design :-)

    Hugs,

    Peter, Bailey, Lewis & the gang

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