Friday, September 25, 2009

Dance like no one is watching!

Bunny was brought up to - "Dance like no one is watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like no one is listening, and live like it's heaven on earth." He just loves to bounce around dancing across the meadows singing with the birds! Fun words to think of when you look at Bunny all framed in your home.



He has a taupe background and precious robin egg blue border, hard to photograph correctly, but the colours come out so sweet together. Click on images for larger versions. I've had such fun bringing this illustration to life. Pop along to Etsy to see this Print and of course Bunny would love it if you danced along :) I hope he has brightened your day.




My Moon Bear that I'm working on at the moment is coming along, bit more of an intricate pattern, but fingers crossed he will be brave enough to show his face to you next week! Have a lovely hoppy happy weekend :) Catherine x

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

If you go down to the woods today...

look at who I spotted in the woods.. the friends were out pumpkin hunting and found all these amazing toadstools with mini frogs hopping about, which did make Bunny jump! Although I think the frogs were more surprised of Bunny in his ghost outfit!!






Talking of spooky look at this deserted house I found in the woods!!




Today I started making a special Moon Bear in gorgeously soft faux furs, can't wait for you to meet him.

There's also a Dancing Bunny waiting behind the curtains ready to put on a performance for you all any moment, so hop back soon!
Hugs, Catherine xx

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pumpkin Time and Halloween Parade!

I've been working on these new illustrations for a while now and am happy to share them as Notecards in my Etsy store.

So many Pumpkins to choose from, what a fun day Bear and Owl had. It was lucky they took their wheelbarrow! Take a look at their Pumpkin Time Card here.



They had spent all week on their costumes, carved out their most spooky faces in the pumpkins and set off for the Trick or Treat Halloween Parade! Bunny was sure that no one knew it was him under the sheet and Little Bear insisted he REALLY was a witch's Black Cat! It was going to be a fun night! Take a look at their Halloween Parade Card here.



The sun has been glowing this week, I've got some photos of the animals in the village which I'll share soon as well as more sweet Art. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Catherine x

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Personalised Mother's Love

I'm excited to share with you the first Personalised Print in my Etsy store. This comforting Mother's Love Print will add a charming splash of colour to a nursery or playroom. Makes a great gift for a child of any age! You can select between Rose Pink or Sky Blue borders and of course the special touch of Personalising it to your name of choice. Pop along to Etsy to see this Print.





I am also busy creating some fun Fall and Halloween inspired images for new Notecards, so pop by again soon.
Hugs, Catherine xx

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hello Alice, Hello Germany!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We went for a lovely forest walk to take advantage of the sunshine. A busy week ahead with lots of updates of Cards and Prints, but for now there's a little girl that would like to meet you. Her name is Alice and she has just come to life and looking for a special new family. (**UPDATE 15 Sept - April has now been Lovingly ADOPTED**)

She is a rather shy girl with a gentleness about her that just asks to be loved. She adores to spend time reading poetry especially with a glass of milk and one of her home made honey cookies. She is a girl that enjoys her baking. Alice is brought to life with beautifully soft antique peach mohair with a vintage style swirl to it. She likes to feel pretty and will come wearing her genuine soft rose vintage lace shawl.


Alice is a bear that will always be by your side with a loving twinkle in her eyes that will lift your spirits and bring smiles to your days. You can see more photos and all her adoption info on my website.
**UPDATE 15 Sept - April has now been Lovingly ADOPTED**

I'm also excited to share that my Blog is being featured in a monthly online magazine translated into German by the lovely editor. Go along to Teddy Bear News and sign up for their newsletter if you are German speaking and would like to enjoy this as well as many other fantastic articles. Welcome to any new friends from Germany :) Do come and visit again soon, lots of fun coming up.

Bear Hugs, Catherine and Alice xx

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Summer's Last Smile

Thanks for all your lovely response about my Bunny and her Teacup Print, it's been a delight to send these prints off to special folk around the world, more of this series to follow. I have always loved Bunnies, but seeing the wild bunnies in my garden every day and my Summer Trip to Beatrix Potter's home has really got me into Bunny mode! If you missed out on the photos just click here and here.

So I've been having fun drawing a dancing bunny today, after painting yet another window frame of our house! The painting is nearly done, just the front door to go, then our old dark wood will have disappeared and been replaced with a pretty yellowy cream. After many Autumnal days we suddenly had a very hot day yesterday of 30c, Summer's last smile. Here are some photos I took in my garden. I'm busy bringing a new Bear to life in pretty antique peach mohair, a girly bear, so come back soon to say hello to her.


Hugs, Catherine x

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friends for Tea

Don't you just love having Friends for Tea, using your pretty antique china? I can't think of a better guest than a wee fluffy Bunny, she has even brought her very own Teacup - can you spot it? How very well mannered of her! This Print is the first in a darling series of Friends For Tea. You can have this Bumpkin Bunny to Tea in your own home by going along to my Etsy store. Click on photos to see Bunny closer!





Have a lovely weekend, Catherine and Bunny xx

Peek-a-boo!


Hop, Hop....... I can't spring high enough yet, but soon we will meet .... are you ready to have some Friends For Tea?! Bumpkin Bunny x

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

squeek, squeek..


uh - hum excuse me up there, it's me little mouse here! My Mum is all busy creating a new series of prints and cards and going crazy with builders hammering on the roof so she asked me to pass on a message to say that the full range of Pickles Cards and Prints are now in her Etsy store if you care to take a peek, squeek squeek :) You can see me starring in the "Be Brave" Print and Card. Mum promises to be back soon. Mouse x