Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Magic


Wishing you a Magical Christmas, wishing on Stars.
Hugs
Catherine
xxx

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hope

Meet Hope, a one of a kind Mohair Bunny I designed and brought to life.  She loves to swirl and twirl to any music, but especially loves Christmas Carols.  She is wearing her pretty Party outfit made of Vintage Lace and finished with a french pearlescent flower on her fluffy head.  Her favourite time of year is Winter when the frost sparkles, but she always forgets to put a warm jacket on, so maybe her new family could remember this!



Standing at just 4" tall hundreds of tiny stitches of love were used to bring her to life.  Made of sweet antique style Mohair which I hand dyed in pastel sugar pink.  Ultra suede paw pads in a soft cream.  Cotter pin jointed in her head and strongly thread jointed in her limbs. Glass Bead eyes.  Not suitable for small children due to small parts.  She is sweetly lopeared with delicate hand shading on her pink nose and blushed cheeks.  

Available for adoption.  If you would like to welcome her into your life then send me an email.  
60 euros plus postage for her journey 
(8.60 euros to Europe & USA. 13 euros to rest of the world).






Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas from my Garden

Taking time off from orders this Sunday I made some festive decorations for my home.  A small Wreath made from foliage and rose hips picked from my garden finished off with my "Dream of Bunnies" Ornament (available here in my Shop as a Kit & PDF).

The owl was a lovely gift from the sweet Suzy at The Enchanted Pumpkin


An embroidered heart as a custom order

I made this glass jam pot cover simply by wrapping ivy & string around the top (keep candles well away from this!).  Then simply using craft punches added a design on white paper. This could be done simply cutting out patterns with scissors too.  






I hope you are all enjoying the build up to Christmas time. 
I'd love to know what hand made items you are making this year?
Hugs
Catherine
x








Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Getting cosy

I had such fun making these little Matchbox Bunnies for my nieces that I thought I would create a a Pattern to share with you all.  So "Sleepy Bunny" in her Matchbox Bed is now available in my Etsy Shop.  Children that enjoy crafts would love making these with a little help, there is just straight forward blanket stitch and running stitch used for Bunny and easy back stitch for the the bedding.  

You will receive:
PDF Patterns with instant download 
9 Pages with Clear, easy to follow Instructions, basic materials required and Patterns

You can make with these Patterns:
Bunny in her dress
Padded Quilt
Pillow & sheet
Matchbox with sliding lid (including a label for the top)






Hugs,
Catherine
x







Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sparkle & my Christmas Gift for you

A quick early festive trip to see family in the UK and to visit the magical Waddesdon Manor all dressed up for a Viennese Christmas.  



That's me taking the photo, you can see how HUGE the rooms are!

Breathtaking silk embroidery

That chandelier is made of china and cutlery!

On the way to write a letter to Santa

Spotted the gorgeous festive Hair Clips from Lottie Nottie in the Gift Shop

The Stables complete with cosy fur covered chairs!

As a Christmas Gift I am offering 20% off  in my Etsy Shop from now until Tuesday 3 Dec (midnight GMT).  Just enter the code SPARKLE20 at check out and it will automatically take off 20%. There will be time to receive your Bumpkin parcel for Christmas if you order during this time, wherever you are in the world.

This includes my hand painted Wooden Heart Decorations, these are the last available:

(SOLD)




Hugs,
Catherine
x


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Magic exists.. if you look hard enough







The weather is turning, I can feel Winter's chilly breath but still when the Sun was shining I wrapped up warm and went out to explore.  There I was trampling over the ground as I looked down and noticed the amazing star shaped moss right there under my feet. I am sure most people would never ever look but I'm glad I did.  Look at the tiny magical world I discovered with miniature Toadstools and Snails!  

Apart from these tiny adventures I have been working in my studio from dawn to dusk packing Christmas orders from my Etsy Shop and painting more Wooden Heart Decorations (ready to share in the next day or so, see my Facebook page).  I have loved painting them and imagining them hanging in your homes as part of your Christmas traditions.  

Catherine
x

P.S 
Here below are the last Airmail Postal Dates for getting your Bumpkin parcels to arrive in time for Christmas. As I print and make everything myself please don't leave too late. 

 Australia: 4 Dec
E.Europe/Canada: 9 Dec
UK/USA/W.Europe: 13 Dec



Monday, October 28, 2013

Toadstool Party

I've had Toadstools on the brain lately painting this new Watercolor original as a special commission.  It is also now available as an Art Print in my Etsy Shop



So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered these AMAZING Toadstools on a woodland walk.  I have never seen so many all in one go, from the tiniest ones smaller than an acorn to magical red and white ones.  I expected to see little doors in them!








If you follow my daily posts on Facebook  you will have seen I've been busily painting these Wooden Heart Decorations.  All are sold except for little Robin dreaming on his branch (see below).
It is 20 euros and 10cm wide.  If you would like to decorate your home with this Robin then send me an email at catherine@bumpkinbears.com



SOLD

SOLD

My Christmas grotto is now open in my Etsy Shop, Cards, Gift Tags & charming Gifts



Thanks for visiting, I love reading your comments.
Hugs
Catherine
x