Mississippi has gone to her new home, and I've just listed Hudson for adoption in my gallery on BearPile. He's s very sweet fully poseable realistic bear, in the style of a very young black bear cub.
This is Winston. He was chosen as the winner in the toy making competition! What a thrill! He already has a new home, but thank you for all the enquiries about him. Please fill in the contact page if you would like to be informed about available Bears as I create them.
We've been on the TV!
Been super busy, but can finally say that I've won the toy making competition on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas on Channel 4! It was an amazing experience, all condensed down into 2 minutes! Winston did great, so proud of him.
i've had lots of people asking about available bears. I'll send an email out to my mailing list soon, so please fill in the contact form if you're looking for more info.
Right, back to making. Got my first big Komode/spirit bear on the table.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Over Christmas I did some joyous experimenting. Open close eyelids and implanting hair into needlefelting. This little creature was the result. Half sloth half lemur, I just adore him!xx
Only a week until Christmas Eve!
Great North Bear Show!
All set up at the Great North Teddy Event in Sheffield. So lovely to spend time with my fellow crazy Bear makers. It's my first bear fair!
New guy in the making
New big guy waiting for his limbs. I really feel like he's trying to tell me something. He's a special bear, as he's going to be on tv, me too 🙈
Posting from my phone!
I have so many bears in pieces. I may actually bring one to life this week. I'm loving these real suede pulled ties. They're super soft, and remind me if my favourite pussy willow x
Alpaca and Mohair time!
My last two bears Inglebert and Shubert found homes surprisingly quickly, Inglebert went all the way to Switzerland! This week I've had a delivery of some gorgeous mohair. I'm currently cutting out two new bears on in a chocolate Alpaca with a paler muzzle, and one from a pale mohair. Both will be a first for me, I even had to shrink the patterns down to fit the fabric. I can't wait to see how different they look!
Designing smaller bears.
I made a boo boo and cut my white bears head gusset out with the pile going in the wrong direction!! While I wait for some more fabric to be delivered, I've been working on some half sized bears. All my bears have been a huggable 40ish cm from head to toe, and is my preferred size, but can't wait so see how cute the smaller ones will be :D xx
One of a kind artist made bears, by me, Natalie Bell. I'm drawn to create these cuddly creatures, always amazed by the different personalities that appear, it's almost magical.