Friday, December 30, 2011


Berchka will be the last bear I manage to finish in 2011.

I wish you all the best wishes for 2012!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I am setting up a new shop at Zibbet, please check it out.
Etsy rates are really high and Zibbet looks like a good alternative.
There are only listed 3 bears there so far, but gradually I will list them all there.
Feel free to contact me, if you want a particular bear listed there.

Thank you!

click here to visit

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The orange bear has his ears and some friends to

 I finished the orange bear with the exelsior filling and he feels a little bit crunchy now, I like it :)
He looks graet with his coloured friend.
Those colours are welcome in these grey day's here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pretty old eyes

Sitting on his bag of wood shavings, this bear is still waiting for his ears to be sewn on.
I have been experimenting with exelsior wood filling to stuff this bear i.s.o. the polyester fiber I normally work with.
As you can see it makes a lot of mess, and dust too! :(
But in the end you get rewarded, because the stitching of the nose and claws is much easier with this kind of filling, but I recommend you try it out.Also, I find it easier to get the exact shape you want.

I found these antique eyes (wondering about on the internet)
and I like them a lot.
They come from an old stock of a long gone warehouse, there not really shoe buttons, just black glass ball's on wire, but still strong and all slightly different.

Now back to the ears, because the bear wants to enjoy my audiobook also.

Have a fine week-end!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Marcel and Philip(reserved)

I really made a lot of stitches these last few days.
My fingers hurt a little, I hope you like the result.


Here are Philip and Marcel

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peter Green, Sonny and Debbie

3 new bears  from new patterns,
They will be for sale in my etsy store and on bear pile.

It took some time to finish them, because I had little time for the bears.
Hope to work on the patterns some more in the next few days to adjust things here and there.
I also plan to make some smaller and easier designs to have some quick and cheaper projects to put in my shop.
A bear for every wallet in these hard times ;)

Monday, November 21, 2011

New patterns

I am always curious to see how a new design looks, once it is stuffed.
How will these green bears look?

I will start stuffing right away!:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A new scarf (Tutorial)

I have knitted a lot of scarfs in my life for my husband and the children and they keep loosing them! :(
Ok, here a new one again, but I like mking this one,
I can use up left overs , and didn't need to go to the store to buy new wool.
I wanted to try a different pattern than usual and it turned out OK.It has a great effect.
It is very simple,

Here is the pattern:

choose different ossorted colours, take 2 or 4 colours that you are going to repeat more frequently to ake the colours come together.
Start in one colour :knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl,.....
take another colour: Knit 2, purl 2,  Knit 2, purl 2, Knit 2, purl 2,.........
another colour: knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3,.......
again change colour: Knit 2, purl 2,  Knit 2, purl 2, Knit 2, purl 2,.........
other colour :knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl,.....
and the again and again, never more than 3 stiches knit and purl,....
I have worked with wool, but I added some fine stripes of really fluffy mohair in between to give something extra in the design.
Those stripes I just knitted in the same stich, because you don't see the stitches anyway.
You can play with this pattern, it is really fun,
You can make stripes fatter or thinner, as you choose.

Use your imagination.

(I did my best to write this in English, but it will be full of mistakes, so please comment me as much as you like, so I can correct them)I like that, so I can learn.

Have fun!