Monday, February 22, 2010

Priscilla

Hello Everyone:

I am sorry for the delay in posting, I was just not feeling myself and then my Mum came for a wonderful visit but I seem to be back on my feet.

I had to make a very big decision and it really took some time and a lot of soul searching but I have finally made that final choice. Seraphim bears will not be releasing any bears on line until possibly after Christmas this year, 2010. I have decided to attend my first bear show as an exhibitor this year. I will be continuing to progress with my pattern design and will be making many wonderful bears to build up my hug. I am so very excited and think this will be a wonderful experience.

I want you to know that I will still be here on my blog filling you in on my journey and letting you know what's going on at Seraphim Bears Studio. I also want to remind everyone that very very soon I will be having that free giveaway. I will also be releasing one bear this year for an on line giveaway with the wonderful online bear magazine publication Bears and Buds but you'll have to stay tuned to find out when.

I have now adopted a new addition to the Seraphim Bears Studio and her name is Priscilla. She is a 1941 Singer Featherweight 221 and I will be receiving her in the next week or two. I also own my grandmothers Singer 319K and have made yet another decision that from this point forward ALL Seraphim Bears that are machine sewn will be sewn using one of these two machines. I have changed my style to create a very vintage and traditional bear and I will from this point forward also use my wonderful vintage machines in their creation.

Here is my new gal:
 

  

She is a real beauty even with or should I say especially with her worn marks and faded decals. 
I purchase her from a wonderful lady and you might know her 
Cathy Lynn Forcino who is not only a fabulous bear maker but also a seller of all things Featherweight!
Thank you Cathy for thinking of me when you decided to adopt out Priscilla.

Here is her link if ever you wish to get one for yourselves:

http://www.cathylynnforcino.com/sewing%20machines.html

Friday, February 12, 2010

Modern Traditional

I am just thrilled with the progress that I am having here in Seraphim Studios. It has taken some work but that is one of my favourite processes ~ the creation and design of a new pattern. I have designed a new modern traditional bear pattern and absolutely LOVE it. Nice traditional proportions, a gentle longish muzzle, bigger feet, longer arms and the list goes on. This is a completely different bear style for Seraphim Bears and one that has been calling me for quite some time.

I will soon have some new bears posted for adoption on my website and am almost ready for my first free giveaway. I'll try to get some photos up soon.

Friday, February 5, 2010

FREE giveaway

Okay, so the title is a bit of a tease only because I am not going to tell you today when or what the giveaway is however I am going to tell you that it will be REALLY soon and REALLY cool! So while I work on that this weekend... I hope you are all relaxing and have a wonderful weekend too! I cannot wait to get started. This will be Seraphim Bears first giveaway so I am really excited about it!

Valentines Bear ~ Chloe ~ now up for adoption on Ebay

Hello everyone:
Chloe is now up for adoption on Ebay! Chloe is a new design in a modern vintage style. She is the first of a new line created exclusively by me at Seraphim Bears Studio. I hope you love her as much as I do.

Thank you also to all who bid on HOPE A Bear For Haiti... together we made a difference!