Saturday, 8 November 2014

Moffat....

Moffat 

Dressed in his snug coat. Moffat is one-of-a-kind. Approx 9"



Moffat is ready for whatever the weather throws at him. The wind can blow, the rain can pour and little Moffat will be dry and snug in his check lined coat with its two wooden toggles to keep it secure.



Moffat has been adopted - THANK YOU!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Lady Sybil & Lady Mary


Lady Sybil & Lady Mary

Two sweet Lady bears dressed in silk.

Both one of a kind, approx 8" tall. Five way disc jointed and created using German Mohair with ultra suede paw pads. Both Ladies have glass pellets in the tummy, feet and paws to make them nice & weighty. 


Lady Mary's mohair is a creamy natural colour.


Dressed in a lined silk jacket in a deep purple colour. The hat is also lined, created using silk in the same deep purple and a pale lilac coloured silk for the top.

Lady Mary has a courtage of a silk rose, lace bow and velvet leaves on her hat and jacket.


Lady Sybil's mohair is a milky chocolate colour.


This sweet Lady wears a lined jacket & hat, both created from silk in lilac and deep purple. Lady Sybil too has a courtage on her jacket & hat. Both Ladies wears a string of cream pearls.

We've been adopted - Thank you!





Thursday, 9 October 2014

Charlie is dressed for blustery days....

Charlie


One of a kind, 8" or 20 cm tall.

Created from sand coloured German mohair with complimenting ultra suede paw pads. Charlie is a sweet little bear who is five way disc jointed, partly filled with glass beads in his feet, paws & tummy to make him nice & weighty.


Charlie has been shaded slightly on his paws and feet to add character. He wears a coat that I have created especially for blustery days. Charlie can wear his warm coat with the hood up or down. The coat is lined with star fabric while the coat is secured with two wooden toggles.

Charlie will arrive with a signed tag around his neck and a stitched in tag in his back.

Charlie has been adopted - THANK YOU!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Victoria is off to dance classes....

Victoria.

One of a kind, 8" tall.


A sweet little girl called Victoria is dressed in her vintage lace dress. She's very excited as she's off to her first dance class. Victoria is worried that she'll have two left feet and that she won't remember her steps.


Victoria is created using mohair in two colours; Sand & Honey. This sweet little girl is five way disc jointed. Her tummy, feet & paws are part filled with glass beads to add weight to her. I have clipped and shaded her paws, face & feet to add character. 


Victoria wears a dress made of two layers of vintage off white lace, the dress has a lace bow at the back. The bow on Victoria's head is made from matching lace. I have created the bodice, straps and roses for the dress from satin ribbons. The roses have teeny tiny cream beads in their centres. To complete Victoria's look, she wears a string of pearls.




Friday, 3 October 2014

Two new children looking for adventures & fun....

Constance & George...


Two sweet little children looking for fun and adventures.


Constance 

One of a kind, approx 8" or 20cm tall.



Created using German mohair in a sand colour with complimenting ultra suede paw pads. I have clipped and shaded her feet & paws so that you can see her black claws that I've stitched.

Constance is five way disc jointed, her tummy paws and feet are part glass bead filled so she feels nice & weighty. 

Constance has been dressed in pink; she is a very sweet little girl who loves pink and the finer things in life. I have made her bloomers from pink dotted fabric, the hem of the bloomers are trimmed in lace. Constances cardigan is hand knitted in fine 2 ply yarn, the neck of the cardigan is secured with a pearl. 
No little lady would be complete without a hat so Constance has a lined hat made from more pretty pink fabric, the brim of the hat matches her bloomers.

George

One of a kind, approx 8" or 20cm tall.


George has been created from honey coloured mohair, he has complimenting ultra suede paw pads.

 He too is five way disc jointed with glass beads partly filling his tummy, feet & paws. His paws and feet have been clipped and shaded to add character

George is ready for the cooler days as he wears his Royal blue duffle coat that is lined with a checked fabric, also in blue. His coat is secured at the front with two wooden toggles.

Constance & George have been adopted.

Thank you!





Thursday, 18 September 2014

Grace from Gracie

Gracie is the latest little girl to be born at the Studio of Cupboard Bears.


Just one of a kind, 9"  of sweetness and grace. Gracie is five way disc jointed, created from German sand coloured mohair with complimenting ultra suede paw pads and a tummy partly filled with glass beads to make her nice and weighty.


Gracie wears a dress that I've created using quality dotty cotton, I've trimmed the dress with lace around the neck and shoulders, across the front there is some lovely cream braid while a bow of lace finishes this sweet little dress.



Gracie's hat is made from cream wool, lined on the brim with fabric that matches her dress. I have trimmed the brim of the hat with velvet flowers, several pieces of green velvet ribbon as leaves and a lace bow.


Gracie has been adopted.

THANK YOU! 






'arry - a Norf London kid....

'arry - a Norf London kid.... known to his peers as 'Little Harry.' 


Harry is one of kind, five way disc jointed and 8" & a tad of mischief tall.


I have created this mischievous little boy using German mohair; he has complimenting ultra suede paw pads. 'arry's tummy is partly filled with glass beads to make him nice & weighty in your hand.


Harry wears blue & cream checked cotton overalls, that I have trimmed with two vintage linen buttons. Around his neck he has tied on a ribbon, his key to home - maybe it will fit your door...or your heart?



Harry has been adopted

Thank you!



Thursday, 28 August 2014

'S wonderful! 'S marvelous...!

Ella Jane has been inspired by a song entitled 'S wonderful! A song sung by the marvellous Ella Fitzgerald. 


 As Ella was initially famous for singing in ballrooms during the mid 1930s, I decided that my little Ella Jane should have a glamorous gown complete with silk shawl, diamond brooch, a pearl necklace, and of course, no self respecting 'Cupboard Bear' would be without her hat!  


Ella Jane is 9 1/2" tall. Approx 24cm. She is one of a kind, five way disc jointed. Her tummy, feet & paws are part glass pellet filled to make her nice & weighty.

Ella Jane's mohair is sand coloured, she has matching ultra suede paw pads, beautiful black glass eyes and carefully trimmed feet & paws to show her stitched black claws.


Ella Jane's gown is created  using vintage white cotton lace with intricate eyelet detail and a scalloped hem. The bodice of the dress is made from more vintage English lace.

The shawl is pale pink silk crepe, secured with a Diamante pin. Around Ella Jane's neck she has a string of pearls. 

Ella Jane's hat is fashioned from pale shell pink silk, trimmed around the brim with more lace and an overblown flower in a glorious dusty pink colour. The centre of the flower has three while pearls.

This sweet little girl will arrive with a stitched in tag on her back, the tag has my name on it, while around her neck she will have a swing tag with 'Ella Jane' and my signature on.

To adopt Ella Jane please email me for more details.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Willow...

Willow has been inspired by a game of English Cricket and a Cream tea. She is a sweet little girl; the latest from my Cupboard Bear Studio.

Willow is one of a kind, 9" tall. Five way disc jointed.

Willow's mohair is a lovely honey tan colour. She has ultra suede paw & feet pads in a complimenting colour. The tips of her paws and feet are slightly shaded. Her tummy, feet & paws are partly filled with glass beads to make her nice & weighty; along with Polyfil to add a little softness.



Willow is dressed in a lovely Tea dress, dotted with cream flowers with a red centre, perfect attire for an afternoon watching Cricket. There is a trim of lace along the hem of the dress, her cardigan I have knitted in pure 2ply wool in a vintage dusty blue colour, it is trimmed with four mother of pearl buttons and a vintage velvet flower to match the centre of the flowers on the dress. 



Willow's hat matches her Tea dress, the brim is lined in blue silk to match the blue in her dress. The brim of the hat is adorned with more vintage velvet red flowers, an organza red bow and some more velvet ribbons, the centre of the flowers have a mother of pearl button.

This sweet little girl will arrive with a stitched in tag on her back, the tag has my name on it, while around her neck she will have a swing tag with 'Willow' and my signature on.

Willow's adoption fee is $175 plus $25 shipping to the rest of the world. She will be sent by Airmail, tracked and signed for. Within the UK she is £100 plus £8 next day delivery. 

Please email me elizabethlloyd40@btinternet.com for more details.







Friday, 8 August 2014

Sailing away.....

Little Harley is all set to go sailing.

As I live just a ten minute walk from the Sea, I can't resist creating these sweet little sailor bears.

Harley is just 8 inches tall, one of a kind and five way jointed.


Harley is created using German mohair in a lovely creamy blonde colour. He has glass black eyes, beautifully stitched black claws on his feet & paws. His tummy, feet & paws are partly filled with weighty glass beads to give him a nice feel in the palm of your hand.


I have hand made Harley's sailing outfit. His overalls are made of 100% cotton in a dusty vintage blue colour with polka dots in ivory dotted all over them. They are secured with two shoulder straps with two vintage linen buttons.

I have made Harley's Hat and Sailor collar to match, the colour is vintage ivory to match the polka dots on the overalls. They are both trimmed with vintage satin ribbon in a dusty grey colour.

Harley has a stitched in label with my name on in his back while around his neck he will have a swing tag with his name on.

Harley Has been adopted.

Thank you!




Friday, 1 August 2014

Pink & Roses.....

Pink & Roses & a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun from her eyes were the requests of the latest little girl to be created in my studio.

This is Daisy who loves Roses & pink, she is one of a kind, 8" of sweetness.



 Daisy is created using ivory German mohair with ultra suede paw pads. I have shaded her paws, feet and her face very slightly to add character to her. She is five way disc jointed and has beads in her tummy, paws and feet to make her a little weighty.


Daisy's hat is created in blush pink silk and rosy cotton fabric that matches her overalls. Her hat is lined and trimmed with satin pink ribbon, velvet soft sage green ribbon to create leaves for the two daisies that adorn her hat. The centre of each Daisy has a teeny pearl.


I have hand knitted using very fine wool, a cardigan for Daisy, down the front of her cardigan she has three pearls as buttons.

 Daisy wears creamy cotton overalls that are dotted with shabby cottage roses and pale pale green leaves. The overalls are secured with a lace & satin ribbon bow at the shoulder. The hem of her overalls are trimmed with more lace.
Daisy will arrive with a stitched in name tag in her back while around her neck she will have a swing tag with her name.
Daisy has been adopted - thank you!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Lucy in lace.......

This sweet little 8" bear is the latest bear looking for a home. Her name is Lucy, she is one of a kind.

 

Lucy's fur is mohair in a natural slightly sparse style to give her a vintage look. She is dressed in a lace dress which is made of vintage ivory lace, two creamy buttons secure her dress. Her shoulder straps are covered in vintage lace.


Lucy’s hat is made of ivory cotton and shell pink silk, it is trimmed around the brim with lace, the front of the brim has three ribbon roses that I have created, there are velvet leaves either side of the roses, at the back of the hat is more vintage lace and a lovely linen button.




I did offer a cardigan for Lucy, she chose a delicate hand knitted cardigan in pale peach. 


LUCY HAS BEEN ADOPTED - THANK YOU!




Thursday, 17 July 2014

Off Sailing.....

It's perfect weather for a day messing about in boats so Ellen & Ben are all ready for a sailing adventure.
 
 
These two sweet children, Ben & Ellen are dressed in their sailing outfits. Both are dressed in pale dusty blue with off white spotted overalls and dress, complete with a sailors collar and hat, both outfits trimmed with pale grey satin ribbons and bows, the hats will help to keep the sun from their eyes.
 
Ben & Ellen are one of a kind and approx. 9" tall. They are created from creamy German mohair with matching ultra suede paw pads, they are five way jointed and part filled with glass beads to give them a nice weighty feel.
 
They both have stitched in tags with my name on in their back, while around their necks they will arrive with a swing tag that has their name on.
 
For more details of how to adopt them please email me HERE.
 
WE'VE BEEN ADOPTED - THANK YOU!
 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Vintage Lace & Lilacs....

Just to tempt you a little.........



I love playing with fabrics and trims, this has led to me compiling a collections of lovely vintage fabrics that inspired me to create the latest two bears. The theme was Lilac & Lace - hopefully I succeeded.

The bear sat down is called Tilly while her bigger sister is Elsa. Tilly is 8" tall and Elsa just an inch taller at 9".

My collection of fabrics were all lilac or vintage ivory. The sweater were hand knitted while sat outside enjoying this glorious summer we are having here in England. Both sweaters are 2ply yarn, the lilac sweater is pure merino wool and soooooooooo soft!

I have in my collection of fabrics some vintage pieces of very fine cotton, Elsa's dress is made from this fine embroidered cotton while Tilly's dress is also vintage cotton, both trimmed with vintage lace and vintage buttons.


Elsa


I love creating the bear's hats, these two girls have silk hats, both lined and both adorned with more vintage lace and a diamanté pin. 

Both bears are five way jointed, both have sewn in tags at the back of their necks and they will arrive with a signed swing tag around their necks.


Tilly

Tilly has been adopted - Thank you.

 If you'd like more details about Elsa please Email me. 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Anya....

I'd like to present to you this sweet little blond bear called Anya.
 
One of a kind, approx. 9 inches tall.

Such a sweet questioning little
face peeping out from under her summer hat.

 
Anya is created using five way nut & bolt disc joints, she has German blond mohair and complimenting ultra suede paw pads. Her tummy, paws and feet are part pellet filled to make her nice and weighty.

 
Anya's outfit is a cotton dress trimmed in vintage lace which matches the shoulders of her dress, the dress is a vintage creamy colour, dotted with shabby flowers in deep pinks and plums. The dress is secured at the front with two mother of pearl buttons.
 
Anya's hat is lined and matches the dress. To complete Anya's out fit she has a lovely lilac hand knitted cardigan trimmed with lilac buttons and plum satin ribbon bows.
 
Anya will arrive with a swing tag around her neck and a stitched in label in her back.
 
Anya has been adopted THANK YOU!
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Four Bears off on an adventure....

Today I posted to the House of Bears in Bath, England, four bears. They are for the Macmillan event on Saturday 5th of July which I will be attending at some point in the day. Here I've posted their pictures just to tempt you :o)
 





 
Once the Bears arrive, Sue will be more than happy to help you with your enquires so feel free to email her. All the bears are 8 inches tall.
 
JUST KATIE & ALICE AVAILABLE. (17.07.14)