Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wayneston Bears 8th Anniversary Blog Give-Away! =)



Hi everyone! We are pleased to share our Anniversary Blog Give-away before our trip to USA!

Without further ado, we shall now announce the details of our 8th Anniversary Blog Give-away!

We want to specially thank you for being with us these eight years. Having an annual give-away is a token of appreciation and thank you for your continued support.

This year, the Grand Prizes is going to be two bears namely Zinnias and Marcus.

Below are the 5 steps to increase your chances to win our two grand prizes! (Includes free shipping worldwide)

Below are the 6 extra chances for you to win! Good Luck!

1) Leave a comment here and you will be added into the draw list.
2) Become a follower of this blog (Let us know if you have done so).
3) Become a fan on "Wayneston Bears" Facebook Fan Page (Let me know your user name) and MUST post a comment on the Facebook Give-away Photo.
4) Become a fan on "Wayneston Studios" Facebook Fan Page (Let me know your user name)
5) Join our mailing list.
6) Share my give-away button on your blog or website/facebook (Kindly let us know your blog/website link)


The draw will be on 27 May and winners announce on 28 May 2017.
The Grand Winner will receive Wayneston Bear (Zinnias) and the 2nd Winner will receive Marcus. All shipping fee will be fully paid by us ^.^

Emails will be sent to the winners on that day, if there is no reply from the winner/s within 2 days, the next winner will be drawn. Good Luck! =)


Hugs, Wayne

Names that have been added into the draw list ^.^ , I will update periodically:

  1. Danyel Hocking
  2. Dale Edney
  3. Paula Loh
  4. Lily Poh
  5. Andrea Shinn
  6. Amanda Lee
  7. Esther Lee

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Make-a-Bear Workshop in June




Make-a-Bear Workshop is back in June!

You can now select either White or Gold Mohair for your workshop bear.

In 2 sessions, you will learn how to complete a 7 inch tall Teddy Bear from scratch.

Register your interest now with Wayne at waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

Saturday, April 22, 2017

We are all packed and ready to go!


Wayneston bears will be participating in the

Susan Quinlan Doll & Bear Convention on May 4 - 6, 2017
Venue: Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
USA, Philadelphia

We will be displaying our Bears and other Critters at the show.
Pop by to say hi to us!

For more info about the show visit:
http://www.quinlanmuseum.com/convention.html


See you at Philadelphia!

Hugs,
Wayne

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4 new bears ready for Philly Show!

Hooray! We are so glad to have another 4 additional bears ready to join us for our trip to USA! Counting down 10 more days!!! Whoooo Hooo!

We are so looking forward to meeting our Facebook friends, namely Joanne Livingston, Kelly Dean, Lisa Heiland, Ginger Brame, Tyler Crain-Davis, Michelle Lamb and many more!

We are also excited that we will be making our trip to R John Wright Studios as well to visit their factory! And of course, attending bear-making classes taught by two famous teachers.(Will announce the names later!)

Hope you like our new bears below!

Have a great week ahead!

Cheers,
Wayne

Trevor and Teddey

Lovee

Star Gazer

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Join us @ Fun Fur Day on Saturday, 10 June!

The long awaited Fun Fur Day is back with more activities! This time, we have invited 3 speakers to share their creative experiences with us! Join us for an evening of fun and creativity! Bring along your teddies and dolls too! See you there!



RVSP and Payment by Friday,26 May 2017
Register your interest with Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

*Payment needs to be made via bank transfer and a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Make-a-Bear Workshop 2 & 9 April 2017

We are so proud to see three little bears born on 9 April, each individually handcrafted by three apprentices namely, Michelle, Amanda and Anna.

L-R: Bears made by Wayne, Amanda, Michelle and Anna
It was the first time all three of them learned to make a bear.

The 3 students were very patient and listen attentively to Wayne's instruction. Wayne demonstrated how to perform a nose embroidery on the bear and soon they started sewing themselves. Anna was adventurous and decided to stitch a heart-shape nose for her bear! It wasn't an easy attempt; she started some stitches and Wayne assisted to complete the nose later on.

Happy Bear Making Day with the ladies




The most challenging process which the students faced were sewing the ears onto their bear's head. The ears need to be visually balanced and symmetrical. Wayne pinned the ears on the bear's head and demonstrated how to sew the ear with ladder stitching technique.


Amanda is closing the bear after stuffing
Anna is stitching the arms of her bear (Bruce)
Michelle is patiently sewing, keeping her stitches neat and tight
After their bears were completed, the students used markers to gave their bears some light shadings to enhance the overall appearance and accessorise them with ribbons.


L-R: Michelle, Anna, Wayne and Amanda

We even took an outdoor group photo together with our prized ones!

Thank you Michelle, Amanda and Anna for joining our bear workshop. We hope you enjoyed the workshop and look forward to seeing you make more bears next time!

Hugs,

Wayne

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Busy is good! Preparing for our next event!

We really enjoy our time working with bears. These are the last 2 chaps which we are making for the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Convention happening next month in Philadelphia.

For those (bear artists) who has not attended the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Convention before, you must have at least 80% of your display mainly just bears, then you are allowed to have 20% for your other animals on display for sale. To be flank, it's a little bit tough for us as we make lots of other animals.

But anyway, we decided to take the challenge!
Sharing today is two of our latest WIP bears.

We hope to complete them end of this week and take some photographs of them and prepare the certificates next week.

Hope you will enjoy our WIP pictures.

Have a great day.

Cheers,
Wayne




Saturday, March 25, 2017

New Corporate Bear Workshop available!


We are please to announce that we have brand new bear design now available for corporate workshop.

Visit our blog tab to view more pictures of our previous workshops.
Kindly email your interest with Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

Cheers,
Wayne

Saturday, March 18, 2017

3 more seats available for Make-a-Bear Workshop!



We have 3 more seats available for the Make-a-Bear Workshop!
Register your interest now with Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

Cheers, Wayne



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thank you for visiting Wayneston Studios at Suntec Convention Centre!

L-R: Wayne's Mum, Winnie, Esther, Wayne and Sharon

We are deeply touched by the large group of visitors mainly our family, friends, students, colleagues and collectors who took their precious time to visit our booth at Suntec City last weekend!

Wayneston Studios and Deco Designs have collaborated to set up a booth from 11- 12 March at Suntec Convention Centre. 


This is our first time having a booth at Suntec. It has been a while since we last did a flee market; probably more than 4 years ago!




This time, we had more variety of merchandise for sale. We brought a wide range of mohair, alpaca, bear making supplies and artist bears for this event. Although the market for bear making is small in Singapore, we are glad to have the support from our Singapore Teddy Bear Club members and students.

Wayne's friend, Michelle came to visit!


Thank you Vivian and her daughter for visiting us!


We are happy to meet our friends
Over the 2 days, there were many curious visitors stopping by. Many were intrigued by the mohairs hanged on the rack and asked us what they were. We took the opportunity to explain and introduce the world of artist bears to them. Many people also took our workshop flyers and hopefully there would be some interested to learn how to make their own Teddy Bear.






Wayne and Evelyn
We want to thank one of our Singapore Teddy Bear Club member, Evelyn, for adopting 2 of our bears Jack and Jill! We are very sure they would be living with a wonderful mum! The Chairlady of the Handmade Community SG, Rachel came to visit us as well and we were glad to know that she will be participating in our Christmas Bear competition too!


Singapore Teddy Bear Club Members!


Rachel and Wayne







Group photo: Philip, Wayne and Melvin
Sharing the booth with us was Melvin, who had a great collection of plants on sale for both days. He specialises in orchids, airplants, and cactus. His booth was popular, with many plants lovers coming to see and purchase some plants to beautify their home. We were glad to have him beside us as he brought us some new customers too!

Over the 2-days events, we were surprised to meet some Singaporeans who make teddy bear many years ago, even before we started making bears! One of the visitor shared with us that she has stopped making bears for more than 15 years! She used to make lots of bears with her husband and it brought them lots of wonderful memories. We were so happy to share our passion to bring teddy bear lovers together and invited them to join our community - Singapore Teddy Bear Club. We hope to meet them again soon in one of the meet up events.

Wen, Racheal, Alice and Wayne
We would like to thank Esther, Irene, Eddy, Winnie, Hui Chien, Joyce, Chio, Evelyn, Rachel, Ryan, Shyamala, Alice, Wen and everyone that visited us last weekend!

Special thanks to my family and my best friend Philip, for helping me in the event.  

We look forward to our next bazaar event again!

Hugs, Wayne

Monday, March 6, 2017

Visit Wayneston Studios & Wayneston Bears @ Suntec City


We are having a booth at Suntec Convention Centre Level 3 Concourse this coming Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 9pm.

Our friend, Deco Designs will be selling some plants to beautify your house too!

Please pop by to say hello if you are there! See you soon!
Below is our workshop promotion. For enquiries, contact Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg


Teddy Bear workshop at Calvary Bible-Presbyterian Church

Last Saturday, we had a wonderful day sharing with a group of church members on how to make a bear. 


It was a fun event with parents and children involved in the bear making process. It was also a great opportunity for parents to spend time with their children and teach them how to make a bear themselves.



Being a small group event with 7 participants, they were divided into 2 groups. The parents and children began to make the bear by stuffing poly fiber into the pre-sewn bear body.




After the head, body and legs are firmly stuffed, Wayne and Philip taught them basic sewing techniques to close the openings of the bear, as well as how to tie and hide a knot after closing.

After stuffing, round head pins were then used to determine the eyes position. The students used a doll needle to set the eyes in position. After the heads were done, we moved on to share how to perform a button string joint for the arms of the bear.



Although it seemed like a simple bear to everyone, it took almost 3 hours for them to complete their bears! Everyone were very pleased when their bears were finally completed. It was very gratifying for both Wayne and Philip to see the delight in their eyes! Yet another successful workshop completed!


We want to thank the organiser, Ms Jean Yap, for hosting this wonderful event for her members and giving us the opportunity to impart some basic bear making skills to them. We look forward to having another workshop with them in the near future !

Best Wishes,
Wayne & Philip


P.S: For enquiries on corporate/private workshops, contact Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg