Monday, January 15, 2018

Singapore Teddy Bear Lovers' 3rd X'mas Competition 2017

Front Row: Philip, Grace, Su Ling, Esther, Evelyn, Valerie and Rachel
Back Row: Chio, Irene, Ivy, Paula, Wayne, Winnie, Michelle and Eileen
(Not in picture: Carmel, Amanda, Joyce, Lily and Hui Chien)


We are pleased to have Ms Anna Filatovia from Russia as the judge for our Singapore Teddy Bear Lovers' 3rd Competition.

This event, hosted by Wayne, aimed to promote self-learning and improvement. With today's increasing hectic lifestyles, this event was important for the group, because it provided a form of motivation and push for everyone to complete at least one Teddy Bear in a year and the opportunity to grow together as a team.


Our Teddy Bears created from Anna's pattern.
There was a total of 20 participants, twice the participation compared to last year!

The theme “Funny Tea Party” gave everyone a new breakthrough and excitement. Breaking away from the traditional Christmas theme, this was the time for everyone to be innovative and think out-of-the-box. It showed that bear-making has gone far beyond just making a simple bear itself, but calls for a spark of creativity and originality. We are continuously striving to improve ourselves in every way we can. So this competition gave everyone an opportunity to explore endless possibilities, with each bear having their own story to tell.

For those who have participated in this competition, they soon realised that the pattern created by Anna, who is a Russia artist is very different from the regular patterns we had made before. This has given us the opportunity to learn from a new concept of teddy bear design.


We congratulate Irene Goh and Winnie Koh for emerging champions in the Advance and Beginner’s category respectively and Paula Loh for winning the People's Choice Award. For those who completed the bears but did not win a prize, we urge them not to feel disappointed, as everyone who took part in this competition are winners. The experience we have all gained from this competition is invaluable.

Irene Goh, Winner of the Advance Category

Winnie Koh, Winner of the Beginner Category
Paula Loh, Winner of the People's Choice Award
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Anna Filatova, Anastasia and Katherine Filatova for being the judges for this event, and for contributing the generous prizes to the winners and participants.

We believe that this year will be another exciting year for us. This time, we are going to explore making bigger bears – another challenge as most of us have never made a BIG bear before. Thank you Ms Tami Eveslage for agreeing to be judge for this year’s competition.





Su Ling and Eileen

Winnie and Esther


Winnie and her bear, Amelia

Irene and her bear, Berry Sweet

Chio and his bear, Xiao Huang Xiong

Su Ling and her bear, Bubbles

Philip and his bear, Blueno

Rachel and her bear, Okashi the Pastel Patisserie

Michelle and her bear, Scar Oneh

Valerie and her bear, Chef David

Grace and her bear, Samantha

Wayne and his bear, Willy Sleepy Pants

Evelyn and her bear, Ben

Eileen and her bear, Toffee

Paula and her bear, Jacob Elliot

Esther and her bear, Marmalade

Ivy and her bear, Dorothy Bella
Jake by Joyce Lim
Betty Blue by Carmel Ooi

Forget me not by Hui Chien

Aris by Lily Poh

Sacher by Amanda Lee
Last, we would like to thank all our Singapore Teddy Bear Lovers members for their active participation and we look forward to seeing their beautiful and creative Teddy Bears for this year's competition.

Hugs,
Wayne

Friday, January 12, 2018

Intermediate Polar Bear Workshop, Jan - March2 018


Here are the new dates for our brand new intermediate workshop for junior bear artists! :)

Register with Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

*One more seat available for 19 & 26 January.


Cheers,
Wayneston Studios &Team

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Teddy Bear Appreciation Session with Kay & Brian Cooper, 30 December 2017

Kay & Brian Cooper are the creators of "The Dolls Coop" and "Cooper Bears" with more than 20 years of bear-making experience.

They own a Teddy Bear Shop (Cottonwool Creations) and Teddy Bear Hospital in Western Australia.
A very warm welcome to Brian and Kay for visiting Singapore. 
On 30 December, Kay and Brian gave a sharing session on the History of Bear Making and Teddy Bear Restoration at Wayneston Studios. The event was a blast! We had more than 15 participants!
Everyone was attentive during the sharing session. 



Kay sharing the types of joint used on vintage bears. 
Kay started by sharing the history of bear making and provided lots of presentation slides of customers' old bears. Some of the bears are in well-loved and in very good condition (in spite of the number of years), whereas some were badly torn into pieces and could not be easily identified because they have been mangled by over-enthusiastic dogs!

The Teddy Bears on every slide, tells a unique story. Each story told us how much love the Teddy Bear has given to the owner during their childhood. No matter how bad the condition, they gave nostalgic memories of the past which are valuable and priceless.







Kay with her handmade creation, Andrew.
Kay also shared tips on Teddy Bear restoration, the choice of stuffing and materials she used for repairing. We were inspired by the stories and adventures they shared! After the sharing session, some collectors adopted the bears made by them and Kay signed on their certificates.

We took a group photo together before we bid good bye to our Australian friends.



We would like to thank Kay, Brian and everyone for taking the time to participate in this event!

We look forward to our next Teddy Bear Appreciation session. Do keep a look-out for the next session on our blog!

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wayneston Studios is now an Official Partner Store with Times Privilege!


Wayneston Studios is now an Official Partner Store with Times Privilege!
Simply download mobile app and register for the Times Privilege membership to enjoy 10% off Workshops and Bear-making Supplies at Wayneston Studios!

To download the Wayneston Studios E-Vouchers:-
  • Tap on the DEALS icon at the bottom of the Times Privilege app to view the list of our partner deals
  • Click on Enrichment button and select the desired deal
  • Tap on the Download to Wallet button at the Deals Details screen to push the E-Voucher to your Wallet in the app
  • Tap on the WALLET icon at the bottom of the Times Privilege app to view the E-Vouchers available for redemption
  • Choose the desired E-Voucher to redeem from the list on the Available tab
  • For redemption at a physical outlet, tap on the Redeem button, and present the next screen to the cashier to key in the Verification Code (mandatory) and Transaction No.(optional).
  • You can also view the redeemed E-Vouchers and expired E-Vouchers from the Redeemed and Expired tabs respectively.

T&Cs
• Applicable for Kids School Holidays Workshops
• Not applicable for corporate workshop or workshops held outside Wayneston Studios
• Not applicable for Artist Bears/Artist Dolls and all discounted items
• All redemptions and selection of classes can be made online at http://waynestonstudios.com
• Email waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg for booking of classes
• Wayneston Studios reserves the right to amend and/or change the terms and conditions without prior notice

We look forward to meeting you in our workshops and store!

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Valentine Bear Workshop


Looking to give something different, yet meaningful for your loved ones this Valentine?

Come join us and have fun dabbling in the art of Bear Making!

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

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!


Thank you to our family, friends, colleagues and customers for your love, support and encouragement given to us in 2017.

In 2018, we hope to bring you more exciting creations, new events, workshops and opportunities to meet new friends!

Wishing all a wonderful, prosperous and successful 2018!

Cheers,
Wayne