Saturday, June 30, 2012

Zec the Bunny! Preview for TeddiesWorldwide Online Show!

Hi everyone! I have been busy creating a few animals for the coming online show in July. These animals have to be kept secret and not reveal only when the show starts, I am sorry for not been able to share any WIP pictures recently :x

The day has come! Today we can finally share ONE of the preview picture!
Tata! Here is Zec the Bunny!

I am really excited to share Zec here which has a 4-piece head design. The 4 piece head has given me the flexibility to create a different head shape to my preference, something that I have been researching on for a long time. I am really happy with the result.

You can now vote for your favorite animal on the TeddiesWorldwide coming July online show.
If u like Zec, please vote for him. Thank you and have a great weekend! ♥


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our Hero ^.^

Just popping by today to share this cute image someone shared on Facebook today.
Have a great day! =)

Hugs, Wayne

Monday, June 25, 2012

Basic Bear Making Workshop - (22 & 29 July 2012)

We are proud to announce that the next Basic Bear Making Workshop is scheduled on:
22 & 29 July (2 Sundays)

Below are the details, for enquiries please contact Wayne at:

2 More Seats Available!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Look who's here?

Princess Lavigne is back! She has grown so much taller! It has been weeks since we saw her when we left Singapore to Melbourne attending a bear show.

Lavigne can now walks without any support and she is now able to call Papa and Mama! She is so active and loves to moves around like a busy bee.

I can't wait to see her again soon in 2 weeks time!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Surprise Email!

I am very surprised to receive an email from Pretty Toys Magazine (Russia) today.
Guess what is attached on the email? An Appreciation Certificate!

This really made my day, I have never thought of receiving this from a magazine.
Thank you Pretty Toys Magazine! We wish you a
Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Journey – Magazine Features (Part 2)

Many of my friends have been asking me what I have done to be featured in bear magazines. Seriously, I have no idea and haven't done anything!

It happened on one fine day in 2011: I received an email from a bear magazine contributor with some interview questions. I was surprised at that time and did send them the answers with some pictures of my bears and animals. I really have no idea where they got my email or contact information from.

After the first feature in June 2011, I have frequently received emails for new features. This has made me very motivated, and I strive to create new things and make sure that I am always prepared for the next interview to come. It's an opportunity not to be missed, and I am lucky to be one of the chosen artists.
A few of the things I could strongly recommend are to take very high resolution pictures of your bears on a plain background. This is the most important criteria, because the magazine does not want an image to be blurred when it is enlarged. A plain background makes it easier for graphic designers to remove the background, lighten the shadows, or crop out the bear. I am not a trained photographer. I am using a low-end Canon DSLR camera for my bear photography. Although my photographs is not the best, I compensate by selecting my best pictures. I then brighten and enhance the pictures as necessary.

I think it would be polite to always send a reply letting the contributor know if you are interested in the feature upon receiving his or her emails. If you are not interested, just let them know so that they will have enough time to find other artists who are interested in the feature.
I want to thank Teddy Bear Review, Teddy Bear & Friends, Pretty Toys Magazine and Vibes Magazine for selecting me as one of the featured artists in your wonderful magazines. =)
Click on this link to read more on Wayneston Bears magazine feature:

Hugs, Wayne

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Feets

Hello! Sorry for not updating my blog for a loooong time! I have been working on the critters for the online show in July and now 4 of them are ready, I am sewing the 5th critter now.
I am unable to show them to you yet :( sorry...
But... I guess I can still show you the little feets of these little ones =)

I enjoy creating paws and footpads for my bears and animals, each footpad is needle sculpted with just one piece of strong nylon thread. I can feel that I am getting better and better with needle sculpting techniques. Practise makes prefect! Once you keep practising and making them, it's isn't hard at all.

I hope your day is extra fine today, have a wonderful coming weekend =)

Hope you like my happy feets =)