Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas my friends!

Dear all,
Thank you for your support all these years, we love reading your comments and feedbacks!
Next year is going to be another exciting year for us, we have already have some plans on new bear designs, workshops & events etc. We getting ready our brand new website soon.
We are very glad that doomsday never happen, it's a blessing and we will be making more bears and critters to surprise everyone! 
Wishing all of you, Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
Hugs, Wayne

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Dragon for a Doll

I would like to share with you today, one of our wonderful swap recently.

I have traded a dragon, Artemis for an Artist Doll "Felix" made by the famous Nikki Britt from US.

Artist profile - Introduction wrote by Nikki:

My name is Brittani Nicole LimaOsorio, but I go by Nikki Britt. I am primarily a sculptor but I like to dabble in photography, painting, drawing, bear making, and almost any form of art I can get my hands on! I enjoy what I do, it brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction every time I finish a piece. Through my art I like to portray the innocence of life. That time in our life when everything was magical and wonderful, when anything was possible and our imagination was our limit; when dreams were what life was made out of. The nostalgia of this time brings a smile to everyone...and that is my goal.

Above: Wintersnow and Felix
I really love Nikki's dolls, they are so child-like, sweet looking, posable and made with excellent craftmanship. You can view more of her beautiful creations on her website here:
You can see that Felix is still naked, I gotta find time to give him some make ups and clothes!
Felix is so photogenic! He looks good in any angle I posed him and fits nicely with Wayneston Bears! You will see more of him appearing in more of my bear photos.

Above is Artemis the Dragon which I made specially for Nikki. I hope you like him too.
Thanks for popping by today, we hope you enjoy reading about our swap.
Hugs, Wayne

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A new squirrel ready for Christmas

Here's a new squirrel which I have made this week. His name is "Wintersnow".

He might be the last creation for the year because right now I plan to spend more time revamping my new website.

Wintersnow has inset white mohair on his hands, feet and belly. His eyes are needle felted, harden and sealed. He has wire armature on his tail and needle sculpted paw and footpads.

He is now reserved but you may view more of his pictures on Bear Pile:

Tomorrow, I will be sharing about my swap with a doll artist. Do pop by again to read more about our swap. Her dolls are really stunning!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend, happy shopping for your Xmas gifts!

Hugs, Wayne

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Booh Bear Giveaway!

My best friend, Janice is doing another give-away!
Visit her blog now to view more information on winning the bear, Meadow!
Closing date is on 31 December, so hurry!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Arghhhh, I couldn't finish him last week!

Nah, I couldn't finish him last week as I planned to... Here's the latest picture of him.
He now needs felted eyelids, shadings and a waxed polished nose and last but not least, A NAME!
It's so busy this month for me in office, stressed and tired. I hope to have a long holiday break soon...
He will be ready soon...I hope to finish him this week.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Wayne

Monday, December 3, 2012

Back to work!

Hi everyone! I have returned from my Army duty and back to work today!
At the meantime, I want to share with you a picture of the WIP squirrel I am working on now.

New critter on the way
In order to be more productive, I bought along my cut out patterns to sew during breaks in my bunk.

I took out from my bag, 2 conditioners filled with mohair, sewing kit and poly-fibre.
The first response when my bunk mates was "WHAT? YOU CAN SEW?"

Bunk mate:   "What? You sew???" "What are you sewing?"
Wayne:         "Yes, I am sewing a teddy bear"
Bunk mate:   "Are you making something similar to Build a Bear?"
Wayne:         "No, I design the bear pattern and handmade them from scratch"
Bunk mate:   "Who are you making for?"
Wayne:         "For a friend in US"
Bunk mate:   "How much are you selling them?" "How long does it takes you to make one?".....

After questions and more questions he walked to his bed and slept. The other bunk mates came to me and asked the same questions again... LOL

These are the typical questions that most people asked a bear artist. Most of the questions they are interested is how much can the bear sell for, whether is it profitable, time consuming and easy.

I would say that you have got to be patient, be creative and most importantly - like what you make.

I enjoy making teddy bears even if they don't sell. I have lots of unsold bears at my house and I still keep creating newer bears and animals. I am happy to keep them and I would be most happy if someone that appreciates my work buys my bear, this makes me even more happy than anything. All amount earns from my bear sales returns to the funds in bear-making and this keeps my hobby self-substaining, which means I need not fork out additional money every month. I am glad I have done it well so far, and I hope this keeps going.

I have finished sewing everything and he is now left to be stuffed and jointed.
Getting my fingers crossed on getting to complete him this week and send to my friend before Christmas.

We wish you a wonderful day at work and do pop by again later this week on our progress of this little critter :)

Hugs, Wayne