Monday, October 7, 2013

Wayneston Bears is featured on Australian Bear Creations Magazine, October 2013

Have you seen our new bear, Skyler, who is featured on the latest issue of Australian Bear Creations Magazine?

If not, grab a copy now! In this issue, you will learn how to make a Wayneston Bear, Skyler with a step by step guide and a teddy bear pattern.

We want to take this opportunity to thank the Editor, Ms Susan Leigh (Bearleigh Bears) for offering us a chance to be featured.

Below are some excerpts of the article for your reading. The bear pattern is not included so grab a copy of the magazine now and start sewing! 

Have a great week!
Hugs, Wayne

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Make a Bear Workshop Part Two - 28 September 2013

Yeah! They have finally completed their very first bears! In the 2nd lesson, Michelle and Fyon learned how to stuff and joint the bear. Techniques such as ladder and gather stitches were new to them but they managed to nail it fast and performed the actions without much difficulties.

To make the faces more distinct and three dimensional, they did applied finishing touches by trimming the fur and adding shadings. Michelle gave her bear a blue ribbon, whereas Fyon gave hers a pink ruffle.

I am glad to hear that both of them enjoyed the two lessons. We look forward to see them again soon in our next workshop!
Hugs, Wayne

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Big Fat Black Bear

I am currently working on another bear on fours. He has a longer fur with tips. For those who have been reading my blog regularly may be familiar that I usually make smaller bears ranging 5-8 inches tall. A bigger bear like this is a little more challenging for me.

I fell in love with this new design (bigger bears) and the leather material which I used for paw pads, after making Blitz the Polar Bear a couple weeks back.

To further challenge myself, I sew a leather nose for this bear. As there aren't any tutorials around to learn this, I have to spend sometime to experiment it myself. It turned out to be much better than I expected. 
He will be ready soon this weekend. I can't wait to share more of his pictures with you!

Hugs, Wayne

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

An Painful & Expensive Experience

We have sadly lost both fishes which we have imported from Thailand last week. Philip and I are heartbroken.
The male passed away on Thursday and the female joined him on Sunday. It's particularly devastating for me because I have spent so much time and effort caring for them.

We have placed our hopes on the female guppy which was about to give birth in less than 3 days. We have read lots of books in preparation. However the practical experience has proven to be more important than reading (theory).

The expensive pair has left us spellbound and we couldn't see any other guppies which can compare to them in local fish shops/farms.

We have decided not to import any overseas guppies until we have more experience in handling the local guppies.

RIP Thailand guppies... We love you.

Hugs, Wayne & Philip