Monday, July 25, 2011

Andy with his Annie doll

I've just made Andy & his little Annie doll available for adoption.  You can find all his personal information in the Available section.  Please stop by and visit them.


Getting those creative juices flowing!

My friend & fellow bear artist, Daphne of Back Road Bears, have been challenging each other this past week.  We both created the same ellie using a pattern from GingerMelon found on Etsy. 

Here's mine...Dotty!!

She was fun to make and doing it as a challenge was a great way to see how we each did things just a little different.  Although it's from the same pattern, our ellie's look slightly different.  She lowered the ears and I turned mine upside down and flipped the tips down.  I blanket stitched the paw pads and she did hers the traditional way.  Little changes can make big differences in the final outcome.  This upcoming week, we are doing a puppy (her) and a kitten (me).  Same pattern again...but they will really look different this time.    Fun, fun, fun!!!   

It also makes me think about some future pattern designs...hee hee!!!   Get's the mind thinking it does, that can be a dangerous thing when it comes to me.

Yes, I'm still working on my own little dumplings.  I couldn't forget them.  :)

Much love,


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Facebook Fan Page

I've been on Facebook for a couple years and just today decided to make a fan page for my wee little dumplings.  If you are on Facebook, I would love it if you would "like" my Apple Dumpling Bears fan page. 

In other news, we have cute little lambs in the pastures.  hee hee

:)  Shantell

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What are you waiting for?

Get yourself on over to the Bears on Parade online show before you miss out on some wonderful bears.  Over 650 bears have been waiting for homes...many have found them but there are some still waiting.

Here's Avery, one of mine.  He's still needs a good home.  Maybe he could show you around and you could get to know him a little and then, he might follow you home and then, you'd want to feed him and then, let him spend the night and then, you'd just decide to adopt him.  It could happen...


Friday, July 15, 2011

Let the Parade Begin!!

It's started the Bears on Parade.  Hurry don't be late.  It's a very important date (and time).   Check out all the wonderful, adorable, fantastic, creations strolling down the boulevard just waiting for new homes.  The show runs from NOW until Sunday, July 15, 4:00 p.m. NY time.   But, don't wait too long, you might miss that perfect little (or big) bruin just for you.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bears on Parade!!!

Here she is Amy is waiting for the Bears on Parade online show to begin, July 15 - 18.  You can now see Amy and 75 of her friends on the show page.  Just click the link above.  

There is Collector's Choice award being given so be sure to pick your favorite (hint hint).  You can choose one bear from each category, just click the name of the artist (not just the bear).   If you are using IE, you will receive a note saying "Thank you for voting for...."  If you are using Firefox, you might not see a note but don't worry, I've been assured each and every vote is being counted.   So go vote for YOUR favorite!!!

~ Shantell