Sunday, 27 July 2008

3 new elephants

I have finally finished the elephants.They are un named as yet-I tend to leave it until last as I find it so hard to choose names.
They are all made with schulte mohair.The red elephant is 9.5 inches,the elephant with flowery ears is 7.5 inches and the last one is 6.5 inches and he is my favourite.Four more bears to go and that will be my lot for the show on 23rd August.I like to do a certain amount of bears and then hopefully finish them with a week to spare so I don't feel pressured.I think I will try and catch up on reading my magazines etc as I am about 4 issues behind at the moment as every spare minute is made making the bears and I am such a slow worker.I would also love to try out the needle felting kit that I had for xmas as the book that came with it hasn't even been looked at yet.Oh for more hours in the day......

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Out for the day

I went into Norwich city centre on Sunday.I love to go shopping but never seem to find the time nowadays.Norwich is such a lovely place and the city centre has some lovely old buildings and a nice park to sit down and enjoy after a hard days shopping.The first photo is the Royal Arcade .The second photo shows the tops of Norwich market that has recently been completely revamped and you can also see Norwich castle in the background.The last 3 photos are all taken in Chapelfield Park .There were loads of elephants dotted around the city for children to find and then they were to be auctioned off for charity.The elephant in the park is my favourite and many hours of work must have gone into this.
I have just finished 3 elephants myself and am waiting for decent weather to take photos and then I can put them on my blog.Only 5 weeks to the Norwich bear fair now and I have 11 finished and 5 more to go.I make a lot of smaller bears now so my table will probably still look empty even with that amount.I refuse completely though to do any more than planned so that they are hopefully finished a week before the fair.I don't like the pressure of leaving it all to the last minute as I am not the fastest bear maker and won't compromise quality for the sake of doing just one more!!!