HandmadebyCarrie

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chloe starting bid 0.99!!!

                                                                 Adopted! Thank you

Britney Starting bid 0.99

                                                                Adopted! Thank you

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Online Christmas teddy bear show!

Please come see all the new bears this coming Sat. the 8th.  There are some very talented artist in the show.  I have 3 never before seen bears!  Hope to see ya there!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Featured.Artist in Bears and Buds Magazine

I'm the featured artist and on the cover of Bears and Buds online magazine!!!!  I'm so excited and grateful.  You can see it Dec. 1st.  I will post the link then to take you directly there.  Yeah!!!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Suzie

Suzie is 17" and very beautiful.  Go to my etsy shop today and get her for 15% off!!!.  Today only

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black friday sale!! One day only

One day only 15% any bear in my etsy shop.  11-23-12 coupon code blackfriday.  Go to link on the right:)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Linus, for charity


Linus is my Bears that Care charity bear.  He is $95.  Please click the link to go see him and many other bearshttp://www.bearsthatcare.com.au/2012-show.html

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bears that care show for charity

Judi from Bears that Care gave a sneak peek of some of the bears in the upcoming charity show and mine is included!!!  Hint:  he's the only bear with and eye showing

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pinky

Pinky is ready for adoption.  She is 12" and looks like cotton candy!! she is $78.  You can see more pics on my bearpile page.  http://handmadebycarrie.bearpile.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Upcoming shows

Bears that care is coming up in 2 weeks.  Please go check that bear out, I made him just for that show and he has never been seen.  Also, I'm working on exclusive bears for the whoiswho-in-bearmaking.com show in the beginning of December.  I have some really cute Christmas bears I'm making for that show.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

update

Just finished my Bears that Care bear.  He will be posted on the bears that care site later this week.  His proceed go to help with research for ovarian cancer.  I can't wait till I can show him off!!!!  I'm also working on exclusive bears for the whoiswho-in-bearmaking.com December show.  I may have a few bears in between now and Nov. for sale before the next show.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Show




Thank you to all who stopped by to see my bears!  I sold 4 they're going home to Colorado, Kansas, New York and Canada.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Online Bear show this Weekend!

Bearhugs4u.com bear show starts fri. and run till sun.  Please stop by and see all the bears.  Tons of artist in this show!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

upcoming show

Working hard on new bears just for the show.  I'm really excited about these new bears.  Please come see all my bears next weekend at the bearhugs4u.com show.  Also my sewing machine broke again so I took it back and purchased a 1950 Singer from an older guy in town that refurbishes old machines and only believes the old machines are worth anything.  Here's a pic

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Polly

                  Polly the Panda is 12" and very beautiful!!   She is available on my Bearpile page

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Roxanne

         Roxanne is a big girl at 17".  She is ready for adoption on my bearpile and artfire page!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Autumn Marie

                                                     Autumn Marie is ready for the cold!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Britney

                                                   Britney is now available in my shops

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Upcoming shows!


 
The first show I'm doing is BearHugs4u.com Fall show October 12th-14th.  The second show I'm doing is whoiswho-in-bearmaking.com Christmas show Dec. 8th and 9th

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sara

                                                        Sara is 17" and very beautiful!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Part 1 of bear making tuturoial

First let me start off by saying bear makers all have their own way of doing things.  I'm sharing the way I do them.  I taught myself how to sew and make bears completely by myself through the internet and free tutorials such as this one.  I hope this gets you started in the right direction!!

First I'm assuming you know how to either sew with a machine, or hand sew.  If you do not know how to do either, there is alot of tutorials on line that can help you.  Search the internet and you will find tons.  Also youtube is a great source for teaching sewing.

So you have the pattern in front of you and your wondering what all this stuff means. You can find free patterns online also if you search or you can purchase one from artfire, etsy, or ebay.
 
So first thing first, cut all the pattern piece out.   Take a good size piece of the fur you have chosen and figure out which way the fur lies. This is also called the nap.  Run your hands along it and you will see which way it lays down.  Now turn it over and make sure the fur(nap) is laying toward your body.  You will need pattern pieces: head,ears, inner and outer arm, leg, body, gusset.  The paws and foot pads will be cut out of different material such as felt or suede.  Let's start with the head, the arrow is the way the fur is laying down.  So the arrow should be pointing at you on the back of your fur like this.
 
 
So to review the fur and arrows should be pointing at your body.  That is the same for all the pattern piece with arrows.  You lay it on the fabric pointing at you.  Ok, now you start tracing lightly with a pencil.  The pattern says cut 2, 1 reversed.  That means trace it this way first then flip it to face the other way.  Arrow is still down!!  And that is your first body part traced onto the fabric.  You continue to do that with the rest of the body parts with arrows.  They will all say cut 2 reverse 1 except for the legs you have to cut 2 reverse 2.  Most important just remember to pay attention to arrows.  When you are done cutting body parts out you should have 18 piece cut out.  I forgot to mention the ears.  You need to cut out 4 of them pay attention to arrows.  Don't worry about the paw pads and foot pads for now we will get to them later.  Another thing I forgot to mention is how to cut the pieces out.  You have to have sharp pointy scissors.  You do your best to stick the points in where you want to start and do little snips just on the backing.  If you take big snips you will cut your fur and have a huge mess and your bear won't look as nice.  Take your time and do little snips, just on the backing. 

That's it for part 1.  If your confused or don't understand something leave a comment and I will answer your questions.   I will work on part 2 tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuturial

I'm starting my next bear soon and I'm going to take pics and post the whole process here!!!! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Kandy

                             Kandy is my latest bear. She has been adopted already Thank You.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Artfire

I am no longer with etsy. You can find my bears on Bearpile, Artfire, and ebay.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tabitha

 
                         Tabitha is my new girl, she is 11" and has rosy cheeks. Super cute!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lacy

 
Lacy is my newest bear.  She is a beautiful sage green and white.  She's in my etsy and bearpile shop!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rosie

Rosie is now on my Bearpile page.  She has glass eyes with whites and eye lids. She also has rosy cheeks!!

10% OFF

FROM NOW TILL THE END OF AUGUST GET 10% OFF YOUR ORDER IN MY ETSY SHOP.  JUST USE COUPON CODE AUG2012 AND IT WILL COME OFF AUTOMATICALLY.  USE THE ETSY LINK TO MY SHOP ON THE RIGHT :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tutorials to come soon

I'm going to start tutorials soon.  I will start photographing step by step my bear making process.  If there is something specific you would like to see, leave a comment!

Layla

 
                                  Layla is my new sweet bunny. She has eyelids and eyelashes!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olivia

Olivia is now available at my bearpile and etsy shop.  Go see her.  Links to the right-->>

Monday, August 6, 2012

Giveaway

Congratulations to Rachael she will be receiving Freddie soon. Thanks to all who participated
Not much longer till I draw the name that wins Freddie!  Email me or leave a comment with name and email so I can contact winner.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Giveaway details for Freddie

All  you have to do for a chance to own Freddie is email me your name at clwilmot@live.com.  I will write all the names received on a piece of paper and draw a name monday the 6th at 4pm est.  I will email the winner and gather shipping info (no cost to winner) and that's it.  That's the most fair and accurate way to do it I think.  Please only one name per email.  Good Luck!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Giveaway

The giveaway will start tomorrow I will post the details in the morning!

Giveaway

I just sold my 10th bear "Amanda", and I'm thinking of doing a giveaway.  I'm not sure yet how I'm going to chose the winner, but I will post the instructions as soon as I figure it out!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zoe


Zoe!! She turned out so beautiful.  Her hair is wild but gorgeous!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I wasn't accepted into the Teddies Worlwide show.  I was put on a waiting list :(
Maybe somebody will cancel.  On a happier note I'm working on a new bear and she is gorgeous.  Her hair is wild!!  Can't wait to get her done and show everyone!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Violet

Here is Violet!  She is available at my etsy shop.  She is 12" and really cute.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Amanda

Amanda is 9" and super cute!! She was just finished today. Go see her at etsy or bearpile -->

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm applying to the Teddies Worlwide Christmas show tomorrow the 26th.  I'm crossing my fingers I get accepted!!

Lucy

Lucy was born today! Go see her at Bearpile or Etsy push on the links to the right:)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lulu

Lulu still looking for a home!  She is 13" and has gorgeous faux fur.  Go see her at Bearpile!

Lily

Lily is still up for adoption.  She has hand painted green eyes. She is 12" and has multi-color nose and mouth.  She can be found at Bearpile and Etsy, just hit one of the links to the right :)

Freddie

Freddie is 14" and has hand painted glass eyes. He is still looking for a home! Check out my Bearpile or Etsy link to find him!
ALL NEW BLOG COMING SOON!  PICS AND LINKS TO ALL MY BEARS FOR SALE.  I'M ALSO A NEW MEMBER OF THE GUILD OF MASTER BEARMAKERS!