Posts Tagged ‘KnockieBears’

Well, Hello

Monday, August 27th, 2018

It has been a while. Many things have happened since the last post, including lost passwords etc. Admin is not my strong point.

I’ll endeavor to post a bit more frequently and catch you up with what has been happening. The biggest news was probablt the phone call late last summer from Laura at Ralph Lauren EU. Yep, you read that right. Bit of  stressy time for me. I like time to make my bears and by the time they decided on what they wanted, the deadline was tight.

In the end the bears ended up in Christmas windows in Glasgow, London and Rome. I got to see the Glasgow window. The head man at Ralph Lauren did send me professional photos of all the windows early this year though with a wee thank you letter. I was so excited.

They came back this year for more and gave me a nice long period to make them in. Should be finished soon and on their way to London. Wonder where these ones will go?

Glasgow window

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New Venture

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

IMG_20141103_174916At a Christmas craft fair last year I discovered a charming and whacky business called Hellygog. In 2 days of freezing cold in a garden centre we chatted a fair bit.

A few weeks back I was contacted by Jude of Hellygogs. She and her husband were opening a shop at Logie Steading visitor centre (IV36 2QN) near Forres. A well established centre offering shopping, eating, heritage centre and riverside walks, this was a favourite with us to take the parents to when they were up visiting. It therefore was an inviting prospect for me to participate.

Jude was hand picking items from the crafters and artists she has met over the years. She had fallen in love with a crochet dragon doll I had on my stall last year. So much so that she eventually bought it.

She asked if I could possibly provide some crochet dolls and some bears. While pondering what fabrics to use for the bears I received an email from Johnstons of Elgin to say that they had placed bundles of end pieces of fabric in the shop for sale. As we were going to Elgin anyway that day I persuaded husband to go round that way. One touch of the cashmere bundles and I knew the bears for Hellygog just had to be made in cashmere, it’s so soft and tactile.20150526_194022

So, 4 completed bears and 4 dolls later and we take a trip through to Logie Steading. What a wonderful place Jude has created at Hellygog. Although the crafters rent a space she has mixed everything up so that everywhere you look in the shop there is a feast of creation to view. Even on the third time round the shop you are noticing things that you didn’t pick out on the first two walks round. I really do wish her all the best with this shop. If you ever find yourself on the Forres to Carrbridge road please pop in. In fact if you are up this way on holiday it would make a good day out doing the walk, take a picnic, browse the shops in the steading.

A Trio of Bears

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

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Last year friends of ours were going out to the U.S.A. to see their son married. They were also meeting extended members of daughter-in-laws family. Knowing there were 3 wee girls to meet they asked if I could make 3 bears the same but in different tartans. As you can see in the first picture they were a little unsure what sort of creatures they were. They soon worked out that they were Scottish bears though.

Had forgotten to add these pictures (parental approval gained) till I was asked to make another bear for the soon to arrive first child of the best friend of last years groom. It’s always lovely to see pictures of the bears new homes.

Updates

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I am more at home making than doing admin. I am sure all artists and crafters are the same. Full of good intentions of blogging but that bit of fabric just caught my eye and would look good as……………..
And off I go again avoiding the blogging!
For this reason there is a link on the right of this page to Knockie Bears facebook page. If you have come by here looking for what I get up to you may find that the post is at least a few weeks old. Please click on the facebook link where you might just find a short note of what I am working on now. If you become a friend of Knockie Bears you can leave a friendly comment.