Thursday, 23 June 2011

Lino cut print by Simon Strethill-Smith

Lino cut print of *Boulee* by Simon Strethill-Smith 

Today  I am featuring Simon's latest lino cut prints.
Boulee our French bulldog design has been created into a lino cut print,carved and printed by hand using two separate blocks of lino.
The print is 6 colours and is signed in pencil and numbered.
Limited Edition of 50 printed on Saunders waterford paper 190gms.
French Bulldogs are a truly special breed and are such characters.
This French Bulldog Boulee wears a ruffle and a tiny hat he is to be found at the base of the famous Eiffel Tower.
I imagine him dancing and doing tricks for treats while his owner plays the accordion. 

These prints are available for sale on Simon's  Etsy shop.....

Simon is currently working on new print designs so I will feature more as and when they are ready.
x




Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Vintage Style French Bulldog "Boulee"

Introducing....... *BOULEE*
our latest Vintage Style French Bulldog


Boulee measures 9" high in a sitting position and is created from vintage velvet plush in old cream and black.
He has a sculpted and then pressed  vintage leather muzzle to which I have over aged and added hand painted details. 
His glass eyes are also a vintage flea market find to which I have added painted highlights.
Boulee has wired pose able ears which are lined with antique black suede.He is fully jointed and stuffed with wood wool and cotton with steel shot for extra weight. His paw pads are also sculpted first and then pressed using vintage leather to which I have tinted and aged further.
Boulee wears a felt hat with red heart button with a french blue and white ruffle and silk pom pom.
Please contact me should you wish to be his new owner.(Adopted.)
x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Summer Wonderland Collection

 
Dormouse
Our Summer Wonderland Collection has been so much fun!
Thank you all for your kind words.
Dormouse and White Rabbit have now been adopted.
I do have a few available bears from this collection you can visit them on website shop page.
Should you wish to be notified of new designs as they are created from the studio please let me know to add your name to our mailing list.
x


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter

Alice


Miss Alice

So kind of you to join us for the Mad HattersTeaparty!

The Mad Hatters Teaparty
The Mad Hatter was delighted that so many of you visited
The Teddy Bear Artist Event and joined him for tea.
He had such fun giving out his muddy bear chocolate biscuits.
It was wonderful to see everyone and meet up with friends again.
Miss Alice and The Mad Hatter have now been adopted.

I do have a few bears still available and I will be posting out to my mailing list shortly.
x







Friday, 10 June 2011

Nearly Time for Tea!

 
Tick Tock is looking forward to meeting you for tea at
Teddy Bear Artist Event
Tick Tock is created from genuine antique mohair and is 3.5" high.
He has a centre seam head with a wobble neck joint and wears a vintage watch key around his neck.
hope to see you there!
Paula x




Friday, 3 June 2011

"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"

Time is running out fast here with so much to do before
The Teddy Bear Artist Event.
White rabbit is ready,Alice has just got dressed in her wonderland best.The Mad hatter is mumbling that he is the only one wearing a hat and will I join him?
Maybe I say......
I have many hats but which one to wear?
the sailor the cowboy or the french beret.?
x