Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A big Thank you to all our collectors for adopting bears this year.
With warmest wishes for 2015.
 Paula & Simon.
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Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Collection 2014


Welcome to our Christmas Collection....


ANGEL

ANGEL
Angel is 6.5"high and created from genuine antique mohair in off white.
I have further aged and tinted her fur to give the charm of a antique bear.
She is stuffed with wood wool and has shiny glass eyes.
She has our own sculpted gold leather and alpaca trimmed angel wings.
These are tied on with antique gold and silk cord they can be removed when she is resting.
Angel wears a vintage silver french religious medallion of Sanctus Michael Archangels.
She has a vintage lace skirt which is embellished with gold sequins and rhinestones.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD NUTMEG 
OLD NUTMEG
Old Nutmeg is 4.5" high and created from antique mohair in cinnamon colour.
I have further tinted his fur to give the appearance of a very old vintage bear.
Old Nutmeg has a centre seam head with wobble neck joint and shiny glass eyes.
He is stuffed with wood wool and loose jointed so he sits just like an old bear.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD DOUGLAS

OLD DOUGLAS
Old Douglas is 3.5" high and created from antique mohair in old gold and forest green.
I have aged and tinted his fur to give him a well loved appearance.
He has a wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Old Douglas wears his winter red scarf and carries his Douglas fir xmas tree.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED


OLD FIGGY


OLD FIGGY
Old Figgy is 3" high and created from antique mohair in beautiful deep red wine colour.
I have aged and tinted his fur with darker tints.
He is a new centre seam head design the first we had made in this small size.
He has a wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD JACK FROST
OLD JACK FROST
Old Jack Frost is 3" High and made from genuine antique mohair in dark gold.
I have further aged his fur to give him the look of a well loved bear.
This is one of our tiny miniature bears with a wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Old Jack Frost wears a vintage wool scarf and carries his frosty white xmas tree.
Limited Edition One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

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End of Show

Thank you for visiting should you wish to adopt any of these designs,
please contact me by email: info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or you can message me on facebook.
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Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Collection


We are busy making a few designs for our Christmas Collection 

this Thursday December 11th at 7.30pm on our blog. 
hope you can join us! 
warmest wishes Paula x

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Trick or Treat Collection

Good evening and welcome to our.......frightfully delightful!


TRICK OR TREAT COLLECTION

HOCUS POCUS
HOCUS POCUS
Hocus Pocus is 8.5" tall to tip of hat 11."Created from vintage long pile plush.
I have aged and airbrushed his fur with darker tones.Center head seam and wobble neck joint.
Antique boot button eyes with vintage thread stitched nose.
Hocus Pocus wears a vintage lace and trim spooky hat trimmed with antique jet star button.
The ruffle around his neck is made from layers of antique voile and vintage burnt orange crochet lace trimmed with victorian jet button with half moon design and more spotted antique lace.These are removable.
Hocus pocus wand is made from antique paper with hand written french handwriting,trimmed with lace and with large antique jet half moon embellishment.
Limited Edition One of a kind.1/1 ADOPTED


NEPHELE
Nephele is 4.5"high and created from genuine antique mohair in a soft faded cinnamon.
He has a long cone shaped nose with center seam,wobble neck joint and black shiny glass eyes.
I have stitched his nose with a dark grey,faded black thread .
Aged and airbrushed with darker sepia tones.
He stuffed like a traditional antique bear with super fine wood wool and weighted with a little steel shot.
Limited Edition Number One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

SPOOKY BOO KITTY

SPOOKY BOO KITTY
Spooky Boo Kitty is 7" high 8.5" to tip of hat.Created from vintage plush in midnight blue/black.
The original fur colour was a dark midnight blue and I have airbrushed black tones.
It looks more black but has spooky blue undertones.
Spooky Boo has a facial head sculpt mold and has hand painted aged yellow eyes 
with dark orange stitched nose.
I have given her white vintage linen thread whiskers as this and her eyes give her the appearance very like the black cats depicted in antique halloween postcards.
She has wired ears which are silk lined and airbrushed and tinted,sculpted paw pads in soft vintage suede.
Her leather shoes are our newest design in our fairy tale design long and more pointy than our slippers.
We have made them from purple leather which is over stained with black giving a very nice dark purple.
Her dress is brushed cotton with tiny black flower print,trimmed with vintage lace and velvet ribbon trim.
Her hat is made from wool felt and trimmed with buckle,it is removable.Around her neck is silk ribbon in bright orange,and she also carries a vintage metal lucky horseshoe trimmed 
with antique velvet flower and lace.
Limited Edition Number One of a kind 1 of 1 ADOPTED


MR PUMPKIN
Mr Pumkin is 3" high and created from genuine antique mohair in vibrant orange fur with beige background.
Mr Pumkin has well loved fur and the look of a very old bear.
One of our tiniest miniature bears that we make.
He has a wobble neck joint,matt glass eyes,black stitched nose.
His fur is the perfect colour choice for your halloween decorations.
Limited Edition One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED


PUMPKIN JACK
Pumpkin Jack is 3" high and created from antique mohair in old gold.
Pumpkin Jack sits inside a antique Vinola powder box.
PUMPKIN JACK
Pumkin Jack is 3" high created from antique mohair in old gold.
One of our very tiny miniature bears.
He has a wobble neck joint and shiny black glass eyes.
I have stitched his nose from grey/faded black stitched thread.
He is stuffed with wood wool and slightly weighted with steel shot.
Pumpkin Jack sits inside his spooky little antique powder box 
which i have lined with paper with french writing script.
The box has gold writing which says Vinola Powder,Blondeau London,Paris,New York.
I have also made him his own little felt pumkin from wool felt.
Limited Edition One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

DESDEMONE
Desdemona is 3.5" high created from antique mohair in a aged copper cinnamon colour 
to which i have airbrushed darker sepia tones
She has a wobble neck joint long thin nose and shiny black glass eyes.
Desdemona fits inside a vintage leather purse which i have trimmed with braid
 and added vintage velvet and felt flower posy.
She wears a black silk ribbon trimmed with antique jet star button.
Limited Edition One of a Kind 1/1 ADOPTED

End of Show
Thanks so much for visiting 
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Should you wish to adopt any of the designs please email me at info@paulastrethill-smith
or contact me via facebook.

Wishing you all a frightfully fun halloween.!
 Paula 
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Trick or Treat Collection


You are invited to join us for our latest blog show........


TRICK OR TREAT COLLECTION


Visit our blog at the appointed hour 7.30pm uk time. 

on TUESDAY 28th OCTOBER 2014

We look forward to showing you a few of our latest designs from our studio.
Wishing you a frightfully spooky Halloween.
Paula 
x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Kensington Show & New Autumn Designs

New Autumn Designs

Here are some of the designs that we took to Hugglets Teddies Kensington Show.
It was a lovely day and would like to thank everyone who adopted a bear or just came to say hello.
Along with our vintage look bears we also exhibited some woodland characters 
 Mr Fox and Dapper Deer certainly got lots of compliments.


Old Byron
7" high created from genuine antique mohair with a sparce long pile in old gold.
This well loved bear is loosely jointed with a wobble neck joint.
Old Byron is made from very old mohair so has the feel and of a antique bear.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

Old Byron

Mr Fox
Mr Fox stands 8.5" high and created from antique mohair which has been airbrushed reddish brown with dark brown accents.
Our woodland gentleman fox is created using our own sculpting techniques which give this chap his wonderful expression.
Mr fox is fully jointed has glass topaz eyes and pose able wired ears.
Dressed in velvet green tail coat lined with striped silk,with matching silk waistcoat trimmed miniature brass buttons.His jaunty topper is made from antique millinery velvet with silk headband,
 vintage brass bird and feather.Mr Fox wears our trademark shoes which are hand stitched and made from vintage dark brown leather long thin boots.
These are a new design made for this autumn collection.
Limited Edition Numbers 1,2,3,4,5 are ADOPTED 1 left in the Edition of 6

Mr Fox

Old Waldo
Old Waldo is 3.5" high miniature bear created from antique mohair which is lovingly worn away in places.
He has matt glass eyes and a wobble neck joint.Stuffed with wood wool shavings and steel shot.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

Malachi 
Malachi is 3.5" high created from faded black/brown aged mohair.
He has shiny glass eyes and a wobble neck joint.
Vintage linen thread stitched nose and stuffed with wood wool and steel shot.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

Emmeline

Emmeline is 3.5" tall and created from cinnamon antique mohair.
She has matt glass eyes and a wobble neck joint.
Emmeline wears a vintage embroidery anglais and linen dress trimmed with vintage ribbon and flower.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

Archer
Archer is 3.5" tall and is created from aged German mohair in antique gold.
He wears checked cotton trousers and vintage velvet waistcoat trimmed with tiny brass buttons.
Archer wears our trademark leather shoes hand stitched and created from vintage brown leather.
Limited Edition Numbers 1,2 ADOPTED 1 left in the edition of 3

Dapper Deer
Dapper Deer stands 8.5 tall and is created from vintage plush.
This woodland gentleman deer has glass hazel brown eyes complete with eyelids,eyelashes and black waxed thread nose.His antlers are wired as are his ears which are lined with silk velvet and brushed with pink.
I have airbrushed Dapper Deer a fawn brown with darker brown paws and spotted white head markings.
He wears a vintage Scottish Pitlochry tweed country jacket with moss green felt waistcoat trimmed with tiny brass buttons.His stiff collar is created from a old gents Edwardian collar.
Dapper Deer stands in his vintage brown leather shoes which we have hand sculpted and made especially for him.
Limited Edition Numbers 1,2,3 ADOPTED 3 left in edition of 6

Dapper Deer

Housey Mousey
Housey Mousey is 3" tall and created from antique mohair in acorn brown.
She is fully jointed and has shiny glass eyes, a sculpted pink nose with whiskers.
Housey Mousey lives in a little tree house with twig bed and dressing table.
In her house are lots of objects lost & found in a woodland.
Feathers,fur cones,moss and dried flowers adorn her tiny little house,
which lights up inside with tiny fairy lights
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

Inside Housey Mousey's House.


Cotton Socks


Cotton Socks is 6.5" tall and created from soft aplaca and airbrushed two tones of grey.
This Kitty has green/blue glass eyes and a sculpted muzzle in silk velvet.
Cotton Socks has wired ears lined with silk velvet and blushed with pink.
Her paws are made from sculpted wool felt and tinted.
Her tail is made from long pile alpaca fur and is wired so can be posed.
She is wearing our trademark vintage cream leather shoes hand stitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition SOLD OUT


Hope you enjoyed the photos of our latest editions.

should you wish to adopt any of  the new designs or place a order
 or require further details please contact me 
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on  facebook 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hugglets Teddies September 2014

HUGGLETS TEDDIES 2014

We are just finishing new teddy bear designs and other characters ready for the 
Hugglets Teddies show this weekend in London.

Hugglets Teddies 2014
Sunday 14th September 2014
Kensington Town Hall
Horton St
London.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you our new collection.
  Stand 56 Hall 1 

OLD WILBUR
Old wilbur miniature size 3.5" in antique mohair.Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED
Please go take a look at our new look website created by our daughter Charlotte.
Thank you for visiting
Warm Wishes Paula & Simon


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Vintage Summer Collection 2014

Welcome to our Vintage Summer Collection 


Old Blu 

Old Blu 
Old Blu is 7" high and created from vintage plush in pale sky blue.
I have further aged and tinted his fur in darker shades.
Old Blu is softly stuffed with wood wool which gives him a saggy tummy.
He is loosely jointed with a  wobble neck joint.
Adorned with vintage ribbon and victorian Austrian tiny button.
Limited Edition one of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED
Nyle

Nyle
Nyle is 6.5" high and created from antique mohair in chalk white.
I have further aged and tinted his fur in places.He is loosely jointed and has a wobble neck joint.He is stuffed with wood wool and has crunchy feel to him.I have added some steel pellets for a little weight.
Nyle wears vintage linen sailor jacket in old white and palest blue.
I have trimmed the collar and cuffs with antique braid and added antique linen buttons and a french embroidered monogram with the letter N .
Limited Edition one of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

Tatiana


Tatiana
Tatiana is 5" tall created from german mohair in old gold.
I have aged and distressed her fur and further tinted with darker shades to give the appearance of an old bear.
Tatiana has a centre head seam with wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Her dress is made from antique cotton embroidery anglais and is trimmed with pale pink vintage satin ribbon.
She wears a vintage summer floral head band which can be removed.
Limited Edition One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

Tatiana


Old Pandy

Old Pandy
Old Pandy is 4" high and created from vintage wool mohair and silk alpaca.
This cute panda design is inspired vintage 1950's toy panda's 
with the shorter arms and legs.
Old Pandy has a wobble neck joint and is softly stuffed with rounded tummy.I have added a little steel shot for extra weight.
Limited Edition Number 1/1 ADOPTED

Lilou
Lilou
Lilou is 3.5" high and created from genuine antique mohair.
In shades of old gold and blush pink.
She has wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Lilou is loosely jointed and has the appearance of a early antique bear.
Limited Edition one of a kind 1/1ADOPTED

Old Tommy
Old Tommy
Old Tommy is one of our tiniest bears at just 3" high.
He is created from genuine antique mohair in old gold
I have aged and tinted his fur to further age his appearance.
Old Tommy has a wobble neck and loose joints and is softly stuffed.
His saggy wrinkled tummy show signs of much love with his worn away fur.
Limited Edition one of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

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Should you wish to adopt any of the bears featured in our vintage summer collection
Please contact me by email at 
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or  facebook.

Thank you for visiting.

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