Monday, 7 December 2015

Welcome to our Christmas Collection 2015

Hello and a warm welcome to our Christmas Collection for 2015.........


NORTH
North is created from antique dark forest green mohair with winter white head.
He is 7"tall has matt glass eyes with wobble neck joint.
North wears a vintage fine knitted cream scarf trimmed with antique fringing.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

NORTH

NORTH


VERITY
Verity is created from ash blonde hand dyed mohair which has been aged and tinted to a faded charm.
Verity is 5" high and has a centre head seam a wobble neck joint with matt flat eyes.
Verity really sparkles in her best dress ready for a Christmas ball or party. 
She wears a vintage pearly sequinned gown with vintage cream spotted net dress trimmed 
with antique lace and diamante trim.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

VERITY

ST FRANCIS XAVIER
St Francis Xavier named after a french saint is created from honey gold mohair
 which has been aged and tinted.
He is 5" high with centre head seam and wobble neck joint with matt glass eyes.
St Francis Xavier wears a vintage French religious medallion,gold plated on a vintage faded grey ribbon.
LIMITED EDITION ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

ST FRANCIS XAVIER

ST STEPHEN
St Stephen named after French Saint is created from antique mohair in faded cinnamon.
He is 3.75" high with wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
He is trimmed with a antique French religious medallion in silver with vintage pale grey ribbon
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

ST STEPHEN

EZRA
Ezra is created from hand dyed vintage pale blue plush which i have aged and tinted.
He stands 4.5" high with wobble neck joint and shiny glass eyes.
Ezra wears vintage soft flannel cotton nightshirt and cap trimmed with tiny antique mother pearl buttons.
He wears our trademark felt slippers hand stitched with leather soles and trimmed with pom poms.
Ezra carries his vintage wool fine knitted stocking ready to hang up for Christmas eve.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

EZRA

TASHIA
Tashia is created from vintage plush which i have aged and tinted.
She is 3.5" high and has a wobble neck joint and shiny glass eyes.
Tashia wears a antique wool coat trimmed with hand dyed pink mohair.
She carries her tiny glittered Chrismas tree and a  pink mohair winter muff trimmed with vintage flower.
Tashia wears our trademark antique white leather shoes hand stitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

TASHIA 

Yule is 4.5" high and created from antique mohair and has been further aged and tinted.
He has a centre head seam and wobble neck joint with matt glass eyes.
Yule is wearing a vintage wool red scarf and carries his vintage fir tree.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1

YULE
Yule is created from antique mohair in faded cinnamon with dark background.He is 4.5" high and has a centre seam nose and a wobble head joint.He is worn in places and traditionally stuffed with wood wool.
Yule is wearing a vintage wool scarf and carries his vintage bottle brush tree.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

YULE

OLD JINGLE
Old Jingle is a tiny bear at 3.25" and created from antique mohair in pale honey.
 I have further aged and tinted his fur to give him the look of a antique teddy bear.
He has a wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Old Jingle wears a vintage bell with red silk ribbon.
He fits in his antique wool Christmas stocking.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD JINGLE

OLD JINGLE


END OF SHOW.

Thank you for visiting our blog and viewing our Christmas Collection.
If you want to adopt any of the bears or want to know further details 
please get in touch with me either by email 
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on Facebook.

Hope you enjoyed seeing our latest creations.
Wishing you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Paula & Simon
xx









Monday, 30 November 2015

Christmas Collection 2015

You are cordially invited to our Christmas Collection 2015 



Our latest designs this week on our blog Thursday 3rd December at 7.30pm
hope you can join us.x

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Winner of our Polar Bear Brooch is ........

A big thank you to all of you who went and added themselves to our mailing list or gave us a like on facebook.
So the winner of our Polar Bear Brooch free giveaway is........



Jill Gillies! Congratulations this polar bear brooch will be finding its way in the post to you.
To those who are not lucky this time you can still go find a few left in our Etsy shop.
Many thanks for the lovely comments about our new brooches.
With Warmest Winter Wishes 
Paula & Simon
x

Monday, 9 November 2015

Polar Bear Christmas Brooch Free Give Away!

Polar Bear Christmas Brooch Free Give Away!

As winter and the festive season is nearly here we thought we would like share some joy on our blog.
As some of you may know we made some bunny rabbit brooches a while back and I have been asking Simon to sculpt me some bear brooches for ages.
So we now have two new bears in our collection of brooches.One is a polar bear and the other a dark brown grizzly bear.


Polar Bear Brooch

This cute polar bear brooch is sculpted and hand made in our studio.

To be included in our free giveaway draw for our latest Polar Bear Brooch all you need to do is add yourself to our mailing list and like us on our facebook Shultz Characters page.www.facebook.com/ShultzCharacterDesigns/
All collectors already on our mailing list will be added to the draw.
The winner will be drawn out of the hat a week today 16th November 2015.
I will announce the winner on my blog.
Polar Bear brooch is approx 3.5" long and made from alpaca fur plush and backed with wool felt.

If you wanted to buy one of our new bear brooches for a christmas stocking gift they are now available on our new etsy shop we have just opened for christmas.You can also see a new fox brooch in vintage velvet as well as the bunny brooches.
To visit our etsy shop etsy.com/shop/PaulaStrethillSmith




Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Spooktacular Halloween Collection


Good evening and welcome to our.....Spooktacular Halloween Collection


FRANKIE & his pet Spider
FRANKIE
Frankie is 6"high and created from antique mohair in bonfire orange 
which has a black backing
He has a wobble neck and a centre head seam with black glass eyes.
Frankie has his own little pet spider on his hand made from antique velvet.
Limited Edition One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED
For those of you who are scared of spiders please look away now!


 Frankies spider

SABRINA
SABRINA
Sabrina is 3" high created from antique cream mohair.
She has a wobble neck joint and glass eyes.
Sabrina is trimmed with a antique jet black button and vintage lace bow.
She sits beside her vintage velvet witches hat which is trimmed in feathers,
 lace antique jet black button and silk ribbon.
Limited Edition One of kind 1/1 ADOPTED

BANJO CAT

BANJO CAT
BANJO CAT
Banjo Cat is 8" high and created from black alpaca plush.
Banjo is one of our sculpted character designs made using our own unique mold 
which is inside the head.
He has hand painted wooden eyes made from vintage boot type button.
Banjo cat wears a vintage pleated collar with silk bow and stripey cotton trouser.
He wears our vintage leather sculpted shoes in dark teal hand stitched with leather soles.
This cat loves to sing and dance and play his vintage cotton reel banjo.!
Limited Edition Number 1 of 1

JACINTHE

JACINTHE
Jacinthe is 3" high and created from antique mohair in ash blonde colour
He has a centre seam head with a wobble neck joint and matt glass eyes.
Jacinthe comes with his own little felt pumpkin ready to carve for halloween.x
Limited Edition One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST

WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
Wicked Witch of the West is 4" and 5" to tip of her witches hat.
She is created from potion green antique mohair with black backing.
This little witch wears a vintage velvet cape lined in silk and trimmed with Victorian jet black beading.Her hat is made from wool felt and trimmed with vintage lace,feathers and vintage emerald green diamante.
Wicked witch of the west comes complete with magic broomstick!
Limited Edition One off 1/1 ADOPTED


THANK YOU for visiting our blog we wish you all a spooktacular Halloween.
x

Should you wish to adopt any of our spooky designs
contact me at info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.





Friday, 16 October 2015

Spooktacular Halloween Collection


You are invited to join us for our

Spooktacular Halloween Collection 


Tuesday 27th October from 7.30pm 
We look forward to sharing some our latest designs from our studio.
Till then may our best witches go with you.
x

Friday, 18 September 2015

Hugglets Teddies Show & New teddy bear & Character Designs

We are just back from Hugglets Teddies Show in London and want to share some of latest designs with our mailing list and blog readers.
Thank you to everyone who came to our stand and left with a new companion or two! We know that our mailing list collectors who live all over world love to see pictures of what we had on show so here is a look at some of our new teddy bears and animal characters.

MR OWL & PUSSYCAT
This piece was inspired by The Owl and The Pussycat by Edward Lear.
Mr Owl is 7.5" high and created from antique mohair has a sculpted face and feet.
PussyCat is 7.5" high and created from silk plush again with our sculpted face,paws and shoes.
One of a kind 1/1 ADOPTED

BOBBY
Bobby is 3" high created from antique mohair in dark taupe 
Wobble neck joint matt glass eyes.Vintage cotton jacket with vintage french trim.
One of a Kind 1/1.ADOPTED


OBADIAH

Obadiah is 5"high and made from antique mohair in faded cinnamon.
He has a cone shaped nose with centre seam head, matt glass eyes and wobble neck joint.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED
NED
NED
Ned is 3"high our smallest miniature bear.Created from antique plush in old cream.
He has shiny glass eyes and faded grey stitched nose.Wobble neck joint.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

MYRTLE

MYRTLE
Myrtle stands 3.75" high created from old gold mohair.She has a matt glass eyes and wobble neck joint.
Myrtle wears a antique lace dress trimmed with vintage flowers and silk ribbon.
Limited Edition Number 1/1  ADOPTED

NORBERT

NORBERT
Norbert stands 3.75" tall and is made from antique mohair in dusty taupe.
He has matt glass eyes and long thin snout.Norbert wears a vintage French velvet waistcoat with tiny brass buttons.Scottish tweed trousers and our leather shoes handmade in our studio.
Limited Edition 1/3 Number 1 ADOPTED

GRETA
GRETA
Greta stands 3.25" high and is made from antique mohair in old gold.
She has centre seam head ,matt glass eyes and wobble neck joint
Greta wears a beautiful delicate antique lace skirt trimmed with diamente and vintage flowers.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED


MORDECAI

MORDECAI
Mordecai stands 3.75" high and created from vintage plush in old cream.
He has matt boot button glass eyes and a wobble neck joint.
Mordecai is wearing a antique linen sailor suit with vintage french linen trim.
His shoes are made by hand with our own sculpts and handstitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition 1 of 1 ADOPTED



NOODLE




NOODLE
Noodle is 5.5" high and created from antique wool plush and mixed with black alpaca.
This vintage looking panda has shiny glass eyes with a wobble neck joint and worn nose.
Noodle sits in the palm of your hand and is very loose jointed.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

RATTY RAT 

RATTY RAT
Ratty Rat stands 7.5" tall created from vintage velveteen.
Ratty is one of our sculpted character studio designs made from antique textiles.
He is airbrushed and hand tinted with glass eyes and long fine whiskers.
Ratty is dressed in vintage worn ticking trousers with braces held up with antique buttons.
His cotton shirt is aged and has tiny mop antique buttons and Victorian collar.
Ratty has slight hump to his back and stands by himself in his worn leather shoes again sculpted and made by hand in our studio.
Limited Edition Number 1 of 1

TINKERBELLE RAT

TINKERBELLE RAT

Tinkerbelle stands 7.5" tall and is created from antique velveteen.
She is another of our sculpted character studio designs made in antique textiles.
She is hand tinted and airbrushed with glass eyes and felt ears.
Tinkerbelle wears and cotton vintage rodent print dress from an old dolls dress.
I have trimmed her dress with vintage ric rac trim and old lace.
She has hand made leather shoes in olive green with matching bag.
She is limited to just 2 pieces as this is all the fabric I have for the dress.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

She makes a wonderful companion to Ratty Rat who is very smitten with her!


TINKERBELLE & RATTY RAT



Thank you for visiting our blog should you wish to adopt or order any of our designs please get in touch for more details either by email: 
info@paulastrethill-smith.com
 or message me on facebook
Hope you enjoyed our new collection warm wishes 
Paula & Simon
x