Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Woburn Teddy Bear Festival

Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival

Hello,We are just back from the Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival and as promised a few photos.

Woburn Abbey is such gorgeous house with stunning architecture and the most beautiful gardens.


Woburn Abbey made the most wonderful back drop to rare antique bears
along with many talented teddy bear artists.

 ALFONZO
STUFFING SHIFTED

APOLLO
Our stand was in the sculpture gallery near the Apollo statue 
who had many admiring glances! (blush!)


We had a very enjoyable day chatting to collectors some of which we remember from way back.
We would like to say Thank you to everyone who came to our stand. Some told us they already had a bears of ours in their collection and how they much they still love owning them.

We did not preview our bears before the show as we thought this would not be fair 
to collectors that had made a whole weekend of the event and travelled long distances.
You can find lots more pictures on face book of the whole event.

So here are some of the bears and characters that came with us
these are available now to our mailing list.
Please let me know by email if you wish to adopt any or need more details.
Thanks & Warmest Wishes Paula

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

CORDELIA

CORDELIA
Cordelia stands 7"tall and is created from vanilla cream mohair.
She is dressed in antique lace dress with our handmade leather shoes.
Cordelia wears antique gold brooch plated tassel at her waist.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MORTIMER

MORTIMER
Mortimer  stands 7"tall and  created from old gold mohair.
He wears a vintage Harris Tweed suit lined in silk with antique buttons.
He has vintage leather shoes which are made by ourselves and hand stitched with leather soles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS
Maximus stands 7"tall and is crated from old white alpaca with airbrushed markings.
He is fully jointed with German glass topaz eyes and wired ears.
Maximus wears a vintage Harris Tweed waistcoat trimmed with antique brass buttons.
 Brown fine striped brown wool trousers with hand made green leather shoes.
His Bow tie is from vintage textile circa 1940s
ONE OFF 1/1 RESERVED

ROSETTA

ROSETTA
Rosetta is 7" tall and is created from vintage plush in bright pink which I have tinted and aged.
She has glass eyes and wears a vintage cotton neck frill with tiny enamel rose locket.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAURENT

LAURENT
Laurent is 4"tall and is created from pale grey hand dyed mohair
He has a center seam stitched nose with glass eyes.
Laurent has pale grey soft leather paw pads.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LAZULI

LAZULI
Lazuli is 4" High created from faded french blue mohair.
I have tinted and aged his fur in places.
He wears a vintage button tied with matching ribbon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

PHILIPE

PHILIPE
Philipe stands 3.5"tall created from hand dyed blue mohair.
He wears a long antique lace waistcoat with velvet silver wire trim and diamente studs.
Silk grey pantaloons with grey suede shoes.
The slipper shoes are hand stitched with leather soles made by Simon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

JULIET
Juliet is 3.5" tall and created from old cream mohair.
She has glass eyes apricot thread stitched nose.
She is dress in vintage pink silk and antique lace dress.
Trimmed with french silver ribbon.
Juliet wears our hand made shoes in beige leather.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

LOUIS
Louis is 3.5" tall created from antique mohair in old gold.
He wears a antique velvet waistcoat trimmed with gold wire trim.
Blue silk pantaloons with hand made gold leather shoes & tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

CLAUDINE

CLAUDINE
Claudine is 3.5" tall created from antique moss green mohair.
She wears pink silk and antique lace dress.Trimmed with silk ribbon and antique French button.
Her green leather shoes have tiny buckles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MARVIN


MARVIN
Marvin is one our tiniest bears at 3"created from antique arsenic green plush.
He is stuffed with wood wool and has German glass eyes.
Marvin and would make a cute companion for a doll.
ONE OFF 1/1  ADOPTED

JEREMIAH
JEREMIAH
Jermiah is one of our tiniest bears at 3" high.
He is created from vintage plush which I have aged and tinted.
Jeremiah would be a nice addition to a dolls house or as a companion for a doll.



END OF SHOW

Please contact me at info@paulastrethill-smith for more details.











Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nearly ready for Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival


Hello Just to let you know we are nearly ready for our next show at

Woburn Abbey Teddy Bear Festival on Sunday 11th June 2017

We are looking forward to meeting our collectors that are planning to visit on the day.
You can find us in the sculpture gallery on stand 22.

We are delighted to have a article included in the Woburn teddy bear festival magazine.


TERENCE
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED
We know that not all of you can travel to see us at the show so we will post pictures afterwards.
warm wishes Paula & Simon
x


www.115yearsofteddybears.com

Friday, 14 April 2017

Our latest designs from our studio .... Easter Collection


Welcome to our Easter Collection ....


CLARABELLE BUNNY

CLARABELLE BUNNY

CLARABELLE BUNNY

Clarabell Bunny is 10" high to tip of ears to top of head 8"high.
Created from hand dyed alpaca in soft french grey with darker airbrushed tones.
With a Japanese cream silk plush front bib markings.
Wobble neck joint with antique brown glass eyes.
Clarabelle has wired ears lined with Japanese silk fur which have been tinted pink.
She has pressed sculpted footpads from antique suede which have tinted and aged.
Clarabelle wears a vintage silver egg shaped charm around her neck tied with pink ribbon.
Comes with a posy soft grey antique flowers.
Limited Edition  One off 1/1 ADOPTED




BLUEBELLE

Bluebelle is 4.5"tall and created from hand dyed mohair in the colour of bluebells.
I have over aged and tinted her fur to give her the appearance of a vintage bear.
She has shiny glass eyes and with a skipped stitched nose.
She has cream wool felt foot pads and stuffed with fine wood wool.
She wears a silk matching ribbon with a vintage easter charm.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1ADOPTED


PASCALE

PASCALE

Pascale measures 3.75"high created from dusty pink mohair.
She wears a antique spotted lace dress with net petticoat.
Trimmed with silk ribbon and antique fragment of a crystal rosary charm.
Pascale wears our hand made vintage leather shoes in pale beige.
She carries a small posy of vintage pink flowers.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MATTHIAS

MATTHIAS

Matthias is 3.75" high and created from hand dyed mohair in a duck egg blue colour.
He is dressed in silk pantaloons and antique lace waistcoat trimmed with antique french button.
Matthias wears our hand made shoes in washed white antique leather.
These are hand stitched with leather soles and trimmed with tiny brass buckles and silk.
Limited Edition One off 1/1 ADOPTED

POUPON

POUPON

Poupon is 3.75" high to tip of ear 3"to top of head.
Created from soft alpaca in fawn colour
Poupon has wired ears lined in Japanese Silk and tinted.
This tiny bunny wears a vintage embroidered cotton pinafore made from a babies bib.
Poupon has pale blue leather shoes made by ourselves.
Comes with a silk ribbon and posy of vintage blue flowers.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY EASTER

Paula & Simon
x

Thank you for visiting our blog should you wish to adopt any of the designs
Please contact me for availability and further details.

info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.





Friday, 7 April 2017

Easter Collection coming soon....



Hello we have been busy in the studio creating a few designs for easter.




We hope you will join us on Wednesday 12th April at 8pm on our blog.
Wishing you all a very Joyful Easter.
Paula & Simon
x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Hugglets Winter Bear Fest 2017 & New Designs


Hugglets Winter Bear Fest ........

Hello just thought you would all like to see some of the new designs we took to the Hugglets Winter Bear Fest in London.
Thanks to Glenn & Irene from Hugglets who organised a super show it was very busy with collectors.Most of our bears a sculpted artic fox & a squirrel! found new homes.

Thank you to our collectors who came and visited our stand and took home a new friend or two!

These are some of our latest designs most have already found new homes and only one bear with a few left in the edition.
We will be making fresh new designs for our spring collection and will announce the date later to our mailing list.
With all good wishes Paula & Simon xx
                       

ATTICUS
4.5"created from authentic antique mohair in a dark gold.
German glass eyes stuffed with wood wool and a little steel shot.
Limited Edition 1/3 numbers 1,2 are Adopted 

DASHWOOD SMYTHE 
Limited Edition Sold Out

TARQUIN Adopted

 CONSTANTINE 
Limited Edition Sold Out

 MARIANNE 
Limited Edition 
Sold Out

 RENNARD
Limited Edition Sold Out

THADDEUS Adopted


Thanks for visiting x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Only one week away Hugglets Winter Bearfest!

Hugglets Winter Bear Fest 2017



We are busy getting ready for the Hugglets Winter Bearfest.


You can find us in Hall 1 stand 56.
Shultz Characters

We will be bringing our latest designs and look forward to meeting with some of our collectors.
We appreciate that not everyone can come to the show and we will be delighted
 to share some of our designs on our blog afterwards.
Warmest Wishes Paula & Simon
x

Friday, 27 January 2017

Love Heart Collection.......


Welcome to our Love Heart Collection our latest designs direct from our studio...


CASANOVA

CASANOVA
Casanova stands 7.5" high and created from old gold German mohair.
I have further aged and tinted his fur in places.
He has a fixed head but it is jointed.
Casanova wears antique wool and lace jacket with gold silk pantaloons and pale blue waistband.
He has our signature shoes in vintage ruby red velvet trimmed with silk ribbon and antique buttons.
He is ready to woo you with his rose and vintage mohair heart.
This can be worn as a valentine brooch also made by ourselves.
One of a kind 
Limited Edition
1/1 ADOPTED
MASTER TRULOVE

MASTER TRULOVE
Master Trulove is 4.5" high and created from hand dyed turquoise blue mohair.
He has a fixed head joint with glass German eyes.
Master Trulove wears a vintage linen sailor jacket trimmed with vintage trim,antique buttons.
One of a kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

PEACHES


PEACHES
Peaches is 4.5" high and created from hand dyed German mohair.
The colour is very soft peach or faded apricot.
Fixed head joint with glass German eyes.
Faded black stitched nose with loose jointed limbs.
Limited Edition  3 Sold Out

MIGNON
MIGNON
Mignon stands 3.75" high and created from antique mohair in dark blush pink.
She has a fixed head joint and Germa glass eyes.
Mignon wears a antique linen and lace dress trimmed
with vintage silk ribbon & crystal rosary bead.
She wears our signature sculpted shoes in a beige cream leather.
She carries a bouquet of vintage pink flowers.
One of a kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED


ADONIS
ADONIS
Adonis is 3.5" high and created from shabby pale blue mohair.
He has a fixed head and glass German eyes.
His paws are vintage suede which I have aged and tinted.
He wears a silver heart locket on a blue silk ribbon.
He carries a posy of vintage for-get-me-nots.
One of a kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

AMORA

AMORA

Amora is 3"high our tiniest bear.Created from German mohair in taupe.
He is has a fixed head and German glass eyes
He carries with him a tiny violin (vintage mother of pearl brooch)
 to serenade you with.
Comes complete with the heart shaped box that he can fit inside or maybe chocolates!
One of a kind
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED 


KITTY DARLING
KITTY DARLING



KITTY DARLING
Kitty Darling is 7.5" high and created from soft cream alpaca.
I have airbrushed her fur with two tones of pale honey ginger.
She has a sculpted head with a fixed but jointed.
Sculpted hand tinted paw pads,wired pose able ears,limbs and tail.
Green glass hand painted eyes.
Kitty Darling sits in a pale blue wicker basket with vintage for-get-me-nots
She wears vintage blue ribbon and bell.


Kitty Darling 
One of a kind
Limited Edition 
1 of 3 Number SOLD OUT
 END OF SHOW

Thank you for visiting our Love Heart Collection
We hope you enjoyed viewing our designs sending
valentine kisses 
x
Paula & Simon
x
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs please contact me.
Email info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook.