Thursday, 18 June 2020

Wild Flower Collection


Hello and welcome to our Wild Flower Collection....

We know that these times have been very challenging hoping that you are all keeping well and staying safe.

Our latest designs have been inspired by wild flowers with a nod to the 70's love & peace festival vibes using vintage and antique textiles.



WILD ROSE


WILD ROSE

Wild Rose is 3.5"or 9cm high created from hand dyed mohair in pale rose pink.
She wears a silk fringed bodice embroidered with flowers which is
a small fragment repurposed from a antique piano shawl.
Trimmed with a tiny vintage floral charm.
 Her petal skirt has been created from a faded rose millinery flower.
She wears hand dyed faded pink velvet shoes hand made by ourselves.
Wild rose wears a boho headpiece with pink and yellow vintage flowers.

ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED




RHIANNON


RHIANNON

RHIANNON

Rhiannon is 3.5" or 9cm high created from hand dyed mohair in faded dark blonde.
Rhiannon is named after a Fleetwood Mac song inspired by Stevie Nicks who loved this boho style.
She wears a antique fringed black silk jacket with exquisite embroidered flowers which I have repurposed from a antique Chinese silk shawl.
Trimmed antique black glass button and lace and flower headpiece and vintage bouquet.
Rhiannon wears our hand made shoes in a soft coral pink velvet.

ONE OFF 1/1


DONOVAN


DONOVAN
Donovan is 3.25" or 8cm high miniature bear in hand dyed mohair in faded gold.
He wears a antique blue and silver thread boho jacket edged with velvet and floral silk ribbon.
Cream trousers and blue handmade velvet blue shoes.
Trimmed with multicoloured glass bead necklace and he carries a bouquet of dried wild flowers.

ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED



PATCHOULI


PATCHOULI

Patchouli is 3.5 or 9cm high in hand dyed mohair in foxglove pink.
Patchouli wears a boho long duster jacket in a gorgeous floral printed vintage textile.
I have edged her jacket with velvet and added vintage button.
Her shoes are hand made by ourselves in our studio and created from hand dyed pink velvet.
Patchouli 70's look is completed antique silk fringed boho head scarf 
and a  bouquet of dried wild flowers.

ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED

CORNFLOWER


CORNFLOWER

Cornflower is 3.5"or 9cm high created from hand dyed mohair in cornflower blue.
She wears a antique crochet lace dress with floral motifs and silk ribbon sash.
Her shoes are hand dyed in a deep cornflower blue velvet and hand stitched with leather soles.
Her head piece is created from a antique millinery cornflower 
she also carries a small bouquet of this wild flower.
ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED


SUNFLOWER


SUNFLOWER

Sunflower is 3.25 or 8cm high created from hand dyed mohair in sunflower gold.
He wears antique linen dungarees hand dyed in sage green
and a brown cotton gardening jacket.
Sunflower wears our hand made shoes in brown suede with leather soles.
He carries a bouquet of tiny golden dried flowers.
ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED



MEADOW 

MEADOW

Meadow is 3.5" high created hand dyed mohair in pale sky blue.
He wears antique silk waistcoat with floral design trimmed with tiny antique black glass buttons.
Hand dyed antique silk trousers with velvet hand stitched shoes.
Meadow carries a bouquet of dried wild flowers and meadow grass.
ONE OFF 1/1
ADOPTED


HONEY BEE



HONEY BEE



HONEY BEE
Sculpted Wall Art by Simon 

Honey Bee is created from hand dyed antique plush in bright gold with airbrushed markings.
Her wings are made from antique lace and gold thread.
This bee sculpture is set on a antique silk textile with embroidered pink and mauve flowers.
This is repurposed antique textile from fragments of a silk fringed piano shawl.
These sculpted wall art designs are in original vintage frames 
which Simon has converted into box frames using convex glass.
We have tried to give the appearance of a curious old display case from a natural history museum.


HONEY BEE

We have created a Edition of 3 Honey Bees
 in the round frames with the same antique textile in this design.
We are making more Bees on different backgrounds to add to the range of our previous
 sculpted wall art in Sun,Moon and Heart designs. 

 ADOPTED


We hope you enjoyed our latest collection 
Thank you for visiting.
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs or require further information of availability
please email me at

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

 p.strethillsmith@btconnect.com

or message me on facebook or instagram.

Wishing you all Love,Peace and Happiness

Paula & Simon 
xx






Friday, 12 June 2020

Wild Flower Collection coming soon.....


Wild Flower Collection coming soon....

Hello after a long break we are looking forward to sharing some new designs with you.
Next week on our blog ....





Wild Flower Collection
Thursday 18th June 
at 7.30pm U.K time

Sending you all love and Wild Flower vibes.
Paula & Simon 
xx





Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Hugglets and latest designs


Hello
we are just back from Hugglets Winter Bear Fest and we just thought we would share a few of the designs we exhibited.
There are a few pieces that are looking for new homes should you wish to adopt any of them please let me know by email or message me on facebook.

PJ BEAR

PJ BEAR
PJ Bear is 7" or 17cm tall created from hand dyed mohair in a soft pale blue.
He wears vintage wool PJ's or pyjamas trimmed with vintage mother of pearl buttons.
PJ Bear has our hand made blue wool felt sculpted slippers 
hand stitched with leather soles and trimmed with silk pom poms.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


SHUANG 
ADOPTED

GISELLE

GISELLE
Giselle is 3.25"or 8cm created from hand dyed vintage mohair.
She wears a antique shabby pink lace jacket trimmed with antique silk ribbon 
and tiny antique cut steel beads.Giselle wears our own hand made velvet slippers.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

DAISUKE

DAISUKE
DAISUKE is 3.25" or 8cm high created from hand dyed vintage mohair in faded gold.
He wears a dark wine antique silk embroidered waistcoat and gold silk trousers.
His hand made silk slippers are co-ordinated with his waistcoat.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED



LUANG
LUANG
LUANG is 3.25 or 8cm high is created from hand dyed vintage mohair in warm gold.
He wears a pale blue oriental silk jacket with kimono style sleeves.
Trimmed with antique brass button.Blue antique taffeta satin trousers.
Hand dyed velvet blue slippers hand stitched with leather soles.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MICHA

MICHA
MICHA is 3.25 or 8cm high created from antique mohair in faded cinnamon.
He has fur has been tinted and worn away in places.
He wears dungarees in faded blue antique cotton trimmed 
with antique ribbon braces and antique brass buttons.Along with red jersey and vintage wool scarf.
Micha wears hand dyed tan velvet shoes.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

CONSTANZA


CONSTANZA

CONSTANZA is 3.25" or 8cm high created from antique mohair in shabby pale pink.
She wears a velvet & vintage lace coat with antique embroidered flowers trimmed with diamante.
Constanza wears pink velvet slippers.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


MAGENTA VIOLET

MAGENTA VIOLET


MAGENTA VIOLET
Magenta 3"or 7.5cm high one of our very tiny bears.She is created from hand dyed dusty violet.
She sits inside a vintage china shoe and has posy of antique velvet violets in bright magenta.
Trimmed with a mauve silk ribbon.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

BERTIE 
BERTIE is 3.5" or 9cm high created from hand dyed gold mohair.
He wears cream jersey shirt with a hand dyed velvet waistcoat and dark green linen trousers.
Bertie wears our hand made shoes in a green gold velvet.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

AUBERON
Auberon is a 3"or 7.5cm high and created from antique wool mohair.
I have further aged and tinted his fur.
One of our very tiniest bears .
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED



APOLLO
APOLLO
Apollo Sculptured Wall Art by Simon
Apollo the Sun is sculpted by Simon
 and created using antique orange gold silk satin tinted and aged.
Backed with gold wire textile and gold foil leather.
Framed using a antique frame with convex glass.

 ADOPTED

Should you wish to adopt any of the designs please or have any further questions.
email me
 info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook

Thank you for visiting

Warmest Wishes
Paula & Simon 
xx








Saturday, 15 February 2020

Preparing for Hugglets 2020

Hello 
Just to let you know we are busy preparing for Hugglets Show in London.
We are in our usual stand place even though the hall numbers and stand numbers have changed this year we are in still in the same spot. Hall 3 stand 123


We will be exhibiting at the Winter Bear Fest on Sunday 23rd February 2020
www.hugglets.com

We are in Hall 3 stand number 123
10.30am -4pm

We will bringing a collection of miniature bears made from antique and hand dyed mohair 
with costumes created using antique textiles.
Some of these tiny bears will have our tiny hand made velvet or silk satin shoes.
We will also be showing a larger sculpted animal art doll and a few larger size 7"bears.

Should you be lucky enough to be visiting please stop by and say hello 
we look forward to meeting you!

We know that not all of you can travel to see us at the show in London.
So just to let our mailing list know that as soon
 as we are able to release any editions not snapped up at the show 
we will post them on our blog for adoption.

Thanks 
 warmest wishes
Paula & Simon 
xx






Saturday, 25 January 2020

Made with Love Collection


Hello welcome to our latest designs...


Made with Love Collection



SAYLOR

SAYLOR

Saylor is 4.5"high and created from hand dyed mohair in faded denim blue.
He wears a vintage linen sailor suit with blue hand dyed velvet shoes.
Saylor is carrying his sailor valentine created from our sculpted velvet heart 
trimmed with shells and a vintage p&o cocktail stick in the shape of a arrow.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

ESME

ESME
Esme one of our tiniest miniature bears at just
3" or 7.5cm high created from hand dyed coral pink mohair.
She has a silk and lace hand dyed dress with antique ribbon and velvet flower.
Esme has our hand made shoes in antique oriental silk satin.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

MAUREA

MAUREA 


MAUREA

Maurea is 3.5"or 9cm high and created from hand dyed mohair in pale shell pink.
She is dressed in vintage cotton embroidery anglaise dress with silk ribbon and pearls.
Maurea sits inside a beautiful vintage heart shaped shell box and holds a posy of vintage flowers.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


BEAU BLUE

BEAU BLUE
Beau Blue is one of our very tiniest bears 
at 3" or 7.5cm high created from hand dyed mohair in Dutch blue.
 Beau Blue comes with a tiny antique envelope with tiny victorian medallion 
which says my heart belongs to you.
Comes with a posy of vintage flowers.

Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


DARA

DARA
Dara is 3.5" or 9cm high from palest blonde mohair.
He wears a jacket created from antique oriental silk 
satin in dark peach trimmed with antique brass button with initial D.
Cream silk trousers and our hand stitched and hand made velvet shoes.
Limited Edition ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

SACRED LOVE HEART 

 Sacred Love Heart

 More Sculptured wall art by Simon this time a Sacred Love Heart.
Created from antique deep red mohair velvet and antique gold wire lace trim.
Backed with vintage red flocked gold paper.
Framed using a antique Georgian black frame with convex glass.
Looks wonderful displayed with other religious rosaries or ex-voto hearts.
ADOPTED


SACRED SILVER LOVE HEART
Sculptured Sacred Heart by Simon using vintage
 silver & duck egg blue silver lame fabric and trimmed with antique silver lace.
Backed with antique silvered valentines card and palest blue paper.
Vintage frame with antique convex glass.
ADOPTED


These sculpted wall art designs are all in original vintage or antique frames so all unique.
We repurpose antique textiles and vintage or antique backing papers.
More designs are being sculpted and added to this series.
See previous posts for our man in the moon designs.

Thank you for visiting 
x
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs please contact me
by email info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook or instagram.
With Love

Paula & Simon
xx