Monday, April 7, 2014

New Closet Studio in Progress!

It can take me a while to settle in to a new place.  After almost 2 years of living in my new home, I've finally decided how I want my studio to be set up.

I wanted my space to be out of the way, and the room needed to have some daylight.  We do have an "empty" room (well, almost empty) at the front of the house, but it just wasn't right for my studio.  It would make the whole house look messy if I didn't clean up my work.  (WHEN, not "if" LOL!)

So we decided I would use the spare bedroom.  However, the furniture in there needs to stay.  There is an antique bed, dressing table and a futon.  There IS a nice sized closet though!  That's where I decided to set up shop.

Here was my original inspiration - a photo from Michael's using their cube storage system:


I just LOVE this, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money.  I also already had a couple of tables.  But this did give me a starting spot for an idea.  

This is what I came up with to start with....

Not nearly as pretty, but it's a start!  I've  had the plastic drawers for years; the portable tables for about one year.  At this point I've still got lots of "stuff" on the top shelf, and my mohair is in Rubbermaid tubs in 2 corners of the room.  Not real pretty when company comes to visit, but at least I can collapse the one table and close the doors on the "studio".



Just last week, after finishing my taxes, I decided to work on the studio a little more.  I found another storage area for the "stuff" on the top shelf and brought my bear collection out.  They are up there just temporarily.  

I like having the door on the left half way closed as the window is behind me and so daylight bounces off the door.  I also have a poster board there where I keep my many many ideas on post it notes!

The next step will be to put the mohair in pretty new cardboard storage boxes I ordered from Amazon.  I will put them up on the top shelf where the bears are currently.  

Then I will install some simple shelves on both sides of the closet on the inside where the closet extends beyond the doors.  The right side will have my office stuff (computer, printer, etc) and the right side will have some of my bear collection so I can enjoy it while I'm working.  They won't all fit there, but I'll have fun rotating the collection.

I can't wait to share the new photos when I take the next step!
 
 

Friday, March 21, 2014

5 New Bears - Teddies Worldwide Show

Hi Everyone,

I'm so excited, the online Teddies Worldwide Show is now open!  I can finally show you the 5 bears I created just for this show.  Thank you to everyone who voted for Lil Latte too!

The show is from March 21 - March 23 and the bears are available on a first come basis.  Here's the show link:  www.TeddiesWorldWide.com

And here is a preview of all of my show bears:

Thank you for your interest in my "fur kids"!
Bear hugz,
Laura Lynn
TeddiesbyLauraLynn.com

FreeTeddyBearPatterns.net

Thursday, February 13, 2014

3 New Bears!


Hi all!
For those of you on the East Coast,please stay safe!  My gosh what a storm!

I've just finished 3 new bears and have listed them on my website.  Please meet Wiggles, Haagen Dazs and Pudge!

You can find them on the Available Page Here on a first come basis as they are each One of a Kind bears.

Bear hugz,
Laura Lynn

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

3 New Bears Tomorrow!

Hi all!  
I've been busy in the studio again and plan on taking the 3 "new kids" into the photo studio tomorrow and updating the website.
Until then... here are a couple of "in progress" photos I'd like to share.


 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

3 New Pocket Bears!

I'm so happy to announce that I have updated my website with
3 new Pocket Bears!

I must admit, my favorite bears to make are my mini's and my Pocket Bears.

I've changed the "Adoption Page" a little bit too
so that it is a little easier to use (I hope!)

Well here are a few photos of the "new kids"
and you can find them here:


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Fluffy Work in Progress!

I'm a busy bear maker hiding inside during this chilly weather. 
We are actually getting some "almost real" snow - it's actually covered the grass blades all the way LOL!  

Here are a couple of sneak pictures of my latest
"Work in Progress"



Monday, January 20, 2014

Another Fur Memory Bear


I finished another little fur sweetie from Jeanna's Mother's muskrat fur coat in memory of her.
Now I have 3 medium fluffy bears in the works!