Teddies by Laura Lynn

One of a Kind and Small Limited Edition Collectible Artist Teddy Bears Designed + Created by Teddy Bear Artist Laura Lynn Matthews

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Slowly crawling back online....

I'm sorry I've been gone for so long! I caught another cold and then was experiencing some bad side effects to blood pressure medication.

Yeah, I'm just over 40 now and I need B/P meds - crud! I've started on a 3rd type today so we'll see how it goes. It usually takes 2-3 weeks for the side effects to show up with me.

I've been really good and I do NOT look up what the possible side effects can be before I experience any. I wait to see if I notice any differences and then look it up ;)

As for bears ;) I'm hoping to get one listed on eBay today and 4 little Teddy Tag a Longs (teddy key chains) on my website.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sorry for the delay.....

Sorry for the delay everyone. The little Patchwork Pocket Bear is done and I'm working on a few new little guys. I had hoped to finish them on Friday... but I came down with a bug. I hope you'll "bear" with me ;)

Unfortunately I won't be able to do a formal portrait of Sweetheart. The good news is that is because she's on her way home to Canada! I did get a snap of her with some daylight though. I'll post just for fun when I download it from my camera.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Bear Preview - Sweetheart!.. ADOPTED!!

Please meet my latest bear Sweetheart! This is just a snapshot taken with a flash, her formal "portrait" will be taken on Friday and it will show her pretty colors much better than this snapshot.

Sweetheart is an antique pink and white panda just in time for Valentine's Day. Both colors of mohair have gold strands woven through out. She has 4 pawpads made from soft miniature bear fabric.

She wears a simple antique white lace collar with pink hearts round her neck.

Sweetheart is 10" tall standing (yes, she can stand by herself!), 7 1/2" sitting. She is fully jointed with bolts and locknuts. She's been filled with lots of hugs, and also fiberfil, glass pellets and steel shot and plastic pellets in her tummy.

Her adoption fee will be $115 plus travel charges and yes, she IS available before she hits the website.

Sorry, Sweetheart has been adopted!


Patchwork Pocket Bear Preview

I finished this little guy's face last night. I'm hoping he and the new pink and white bear will be ready to go on the website before the end of the week. Thankfully myback - sciatica feels good when I'm in my chair in the studio!!!!!!

Also I had forgotten to mention... have you seen that cute logo for Top 100 Bear blogs to the right there? That was set up by my friend and artist Paula Carter! Thank you Paula for helping to spread the word about Artist Teddy Bears!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The beginning of my next bear ;)

Well, it's February... so pink and white (both with gold strands) seems appropriate for my next bear! Hopefully you will see the bear this week! However, I did something to my back - or more specifically my sciatica yesterday so we'll see.....

Monday, February 2, 2009

Fun Weekend with Friends!

This past weekend was a lot of fun. I've mentioned before how my hubby and I enjoy attending the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Well, that's only during the summer!

There's one person - Chet - or has organized what is called "Mid-Winter". It's a fun get together in the winter so all the regulars can catch up with each other. This year we finally decided to go... it was a blast!

One of the wonderful friends we have met thru the Renaissance Faire is Dayna. Dayna has 2 chihuahuas who are wonderful! I never thought I liked chihuahuas until I met Dayna and her chis.

Dayna comes to the Ren Faire all the way from Minneapolis. No problems for Faire, it's a weekend thing and she gets a hotel room. But it's quite a ways to drive for a party lasting a few hours.... so we told her to stay the weekend with us!

We had a great time! When we got home around 1am, we introduced Nixie and Gremlin (her chihuahuas) to Sequoya, Cleopatra, Athena, Isis and Pandora.

We gave the Girls about 10-15 minutes to get to know eachother, and after that it was smooth sailing! The whippets knew better than to chase or bother Dayna's chihuahuas as they had been used to living with Sequoya for a year now.

As you can see in the photo above, Nixie and Gremlin settled in just fine with Sequoya and Bob ;)