December 23, 2009


I hope you enjoy the glittery season as much as I do!!

A little Pupcake :)

New to Bear Pile, little Sprinkles!

December 14, 2009

A Bearykin and a Bearie

I just wanted to share a couple of my recently adopted bears, my little Sugar Plum Bearie, a celebration of Christmas straight from my favourite ballet and composer The Nutcracker! Shes made from Japanese silk plush, a special gift from my buddy Karen, I was so worried about using it but it sewed up so beautifully and is so very soft and luxurious! I hand made her wings as I usually do and made her little tutu and studded it with Swarovski crystals. She was featured in the Christmas issue of Teddy Bear Review.
And here is Tilly, my first little mousie :) I have had such fun making her I'm going to make more mice very soon, I am really enjoying making wee animal folk :)

November 29, 2009

It's that sparkly time of year again :)

Christmas is almost here, my favourite time of year, I decorate our house as soon as December the 1st hits, this year I couldn't help setting up a week early ;) I love this time of year for that magical feeling in the air, plus all that glittery sparkle and tinsel, if I could tinsel my house all year round I would hehe, here are some snaps I just took today starting with our dear angel, she has been the first thing we bring out always, she plays silent night and must be at least 30 yrs old now!

Tinsel, so pretty, so sparkly and shiny :P

Glittery star
one of our seven dwarves
ooooooh, glittery!! Is there anything better than glitter!

Good enough to eat...maybe not ;)

November 4, 2009

Happy Halloween

We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, I think it stinks, but after a Canadian friend of mine sent me a little "care package" and gave me a taste of how much fun it is, I couldn't help going out to the few stores we have here with Halloween supplies and spending up big. I felt I needed the cheering up this October anyway, (thats my excuse ;) So, our living room had a big spook job (as well as this amateur aussie can do anyway hehe). I ended up scaring myself with the fake spiders more than once which was quite funny, the fake web is so sticky, how was I to know it was attached to my foot with a plastic spider and a real one wasn't actually chasing me ;)
Anyway, going all out in the baking department too, I tried a famous USA Pumpkin Pie recipe, I wasn't sure about it at first taste, but it grew on me and I ended up eating nearly the whole thing on my own lol. Spooky cookies and cupcakes were another treat. yum!

My little bear Esme found a loving home in England, but poor Jasper is still waiting for the right person to take him home. I may place him on Ebay shortly.
So, until next time, I hope you had a fun Halloween, I envy all you trick or treaters out there ;)

October 13, 2009


We lost our sweet little girl Nala a week ago today from stroke, it has been a very hard, emotional week, it was such a shock, we knew she was older, but in true Jack Russell form, she didn't stop bouncing off the walls till that first stroke hit. I am still crying but it is getting a little easier and today, I saw a rainbow, after reading the rainbow bridge poem I am sure this was a message from her that she is happy and we will meet again. She came to live with my family from the pound in '99 and we have had 10 happy years with her, with lots of love both ways. Here are a few photos, the last one is only 10 days before her passing, I will miss my little Nala :(
Nala's Album.....

September 30, 2009

Come visit me at the Halloween Artists' Studio Trick or Treat!

You're invited to join in on the Halloween Artist Studio Trick or Treat!
I hope you'll stop by my "place" and see what new bears I have waiting behind my pumpkin door!
In aid of "Bat Conservation International" I hope you'll consider donating to this worthy cause!
Have fun trick or treating, be sure to finish the whole tour to visit all the amazing participating artists and get clues for the competition and loads more fun,
Thank you Karen Waschinski for hosting such a fun event! Enjoy!!

September 28, 2009

My first Elefant...

Emmaline is my very first elephant! I have always loved elephants, so as the story often goes with things you love, I left it a very long time to create my own, I was always too scared to make one, just incase it didn't work out! But I'm happy to say, I'm in love with my little Elefant Emmaline and have even decided to keep her for myself ;) I know more will be on the way soon though :) You can see more photos on my website, Bearykins collection!

August 24, 2009

Fairy Time...

Its been a hectic couple of months, I hardly know where July and August have gone! I've been busy finishing orders, including a special bear for a Christmas magazine issue (I know, already yikes!!), I've also had the flu to get over (not swine!). I've been having some fun too with a bear show to visit and I had a special bear artist friend come stay with me too. I have also spent a lot of time with my lovely niece and nephew over the winter, they both love baking so we've been making scrumptious things like cupcakes and lemon meringue pie ;)
And finally (phew!) I've managed to list another little bear on Ebay. Stepping away from the fangs this time, she is a sweet little fairy bear, Moya. I hope you'll take a look at this link.

Flowers at last...

After the long hot, intensly hot, summer we had at the start of this year, its been sooo lovely to have rain here where I live, pouring rain, ahhhh :) Finally the garden is getting back on track, we've had some beautiful late roses, the wistera is ready to burst out in flower, and the pansies and snapdragons are starting to put on a colourful display. I lost all but one of my (10) azaleas over the summer, here is the sole survivor! Hanging on by a thread, most of the plant died back, but I was astonished to find it now flowering on the two remaining branches in a pink shade as well as the original white colour, and look, one flower is half and half! Isn't nature amazing :) My puppy Pippin thinks so ;)

June 29, 2009

Two new bears on Ebay

Bella and Edward, taken from the romantic couple of the Twilight series, Bella was quite shy at first, but Edward won her over, see my web site for more piccies of the two and their first meeting....'spooks/lil'spooks.htm
Both available on Ebay,

June 28, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

Thanks so much to Melanie Clark from Melbears and also Rosey Day for giving me this award :)

There are a few questions I have to answer now:

What is your current obsession?

My vampire bears, my dog, and going shopping!

What is your horoscope and do you relate to it?

I'm a sagitarius and am 100% sagitarian lol

What are you wearing today?

Tracky dacks and jumper, socks and big pink ugg boots with sparkly beads sewn on the front (its cold!)

What was the last thing you bought?


What is your favorite Holiday?

Christmas, I'm a big kid at heart and love the sparkle and happiness of the occasion...singing, decorating, cooking, shopping, presents, lights happy happy happy :) My puppy lays out cookies and milk for Santa ;)

A guilty pleasure?

Tim Tams

What is your must have item for Summer?

airconditioning ;)

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be?

France, Belgium or a quaint old world shopping street.

What is your favourite piece of clothing from your closet?

My pyjamas ;)

What is your dream job?

To own a craft or gift store in some quaint old world shop in Europe, or work in disney land ;)

What is your favourite drink?

Tea, with milk, no sugar.

Describe your personal style?

Enthusiastic...Happy....Not afraid to be me.

What are you going to do after this?

List two bears on Ebay hopefully

What are your favourtie past-times and hobbies?

facebook, blogging, web design, photograpy, creating critters, my puppy, soaking up the sun and feeling the cool breeze now its glorious winter :)

What are you proud of?

Being able to find peace and still being able to ground myself and be happy in a stressful world...All the hard work I've put into my business and not giving up.

Have you got pets at home?

Yes, a doggie called Pippin, he's a Papillon. I also have two rat bag Jack Russell girls, and my sisters Westie x Maltese and kitty cat live with us too!

So I am to tag 7 others.

Those to follow are to answer the questions on the blog and replace one question that they dislike and make one of their own up.

Have fun!!! Huggies XX

June 7, 2009

Unmasking my critters from the online show!

I'm finally able to display my bears and critters from The Black and White masked Online show held last week...
Here is little Little Puppy Milo, 4 inches OOAK in a series
Eddie 4 inches OOAK in a series

Little kitten Moppet, 4 inches, OOAK in a series, still available for adoption, $150 AUD

Check out my web site for more information or please email me.

I was also very happy to be chosen by Kathy Martin from Teddy Bear Scene as a nominee with my bear Abby!

June 4, 2009


Ruth from Flutter By Bears has just given me a "Makes My Heart Smile" blog award.  Thank you so much sweetie, yes, I know, my pictures of Pippin had nothing to do with it ;)  LOL   I'm new to blogging and didn't know this award existed until now so am delighted :) 
 Here are the rules :

1. The winner may post the logo on their blog.
2.Put a link to the person who sent the award to you.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4.Put a link to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees .

I will be passing "Makes My Heart Smile" on to these beary nice friends :)

Karen Alderson Dolls and Bears - Karen

Bumpkin Bears - Catherine

Louise Peers - Louise

Ellen Borggreve Designs - Ellen

May 29, 2009

Rosalie, on Ebay!

I've just listed another little Vampire bear on Ebay :)  She is a pretty little thing, only 4 inches, in shades of pink and purple and taken from the name of Edwards sister in "Twilight"  I hope you'll have a peek, she won't bite, we promise ;)

May 13, 2009

New Lil' Spook on Ebay!

I have a new listing on Ebay this week, a little OOAK Vampire bear named Spike, I hope you'll take a look.... … CA:US:1123  I've been wanting to stretch my "wings" and make more styles of fantasy fairy bears lately, especially in my new, not so dainty style.  With all the talk about "Twilight" the latest Vampire craze in book and film I was inspired to create a "Lil' Spooks" series ~ Bearies from the dark side "bruhahahahaha" lol

May 3, 2009

Emily in Fairyland

I was delighted to receive an email from my dear friend Karen today with a photo of some real life fairy mushrooms in her garden, they don't grow where I live so I was excited to see them, but then I saw she had sat my little beary Emily on top :)  I'm sure Emily loved her little play in the enchanted mushrooms, thanks so much for the smile Karen :)

April 30, 2009

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Pippin......

Hi, and a big Welcome to my blog!  Here you will find scribbles about my favourite things, what is keeping me happy and enthusiastic about life.  My teddy bear art will feature, along with craft, photography, web fun and of course, my puppy Pippin :)
Enjoy!  Sunny Smiles, Sarah

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