Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sneak Preview of Our New Book Listings!

We will soon have a brand new page on our website featuring book listings related to Teddy Bear Making and general reading about Teddy Bears! We hope you'll enjoy our selections...and...if you click onto Amazon through our website to purchase, Mostly Bears will collect a small kickback (i.e. commission)!

We present a preview of our first offerings; three books from one of our favorite teddy bear making authors, Jennifer Laing:

The Art of Making Teddy Bears

This highly practical guide contains three original patterns of varying complexity, all accompanied by detailed instructions. A complete beginner will be able to create really professional bears in a very short time.

Constructing Teddy and His Friends

This book showcases 12 different animal patterns starting with Mortimer the Teddy Bear, then covering animals and fantasy characters from around the world; including Philbert the Golly, Erik the Elf, Nils the Gnome, Ickabod the four-legged bear, Tom Collins the pack rat, Esme the elephant, Viola the monkey (or chimp), Phoebe the Panda, Bluegum the Koala, Ethel the Emu and Reggie the Rabbit. All animals can be made from a range of different fabrics and styles with ideas for variations. Jennifer provides techniques to give the animals open mouths and realistic tongues, whiskers and tufted eyebrows, waxed noses, extra joints for increased pose-ability, wired ears, toes and tails.

Teddy Bear Art

Expert Australian teddy bear maker Jennifer Laing shows you her techniques for sewing the world's most huggable bears. This is a book for those of you who have tried the commercial patterns, have caught the bear making 'bug' and are now wanting to take that next step -- the most exciting one of all. Designing and creating your own teddy bears can bring magic into your life.

Or, as my grandson would say: Ta-daah!

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