Tuesday, December 15, 2009

“Smiling” Open-Mouth Bear!

"Tia"
14" tall
“Smiling” Open-Mouth Bear!






Finally! I have been able to complete a Smiling open-mouth bear named Tia.
Tia was such a delight to make. She has the sweetest smile.
Tia is handmade and designed by myself.
She was made from a new pattern with a slight bend at her knees and a rounder tummy…
Tia is a petite 14 inches tall, and made from a gorgeous honey tan with dark backing mohair.
Her eyes are black glass with needle felted, airbrushed and hand painted accents.
Her nose is black stitched with a hard shiny lacquer finish. Tia’s tongue and upper mouth is wool felt.
Her paw pads are too wool felt with stitching and airbrushing.
Around her neck I crocheted her a poinsettia necklace.
Tia is five way jointed with cotter pin and washer,
and filled with polyfiber andcopper bb’s in her bottom for added weight.
Please feel free to ask me any questions about Tia, I will be happy to answer them.
SOLD


Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Baby Cloche Hat with White Rose


Sweet Angel Baby!!

I love this little hat! So sweet for a Christmas Card picture.
Made from a beautiful cranberry red with a white rose and sweet pea green leaves.
This little hat measures approximately 18 inches in circumference. Size for 6-12 months old.
$18.00 + shipping

Baby Beanie Cloche Crochet Hat

I have been in the crocheting mood as of late. This is a baby beanie hat in a light pea green with a light aqua blue bow. It is available for purchase. It's size is approximately 16 inches in diamitor that fits newborn to 6 months in size. Please e-mail me for a larger size. I love custom orders. You can get the circumference with a string or a cloth tape measure.
$14.00 + $3.00 shipping

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another Doodle for Redwork




 This one is of a little German Bear. I then cleaned it up with photoshop. Idea taken from a cookie & craft mold I purchased the last time we were in Fredericksburg.
I bought it at my favorite store there, "Der Kuchen Laden," ~~Love It~~

 I'm actually just about finished with the redwork embroidery. Trying to decide if I want to make him a pillow or frame it into a pic. Maybe I might add some writing in German like, "Willkommen,"(Welcome) or "Zuckerbär"(Sugar Bear).

Monday, October 26, 2009

Been "doodling" today.


With it being a cloudy dreary day. I've been in the mood for drawing. Here is a dancing bear I came up with. I think he is pretty neat. I'm going to transfer it onto some muslin and do some redwork embroidery with him.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Finally completed something!

My German Grandmother would be proud.... I have discovered "redwork" embroidery. I drew out a little pic, transfered it onto some linen and stitched her up into a little pillow. I loved doing it. It really did not bother my hurt arm to bad. That was a welcome relief. What do you think? I cant wait to get started on another one ;-)


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Good Day.

Today is a good day! My arm is doing a little better. I have had a gazillion ideas going through this mind of mine. It feels like I have stretched it beyond it's capability. I have been working here and there on an open-mouth bear. I've tried so hard to work on her. And only could get so far. Without the pain to begin. I'm going to work on her again this afternoon. I seem to be jumping from one project to another. I have my bear, two different amigurumi crochet critters. A crochet scarf, wrist warmers, Kanzashi fabric flowers, and so much more.....I need to get some pics and post them.
hugs, Rox

Monday, September 28, 2009

Not sure how I feel...

It's really hard to explain how I am feeling tonight. I worked this weekend on updating my website. It went well. I am happy how it turned out. My problem seems to be my arm... of course. I worked on my bear today. It seems to be ok while I am working. It hits me, the pain that is, at night. At days end when I begin to relax, the swelling sets in and the sharp needle sticking pain throughout my forearm and elbow begins. The more the days pass by, the more intense the pain becomes. All I can guess is that the nerves are trying to heal from the trauma. Ten weeks have passed. I thought it would be better by now.....

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fabric Rosettes Cake Topper!



Good Morning,
Some of you know that I have another hobby that I love, baking! This last Wednesday was my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary. Of course I had to make their cake. I also, made and designed the cake topper. It is made from fabric rosettes. It was so enjoyable to make. I have decided to add them as another item to my etsy shop. I am open to accepting custom orders. Anything is possible when it comes to decorating cakes!
Thanks,
Roxanne

Monday, September 21, 2009

Coming along..

Things here have been coming along pretty good. I have begun cutting out a new mohair open mouth teddy bear. I'll continue to work on it as long my arm will allow. I still have numbness and needle stabbing pain around my elbow and forearm. Here we are at 9 weeks since the accident. I thought that it would be completely healed by now. Apparently there is some nerve damage. I guess I should be patient and give it some more time. And thankful that it was not worse than it was.....
Things have been really quiet here in my little corner of the teddy world. Hopefully I have not been out of the "public eye" to long.
I will try to keep things updated with my new teddy bear project.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Few things available on my ETSY

I have added a couple new items to my ETSY Shop, while working on a new mohair vintage style teddy.
Please take a look at what I have made!

bearpawsbyroxanne etsy shop

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Time for Healing

UPDATE ON MY ACCIDENT.
MY WOUND IS HEALING ALONG FINE.
I FEEL LIKE THE DR TOOK THE STITCHES OUT TOO SOON. IT WAS ONLY THE 8TH DAY FROM THE ACCIDENT WHEN HER TOOK THEM OUT. VERY PAINFUL... MY HUSBAND SAID IT WAS STILL OPEN IN A COUPLE PLACES, AND WAS BLEEDING. I COULD NOT LOOK... THE DR PUT ON SOME TAPE THAT HOLDS IT TOGETHER WHILE IT HEALS. SOME OF IT HAS COME OFF AND THE SCAR THAT IS EXPOSED, IS SO UGLY....
I HAVE SOME NUMBNESS IN MY ELBOW AND FOREARM. THE DR SAY THAT IT WAS FROM THE TRAMA/DAMAGE TO THE NERVE. BUT SHOULD HAVE THE FEELING BACK IN A COUPLE MONTHS.
I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON SOME CANDLES, SOAPS AND JEWELRY. THE SOAPS AND CANDLES ARE ON MY NEW SISTER SITE. SCHAUTTENBAUMSOAP.COM
I HAVE SOME NEW SOAPS AND A WIRE WRAPPED EARRING MADE WITH A IMAGE OF ONE MY BEAR. SO CUTE! I HAVE BEEN SLOWLY WORKING BACK INTO THE BEARMAKING. BABY STEPS...
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.
HUGS ROXANNE

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

my accident

sorry for the sloppy penmanship with this letter for i am typing with one hand.
this last sunday night my husband and i were on our property in fredericksburg tx where we plan to build our dream home, cutting a dead tree that fell on the fench. being the tomboy i am i came up behind james without his knowing to stand on the log he was cutting with the chainsaw. i slipped off the log and fell onto the chainsaw while it was still running. cutting into my arm right above the elbow. grabbed my arm knowing it was bad, holding it as tight as possible, james took off his shirt and tied it tightly around my upper arm. threw me in the truck and flew down the highway at 120 mph at times to the hospital 10 miles away. i guess i was in shock, i really did not have much pain. they imidiatly gave me a tetnis booster and started me on i-v's of demoral, and a antibiotic. i felt so bad for my husband. he was soooo upset. after the evluation and cleaning the wound, it took the dr 1 1/2 hours just to sew it up. the wound, i never really did see, just when we were in the truck i could see where i was holding it was not covered. it was awful.... blahh
it is 5 inches long and around 1 inch deep, with 25 stitches on the top layer. i was thankful that the muscle was not cut. but i have some numbness on my forearm. will be seeing my local dr today or tomorrow. i appologize if this was graphic, but that is what happened. please pray for my healing. so i can go back to my working, on my teddy bears.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Screen Print Pillow





I have been playing around with screen printing.
I make my own patterns and screens.
Then apply them to pillows I make, or tee-shirts, and handmade tote bags.
I have available this blue canvas material pillow that is hand drawn, screen printed and sewn by myself, Roxanne Propp.
There is a inner pillow filled with polyfil that is removable
through the envelope opening in the back.
$29.00 + shipping




Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Wire Wrapped Pendants




I have been busy wrapping again. Here are a few items I have available for purchase.

Monday, February 2, 2009

More Wire Wrapped Jewelry Available!








Despite my blister and callous, I have loved making this jewelry!
Please e-mail me if you are interested in owning a pair of handmade copper or silver tarnish resistant earrings.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lucky!~!~!




To fulfill my latest obcession I had to go to the local Michaels craft store to purchase more glass beads and wire for more earrings and all. Low and be hold!! Big sale on the beads! Yeah! Dont tell the hubby tho... he thinks I should be Bearin it'. Which he is right in some ways. But a girl has to do what a girl wants to do...teehee!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Transformed Website!

Yeah! I have finally completed updating and transforming my website. I am happy with the way it has turned out. I'm sure there will be a flub-up here and there, but I tried my best...
The weather here has made it a lot easier to work out in my shop. I believe that the temparture is creeping up on 80 degrees today. Beautiful....I actually have my air-conditioner on out here!!
ttyl...:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Polar Cub Available!


I have a new little Polar Bear Cub named Miki available right now from my website. She is such a happy little gal!
Pleas view her information at my website, Bear Paws by Roxanne.