Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Teddy Bears!

So I finally added some teddy bears to my Etsy page!

I made 6 bears last week and posted 5 of them. One, who was affectionately named 'Sweater', became part of the family. 'Otis' a cute and lovely brown bear sold very quickly!

If you love any of these guys, or want a custom bear, let me know! And be sure to check out my Etsy page :)

Meet Alastair! He is looking for a loving home where he can attend tea parties...his favourite tea is Earl Grey.

Meet Balto! He is looking for a loving home where he can go on adventures...he loves camping.

Meet Lola! She is looking for a loving home where she can play dress up.

Meet Webster! He is looking for a loving home where he can read novels and play chess.

Meet Otis! He has found a loving home :)

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

First Photo Shoot

So my Etsy site is finally up and running! So far I only have some headbands/ear warmers on there...but there will hopefully be a selection of cute and cuddly teddy bears on there for sale on Monday!

So to create my site, I needed to take some stylish photos to show how amazing my stuff is. Luckily I have a nice camera and a boyfriend who is quite the shutterbug. With a nice backdrop, some natural lighting, and a bunch of make-up to cover up how tired I was, we created a few shots of my headbands.

I then took a few macro shots to show the details and colours up close.
I got busy uploading the photos, choosing the right ones, and creating the postings :)

There are a total of 6 headbands for sale on my site right now! Please check them out and spread the word. 

I also take custom orders if you have a style, colour, or type of yarn in mind. Just send me a message or comment and I will be happy to discuss with you.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Irving the Teddy Bear

For Valentine's Day this year, my boyfriend and I were separated by a few hundred kilometres (about 500km to be exact). So, I decided to send him a little care package to his office to celebrate the day...and also to embarrass him.

I baked a bunch of heart-shaped sugar cookies and some cinnamon/chocolate covered heart cookies to be shared around his office, and made some chocolates and date-squares (his favourite). 

I also decided to sew him his very own Lisberry Designs teddy bear. I used one of his old sweaters that he grew out of and some army green coloured buttons. I changed up my pattern a bit to make the bear larger and more cuddle-able. This in turn made him very lanky and in my eyes...adorable.

Canada Post ended up delivering the care package a day late, but the cookies were still appreciated and devoured on February 15th. The teddy was also an instant hit in his office and became an unofficial mascot sitting on his desk. 

Talking with some of his co-workers the next weekend, we came up with the name 'Irving' for the teddy, after the name of the theatre my boyfriend works at.

I decided to make a name tag for Irving using wool roving and needle felting.

In other news, my Etsy store is FINALLY open! Please take a look around, shop, browse, share with friends, and spread the word :) More will be added soon, including a few new teddies I am working on!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

My first sale!

So last week I made my first sale!!!

My bestie Jacqueline wanted a earwarmer that she could use for running (she's an avid runner), so she asked me to make her one!

I decided to make her a cabled head/ear warmer because I wanted to test out my cable-ing skills. The cables became less pronounced after I blocked it.
 I used a wool/acrylic/alpaca blend "tweed" yarn.
I think she liked it!