Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

My teddy bears family and me, we wish you, all the best for the new year.

Hugs and Love.





Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snowing in Saint John

Only 15 cm, but so nice.
Schools in Saint John were open despite the bad weather.



Friday, November 16, 2012

Show is open and Collectors Choice Award

Christmas Treasures Online Show is open.
Come and visit all the wonderful creations at the address :

http://backroadbears.com/TW/show/

And I'm very honored to let you know that my teddy bear won the Collector's choice Award for that event.
If you click on the picture, you will reach the Online Show page.


Thanks a lot for all of you who voted for Jareth, my preview Teddy bear.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Online Show


Online Show for Christmas

You are invited to the Christmas Treasures Online Teddy Bears Show,
on November 16th to 18th 2012.
I will be online with my creations.
The link will be open on Friday, November 16th at 4.00 pm

Here a video I did, with their pictures and the Carol Song I choose for the Show.



See you at the special Christmas Event.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Finally News

After a long time, I'm back. I worked a lot on my 2012 Christmas Edition, for the Christmas Treasures Online Show. 10 teddies are ready. We took pictures today.


Also, at the beginning of the month, I received a Fourth place Award for Odelia, in URSA contest.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

URSA CONTEST VOTES is open



For the first time, I have an entry in large bear category this year.
It was a challenge I gave to myself, designing a large teddy bear.
For voting, click on the picture below, thanks to you all.



Here is the message of URSA Contest :


Of course it will be hard to pick your favorites from 109 entries, but we know that you can do it! You know bears!

You do not have to vote all at one time, you can return to vote anytime in the missed categories. Your computer will signal you if you have already voted in a category.



Use the directional arrow located at the bottom of each category page to navigate to the next category. After voting DO NOT use the 'close window' button as your pages will close. Best to use your back tabs button.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sales in My Yarn Store



Be sure to check our sale carefully this week, because there are a lot of surprise prices.
Our spotlights are on new baby yarns with plain, self-striping, and dots: Baby Spot, Magic Design, Super Baby.
We added 2 new items, Carnival and Angora Multicolor.

Baby Spot

Fiber Content: 100% Baby Acrylic Needle Size: 3.5 mm / US 4 Weight Type: 2 - Fine Ball Weight: 100 gr / 3.53 ounces Ball Length: 360 m / 393 yds


Magic Design

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic Needle Size: 3.5 mm / US 4 Weight Type: 2 - Fine Ball Weight: 100 gr / 3.53 ounces Ball Length: 360 m / 393 yds


Super Baby
Fiber Content: 100% Baby Acrylic Needle Size: 3.5 mm / US 4 Weight Type: 2 - Fine Ball Weight: 100 gr / 3.53 ounces Ball Length: 360 m / 393 yds


New items :

Carnival 

 Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8Weight Type: 3 - Light Ball Weight: 100 gr / 3.53 ounces Ball Length: 210 m / 229 yds

Angora Multicolor

 Fiber Content: 50% Angora, 50% Acrylic Needle Size: 3.5-4 mm / US 4-6Weight Type: 2 - Fine Ball Weight: 100 gr / 3.53 ounces Ball Length: 500 m / 548 yds


 Happy Shopping!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

And....a new Teddy Bear Girl, Odelia

I spent 6 weeks to complete Odelia.
I had a design in my mind and until I did not reach what I wanted, I redesign body and the other teddy bear parts.
A long long process, but now, I think that she is beautiful.
Here a few pictures of her



    

Now, my little kittens are 8 weeks old

Bigoune, the last kitten of the litter and who needed my help when she was born.
She hates photos... but this time, I caught her...


The second one, Baloue.... she is like her father, a Siamese.. with the colors of her mom


Sheba and Figaro, the white one and the only boy of the litter, but so sweet....



Here, again Figaro and Sheba. And in the background, her Mom, Cannelle.






Thomas, new little one in the family

On May 31rst 2012 at 1.31 am, Thomas arrived making me grandma for the fifth time.
We visit him last Sunday and here are the pictures of the little boy.
He is very quiet and calm... and looking like a big brother, Darren, when he was a newborn.
My daughter looked a little tired and pale, but happy with Thomas.







Thursday, May 10, 2012

3 new teddy bears on Ebay

This week, I have 3 teddy bears on Ebay.

Lucka is a little teddy bear girl, with a mini Yorkie ; she is 2.8 inches tall.
Here is the link where you can visit her :

The second is Kendall, 9.5 inches tall.

Karalynn is the third one, with a partially needle felted face, 9.5 inches tall.


Thanks for reading my post....

Chantal



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New members in our family

Yesterday, Easter... for normal people, it's Rabbit, Eggs, chocolate, etc..
For us, not the same pattern ; the cat we found a few months ago, Cannelle had 4 little babies.  After 2 hours, she looked like she was having some problems with the last one, the little fourth was born but with difficulties.
I helped her a little and finally the last one was alive and healthy.

Just after supper, Candy, the bird, was on Alain's shoulder and something in her behavior looked not normal ; she was very nervous, and suddenly she laid an egg on his shoulder.

And it's not done, because of the busy day, we decided to eat something quick in case Cannelle needed more help.... the microwave broke down... change of plans... guess supper had to be a bit slower than expected.

Yes I'm talking about Easter Day...only.....

I will add few pictures of the little ones.  They are very cute...
And Cannelle is a real good mother for them.


  












Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pandy, new creation is available on my webpage

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I'm pleased to present you my new creation : Pandy.
She has been created and designed by me : Chantal Giroux
Created from a soft mohair yarn.
Standing just over 4 - 10 cm tall.

Her face is finished with handpainted gentle shadings.

She has black eyes.

She is 5 way jointed.
Firmly stuffed with premium polyfiberfill.
She wears a lovely dress.
Her legs have been weighted by adding polymer clay soles. (New !!!)

She is available on my webpage
http://chantalbears.jigsy.com/pandy

And now a few pictures of the little girl

 


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ebooklet pulled from the market

I have to pull the Ebooklet from the market because of people misunderstanding the idea of the booklet ; they wanted a pattern included in it; however, because the technique is available for all types of teddy bears in thread,yarn, knitted or crochet, I did not add a specific pattern which was well explained in the item description. People could used it on other patterns from other artists but it looks like the new idea was not understood by some....
I plan to add the personal technique in the book I'm writing now that will most likely be published next year where it will include patterns and "how to".
I'm feeling sorry for that, but I had to take this decision to avoid further problems which are taking time from my beloved teddy bears and eating up the much needed time for the book. If you are still interested to buy the "how to" ... of course NOT including the pattern please feel free to contact me.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Picture I like a lot

Yesterday, I was preparing the teddy bear "Love" for a long travel, by airmail.... to Europe.....and Alain decided to take pictures.  On my right shoulder I had my bird, Candy and the left shoulder, the teddy bear.
And, here is the result.....

  
 
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

A new Teddy Bear : LOVE

I'm proud to present you, Love, my new creation :


Created with a soft blue grey and white long pile faux-fur .
Standing just over 12 inches - 30 cm tall.
Her face is finished with handpainted gentle shadings.

She has handpainted glass eyes with blue and green sparkles.
She is 5 way jointed.
Firmly stuffed with premium polyfiberfill. Love has two organza bows on her head and a collar around her neck
Her legs have been weighted with glass beads.
Her arms has been wired and she can take the position you will give her.



She is for sale : http://chantalbears.jigsy.com/love
There also you will see a lot of pictures of her, even a few in the Canadian snow !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A New Epattern released today

I received a large request from people asking me how I could give personality to my teddy bears....
Finally, I wrote a new booklet containing 14 pages and 36 pictures showing "how to"
I hope that little booklet will help a lot of people making teddy bears !!!!!



The booklet is for sale : http://chantalbears.jigsy.com/patterns-for-sale

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brittany arrived home, yesterday

Brittany, my teddy bear arrived home yesterday ; for the story, we went to Moncton, to deliver her to her new Mom... She was not at her office, so we let the bear in her office...

Here is what she wrote, when she met her for the first time....
"Hi Chantal,

She is beautiful.. so elegant and just what I was hoping for. I hope she has it for a lifetime and hands it down to her children, and their children afterwards."

If I understand very well, my little Brittany will become a family treasure.....



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

She is born on January 24th

Brittany is born ; I like her a lot, difficult however for an artist to like her work... but this one.... it took 2 weeks ..but the result is so good.
Brittany is a commission for a bithday gift..
Here the pictures, I took today ; tomorrow I will have more, but they are on my husband camera...