Friday, October 31, 2008

We Aussie Love "Big Things".....

We Aussies seem to have a love of "big" things, as tourist attractions in our towns. The very first one was the "Big Banana" which was erected outside the Gift Shop of a Banana plantation in Queensland. It is 5 metres high and 11 metres long. I think the idea must be that you are driving along, see this whopping great thing, and decide you must have to stop and have a look. Do any other countries love to have "big things" as tourist drawcards? We have lots here in Australia, and I shall show you some more over the next couple of weeks. Some of them are just plain weird!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Which One of Us........

Which of these two isn't very keen on having their photograph taken?
Big hint....not the one with four legs!!!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Named After My Grandpa.....

Here is my latest little old boy, Claude. I named Claude after my dear Grandpa, who is no longer with us. This little fellow just reminded me of him, he was just the sweetest, kindest man. I am sure he would think it funny having a bear named after him.
Here is a link if you would like to pay Claude a visit at his Ebay auction.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

This Is Right Up My Street.........

Every year around this time, our street is lined with the most beautiful trees full of white blossom. It lasts for about a month, and then, one day when they are ready, a gust of wind will remove them all like a magical snowstorm. I think it is probably the closest I shall ever get to snow!!!! So this is our dear little street. The hills you can see in the background are the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide City itself is situated on a plain, but we are surrounded on each side by the sea and the Mount Lofty Ranges. The hills are a great place for a weekend drive, with lots of lovely little towns, bakeries and wineries.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Who Loves a Sailor.....

Here is my latest little boy, CUTTY, an 11 inch little fellow created in an antique style. I always think that bears lend themselves so well to the old sailor look.

CUTTY has just gone onto ebay, and you can find him via my Ebay page on my website if you would like to pay him a visit.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Now That's A Hat.......

Goodness me, will you have a look at this hat. What was her Mama thinking?

She is just the most gorgeous little poppet with the sweetest face, dress and necklace, but how could Mum make her wear that hat? I wonder how long she kept it on before pulling it off. I think is it one of the most unusual vintage childrens hats I have seen. What do you think?

Friday, October 3, 2008

The First Member of the Floyd Family.....

I have been working for sometime on a new idea I have had for a collection of bears from the one family....and here is my first arrival, Miss Amaleen Floyd of the Floyd Family. Amaleen is the sweetest young poppet who is bright as a button and is the teachers favourite in school.

You can visit Amaleen via the Ebay Listings page on my website


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Charlotte's Looking for a Mama.......

This is my latest little girl, Charlotte. She is 16 inches tall and is made from the most luxurious, soft mohair. It was just so beautiful to work with. If you would like to visit Charlotte to see some more photos, you can find her via the "Ebay Listings" page on my website at