Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweetheart Puppies

Sweetheart Puppies

This year instead of Sweetheart Teddies for Valentine's Day I decided to make Sweetheart Puppies. Like my Sweetheart Teddies these puppies have heart shaped chest blazes. They will also come with Valentine props for display and glass heart necklaces. I currently have two puppies available for adoption to collectors on my Puppy Waiting List.

These puppies are on HOLD and I will be contacting collectors individually with an email Adoption Invitation. I will contact one collector each day until my puppies are adopted. So if I have sent you an ADOPTION INVITATION email please let me know immediately that you would like to adopt or you may have to wait until my next litter of puppies. Sorry, I have a long list of collectors on this list so I can only wait one day before I email the next collector. I would like my puppies to arrive in their new homes by Valentine’s Day.

To see more photos and details please go to my Adoption Website.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New page added / update

Today's update:

I have just added a new page to my Blog: "Cashmere and Silk". This is the page where I will show my textile menagerie that I create from my collection of cashmere sweaters and silk neckties.

On my Next Stop Fantasyland page I have added photos of my miniature Garden Dragons ... to see them please go to the end of that page.

What am I working on now?
Currently I am working on Sweetheart Puppies. These are my mink puppies that will have a heart shaped chest blaze. I am making two puppies in time for Valentine's Day. I will be offering these puppies first to the collectors on my Puppy Waiting List. 

I have also started on Good Fortune Panda #4 and when that is completed I will offer it to the next collector on that Waiting List.

I was inspired to make Sweetheart Puppies because of these heart shaped pillows that I thought would be good display props for my puppies. 

Inspirations for future creations:
My inspirations often come from the props that I find for my teddies and other animals. Here are some recent boxes and props that I have found while out "treasure hunting":

This is a lovely travel case and a Love book that is waiting for a Travel Teddy
This is a Hug Me dish and a Bear Hugs book that is waiting for a Sweetheart Teddy
 This is a tin button box that is waiting for a button Baby Raccoon
 This is another cedar cigar box that is waiting for a Cigar Box Mouse
 This is a very pretty box that is waiting for one of my Good Fortune Pandas
 This is a wonderful wooden box ... waiting for a teddy?
I found this very pretty vintage tin in one of my favorite vintage shops ... waiting for a small teddy?
This is an absolutely beautiful silver woven basket ... it is waiting for a little Easter bunny.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Patisserie Teddy

   This Sweetheart Teddy was created for Valentine's Day
"Sweets for my sweet...sugar for my honey"

Please go to my Adoption Website to see more photos and details:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Today's update:

Please take a look at my new page "Next Stop Fantasyland". On this page I share my little polymer clay sculptures that I make to exercise my hands when they are sore from hand sewing my mink pelts. Usually they are sculptures that I use for props with my mink bears but most recently when I pick up a block of clay it somehow transforms into dragons. I love dragons! Please take a look.

Valentine's day is just a month away so it is time to start thinking of making some special creations for that holiday. It is one of my favorites because I love incorporating hearts into my patterns. I went out looking for some good props that might inspire a Valentines design. I came home with these possible Valentine props (these are good but I'm still looking for more options):

I just posted my third panda from my Limited Edition "Good Fortune Panda" series. I have a short Waiting List for this panda so when I have an available panda I will contact the next collector on my list. Currently I have 6 collectors on this list and if I have enough black and champagne minks I would like to make a total of 8 Good Fortune Panda. I would like make it an 8 panda series because I read that the number 8 is symbolic of Good Fortune. So if I have enough mink to make 8 pandas I can add two more names to my Good Fortune Panda Waiting List. Email me if you would like to be on this Waiting List.

 You can see more photos of this panda on my Adoption Website

What's Next?

I'm going to take a brief break before I make my next panda. Please see my previous post about the Patisserie Teddy Bear inspiration props ... because that is what I am working on next. It will be an OOAK creation and I will be sending Adoption Invitations to every collector on my General Mailing List when it is completed.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Limited Edition Series:
Good Fortune Panda #2

This is the second panda that I am offering in this limited edition panda series. I will be sending an Adoption Invitation to the next collector on this Waiting List.

Details and more photos on my Adoption Website.Adoption Website

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Coming soon:
my first OOAK creation for 2012

I am currently working on my limited edition "Good Fortune Panda". But as I was out shopping yesterday I found this wonderful box that has inspired me to plan my next OOAK creation. This is the box:

It is really true that I LOVE boxes and they often inspire my mink creations. When I saw this Patisserie box (that happens to be a box of stationery)  I remembered that I had these little dessert props left over from the Dessert Teddy "Scrumptious" that I offered on ebay a few years back. My plan is to create a mink teddy to fit in the box (it will be a 6 or 7 inch teddy).

I hope to be able to design this idea next month. When it is complete I will be sending out Adoption Invitations to everyone on my General Mailing List. So if you are not already on my Mailing List please send me an email and I will add you on.