Saturday, October 30, 2010

~ Plum Duff ~ a whimsical bear with a needle felted face :o)

Hi everyone!

Please let me introduce Plum Duff!  After the intense work of creating Amaroo, I needed to do something completely different.  My 7 year old daughter was trying out needle felting for the first time, so I decided to do another bear with a needle felted face.  It's been quite a few months since I created one, so I figured it was about time.  I hope you enjoy seeing him!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

~ Amaroo ~ A sweet little koala bear

Here is my newest creation... a baby koala named Amaroo.  I hope you love him as much as I do.  He was created using a vintage muskrat fur coat that I recycled.  He has open/close eyes and many more details.  Please see his web page at for more details and photos.  I've included a paypal button on his page for convenience, but if you are interested in layaway, please let me know.

Amaroo is such a cuddly handful.  He was difficult to create, especially as those tiny fingers and toes are each individually wired - I can't believe how long they took me!

Thanks for taking a peek at him here :o)

Amaroo has been adopted

Friday, October 22, 2010

Our rescue horses

Last year we adopted two rescue horses and I thought I'd share photos of them with you :o) 

This is Savanna when we first got her....

Savanna had been starved and neglected.  The rescue had her for a while, but she was still underweight when she came to live with us.  She was on a special diet for many months so she could gain weight.  This is a photo of her from this summer...

This is Logan when we first got him...

He was given to the rescue as a result of a divorce and was extremely easy to spook when he first came here.  He has gotten over a lot of his nervousness since he has been here.  Here's a photo of him from this summer....

They are both such sweethearts and so beautiful to me.  It was a dream of mine to own my own horses all my life and last year it finally came true.  Unfortunately, just as this summer was starting, I ended up with a head and neck injury which made it so I couldn't ride for a while.  I''m hoping that I'll be able to get back to that next year :o)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bear photos

I just had to share this photo I took two years ago.  Here in Northern BC we are so fortunate as we can see bears quite often.  I took this photo on a road trip to Stewart BC (about 4 hours drive from where I live).  This summer we saw a Kermode crossing the road in front of us, but I wasn't quick enough with my camera.  I did get this photo of a brown phase black bear this summer.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Melisa's Bears introduces..... Frankie!

This is the first post on my first blog ever... so please bear with me :o)  

Frankie is currently on ebay... he is a recycled fox fur Kermode bear cub who was so fun to create (even though I was covered with fur while I worked on him!  I enjoyed giving this older coat some new life.  Frankie has open/close eyes and open/close mouth as well as other details.  There are many pictures and all his details on his auction... at
I hope you can visit him there!  If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my web site at

Thank you for taking a peek at him here!

Frankie has been adopted