I love making bears, seeing the flat piece of fabric coming to life and all of a sudden you just have a little character in your hands, stuffed full of love and full of life.
HOWEVER my husband is the photographer, not me and I am ashamed to say that I often get quite lazy and end up just popping a quick phone picture online. I am not suprised that this has slowed down the amount of bear adoptions happening in my online shops.
Today I bit the bullet and photographed my entire range of adoptable bears. It was lovely to have a look at them all as they are stored in beautiful gift boxes most of the time to keep them nice for their adoptive parents.
I am delighted to say that I have sat for the past 6 hours and uploaded them all to Etsy where you can find them all. The feeling of ticking that job off of my to do list is immense! I hope that you like the photographs and that maybe a few more of my little orphansfind forever homes!
I read to a small audience who I must thank for sitting brilliantly and for making me feel very welcome! My personal Big Softie Cornling named Clementine was a huge hit and got lots of cuddles, she was thrilled to have so much attention. It was definitely worth going out in the rain for. The community space has been made into a beautiful gallery with comfy sofas and a great cafe; I highly recommend the hot chocolate and I have tasted quite a few hot chocolates in my lifetime! If you are local and have not visited I think you should go and have a look around I bet you will be surprised.
I am happy to say that I have been invited back to Devonport Live to read my second book The Enchanted Tale Of The Pirate Cornling which I am thoroughly looking forward to so please look out for more information soon.
Sat with Clementine to read my story.
A selection of Cornlings goodies to purchase.
Sat down to chat with the children after the reading.
I have an admission to make …
I have an addiction, it costs a lot of money and takes up a lot of my time but I just can’t stop. It makes me so happy and makes me feel alive!
I am addicted to … Bear Making!
Seriously, this is not a joke, I cannot stop making bears, I love them! But they do need to find forever homes because I am running out of room for them all to live in!
My latest bear is named Melody …
She is a sleepy, magical mousicorn!
If you would like to see more or fancy adopting one of my bears take a look right here! I bet you can find one that would love to live with you!
Until they find a cure for my addiction you can find new bears regularly on my Folksy, Etsy and Facebook xxx
I love making bears, their is something so amazing about turning a flat piece of fabric into a little character full of personality.
I have a bucket list of bears that I would love to make too and throughout 2017 I hope to tick some of those bears off the list. A fox was one of those bears, I drafted a pattern based around my usual bear one but extending the muzzle and adding in a white jaw and tummy fluff, pointy ears and of course a fluffy tail!
When he was finished I showed him to Harrison Webbling who immediately named him Kevin, I am not sure what the inspiration behind the name was but it seems to suit him.
He is now available from Folksy and is one of a kind however I am hoping to make a girly fox soon.
Keep an eye out for more bear creations, goodnight xxx
I am working on my newest book, Glub! He is quite a character, his story was written at least 7 years ago. The initial illustrations for my manuscript (shown below) was drawn by my wonderful husband Jamie Webb who now runs his very successful photography business Webb Family Photography and has been urging me to take Glub forward. So 2017 Glub is getting his time to shine! He will be the star of my next rhyming children’s story and is getting the needle felting treatment. I aim to release the book in June so look forward to seeing some progress pictures xxx
2016 was a great big adventure for me and my Cornlings, starting with the successful crowd funder in January right up to the launch of An Enchanted Cornling Christmas in November.
I have had wonderful readings at parent and toddler groups, birthday parties, private functions and even at 3 wishes Fairyfest.
The merchandise has got better and better with story cushions and CE tested big softie Cornlings, both of which were well received this Christmas.
2017 is going to be even better with much more to be excited about as I start my journey to try and get a literary agent and a publisher.
Thank you so much to all the people who have supported me on my journey so far, we are just at the beginning of this adventure xxx