Teddy Bears, Apes and Critters Designed and Handcrafted By Linda Down
Monday, March 29, 2010
Well, once again the house is covered from one end to the other with coloured fabrics ,ribbons, wool, leather and mohair everywhere as I madly try to get my Australian Creative Design Award entry finished.....UTTER CHAOS....but I am having so much fun!!!!
At the same time I have my Fantasy Ball pieces on the go and lots of ideas popping into my head as I go...hoping it all comes together in the end and ...ON TIME!!!!
I just love this illustration 'over weight again'!!!!
I made my first bear in 1995 and in the same year I began designing my own and formed Lombard Bears Australia. I combined bear making with my 3 jobs for three years and then my (now) hubby and I made the big move out of the city and took on a 7-day a week business...end of bear making for about 9 years! I had just started getting back into bears after having my daughter Elkie, when I saw a felting demo in August 2008 and my mind was off at a million miles an hour and hasn't stopped since. I Love that needle felting allows you to sculpt in fibre! I am loving being back into bear making and boy what a different world it is today compared to when I started...WONDERFUL!!!