Friday, August 12, 2011


It wasn't until I was working on my second bear the name of the first bear came to me. The new bear's name was just there and it linked to another name which is perfect for the little boy bear. They are brother and sister and the name Bartholomew has always been a favorite of mine.

Bellamine is only 11" tall when standing while her brother Bartholomew is 13".  There are some similarities between the two as they're made from the same materials and both have the shoulder hump. Bartholomew is tall and slender with long hind legs that have a knee, and his fore legs are curved as well.  Bellamine is plumper with chubby arms and legs and is somewhat pigeon toed when standing.

I spent most of the day yesterday making outfits for them only to be told by a little girl bear that I know that bears don't wear clothes. Well I'm here to say that some bears do wear clothes and they wear them very well.

Following are photos of my two newest bear kids. While the rest of my little ones are adopted I gave life to these two.

Bellamine loves holding Katie Kottontail and Samson. Bartholomew has discover he can hear the ocean if he puts this shell to his ear.

See, how sweet she looks in her new sundress? I couldn't resist this little one if I tried.

Bellamine's muzzle is longer than her brother's and her shoulder hump may look more pronounced. Notice how her arms are straighter and quite chubby.

I'm including this photo to show off Bartholomew's new romper. I think he looks quite handsome.

These last two photos show how Bartholomew has a slender build with thinner and longer limbs. I like the curved legs and think they suit him.

Thank you Miss Joyce for sending Katie to live with us. I think she's the sweetest little bunny and I love her.

Peanut butter kisses and honey hugs,

The things I had trouble with while making Bartholomew I managed to do differently with Bellamine which made making her easier and faster. I think that if I were to continue making bears I'd finally get it all figured out. Unfortunately making bears or sewing in general isn't that much easier on the hand, so I've cleaned up my mess and put the sewing machine back on the shelf for the time being.

I purchased a stack of canvases when a local arts and crafts store closed recently so maybe my next foray will be something else I haven't done in a long time, painting on a canvas as apposed to PMC.


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

Katie Kotton Tail? OUR Katie, oh boy, don't let Mom see her. Remember, she wanted that to be kept a secret. But I'm glad you put her in that picture.

I love your two new teddy bears, they are too cute for words.

Heaps of Hugs

Jan said...

These two are totally adorable! I love their furry little limbs, I just want to hug them. My dog Rocky has a teddy bear and he takes it on walks, it is so cute to see. But he has to bite the eyes off of his toys if they have the hard eyeballs. I should send you a picture. Rocky is a Pit Bull with a very sensitive side. What will you make next???

The Bear's Blog said...

Dearest Bellamine,

Well, Katie does belong to your "mom" so you have to ask if she will share her with you.

You are a sweet little girl and I know you win the hearts of everyone who sees you.

You are a precious little girl.


Kays Kids said...

The little girl looks so proud of her new dress. She is wonderful and as for her mate, what a handsome guy.

Linda in New Mexico said...

You have inspired me sweet lady. I am working on a stuffy as well and will reveal his animal nationality soon. I've had this pattern for over 12 years....bout time he came out to play.
I love your bear siblings. They are absolutely sweetie bear cubs. Just right in every way.
Oma Linda

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Your little bears are precious!!! You are such a worker, and a talented one at that! Hope your hand is better soon!

Maggie said...

Well, little Bellamine is just as cute as can be. I love her short little legs, and her pretty dress. Bart looks quite dapper in his new duds.

yoborobo said...

So cute! And I love her sundress. It makes me wish I was about 7 years old and had all day to play with those bears. :)) xox Pam

orchid said...

Oh, Got the new dresses♡♡♡

Bartholomew and Bellamine look SO proud and adorable wearing your lovely handmade outfits!!!
Bellamine sure looks Katie Kottontail and Samson's mommy, isn't she♪♪♪
I wonder how many kinds of art works you can do♬♬♬
Take Care and hugs from Japan xoxo, Orchid.

Heather said...

aw, i am glad that barthlomew has a friend the clothes you dressed them in to! I can't wait to see what you do with your canvases! have a great saturday! xo

Leny said...

Love your bears!! They are cute!

Big hugs friend,

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Bellamine,

It's me - Prudence. I am writing so that everybody who reads this will know that you want your very own Blog. Maybe if other friends write and agree your Mom will have no choice.

Do you know how many teddy bears have a Blog? Go look at my right sidebar and see - you will be surprised. And it may make your Mom feel guilty. (o: Stick with me kid, I'll show you the ropes.

Heaps of Hugs & Friends Furever (o:

Dawn in the Forest said...

They are both so sweet!

Ascension said...

Son adorables, me encantan!!!!!
besitos ascension

Mina said...

I ADORE both Bartholomew and Bellamine and their names are fabulous! Those outfits you made are so sweet and the brother and sister bears look so happy with their own sweet treasures. Always a delightful pleasure to visit, my dear friend.

Ann said...

i am a serious bear collector! imagine my delight when i came from Mina's blog!!!
you have a new't miss a thing!!

Yael Assia said...

oh so cute, i love them both :)

Diny said...

Sweet! It is fun to make little outfits for your bears isn't it?
If this are realy the first bears you made than your good at it.
They look cute together
Are you going to knit some outfits too?
Greetings, Diny

Plumrose Lane said...

How absolutely adorable! I love the names you gave them and they totally remind me of my Dad's vintage teddy bears I spent time with as a child.

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, they turned out very cute, well done :o) Better watch out for that Prudence though, you'll find you have all sorts of bears blogging soon, take it from one who knows... ;o)


Carrie'sCreations said...

Wow your bears are fantastic!! And they have fabulous names. I can't imagine trying to make a Bear, I had a hard enough time making Christmas stockings last year. Their clothes are adorable. Just awesome!

Wateringen said...

This bears are so lovely!
There names are so beautiful!
I love your bears.