WineBerry Bears

WineBerry Bears
Bears Made from the Heart

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I feel like I am running myself ragged. I have been working hard and still have so much to do. Beginning to wonder if I will ever catch up. One person really can only do so much. I have 4 18-inch bears stuffed, needs eyes, nose, clothes. I have two 15-inch bears that need to be stuffed. I have 3 18-inch bears that need sewn. I just stuffed 11 baby bears and still need to sew them closed. And I think it's 7 sets of Meow Kitty Kats cut out that need to be sewn. Oh man! Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hi guys, I ment to get here yesterday and one thing led to another and I ended up spending more time in my studio than anticipated, not a bad thing to get things done!

Here are some great items for you guys to check out. These are from

As for my self here is something I have been working on.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wanted to share this studio on ArtFire with all of you. I think these prints are wonderful. I like the colorful ones the best.

Have fun shopping! I have been busy making some Chicago Bears They will be so cute, of course can't label them as such. Have some great new ideas for bears....wish I could work faster. There is only one of me....lmao, I'm sure some are glad about that fact. Have a good day everyone.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh man....I cut and cut and cut today. I have 6 18-inch bears, 2 15-inch bears, and 9 baby bears cut out. I feel like I can't stand up Now I can sit down and get them sewed up without hurting my back. I got my poly fill today, it sure came fast. I used to get 10 pound boxes but am unable to get it locally now. I ordered it and got a 25 pound box. My cat is going to be so excited when I open it. He loves to play in the stuff while I am stuffing bears. He makes a real game of it. He grabs me when I reach in to take some. He's never had this much to play in before, he should be in kitty heaven, lol. Ok everyone, going to go to bed now. It is way early for me, but I am tired of going to bed when hubby is getting up. Have a great day and will see you tomorrow. Here is a picture of Meow Kitty Kats.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Check this out on Artfire

Please visit Noveenas shop, I found these three pieces absolutly stunning.

Good evening. Been busy today. Cut out four 18 inch bears and 4 of the baby bears that I listed for the first time on Artfire today. I have been in terrible pain since cutting out patterns. It seems that it is hard on my back so I try to do a bunch at a time so I can sit and sew for awhile. I have decided not to do the show on Saturday and concentrate on a big one on Labor Day and maybe a few smaller ones during the fall season. I have some special fabrics I want to use and have decided to make some tutu's for some of the bears. I guess you don't know unless you try. I am going to try and get more bears cut out tomorrow......I have three more pieces that I had ironed up and need to get it done before they get wrinkled up. Going to stick a picture in of a baby bear.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sorry, been so busy. I went out with Stephie today and we ended up buying about 20 yards of fabric, 4 yards of tulle, 3 yards of interfacing, 300 buttons, silk flowers, bow ties, ribbon, and thread. We also ordered 25 pounds of poly fill stuffing online. Can't buy the boxes at Wal-Mart anymore. Stephie even checked and couldn't find it at Hobby Lobby, Joanns fabric, or that other place in Terre Haute. Strange isn't it? Living in a rural place does have setbacks at times. Anyway, made 13 baby bears and a set of 3 different size set of cats. Will try to get pictures on tomorrow for you to see. I have lots of work staring me in the face, that's for sure. Take care.

Sunday, July 18, 2010 are the Christmas Bears I have been working on. Finished them today. I am working on 7 inch little bears now. They are real plain with just a ribbon. No faces or anything. They are cute. I stick them on my Christmas tree or put them in baskets, or just put them some place to surprise someone. Anyway, hope to have them done by Saturday. I think I will be done when Saturday rolls's like Christmas, I'm done when Christmas Day comes. I could just keep doing forever and never be Well, I'm off to bed. Watched Nascar Nationwide race with my eyes shut tonight. Terrible..... G'nite all.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Oh man, I seem to lose all track of time anymore. I went shopping with my sister-in-law today, have the grandboys overnight, did some listing on computer....and here it is 10pm. I did no sewing at all today. I did finish stuffing the last Christmas bear last night and ironed some fabric I wanted to get cut today. I did find a couple of smaller bear patterns I thought I might add to my site. I still have a lot of work to do before next Saturday's sale. I would really like to sell off some inventory so I can sew, sew, I am in the process of finding a good place to get poly-fil without it costing so much. I used to get it by the 10 pound box at Wal-Mart.....but go figure, they quit carrying it. I sure have a love/hate relationship with that place. Being so far out in the country I am stuck shopping with them. Anyway, will try to get noses and eyes done on the four Christmas bears before I go off to bed. Good night all.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I sure don't know where the time goes. Well, I have two more Christmas bears sewed and stuffed. Working on another. I cut prices on my bears today. I would really like to get them moving. Some are cut by $29.00. I sure hope it generates some sales. I am about out of room. Rick and I may have to move out and leave the cat and the bears the I have at least 6 more bears I would like to make before the 24th. Going to a sale in Terre Haute, IN that day. Everyone take care and will post pictures once all is done.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I almost forgot....If you are looking for a very special gift for someone...go to and check out Andrea Designs. She makes shawls that would be suitable for the red carpet. I am putting three of my favs here for you to see.

Wow....I guess I missed yesterday. She what happens when you get busy. I have finished the first of 8 Christmas bears that I want to make for a show in two weeks. I will be ranting for sure before long. I just think they will be a good seller for the holiday decorating season. I have 4 bears cut out and will sew them before cutting out the other three. I would like to make more of the Patchwork ones like the one I just finished. Will post it here so you can see. I have been in a lot of pain, still pushing myself to work hard. Have a great day.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Here it is....another day gone by. I just don't know where the time flies to. I will post the picture of the Dr. Bear tonight like I promised. I made a real cute Christmas Patchwork Bear today. I still have to stuff it, but it is going to be so cute. I wanted to get some Christmas bears done for the bazars. Anyway....have been thinking about Christmas in July. Brother.... I am about ready to purchase poly-fil. They quit carrying the kind I like around here...found a 25 pound box online. Cappy(my helper cat) will really have fun with that. I use 10 pound boxes now and he loves Have a great Sunday!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hey there....another day here in bear land. I finished my Dr. bear today and he turned out really cute. I was just a bit worried with having to make my own pattern, but the lab coat is really cute. I will post a picture of him tomorrow. Since my husband put the a/c upstairs yesterday it was really nice working in my studio. I was afraid I would never get back in there unless the snow started falling. My son-in-law wants me to do that show so tomorrow I am going to get busy and make some Christmas Bears. I think they will be a big hit for decorating around the holidays. It seems that I just don't have enough time in a day anymore. I have been playing with my new embroidery machine and I must say, I am in love! I am going to have so much fun, and have tons of ideas in my head...oh, oh, scary. Well, that's it for now. Will post that picture tomorrow and hopefully gets lots done.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I am feeling blue today. It seems that traffic has come to a stand still on my sites. I'm not sure what to do or where to go from here. My son-in-law wants me to do a show in Terre Haute in two weeks. I suppose I should. This is my Winnie Bear that I just made for my newest grandson. He is getting mailed to Everett, Washington tomorrow. I sure hope he likes him. I did not sew today. It is so hot in my studio that you can't breath. My husband bought me a window air conditioner today and I am waiting for it to cool down up there. I did finish sewing my Dr. bear, just have to stuff him and make his lab coat. Well, here's hoping I feel better tomorrow. See you then.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It seems like forever since I was here. I have been working on one of my Dr. bears. It is so hot upstairs I can hardly stand being up there. I really need to put an air conditioner up there, but money, money, money. I didn't even think of the heat when I had my husband put my studio up there. I guess everything can't be Not to complain....I love my studio and do just wish it wasn't so hot. Had a great time at the grand boys birthday today. They are getting so big. They are great boys, I am truly blessed. Anyway, going to work hard and finish bear number one tomorrow. I have a bbq lunch to do with my brother and daughters family, but still need to get that finished up. We shall see. Check back Have a good one.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Well, here it is, the 4th of July. Had a family picnic today and everyone had a good time. I haven't gotten any sewing done the last couple of days. I am going to get busy and get bear one done of my order of 7 tomorrow. Have a busy week coming up so I will be ranting for sure, lol. Going to work on pattern for the lab coat this evening and see if I can't get that finished. Once I have that done I will feel pretty good about the project. Happy 4th! See you tomorrow.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Well, here it is, another day about gone. I finished my 22-inch bear today, she is a cutie. I have the fabric ready to start cutting for the Dr. bear tomorrow. She wants him in a lab coat so I will have to make my own pattern.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Not my favorite. I seem to have so much to do and not enough time to get it done. I picked up my embrodery machine yesterday....and guess what....didn't come with any thread. I had read reviews and they all said theirs came with some sample thread....let me tell you.....I was ranting, lol. I send for some online today, will just have to wait, not a happy camper. Well, it's late and I need to do something. Have a good night!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here is another day....I'm up way too early. I'm thinking my fabric should be here today and my mind is going a thousand miles an hour. Having a free hand to design these bears is a treat and also a bit scary. I have ideas running around like crazy, but can't really do much until I get my hands on that fabric. I have a busy day, want to clean up the car, go shopping, get some Anyway what I really want to do is get my new machine. My brother is buying me an embroidery machine, all I have to do is go pick it up. It should really be a new dimension for my bears. Anyway.....enough about me. I hope everyone has a great day. Talk to you tomorrow. I have to let you know that I visited a new shop on today. Lovely Things is a shop full of so many different types of items. I was amazed that one person does so many different types of crafts and arts. From crochet to fine art. Please check it out when you have the time. Here is one of my favorite items in her shop.