Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Message



Thanks to all my fabulous collectors and dear beary friends
wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Healthy New Year.


I look forward to sharing my new creations with you all in 2011.


Take care and bear hugs from Karen.


Rufnut Teddy's






Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Flurry - I love polar bears




Here is my latest feltie, meet Flurry - mini polar bear, for more details visit my website at






Friday, November 26, 2010

Jet's feeling at home











Yes, young Jet is growing quickly he is now 14 weeks, I will need to keep up with my photos. He is a chewing machine at the moment and into everything he can find!!!! He is learning quickly with his obedience work which is very pleasing.

Here are some earlier photos when he was first home, when he was about 9 or 10 weeks of age.









Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bears That Care Charity Auction - Friday 12th November







This very special Charity Event is being held Friday 12th November starting at 6.30pm, people can support this event by gathering at the RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

They will be there to support "The Bears That Care" charity auction, which is an annual fundraising event, held to support Ovcare National Cancer Centre (iniitiative of the Fight for Cancer Foundation), everyone is invited to join in. Lets help fight cancer!. There will be bears from all over the world up for auction to try and meet this worth aim. If you would like to assist by bidding on one or more bears, the foundation and its members will greatly appreciate your support. All the bears can be viewed now at http://www.bearsthatcare.org.au/

My contribution to the event is "Tommy", who is made in lovely chocolate brown Kurly Schulte Mohair, and is approximately 30cm or 12 inches standing, fully jointed, one of a kind bear, with lovable expression.

For those who are unable to attend in person, bids can be submitted via email. To place a bid, all you need to do is register by email to Judi Herschell at judi.herschell@fightcancer.org.au incorporate the following details below before midday on Friday November the 12th Eastern Australian Daylight Saving Time.

Bidder Name:
Bidder Postal Address:
Phone Number:
Lot Number : - Ask Judi for assistance
Bears Name:
Starting Bid: - remember all bids are in Australian Dollars
Maximum Bid:

Note -
On the night of the auction, where their are email bidders, once the starting bid has been reached, and if there is competition for that bear, the bids will increase by $10 and then $5 as appropriate until bidding ceases. Should the bidding on that particular bear stop within your range, then you will win that item at that price (plus the cost of postage)

Thanks in advance if you chose to support this worthy event.

Hugs Karen.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Woodend Teddy Bear show this Sunday

Busy, Busy, Busy........ No I haven't gone missing over the past few weeks. I have
been working on some bears and critters for the show.

Woodend Teddy Bear Show is this Sunday. I am so looking forward to this great show.
For those local to the show here in Melbourne that wish to have a great day out, here
are the details.

Venue
St Ambrose Hall, Templeton Street
Woodend, Victoria. Aust
Sunday 31st October 2010
10am to 4pm
http://www.woodendteddybearshow.com/

Please drop my display and say hello if your there, I would love to meet you.

For those who are unable to attend and would like to see my work please visit
my website - http://www.rufnutteddys.com/

Will share some show pics next week.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Now ain't he cute????


This is our new family friend, meet Jet.


He arrives this week at our family home, Jet is a Border Collie pup
who is now nearly 8 weeks old. He will be a welcome addition to our household.


TJ is here


Welcome to my new little friend TJ who is sure to delight, a fellow with loads of character at 9 inches standing with lovely brown leather nose. Available now on my website.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cherry Blossum time!!!




My favorite time of year has arrived, don't you love Springtime!!


Well it's Cherry Blossom time at my house. My favourite in beautiful pink bloom.

Enjoy!!!!!





Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Congrats Melbourne Ice!!!


Wow, I would like to congratulate Melbourne Ice on winning the AIHL 2010 Hockey Championship Grand Final today over Adelaide Adrenaline, they won 6 to 4 and blew the roof off the Ice House today. What a fabulous game.

What a awesome performance and season, congratulations to the team, coaches and support team. What a great game, which is so competitive and hardly fought, its given me great inspiration, to keep fighting and never give up.

Looking forward to the new season. I am hooked!!

http://www.melbourneice.com.au/


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Last call for guesses

Last chance for guesses, I will be announcing the winner of Jack tomorrow.

So if you haven't had a guess, dont be shy, just give it a try.

Goodluck

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Photo Guess - Chance to win Jack!!!
























Ok time to guess where was this photo was taken.

I like it, especially the sign on the store.

Now if you guess right you'll go into the draw for a special bear
from my stash. You can win "Jack" But you have to get it right!

Now don't be shy give it a try, just send me a comment on what you think..

Join in!!!

Xu-Li has arrived!!


Finally after a long break, a well earned holiday and some R & R, my lovely Panda Xu-Li is available for Adoption, for more details please visit my website http://www.rufnutteddys.com


Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July


Happy Independence day to all my Amercian Family and friends,
hope you had a great day.
We enjoyed the fireworks and atmosphere whilst here.



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vacation time!

Just wanted to let you all know that I am away on a much needed vacation, we just
attended our friends Wedding in Chicago yesterday which was absolutely beautiful
and met some lovely people, we have spent the last week in Chicago in some lovely warm weather, with much humidity and stormy weather.

We spent and eventful drive to our resort on Friday night through some terrific storms,
none that I have experienced before.

Have seen some baseball games and some lovely sights of Chicago and countryside
of Sheridan and Joilet for those that are familiar with the area.

We are about the hit the road tomorrow to travel up towards Canada.

So stayed tuned for more news soon.

Cheers all....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pegasus available now


Hi all, please meet Pegasus a lovely addition in soft alpaca, available now on my website, and features at the Fantasy Ball. Vote now - www.teddybearsandcritters.com
This was a great challenge to make something outside of my norm. Enjoy this magical horse!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sneak Peek




One of my latest designs presented for the ACD Awards will appear at the Fantasy Ball, here is a quick peek. Coming soon.....
Will make his debut real soon!!!!




Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lovely Puddin!!!


Meet my latest new design Puddin, what a cutie in this lovely Powder Puff Pink Alpaca, love the finish.


Available for adoption from my website - http://rufnutteddys.com


Friday, April 9, 2010

Your favorite place to buy bear supplies

Love to hear where you love to buy your bear supplies from, eg fabrics and accessories.

Please join in for some fun!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Support this years Good Friday Appeal - 2nd April 2010

Help support this years Good Friday Appeal a very
worthy cause.

For any bears and critters available from my website
and webstore that are adopted during 31st March to
5th April 2010, contributions from adoptions will be
donated to this years Good Friday Appeal.
Take a look now - www.rufnutteddys.com

The Good Friday Appeal is a unique fundraising
activity that brings together people from all parts
of the community in a very special way. The
common goal is to raise money for The Royal
Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and to ensure
that all children with life threatening illnesses
receive the best possible medical and clinical care.

The Appeal is a non-political, non- denominational
organisation that exists solely to financially support
the Royal Children’s’ Hospital Melbourne.

For more information -
http://www.goodfridayappeal.com.au/


Note - Hunny is solely available for Free the Bears
Fund only and is not applicable to the appeal

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Meeting in Singapore

Its been a while since I posted, but I have been off to Singapore this month for a business trip to meet my work colleagues from Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Singapore and USA. It was great to meet them, we had a fantastic team building exercise where we painted on a blank cavas I must say it was fantastic fun, I will dig out the pic and post it, and I work with a great team of characters who love to have fun and work of course. This was my first visit to Singapore. For those who have not been there, its a lovely clean place, no litter in sight, lots of shopping for those who want to (designer brands galore), a fabulous place to go out wining and dining. The weather hot and humid. All in all a great trip. Back to reality now!

Yes I have been making bears fantically in the meantime, I haven't dropped the ball there so too speak!!!!! Argghhhh yes its finals time in baseball here in Melbourne and we are sure loving it.

Putting the finishing touches to my lovely new design!!!!! Can't wait to finish it I am so proud!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hunny fundraiser!



Hunny is available now for adoption to raise funds for Bobo - Free the Bears Fund- you may visit my site at www.rufnutteddys.com for more information.





Sunday, January 24, 2010

Finally a website makeover.....

At last I finally spent sometime revamping my website, I am quite pleased with the results.

Take a look if you have time.

www.rufnutteddys.com

Monday, January 11, 2010

Workshop complete


Well what a great experience, my friends took up the challenge and looky, finished bears.


Congrats to Asli and Sarah on your finished companions, I am so proud of you.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oh the reality of work again!!!

Well it was back to work this week after the holiday break (11 days off), it took me the second day to get back into the swing, its amazing isn't it. Hahhhhahhhh back into it and goals to set for 2010. On the bear front hoping to produce some smaller designs and some more realistic critters, well thats my grand plan... Maybe even a Wombat, here's hoping I know they are quite different aren't they!!!!.....


Will blog again soon, I have bears to finish.


Cheers all.