Friday, April 29, 2011

Humphrey the Little Hedgehog

Here is Little Humphrey, a hedgehog that is specially made for a collector in Canada.

This cheeky boy is so lucky to find a new home far far away from Singapore! Do you know that the flight from Singapore to Canada takes about 24 hours? Yes, that's 1 day and the flight ticket is super expensive!

How I wish one day I would have saved enough to fly there to visit my friends and Wayneston Babies. I believe one day I would do it =)

Good bye Little Humphrey and please say hello to you new mum!
I will miss you too...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wayneston Bears is featured on Teddy Bear Review!

More than one month ago, I received the PDF version of my featured article on Teddy Bear Review. I am in a dilemma if I could show this to everyone before this magazine is published. Hence today I wrote an email to the senior contributor and got their approval! Yippee, I am so glad that I can share this with everyone here =)

Yeah! I am thrilled to announce that Wayneston Bears have been featured on the Teddy Bear Review May/June issue, grab your copy now! =)

I am happy that I have been selected to be one of the male artists to be featured in the "Fellowship of the Fur" This is an interesting article, click on the images below to read =)

This is my first time been featured on a US magazine. I am proud of myself =D
Special thanks to TBR for giving me an opportunity to showcase my work =)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Power To Believe

I overheard this song on the radio yesterday. This song kept running in my mind, and I began to love this song, hence  I want to share this with everyone. This song reminds me of the reason why I started making bears.

So friends, I hope that my song give you some form of inspiration. I hope that you will fulfil your dreams soon and all the best!

It's never silly to believe =)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Here comes Panday, his name is Harumaku!

This week, we welcome our new Wayneston Bear on board, his name is Harumaku.
Harumaku is my latest design, he is double neck jointed which allows him to have many fun poses ^.^

I have spent a lot of time making him, it's really fun and I enjoy the process. I hope you will enjoy viewing his photos here.

I have listed Harumaku on Bear Pile, you may view more pictures of him here.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter Day!

This week everyday is a Panday for me, Panday = Panda Day! =)

I am now working on a double neck panda, you can now see that he is waiting for him limbs and arms to be jointed then stuffed. I am sure he is a boy... and i am still thinking what kind of accessories suit him.

I hope that he will turns out beautiful, it's really tricky to make a short double neck jointed bears - if I failed, the result will become another dinosaur bear :(

This is a sneak preview of Panday. He has no name yet, any suggestions?
I had a wonderful day today beside making Panday, I woke up early in the morning 7am to have a video conference with my friend from Canada! It's amazing how the internet makes things so convenient, we can even see and chat with friends on the other side of the world =)

Here's a picture of my friend Katie and her son, Logan. Thanks Katie and Logan for the wonderful birthday presents =)

Yeah today is a public holiday because it's Good Friday and tomorrow is Easter Day! Hence, there shouldn't be any excuse for me not completing Panday! Hehe, this week i am having 3 days of bear making day =)

Happy Easter everyone, may peace and love be with us. Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends!

Cheers with bunch of hugs,

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Story of Wayneston Bears - Celebrating Wayneston Bears 2nd Anniversary!

Uncle Wayne's long long story.......

Wayneston Bears was born on 17th April 2009 - the day which I created my first bear named Rosie. She is a bear which I made for myself on my 24th birthday (12th April) however I couldn't finish her on the same day... and I complete her the week after.

After making my first bear, I couldn't sleep for weeks because I am overwhelmed and excited. I hardly believe that I can create my own toy, a dream that I have been chasing since young. After making a few bears under the guidance of my mentor, I discovered the joy of bear making and was inspired to be a bear artist like him.

My real name isn't Wayne, this name is chosen because my chinese name have both initials "W & S",
eventually I have decided to name my creations "WayneSton" Bears. As I know I will be meeting many friends from all over the world, an English name will be appropriate for my friends to address me =)

On this special occasion I would like to thank my mentor, Emen Chen who taught me the art of bear making. I am very thankful for his encouragement, without him my dreams wouldn't fulfill and there will be no Wayneston Bears. THANK YOU TEACHER EMEN =) I hope you are reading this...

Last but not least, let's celebrate Wayneston Bears 2nd Anniversary! Weeee =)

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Above is the promotion that we have this month, please note that if you wish to adopt any of my creation listed on Bear Pile / Etsy / Website or do not have an Etsy account, you can email me directly and I will send you a paypal invoice.

Thank you so much for all your support, I enjoy reading all your comments. Thank you for popping by to read my blog again and I LOVE YOU ALL!!!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wayneston Kitten, Creamsicle

Creamsicle is a chubby kitten that I have specially created for a collector in US. She is the first thing that I have been working on since I am back from my Thailand trip. I have redesign her from the Melissa kitten pattern. She is made from soft Japanese alpaca fur, and I have given her hand painted eyes with glitters and colour shadings to her body.

Bye bye Creamsicle, I will miss you!

In the process of making Creamsicle, I took some pictures with my iphone.

Cutting out her pattern and setting test eyes

Setting her hand painted eyes

Jointing and stuffing

Sewn her ears and closing her openings after stuffing.
Shadings are given to her lastly to enhance her looks.
I really love the way she turns out to be =) I hope you enjoy viewing her pictures.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Birthday Bear Swap with Olga (Avateddy)

Good day to everyone =) I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family and friends this weekend.

Today I am going to share with you this lovely bear made by Olga from Germany. Olga makes adorable miniature bears and animals, aren't her expression cute? You can view her blog here.

3 months ago, Olga posted on her blog looking for artists who are interested for birthday and christmas swaps. I am glad to be one of them, this makes the swap more meaningful because my birthday is just 2 days after her's. Every year, I don't celebrate my birthday, however I would still buy something for myself :) This swap is just prefect for me, i think it's a win-win for both of us!

Here's is Aries, a Wayneston Baby that I have made for her. I am glad that she likes her too.

Swapping is so fun and I think I'm going to organise a birthday swap next year too =)
Counting down 7 more days to Wayneston Bears 2nd Anniversary! Yippee!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Lavigne has grown so much!

We had a family gathering at grandma's house yesterday. My sister and her husband brought along Lavigne, we are so happy to see her again.

It has been more than 3 weeks that since I saw her because I am away to Thailand for reservist. She has grown so much that I almost couldn't recognise her! Her face is now rounder with baby fats on both sides of her cheeks, weights heavier, her double eyelids are now less visible and she is looking now more like her dad!

I am amazed at how fast a baby grow, she is now only 2 months old. Daddies and mummies that are reading this, remember to take lots of pictures for your baby, it's really interesting to see the changes in their growth =)

I really hate my hairstyle now, had been forced to cut this short due to reservist, arggghhh...
Hope that it grows fast so that I could get a proper hair cut. LOL

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Critter - Harry the Little Hedgehog

Hi friends,

Sorry for keep you waiting to see my new creation. Today I am listing a new critter on Bear Pile, here is the link.

Introducing Harry the Little Hedgehog! He is a new design that I have created. This little boy is 5 inch tall, I think he is pretty unique because i have done something new to his ears! His ears are sew on both sides and needle sculpted, i kinda love this new look =) With this new idea of making the ears, I might apply this on dolls as well, we shall see...

This week, I have finish another critter as well for the ACD Awards (Australia) competition, but I am unable to show him to you yet :p

I have received my swap birthday bear from Olga last week! Yippee i m so excited! I have not yet opened it, saving it for my special day next month =) Olga and I will blog on our swap bears in the mid of April. Stay tuned!

Today I am working on a squirrel (not for sale) and he will be completed tomorrow, crossing my fingers.
Next week, I need to work on my custom kitten order! I am excited to work on a kitten again =D

That's all folks, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Wayne