Monday, April 29, 2013

Wayneston Bears @ Public Garden 28 April 2013

The 2 day flee market has come to an end, it was a wonderful experience for my best friend Philip and me. Philip shared that it was his first time participating in a flee / exhibition event and it was an eye opener.

There were visitors from all walks of life, adults to children of all ages. The ambience was good, with sufficient lighting and good air ventilation.

Many friends came to visit; this makes me very touched and appreciate the fact that they still remember me. I received good feedbacks on the workshops and I hope there will be sufficient participants to commence the classes.

I feel that the Singapore Market really needs a room for Art Appreciation, handmade products and local designs. It will take some time for Local Arts scene here to reach to the next level. It's growing but very slowly. I hope to do my part to share my experience with the public so as to spread the awareness.

My reach is limited. I hope to participate in other future art related events and to meet other like-minded artists and collectors. Maybe one day we can collaborate to do something creative.

Here's some of the pictures taken yesterday. I hope you enjoy the pictures! Have a great day!

Hugs, Wayne

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wayneston Bears @ Public Garden 27 April 2013

Dear Friends, thanks for visiting Wayneston Bears at the Public Garden yesterday :)
Today is the last day of the event, see you all again @ National Museum of Singapore, 1-7pm

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wayneston Bears 4th Anniversary Blog Give-away!

We are celebrating our 4th Anniversary this month! Can you believe it? It seems just like yesterday when I first started holding a needle and trying to figure how to sew!

I have learnt much through this journey of Bear Making and make many new friends. Practice makes perfect as what everyone says, the more you polish your skills the better it gets and brings you to the next level!

We appreciate all the lovely comments and feedbacks and thank you for following our blog and fan page.

In celebration of our 4th Anniversary, Wayneston Bears is giving away 3 prizes!

1st Prize
Wayneston Bear (Jessical)

2nd Prize & 3rd Prize
PDF Wayneston Bears 7 inch Pattern (Peaches)

Below are the 5 extra chances for you to win! Good Luck!

1) Leave a comment here and you will be added into the draw list
2) Become a follower of this blog (Let me know if u have done so)
3) Become a fan on Wayneston Bears Facebook Fan Page (Let me know your user name) and MUST post a comment on this Give-away Photo.
4) Join my mailing list
5) Add my give-away button on your blog or website (Kindly let me know your blog link)

The winners will be announced on 31 May 2013. The grand winner will receive Jessical and the shipping fee will be fully paid by me ^.^  PDF Patterns will be sent via email to 2nd and 3rd winners of this event.

Emails will be sent to the winners on that day, if there is no reply from the winner/s within 2 days, the next winner will be drawn. Good Luck! =)

Hugs, Wayne

Names that have been added into the draw list ^.^ , I will update periodically:
1) Eshlie Cheah              21) Katie Button                41) Mara Morell
2) Starbuzz                      22) Angela Love               42) Sandra Piper
3) Iris                              23) Tracy Coffaro              43) Sam Crump
4) Bettina Groh              24) Linda Mdf                    44) Alena Mekotova
5) KittyAnnArt               25) Bernadette Heffernan  45) Jill Shoemaker
6) Maggie Leung            26) Kerry Rogers               46) Verena Greene-Christ
7) Clovia Ng                   27) Lindsey Agostinelli     47) Olga Šulcová
8) Cheryl                         28) Rain Ha                       48) Mirka Fialová
9) Aniani Hudson          29) Michelle Coombes       49) Sophie Grall
10) Leah Garforth         30) Kelly Chia                    50) Joanne Livingston
11) Veronica Hill            31) Alison McKee            51) Myrna Organ
12) Beatrix Harris          32) Iris Wimmer                52) Sarah Heales
13) Mandy Rowe           33) Anthony O'Keeffe       53) Teri Kehrl
14) Val Ho                     34) Tracy Coffaro              54) Sara Lynn VanOrden
15) Mary Hughes          35) Lynn Smith                  55) Debora
16) Jo Bri                      36) Beth Downing              56) Sharna Rothwell
17) Carrie Wilmot         37)Christine Boulton          57) Sandy Pape
18) Sharon Kavanagh    38) Jan Haley                     58) Janice Woodard
19) Isobel Attwood        39) Megan Leigh
20) Meow Meow Tabby Doll 40) Esther Lee

This event has closed. Thank you for your participation.
We will announce the Winner this week.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New name cards arrived! A story to share =)

I have just received my new name cards few days ago. This time, I have added an image of my latest creation, Squeak on the back of the card.

Very often, when collectors take your card, they tend to forget what type of bears / service your company makes / provides. If you could add a little icon or an image of your item, the receiver is more likely to remember you without entering your website to see what you do. This helps when they have pile of name cards on their hand. I am saying this from my personal experience as I collect name cards as well.

I want to share this story with you today.  

This happened a few years ago when I was still a design student in a Polytechnic. Students from my class are having our Final Year Project design exhibition at the School's Auditorium. Many visitors came from all walks of life. There were potential bosses who came down searching for graduates to join their company. I observed many people taking name cards from different booths upon glancing at their portfolios.

I could remember vividly, one gentlemen came to my booth and talked to me. He showed interest to employ me as a designer for their company. It was a shame that I had to turn down the offer as I had to serve the army immediately after my graduation; it was a lost opportunity. The gentlemen gave me advise and said I should have added an icon of my project on my card. He wanted to remember me and wrote my project title on my name card.

Surprisingly 2 years later, he wrote me an email asking if I was still looking for a job. On his email, he even wrote my project title. I felt touched and happy that someone could still remember me and my work.

I see name cards as a first impression to the receiver. I consider it as a little souvenir and want people to keep it, not just throw it away or put aside.

So, if you are planning to design a logo or name card for your company, do remember to add an identity or an item that represents you. Who knows, an opportunity might come your way someday!

Hugs, Wayne

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Upcoming Wayneston Bears Workshops!

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I have received several emails from collectors and friends enquiring on the dates for my next upcoming workshops. After much planning, I have decided to introduce 3 workshops in the month of May.

This time in celebration of Wayneston Bears 4th Anniversary, we are introducing an brand new workshop -  Make a Mouse!

At the same time, I will be exhibiting my bears at the Public Garden this coming Saturday and Sunday at the Public Garden held at the National Museum of Singapore, 1-7pm. Do pop by when you have time to see some of the workshop bears in person.

Promotion: Sign up for 2 workshops now and enjoy $20 off! No sewing skills required, all you have to do is bring along... yourself!

Hugs, Wayne

Additional Details for Workshop:

Venue: Wayne’s House in Sengkang
             Address will be sent via email upon confirmation

Email Wayne with the following format:
1. Name 2. Mobile Number 3. Number of Pax
4. Workshop name and number of Workshops you have signed up
5. Bank Transaction No. & Amount
    (Transfer to POSB savings 130-37823-4)

Terms & Conditions:
* $20 OFF Promotion only valid till 13 May 2013
* In the event of cancellation by participant, a $50 registration fee

   ($20 promotion will not be included) will be foreited and the
   remaining amount will be refunded via bank transfer

For enquiries, contact Wayne at:

Join Us @ Public Garden this Weekend ^.^

Counting down 4 more days! =)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

WIP a new mouse

I am working on another new mouse!
Getting ready for my upcoming event next week. I hope to see you there! =)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Next Upcoming Event! Public Garden Event @ National Museum of Singapore, Sat 27 - Sun 28 April 2013

Hello friends!
Wayneston Bears will be participating in the:
Public Garden @ National Museum of Singapore
Sat 27 - Sun 28 April 2013
1pm - 7pm
The Public Garden is a Flea Market where you will find a strong selection of handmade goods / crafts from quality vendors from various industries.

The market will be held over 2 levels, at the following venues within National Museum of Singapore - the Salon Foyer, Concourse and Glass Atrium.
We will like to invite you to join us on Sat 27 - Sun 28 April 2013, see you there! =)
Hugs, Wayne

Monday, April 1, 2013

New Mouse, Scruffy!

I must say that I am totally in love with my latest mouse pattern and hence another new mouse is born!

Scruffy is approximately 6 inches tall standing, made from soft rusty brown sparse mohair. His face is needle sculpted and trimmed with scissors and razor to give him a Wayneston Bears Style.

Scruffy can stand on his own without any support and has a long tail with wire armature. He is chubby and cuddly, he seats nicely into your palms with a hefy weight, stuffed with polyfill and crushed garnets.

Scruffy is now available for adoption on Bear Pile:  OR you may purchase him directly from my website: , look under "Available Bears > Squirrel, Mice & Puppies"

I am starting to put more bears and animals for sale on my website, any comments to improve my website will be appreciated, please comment! =)

We hope you will like Scruffy and my new website, have a great weekend! =)

Hugs, Wayne