Thursday, June 30, 2011

Can You Lend a Hand?

As you can see, I haven't posted in here for over a week. I don't like that. I believe that if you have a blog, it should be updated at least once a week if you want to keep regular readers. Unfortunately, I've been so busy at the Screaming Sardine that I haven't had the time to do so. Plus, as I've alluded to before, I want to do more than just feature the core group here. You want to read a blog to find out new things, and once you see your favorite artisans here, I'm sure you regularly check their blogs and Etsy shops to see all their latest offerings.

So what I was wondering is if any of you would like to lend a helping hand? I'd love to have regular guest bloggers - perhaps you? - on here writing about your handmade teddy bears or raggedies, as well as any other handmade items you make. It's a way for you to get exposure - whether you're a new shop or a shop that has been around for awhile.

So please contact me at iluvffmn at yahoo dot com if you'd like to write for this blog. In fact, you don't even have to make handmade teddy bears or rag dolls; maybe you're a fan of one or the other (or both), and you'd like to share your love of them by showing off your teddy bear or raggedy doll collection. Additionally, any kind of article / blog post about raggedies and teddies would be great, too! Share your favorite artisans, too, by writing an article about them. Whatever you can think of that will fit in with the theme here, I'm all ears!

Let's continue our love of handmade teddy bears and rag dolls by sharing our love for them here!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rag Doll Stumps / Busts

Add some diversity to your raggedy doll collection with these handmade rag doll "busts" or stumps.

Price: $26 each, plus shipping

Monday, June 20, 2011

Totally Huggable Handmade Teddy Bear

Made to be hugged and to give hugs, this handmade teddy bear will delight anyone!

- Luxurious plush, long pile; lightly airbrushed facial features; glass eyes; polymer clay nose; poly pellets, polyester fiberfil, and excelsior stuffing
- OOAK (one of a kind)
- Measures 16 inches

Price: $100, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Custom Teddys' listing on Etsy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Handmade Whimsical Raggedies

Shawnette from I'm Seeing Raggedies sees a lot of rag dolls since she makes them! And she makes them in a very whimsical sort of way.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bingle Bears

Here's another blog I've recently stumbled upon featuring adorable handmade teddy bears. It's called Bingle Bears by Cheryl Hutchinson.

What a sweet expression and wise eyes!

Cheryl recently had an article written about her and her bears. She even offers patterns to make your own bears, though there's no way someone like me will ever attempt that!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Little Bearries

Little Bearries is the name of a blog filled with beautiful dolls and cute handmade teddy bears!

This one makes me giggle cuz he's so cute!

She's every bit as talented making dolls as well. Wow, look at those expressive eyes!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Handmade "Olde" Primitive Rag Doll

What a unique and endearing handmade primitive rag doll this is!

Price: $55, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Prims n Posies' listing on Etsy.

Handmade Alpaca Teddy Bear Ready to Live with You

Here's a sweet handmade alpaca teddy bear ready to be part of your teddy bear family!

Price: approx. $141.37 USD, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Ted Bears' listing on Etsy.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just Discovered Ginger of Bear Bits

I just discovered another great teddy bear artisan: Ginger of Bear Bits. She's having a giveaway that ends June 21st.

Isn't she cute!?

Here are some more of her handcrafted teddy bears.

Source of the above photos: Piece Parade

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Handmade Smiling Teddy Bear

What a sweet smiling bear this Lavender sweetheart is.

Price: $30, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Sugar and Spice's listing on Etsy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hand Crafted Raggedy Ann and Andy for Sale

Add some variety to your collection of raggedy dolls with these cute Raggedy Ann and Andy wooden wall hangers.

Price: $20, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Tins and Treasures' listing on Etsy.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Handmade Mohair Bears for Sale

Say "Howdy" to this sweet and friendly handcrafted mohair bear!

Price: $40, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Lisa Bears' listing on Etsy

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Adorable Handmade Primitive Raggedy Ann Doll

This lil' country primitive handmade raggedy is getting all edu-macated!

Price: $31, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Wandering Whimsies' listing on Etsy.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Incredible Handmade Dolls

The main focus of this blog is, of course, handmade teddy bears and raggedies. Every once in awhile, I've featured some bunny rabbits. Now I also want to include some amazing handmade dolls that I'll find along the way.

Tonight's find is Cobbler Cottage.



Thought I'd share a couple of pictures here. Her blog is filled with a lot more of her amazing fine folk art handmade dolls.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Furry and Cuddly Handmade Teddy Bear

Aww, now isn't this a furry and cuddly bear you'd love to add to your teddy bear collection!?!

Price: $57

For more info or to purchase, please see 1st Avenue Bears' listing on Etsy.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Quality Handcrafted Teddy Bears on Sale

How about a cute handcrafted teddy bear bringing along her very own teddy toy!?! And this dynamic duo are both on sale!

Price: $65, plus shipping

For more info or to purchase, please see Tbmum's listing on Etsy.