Picture Day For The Bears

I love each and every one of the bears that I create but I know that they are destined to go to their forever homes and so every time I finish a bear and it has had a photo shoot it goes away into storage to keep it as perfect as possible for its new home.

With each bear boxed up they rarely get to meet each other and I don’t see them together unless my wonderful collectors send me photos of their hugs (which I absolutely love to see).

When I finished Quentin and uploaded photos it was suggested that he looked like Noah’s brother so I wanted to photograph them together.

Quentin and Noah

I think they definitely could be brothers, but they weren’t the only bears that fancied coming out of storage and so all of my bears came out for a photo day!

I had so much fun and I think the bears did too. Some of these bears have been waiting a while for a forever home but I know that when they do get adopted they will be in the best possible condition to travel to their new homes. Sadly they had to go back into storage for now but I am hopeful that it won’t be for too long.

Quentin liked meeting the other bears.

I can’t wait to create more bears and seeing them all together makes me really happy.

If you would like to adopt any of these bears please visit my Folksy shop. https://folksy.com/shops/MobyAndPuddle

Thank you so much for reading my bear blog. Samantha x

We Visited World Of Bears In Taunton

For my birthday I was really lucky that my husband booked us a trip to Taunton with the plan to visit a bear shop that I had not been to before. Mr Webb is a wedding photographer and the month before he had been to Taunton for a wedding and stumbled across the bear shop, he saw a little bear in the window and said that he had to bring it home for me, that bear was Pantaloon by Charlie Bear.

Pantaloon by Charlie Bear.

As excited as he was to give me Pantaloon, the most wonderful surprise, he was equally excited to take me and the Webblings to visit the shop. World Of Bears is a bear shop spread over three floors of amazing displays. There are so many bears to see, the ground floor is completely Jellycat and Jellykitten which are adorable and the second floor is mostly more realistic animal plush but the first floor is where my heart almost burst with happiness.

Not only is the first floor a shop but it has some incredibly old bears on display, over 100 years old. They have bears that are tiny and those that are huge, from household names to artist bears and everything in between.

I was fascinated by the tiny bears, they had so much personality and flair, I would love to create some more miniature bears of my own soon.

I found it absolutely impossible to choose just one and since it was my birthday Mr Webb spoilt me rotten and we bought Cinnamon and Jollipops home with us. Of course Lilly and Harrison Webbling had to have a treat too and so we adopted a conker and a bunny to add to their ever growing collections of plush.

We had a fantastic time visiting World Of Bears and we will definitely be visiting again at some point, I have my eye on a few more adoptees!

Thank you for reading, Samantha.

Aurora The Bear

Please meet Aurora, inspired by the beautiful Aurora Borealis or northern lights as they are commonly called. Her fur is blue, green and a little black and she is incredibly fluffy.

I was really excited to create a bear with this beautiful faux fur and I think that she is the perfect size. Like all of my bears, she is weighted and wonderful to cuddle. Aurora already has a forever home and she is hoping that they love star gazing as much as she does. Her favourite constellations are of course Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, also known as the bears.

Aurora has beautiful little toes and an embroidered nose. Her fur almost seems to shift colours as it moves. Of course I am proud of all of my bears but this one was a special order for one of my amazing collectors who had the most amazing patience, waiting for me to recover from bronchitis and getting the Webblings ready for the new school term to start.

With a little black bow and my usual silver heart engraved with an ‘S’, Aurora is looking just fine for an evening beneath the moon star gazing.

By Samantha Webb

I had so much fun painting Auroras portrait to send with her to her new home, that fur was tricky to paint. All of my bears come with a little watercolour portrait that I hope shows just a little of their personality and the start of their story.

I hope you like Aurora and will pop by my adoption centre to see which bears might suit your hug or become the start of a brand new collection.

Samantha.

Little Red and Wolfie 10 Year Celebration Zine

Little Red and Wolfie are a pair of miniature teddies that I created to celebrate 10 years of Moby and Puddle. 

I photographed them and have illustrated around the images to create a story which I have had printed as zines. 

They are 10cm by 10cm mini zines that have 12 pages (including cover) and tell a little story about Little Red and Wolfie but it is possibly not the story you are expecting. 130mg silk paper, high quality printing and staple bound. 

I have really enjoyed mixing my bear making with illustration and story telling. I am very proud of the final zine and think it is a very cute little story. The cover is a watercolour that I created especially to go with the duo of bears. 

These two bears are very special to me and I have kept them in my own bear hug (that’s what you call a collection of teddy bears) so that I can remember how far I have come in the ten years that Moby and Puddle has been going.

I couldn’t of kept going without the support and encouragement from you wonderful people, every like, heart, comment, share and sale all add up to help me create a little bit of magic in the world.

I really love my little business, I am proud to share this zine with you in celebration and I really hope there are many more years to come even if Moby and Puddle goes on to create other fantastical creations. (Although right now I have many more bears to create!)

You can get a zine right here!

Thank you so much for reading my blog,
Samantha x

Cedric

Cedric is a beautiful polar bear who really loves warm hugs and he is a hugger! Cedric cuddles everyone, or he tries too, some people are a little afraid to cuddle a polar bear but he is so gentle there really is nothing to fear. Cedric loves to chat with penguins and watch the sunset from the top of the icebergs, he has a very calming influence especially on the younger penguins who are known to be a bit chaotic!

Victor would love to give you a warm hug, if you think that he might be the bear for you then please have a look at all of his details here …

https://mobyandpuddle.wordpress.com/available-bears/

Victor

Victor is only little, he has a lot to learn about the world but he is in no hurry to grow up. Victor is truly happy learning as he goes and taking each step one day at a time. Victor is never lonely because he takes Bear with him wherever he roams, Bear is a little clay bear that has been made from polymer clay, he has had Bear by his side since he was born.

Victor is a really sweet little bear who has found his perfect home x

Nita

Nita
Nita is a beautiful pink bear with a fiery attitude, she is incredibly passionate and has a temper to watch out for but she is very fair and you wont see her loose her cool unless she really has to.
Nita is a fierce friend and will never let a friend down or allow anyone to treat her friends poorly. She is well known for being protective of those she loves.

You can find out more about Nita and how she can be adopted here!

Opal The Unicorn

Opal is a beautiful little unicorn who loves the rainbow so much! She is the first unicorn that I ever made and she was adopted before she was even finished! She has a sparkly polymer clay horn and is covered in colour! She is happily living in her colourful new home with her lovely forever family.

If you would like to see which bears and other creatures are available please take a look here! I hope you find someone who will fit perfectly into your hug!

Guinevere

Guinevere
Beauty and grace follow little Guinevere around wherever she goes, a true natural beauty and she is adorned by the flowers that she loves but she always wears fakes because she can’t stand the thought of beautiful flowers dying just so that she can look pretty. Guinevere spreads happiness just by being kind, she believes that
kindness is the most
contagious thing on earth.

Guinevere absolutely loves flowers and her little needle felted headband has been made with love in her favourite colours! I hope that you like it too. If you think that Guinevere would fit in your hug you can find all of her adoption details here!

Bernard the Christmas Bear

Bernard may be tiny but he is full of personality! He is such a cutie that can sit in his box with the box closed or open and he can be taken out completely too.

He is hoping to find a home where he wont be put away with the other decs but if that is the case he will happily sit and wait for the fairy lights to shine at Christmas time!

Find more of his adoption details here!