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.

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

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

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!

Nate

Nate
Nate is a little bear with a lot of flair, he loves to show off his big bow and he knows that he is adorable, it can’t be denied that he is a cutie but he can also be very cheeky.
He just gets away with it because if his
cuteness. If there is mayhem around he will most likely be at the center of it but who could get angry at that little face?

Nate has found his forever home and is looking forward to starting his adventure with his new family.

If you would like to see which bears are currently available for adoption you can find them here!

Quill

Quill
Quill is a really tranquil bear, he likes calm and quiet and is really thoughtful bear.
Quill has a huge heart, he falls in love quickly, deeply and it lasts forever.
He is not a bear that you could ever love and leave, he is a real keeper and he will always be there for you, the calm in the storm. A cuddle and a good ear to listen whenever you need one.
Quill has a lot of love to give.

Quill has found his forever home and is on his way to snuggles and cuddles!

You can find more bears like Quill with their own personalities right here!

Ysabel

Ysabel
Ysabel is a white rabbit who prides herself on being right on time, not a minute early and not a minute late. She is not a fan of the misconception that white rabbits are erratic and she is on a
mission to prove that white rabbits are just as reliable as other woodland
creatures and as smart as owls for that matter!

I do not make bunnies very often but Ysabel makes me want to make more of them! She is so cute and has such a gentle temperament.

If you would like to find out how to adopt her you can find all of the details here!

Dani

Dani
Dani is a little party girl, she loves to have a good time with her friends and her
favourite night of the year is New Years Eve. Dani throws the very best parties and
everyone wants to be
invited.
Dani is the bear queen of selfies and knows just how to get a fabulous selfie with no trouble at all, it is all about the lighting, she will happily teach you!

Dani is so fluffy and cuddly, she found a new hug to join really quickly.

If you would like to see what bears are available please visit my shop!