Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mr Tibbles The Mischievous Kitten

Mr Tibbles always seems to be found in the middle of any trouble! He is a mischievous kitten that loves to find the baskets full of wool! There really is nothing better than chasing after them and getting all tangled up in the threads! Looking into his warm amber eyes you know that he has a heart of gold so it never takes long to forgive his mischief!

Mr Tibbles is available for adoption from my website.

My fiance has been away for work all week so I've been working hard in my studio and have nearly finished bringing to life a special commission panda. I've been hand dying some wool felt for her paw pads too. With my Birthday coming on Saturday I'm hoping for a bit of early Spring sunshine to be able to go for a nice walk.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend when it arrives,
Kitty Hugs, Catherine and Mr Tibbles xx

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


"Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin" said Little Bear proudly. After a long day playing out in the woods, the bears loved nothing better than Storytime by the warmth of their fire. Little Bear had so many favourite books he couldn't choose just one, as usual Storytime could take a while!

With all the cold winter weather many of us are having I hope this new Mounted Print will bring some cosiness into your life. It is available from my Etsy store or directly from me, just send me an email.

Busy days here in the world of Bumpkin Bears, working on commissioned pandas and bears. We are also re-doing our bathroom, about half way through so far, can't wait for it to be finished! I hope you all had a lovely Valentines, my wonderful fiance surprised me with the most beautiful framed print from Mandy atBelle and Boo. I mentioned some time back how much I loved this one image especially and he remembered :)

Beary Hugs, Catherine x

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Merry Band

HOP 2, 3, 4, HOP 2, 3, 4
Sing along with Me,
Like a Very Jolly Bee,
For you Are my Friend
And this is our Band
As we play for every mile.

This is my latest illustration, "The Merry Band" now available as a mounted print directly from me with paypal if you send an email or from my Etsy store
I had such fun creating this with their new friends Bunny and Chick.

I am starting on a commissioned panda today so back to work! Hugs, Catherine x

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Back from the land of snow!

I'm back safe and sound after a lovely trip back to see family and friends in England. I chose the one week when snow seemed to have brought the whole of the UK to a stand still! Salt reserves ran out to grit the roads, schools were closed all week and it stopped some of my family being able to get to us, which was a shame. But it did make for a pretty picture and I was delighted I got to see my little niece that is now a year and 2 months old, a real cutie pie. I made her a soft fleece elephant which I took over with me on the Eurostar train, how funny it must have looked going through the security x-ray machine! She loved her new friend, giving her a cuddle and tried to feed it cookies! I modelled this Ele on one I had as a child that is now on the grubbier side of white after a life time of loving!

I have just listed a new postcard set of my illustration "For The Love of books" in my Etsy store, with 6 sweet postcard sized prints for the price of 5. They would be a lovely way to brighten someone's day with a little note or sweetly framed.

I have a new illustration which I will share over the next day or so (there will be a bunny to see in this one!). Hope you've all been well. I look forward to catching up with you all. Beary Hugs, Catherine x