Friday, 30 March 2012

The Dust Clears... GIVEAWAY NEWS!

Hi All,

Guess what?

Today is my last day in school before the Easter Holidays, hurrah! As it happens the last week was possibly the busiest week of my life (if you ignore the week when I left my volunteering post in South Africa, flew to the UK via Dubai, unpacked, slept, repacked and flew out to America to study all in four days :P). I had my bears to finish, my show page to design, my paypal buttons to code, AND I had normal lessons to plan AND my final teaching observation all in one week! It was dreadful, but I got a good review of my lesson even though two boys started scrapping halfway through it *rolls eyes*.

Anyway, the point of this post is to say thanks to all the people who came and looked at my page and maybe took a bear home... a few didn't find homes and I am considering running a giveaway to celebrate my fifth anniversary. I am planning to offer Earl the Table Top bear (in yellow) as a prize. All you have to do to win Earl is sign up to my Mailing List: the link is on my Blog to the right and on my website under 'Links' to the left.

Not sure when I will end the competition, but here's an advanced warning for those of you who might be interested! I'll add another post during the holidays after I have regrown a brain :P


Chloe and the Lugly's xxx

PS someone called Debbie has been emailing me, but my replies don't seem to get through: if you see this please comment on my blog so I can get in touch with you!

Friday, 23 March 2012

The Tea Party Has Begun!

I hope you like my little preview photo :) Please visit my page at Good luck to all people taking part and everyone hunting for that perfect bear!

Chloe and the Luglys xxx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Lugly Anniversary!

Who'd have thought it?

Today is Je Suis Lugly's Fifth Anniversary!

Five years ago I decided to make my mum a Mothers Day teddy bear and bought my first kit from Bear Basics. Tedward was that first bear (the blond one on the left): I'm sure you'll agree that my style has changed a lot since he was made! Bitten by the bug it wasn't long before I was making bears as a hobby in my spare time, and only three months before I was working on my first and figurehead sloth 'Poke' . I thought I would take the opportunity to show you some of my bears through time, starting with Tedward at the top and working my way down through the years to Wedgwood, my Teddies Worldwide Show preview bear.

What I would like to do is to run a little competition with a nice freebie for a lucky mailing list person: unfortunately that will have to wait a few weeks until the show is over! I gave up on my all-nighter last night at about 1am as I thought any bear I made at that time would probably be a bit scary! Anyone on my mailing list will be eligible to win whether they're new to join or one of my established people.

In addition I have recovered some of my old unfinished projects from home this week and plan to have a revival: there's a really cute giraffe that I got fed up with because his limbs were hard to turn but I know that my left over locline will make him super poseable! I think I'm in a 'Zoo' animal mood right now, but I definitely want to work on a few sloths too, epsecially as I'm not sure my mad hatter sloth will be finished in time for the show...

I'm sorry I still can't reveal my SUPER EXCITING NEWS: I was hoping I'd be able to confirm it with you all by today but I've forgotten to sort it out XD Big announcement coming soon though, probably!

Anyway, thanks for the love over the years, can't believe it's been so long! Don't forget that the Teddies Worldwide Tea Party opens in less than a week: I hope you'll go see my creatures there!

Back to the sewing board...

Chloe and the Lugly's xxx


Monday, 12 March 2012

Tea Party Preview

I'm a bit late updating, sorry! Apologies if you're following me on Facebook or my mailing list as you're probably already heard what happened.

Ok, so my elephant's not allowed to be my preview as it turns out: I mis-interpreted the rule 'your preview bear photo must be x pixels wide' as 'your preview (animal) photo MUST BE X PIXELS WIDE' rather than 'your preview BEAR photo must be x pixels wide'... there was also a rabbit preview last time so I'd thought I was ok: sorry to disappoint you all but you have to wait a few more weeks to meet Darjeeling the elephant! In the meantime, Wedgwood the bear has stepped up to become my emergency preview item: sadly this means he will be less elaborately costumed than I had intended but at least I have a bear up there :)

Anyhoo, please vote for him! You can vote by clicking the banner on the right: there's loads of lovely teddies to look at there too! I am now hard at work trying to finishe the other bears and animals who will be in the show before the deadline and hope to have more news for you soon... The show opens on the 23rd and I really hope you'll drop by to see my collection :)

Thanks in advance for your votes!

Chloe and the Lugly's xx

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Hello everyone!

Well the sun is shining here in the UK and it's a perfect day for the park but I can only tell you that because of the light coming in through my bedroom window because today I am a Slave to the Machine... the sewing machine that is! I am however pretty much finished with troublesome Mr. Elephant! He's been a bugger but finally I am at a stage where I can say I'm glad I decided to make him because I think he's turned out well. I'm not supposed to show photos before the show preview is revealed on the 9th of March but I wanted to add a few snippets just because I'm so pleased with the details on this little guy :) I hope you like his toes and tail! More will be revealed on the show page on March 9th.

So far I have three little bears and one big 'un, and an elephant finished. I want to add another bear to the list and hopefully a sloth and a hare too: that seems like a lot though, when you consider how little time there is before the show starts! If I was a normal student still I think it would be easily manageable but I obviously can't afford to let my sewing affect my work in school. Fingers crossed I can get my hare sewn up this weekend so I can draft his jacket pattern and get him ready for the party.

Anyhoo, it's a short and sweet update today but I hope to have more photos for your soon! As soon as the show preview opens I'll link you here and also upload extra pics on Flickr as I'm only allowed two vertical shots for this show.

See you then!

Chloe and the Luglys xxx