Saturday, November 18, 2017

Make-a-Mouse Workshop 18 & 25 October

Wayneston Studios is happy to have Marcia back again to make a mouse this time!

Marcia and her cute little mouse!

Marcia adopted a Wayneston Mouse, Scruffy few years ago and has always wanted to make another friend for him.


Making a mouse has some different techniques apart from the bear workshop she attended previously. After cutting out the pattern, Wayne showed Marcia how to shave of the fur on the face, paws and feet of the mouse.


Wayne also taught her how to make a wired tail and sewing it onto the body.

With Marcia's bear making experience, making a mouse is a breeze! After the mouse is completed, Marcia gave the mouse light colour shadings to enhance the expression and add whiskers onto his cheeks.

L-R: Buttermilk, Scruffy, Chips and Marcia's Mouse

Marcia's collection! The bear on the right is made by her! 

Cute little mouse made by Marcia

Thank you for joining our Mouse Workshop Marcia, we hope to see you soon again.

Hugs,

Wayne

Friday, November 10, 2017

Teddy Bear Appreciation: History of Bear Making and Teddy Bear Restoration by Kay & Brian Cooper


Do you have an old well-loved Teddy Bear that is beyond repair but you would still hug it to sleep every night?

Are you searching for an expert to help you restore your old Teddies back to what they used to be decades ago?

We are pleased to invite Kay & Brian Cooper, Award Winning Bear Artists from Australia, to have a sharing session on History of Bear Making and Teddy Bear Restoration.

Come and join us to learn the tips and tricks to revive your old Childhood Heroes!

Artist Profile:
Kay & Brian Cooper are the creators of "The Dolls Coop" and "Cooper Bears" with more than 20 years of bear-making experience.

They own a Teddy Bear Shop (Cottonwool Creations) and Teddy Bear Hospital in Western Australia.

At the end of the sharing session, Artist/Collectors are free to ask questions.

Kindly RSVP to confirm attendance as slots are limited.
Admission is Free.


For enquiries, please contact Wayne at: waynestonbears@yahoo.com.sg

Friday, October 27, 2017

Baby Whitley Workshop for Lucky Winners

On 27 August, 4 lucky winners namely, Ying Yip Cheng, Grace Lee, Zhen Hui Koh and Geck Woon Ng won the Facebook contest for FREE "Baby Whitley" Teddy Bear Workshop.

L-R: Geck Woon, Grace, Yip Cheng, Zhen Hui and her 2 daughters
The workshop was held at Wayneston Studios on Thursday, 31 August evening.
As soon as the class started, we felt the excitement from the participants as this was their very first time making a Teddy Bear.

Wayne shared with them the basic sewing and jointing techniques to complete their bear.





Baby Whitley which is 4.5 inch tall, however seems to be a little to small for them. They faced difficulty turning the body parts inside out and especially sewing the tiny little nose! However with perseverance and patience from all of them, they manage to complete their bears! Wayne is so please with their bears, each of them looks beautiful with their own unique personality!



Wayne with Zhen Hui & 2 daughters

Despite of the small bear body size, it actually took about 6 hours for the group to complete their bears! After the class, we took some group photos in the studio.


Proud Mummy of Baby Whitley, Grace!


Proud Mummy of Baby Whitley, Geck Woon!
We want to thank everyone for their participation in our give-away and we look forward to meeting everyone again soon!

Hugs,

Wayne

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween Craft Party

As Halloween is just around the corner, Wayneston Studios decided to celebrate the occasion by having a Halloween Craft Party!


A total of 6 people namely Amanda, Chio, Dyan, Grace, Philip and Winnie gathered at Wayneston Studios to each make a bat for Halloween! 

Everyone informed Wayne their preferred colour of their bat in advance so that he can prepare the materials prior.



First, everyone traced and cut out the bat's pattern. They then proceed to sew the bat together, attaching the ears and wings along the way. 




Once all bats were sewn,  they were flipped over and stuffed with Polyfiber. The eyes, mouth and teeth were then sewn onto the bats faces. Halloween theme ribbons were tied around the bats necks to add a nice finishing touch and voila...... the bats were done! 




While sewing the bats, everyone had pizza and drinks to refuel. It was great fun and everyone enjoyed themselves! 





We hoped to organise more of such events in future and look forward to everyone's support and participation! Thank you all and see you again soon! 

Happy Halloween everyone! 

Hugs, 

Philip Tan

New baby Polar Cubs ready for adoption!

Besides the 3 new mice, we also have 2 cute little brothers available for adoption!

These 2 polars are made using the same pattern, however they look completely different because Wayne has deliberately made their feature slightly different!

Darren

Darren

Derrick

Derrick

Do let us know which polar you like between the 2!
Darren the younger brother of Derrick!

Darren and Derrick are both now available for adoption on our website.
https://waynestonstudios.com/collections/artist-bears-1/wayneston-bears

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Wayne

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3 new mice ready for adoption!

We are pleased to introduce 3 new little mice this week!

The 3 new mice namely, Chips, Buttermilk and Brunost is now available for adoption on our website.

Chips
Adopted!

Buttermilk
Adopted!

Brunost
Visit our website today to view more pictures of them.

We hope you will like them too!

Hugs,
Wayne

Wayneston Studios is featured on Toys Unplugged on 15 October 2017

Wayneston Bears and the Singapore Teddy Bear Club is honored to be featured on Channel 8 again!


This time, the programmed titled 《玩具不插电》Toys Unplugged is a 30 minutes children info-ed program specially for children.


The hosts of this program are Sugie (潘嗣敬), Candyce Toh (杜蕙甹) with 2 kids hosts.

Remember the good "old times"? In those days, the games meant more than just apps! This 13-episode program aims to lure the kids away from their gaming consoles and handheld devices by introducing them parents' favourite childhood games. Besides, the program will also encourage the family to spend their weekend in a fun way by exploring interesting places or activities. All these bonding activities will help to enhance the closeness among family members. 


In one of the segment, they invited Wayne to introduce how to make a simple Teddy Bear. After the bear was done, Wayne introduced members of the Singapore Teddy Bear Club to the hosts. The members shared their experiences on bear-making with the audience.



We have shared the segment of the programme on our Youtube channel! We hope you will enjoy the show.


We want to take this opportunity to thank Wawa Pictures and their crew for their professional feature.



We look forward to collaborating with them again in the near future.

Cheers,
Wayneston Studios & Team

Monday, October 23, 2017

Make-a-Mouse Workshop, 7 & 14 October 2017 ~ Bernadette's new mouse!

Wayneston Studios welcome a new student, Bernadette!


Bernadette got to know about us during her trip to Melbourne last month when she visited a Teddy Bear Shop (Bear Essence). The shop owner, Kim Garratt,  told her about Wayne's new shop in Singapore.  Surprised, she came to look for us as soon as she returned to Singapore.

She signed up for the Mouse workshop as she wanted a refresher course to start making bears again. The last time she made one was probably 17 years ago.




Many students who visited Wayne's shop share a similar story as Bernadette. Most of them stopped making bears when bear shops close down. They lost their friends who used to love making bears and eventually discontinue the hobby when they can't find bear-making supplies anymore or someone who can coach them. Wayne is glad to have a shop to continue sharing the joy of bear-making with everyone.



Although Bernadette has made about 10 teddy bears in the past, this is the first time she made a mouse!

Wayne wass very happy to know that she could still remember the basic stitches to hold the fabrics together. He shared with her how to joint the mouse together, embroider the nose and even sewing whiskers onto it's cheek.

After the mouse was completed, she bought another piece of fur to make another mouse so as to keep the other mouse company!


Thank you Kim for sharing our shop information to our Singaporean friends! Thank you Bernadette for sharing your story with us and joining our class. We had a great time making the mouse together. We look forward to seeing you again in your next class with Margaret Burke.

Hugs,

Wayne