Sunday, December 19, 2010

Charming Fellows

Thanks to Sandi Smith for organising our TBACA 2010 Christmas Swap and to my delight my swap partner was Linda Benson from Benson Bears, so when the postie delivered a package from Tasmania last week I knew it was from Linda!!!. What a lovely surprise to find inside Rollo and Dink !  Rollo is made from a dense short alpaca and he has beautifully detailed paw pads and a little leather nose.  He is 10cm (4") high in a sitting position.  Rollo's friend Dink is a great little penguin standing at just 7cm (2 3/4") with wonderful webbed leather feet and a leather beak.  He has a fine white detail around his little eyes which gives him a most charming expression.  Both are wearing a red leather hat, Dink's at a very rakish angle, complete with a rusty bell on the end. They are just the cutest pair!

My swap to Linda was a little bear called Greentwinky Jnr. who is pulling along his Christmas tree cart.  He's made from silk plush and has handpainted eyes.  I had a lot of fun creating him and his little cart especially for Linda B.


  1. They are both FABULOUS!!! Lucky you two!!
    Merry Christmas from the west!!
    Hugs Lindaxx

  2. What a lovely pair to add to your collection, Christmas Swapping is such a wonderful thing to take part in.
    Cheers Susan♥

  3. We had a fun swap, didn't we Robyn? One of the best things in life, a bear swap :o)

  4. Ever so true Linda, it was great fun !!!
    Merry Christmas bear lovers from up North :o)

  5. Hi Robyn!
    I had Linda last year (lucky me) and simply adore the detail she can attain in such tiny bears. I now have several of hers in my collection. I think you are both lucky, all the creations are just darling...I love you bear with his pull along cart and agree it is great fun to do a swap.
    Have a great Chrissy!!
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

  6. What fabulous creations from both Robyn and Linda. Don't you just Loooove swaps :0)
    Merry Christmas

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