Sunday, May 14, 2017

Things are coming along


A quick update to let you know, things are coming along.

I'm working double-time to crate the
fresh new look website and blog
and of course the platform for the 
bear making courses.

But with all of this going on, 
I have still managed to make some bears.

"Chou" 
(Japanese for butterfly)

"Charlie" 
(from the chocolate factory)

A new Collection inspired by ice-cream cones
"Double Trouble"

"Rocky"
That's Rocky Road ice-cream

These sweet hearts have been adopted, 
and Chou has been used on the fresh new
Bare Cub Designs logo

What do you think? 
I hope your looking forward to seeing what I've been up to!
Chou is the bear I create in the Bear Making Masterclass video.
All will be revealed soon.
Not long now - I promise.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Time for something new

I thought it was about time I shared with you something new I've been working on. 
As you know this year has been a busy one already for me. 
A workshop a at Cottonwool Creations, and another 3 booked at Bear Essence in October. 
That's 40 mink bear kits, traced, lined, cut and ready to sew!
If that were not enough on top of working full time and sewing bears.

I'm really touched that so many of you want to make a bear with me.
I even have one wonderful new friend coming from New Zealand to take my class!
Wow - how is that!

I'm so excited by it all. I can't wait to be at the Bear Bazzar show too!
I better make some bears.

In the meantime I have had the idea to create an online course.
An online workshop with me, for you, in your own home. 

All will be revealed soon!

In the meantime, I can promise you 
while you might not be seeing the weekly blog post, 
things are happening here.

I'm on holidays from work, but it's a "Stay"cation for me.
I'm here busy creating the Masterclass for you.

As always, I never do things by half, so I will be launching a 
new website, new blog, and a course platform!

I've been very busy today in Photoshop, something else I had to learn
taking photos and transforming screenshots 
for my new staged graphics.

What do you think?

Before - 

Add some Photoshop magic-

After -
The final result. 
Photo taken, Screenshots grabbed and inserted into the iPad post production.


Now I know how they get those clear screen images, in flat lays.
There is always a trick to know.
I can't wait to show you the new website!

So on that note, I will be bring you some of my bear making tricks soon.
Stay tuned, for updates.

I'd love to hear what you think of the Masterclass. 
You can drop me an email at helen@barecubdesigns.com
I'd love to hear what you would like to see. 
After all I am creating this for you!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Meet Ripple


Meet Ripple a large 6 inch Bare Cub Design
Chocolate with that beautiful one of a kind, 
hand dyed spotted mink fur 


As always inspired by his chocolate cupcake,
with Chocolate Ripple !


Ripple is now available for adoption 


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Inspiration - Peanut Butter and Jelly


Check out the latest cub, 
inspired by another faux cupcake

Created with hand-shaded soft grape,
and beautiful blush mink.


PBJ is a sweet looking cub and comes with 
the wonderful Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Cupcake


If you would like this cub in your collection
on the Bare Cub Designs website

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Two too cute!


Today I have 2 cubs to share with you!

What sweet little friends these two make.


Sitting along side their inspiration cupcakes.
S'Morey is the larger of the two 
at just under 6 inches (4 inches sitting). 
While Ferro stands tall at 4 inches (3 inches sitting)

Check out the photos of these guys 
They are both available for adoption 
Visit the Available page at 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Peanut Butter Cup


Another little Panda cup inspired by his cup cake.
With its dark chocolate wrapper and 
Peanut Butter Cream filling, 
this little panda cub is a perfect match. 


Peanut Butter Cup is now ready for adoption 
on the Available page
Of the Bare Cub Designs website

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Vintage PopCorn cub available


Popcorn is now available for adoption 

Created for a workshop and inspired by 
this vintage cardboard circus Popcorn box


Popcorn is created from vintage soft cream mink fur 
Comes with the beautiful  circus graphic and faux popcorn.


 Visit Popcorn on the Available page 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cookie Carnival available now


Inspiration in many forms.... 
Ice Cream cups, firstly
Cookie Carnival by Ben and Jerry's


One of my favorite furs, 
a beautiful spotted mink
those white accented eyes,
dark panda patches...
and fluffy cheeks
ice cream heaven!
Cookie is now available on the

Monday, January 30, 2017

"Peanut"


Meet Peanut!

This sweet chocolate cub
sits with his little friend Red,
full of candy chocolate M&M's


The little trinket was the first of my collections
Don't you just love the little bear inside?
Always room for Chocolate!


Peanut has found his new home with a special collection.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cookie Cream


Meet Cookie Cream!
A custom panda cub.


This little sweetheart if first in the 
upcoming cupcake range - 
they are all amazing!

while inspired by cookie and cream 
He is also inspired by the collectors visit to 
Chengdu in China the biggest park for panda preservation 
where she was able to see newborn pandas!

Hope you enjoyed meeting Cookie Cream.