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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

lucky #13 MURPHY BEARS Artists' Spotlight WebShow

TOTAL WOW...glorious new ted and wee birdies too!

...thanks to Pat for these exceptional creations...this is a wonderful "Artists' Spotlight" sharing her talents and latest well as a few SALE treats too...Scroll down for details and how to SHOP...

SO HERE WE GO!!!!...We are LIVE and thanks for stopping by our 13th Artists' Spotlight & WEBSHOW to celebrate the wondrous creations of talented Pat Murphy and her "Murphy Bears"....

Pat -- along with the help of her wonderful hubby, Tom -- creates a fanciful array of inspired soft sculptures; each pays homage to the artist's love of old toys and vintage playthings. Her reverence for antique textiles always shows itself in her work and her skills and talents as an artist are notable. The look of her work just sends me! Pat shares her creative genius in each bear, hare and critter; each has a special magic. Can you tell I love her creations...and the artist too!!!

Enjoy browsing the offerings below ...if one of them speaks to you...just email me to order at OR call me from 8-8 NY time at (845) 986-8720...More creations by
Pat can be seen on her page on the site...

AND KEEP SCROLLING BECAUSE there are details for a HUGE SALE (up to 50% off..) at the end of this post! OHHH AHHH...

Doodle and Her Bed – a sweet little babe of a ted with her bed and toys, one of a kind with all vintage accessories and loads of charming flourishes, 7" ted, $245

Sunny - SOLD
Clara – this charming lass has all that I love in a ted, and is utterly laden with Pat's inimitable stylish details…her gentle face sends me, she wears a charming vintage dress and carries a darling old leather purse, millinery blooms adorn her ear, one of a kind, 18", $420

Dorsie - SOLD

Firefly - SOLD

Fern - a lovely needle felted birdie sits atop a vintage egg cup, one of a kind, 8" tall, $140

Raspberry - SOLD

Lura - a sweet and dainty 9" ted, one of a kid she wears a melange of vintage whites, so dear, $235

Thyme - 24" SOLD

Mavra - SOLD

Phoebe - SOLD


SALE SALE SALE SALE ...on retired designs.....only one of each in stock, unless stated otherwise...

Sweetie – a lovely 12” ted one of a kind and laden with charms! Dainty dress and millinery blooms are lovely, WAS $245, NOW $155
Rachel – a lovely 12” ted one of a kind and laden with charms! Sweet dotty romper with aqua touches, WAS $245, NOW $155
Carrah - 16" one of a kind mohair ted, a charmer, with a lovely woolen sweater, WAS $295, NOW $238
Bunny Hopsalot – 16” to the top of his polka dotted lined ears in wonderfully nubby soft grey mohair, he wears a waistcoat of deep purple and carries a paper basket of vintage and retro goodies, he looks wonderful with or without his paper top hat, an edition of 4, WAS $245, NOW $122.50

Fooky Cat – SOLD

Tomato Girl Plum – this cutie blends woolen felt, crochet work, ephemera and vintage trimmings and notions, about 4” tall and 7” wide, WAS $145, NOW $82

Rollo Rabbit Blue – one of a kind hand felted whimsy, darling bunnies sport paper ears, pin keeps adorned with vintage trims and goodies, 6”, WAS $140, NOW $88

Bella Blackbird – a festive edition of 3 pieces, a wonderful one of a kind birdie dear, laboriously hand felted of wool roving, appointed with vintage details, stands on wire legs with loads of tiny detailing, one of my faves, a sweet face! 8”, WAS $110, NOW $68 each

Jack-Jack o’Lantern Yellow – hand felted textile, pieces and sewn than appointed with roving wool and more felt appliqu├ęs, found object bases, 8", each one of a kind and WAS $95, NOW $58

Stuart – a dashing felted squirrel made from roving wool he stands atop a found vintage apple base, 7", one of a kind, WAS $140, NOW $80

Viola – A wonderfully sweet little gal, with all Pat’s signature style that I adore! Hand-dyed lavender mohair bear with aged felt pads. She wears a hand-made cotton dress trimmed in old lavender ric-rac. She proudly displays her vintage/new remembrance bouquet set in an old silk-thread wooden spool. A "Mother" heart is attached to spool, with A "Buffalo Merry Times Club" pick to makes you smile!, 12”, edition of 4 bears available exclusively through Earth Angels, WAS $240, NOW $155

and to you for stopping by to browse her latest work and show your support for our artists...

Our "Artists' Spotlights" and weekly webshows are something we wanted to do for Summer 2011...this is our chance to celebrate the talents of our Earth Angels artists...each week they are working to present original art made for this venue...they hope to share what they do, inspire and bring good cheer with their great art.

What a wonderful grouping of original work! If anything speaks to you, please call me at 845-986-8720 from 8-8 NY time to order or email me at


xoxoxo Jen
Earth Angels
xxoo Jen
Earth Angels PS....if you missed the recent spotlights on Ashley Carter, Barbara Strawser, Jennifer Lanne, Melody Elizabeth, Laurie Meseroll, Cheryl Kuhn, Valerie Weberpal, Debrina Pratt and/or Nicol Sayre-- we've left them up here on the BLOG pages -- just scroll back in the BLOGroll or click the links to see the offerings...

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