Monday, December 6, 2010

I love the 12 days before Christmas! Kran-Beary's and the EbearZ U are celebrating the holidays with a special promotion every day up to and including December 23rd. Special discounts on workshops, gift certificates, freebees and fun surprises. To find out what the daily promotion is, visit our Facebook page. We'll list the promo there every morning, around 7 am-ish Eastern Standard Time. Times may vary a bit if our web elf sleeps a bit too long.

Visit early and often. Some promotions will only be offered for a limited time.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fabulous New Class at EbearZ!

Join master artist, expert instructor, author and all around fun person, Ted Menten as he leads you through the steps of creating 19 inch tall, "Toots ... A Bear with Attitude."

You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industries pioneering greats!

Class begins on September 26th! Register Early at !

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Petunia Becomes a Cover-Girl!

I'm very happy to announce that Petunia Panda, an EbearZ sweetie has made the cover of the current issue of Soft Dolls and Animals. Inside the September 2010 issue you'll find the pattern and full instructions for making her. I'd like to thank the magazine editor at Scott Publications for giving her such a wonderful prominent spot!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

EbearZ Goes to South Africa

For the next 10 days, Nancy will be in Johannesburg South Africa. She'll be teaching several teddy bear workshops as well as a photography workshop at the South African Creative Teddy Bear Awards and Show.

Photos will be posted here, and on the Kran-Beary's News Blog located at

Follow the journey with us!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Basic Bear Making Boot Camp

Summer's here and it's time for gardening, camping hiking, and sitting around the pool.  But what about teddy bear making?  This is a GREAT time to hone and sharpen your skills. A well crafted basic bear is the best foundation for your more advanced teddy bear art.

So.. Mark Your Calendar!
From August 1st to the 31st, we're offering a FREE Basic Teddy Bear Making Boot Camp.'s free but you must register in order to participate.

  • 12 Video Lessons with Sgt She-Bear
  •  Step by step Drills
  •  Color Photos
  •  Agora Forum
  •  Full Size Pattern
  •  Teddy Parade
More than just a workshop ... you'll refer to these tips over and over again!
  1. Pattern Prep
  2. Nap, Fabric Choices & Cutting
  3. Pinning & Sewing Techniques
  4. Types of Joints and Techniques
  5. Paws & Gussets that FIT!
  6. The Art of Stuffing
  7. Ears Made Easy
  8. The Eyes Have It
  9. Pick Your Nose!
  10. Shades of Enhancement
  11. Grooming
  12. Tying A Beautiful Bow
Sharpen your scissors and we'll see you in the Mess Hall!  Go to to register.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Doll Class at EbearZ

I'm happy to announce that we have a new doll making workshop posted at EbearZ.  This is for the 'Tassel Doll'  with instructor Fran Parrigan-Meehan.

I LOVE this doll. There are some great techniques in the workshop, like:
Making embellishments 
Making air and a tassel out of trims 
Coloring techniques 
Modge podge body construction
Face drawing using colored pencils, colored art pens and chalk pastels 

As Fran says, "By using these simple materials and combing them together with your imagination, trims and dried flowers, you will make your creation a one of a kind wall hanging doll. An accomplishment you'll be proud to hang on any wall."

Registration is now open for this workshop, and the price is only $45.00.   Won't you join us as we launch the Faculty of Dolls with this and other great projects?
The class is priced 

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Our new Facebook page is in its final stages. Today we purchased a new video camera to help us create better video clips to add to this interactive page. Once launched, we'll be holding a fun game there for everyone to play!

Is there anything you YOU would like to see on our Facebook page? Let me know if you have any ideas by emailing me at