Teddies Worldwide

Monday, 30 December 2013

Another year....

So here we are again! Another year almost done... I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that we have a wonderful happy healthy and wealthy New year ahead of us!
I am planning on doing something this year that I have wanted to do for the *longest* time... Attend Teddybear Total in Germany! It's all systems go at the moment... So keep your fingers crossed! I'm also signed up for Teddies Worldwide's March show- so it will be full steam ahead designing and sewing, stuffing and trimming, for the first few months of the year.
I finished my floristry course ( certificate III yay!) early in December, and have been working part time ( I still want/need teddy time! lol) at a place that does decorating for weddings and events, so things have been a little hectic...boy what an eye opener! Long hours, hard work, lifting, bending, getting poked by rose thorns, but learning lots, and getting to do lots of flowers... I must say it *is* exhausting though!:) .....or maybe I am just getting old hehe.
I thought I'd show you what's on my workbench at the moment- a couple of sketches for new bears and a new design waiting to be jointed and given a little face:) .....hopefully this afternoon! I usually design bears by sketching them roughly first, but I can't say they always come out that way when I get round to making them!:) I always keep a sketchbook to quickly draw out my ideas, then when I am struggling to find inspiration, I flip though the pages. Pretty much every time, something will jump out at me and say "make me make me!".....and away we go. Sometimes, it's a week later, sometimes it's a year, or more, before I feel inspired to bring a sketch to life.
See you in the New Year!

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Just listed a little Holiday bear named Ginger- please stop by Bearpile to have a closer look! 
Christmas is looming so fast, I can't believe this year is already nearly gone......Plans are already underway for next year, with the first of Teddies Worldwide online shows, Teddybear Extravaganza, on March 21-23. I'm sure it will be here before I know it- so I better get my thinking cap on!
  I am also planning for in person shows too... hopefully I will be attending a new show I have wanted to visit for many many years... fingers crossed on that for now!