.... and look , I've popped back in time to waggle the pole under my "blog plate" !
I am absolutely not complaining though - I love being so busy with my little scraps of bears . I feel properly creative and energised rather than stressed or burnt out . Looking through my diary I see that I'm booked up for making bears (either stock for fairs , or orders) until November ; that's amazing ! The fairs are as follows :-
4th June : Black and White Ball (Miniatures Day) , TBACA online .
7th June : The Teddy Bear Artist Event , Stratford-upon-Avon .
13th September : Teddies 2009 , Hugglets
In and around these dates I am creating 2 designs of Limited Edition bears for Teddy Bears of Witney ; which is incredibly exciting for me and also a little daunting . There will also be more bears travelling to Edwina's Friends - the next 4 will be leaving me shortly , so I'll post pics soon . I've squeezed in a commission , with one more on the horizon .... although I think I'll now have to close the one-off order book or my table might be empty at the TBAE !
In fact , I could never have dared hope for such a fantastic interest in my work post-Hugglets , so I'm truly treasuring it :0) I don't like to sound gushy , but ; "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands !" Whoooooot !! Well why not ? You only have to pick up a newspaper to be firmly returned to Earth with an almighty plonk .... and besides I have new stashes of ribbons , vintage lace , and crochet trims to (metaphorically) go burying my head in ! Thanks to my mother , I have some spectacular pieces of lace - right back to Victorian - from a shop I assumed was long gone . Don't ask where ' cos I'll never tell * wicked grin *
I have received a lovely Friendship award from Tina , of Tiny Bear. She is my very special friend , and such a sweet lady . I can't wait to spend some time with her before we do the TBAE fair in June . Thank you so much Tina ! I notice from her pretty blog that she has awarded some really interesting artists ; all well worth a visit . On this occasion ( whilst I waggle poles , LOL) I will diplomatically include all my blog link friends in this same award . Cheers to you ladies !
Here is my little Easter commission bear , who has flown away to the USA to share her chocolate!
TaTa For Now then ,