Thursday, 19 March 2009

I've been spinning plates ....

.... 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 ,

Ruth x

5 comments:

Pauline said...

Who's a busy bee then. Sounds like you hardly have time to breath Ruth! I'm really pleased for you, its well deserved. xx

Hugs
Pauline

Ruth said...

Hi Pauline ,that's sweet of you :0)
So glad I can sew in the sunshine at the moment ; makes such a difference
doesn't it ?
Hugs ,
Ruth

Bumpkin Bears said...

I'm so glad to see you so busy, you deserve it with your gorgeous little souls. Hugs, Catherine x

Matilda said...

I glad you are so happy. Your wee bears and critters are so special you deserves lots of success with the them.
hugs

Ruth said...

You're so kind Catherine , Wendy .
Big Hugs to you both :0) :0)