Thursday, 26 November 2009

Festive Swap

Now that the Teddy Annual 2010 has appeared on the news stands I can reveal my swap piece exchanged in the TBACA Christmas swap with Robyn Roe of Mima's Bears . Before posting off to Queensland this little pair had a photo shoot for their place in the "Teddy at Christmas" feature inside the Annual - in fact the final one used was without the dog's bed ; so here it is above .

Josh (bear) is 3" tall , made from an Old Gold Vintage Long Pile Upholstery Velvet - with a glittered felt scarf , and Holly (dog) is 1.4" tall , made in off white and tan Long Pile. As you can see they're about to hang up their felt stockings , full of anticipation !

I was very honoured (and delighted) to be asked to contribute a piece for Kathy's festive feature , and the magazine is such a marvellous bear-filled treat . In addition to that I had a really lovely time swapping with Robyn . I received an adorable alpaca panda from her ; "Xiao-Xing". She has such a sweet little face and I was absolutely thrilled to welcome her in to my own small Hug :0)

T.T.F.N ,
Ruth XX


lapousmor said...

Brilliant swap!

This pair you made is beautiful and adorable.


Bearly Sane said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

I agree it was a fun feature to do Ruth. Let's hope the magazine goes from strength to strength!

Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

the lady loves bears said...

Hi Ruth

I saw them when I got my copy this week and they are adorable love the magazine too. The swap was excellent I thought and love them all.


Donna Griffin said...

Hi Ruth!
The charming little pup and his bear are just wonderful! I was hoping to buy a copy of the annual, but the Amazon U.K. says they are sold out. I'm glad to be able to see your adorable pair. Let's hope the demand stays high and the magazine is back on your stands!
Hugs, Donna

Pauline said...

Beautiful swap bears, you both must be thrilled. I haven't picked up my copy of the magazine yet, must do so this week.


Ruth said...

Hi ladies - thank you all so very much for stopping by !
I'll be crossing everything that lots of folk are buying the annual :0) - that's a shame if you can't get one Donna .... I could try and get one for you ???? Hope they aren't sold out in your shops Pauline!

Mini Hugs for you all ,

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks, Ruth! I have just ordered a copy from the Collector's Club website. Can't wait to see it! I appreciate you offer to find one for me.
Big Hug,

Ruth said...

Oh , that's great Donna - I think the postage rate is pretty good for overseas on the Warners' site .
Hope you get to see it soon !
:0) :0)

ginger@bearbits said...

Your swap partner is a lucky one. And on top of that she can say it was in the Teddy Annual. How cool is that???!!! Congratulations!

Ruth said...

Thank you so much Ginger !
I think I'd like to do another swap next year sometime :0)

Julie said...

Adorable festive bear!
Happy New year
x Julie x