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I've been having so much fun with my two new bears.  I'm particularly loving the messy bit :oD  They're both about 15" head to toe, but their arms are a little empty right now as I've run out of glass beads - urgh!  Still, at least I'll get more at Hugglets on Sunday :o)

I hope to have photos of them and Maple up here next week...
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I'm so giddy with the excitement of getting a whole day to 'bear' today after all the hours I've been doing at work.  I had a little time off the other day too, and got the sewing bits done, so now I have today to assemble the pieces into a couple of vintage style bears.  I'm hoping today is going to get to be the messy bit :oD 

I'll be off to Hugglets nex weekend, so I'm planning on taking whatever is left to try and finish either on the 5 hour train journey either way or on the Saturday or Sunday evening when I'm down there staying at the 'Bates Motel'.  Also got poor old Maple's accessory to finish (yep, that'd be the bear I finished on New Year's Day!) but I'd been thwarted by the lack of some buttons, and then the ability to go and get some.  I'm now armed with the buttons, and also some ribbon and buckles, so I'll get him done next weekend too.  I might also get Sage's brother/sister done, but as I also have bearth certificates to complete, I'm trying not to get too ambitious lol

The new creations will be available at Rivington Hall Barn Doll & Teddy Bear Fair on 12th March in Horwich, near Bolton :o)
Happy Valentine's Day

I haven't seen my postie in a while, but I'm pretty sure it's the same old guy it's been for about the last 10 years.  I'm also pretty sure he has no valentine's day feelings for me, but he did conspire to ensure I had a great valentine's day anyway!  By not managing to deliver several things because of the ridiculous hours I've been doing at the day job, he had to leave a card, which meant I got to toddle up to the sorting office today and pick up some pressies I got all for myself :o) 

First, please meet the beautiful Lavender Rose, from Bry at Thingummy & Co:


Then there was the lovely Leyla and her froggie pal from Felie at Les Lily'z Bears:



And finally I got 2 fabulous pieces of mohair that are destined to be several Thistles, from Alison at Teddy Bear Mohair, from her new Not Your Mama's Mohair line.  They are VERY bright, and oh so cool!  Not sharing them with you yet though, all I can says is that all the pieces are one of a kind, and my mother cringed at the thought of them going together (they will be ;o) )

Hope you've all had such a great day too :o)
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Well, Hilary didn't contact me so we've had another shot at the draw.  We drew a backup just in case, and the winner is Kelly Jo :o)

Sage would love to get to climb in his box and go to explore his new home, so hopefully Kelly will see this before Friday.  If not I think I may have a little bear having a temper tantrum!
And The Winner Is....

Do you want to know?






Do you REALLY want to know?






Wellllllll......







It's Hilary from The House Of Genista :o)  Congratulations Hilary, please e-mail me your details by Tuesday so that I can get Sage out to you, otherwise he will go to our backup drawee...

And on that note, here's Sage himself, the first in my new line of Bugbears (told you you'd groan!):