Monday, December 1, 2014

Many Thanks!

The "Beary Christmas Bazaar" Online Show was a great success and I would like to thank all those who visited the show and stopped by my showroom to see my new holiday additions.

Here are the photos of my show bears. I am delighted to report that they both very quickly found new homes.

Gabrielle will be making her home in MI.

Jack Frost will be making his home in PA.

I would especially like to send warm hugs and thanks to everyone who voted for my Gabrielle in the 'best of show' competition. I was honored to see that she received the third place ribbon. I am truly grateful!

Also, many thanks to the darling collectors who chose to bring my work home and to Karin Jehle for organizing another wonderful online show! Looking forward to the next one!!

bear hugs...Brenda

Friday, November 21, 2014


The preview  for the "Beary Christmas Bazaar" Online Show continues!

I am very excited to introduce my preview bear, Gabrielle. She is a 20" bear that I created from a gorgeous sheared mink tissavel. Her color is a beautiful tan with vapor blue undertones. I gave her hand painted glass eyes and an embroidered nose to highlight her inset muzzle. Gabrielle is just one of the bears I will have available at the show and looking for a new home for the holidays.

Please visit Who Is Who in Bear Making to see Gabrielle and all the other preview bears and to vote for your favorite. The winner of "Best of Show" will be announced at the start of the show November 28th.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Beary Christmas Bazaar" Online Show

The holidays are quickly coming upon us and along with them is the "Beary Christmas Bazaar" Online Show. This annual event is hosted by Who Is Who in Bear Making and I am thrilled to be a part of this year's show.

The preview has begun and collectors are invited to check out the sampling of bears and animals that will be available for adoption during the show and to vote for their favorite to win "Best of Show". I do hope you will check it out!

Please check the International Time Table to see when the
show begins in your area.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2nd Place!

With the 9th Annual URSA Awards Competition over, I am pleased to announce that 'Hunter' received 2nd place in his respective category. This is such a great honor for me and I am absolutely thrilled!

My thanks to all those who voted in this year's competition. I receive so much joy in creating my bears and it is truly rewarding when others like my work enough to vote for it. Thank you for your support!!

bear hugs...Brenda

Monday, July 21, 2014

9th Annual URSA Awards Competition

There are still 10 days remaining to cast your vote in the 9th Annual URSA Awards Competition sponsored by Bears&Buds online teddy bear magazine. If you have not already voted, I really encourage you to do so.

The URSA Awards Competition is unique in that every entry is seen and YOU are the judges. The winners are determined by your votes! There are 72 artists from 18 countries contending in this year's competition.

I have 2 bears that are hoping for your votes...

Ai Li
Category 12 - Panda Bears All

Category 7 - Huge Hugs

This first round of voting is open through July 31st. You may vote once in each of the 18 categories. The top three winners in each category will advance to the second round of voting and a chance to win the URSA Major-Best Overall award .  I hope you will take a few minutes and vote...we're counting on you!

Cast Your Vote Today!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A TOBY for Hunter

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my bear "Hunter" has won a TOBY Industry Choice Award. He was chosen from among 200 plus entries and now becomes a nominee for the Public's Choice Awards. The ballot and online voting instructions will appear in the June issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine which will be available in April.

A special thank you goes out to all the judges...I'm honored! It is such a joy creating my bears and truly rewarding when others like my work as well. Even more when one of my bears is chosen for such an award as the coveted TOBY. I am so proud!! Thank you to everyone who appreciates my bears and the work that goes into them.

bear hugs...Brenda