News Bulletins October - December 2000
30th December 2000
19th December 2000
14th December 2000
We welcome Ginnie and Florrie to the hug. Maria has now completed almost all of her Christmas commissions and she is now designing some new bears for 2001. Claire comes home from university on Saturday so she will be at the studio most of next week.
10th December 2000
Caramel was adopted today.
8th December 2000
Maria is busy finishing several commissions ready for Christmas delivery.
5th December 2000
Maria's bears are finding new homes quickly. Custard and The Colonel have now all gone and several other editions are down the the last one. If you are considering adopting a bear at Christmas* then you need to order quickly.
*Please note that a Bear is for life, not just for Christmas.
26th November 2000
Well we are almost at the end of a very successful Christmas Market, we had four editions sell out: James, Nutmeg, Rose and Spring. Claire and Maria were rushed off their feet producing Christmas bead baubles and Christmas pipe cleaner bear decorations.
23rd November 2000
19th November 2000
Vanilla Fudge went to a new home today, so did the last Arctic. We went to Ted's Place Too on Saturday to see what they had and to get some more fur fabric. There was lots to choose from. Today we spent the whole day decorating the studio ready for the Christmas market; we had lights, baubles and tinsel everywhere. We even got a tree and lights for the miniature bears.
17th November 2000
Only a week to go to the Christmas Market!! Much excitement and preparation. Maria was making the last in the edition of Arctic - preparing him for a new home in January, and she was just fastening the last leg on when she realized the she had made two right legs! After much searching and calling round we finally located enough fur for another leg - at the very bottom of Maria's fur chest. Arctic was very pleased as he did not fancy hobbling round on three legs.
The last Archie went to a new home about a week ago. Maria is now busy designing some new bears for next year.
Maria has now designed the panda to be used as the pattern for the course - called Chinese Jade.
From now until the end of December we are introducing a discount of 10% (not including p&p) on all sales though the web site. This is to coincide with the review of our web site in the December edition of Teddy Bear Times.
5th November 2000
We had a very quiet bear fair, the forecast bad weather did not materialise but it still kept people away - even so Harriet and Pepper went to new owners. We are now looking forward to the Christmas market.
4th November 2000
The last Strawbeary Sundae has been sold, however we have two new bears (Sasha & Vanilla Fudge), three new pandas (Caramel, Nutmeg and Pepper) and a cat (Sox). The bears are getting all excited about the bear fair tomorrow.
23rd October 2000
Our web site is now hosted by Internet Design. We apologise if you have had problems accessing the site during the transfer.
15th October 2000
We now accept overseas orders and credit card orders via ITrustYou.com who offer a multi-currency escrow service. See How to order for details.
1st October 2000
Added a page to show a sample of Claire's beadwork. Claire works mostly with Japanese Matsumo glass seed beads (sizes 11/0 and 12/0), but she also has an extensive collection of Czech beads, trade beads and others.