||We have added Elliot
and Noelle to our hug. Sweety
Pie is another bear that was adopted before I could put her on the web
site. The last Stilton was
reserved on Christmas day.
sold out a while back but I missed him out. Rosie
sold out today, and Kev sold out on
Sunday - where he didn't even make it on the site first. Other new
arrivals are Brian, Pansy,
Henry and mouse called Stilton
apologise, I have been so busy I have not managed to keep this site up to
date, I will try and keep on top of it from now on. There are a lot of new
bears. The bear course dates have been
New Bears: Beatrix, Bran,
Christmas Beary, Cinnamon,
Bears no longer available: Ning-Ning,
Mouse, Buttercup, Rob
Bears who sold out before I updated the web site: Bridie,
Candy and Raspbeary
Candy were mistakenly marked as sold out. In fact there are three of
Chocolate Sundae, Bluebeary
Candy and Raspbeary
Candy have all sold out.
and Sebastian have been added to
and Misha editions have sold out.
Maria has added some wonderful new creations to our hug. They are Kahlúa,
FrugalEscrow have informed us that they are currently unable to accept
credit cards, so yet again we are looking for an escrow partner, in the
meantime we can accept credit cards through Patchings Art Centre.
||We had a
quiet Bear fair - a little disappointing. However we have sold out of Strawbeary
Smoothie, Mandarin and Pumpkin.
||We are all
excited and getting ready for the bear fair tomorrow. Claire is going to
be showing people how to make pipe-cleaner bears, we are unveiling our new
collection of beary fridge magnets and car stickers. Patchings new
resident potter, Ray, will be raku firing in the garden - very exciting
all flames and smoke with some wonderful results.
The last Blaze was adopted
yesterday. Maria has added three new bears to the collection: Rob
and Bertha and Bannoffee.
joined our hug today and Ruff chose
his new owner. Claire also updated her beadwork
page. Claire's beadwork course
dates have also been updated. Our bookshop is now
up and running, offering books at amazing savings.
went to a new home today, Woodstock,
a throwback from the 60s, and Pumpkin
have joined our hug. We are pleased that we can now offer books in
association with Amazon. Watch this space for a new bookshop section
and Norris went to loving homes
during the past few days.
and Etta, Strawbeary
and Stray and Xander have been
added to our hug.
and Etta, Tyler and Parsley
have sold out.
and Treacle Toffee sold out
at the weekend.
||The last Ling-Tou
found a new home today.
||We had a
wonderful festival. Maria
unveiled several new bears: Elena, Mandarin,
Parsley and Ruskin.
Maria also took this opportunity to show the porcelain
dolls that she has been working on.
We had quite a few more visitors than last year. The Patchings textile
artists (Maria, Mandy
and Jo) had a
stand in the Textiles marquee as well as manning the Farmhouse studios.
Elena and Wist
have all found new homes and are no longer available.
found a new home, Bradley was
chosen by our Bru-Jumeau doll and we
cannot get any more of the fabric for Maximillian
so we have reduced his edition limit to two.
results are out - she obtained an upper second class honours degree in
Applied Biochemistry. We are very proud of her.
The last Blizzard has left us for
a new home.
been busy preparing for the Art Festival - less than two weeks to go!!.
She has added several new bears to her range - Faolân,
and Standing Bear.
Maria has recently been enjoying herself. She has got together with Mandy,
who is the silk artist in the next studio, to see if the dying techniques
that Mandy uses on her dévore scarves could be applied to mohair or
alpaca. The results of these experiments have been rather spectacular and
the first bears made from these fabrics are Sid,
Bluebeary Candy and Raspbeary
Candy. I think we can expect to see more of these wonderful colours.
The last Rodney, Oscar
and Hamish have all found new
homes. Hamish went as soon as he
form to the site.
a sweet little girl bear, has been added to our hug, and the last Keiko
went to a new home today.
sold out yesterday, Bruce and Ling-Tou
have been added to our hug. Claire has also updated the About
||We had a very
successful bear fair on Easter Monday, and several orders and course
booking following on from the fair. Polo,
Scott all sold out.
several new additions to our hug, Bai-Yun,
Lemon Drop, Marylin,
and Yum-Yum. Sheehan
is also new but he has already found a new home. Toffee
also found a new home today.
and Betsy have sold out.
have been updated to the end of the year.
Amber and Blaze
have been added to our hug.
||Our bears are
going all over the globe, a Keiko
has gone to New Zealand and the last Cherry
Dumpling is going to the USA. We all wish them well.
||We have added
and Everard to our range.
for May - July are now available.
Caramel has sold out. We have added FrugalEscrow to our services in
order to provide credit card ordering and a secure escrow service - see How
to order for details.
our credit card/escrow supplier has ceased trading. We are making
arrangements with an alternative provider.
and Crème Caramel
are added to our range, and Meadow
found a new home.
went to a new home last week and the last Morello
went tonight.Maria has added Cuthbert,
Frost and Lilith,
as well as an Easter bunny called Snowdrop
to her collection.
||We have had
quite a busy weekend. Several bears found new homes and both Florrie
and Gooseberry have sold out.
Maria has lots of bear courses booked, and
has scheduled quite a few extra (not listed) - so if you are thinking of
taking a course then email or call Maria
to find out when there are spaces.
||I don't know
how to keep up with this - Morello
and Sable are new additions to the
Well it has been a busy January. I
have re-written most of the web site so that it is driven from asp scripts
and a database. This will make it much easier to update in future.
Hopefully you will not notice much difference but if you find anything
wrong then please let me
Maria has been busy, making new
bears to replace all those who sold over the Christmas period. Betsy,
Treacle Toffee and Victoria
are all new.
sold out during January.