Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring show a hit ~ What's next?

Hi everyone

So I have been away from my blog for a short while preparing for the Spring Teddy Bears On Vacation show and it was a very successful show for Seraphim Bears. Instead of a spring show it seemed a Christmas show as the snow came tumbling down but attendance was steady and we were blessed to have adopted out 5 bears!

Mr. Bungle was adorned with Swarovski crystals and hand dyed mohair. He was a large bear and I only finished him 4 days prior to the show so we did not get to spend much time together but I am thrilled that he found his forever home.

 Then there was the very sweet and pretty Georgia. She was completed only 2 days prior to this show and wore a lovely vintage dolls dress that I adorned with ribbon flowers and she carried an Easter egg on her wrist. Her paws had Swarovski crystals on each toe in a very pretty Robbin's egg blue.

 A striking undressed Cherry Amour found her forever home. She wore only a large satin red bow and her paw pads were created from the tops of kid leather gloves. It is the softest leather I have ever worked with. I loved holding her paws as I am sure her new family will also.

 Two very dear minis were adopted together by two very dear friends.
Werther and Lemon Drop.
Werther is a worn mini with two different eyes and a rusty bell. He also had one blue ear. 
Lemon Drop was one of my Geisha minis and wore her own mini obi with hand cut flowers and beading.

I am so grateful to all of you who weathered the storm to visit the show.
It was such a wonderful day inside and I truly enjoyed meeting each and everyone and especially hearing your heart felt stories of family, pugs, chihuahuas, survival, rollerskating and so many other touching topics.

It was thrilling to hear your comments on my beautiful Christmas gift teddy bear made for me by my husband, Mortimer. He was especially happy to meet you all as was my Mum's Queen Bolete bear that visited the show. I also have a special order for a bear similar to her now.

For now, I must end this post as I have a very pressing deadline coming up. I am creating a very special bear for the Children's Aid Foundation calender for 2012 and then she will also be auctioned off to raise money for the cause.

I hope to be back soon with more photos of the show and maybe a few photos of the unfinished bear for charity so you can try to guess who I am creating! The theme this year is Canada ~ Whoowhooo!

Thank you again from me, Mum and the bears!


  1. What wonderful news, Michele!!! All of the bears are FABULOUS and I'm sure their new families will absolutely adore them. It also sounds very exciting to be making a bear to be in a calendar. Congratulations! I can't wait to see it.


  2. Thanks Cheryl. I will let everyone know when the calendar goes up for sale as all the money goes to a very good cause!

  3. They are all beautiful bears Michele. I am especially fond of Werther with his mismatched eyes. He really looks like he has had many years of hugs.

  4. Yay for great shows, there are some very lucky adopters out there :o)

  5. Thanks Katy. Doing the shows is my fave. I love having the opportunity to get to meet the collector and hear their wonderful stories!