Sunday, August 28, 2011

Reaching for the stars with Pooh

Just had to share this amazing video from Veronica Miller making a Winnie the Pooh cake! Yummy and so much fun to watch!

She has a fabulous blog: Veronica's Conucopia

"Where was I going? Ah, yes, Eeyore." He got up slowly. And then, suddenly, he remembered. He had eaten Eeyore's birthday present!
"Brother!" said Pooh. "What shall I do?"
"I must give him something."
For a little while he couldn't think of anything.
Then he thought: "Well, it's a very nice pot, even if there's no honey in it, and if I washed it clean, and got somebody to write "Happy Birthday" on it, Eeyore could keep things in it, which might be useful."

" You can always remedy an awful mistake"

Have a wonderful day and be creative... reach for the stars!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You're invited to the Seraphim Bears 1st adoption sale - Tomorrow!

Hello Everyone

Tomorrow is the big day!
Seraphim Bears 1st private online adoption sale!

This is the first time I will be having an official sale on my new website and I hope you can all make it! I will have four bears up for adoption and they are all so excited to find their new forever homes!

Just head on over to my Website and click on the AVAILABLE tab!
It's that easy! I am loving my new website... everything's is easy to use and easy to navigate.

See you tomorrow

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pirates and Parrots

Ahoy me heartys:

With a theme likes pirates you can imagine how fun the costumes were... but why leave it to the imagination

Me and my Parrot
My Mum after she received her tattoo!

Tracy Lee and Family... do you know I talked to Tracy throughout the weekend but this was the first night there and it took me till I got home to realize that this was her! Awesome costumes!

Dancing to the YMCA...

My favourite hat of the weekend

See that BIG bag... inside was a parrot egg and she was dressed as a parrot with fabulous wings!
If you were lucky enough to find her other half you could adopt a bird. You got a little egg that you opened and inside was either a boy or girl rubber ducky. It had a name and if you wanted you could change that name on your adoption paper that came with your bird! I got a boy... his name is Merl!

There was a stage filled with teddy bear pirates...

And lots of loot too...

Here is a lady who was throwing away money coins all night speaking of loot! She was fabulous! And of course the lovely and talented Darlene Allen from Raspbeary Bears

One of the raffle bears

This bear was on the sneak peek table the first night... please let me know if you know who the artist was! He is fabulous!

Check out those costumes ! Fabulous!

Captain Jack Bearrow by Sharron Barron... he stole my heart from the first time I saw him online...
He was to be auctioned off the night of the dinner.

 Here is the lovely and talented Sharron Barron with me saying hello to Captain Jack!

An excerpt from my Bear journal:

on the night of the dinner:

After we got through all the draws it was time for the auction of the two beautiful pieces of work by two different artists. One was a gorgeous miniature Hansel and Gretel set. The next was a beautiful pirate bear that was created by Sharron Barron of Barron's Bears.  The auctioneer (Martha Burch of Martha's Bears) started the bidding request and so I raised my hand to get things going. Then it took off like wild fire... bids being yelled from here and over there. Then suddenly it stopped...
This bear was worth far more and my heart began to race... should I bid again? 
Then I heard "Yep" just like Dave from "Storage Wars". And suddenly I realized that "Yep" came from me!
I am thrilled to say that this beautiful bear is now a member of my hug and was welcomed with open paws by all his brothers and sisters. 
Thank you Sharron for such a beautiful creation. He sits in a place of honour in my home.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

TBAI #1 - The Gallery night

The opening night Gala:

There are so many photos to show and so very many artists. Please do not take offence if you are not shown here... as a matter of fact... my entry is not about to be shown here... hahahaha

The room was filled with excitement and magic was in the air! The collectors and artists alike were bustling about looking for that perfect bear. We were all casting our votes on which bears we thought were the best of the best and let me tell you, the choice was not an easy one to make!

Many of us came in full costume - Pirates and landlubbers were everywhere and the atmosphere was like a ship about to enter a stormy sea... we were ready for the challenge and all hands were on deck!

Cheryl Hutchinson

Cindy MaGuire

Allen Hsu

Armelia Dana

Barbara Burke

Bev White

Dianna Watts

Cindy working away as usual! She put on a fabulous show! Thank you Cindy for all your hard work! It truly paid off!

Okay I guess I should really post a shot of my entry... hahahaha

Michele Seraphim (that's me) hahaha

Many of my bears found their new homes but Magic has not found her forever home yet so I will be listing her shortly! All the detail of this very special Fairy Godmother bear will be listed at that time.

More to come but for now I am off to spend some time with my family! Be back soon with more from the show!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back from the TBAI show

Hello everyone:

I am back from the TBAI show that was hosted in Binghamton NY. It was a fabulous show and we are happy to announce that many bears were adopted to many really lovely new homes! There was so much to do and see and participate in I am exhausted. I met many new friends like, Susan and Ian from Kesseys Bears in from north Wales, Katherine and her other half from Katie Rae Bears in from the UK, Lulu Tatum from Lulu's Bears, Tracy Lee from ThimbleBeary Originals, Vicki and Pat from Raspberies, Betty J. Franks from BJ's Bears, Dian Pete from Bears for Pete's Sake, Cindy McGuire from China Cupboard Bears, Dolores from Bearied Treasures and so so many other wonderful artist not to mention all the new collectors that I met!

I will have photos for you up really soon. With 10 hours of driving under my belt, and having been away for four days I must attend to my family! I have missed them terribly and they me... as my puppies showed me with wagging tails and whining voices for 10 straight minutes when I came in the door. My little guys are attached to me at the hip currently and hubby is waiting to snuggle on the couch!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I will have some bears up for adoption in just a few days! See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A muffin to travel with

If you would like to see the recipe and picture of an astounding muffin recipe come and visit this blog post: Seraphim's Diner - Apple Pumpkin Breakfast muffins

Monday, August 8, 2011

TBAI Sneak Peak

Ahoy me hearties:

Well blow me down... it's but a few days till the Teddy Bear Artists Invitational show begins. I thought I would share a sneak peak of some of the bears that will be coming to the show! It's only a few days now till we will all meet for four glorious days of pirate and teddy fun...

You'll find nice booty (that means treasure for all you landlubbers) at the Seraphim Bears table. My Mum, 13 bears and I will be waiting to meet you there! And shiver me timbers, there will be one more very special bear in the gallery show.

Fair winds and a safe journey to Binghamton, NY! We'll see you when your ships land... we'll be in full pirate attire ready to enjoy a weekend of fun, and as you can see we are already in the sea spirit of this wonderful event... Aarrrrr!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A New Blog - Coming to you soon

Hello everyone:

As I mentioned before I have been rather busy lately. I created a new website and new blog images and I made a lot of decisions to streamline things for all of you. If you are interested in healthy living and want to continue following my journey in that, I have created a new blog called "Seraphim's Diner - a journey into healthy living". I have literally just finished the preliminary set up so there is not much going on yet but you can join so you will know as soon as I do post something.

Just pop on over to Seraphim's Diner - a journey into healthy living to find really wonderful healthy recipes, hear about new exercises and programs that I am experiencing or to find great information on nutrition and health in general.

From this point forward Seraphim Bears blog will be just that... about me, my family and the bears and our journey together so if that is more up your alley then just stay right here.

I hope you will enjoy all the new changes and I'll see you really soon

New Website

Hi everyone:

Just thought I would let you all know that my new website is now up and running. I'm sure there will be some tweaking as we go along but I am thrilled to finally have it ready for you to see. I hope you will take a minute to visit.

I am just about to go downstairs and pack for the TBAI show ... it's hard to believe that the time is almost her for us to head out onto the road for our journey to Binghamton, NY. The bears are ready, the pirate stuff is ready and we are almost completely ready. My Mum will be attending the show with me and we are really looking forward to seeing you there. I'm grabbing the very exciting itinerary and heading down to organize... see you soon!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Where I've Been

Hi Everyone:

First let me please thank everyone who took the time to vote in the URSA awards!

While you were doing that I have been very busy! As you can see, this NEW LOOK for the blog is just a part of what's been going on here at Seraphim Bears. I am in the process of designing a completely new website and in that making sure everything matches hence the new image on the blog!

It has been a lot of work and I am not done yet. There is still a ton to do on the blog to get everything flowing again... changing background images and altering HTML code which takes me time to do. So hang in there and soon all will be flowing smoothly again.

These lovely backgrounds and new header were created by non other than Shelli from Potbelly Bears... and she did a wonderful job.. don't ya think! She was fabulous to work with and I am thrilled with the new image. I have been creating the HTML on my own and changing the code in the website and my blog... a learning curve that has been time intensive but I am really enjoying it. Please be patient if you show up here one day and all is a mess as I may be in process of figuring out a new code... it can be tense but in the end, so far, I have come out on top!

As for the bears... I am also hard at work on them! I will be leaving in only a few days now for the Teddy Bear Artists Invitational and I have much to do still. I am also now in process of starting my custom orders for Christmas and getting ready for the Christmas Teddy Bears on Vacation show this November in Toronto.

Three more bears have just arrived in Scotland to Silly Bears and will be heading to the Hugglets in September! I will have a sneak peek as soon as I can!

You will see this graphic from now on to tell you what my next up and coming things are:

Thing are starting to change around here and you are going to see some new bears soon as well as a new web design and a new direction for my blog postings! I think you are all really going to enjoy being a part of Seraphim Bears and I know I love having you all here... so hang onto your hats...and don't be shy... step right up and let the show begin!