Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Announcement

If you are a regular reader you know that I’m an “owd git” as Amanda from Pandy Potter Bears affectionately called me. It’s another way of saying I’ve been making bears for a quite a while. So long in fact, I woke up one day and it was already 2009 and time to mark my Silver Anniversary as a bear artist.

It is no accident that I’ve been at it this long and I have huge, very huge number of people that have helped me out along the way. If not for them, I’m sure I wouldn’t still be here having all this fun.

Who are these people? People like you. They are those who purchased my first bears when I was just starting out and learning the ropes. They are loyal collectors who have continued to adopt my bears through the years. They are family and friends, artists and others who have offered an encouraging word, a kind suggestion, or a hand in friendship. In fact, there are so many people to whom I would like to say Thank you that it is nearly impossible. Even so, I would still like to make an effort to tell as many as I can how much I appreciate the help they have given me along the way.

So, it is without further delay that I announce my very first Silver Anniversary Blog Giveaway!

I would like to share with you what I have created for the occasion. Below you will see the photos of this piece I call Easter Surprise.

Here are the details:

The decorated and glass glittered egg is 4.75” tall. It is trimmed with vintage silver roping, silk flowers, Dresden trim and silver jingles bells. Bells have long been one of the identifying marks on my bears and I thought it was very appropriate to use silver ones for this occasion. The bunny which is 3.75” tall sitting, or 5.25” tall standing, fits nicely inside. She is made from a very soft, warm brown viscose fabric with Ultrasuede foot pads. She is filled with polyfill and glass beads. The inside ears are lined with sandy pink Ultrasuede. This bunny has a very soft, white viscose tail. This one-of-a-kind piece is for adults only.

Here’s how the giveaway will work:

If you leave a comment on this post, I will enter your name in my First Silver Anniversary Blog Giveaway. All comments will be private and unpublished. You don’t have to have a blog to enter. Leave information in the comment field that says how I can contact you if your name is drawn or you can leave a comment and then send an email to me with your contact details. If you have a blog and you post about my giveaway on your blog with a link to this post, I will enter your name in the drawing an additional 5 times. I will take comments until 6pm DST (Daylight Savings Time – New York City time) on March 24th. On March 25th, a name will be drawn randomly from all those who entered. I will post the winner’s first name or initials only and state/country in a new post on that day. Easter Surprise will be sent post haste in time to celebrate one of the most wonderful holidays of the year with you.

This is my way of saying Thanks for a fantastic first twenty-five years and toasting to the next twenty-five - or the next teddy bear, whichever comes first. Good luck!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you all for the lovely comments and the memories through the years! Keep them coming because I think in this case, the more, the merrier!


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