May 23, 2009

A 'not about me' moment

HeHe :oD  What is the fun in having friends if you can’t do a bit of a favour for them every now and again??  When I heard that this little chap was up for an award, I just knew I would have to shine the spotlight on him over here :o)


So, with out further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Flamenco Fandango!


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He is made by the lovely Wendy, whose work you can see more of here.  He’s a bit of a cutey huh?!?!


He is up for an award in the “Artist Bear Friend” category of the Australian Bear Creations Awards 2009.  Voting forms are in the latest issue (vol15 no1), and so far I think you have to buy a copy of Australian Bear Creations to be able to vote.....I did hear rumours about online voting, but I will have to look into that and get back to you :o)  But for all you Australian residents, here is the perfect excuse to grab a copy of ABC and have a jolly good read....go on :o)  you Know you want to *hehe*!  Oh and please vote for Wendy too, won’t you :oD


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*EDIT*   I have contacted the magazine, and there WAS online voting, however it appears that someone with too much time, and not enough grey cells (pls note, my wording not the magazines) decided to launch a denial of service attack and bring the page down.  Not very very polite really, was it?!  Anyway, it is still possible to vote online if you download this and return your answers to this email address  adcopy@woodlandspublishing.com.au          

May 1, 2009

2009 Gold Teddy Award nominees

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WooHoo!!  Teddy Bear Review's "Golden Teddy Award" nominations for 2009 have been released....and they go a little something like this:

Individual Artist–Bears
Undressed, 5 inches & under

•    "Mimi" by Donna Griffin, Donna and the Bears
•    "Mocha" by Peta Smart, Wazzabears
•    "Polar" by Tracey Smith
•    "Sleepy Chestnut Bear 'Marrone'" by Kumiko and Masaru Nakano, Ma’Sal Creations
•    "Yin Yang" by Erika Knirsch, Crunchy Bears
•    "Zachary" by Samantha Potter, Mary Myrtle Miniatures

Dressed/Accessorized, 5 inches & under
•    "Grace" by Samantha Potter, Mary Myrtle Miniatures
•    "Maude" by Donna Griffin, Donna and the Bears
•    "Min" by Eun-Sook Ma, Minabear
•    "Miss Majesty" by Ruth Bowman, Flutter-By Bears
•    "Pirouette" by Karen Alderson
•    "Polka Dot" by Michelle Lamb, One&Only Bears

Undressed, over 5 & under 14 inches
•    "Cappuccino" by Heike Buchner, Sunshine-Teddys
•    "Flocke" by Mary Lou Foley, Bayside Bears
•    "Lil Pudge" by Vicky Lougher, Elegant Creations
•    "Minerva" by Michelle Lamb, One&Only Bears
•    "Sugar Bear" by Judi Paul, Luxembears
•    "Tia" by Tammy Wamboldt, Beckoning Bears


Dressed/Accessorized, over 5 & under 14 inches

•    "Baggins" by Laraine White, Rainebears
•    "Bella" by Karen Alderson
•    "Elf" by Berta Hesen-Minten, ThReAdTeDs
•    "Helena" by Vicky Lougher, Elegant Creations
•    "Miss Lillie" by Kim Russell, Russell Bears
•    "Miyabi" by Terumi Yoshikawa, Rose Bear

Undressed, 14 inches & over
•    "Bruno" by Britta Helberg
•    "Daydreamer" by Karin De Lorenzo
•    "Edward Bear" by Tami Eveslage, Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears
•    "Jeffrey" by Charlene Draeger, CharBears
•    "Joe" by Aiko Kawamoto, Aico Bear
•    "Spirit Bear (Kermode)" by Sherry Shepardson, Sherr-Bear

Dressed/Accessorized, 14 inches & over
•    "Andre" by Lena Volkova, Teddy Kingdom
•    "Autunno" by Annalisa Taddei, The Tuscany Bear Maker
•    "Captain Zinfangar" by Melissa Zemeski, Heirloom Treasures
•    "Frank" by Aiko Kawamoto, Aico Bear
•    "Hyun" by Park Yeun-Hee, H&Y Teddy
•    "Nymph of Tree" by Eun-Sook Ma, Minabear


Individual Artist–Soft-Sculpture/Plush Animals
•    "Aesop" by Michelle Lamb, One&Only Bears
•    "Bakari" by Mary Lou Foley, Bayside Bears
•    "Holly" by Masako Kitao
•    "Hoppity" by Shelly Allison, The Rabbit Maker by Shelly Allison
•    "Indy" by Judi Paul, Luxembears
•    "Rex (German Shepherd)" by Guenter Dufeu, Dufeu Bear


Individual Artist–Needle-Felted/Sculpted Animals
•    "Jamie & Landon" by Iveta Everte
•    "Lil' Cubkin" by Janine Galante
•    "Mommy I'm Stuck Kitten" by Stephanie Tiongco, Creations by Stevi T.
•    "Olivia & Oliver: Luv Bug Romance" by Marge Wiese
•    "Rembrandt" by Patricia Bierer, Bierer Off the Road Gifts
•    "Roxanne" by Nichole Encinas, Blueberry Creations


Manufacturer–Bears
Undressed or Dressed, 5 inches & under

•    "Biscuit-The Gingerbread Bear" by Steiff North America
•    "Glaciera" from the story The Woodland Bear Saga by Jessica Van Antwerp
•    "Midnight Magic" by Bearington Collection
•    "Sadie Sue" by Goodreau Doll


Undressed, over 5 & under 14 inches
•    "Baby Beauregard" by Bearington Collection
•    "Violet-The Flower Bear" by Steiff North America
•    "Yamato" by Terumi Yoshikawa, Rose Bear (collaborative bear with a Japanese old bag company)
•    "Zhen Zhen" by Gund Inc.

Dressed/Accessorized, over 5 & under 14 inches
•    "Here Comes Santa Claus (Musical)" by Hermann-Spielwaren
•    "Nicolas-The Lucky Bear" by Steiff North America
•    "Noelle, The Christmas Joy Bear" by Danbury Mint
•    "Peppermint Swirl" by Bearington Collection
•    "Scooter" by Goodreau Doll
•    "Tayla" by Settler Bears

Undressed, 14 inches & over
•    "Alexander-The Trademark Bear" by Steiff North America
•    "Beauregard" by Bearington Collection
•    "Cookie" by Bev White, Happy Tymes Collectibles
•    "Gordy" by Gund Inc.
•    "Pedrolino" by Hildegard Günzel, PPM Hildegard Günzel


Dressed/Accessorized, 14 inches & over
•    "Gwendolyn Glitterwings" by Bearington Collectoin
•    "Hagen" by Gund Inc.
•    "Hartley-The Boyds Valentine’s Day Bear" by Danbury Mint (bear licensed through Boyds)
•    "Hilary" by Settler Bears
•    "Old Bavarian Bear" by Hermann-Spielwaren


Manufacturer–Soft-Sculpture/Plush Animals
•    "Doxie" by Bearington Collection
•    "Esmerelda" by Hildegard Günzel, PPM Hildegard Günzel
•    "Fawny" by Gund Inc.
•    "Truffles-Pig on Wheels" by Steiff North America

Tableaux
•    "Cat and the Fiddle" by Karen Lyons, KJ Lyons Design
•    "Gallopin' Grant and His Horse Jeff Davis" by Bev White, Happy Tymes Collectibles
•    "Polar Pals" by Kelly Dean, Kelly Dean and Co.
•    "Polar Santa" by Tami Eveslage, Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears
•    "Santa's Little Helper" by Julie Shepherd
•    "Would You Like to Be Our Mom" by Heike Buchner, Sunshine-Teddys


Congratulations, to everyone on the list :o)  I can't wait to see pictures of the bears!!

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