And now, here's a little bit of store news:
We will be closed from Saturday August 4 through Saturday August 11th, reopening Wednesday August 15th. We'll be heading to San Diego for a little fun in the sand and to attend the ABC teddy bear show.
It's been a little like Christmas around here, getting some of our Steiff orders in. Here's a sampling of a few of the goodies:
The Sound of Music (musical bear plays, what else, The Sound of Music):
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse. (What a pair!):
Also, Frosty Bear (plays Frosty the Snowman) and new ornaments Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Panda Cub and Elephant on Wheels.
On the Bear Making Front, we tried out hand painting wings for angel bears during the last two Wednesdays here in the store. Mary Ann has the process pretty well perfected now and will have some of her lovely angel bears available in San Diego and also at Mostly Bears in August.
We had a great class a couple of weekends ago with Mary Ann, in which several bear makers (some brand new) completed just the cutest little bears with apple pincushions. A fun weekend was had by all! We are hoping to have Mary Ann back sometime in the fall for a holiday bear making class. (I'll try to post photos from the class next time.)
Until then, bear hugs all 'round!