Thursday, January 24, 2008

Win This Bear!

Raffle for Charity 2008
We invite you to purchase raffle tickets to benefit a GREAT charity! All auction proceeds will go to the Academy For Cancer Wellness, a Tucson foundation that is working to provide a fund for underinsured cancer patients.
This is a really soft and cuddly alpaca bear, new at the end of 2007 from Steiff. Knut has a cute face and weighted paws. He is about 8 inches in length and stands about 6 inches. He has glass eyes and embroidered nose. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased here.
The drawing will take place in March 2008 at the Artist Signing day at Mostly Bears.
Thanks in advance & Good luck!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Gonna Be A Bear
In this life, I’m a woman. In my next life, I’d like to come back as a bear.When you’re a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate, you’re supposedto eat yourself stupid. I could deal withthat too.
When you’re a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you’re sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
If you’re a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.
If you’re a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.
Yup, gonna be a bear!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year to all!

Hello Fellow Teddy Bear Lovers. I hope you all had a wonderful, peaceful and happy holiday...and are now having a fabulous new year! It's hard to believe it's been over a month since I've blogged.

I started the year out interestingly...somehow...through every fault of my own...literally...on January 1st...deleting every single page of the Mostly Bears website. (With no easy backup system in place, I might add. Hem...happy new year to me!)

After about a week of sputzing around (yes, it's a made up word meaning puttering with a few choice phrases mixed in), I managed to restore about half the pages. And as I was preparing myself for the possibility that I was going to have to recreate the rest, I got a phone call from the tekkies at the server company saying they had completed a restoration of the entire site for me! Happy New Year to me again!

With the website back in business, now I can get back to blogging.

Recently, I got my hands on a new display case and have been busy organizing all the miniatures I have here at the store into this:
Oh what fun! It's wonderful to be able to really see these cool little dudes at last.

Now that we are into 2008, it's time for a new giveaway from Mostly Bears. Are ya' ready??

Here are the selections for this month:
# 1...Gund purse bear. This little plush bear has a flap pocket in the back and a grosgrain ribbon shoulder strap.

#2...a 12" pink ribbon plush Life bear from Gund.

#3...a little bear, named "Little Bear", from artist Sharon Barron. He's more beige and less pink than the photos indicates.

#4...last but not least. But smallest...a Bad Hair Day bear from Deb Canham. This lovely is appropriately named Tricky and is part of the 2004 collection.

#5...Oops, and here's one last bonus giveaway. A set of the current issues of Teddy Bear Review and Teddy Bear & Friends. If you'd like to enter the drawing, (we'll draw names sometime before Valentine's day), just leave a comment below or visit the Mostly Bears website...which is working just dandy nowadays, I might Just click on "join mailing list" to get yourself entered.

Best of luck to everyone!