Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
For more info...check it out here on ebay...low, low opening bid!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
"Lucia", a beautiful 15" rusty mohair bear from FBS Bears...Fredy and Bettina Springweiler...Germany...This is one of Fredy's I think. Dressed in cotton jumper. Was $320. Now $160 during our January Sale!!
Have a great weekend and I'll see you soon "On The Blog"
Friday, January 23, 2009
Regular $420. During our January sale, H&H Hare are just $378! Enjoy!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today's feature artist special is made by artist Melanie Nathan, "Maggie" stands about 9 inches tall and is made from a unique rayon fabric. She has ultrasuede paw pads and is fully jointed. She wears a little smocked cream/flowered dress and an oversized bow in her hair. This piece is undated but is probably from about 1999. She was normally $115. On our January sale, she is just $65. Enjoy! Thanks for looking and I'll see you again tomorrow!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
"Jesse" is a 10-inch scruffy, curly, matted mohair bear by artist Bonnie Foster. He's stuffed with just the right amouint of glass beads (if you like weighted bears, that is)...this little guy weighs just shy of a pound! Although these snapshots seem to look a bit honey-colored, Jesse's fur is really a taupe color with that cool darker underfabric to give him loads of character. The regular price for Jesse is $120. During our super January sale, he's just $60! Let me know if Jesse just "has" to come home with you! Enjoy...and be sure to check back here On The Blog for tomorrow's featured artist piece.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I hope y'all are hugging tight to your bears as we strap ourselves into this roller coaster ride called 2009! Here's hoping at the end, we'll all step safely out of our seats shouting "Whew~ what a ride!"
On Saturday, February 21st, Mary Ann Neisz will be offering a one-time class in Japanese braiding (otherwise known as kumihimo). These braids are quite beautiful and can be made from all sorts of wonderful cording, ribbon or thread. Mary Ann is a multi talented, creative artist & this is just one of her new interests!The class will be $75 and will include supplies and tools, so you can make more braids on your own after you learn the basics. There's more info and a link to sign up for the class here on the website or you can call the store anytime at 322-0208 or toll free at 877-709-7191. We hope you will be able to join us for this great new class!
I have found found two Ben's Bells in my front yard in the past several years...true random acts of kindness that seem to show up just when you need them the most. The first one, I gifted to a friend who needed a lift...the other is hanging in my kitchen window waiting for the right moment to pay it forward.
Uh oh, I guess that wasn't exactly a short story...but the bottom line is...if you are interested in these older Club kits (and whatever goodies are in their boxes), let me know and together we'll raise some funds for Ben's Bells. Thanks in advance!
Plan Two: RAFFLE
We are raffling off a really cute pair of bears by artist Sandy Czaja. All money raised will go to the Community Food Bank. Here's what the little cuties look like:Tickets are 50 cents and can be purchased at the store, by phone or on our website at www.mostlybears.com/raffle.htm. The drawing will take place Saturday February 21st during Mary Ann's braiding class. Good luck to all!
Plan Three: START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT ON EBAY
Here's the third charity fundraiser for the new year to benefit our favorite local charity, the Academy for Cancer Wellness. I'm selling 5 like-numbered DCAD bears from the New Friends series on ebay. 100% of your bid will go to ACW. Check it out here on ebay. Starting bid is $80 for all 5 pieces. A great deal for a great cause! The auction is ending January 17th, so I hope you get a chance to hurry on over to ebay and take a look.
BEAR MAKING WEDNESDAYS
Mary Ann's back (yay!) from Winter Break & will be restarting our Wednesday get-togethers this week, January 14th. We invite you to stop in and start a bear, finish a bear or work on any of the numerous steps in between! Mary Ann is a true professional and can help anyone (including me!) to work out the fine details of teddy bear making. We hope you'll be able to join us one of these Wednesdays.
BEAR MAKING SUPPLIES
We've been hard at work since the holidays trying to get all our bear making supplies & fabric organized and neatened up so we can find stuff! And whew, we're just about there. We hope you'll stop and see what's new and/or re-found!! We're happy to say we have everything you need to make your first...or hundredth...bear!
On that note, I will leave our January Newsletter at that and sign off.Sincerely, Trish