Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Update

Well I haven't updated my blog for 2 weeks now. It annoys me when I don't as its very much a record for me.

Im working on some new bears and Im hoping to have 1 or 2 ready for the weekend. I am having a table at the Christmas fair we are running in aid of the toddlers in my village. I am going to try to take a few bears along and take orders if anyone wants a special bear for someone. I am also going to take alot of my beanie/attic treasure collection to fill the table. All these are immaculate so Im hoping parents will want some for stocking fillers for their children. I am trying to clear more space at the moment so Kaitlin can have her own room after xmas.

Ive had another big sort out of Kaitlins clothes so I will be putting these on ebay in the next few days. Everything is imaculate. It clears more room for all the new clothes I have had to buy her because she has grown. Kaitlin had her picture taken last week too so Im waiting for the proof to come through. A photographer came to the toddlers and spent 3 hrs doing them trying to make 30 little ones smile. What a job... The lady did a fabulous job actually and I was really pleased with the pic so now I can't wait to see it properly.

Baby Daniel is gorgeous. I saw my sister on Saturday at my Mums and held him for a while. I can't remember Kaitlin being that small. Time flies doesn't it.

Ive been busier doing more hair. Its starting to pick up really nicely now so I don' t know whether to advertise in the local paper or just play it by ear. Ive had another 3 customers this week so I was really pleased.

Ohhh Ive also put my name down to have a table at the Teddy Bear Artist Event, on June 9th 2008 in Stratford upon Avon ( Ive never been there) so thats something to look forward to. I really want to exhibit at hugglets in February in London so fingers crossed I will get in to do that one.

Susan x

Friday, 12 October 2007

Daniel Mark Peers

Daniel Mark Peers was born on the 12th October at 7.48am weighing 8 lbs exactly. He is the cutest little bundle of baby ever. Huge Congratulations to my sister Caroline and her partner Mark.

Susan xx

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Babies, Mohair, Patterns and Bags

My little sisters waters broke this evening and Im so excited, I will be having a niece or nephew shortly. Its her first baby and I have been like a mother hen to her. Obviously Im an old hand with 3 but the newness of motherhood for her has been wonderful to see. Im going to take the phone to bed tonight...

Well Im having another little clearout this evening. Ive just listed lots of mohair and unused bear patterns on ebay. I have enough mohair here to make about 200 bears so its time to let a little bit go for the sake of tidyness ( I can't spell). I always have a tidy up before xmas and look though all my stuff to see if I can part with anything, I love xmas and we always have our holiday shortly after so the extra money comes in handy too.

Here is a link to my ebay auctions http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZglorious19

Ohhhh its going to be so hard to sleep tonight.....

Susan x

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Hobart is on ebay

Ive been bust making new bears for an order this week so I have no new ones on the website. Therfore I decided to put Hobart on to ebay.com. This bear is so lovely, I love his features and the fur is my favorite, lovely dense and straight.

I have decided not to list bears at 99p now unless I put a reserve on as I won't be able to sustain the business in the long term. I want to let everyone afford my bears so I do keep the prices as low as possible. I make very high quality one of a kind artist bears which I have designed myself and I do not want people to think that if a bear is cheap it is poor quality.

Anyway here is Hobart. If you click on his name it will take you to ebay.


Hobart

Susan x

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Kingston

I finally got to put my new bear on my website today. He is a new design with a longer muzzle and is the first in a new series. I am really pleased with how he turned out.

Check him out on my website. www.scruffiebears.com

All I seem to have done over the last few days is run here and there in the car. Today I went to the wholesalers, then to farm foods for some bits and when I got home I realised I had forgotton something for my appointments tomorrow so back I went to the wholesalers... Then because Ive been selling lots on ebay I have to go to the post office everyday with a bag of parcels. There is always a queue and everyone seems to have parcels so it makes you wonder if we are all ebayers on the side.

Susan x