Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tucker is Ready to be Adopted TODAY!



Mark your calendar! Set an alarm!!

Tucker will be available for adoption beginning at 
8:00PM (EST) TODAY, Thursday, December 8th

There will be a PayPal button once the page goes live.



Love and Hugs,
Cheryl

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The New Bingle Bear has a Name!



WOW! I can't thank all of you who took part in my survey to find a name for my beautiful new big bear. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was blown away by the numbers of you who voted for your favorites. 

Without further ado, here are the results:


Tucker wins with 40.38% of the votes!

So, in that spirit, please meet Tucker (he's quite pleased with his new name!). 



A Bare Bear!


Isn't his little tail adorable?!! Cute little tails are a hallmark of my Bingle Bears.


All dressed up!


 "HELLO!"
 Tucker is SO happy to meet all of you!

Tucker will be available soon for adoption. Just finalizing the details (and recovering from a health flare-up that has postponed his adoption date)!
Love and Hugs,
Cheryl

Friday, December 2, 2016

HELP! The New Bingle Bear Needs a Name!



Recently, I sent out an email to my amazing Bingle Bear Mailing List asking for names for this new 16 1/2" beauty and, WOW, did they ever RESPOND!!! I now have an unbelievably amazing list of names to choose from.

The problem?

I have SOOOOO many amazing names to choose from that I didn't know what to do.

I put my little thinking cap on and did the only thing I could think of--
I used a random number generator to choose 4 names and I'm letting all of you help me choose the final name. Look to your right and the survey is on top of the right side bar!

This survey will only be up for the next few days.
Then I will take it down because this big boy keeps telling me that all he wants for Christmas is to be in his new home. So we have to HUSSLE! (He also wants a gray silk cap, but I'll be taking care of that this weekend.)

He will be available for adoption soon!
I expect that he will be on eBay beginning on either Monday, December 5th or Tuesday, December 6th. So keep a look out for information on this blog.

Thanks for your help!

Take good care of yourself!
Love and Hugs,
Cheryl

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Adopt One of the Last Bingle Bears

Hurry to grab one of the last Bingle Bears!  I have three bears available now at Silly Bears --  http://www.sillybears.co.uk/artists/index.cfm?page=115 .  I will have 3 more bears available for adoption in September/October and then will be taking a prolonged break from bear-making. 

Iris

Celandine

Gillespie

I've been trying hard to stay motivated to make bears, but it just isn't working.  My heart is being called to do other work right now.  I'm hoping that by taking a prolonged break that I may be able to begin making bears with renewed energy again someday.  But for now, it looks like the break will be indefinite.

I'm sorry to all of you who have been waiting so patiently for new patterns--especially of my award winners.  It's proven to be VERY difficult, one, to put such a large bear into pattern form, and two, to describe the techniques I use in making my bears so that anyone else can make one just like them.  I really wanted to be able to help you.  I just can't think of a way to do it well at this time.  I haven't given up quite yet.  My mind is still mulling over ideas for how to do it.  But for now I need to take the pressure off of me and put it aside.

Thanks for all of your love and support!  I really can't thank you enough!!  I'll post again when I have the next and last set of bears available in the fall.

Love and Hugs,
Cheryl


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Get a FREE Easy Baby Bunny Pattern Just in Time for Easter and Spring!

As a little "Thank You" gift to people who become Bingle Bear Members, I'm sharing the JOY and giving my newest Bingle Bear pattern for FREE just in time for Easter and Spring! 
 
I sell the Easy Baby Bunny Pattern in my Etsy shop for $12, but to you, it's completely free by clicking HERE! 
 
http://eepurl.com/cVh3o


No catches.  No gimmicks.  Just simply, "Thank you so very, very much for becoming a Bingle Bears' Member!"   You will find the link in the final "Welcome" email.   And feel free to save a copy to your computer for future reference.  Enjoy! 

I hope you love this pattern as much as I do!!  I'd love to see your finished Baby Bunny and to hear who becomes the lucky recipient!  And if you want to find out more details about the Easy Baby Bunny pattern or any of my other patterns visit my Etsy shop.

Please "Share the JOY" and let your friends know how they can get a free pattern, too!

Love and Hugs,
Cheryl

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two Brand New Patterns to Use Now

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223655375/mohair-stuffed-teddy-bear-pdf-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_2
Angela

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223655881/mohair-stuffed-teddy-bear-pdf-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1
Georgie


Finally!!  Yes, I FINALLY have some new patterns for you! Click on their photos to go to Etsy.  Angela and Georgie are the first two new Bingle Bears' patterns I've made in some time.   BUT now I'm on a ROLL! 

Two new SUPER-EASY patterns (a TEDDY and a BUNNY) will be ready by next week. 

And I just started a new jointed bunny pattern that will be released next week, too.

And for those of you who have asked, I really AM creating an in-depth pattern for you based on my award-winning Thaddeus and Isadora.  I'm even creating a little surprise for people who buy these patterns.  It's just going to take more time--a lot of new writing and a lot of new techniques.  It's also been a bit of a challenge to create patterns for such BIG bears.  I want to make it as easy for you as possible.  So hang in there with me--I am working on it!

In the meantime, check out Georgie's and Angela's patterns at Etsy by clicking HERE or on the photos.

Take super good care of yourself!
Love and Hugs,
Cheryl

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring Velvet Collection

Annette

Danton

Trixie

Carwyn


I'm THRILLED that my 4 new bears that debuted at the Hugglets BearFest today sold in the first couple of hours.  THANK YOU to my wonderful collectors!!  You are the BEST!

And if YOU like what you see and want to be among the ONLY ones to get previews of my upcoming bears, sign up on my NEWSLETTER--it's in the Right Sidebar.  Get one jump ahead.  That's right, only Bingle Bear Members get to see my bears BEFORE they are available!!

Take good care of yourself!
Love and Hugs,
Cheryl

P.S.  If you love these bears, share them on Pinterest with the Pin-It Button!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What's YOUR Question?

Have you ever noticed how many questions you are constantly asking yourself during the course of a day?  Take a moment.  Any questions quietly floating away as you look inside? 

Words completely shape and guide our lives.

We have to be very, VERY careful with the words we use.  The words we use to describe our lives.  To describe how we are feeling.  To describe how our day is going. 



And questions have the power to change our trajectory at the very moment we utter them.  We can be deep in sadness, asking "Why me?," and that can completely change by asking DIFFERENT questions.  "What is going well in my life?  What am I grateful for?"  Suddenly, light enters into our life -- we stand differently, a smile may cross our face, and we've started a different journey.

All day long, we are asking question after question.  But generally there is ONE question, one OVERARCHING question that governs our lives. 

One question that is core to our being. 

This is the question that feels like we will die if we can't answer it.  That's it--your overarching question that guides you in everything that you do and feel.  Mine used to be, "How can I help?" 

It worked for a long time, but, like every question, there is a darker side of it too--and I paid the price.  Let's think about it.  There are SOOOO many ways that people need help.  It's rather overwhelming when you think about it.  Food.  Shelter.  Feelings.  Safety.  People.  Animals.  Environment.  (The list goes on and on!  For the sake of our sanity, let's stop the list there.)

I think "my question" made me feel kind of crazy.  If I could help in one area of a person's life, there were still at least six other areas in their life that still needed help.  And that was just ONE person!  How was I supposed to COMPLETELY help.  And by focusing on helping others, I certainly wasn't focused on helping myself and taking care of my health.  I focused SO much on helping others, that I wore myself into the ground. 

Well, I'm slowly coming back.  I'm gaining health and wellness.  So what next? 

It's time to CHANGE MY QUESTION! 

Awareness is amazing.  When we are AWARE, that means we have power.  But if we continue down the same path without any awareness, without thinking, we are doomed to keep walking that path.

Awareness brings the power to change things. 

So I'm changing my question!  My new question is, "How can I spread JOY?!"  I can't spread joy, if I don't FEEL joy.  And I can't feel joy, if I don't have some measure of health and well-being.  So far, so good.  Like everything in life, it's an experiment.  I'm sure there will be a dark side.  But, for the time being, it feels like a very, very good question to guide my life.  I feel it deep in my bones.  (grin)

What's YOUR question?

I'd love to hear about it!  Make a comment below and let's talk about it and help each other on this path.

Love and Hugs,
Cheryl