Monday, January 24, 2011

Bears, Bunnies, Shows, and Shops

Goodness gracioous!  So many things are in the works here at "Bingle Bear" Central.  I have two completely new designs on the table--one for a bear with a double head joint and one for a bunny (very appropriately, I started that on the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit). I'm really excited about and pleased with the direction my creations are taking. It's so nice to feel good about my bears again.  Unfortunately, I can't show you any photos of them or the other two bears I've already finished.  It's all has to be so hush-hush. Three bears will be available at the online Blooming Bear Show, March 12 and 13, so that's not TOO long to wait to see some new Bingle Bears.

But then more bears are going to have to be "under wraps" until June and then again in late August.  I can't believe it, but my scheduled has become VERY full.  I'm excited and honored to say that this year I'll be sending bears to Silly Bears, a fabulous bear shop in Scotland.  All the details will be ironed out later this week. 

However, I haven't known that I was going to commit to doing my first teddy bear show until this morning.  Yes, this August, I'm heading down to Binghamton, New York where I'm going to be participating in the Teddy Bear Artist Invitational (TBAI) where the TOBY People's Choice Awards will be presented this year.  I'm a bit nervous about doing my first show (especially due to my chronic illness), but Matt has assured me that he'll be there to help me out.  Goodness knows, he may be doing ALL the work since I may be passed out on the floor after making all of those teddy bears!

Wish me luck!
Cheryl

P.S.  I forgot to tell you that I've updated my website during the past week---www.binglebears.net .  I'd love to hear what you think.

17 comments:

  1. I'm so happy that I'll get to meet you in person at the TBAI show! It's a lot of fun and you'll LOVE IT!

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  2. I wish you all the very best of luck with all your exciting ventures. You have such amazing talent in what you do so it's really lovely to show others just how clever you are :-)
    I've just been over to your site and really love it....seeing all your little characters together is amazing.
    A x

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  3. Great news Cheryl, congratulations on your Toby nomination. Sure you will do very well at the Binghamton Show.

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  4. Congratulations on your well-earned success! Silly Bears - wow! A very posh bear shop indeed! :o)

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  5. Hi Cheryl,

    Your website is BEAUTIFUL.

    You are going to be a busy little bee this year. Just don't forget to BREATHE. Don't get overwhelmed when you look at your calendar. Go, hug your favorite bear and just think of all the fun and adventures that awaits you.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Joyce & The Bears

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  6. Sounds busy and very, very wonderful Cheryl :)So excited for you!

    Hugs, Doreen

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  7. How lovely to wake up to all of your sweet comments! They've all made me smile--it's such a nice way to begin the day.

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  8. Oooh, cool, I'm going to get to be in the same country as someof your bears? I'm definitely going up to Aberdeen some time this year (You'll have to understand it's a very cold and grey city, not really a tourist destination, I only normally go there for rowing events lol)

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  9. We must live in such a cold and grey city as well because Matt went there on business last fall and thought it was very lovely there! LOL!
    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  10. Congratulations Cheryl, I am so happy for you! Everything seems to go well!

    Hugs,
    Marion

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  11. Hi Cheryl,

    Congratulations with everything and am so happy for you!! :D

    I would like to pass on the Stylish Blogger Award to you from me: http://jennylovesbenny.blogspot.com/2011/01/thank-you.html

    Big Bear Hugs and Best Wishes,
    Jenny

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  12. Hi Jenny,
    Thank you so much for your congratulations and the blog award. I really appreciate them both!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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  13. Hi Cheryl,

    It sounds like you will be enjoying some new things this year. Yea for you! Good luck and I'll see you at TBAI!

    ~ginger

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  14. Good luck with everything, you will be great.
    x Sandi

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  15. Hi Cheryl,

    Just want to pass on the Stylish Blogger Award to you from me: www.waynestonbears.blogspot.com

    Congrats again on the award and your website is beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Wayne

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  16. I can't wait to see you at TBAI, Ginger!

    And thank you both so much, Sandi and Wayne! I'm very honored that you've given me a blog award, Wayne.

    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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