I still can't believe it! I'm just in awe! I thought my family was going to have to scrape me OFF of the FLOOR when I found out that I won a 2011 TOBY Industry Choice Award for Livvy! Unbelievable!!
This was the FIRST time I had ever entered the TOBYs and I'm absolutely SHOCKED that Livvy won in the Small Artist Bear, Undressed Category. Just shocked! I've known for a couple of days now and I still can't believe it! Felicia Hymer (the Bear Scout who represents my work) emailed me early Sunday morning to tell me the good news--she attended the awards ceremony on Saturday evening in California.
I thought of telling you the good news on Sunday, but I just wanted to see the official list from "Teddy Bears and Friends" before I did. I know I was being overly cautious--but I still just couldn't believe it! There are a lot of different awards in the teddy bear world, but the TOBY awards are one of the most prestigious, if not THE most prestigious. So to win the first time I've ever tried just astounds me!
Well, I guess I have to say that 2011 is off to a pretty good start!!!
Heaps of Hugs,