Actually, it's the day after Independence Day since it is so late. Happy anyway!
I thought I'd share a picture of my July decorating. My good friend, Marie is absolutely the best at creating themed displays with her bears. She has a different theme for each month of the year. I think she would find mine acceptable, though.
I thought it was cute. The only bear in the display that was made by me is on the top shelf on the left. Spencer doesn't seem to fit my current style for two reasons. First, I made him 13 years ago and second, I used a pattern I found in a Teddy magazine, not one of my own designs. He holds a special place in my heart because he was my classroom bear when I was teaching first grade. He has borrowed a sweater from one of Alex's Teddy Bears from Build a Bear Workshop. Joining him on the top shelf are Raggedy Ann and a patriotic Beanie Baby which was a gift from my brother. The next shelf has Cindy Anschutz's Gulliver,a Deb Canham bear in an Uncle Sam hat and a Cottage Collectibles Mary Holstad bear which I bought in Key West.
I finally finished the Little Floppies!!! After some air brush issues were resolved, they were completed! They are an open edition, but I give them new names each time beacuse of the different colors of fur and slight differences in airbrush markings. It seems to take forever when I work on several bears at once like this but I just love to see the Little Floppies in a group like that. I also wanted the collectors who have been waiting for these guys to have a choice.
Here they are!