Monday, November 10, 2008
Hunt Valley Teddy Bear Show
On November 2, I went to the Handmade Treasures Teddy Bear Show and Sale in Hunt Valley Maryland. The Christmas theme made this a wonderful show with a very festive atmosphere. It is put on by Teddy Bears on Vacation.I enjoyed meeting artists and collectors like I always do, and I sold all of my bears!
I was sick the week before the show and, as usual, I was making bears right up until the moment I left (actually I even sewed on the drive up)so I didn't get to create a preview here on my blog like I had hoped. But here is a REview in pictures!
First, here are a few close-ups I took while planning my table display.
I enjoyed making these traditional Teddies with a brand new pattern.
These Beatrix Potter inspired bunnies were among the first things to "hop" off my table.
The Little Drummer Boy was published in the December issue of Teddy Bear and Friends magazine.
My Dad was my assistant. He was great! He drove the whole way so I could finish the tiny bear for Polar Santa's toy bag, and he carried all the boxes. Everyone loved Dad's "costume"! Ha, Ha! My dad always looks like Santa!
Many of the artists did wear Chrsitmas themed costumes (I would have, but I was too busy getting bears finished!) Here is something you don't see every day...Christmas pirates!
Mystery author, John Lamb, and his wife Joyce dressed as Sugar Plums! John wanted to make it clear that while he was a Sugar Plum, he was not a fairy!!!
I was pleased to meet, in person, Jamie, a lovely collector who discovered my work on ebay. She adopted Little Drummer Boy.
All of my bears found homes but I didn't go home empty handed. I adopted this little darling from artist Donna Griffin! I was so happy to see Donna again. We met in 2005 at the TOBY Awards where we both won a TOBY Public's Choice Award! Donna has gone on to win a few more!
All in all it was a great show.