Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Two Decades Ago

Wow, these pictures of me and my bear Cyrano were taken 20 years ago! I can't believe it's been that long! I had been making my Crew members for about five years at that point. Cyrano was created from beautiful kid mohair and was named for his ample nose.

The last two weekends, my husband and I went driving in a new neighborhood and came upon a street called Dancing Bear Lane. I just love that name! Wouldn't it be perfect for a bear maker like me? Have you come across any fun street names? Do share!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Introducing Piccolino!

I'm delighted to introduce you to PiccolinoI created this sweet bear from three of my favorite Schulte mohairs in blond, red, and wedgwood blue. Piccolino stands about 14 and 1/4 inches (36.2 cm) tall.

UPDATE: Piccolino was adopted during the show!

Piccolino is my preview bear for the upcoming Teddies Worldwide online show. You can visit the site now to see all the preview bears and vote for your three favorites. If Piccolino is one of your favorite bears, he would love your vote.

New Avenue Crew will have five bears available for adoption during the online teddy bear show, which will be held on this website: Teddies WorldwideThe show starts Friday, March 17, at 12 noon eastern (New York) time, and it runs through 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Because it's all online, you can even shop in your pajamas if you like!

I hope you have enjoyed meeting Piccolino!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Did you have a good weekend?

Looks like these bears did! :)

Photo credit: Bear Sanctuary, Prishtina, Kosovo

(As always, you can click on the photo to see it larger. Enjoy!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I'm so excited that New Avenue Crew will be participating in the ONLINE Teddies Worldwide Teddy Bear Extravaganza Show March 17-19, 2017.

I've been hard at work on my first two bears for the show, and I love them already! You'll be able to see preview pictures and vote for your favorite bears starting Friday, March 3. Then the show starts on Friday, March 17. I hope you will drop in and visit all the wonderful bears!

I have been part of two Teddies Worldwide shows before in November 2010 and March 2011. You might remember a couple of my bears from those shows. The little brown bear is Mullins, and the large light green and ivory bear is Sprout. They are both adopted.