Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Wishes

I would like to wish you all a safe and happy festive season with your loved ones - thanks to all of you who supported me during 2009.

Nikkel Bears is already gearing up for a big 2010 - first in the 'Be My Valentine' online show on the Teddy Bears & Critters Australasia website on February 14 and the Sydney Teddy Bear Fair on March 7 at Sydney Olympic Park. I'll post details of each closer to the dates, but I'm sure the dates will come quickly and be on us before we know it!

I don't have much time off work over the festive season (no rest for the wicked!) but will spent any spare time enjoying my family's company, lazy sunny, summer days at the beach, and of course, finishing off my bears for the shows!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

TBACA Christmas Bear Swap!

Introducing .... Bon Bon.

A little bear with lots of character made especially for Linda Down of Lombard Bears (www.lombardbears.com.au) as part of the Teddy Bears & Critters Australasia Christmas Bear Swap for 2009.

Bon Bon is a well-travelled little bloke - he started life as a beautiful lavender piece of hand-dyed and tipped wavy mohair in my suitcase when we recently holidayed in Thailand, and soon developed into his own unique personality. His eyes were handpainted in shades of blue to complement his fur, and I accessorised him with his own elephant locket which I purchased while in Thailand, and red Christmas bow (in keeping with the spirit of Christmas).

He has now travelled all the way back to Sydney with us, and then over to Western Australia where Linda lives - I'm so glad she loves him, just as I do.