Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2010 TBAAF Awards - Winners Announced!!!!

Boy, what a fantastic surprise!

My angel bear Aurora has won 2nd place in her category Fantasy Bear/Animal in the 2010 TBAAF Awards (Teddy Bear Artists and Friends)!!!!

A big thanks to Lanie & Darren who put an enormous amount of work into this site and setting up these awards, and to everyone who took the time to vote - there were over 600 single entries, and some very wonderful pieces from very talented soft-sculpture artists worldwide!!!

Here's the link to the TBAAF website if you want to check out all of the winners!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Baby Granddaughter!

What an absolutely fabulous weekend we've just had ... our second precious little (!!!) granddaughter was born in the wee small hours of Saturday morning - presenting Miss Isabelle Grace!

Such a cuddly bundle of love, this little miss decided to 'stay indoors' a while longer than she should have, and was born at a whopping 10lb!!! Ouch!

Elder sister Mikaela (at 2.5 years old) has already given her the 'once over' inspection at the hospital (such a laugh) and thoroughly enjoyed her first cuddle.

Mum, baby (and Dad) are all doing well - my daughter Kel and Isabelle came home today. Kel says she's so glad to be home - nothing like your own bed!

Welcome to our family little one!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

URSA Awards - Time to Vote!!!!

Hi everyone! Well, it's the URSA AWARDS time again (how quickly does time pass by?? I can't believe it's been 12 months already!!!) Seems the older we get, the quicker time passes by ..... (but I'm not making any more comments on THAT here!!!)

Hope you can drop by to place your vote - there are stacks of awesome entries from some very talented artists worldwide, and I'm very proud to say that I have 3 bears in this years awards:

ODIE - CATEGORY 4 (Medium Outfitted Bears)

WANG CHUNG - CATEGORY 10 (Large Outfitted Bears)

and last but not least ...

The serene AURORA - CATEGORY 15(Far Out - Fairies, Angels, Mystical)

Here's the link to check them all out - http://www.bearsandbuds.com/URSA-2010/VotingBeginsinURSAAwards2010CompetitionbyBearsandBudsMagazine.asp

Good luck to all of the entrants - there's some really tough competition out there, and I'm honoured to be in such esteemed and talented company.

Thanks for dropping by .....