Friday, December 31, 2010


Well, where has the time gone? A whole year has passed, and our neighbourhood, friends and family are gathering to ring in 2011 with fireworks, music and laughter - a fantastic combination for a good night!!!

I'm gearing up for a busy 2011 - have some custom orders to fulfil and then the first show for Nikkel Bears will be the 'Be My Valentine' online show organised by the wonderful Sandi Smith at Teddy Bears & Critters Australasia - I'll post the link here closer to the show in February.

After that show, I'm thrilled to announce that Nikkel Bears has been selected to participate in the Teddys Worldwide online 'Blooming Bear Show' in March 2011.

I've just signed up also for the 2011 Australian Creative Design Awards and online show in June 2011 - plenty to keep me busy, don't you think???

I'll put some more detailed information on each of the shows as they approach, but in the meantime - here's to a fantastic 2011 - I hope all of your dreams and wishes come true!!! Thanks so much for your support in 2010 - it means a lot to me!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Bear for 2010!!!

What a busy, busy month December has been!!! I've had quite a few commission orders to complete, as well as little Jingle (my TBACA swap bear for Susan Leigh who you met last post).

And so, here is my last bear for the year - the lovely HOPE, a 14" bear made from the most exquisite honey-coloured silky mohair, with matching trapunto style paws which I have airbrushed. Don't you just love her Christmas bauble? I'm really happy with the way this bear turned out - and hope her new mum loves her.

I'd also like to take this opportunity of wishing you, my followers, a joyful, relaxing (!!!) and peaceful festive season - don't eat or drink too much: or if you have to, then have fun doing it!!!

Until we meet again in 2011 .....